Netherfield Ball +200: The BBC is staging a re-creating an entire Regency ball – to mark the 200th anniversary of Pride And Prejudice.
I have always been enamored of the mannered domesticity in Miss Austen’s novels. In a 90-minute special, experts will re-stage the planning and rehearsals for an early 19th century ball, as well as looking back at the first-hand testimony of ball-goers of the time. It will end with an authentic recreation based of the ball at Netherfield, a turning point in the romance between Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy. Oh, please please! Someone invite me!
Kale Comes To Paris: An American woman, Kristin Beddard, recently launched a movement to bring what is often deemed the healthiest veggie in the world to her adoptive hometown, where it seems some Parisians believe that kale grows on trees.
Get Your Shit Together: The brainchild of Chanel Reynolds who lost her husband suddenly, the Get Your Shit Together website makes it easy to put your life, your data, your commitments, and your finances in one easy organized online place. I know I’m inspired. Just do it!
Home Made Chocolate Bars: One of my favorite chefs, David Lebovitz, has posted a tutorial on his blog for making simple, delicious chocolate bars at home. And also Chocolate-Covered Salted Peanut Caramel Cups!
Urban Hay Hooks: Erik at Root Simple asks, “Are hay hooks the new urban hipster accessory?”