Oriental Spice and Some Chocolate | Vintage meets Present Lifestyle

The very relatable OMG I Am So Retro checklist

April 2, 2016 | Retro life | 4 comments

OMG I am So Retro checklist

For a typical OMG I Am So Retro person, the present times are fantastic. We are truly  living in the golden online era. I wasn’t born in the roaring twenties, the golden Hollywood 1950s, swinging sixties or floral 1970s. Thankfully for us modern vintage fanatics who were born a little too late, the current technology makes the good old times come alive again. Every now and then it occurs to me, that there is definitely a pattern in mentality when you’re a retro and Classic Hollywood fan nowadays. So I have created a little vintage & retro fan checklist. You know you’re a sucker for vintage & retro when…:


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Top 5 must-have lipsticks for every red lipstick addict


Top 5 must-have lipsticks for every red lipstick addict - Besame Cosmetics red velvet

Looking at my dressing table, I can see my red lipstick collection is always growing. I haven’t hit the 50 shades yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me if I actually will have 50 shades of red some day. The best part: I actually use them all on a weekly/daily base. I can imagine that people may wonder: Why would anyone need more than one shade of red lipstick. Aren’t they all the same, but just from various brands and obviously a different price category? Well, no. Let me explain to you why and read about my top 5 must-have lipsticks if you’re a red lipstick fan.


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Home is where the retro electronics are

March 10, 2016 | Retro Lifestyle | 1 comment

Home is where the retro electronics are - retro electronics surf4trends

As you know, I believe we are currently living in a great era. We can look back and pick out the positive things (and experiences) of previous eras, but we can also enjoy present luxuries. From music to fashion and from fashion to your home. As a very Vintage meets Present fan, I obviously do like modern technology and interior. On the other hand, I love it when a house has some retro aspects. You can do that for example with paintings, a very colorful retro interior and of course with retro lifestyle items.


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Hail, Caesar!

February 27, 2016 | Retro Lifestyle | 3 comments

Vintage glamour Hail Caesar review post

Have you ever had the feeling that you were somewhere and you were like: “This was a little strange, but at the same time pretty good”. Well, I had that feeling after I watched Hail, Caesar! in the cinema last weekend. I already heard some stories about the producers of the movie. They make slightly different movies. So, I went there without expectations. Before I watched the movie, I have seen some trailers and it delighted my vintage heart that this movie was shot in a Vintage meets Present setting. I mean, how can I not see this movie that is set in the Golden Era. So, here is a little personal review of the movie Hail, Caesar!


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When friendship met technology

February 23, 2016 | Personal vintage memories | 1 comment

When friendship met technology - Oriental Spice and some Chocolate vintage blog

A few nights ago I was thinking about friendship in the present and back in the day. With back in the day, I mean for example the 1950s, but also the time I grew up (90’s/early 00’s). It’s interesting to see how things have changed so rapidly in the last couple of years, mainly because of technical innovations. I partly grew up in the oldskool 90s era and also the beginning of the current technology era. Once again you could say: I’ve seen the best of both worlds. These days you see a lot of (funny) viral movies and memes about the influence of the digital era on our social life. So have these digital innovations of the last years effected or influenced (my) friendships?


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