Christmas is a wonderful time for celebrating, dressing up for parties and just for fun. Have you ever dressed in the theme of Christmas to celebrate the occasion? I love Christmas as there are so many events where you can dress up to suit the theme. Dressing the part helps to captivate the festivities of… Continue reading Into the Groove
I recently hosted a 1950's style BBQ and invited some friends. Let me tell you how I went about preparing for my 1950s themed event! Image 1 Firstly, the dress code was 1950s style. This made for excellent themed photos and great memories! The men dressed in jeans with rockabilly shirts or t-shirts. They rocked… Continue reading You’re invited to a 1950’s BBQ!
If you have been wanting to replace your old oven mitt and hot pad then why not make your own! I am going to help you through an easy step by step guide to making an oven mitt and hot pad in your favourite retro fabric to suit your retro kitchen. It is an easy… Continue reading DIY Retro Oven Mitt and Hot Pad
In the early 1950's, ladies were required to wear gloves as etiquette and as part of fashion. They wore gloves that match their shoes or their outfit, while some ladies wore traditional white gloves. Fashionable ladies would wear striped gloves or patterned with matching scarves. Not only fashionable, gloves were also worn to warm hands.… Continue reading 1950’s Ladies Gloves
Last weekend Doughbox Diner held a 50s Halloween with staff & diners dressing up in scary Halloween outfits. Above: Doughbox Diner Instagram The diner was decorated extra special for Halloween and it had a special mix of 1950s Halloween music. The whole atmosphere was so enjoyable!! Each table also had spiderweb tablecloths. Above: the Diner's… Continue reading Spooky Celebration👻
In a Tongan life, families are paramount with each member playing a defined role. Women have a higher social standing with some authority over other male family members. They are a traditional culture and are enthusiastic about their traditions! This week I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a traditional Tongan wedding as my good… Continue reading Tongan Weddings
One of my favourite diners is Doughbox Diner at Enmore. It has a great 50s vibe. Image: Doughbox Diner's Facebook page Image: standing outside Doughbox Diner When you first arrive at your booth they bring you a jug of water & hot popcorn. The food here is delicious and I recommend trying the crepe cones.… Continue reading Retro Diners