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 →

What to Wear Wednesday, Fashion Icons

This week's style icon is Louise Brooks. She was an American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut. Louise starred in seventeen silent films and eight sound films before retiring in 1935. Louise Brooks laughed when she was called an icon, refused to smile in photographs, claimed to hate Hollywood. It was even... 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 →

Drink Like A 1940’s Socialite

Ah, the Margarita, one of the most bastardized drinks on the planet. When you can find pre-mixed cocktails in plastic bottles, you know the drink is ruined. I am personally not a lover (or even liker) of tequila, honestly. My father used to call it "Ta-Kill-Ya," and for me, he was almost right. We all... Continue Reading →

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