Slideshow: Behind The Scenes

I love “The Great Gatsby.”  Ever since they announced there would be a Baz Luhrmann version of the movie coming out it sounds cliché to say you love “The Great Gatsby.”  I could just stop saying it, and stop saying how excited I am for the movie to be released in theaters May 10th, but I wrote an article for 425 magazine inspired by the book, the movie and the line of ridiculously amazing jewelry from Tiffany & Co.   I get to shout from the rooftops how much I adored the book and how excited I am for the new movie to come out.

It all started with a press preview of the Ziegfeld Collection (SEE SLIDESHOW) at Tiffany & Co.  {That’s a swanky way of saying I hung out with my public relations friends and tried on fancy jewelry}  As soon as they introduced me to the collection and we talked about the movie coming out soon, I knew I had to write a story about it – I mean, the parties in the book are legendary!

I spent weeks researching old cookbooks {a good excuse to buy some!} and menus online to find authentic food from the 1920’s.  After a few failed attempts at cooking lobster and oysters – I know you are feeling really sorry for my husband right now – I discovered some really simple recipes that are evocative of the era.  Easy enough for your next dinner party. See my spread here.

If you create your own Great Gatsby party, we’d love to see photos!  Please post them on 425 magazine’s facebook! We might just feature our favorites on our website.

Alexandra Hedin is a lifestyle and entertaining blogger who writes an article in every issue of 425 Magazine.  She can be found daily online at

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