Thursday, May 16, 2013

Flapper at the party: Carrie


Fellow blogger, Carrie of In The Hammock, had had an earful from a Mrs. Grundy. She slips into Floyd's library to check out his shelves.

She comes across something that is just the cat's meow...

Bright Young Things:
A Modern Guide to the Roaring Twenties
by Alison Maloney

The essential primer to everything Roaring Twenties—hot jazz and hotter all-night dance halls, high society’s controversial exploits, Prohibition cocktails, opulent costume parties, and, of course, all the glittering trappings of the notorious flapper.

BRIGHT YOUNG THINGS invites you to step into to the unforgettable Jazz Age and try on its irresistible allure with sections on:

How to Be Bad: The Flapper Life: A bobbed hairdo, open-backed dresses, some local lingo, and the enticing influence of Coco Chanel is all a flapper needs to start on the road to decadence.

Entertaining Tips: A revival of scavenger hunts and costume party themes, along with the perfect jazz playlist for any dinner party or soirée, and the dance steps to go with it!

Vintage Cocktail Recipes: The Gin Rickey, French 75, the Mary Pickford, Bronx Cocktail, and more

Roaring Movies and Books: A list of must-see and must-reads for the true ’20s aficionado
Trendsetters of the Era: From Cecil Beaton’s shocking surrealist photos to Lillian Lorraine, the most celebrated dancer of the Ziegfeld Follies, an essential collection of “Who’s Who” of the 1920s


--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of publisher ~--

WIN a copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: May 31, 2013

TO DO: (2-parts)

1. ADD this book to your Goodreads Want To Read list.

Or on Shelfari if you prefer.

OR

Tweet about this giveaway.

2. TELL me what you did in comments.
AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)

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Contest has ended - winner is here

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* image source: for Flapper guest Carrie

_.oO0- Flappers at Floyd's schedule -0Oo._

16 comments:

  1. Oooh, yummy -- this sounds awesome! (Added it on GoodReads). I too love that dress!

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  2. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/fredalicious/status/335226883274858496

    and added to Goodreads shelf.

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  3. Thanks for the fun post! Added to GR :)

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I added it to my goodreads. This book sounds adorable! Thank you for this chance, Velvet! :D

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  5. The detail work on that dress is gorgeous, Carrie!

    This book sounds fab and fun for reference. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I posted on Shelfari and Tweeted.
    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

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  6. Added to Goodreads.

    Love the dress.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  7. I had to escape to the library!! :) How fun!

    I have to say that my dress looks with this book, I will have to carry it around the party!

    Thanks for having me :) And I want to enter the contest, too!

    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/in_the_hammock/status/336911595764609024

    And added the book on goodreads:
    http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/621165689

    Thank you!

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    1. I meant to say that my dress looks GREAT with this book :)

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  8. Added on GRs as Kristia Miltiadou and tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/MiltiadouK/status/339509302710652928
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    milkristia(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Love the dress - added on GR as susan meikle and tweeted - https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/340232940984356864

    meikleblog at gmail dot com

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  10. I added this book to "Want to Reas Shelf"

    Tweeted: http://t.co/GbYzfCX5Ks

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/carolsnotebook/status/340474168103546880

    carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

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