How to Smell Like a Regency Era Gentleman

How to Smell Like a Regency Era Gentleman

I fully admit to having a thing about the way my characters smell. I kinda get a bit obsessive about it. Maybe it’s because I can still recall which cologne each of my ex-boyfriends wore and, if I smell them today, the scent will bring back a distinct memory. And before you question that statement, I’m [...]

A Fashionable Georgian Address: Berkeley Square

A Fashionable Georgian Address: Berkeley Square

Since the Georgian era, Mayfair has been one of the most prestigious places to live in London.  And during the Georgian era, Berkeley Square was one of the most desirable addresses. Berkeley Square is actually an oblong garden that was, and is, surrounded by residential and commercial buildings. It's named after John Berkeley, the 1st Lord Berkeley of [...]

The Power of the Quizzing Glass

The quizzing glass or quizzer was a popular accessory during the Georgian and English Regency eras.  It consists of a single round, oval or oblong lens rimmed in gold, silver or pinchbeck.  Some of the handles are quite elaborate and might even have compartments containing such items as vinaigrettes or a lock of hair.  The [...]