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Sometimes you wonder why all of a sudden you're guzzling Dark 'n Stormys at every party you go to, or why all the 20-something baristas are wearing vests and have handlebar mustaches, or why you're curing your own chorizo. It's no accident. We're all are slaves to fashion. Here's the latest food mood -- and all the inspiration you'll need for your next dinner party, from tabletop to powder room.

Between Woody Allen’s latest film, Midnight in Paris, and the resurgence of spectator shoes and the Negroni cocktail, there’s a definite whiff of Lost Generation Chic in the air. We think it’s the cat’s pyjamas and the bee’s knees! - Martine, Food52 shop editor


Midnight in ParisNegroni SbagliatoDeanna Di Bene FascinatorIzola Apothecary Shower CurtainCapitol Skyline TypefaceClaus Porto Madrigal SoapThe ArtistEileen Gray Adjustable Table Jellies & Their Moulds

Top row: Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, in which Owen Wilson's character visits his favorite artistic and literary era; Frank Bruni's ode to the Negroni Sbagliato, (literally a "messed-up Negroni"), made with prosecco and invented in Italy around 1919; a Louise Brooks-inspired fascinator, a hair clip made with white peacock feathers and opalescent beads.

Middle row: An art deco shower curtain covered in period beauty appurtenances; Capitol Skyline, a Streamline Moderne font which contrasts open counters with elongated ascenders and descenders; Claus Porto’s Madrigal Soap, wrapped in a 1920s-inspired wallpaper print.


Bottom row: The Artist, a contemporary French silent film shot entirely in black-and-white; Eileen Gray’s classic Adjustable Table, inspired by Marcel Breuer’s experiments with tubular steel in the 1920s -- perfect for holding cocktails; in Jellies & Their Moulds, a popular Jazz Age dessert gets its due.