New York City

Happy Birthday Delmonico’s!

Delmonico’s turned 180 years old this week, and its current incarnation turned up and turned out in style to celebrate the amazing milestone with Gilded Age celebrities, costumes, and food. Granted, one hundred and eighty years means that despite the grand restaurant being synonymous with the Gilded Age, it was founded well before the robber …

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Edwardian Promenade is 10!

There have been many times where I contemplated ending my maintenance of Edwardian Promenade, and a few times where I made moves to do so; however, I am extremely astonished and pleased to have met this milestone: a decade of blogging on Edwardian, Gilded Age, Belle Epoque, (anything between the 1880s and 1920s) history! I’ve …

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Prince of Wales Royalty

Waiting in the Wings

Today HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales turned sixty, thereby surpassing the term of his great-great grandfather Edward VII as heir to the British Crown by one year (incidentally, Charles is married to the great-granddaughter of Edward’s last mistress, Alice Keppel–how’s that for coming full circle). Like Bertie, Charles has weathered scandals regarding his personal …

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