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Gender Female
Occupation Lady of Leisure
Location Massachusetts, United States
Introduction Published author of two etiquette, style, and lifestyle books for 20-somethings, as well as several articles for nationally circulated home and garden magazines. Devotee of all things Deco. Attempting to live a gracious, elegant life in this ugly post-post modern world. (Some days are more successful than others.)
Interests Being nostalic for decades over long before my time, writing, needlework, collecting British Art Deco china, taking tea, croquet, Pimm's, gin & tonics, reading avidly, wooden tennis racquets, grass courts, and modest whites, the seaside.
Favorite Movies Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, High Society, The Thin Man, Pillow Talk, Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco, Dead Poets Society, Funny Face, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Shadow of a Doubt, North by Northwest, That Funny Feeling, The Music Man, A Place in The Sun, Meet Me In St. Louis, Throughly Modern Millie, Singin' in the Rain, 12 Angry Men, Mister Roberts, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Best Years of Our Lives, Mrs. Miniver, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, Suspicion, Rebecca, Top Hat, Swing Time, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, Gilda, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Big Sleep, Sabrina, My Man Godfrey, An Affair To Remember, Charade, Random Harvest
Favorite Music Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, 1920s and '30s jazz/dance bands, The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Bing Crosby, Michael Feinstein, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, Bunny Berigan, Gertrude Lawrence, Noel Coward, Al Bowlly, Ray Noble, Jo Stafford, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey, Johnny Mercer, Helen Forrest, Artie Shaw, Judy Garland, Elvis, Ricky Nelson
Favorite Books F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Dorothy Parker, Nancy Mitford, Daphne DuMaurier, Evelyn Waugh, Adolus Huxley, Sinclair Lewis, Ring Lardner, W. Somerset Maugham, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Naigo Marsh, Dorothy L. Sayers, Carolyn Keene (the non-existent authoress and chronicler of the adventures of my life-long heroine Nancy Drew. Original 1930s versions only please. Or at least the 1950s versions with the yellow spines, as a last resort.), Things You Need To be Told, More Things You Need to Be Told, The Etiquette Grrls, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain, P.G. Wodehouse

Whoops! Your tongue is now a magnet. Whatever will you use for silverware?

I don't believe that sterling silver is magnetic. So, not a problem. At least not with my flatware.