Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin by Marion Meade

Meade, Marion. (2004). Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. Doubleday; New York.  I first sought out the tale when I stumbled (purely by chance) across the work of Edna St. Vincent Millay – particularly her poem “A Few Figs From Thistles” (My candle burns at both ends/It will not last the night/…

A Hedonistic Package Deal in Niagara-on-the-Lake

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mother and I were lucky enough to get a package deal during our stay at the Queen’s Landing hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. After spending half the morning exploring the little boutique shops of the main street, we hopped into our car and toured to the three main destinations provided…