Oh Devil!

Oh, Devil! The deviled egg, in my opinion, is another one of those bastard dishes that gets a bad rap. The poor guy used to be so attractive, sexy, even. Often he was exotic and ladies just couldn’t live without him. And now, he’s the pot-bellied, balding uncle who drives an old, rusty Corvette, listening... Continue Reading →

Ho Jo’s: A Love Story

In the early to mid 1970’s, if you looked in the glove compartment of my grandmother’s car, you would find one of these: an official Howard Johnson’s Road Map. Howard Johnson’s was the "Landmark For Hungry Americans" and my favorite motel chain. My family traveled several times a year by car from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida... Continue Reading →

What To Wear, Pencil Skirts

Pencil Me In For One Of Those Nifty Skirts Love 'em or hate 'em, the Pencil Skirt holds a very special place in history. In my opinion, the Pencil Skirt is one of the most flattering skirts for any shape and figure, other than the circle skirt. As I always talk about in the Retrocentric... Continue Reading →

What To Wear, Lipstick

What is the most important accessory for a retro gal? It’s not her adorable basket purse or her fascinator, nor is it her cat-eye jeweled sunglasses. It's her red lipstick! My grandmother never left the house without her lipstick on. Oftentimes, when we had talked her into going and getting ice cream late at night,... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Tuna

What comes to mind when you hear the word "tuna?" Personally, I think it probably depends on your age. If you are in your 20’s, you may think of sushi right away, perhaps a nice piece of Nigiri. If you are in your 30’s and 40’s, chances are you think of tuna salad, either as... Continue Reading →

What To Wear – Foundation Garments

A little piece I wrote for Retrocentric... A few years ago when I was establishing Retrocentric here in Cincinnati, I started the What To Wear Wednesdays blog. It was so much fun to write about the different frocks of each era, to explain foundation garments, and to show off some of the pretty things in... Continue Reading →

Bye Bye TV Life

Almost two years ago we decided to dump cable in our house. I felt that we were watching too much TV and frankly I was sick of paying for shows that I didn't watch. We decided we could certainly live with Netflix and our Roku. A few months later I talked myself into getting an... Continue Reading →

For The Love of Corningware

Recently I was browsing through my favorite antique hot spot, and as I scanned the aisles looking for a few specific pieces, my eyes stopped on a Corningware dish that had the exact same pattern as one my mother had when I was a child. Now I have no interest in 1970’s or 80’s nostalgia.... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑