My latest obsession…The Gilded Age on HBOMax!! Gahhhh!!!
I have always been a bit obsessed with the opulent lifestyle and mansions of the American titans of industry at the turn of the 20th Century. We visited the summer homes of the Rockefellers, Astors, Vanderbilts, Morgans and Carnegies a few years ago in Newport, RI.
We toured each home and were in awe of the wealth on display in these homes; each family trying to “one-up” the other with their lavish homes.
If you have never visited the mansions of Newport, I highly recommend it. Yes, the ridiculous amount of money spent on these homes is a bit bewildering, but in the early 1900s, it was a combination of high fashion and competition.
The HBOMax series is on Monday nights and the homes and fashion that are featured in the series just makes me a bit giddy. I could not be more excited for my Monday nights, now!