Woman’s Inconstancy

“I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon woman’s inconstancy. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman’s fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men.” Persuasion by Jane Austen

Uncertain Of My Fate

“I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father’s house this evening or never.” Persuasion by Jane Austen

Jane Austen Society of North America 2018 AGM Is Next Week!

Banner for the 2018 JASNA AGM

This year the Jane Austen Society of North America proudly presents their 2018 AGM which runs from September 28-30 and will be happening in Kansas City, MO. The theme this year is “Persuasion: 200 Years of Constancy and Hope” and since our Captain Wentworth was in the navy, the theme is also nautical influenced.

Registration opened on May 9 with the $275 early bird prices good until June 30 after which time the prices will increase to $325 until the event.

The weekend includes workshops, plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and an emporium. Events on  Saturday night will include British pub quiz, a banquet,  a ball as well as a game of whist. Visit here for a full schedule.

For more information, travel, hotels, and other events happening, please visit the AGM’s main page.

 

New Adaptation of Persuasion at JASNA Festival and Actors Theatre of Louisville This Weekend

Image for the JASNA Louisville 2018 Festival

If you’re looking for something to do while you’re in Louisville for the Jane Austen Festival this weekend,  may I suggest you catch a new adaptation “Persuasion” at the festival Friday night? This is  abridged version of the play and it starts 6PM and ends at 9PM. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased online or at the festival gates.

More information is available at the festival’s website.

The production will be repeated, unabridged, Saturday afternoon at 3:30PM at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Tickets are $20 in advance (online) and $25 at the door.

The play will be directed by Claire Moyer and is written by Sarah Rose Kearns. The cast will be  composed of both visiting and local Louisville actors,

 

Reminder: Jane Austen Society of North America 2018 AGM

Banner for the 2018 JASNA AGM

This year the Jane Austen Society of North America proudly presents their 2018 AGM which runs from September 28-30 and will be happening in Kansas City, MO. The theme this year is “Persuasion: 200 Years of Constancy and Hope” and since our Captain Wentworth was in the navy, the theme is also nautical influenced.

Registration opened on May 9 with the $275 early bird prices good until June 30 after which time the prices will increase to $325 until the event.

The weekend includes workshops, plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and an emporium. Events on  Saturday night will include British pub quiz, a banquet,  a ball as well as a game of whist. Visit here for a full schedule.

For more information, travel, hotels, and other events happening, please visit the AGM’s main page.

 

Jane Austen Society of North America 2018 AGM

Banner for the 2018 JASNA AGM

This year the Jane Austen Society of North America proudly presents their 2018 AGM which runs from September 28-30 and will be happening in Kansas City, MO. The theme this year is “Persuasion: 200 Years of Constancy and Hope” and since our Captain Wentworth was in the navy, the theme is also nautical influenced.

Registration opened on May 9 with the $275 early bird prices good until June 30 after which time the prices will increase to $325 until the event.

The weekend includes workshops, plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and an emporium. Events on  Saturday night will include British pub quiz, a banquet,  a ball as well as a game of whist. Visit here for a full schedule.

For more information, travel, hotels, and other events happening, please visit the AGM’s main page.

 

Smells like Jane Austen

Image of the perfume stick of Longbourn by Latherati Soap.

I am a big fan of perfumes, scented oils, candles, and anything else that smells good and has some kind of theme or idea attached to it. It should be no surprise, then, to discover there are quite a few perfumes, soaps, and oils that can help you feel like you’re a part of Austen’s world whether drawing from the Regency era or inspired by.

Below are some of the scents you can buy to get you in the Austen mood.

Pemberley: A Jane Austen Inspired Perfume by Immortal Perfumes ($30+)
The notes are rosewood, coriander, cedarwood, honeysuckle, hyacinth, peony, and vetiver. The scent is best described as sweet and floral.

Longbourn by Latherati Soap  ($12)
The scent is best described as sweet honeysuckle & tart lemon mellowed and warmed by amber, tonka bean and musk.

The Jane Austen Solid Perfume Palette by Latherati Soap ($16)
Six samples of the following scents:

  • Barton Cottage – rose, violet & lily of the valley sit on a bed of green ivy with fruity notes of juicy raspberry & sweet yellow pear grounded in patchouli, caramel, white vanilla and sandalwood
  • Hartfield – ripe strawberries mingle with orchid, jasmine, muguet & violet and a touch of plum, musk & vanilla
  • Longbourn – honeysuckle with green leafy grass notes smoothly blended with zesty lemon and herbal undertones immersed in tonka bean and musk
  • Mansfield – a cup of red clover tea marbled with sweet baby roses and earthy sandalwood
  • The Abbey – soothing lavender floating on a base of cedarwood, rosewood, cardamom, warm amber, vetiver and tonka bean.
  • The Cobb – marine, ozone & sea spray with whispers of jasmine, freesia, lily, citrus and wood grounded by the slightest hint of musk

Latherati Soap has an extensive collection of perfumes, lotions, bath salts, and soaps inspired by Austen.

Jane Austen Perfume Collection by Wicked Good Perfume  ($14.95)
Another sampler based on Austen’s six novels. Each perfume is paired with a quote from the book it is named after and is “Impeccably packaged in a commanding book cloth covered print.”
The scents are:

  • Sense & Sensibility – ‘Sense will always have attractions for me’ – Scented with earl grey, vanilla and lavender.
  • Pride & Prejudice – ‘Happiness of marriage is entirely a matter of chance’ – A mysterious blend of exotic, spicy pomegranate, wild bergamot, dewberry, iris, jasmine; followed by spicy notes of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, with base notes of precious woods and cedar.
  • Persuasion – ‘What is right to be done cannot be done too soon’ – Frankincense, myrrh, patchouli and warm, powdery sandalwood
  • Emma – ‘There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart’ – A delicate tea rose with nuances of green and powder.
  • Northanger Abbey – Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothing’ – Tea at the Abbey. Berry sorbet, vanilla and lemon ice infused with Kombucha tea create an addictively refreshing impression with an Asian twist.
  • Mansfield Park – ‘There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort’ – Top notes of pear and a hint of raspberry are blended with mid notes of osmanthus, vanilla, cinnamon, and clove, on a base of redwood, cedarwood, sandalwood, and light musk.

Mrs. Bennet’s Anxiety Balm by Little Bits(LBCC Historical) ($10)
Little Bits has an extensive collection of make-up and perfumes that replicate make-up from the Regency era or is inspired by Austen.

Elizabeth Bennet by The Little Book Eater
The notes are white tea, apricot, nutmeg, ginger, and gardenia. The scent is best described as sweet and floral. The Little Book Eater also has a few other scents available in the vein of Austen.

You can check out more scents at Etsy!

 

*Prices subject to change