Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Latest Issue of Elegant Letters (Issue 14) is out now

I was late a couple of days, but I'm pleased to let everyone know that the latest issue of "Elegant Letters" is out, and should be in your Inbox if you have subscribed.

If you don't know what it is, it is sort-of a personal letter I write to readers monthly on a 'lesson' on elegance. Sometimes I answer questions in emails I get regularly as I am unable to reply to all of them.

And yes, it is complimentary.

In this issue, I write about my research trip to Japan and Europe where I gathered more studies and materials for

Part of it includes researching museums, old libraries and bookshops and interviewing historians, professors and ex-royal staff. It sounds grand, but it really isn't. I'm just fortunate to be provided with these connections by great friends I've met along in life.

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Thanks again, hope all is well with you. - Eunice


  1. I just finished reading the Elegant Letters and would love more detail on the list of books you received.

  2. Due to privacy issues on the institution, I'm not allowed to give out that list, but I will be adding them to my references page. Please check this page regularly for updates.

  3. I just loved this issue of Elegant Letters. Your travels sound wonderful. I can't wait to hear about the things you have learned!

    I can imagine at times the pursuit of elegance and refinement may seem somewhat time consuming and as you said, you wonder if it's worth it, however I have to believe that that it's not only worth it, it's absolutely necessary.

    I agree with what you said about examples of elegance being in the past perhaps because times were simpler however I also view elegance today as a way to bring calm to a stressful life. For that reason, it's important. There is something particularly calming when you see elegance, whether it is how someone is dressed or an elegant room. Perhaps that is because elegance forces you to eliminate things that's are necessary therefore making it easier to focus on what's left.

  4. I'd like to recommend 'Pot-pourri From a Surrey Garden: The Classic Diary of a Victorian Lady.'

  5. Dear Dream Mom, thank you, your comments are always a delight and a source of encouragement. I'm planning several sections of the site based on the research material I gathered. I can't wait to sink my teeth in and write about it too. Thanks for your support!

  6. Thank you Lady Brett Ashley, I hope I get a chance to read it one day.