F Scott Fitzgerald

Au revoir to the Ritz, spirit home to the fashionable and famous

Au revoir to the Ritz, spirit home to the fashionable and famous

The Hotel Ritz in Paris is closing for renovations at the end of the month. In case you’re wondering which piece of property we’re referring to — the name is used liberally these days — we defer to history. It’s the hotel located in Place Vendôme. The one Coco Chanel called “ma maison” for nearly 40 years. Her atelier was on Rue Cambon, the street behind the famous square. And the Rococo-style manor — one of the major icons for such a period of design — so ingratiated itself to her residency that a rear lift was designed for a seamless commute between work and play.

Great Gatsby mansion to be razed

Great Gatsby mansion to be razed

This dilapidated 25-room mansion located in Sands Point, New York that helped inspire F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is scheduled to be razed and replaced with five $10 million mansions.