The eighteenth century was an exciting time. Trade with China introduced the Western world to the beauty of silks and porcelain while the discovery of the new world brought further exotic foods and recipes to many a dining table. The dining room became the salon of choice to showcase a person’s taste and standing in society. Elaborate silver pieces, crystal glassware, delicately patterned china, and ostentatious food sculptures were all on offer. Diners could sit on intricately, carved mahogany chairs, surrounded by works of art in golden frames hung on a – newly-fashionable, wallpapered – walls. More was more.
Creating the first Guide around the concept of the dinner party will allow me to showcase many aspects of Georgian women’s life. I can cover recipes, fashion & makeup, interiors, and topics of conversation such as the political situation of the time or the latest society scandals. The magazine will feature real women in mock interviews and letters to the editor, actual advertisements from local business and food that was cooked and served in Irish homes.
The magazine will be filled with historical facts but as these facts will served in such beautiful manner with sides of humour and quirky dressings the reader will be happy to consume the lot.