Friday, September 16, 2011

Let's Bring Back....

Written by Lesley M. M. Blume; a journalist and author of a column by the same name in the Huffington Post; "Let's Bring Back" is described as "An encyclopedia of forgotten-yet-delightful, chic, useful, curious and otherwise commendable things from times gone by".  This book is entertaining, informative and quite amusing at times as it reaches back over a century to include entries such as "white tennis balls at Wimbledon", "kewpie dolls" and "shoo fly pie" (there's even a recipe included).  Blume also includes entries from a host of designers, artists, journalists and style-makers such as Kate Spade (needlepoint belts a la my post earlier this week) and Jacqueline Kennedy's social secretary, Letitia Baldridge (party-leaving etiquette; who knew?).  The perfect gift for the lover of nostalgia in your can get it here:  Amazon.

....and while we are on the subject; one thing I'd like to bring back are these oldies but goodies:  Tretorns.  I think I'll try and start a kicks revolution by trading in my Converse and going old school with these.  I was happily surprised you can get them here:  Lands End Canvas

What's on your "Let's Bring Back" list?

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1 comment:

  1. Great book selection and love the Tretorns. I have not doubt that if you wear the Tretorns, it will indeed start a kicks revolution! Love them!


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