By Darlene Alvarez, Photos Courtesy of Peterson Design This article originally appeared in the 2020 issue Roaring Twenties: An Encore With so much to celebrate, we take a look into the romantic backdrops of Southern California-based Paper Moon Shoppe, whose whimsical moons add a touch of magical glamour to every grand party they grace. Find… Read More To the Paper Moon and Back
By Darlene Alvarez, Features Editor There’s no doubt by now that you’ve seen and heard of the latest Netflix sensation, The Queen’s Gambit. At first glance, a seven-episode spread on chess doesn’t seem like it would be a thrill ride, or even enough to keep me awake. And I’m happy to say I couldn’t have… Read More The Queen’s Gambit is a Masterful Game in Storytelling
By Darlene Alvarez, Features Editor Photos via Google With Halloween just around the corner, we’re all looking for new ways to celebrate. For this quarantine-oween why not curl up with your favorite treat and one of these classic frights! House of Wax (1953) Set in an early 1900s NYC,a devastating fire destroys one mans beloved… Read More Halloween Classics to Watch Now
By Adolfo & Cat of Time 2 Swing Check out this exclusive look into the new series by Southern California-based dance duo Time 2 Swing, who’ve turned their hobby into a passionate lifestyle of choreography and dancing for various events and in media. See the third video of the Swing in Seconds series on their… Read More Swing in Seconds: An Insightful New Series to the Dance’s Origins
By Leticia Lopez Actors had dazzled movie theater goers with their performances, but at Ciro’s they impressed fellow costars and actors from other movie studios. Ciro’s nightclub was a hive buzzing with the kings and queens of the silver screen. The club’s history involves sparkling nights of entertainment, romance, and mobsters. A location where the… Read More See You at Ciro’s!
In these last few weeks, the days get quiet but there’s still plenty to inspire. For us, we couldn’t have found a better time to take up a new hobby as we find ourselves confined to the safety of our homes, and that hobby happened to be one of the most beautiful and productive! Embroidery… Read More Taking Up the Needle: Inspiration for Your Embroidery Art
By Darlene Alvarez, Features Editor With the launch of Disney+, us gals now have access to some of Disney’s classics! Let’s open the vault with my personal top six vintage favorites. The Mickey Mouse Club (1955) The original lineup aired on ABC immediately following American bandstand! Led by Jimmie Dodd, this variety show often encouraged… Read More The Vintage Guide to Disney Plus!
Photos Courtesy of Leah Nikolau Pastimes of a more gentler nature might seem more straightforward, easy, and relaxed, or at least to the minds of the Victorians. Gathering a few picked flowers into a keepsake book perhaps, or adding fine finishing touches to a few linens may feel like classic domesticated pleasures of another time… Read More The Best of Both Arts: See Leah Nikolaou Fuse Flower Pressing and Embroidery into Masterpieces
By Jodi Truglio I once had a teacher that told me that if you turn off the sound of a horror movie it won’t seem as scary anymore, granted I was a child of the 80’s and she was referring to the film Nightmare on Elm street. When you look at some of the best… Read More Enjoy Halloween Horrors with these Four Hollywood Hits
By Marjorie Magazine With every passing decade, it only seems that technology is making swift and unreal advances. We saw smartphones, self-driving cars, and social media emerge in just a little over 10 years, and yet, it’s not surprising that a blast from the past is making its move as the reigning champ– that is,… Read More Can’t Beat a Classic: Vinyl’s Comeback in the 21st Century