A Simple Revolutionary War-era Cocktail to Keep Your Fourth of July Historic

A Simple Revolutionary War-era Cocktail to Keep Your Fourth of July Historic

Happy Independence Day weekend! I hope you are celebrating life and liberty with your loved ones. While you are eating BBQ, jumping into lakes, and splashing in the hot sun, I hope you will drink a toast to the men & women who fought to give us our freedoms.

And I can't think of a better drink to do so than one steeped in Revolutionary War history.  

June! Month-in-Review served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

June! Month-in-Review served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Woof. Things are achieving record heat here in sunny SoCal.

I love this sentiment: 

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Famous Fragrances of Hollywood

Famous Fragrances of Hollywood

They can create a mood, make you feel sexy, or just simply make you happier with their scent.

There are a lot of natural perfumes trending now, and I am a fan — but if you want to channel Marilyn, or Audrey, you will have to go old school. Here’s a few to get you started…

7 Must-See Mother's Day Movies From Classic Hollywood

7 Must-See Mother's Day Movies From Classic Hollywood

Mother's Day is coming -- why not treat mom to a movie night? Settle in with a homemade dinner (courtesy of you) and watch one (or all!) of these heartwarming favorites? (Bonus hint: Looking for a recipe? Try this classic beef stew from Jean Harlow and make your Classic Hollywood themed night complete!)

The Perfume Embodiments of Mae West (oh, and Kim Kardashian)

The Perfume Embodiments of Mae West (oh, and Kim Kardashian)

Mae West refused to take ocean voyages — didn’t people remember what happened to the Titanic, she reportedly retorted when it was even suggested to her.

There was only one thing she feared even more fiercely — flying.

So when producers wanted her to travel to Paris for costume fittings in preparation for “Every Day’s a Holiday she said a firm no. But they had a problem — the designer was in Paris. How to fit dresses to a woman who refused to travel to the dressmaker’s shop?

A Few of Her Favorite Things: Doris Day

A Few of Her Favorite Things: Doris Day

Growing up, Pillow Talk was one of my all-time favorite classic films — but in recent years, I have gotten to know other Doris Day films, and my love for her has just grown and grown. From Hitchcock’s thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much to the light-hearted Please Don’t Eat the Daisies she just NEVER fails to charm.

9 Classic Hollywood "Spring" Movies to Check Off Your List this Month

9 Classic Hollywood "Spring" Movies to Check Off Your List this Month

Next week marks the official beginning of Spring, so I'm beginning a movie marathon all things flowers and bunnies related. I confess, many of the films below are completely new to me, so I am excited to discover them. Won't you join me on a little garden stroll through the Golden Age of Cinema?