It was around the 1st of January when my retro bestie and I decided that we needed to travel more. Now you should know that I am anti-New Year’s Resolutions, but I am definitely pro-travel! Things evolved quickly from there and the excitement really started when we hit the ‘book now’ button. Destination: Cuba. Cuba appealed to us for many reasons. Most and foremost the retro look & feel. Especially when you’re already a huge retro fan living the retro life! Read more

Julio Olmedo and Alicia Alarcon - Gran Hotel
Gran Hotel snapshot

There are series that give binge-watching a new dimension. Gran Hotel (or Grand Hotel) definitely belongs in that category. Rewind to the beginning of March. I finished the retro serie Land Girls and was looking for another retro serie. So I started browsing and browsing. And browsing some more. Then a picture caught my eye.

It looked like vintage, so I was curious. Then I read the description. A guy goes undercover in a hotel to investigate the disappearance of his sister. Not the most exciting description, but I decided to give it a try. The first few minutes I had to get used to the fact that it was a Spanish serie and the serie started off slowly. But…I decided to give it a try. I wanted to watch two episodes to form my official opinion. Boy, was I wrong at the beginning. I was hooked after the second episode. Read more

Pinup retro fashion Oriental Spice and some Chocolate by Empire Elegance and Valerie Cash
Pinup retro fashion Oriental Spice and some Chocolate by Empire Elegance and Valerie Cash

I usually don’t really follow the tag hype in blogger land, but every now and then I make an exception. I saw this Christmas Tag popping up on some blogs and really liked the questions of this tag. So how does this Floriental meets Modern Vintage gal spend Christmas? Read along:

What’s your favourite Christmas movie?

I love Christmas movies that give me those nostalgic Christmas vibes. Somehow old (Christmas) movies give me more Christmas vibes than new ones. I have seen some pieces of “A wonderful life” (1946) with James Stewart and Donna Reed. This year it’s on my to-watch-list during Christmas. “A White Christmas” (1954), with Bing Crosby is also a great classic, especially since we won’t be getting a real-life white Christmas anytime soon ;-).

But…I am also a true 90s kid. And what was a 90s Christmas without Home Alone? Next to that, I have watched “The Grinch” several times. What’s not to love about that lovely green monster with his big mouth and little heart.

Bing Crosby A white Christmas movie 1954, Classic Christmas movie

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