4 Children, 3 dogs, 3 continents and everywhere a party…

Posted by Winifred on July 1st, 2014  •  No Comments »

We discussed with our mother the influx of Dutch tourists to Suriname once, and she remarked that she understood why they would find it attractive. Oen sab mek presirie, oen sab borie, oen sab libie.

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The Golden Age of Travel

Posted by Winifred on June 27th, 2014  •  No Comments »

Though we plead guilty to the sin of yoga attire for our air travel, we are nostalgic for the Golden Age of air travel, particularly in the 1950s and 60s. We love the idea of an in flight show of gloves, hats, heels and dresses and the sky high club aspect of an open bar and cigarettes.

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Adrian

Posted by Winifred on June 25th, 2014  •  No Comments »

We’re having such a time reading about the work of interior designer Tony Duquette, his tutelage under Elsie de Wolfe, his many clients in Old Hollywood and his work with the costume designer Adrian. When Adrian left MGM to open his own Beverly Hills salon, it was Tony Duquette he turned to to create the interiors, advertising and displays.

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Should TCM still show films with blackface?

Posted by Winifred on June 19th, 2014  •  No Comments »

As Mr. K has recently started to enjoy the work of William Powell, we thought we would introduce him to the series as well, inviting him to join us for Shadow of the Thin Man. It was mere seconds in when we lost him.

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Death and meaning…

Posted by Winifred on June 12th, 2014  •  No Comments »

Death has been much on our mind lately. Famirie Wikkeling has suffered much loss. There was Tante Olga, Neef Andro then Tante Joke, Nicht Cisca, Oom Charles and now Nicht Jennie. The deaths of our aunts and uncle made us reflect on the rich lives they had lived and loving children they have left behind.

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In love with Epoxy Resin….

Posted by Winifred on June 9th, 2014  •  No Comments »

We probably have harbored some desire to work with our hands since Demi Moore sat at the pottery wheel in Ghost. We have yet to sit at a wheel, but have had an experience or two with decorating something at a Color Me Mine.

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Opulent and Refined…

Posted by Winifred on June 6th, 2014  •  No Comments »

What else is the seductress to do

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But to bathe with Tuberose soaps

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By the flames of the red poison apple

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Then feast from gold lined plates

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Draping herself in diamonds, and

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Swaying in pom pom heels

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Images Via Lucky Scent, Enarche, BellaBoutique, Pinterest, DL & Co

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Dido Elizabeth Belle

Posted by Winifred on June 5th, 2014  •  No Comments »

We had waited patiently, knowing that what was in our minds would one day come to fruition. We had waited patiently for nowhere had we ever been portrayed in the way we know us to be.

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Our Steampunk Fantasy…

Posted by Winifred on June 4th, 2014  •  No Comments »

Though you may have uncovered it on our Pinterest boards, we have mostly kept our love for steampunk a secret.

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Reaching for the Moon…

Posted by Winifred on May 30th, 2014  •  No Comments »

For fans of design, we rather belatedly came across a lovely little treat in the way of the film, Reaching for the Moon, based on Carmen L. de Oliveira’s book Rare and Commonplaces Flowers. The film is about the life of American Poet Elizabeth Bishop, and specifically, the 15 years she spent in Brazil beginning in the 1950s.

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