I have a very overactive mind, and sometimes it’s hard to slow down…especially when I am trying to go to sleep. As a result, I often pester my partner into playing word association games or something equally random, and last night I requested that he help me make an A-Z of decadent things.
“What do you mean? Like, foods.” He said. “Or people?”
I had to start off with a few of my own ideas, but I think on the whole we did quite well, let me know what you think. We ended up with a mixture of phrases, songs, books, films and superstars. Job well done, I fell asleep soon after.
A is for Art Deco – A style of visual art, responsible for the geometric patterns we know and love, if you’d like to read more click here.
B is for Boardwalk Empire –  One of the best shows I have seen that depicts the Prohibition and Scorsese produced it! A cinema lovers dream.
C is for Chanel – duh!
D is for Dean Martin – Ain’t That A Kick In the Head? 
E is for Ella Fitzgerald – Go and listen to all her music. All. Of. It.
F is for Flapper Girl – The bob haircut, the rouge lips, the beaded dresses. More than just a halloween costume.
G is for Gatsby – You say Leonardo Dicaprio, I say read the book.
H is for Highball Glass – Just waiting for a cocktail.
I is for Ingrid Bergman – Casablanca 
J is for Jane Russell – Half of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 
K is for King Kong 
L is for Lee Miller – I bought the book Age of Light by Whitney Scharer during my trip to Bordeaux and have recommended it to EVERYONE. Including you, reader.
M is for Marilyn Monroe – The other half of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 
N is for Negroni – A tasty Gin based cocktail originally from Florence, Italy.
O is for Orson Welles – HE WAS 25 WHEN HE MADE CITIZEN KANE . 25. I’m 25 (in two weeks) and I’m writing this list.
P is for Pin Up – The original poster girl! Marilyn Monroe.
Q is for Queen (See: Audrey Hepburn.) This one was hard to think of, but I think we can all agree Audrey is a queen.
R is for Rear Window –  Essential viewing from Mr Alfred Hitchcock.
S is for Sunset Boulevard –  Also essential viewing. “I’m going to be bigger than peanut butter!”
T is for Tinsel Town – Hollywood, baby.
U is for Un Chien Andalou –  We love surrealism here.
V is for Vile Bodies – Written by Evelyn Waugh  I would also recommend this!
W is for Warren Beatty – Okay, so we are moving forward a lot here – but the man made Bonnie and Clyde 
X is for Xerox – moving backwards again, the invention of photocopying, and the brand that bought it to light.
Y is for You Can’t Get Away With Murder –  Mr Humphrey Bogart.
Z is for Zelda Fitzgerald – The Mrs F Scott Fitzgerald. The original Flapper girl.
And there we have it, a list of random, decadent things. I hope you enjoyed it, learned some things and have some inspiration of what to watch or listen to next!
Until next time,
A Decadent Pea