Gatsby style: Embrace the lifestyle of “The Great Gatsby”

Live the Gatsby life - 1920s style

Obsessed with all-things Gatsby? Want to the live the life of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby? Keen to track down more about the book and film adaptations, and walk in the footsteps of F. Scott Fitzgerald? Then here’s our guide to the Gatsby trail

 

What to do

 

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Places to visit

  • Hire a car and visit the Gold Coast on Long Island, in search of the home in Great Neck where Gatsby lived with his wife Zelda Fitzgerald and started writing his classic American novel, and the houses which inspired him, including the original locations of Manhasset, Kings Point, Sandy Point, Great Neck, Locust Valley and Old Westbury.
  • The North Shore of the Gold Coast was once THE location for the private estates of Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Whitneys, Charles Pratt, J. P. Morgan, F. W. Woolworth, and Guggenheims. Read more about the Gold Coast mansions here.
  • Alternatives to Long Island: The 1920s charm is largely gone in the Gold Coast area, sadly replaced by Mobwives and Real Housewives – to tour grand homes from a similar time, it’s best to head to Newport, Rhode Island, where many of the houses are open to the public. You should also consider the Hudson Valley and Nantucket for big time, old monied homes.
  • Watch the polo at the Meadowbrook Polo Club, the oldest continuously operating polo club in the United States.

 

gatsby inspired interior design - 1920s art deco living room style

 

Where to stay

Long Island:

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Manhattan:

 

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What to drink and how to entertain

 

Ralph Lauren bamboo tray table - 1920s cocktails

 

What to wear

Both menswear and womenswear

Mostly men

Mostly women

 

Brooks Brothers The Great Gatsby Collection Ivory Linen Jacket

 

Host a grand event such as a 1920s-style wedding

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Caroline H.Paquet May 3, 2013 at 2:41 am #

    Katherine Gerber-Muir ca c une maison de parfaitosss

  2. Katherine Gerber-Muir May 3, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    CalavIiirrrr

  3. VeriDiva Mercy May 3, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    Posted on the VeriDiva Dream Board!

  4. Carol Ann Tucker May 3, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    thats my dream home !! thats my dream car !! in fact I am moving in there this weekend !! been saving up for years and at long last I am able to buy it :] HAPPY DAYS …………………

  5. Kristen May 17, 2013 at 4:42 pm #

    I live in Huntington ( within walking distance of Oheka Castle) on the North Shore/Gold Coast of Long Island and there are no mob wives here! You’re thinking of Staten Island or New Jersey.

  6. Georgina June 17, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    Beautiful house. Maybe one of the luxurious house in the world. Thanks! Great photo.

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