The Modern Salonnière

Saxon Henry (Author)


The Modern Salonni re is a collection of essays that combines Saxon Henry's passions of traveling, reading, and creative nonfiction. Locale by locale and book by book, Saxon brings the historical figures she has chosen as her subjects to life. Stroll through Paris while imagining the era when the Emperor Julian the Apostate ruled Lutetia, parts of which still stand at the Thermes de Cluny. Walk London's streets in search of the fin-de-si cle haunts where the Decadents were determined to turn convention on its ear. Trek to Croton-on-Hudson, New York, where Edna St-Vincent Millay summered with her avant-garde chums. Follow Peggy Guggenheim in Venice, Jim Morrison in Paris, Denys Finch-Hatton in Africa, Ottoline Morrell in Oxford, and Henry James in a string of Italian towns in Tuscany. These and many other characters who were inspiring enough that their stories continue to provoke curiosity people the narratives in The Modern Salonni re.

Product Details

Independently Published
Publish Date
December 15, 2019
5.0 X 0.53 X 8.0 inches | 0.56 pounds

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About the Author

Saxon Henry has written for a variety of national publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Interior Design, Robb Report, Traditional Home, Modernism Magazine, Home Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Woman's Day, Country Home, Latitudes and Coastal Living. She is a frequent contributor to the Home & Design section of The Miami Herald, Sandow Media's Luxe magazines, and the Florida Design publications. Henry is also a contributing editor to Modern Luxury's MIAMI and Manhattan magazines. Her European/Asian credits include Elle Décor (India), Residence Magazine (The Netherlands), Casamica (Italy), Style: Living (Singapore) and Architectural Digest in Austria and Germany. With one book to her credit, Big Home, Big Challenge: Design Solutions for Larger Spaces, a second book, Four Florida Moderns, will be released by W.W. Norton & Co. in December 2009. Henry's ezine,, surveys everything dynamic in the field of design. The journalist/author is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.