Monday, November 22, 2010

What Is In A Name?

I keep getting asked the question, "Where did the name Boho Farm come from?"

The answer is....

I was reading a book called The Sweet Life In Paris, by David Lebovitz and in this book he was talking about the Bohemian Bourgeois and I was thinking to myself..."who are they" I googled the name and found out that the term was coined in 2000 by David Brooks  in his book Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There (2000) ISBN 0-684-85377-9.  In the book, Brooks describes the 1990's decendants of the yuppies, and for them it is not about the money, it is about doing what you love.  The more I read, the more I identified and not always in a good way.

Brooks states that the "Bougeoisies were the square, practical ones, defending tradition and middle class morality. Worked for corporations and lived in the suburbs and went to church."    He further states that "Bohemians were the city dwellers, free spirits, they were artists and intellectuals--the hippies and the beatnecks."

And this is my world somewhere between the two...

bour•geois  \  bu̇rzh-ˌwä  \  n.
: the broad spectrum between nobility and serfs

bo•he•mi•an  \  bō hē′mē ən  \  adj.
: informal and unconventional
This is where I get the name Boho Farm and Home, it comes from the out growth of my life journey so far.

Hope this answers your question!

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