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Borgnes Giramonti, pictured here in her living room, blogs about her travels, about the Liberty of London collection coming to Target, and about downloading the writings of the late Brit Lytton Strachey onto her iPad. Then there's the blog's namesake, Bloomsbury Group -- writers, artists and intellectuals who figure prominently in the posts. "I've always had a lifelong fascination with the group and how they devoted their lives to art, friendship, literature and a well-lived life," she says. "I'm trying to go back in the past, to Edwardian and Victorian times for the graciousness and civilized life. I'm exploring how to bring those forward so that we don't lose the elegance and simplicity of life." Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
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