Ok, I'll admit I may be cheating a bit for letter H but I HAD to include this lady and the corresponding letters of her first and last name already had topics!! Alexandra Stoddard has been a lifestyle expert for decades and she is the very FIRST person I ever discovered who made learning manners and housekeeping elegant AND fun!
The letter H comes in from the lovely, most recent interview I found with Ms. Stoddard at [H]adley Court :). See? NOT cheating; innovating!
I got my first education in elegant and gracious living from Ms. Stoddard. I am forever indebted to her for instilling within my thirteen year old self the importance of writing letters and journal keeping and using REAL PEN AND PAPER to do both! I love blogging and the ease of writing on a computer; I also love the instant contact with friends via social media. But NOTHING will EVER take the place of a good, old fashioned letter. Because of Alexandra Stoddard and her beautiful philosophy of life, I am a firm believer in the handwritten note and the old fashioned stamp and envelope way of delivering news.
If you've never heard of Alexandra Stoddard or come across any of her works, this interview at the Hadley Court website is a beautiful introduction to her lifestyle philosophy. She truly is a lovely soul who should be discovered and rediscovered by those who value a beautiful life.