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 dress believed to be the queen's. The dress is, you guessed, a product of Grand … Continue reading All the Links that Are Fit to Post

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 show me, is that the most incredible Marie Antoinette cakery was yet unknown to me. … Continue reading Marie Antoinette Cakes That Will Blow your Mind

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 deceased monarch. 1. Fun site Paper Doll Hollywood features articles as as well, but you … Continue reading Free Stuff! Marie Antoinette Paper Dolls

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 I broke up more than a year ago (a mutual thing). After we split we … Continue reading In which a lady (repeatedly) sleeps with a man who is not her boyfriend

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

Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France by √Čvelyne 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 too many from Brits and Americans and that can skew a girl's perspectives. I also … Continue reading Book Review: Evelyne Lever’s Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France

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 hobby correcting people of that fact on the Twitter, so watch out). But that doesn't … Continue reading Let them eat cake! Marie-inspired cake decadence (and link roundup)

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 rose late. After drinking a cup of chocolate in bed, she went through her first, … Continue reading How a well-to-do woman spends her day