I was so fortunate, dear hearts, to visit the Conciergerie this past May. The Conciergerie, you know was the former home to French kings in the 14th century. That is until they decamped for Versailles in the 1600s. Years passed and the massive space with its cavernous halls was turned into a prison that eventually … Continue reading Augmented Reality Helps You See Marie Antoinette’s Last Days Like Never Before
First off, you thought I wasn't coming back, weren't you? You thought I was teasing you, as I've done so many times before. Darlings, you know me so well. You weren't wrong to think such things. Anyway, it has come to my attention that Cake Opera Co., the makers of the most awe-inspiring Marie-inspired cakes … Continue reading This Cake Has a Working Chandelier
Darlings, I've been gone for so long. But gone in blogging, not gone in spirit, which is most important. You, my heart, have been with me at all times. I return for a very important reason. A Marie Antoinette-inspired bar OPENED IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. This is a real thing that happened. I come here to … Continue reading We Visit: Brooklyn’s Marie Antointette-Inspired Cocktail Bar
Marie Antoinette was taken to the scaffold today in 1793. She heard her sentence at 4 a.m. when the jurors filed into the hall. She was exhausted from a two-day trial accusing her of everything from espionage to incest. She was weak from uterine bleeding, little food and lack of sleep. She heard the verdict … Continue reading Marie Antoinette’s Last Day
Most Sundays, the most revered queen of France stops whatever she is doing to answer your questions on love and life. To ask your own question, email at firstname.lastname@example.org. My Queen, A friend of mine has some annoying habits. He belches loudly, wears wrinkled clothes and eats with his hands (spaghetti included). He's up for … Continue reading Advice from the queen: Don’t be that guy
For those needing a Cupcake Display upgrade, this Marie is a simple figure atop a tiered tray with doilies for skirts. From Ullabenulla. For more Marie Antoinette Party ideas, click here.
Modern Marie Art: Check out this fun Etsy Illustrator Leilani Joy (whose portfolio of fun fashion-y, anime inspired portraits are worth a look-see.) Prettiness at BHLDN The vintage-loving geniuses who brought you Anthropologie began a special occasion dress line (and wedding gown line) this spring. I am not planning a wedding, but love their dresses … Continue reading Pink Marie Art, Oklahoma Cupcake Bar and Vintage gowns