Country home - view into the garden

How to have a Victorian garden party (1899)

A Victorian garden party may extend from afternoon into evening, or it may be entirely an evening affair, in which case the lawn and shrubberies are lighted by Japanese lanterns cleverly put about the place.
See the rooms at the elegant old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel (1903)

The suite life: See the rooms at the elegant Waldorf-Astoria (1903)

New York City's old Waldorf-Astoria Hotel -- torn down in 1929 -- was a luxurious Victorian building that served overnight guests as much as Manhattan's social elite. Here, take a look inside the hotel rooms and suites, and see what accommodations would have looked like back in 1903!
The life of a society reporter

The life & times of a newspaper’s society reporter (1898)

A society reporter is expected to see 'spacious apartments,' 'profusions of stately cut flowers,' and 'rich family plate' - where in reality, a lilliputian parlor and dining room contain a few vases of flowers, and some highly respectable but unmistakably modern silver.
8 ways to enjoy old-fashioned eggnog

8 ways to enjoy old-fashioned eggnog

Egg nog is thought to be originally an American institution, especially popular in the southern states during the holiday season. Here are 8 old-fashioned eggnog recipes for you to try.
The marriage of TRH the Duke and Duchess of York, 6 July 1893

Wedding etiquette: An old-fashioned bridal procession (1893)

Get details of an old-fashioned Victorian bridal procession here! At the start, the wedding party, with the exception of the groom and his best man, assemble in the waiting rooms at the entrance to the church where the procession is formed.