Tristan shares his work and the details of his life, but he is never self-absorbed. He knows who he is, has a distinctive voice, and knows his readers. He has a mannerly old-world attitude that takes you back further than you've been alive and makes you feel charming and charmed. This guy is a writer, readers. I always feel a little jolt of joy when I see that he has a new post. I feel good when I visit his spot.
He gives the best tours of any blogger I know. I feel like I'm right there and he's whisking me from room to elegant room, showing me what he likes and doesn't like, loaning me a little bit of his impeccable taste. My very favorite posts are on Beverly's Pink Saturdays. He finds an amazing collection of pink items and then offers his elbow and escorts the reader through it with clever and insightful banter. He's always generous with photos, like a fine magazine. If you enjoy style, wit, and, as Tristan describes it, "the ghosts of sparkle and the rich dignity of decayed splendor," don't delay.Just in the past few days he has written two of my favorite posts. In the first, he takes us on a tour of silent film actress Colleen Moore's "nothing-short-of-incredible miniature fairy castle." Take the tour with Tristan in his Feeling a Bit Royal This Evening? In the second, The One and Only Original All New and Improved Real Pink Saturday Post, he takes us to the house across the street, describing the beauty of the building, pointing out the details, building suspense and excitement, only to dash us with disappointment equal to what he felt when he learned that inside the house is mistreated and drab, stripped of its most distinctive features.
Tristan Robin Blakeman, Enchanted Revelry
I feel good when I read this blog. I can't say it enough times. Afterward, I feel as though I've been to a fancy ball where I was extremely and charmingly welcome.
There's one more reason I like this blog, but I can't give Tristan credit for it. The rhythm of his language, the confident and confidential tone, the musical musings, remind me of my old friend Wells, and that makes me feel good too.
Don't let me forget that my original reason for writing this post was to tell you that Tristan is having a celebration of his 100th post. He's giving away a copy of Lisa Kettell's Altered Art Circus. I have a copy and, believe me, you'll page through it a hundred times, your mind whirling with ideas. Click on the bunny button and you'll be magically whisked to Enchanted Revelry, where Tristan lays out the rules of the game.
Congratulations on your one-hundreth blog post, Tristan.