Monthly Archives: July 2010

All the Links that Are Fit to Post

Your blog mistress stumbled upon the following this week and thought you’d like a look. A museum exhibit dedicated to Marie’s rumored love, the dashing Axel von Fersen, complete with his desk, burnt letters and all. A podcast about a … Continue reading

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Marie Antoinette Cakes That Will Blow your Mind

Last week, I posted a collection of Marie Antoinette-themed cakes I’d found on our grand Interweb, thinking that I’d provided for you, my dear reader, a well-curated selection. What I didn’t know, and needed Twitter friend Lily of Opulence to … Continue reading

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Free Stuff! Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls

I know what you’re thinking. You want free online paper dolls of Marie Antoinette but don’t know where to go. Fret no longer. Your humble blog mistress has found not just one but two online paper dolls of your favorite … Continue reading

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In which a lady (repeatedly) sleeps with a man who is not her boyfriend

A weekly series in which modern day ladies ask Marie Antoinette for advice on love, life and personal disaster. To send in your own quandary, email whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com to be answered next Sunday. Marie, My boyfriend and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Evelyne Lever’s Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France

Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France by Évelyne Lever My rating: 2 of 5 stars Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France (Paperback) by Evelyne Lever What I liked: I liked a history from a French perspective. I’d read … Continue reading

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Let them eat cake! Marie-inspired cake decadence (and link roundup)

Of course, our queen never uttered such an atrocity. The quote, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” was likely said by Marie Therese, the wife of Louis XIV, 100 years before her birth (your blog mistress has made something of a … Continue reading

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How a well-to-do woman spends her day

Your blog mistress was charmed by a description in Olivier Bernier’s The Eighteenth Century Woman about how a woman of wealth and connection filled the hours. The excerpt follows: Unless there was a court function, she had to attend, she … Continue reading

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A reader asks: He’s charming but cold — how do I win his heart?

In this Sunday series, readers ask Marie Antoinette for advice on love and life. To see your question in this space, write whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail.com. Dear Marie, I’m a teen, almost a young adult.  I’ve never been in love. It … Continue reading

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Let Marie Antoinette be your emotional Sherpa

Darlings: Have you ever experienced a problem, a quandary, and thought, “I wish I had a long-deceased French monarch to share her guidance and hard-won wisdom.” Finding no such match, were you forced to turn to Emily Post, Dear Abby … Continue reading

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How are you celebrating Bastille day? A holiday roundup

If you must know, your humble blog mistress is torn by Bastille day. On the one hand, it was a bitterly painful anniversary for her queen and the French monarchy. On the other hand, it’s one of the only days … Continue reading

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