F. Scott Fitzgerald

I went to a special tea party the other day. It was in honor of Eloise, that famous six-year-old resident of NYC's most famous hotel, The Plaza, and her favorite mostly companion (next to her Nanny, dog Weenie and turtle Skiperdee, of course): artist Hilary Knight, whose pen first sketched the little lady almost 60 years ago.

"Can’t repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can!" -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby This month’s release of a film version of The Great Gatsby sets thoughts turning to the 1920s, an era that saw NYC emerge as a major metropolis. The city abounds in ways to drink, dress and cavort like a flapper or a sheik–some direct tie-ins to the Baz Luhrmann movie, some not.

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