I review upscale restaurants and discuss food and travel. I focus mainly on Toronto, New York and Palm Beach, as well as on my own cooking.
I am a Gatsby-type character who really does live in a big French-style house just outside the city, Rather than spending all of my free time pondering the green light and the Daisy Buchanan-like girl I lost, I have decided to enjoy being a gourmet foodie, eating at the best restaurants, and sharing my experiences. I also write about books and publishing.
While Daisy is lost to me, the finest meals are not. I hope you enjoy my sense of humor and observations on life. Bon Appetit!
That is quite the cushion cut diamond on Daisy’s (Carey Mulligan’s) finger. Now of course this is the ring Tom gave her, and is unrelated to Gatsby.
I read that another blogger (from NYC - FashionFoieGras) went to the main Tiffany & Co. store on Fifth Avenue to ask about the ring. Here is her report:
Before we are introduced to Carey Mulligan’s character Daisy in the film, we meet her massive engagement ring first. I made a visit to Tiffany’s. We walked in and instead of heading for the engagement ring section of the counter, I went straight for a sales assistant. “Do you have The Great Gatsby engagement ring in stock by chance?” Asking such a question I knew what the answer would be. It’s a gem, a rarity, a ring so beautiful it demands it’s own team of security guards to follow it around town. That all being said, the answer I was given from the sales assistant was stunning. She took a moment to go to the back and ask the appropriate questions and returned with an image of the ring in a look book. As she flipped to the page and pointed out the beauty I had fallen for she stated, “the ring Carey Mulligan wore in the The Great Gatsby has a value of $3.9 million. Sadly, it has already been sold so is not available for sale.”
So when I was informed that the ring was a) $3.9 million dollars and b) already sold, I used the absolute correct expression in receiving this answer. I appeared to be greatly saddened because of course who wouldn’t want to wear a $3.9 million dollar diamond ring on their finger? Apparently someone in the world right now is doing just that.