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Can’t Get Enough of the Big News? Here Are Some More Royal Reads!

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From now until the big day next spring, we look forward to all the updates on wedding details and invitation lists for the British royal family when Prince Harry Weds Meghan Markle! Because we’re obsessed with royalty (The Princess Diaries is a big subject of discussion in the office today), we thought we’d bring you a special list of books on royal families all over the world and some families whose names are like royalty. Learn about the royals of Monaco, Jordan, and more. Become immersed in the world of royalty… if only for a little while: Diana: Her True Story – in Her Own Words, Andrew Morton What list on royalty wouldn’t start out with Princess Diana? She captured the hearts and…

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Lisa Lieberman captures 1950s nostalgia and noir in All the Wrong Places

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What is it about the 1950s that captures our imaginations? In her first mystery novel, All the Wrong Places (Five Star, March 2015), Lisa Lieberman, an expert on postwar European history, takes inspiration from both the good and the bad of the 1950s: classic cinema and Grace Kelly’s glamour on one hand, and postwar reconstruction and McCarthyism on another. England, June 1953: our narrator, 19-year-old actress Cara Walden, and her half-brother Gray fled Hollywood two years ago. Cara had just given up her baby boy for adoption, while Gray decided that a homosexual screenwriter with Communist leanings would be better off abroad, away from McCarthy’s blacklist. Here in perpetually rainy, foggy London, Cara’s career takes unexpected turns: she fills in…

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Look marvelous on beach and boardwalk thanks to vintage vacation style

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July is upon us, which means it’s officially vacation season! Time to go sit on a beach in an adorable swimsuit, drink cocktails, and maybe invest in a floppy hat. Need some fashion inspiration this year? No one does beachwear like classic movies, especially vacation films. You know the ones – where Cary Grant is gallivanting around Europe with a perfectly-dressed starlet, or Gidget is on a beach somewhere rocking a retro two-piece while she pretends to balance on a surfboard. Here are four modern outfits inspired by classic vacation movies: Roman Holiday This movie is a classic for a reason – mostly because of Audrey Hepburn’s impeccable fashion. She looks so fresh, tailored and feminine in every scene, making…

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