And the award for the Best Era goes to…

 

For some things one blogpost just isn’t enough. A while ago I explained to you where my vintage fascination came from. One fine day in my personal history (2 weeks ago), I was half-awake and scrolling through my facebook timeline with one eye open. (People who are smiling right now will understand). That morning, one picture about the 1950s gave me a wake-up call. The picture was taken from and old movie scene and had a caption like: “Why didn’t I grew up in the 1950s”. The discussion below the picture was actually quite interesting. Some people resented the statement and pointed out issues like racism, discrimination and the disadvantaged position of women. Although I obviously know how much these issues (unfortunately) were alive and kicking back in the day, I don’t agree with the comments. But…it got me thinking and led to this sequel of the origin of my vintage fascination v.s. the present.
If you think …

An ode to the HERE and NOW

June 11, 2014 | A laugh a day, Retro life | 0 comments

Today, I am having a little time out of the back-to-the-good old days thought. Sometimes it’s good to stand still, take a deep breath, count your blessings gadgets and think about all the luxuries and knowledge of the Here and Now. So I did. I compared the Here and Now to approximately ten years ago. And in my book that’s already a retro status. So here we go:
There weren’t a lot (online) vintage and retro fashion webshops as now. Can you imagine? What did all those vintage and retro lovers do? Were did they find those lovely feminine fashion items? This calls for an investigation.
Some years ago, I didn’t know that a little bit of red pepper and hot chocolate go very well together. Now I do. Which is very important if you want to take my blog title literally.
Nowadays I know exactly what I want (and I actually want …

Today’s special: Spicy quote soup

December 3, 2013 | Inspirational column | 0 comments

Today on the menu: Some homemade spicy quote soup to spice up your day or night.

A chance doesn’t always ring twice.An outspoken “NO” can be a hidden “YES” for something better.Close doors for those who aren’t worth it, open windows for those who make an effort.
About those thousands of people you’ll meet in your life: the ones who seduce your heart and mind are for keeps.

Keep that inner sparkle alive and kicking, even around those who like it dull. You never know when one might see the light.

When the heart starts to wander into the unknown, don’t forget to take the brains with you.


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