A queen asks “What advice can no modern Marie do without?

In this space your humble queen has fielded your questions about life and love and today turns the tables. Your majesty would like to hear the best advice you have ever gotten, that has stuck with you in some way, that you could share with our other fair readers. Maybe it's a hard won lesson … Continue reading A queen asks “What advice can no modern Marie do without?

Marie Antoinette gift guide Part Deux

Marie could not enjoy Black Friday because America was barely a nation in her day leaving no chance for a national holiday or coinciding retail extravaganza. This is a pity. Still, this is no reason to believe that Marie would not have enjoyed such an event or encouraged your own enjoyment -- provided your purchases … Continue reading Marie Antoinette gift guide Part Deux

For What Marie Antoinette Was Thankful

If you know about Marie Antoinette's last day you know that in her final hours she kept her poise, threw back her head and with the candle that was lent to her, wrote her family a last goodbye, addressing her sister-in-law. Marie was known for her honesty and in this last moment, with graceful efficiency, … Continue reading For What Marie Antoinette Was Thankful

A queen finds something to believe in

Oprah has retired her day-time talk show, but luckily Marie Antoinette is available to step in where the media mogul has left off, sharing sage advice on love, life and whatever your heart desires. Send her an email at whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail dot com to have your question answered Sundays. Madame my queen, I started … Continue reading A queen finds something to believe in

Cire Trudon: Candles and Modern Enlightenment

Did you know that Marie Antoinette's candlemaker is still going strong? Cire Trudon is proof that some trades do not go out of fashion or utility. It is one of the oldest candle makers in the world, founded in 1643, has lit royal balls, the Academy and even the last hours of King Louis XVI … Continue reading Cire Trudon: Candles and Modern Enlightenment

The Marie Antoinette Gift Guide

It's holiday time and no matter what you celebrate, it's nice to be remembered by the people you like best. It's also nice to receive fabulous things and I've collected a few for your review. This queen of the universe tee from Juicy Couture This Trousseau Apron from Anthropologie Or these awesome Ladies in Waiting … Continue reading The Marie Antoinette Gift Guide

WWMAD: A Queen expands her horizons

Each Sunday, Marie Antoinette (yes, that Marie Antoinette) runs a weekly advice column. She shares her hard-won wisdom on a plethora of topics including your own. If you have a problem, an etiquette issue or a question on anything at all, please send her an email at whatwouldmarieantoinettedo AT gmail DOT com. Dear Madame, I … Continue reading WWMAD: A Queen expands her horizons