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Jane Austen in my Christmas and New Year’s celebrations

It’s a brand new year, and Christmas was especially kind to me – with gifts coming from my girlfriend in the shape of a number of Jane Austen goodies. But the real treat was coming home for two weeks to Sydney, where my family, friends and partner live, and spending time with them. If there’s anything Jane Austen would want us to take from Pride and Prejudice (and you may have heard me harp on about it enough) it’s that family you have, and the family you also choose to make for yourself, is incredibly important.

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I got a number of gifts for Christmas from the Jane Austen Centre in Bath and I’m very much in love with them. The one I want to talk about now is the 365 days of Jane diary, seen in the picture below. Before we go any further… let me SQUEE over this wrapping – how beautiful is it! The whole thing was in the blue Jane Austen Centre bag, but it was carefully wrapped in ‘Jane Austen’ wrapping paper (you can just see it peeking out there from underneath the beautiful matching silk ribbon – with her handwriting name and the floral pattern and cameo). And then I opened it to reveal a number of beautiful gifts. Continue reading

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A “romantic” lifestyle inspired by Mr. Bingley

Sir Bingley is a unique online store.  Not only does its name come from Charles Bingley, one of our own lovable Pride and Prejudice gentleman, but it looks to re-create some of what the Regency era meant for us, in the 21st Century.  Filled with specials and cute “circle of friends” discounts, this store opens in two days- and I’m already excited.

 

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Darcy Paper

Pride and Prejudice can be inspiring for many different reasons.  For Eva Whitney, a 24 year old living in New York City, it was Mr. Darcy who inspired her new original stationery line Darcy Paper– a combination of classic and quirky designs to suit almost every taste and occasion.  Seriously these invites, cards and so on are just way too cute- I can’t take my eyes off of them.


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