I recently had the opportunity to attend an exhibition on Frida Kahlo which was held at Barangaroo, Sydney. I learnt a great deal on Frida and thought I would share it with you! She had a very interesting story and was an incredible woman. Frida in Mexico Frida Kahlo was born on 6th July, 1907.… Continue reading Flower Crown
It’s Time for a Holiday!
Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan, and nicknamed Lady Day) was an American jazz, swing, blues and traditional pop music singer, active from the age of 15 until her passing at the tender age of 44. https://www.jazzwise.com/features/article/billie-holiday-the-highs-and-lows-of-lady-day Billie's vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrase and tempo. Billie was… Continue reading It’s Time for a Holiday!
Catch It While You Can
Below is the ultimate guide to finding a man from the 1950 and 60s.... Don't laugh, these were the guides that I found. And remember, these are (definitely) not my suggestions! "Age is no criteria when you want to attract a man. Let's face it, every healthy, well balanced woman wants to have a man… Continue reading Catch It While You Can
Give the gift of… VINTAGE
Do you have someone special in your life that when you step into their house, it feels like stepping back in time? Maybe they also dress like they are from another era.... and now you have the dilemma of choosing a gift for a special occasion. Are you completely dumbfounded as you have no idea… Continue reading Give the gift of… VINTAGE
A Little Lucite Luxury
The ultimate 1950s handbag was the lucite handbag. Though unpractical, due to its size and shape and often translucent exterior, it was produced in a wide range of colours and styles and was exquisite in its structure. When it was first produced it was expensive and only available for the elite, until cheaper versions were… Continue reading A Little Lucite Luxury
The Past Has Never Smelt So Sweet
Perfume or parfum is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds creating an agreeable scent. Perfume makers have been recorded throughout history as far back as BC times. We all have our own signature perfumes and they may have changed over time. "Leave a little sparkle wherever you go" - Kate Spade You… Continue reading The Past Has Never Smelt So Sweet
Swinging the Night Away
I had a wonderful time attempting to learn beginners Rock' n'Roll dance before we went into lockdown, with my daughter. We absolutely loved it! It was really the best fun. My daughter and I after our first dance lesson We attended Swingtime Dance School and we learnt so much. They were excellent teachers and cared… Continue reading Swinging the Night Away
One of my favourite places to shop is Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre. It can be found at 17 Bourke Road in Alexandria NSW. Wow 😳 what a fascinating place!! Mitchell Road Antique and Design Centre is a large warehouse full of different stalls of traders, hobbyists, collectors, stylists and dealers. You can spend… Continue reading Treasure Trove
It’s Extraordinaire…..It’s The Sydney Fair!
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the Sydney Fair. It is Sydney’s largest antique fair. It was full of art deco, vintage and 20th century pieces for sale from over 50 dealers. It was held at Randwick Racecourse in the Kensington Room. Standing alongside some of the fashion There were… Continue reading It’s Extraordinaire…..It’s The Sydney Fair!
This Blows My Mind ……
https://www.instyle.com/hair/history-hair-dryer?crlt.pid=camp.1cWzgieTX7P2#903006 Hairdryers are important... they play an essential role in a good haircut. A hairdryer takes the moisture out of your hair and creates a natural body and shape to your hairstyle. It is essential to own a good hairdryer in order to create less frizz and a good all-over style. A good hairdryer will… Continue reading This Blows My Mind ……
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