Miss Fisher Take 3


Miss Fisher came back for a 3rd season, and as always, she looked amazing while doing absolutely everything! The list included playing a mermaid, flying airplanes, and executing the latest judo moves while taking down the bad guys. I am including some of my favorite photos from this season. Most of these photos were posted by Jenny Marcheson on Pinterest if you would like to find more.

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I am happy to report that the mild flirtation between Miss Fisher and Inspector Jack Robinson has finally bloomed into a full-blown romance. I included some pictures of one of my favorite t.v. couples below.

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The indefatigable supporting cast for this series was also back. Our favorite lovebirds, Dot and Hugh, tied the knot, and I must admit that I shed a few tears.


I also included a few pictures of the ever cool Doctor Mack and the always vigilant Aunt Prudence.



A museum in Australia also held a special costume exhibition this year featuring the frocks, suits, hats, shoes, and accessories from the cast of the show. I wish I could have seen this wonderful exhibition in person, but at least there are some great photos on the internet.

Photos by The Daily Telegraph Australia

Photos courtesy of The Daily Telegraph in Australia


Photo by The Daily Telegraph Australia

Photo by The Daily Telegraph Australia

I also included a picture of the talented designer who made all of Phryne Fisher’s fabulousness a reality, Marion Boyce.

Photo by The Daily Telegraph Australia

Photo by The Daily Telegraph Australia

I am not entirely sure if there will be a season four, but I certainly will be the first in line if they bring back the honorable Miss Phryne Fisher. I hope you enjoyed these pictures. Have a wonderful weekend!

The Fascinating History of Chanel No. 5

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Over the Christmas break, I read Tilar J. Mazzeo’s engaging biography “The Secret of Chanel No. 5”. I am conducting research for my novel which includes a perfumer during the 1920s, so this book provided fantastic information about the industry and how Chanel No. 5 became a cultural icon of both the past and present. I wanted to share some of the fascinating facts I learned about this delectable perfume with all of you.

The heart of Coco Chanel’s style arises from her time spent at the orphanage called Aubazine in France, a Cistercian order which prized simplicity, cleanliness, and purity. The monks also used perfumes and ointments in prayers and rituals of purification. Although she was deeply unhappy there as a child, she carried it with her always because it was essentially her first home.

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Photo Courtesy of http://www.lefigaro.fr


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Concours d’Elegance 2014

I attended an antique car show over the summer which made me swoon and wish for a bygone era.  The cars were simply exquisite – the quality, craftsmanship, and style of these automobiles was impeccable.  It is a shame that nothing we own now will be around for future generations to admire – the cars produced now barely last ten years!

My favorite automobile was as big as a carriage, and looked like a carriage on the inside with its grey pinstriped material and burgundy accents.  If I could have chosen one car to ride in that afternoon, this would have been the one.




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