Paris Flea Market Shopping: The Mad Men Edition
By Theadora Brack
Blame it on the return of springtime and the critically acclaimed “Mad Men” television series, but suddenly I’ve got a strong hankering for cocktails, vintage duds and heady scents, along with some good old-fashioned toe-tapping, finger snapping, bodice riffing jazz. For the love of swanky-panky, what would Don Draper do?
Slipping on my snug-as-a-bug Peggy Olson thinking cap, I’ve decide to celebrate Mad Men’s fifth coming with an old-fashioned slide show. As a nod to the glamorous advertising and packaging of days gone by, it features my recent swagnificent scores from the Paris flea markets. In case you can’t tell, I’ve a groovy kind of love for the classic French apéritif Suze and its undefinable taste!
In the wise words of Don Draper, “Nostalgia – its delicate, but potent. . . .it’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. . . . it takes us to a place where we ache to go again . . . it lets us travel the way a child travels – around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.”
Pinching from Draper again, “So live like there’s no tomorrow, just in case there isn’t one.” Mais oui, Mr. Draper! Zou, Bisou, Bisou! Hit the lights, Pete Campbell. We’re off to the puces!