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Sweetheart Lingerie of World War II
Valentine’s Day is just around the bend, which means you’ve got a great excuse to indulge in some treat-yo-self extravagances (i.e. chocolate, fancy undies, more chocolate). First up on our shopping list? Some vintage WWII Sweetheart Lingerie. Yes that’s right, World War II lingerie… When Japan surrendered and the war was coming to an end,…

The Truth Behind the Pope’s Ruby Red Slippers
If the clothes make the man, then the shoes make the Pope – and more specifically, his ruby red shoes. The scarlet slippers have been reincarnated for thousands of years for his Holiness, and each pair has a story to tell… But before we delve into the Vatican’s shoe closet, we might note that the…

Meet the Walt Disney of Eastern Europe
For those whose taste in fairytales favours a darker touch, we’re traveling to the far reaches of Eastern Europe, and into the enchanting world of animator Jiří Trnka. The late Czech animator (whose name is pronounced “Yershy Trinka”) created nearly two-dozen films over his lifetime, from folksy gems like Grandfather Planted a Beet (1945) to the…

Ghosts of the Abandoned NY Black Yankees Stadium
The seats were probably never that comfortable; there were no backs to them for one thing. But the benches that looked down upon the playing fields of the old Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, New Jersey, were set in a beautiful Art Deco sporting arena, designed to look like a classical Coliseum with a capacity for up…

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The Little Paris Beekeeping School
Paris as you know, is like a jewel box, hiding endless little gems; another of which I’m going to share with you today, nestled in the iconic Jardin du Luxembourg. Begin by finding the south west entrance to the gardens on Rue d’Assas, near Hemingway’s old stomping grounds, and turn right into the fruit orchard…

Escape to Sarah Bernhardt’s Seaside Fortress
This weekend, let’s escape to the seaside paradise Brittany, France, to peak inside the 19th century fortress that belonged to the eccentric, inimitable Sarah Bernhardt. As an actor, she was truly one of the first global superstars, and it was her flair for blurring the lines between performance and reality that made her an international sensation.…
Back to the Borscht Belt: Exploring the Ruins of another Doomed Resort Hotel
The Borscht Belt in the Catskill Mountains was once one of the New York’s premiere holiday destinations. Named after the Eastern European soup, during its heyday the Borscht Belt boasted around 500 hundred hotels. Catering to mostly Jewish holiday makers, the so-called ‘Jewish Alps’ were filled with everything from grand hotels and resorts, to more…
He Spent 20 Years in the Desert Carving a Village of Dolls
Welcome to Possum Trot, California. Human population: 2. Doll population:
Remember when you could Mail Order an Entire House in a Giant DIY Kit?
Sears was once the largest and most powerful retailer in the United States of America before Walmart stole the title in 1989. It first began as a mail ordering catalog company in 1892, when they started peddling watches, then expanding into hardware, furniture and nearly anything else the American household could desire, focusing business in small…
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13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCLXX)

1. On the Set Jennifer Jones on the set of “Love is a Many Splendored Thing”.

2. For about thirty bucks a night … a little piece of paradise in the middle of the San Bernardo National Park in the ocean off the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

Before it was a hostel, the eco-hostel powered by solar power was a holiday home owned by a Colombian family.

The hostel can only be reached by boat and is a 2-hour ride from Cartagena.

One of the best and rarest features is that there is NO wifi.

More info found on Matador Network.

3. Where the “pirate accent” came from
Ask people to imitate a pirate, and they instinctually adopt the “pirate accent” immortalized in film and television… renowned for it’s strong “r” sound, as in “yarrr” and “arrrrr.”

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Messy Nessy Chic

Hungry for weekend conversation starters?

Grab a plate! We’ve got a real smorgasboard for you this week.

You’ll meet Napoleon Bonaparte’s living heir, and jump the fence of King Zog’s abandoned Long Island mansion.

If you’re feeling thrifty, take a look at what you could have done with all the broken appliances you’ve thrown out over the years, and be inspired by the guy who collects forgotten snapshots on the black market.

Last but not least, need a soundtrack for the weekend?Let me take you to Paris with my favourite playlist, made by yours truly.

Bon weekend!

Cabinet of Chic Curiosities

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13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCLXI)

1. A meteorologist who has spent the past 30 years living alone at a remote Arctic outpostVyacheslav Korotki, lives on the barents sea, in a century old wooden house that became a meteorological station in 1933, where he was sent by the russian state to measur…

2. A Fixer-Upper Grade II Listed Church for Sale

6. The One-Room Apartment by Cornelius Meyer (1689)

11. I’ve always wondered– how did women in wartime find the time to style their Hair like this?

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13 Things I Found on the Internet Today (Vol. CCLVII)

1. The Gentleman’s Surprise Chair circa 1888Found on Reddit. 2. A Belle Epoque French Villa is the most Expensive House For Sale in the WorldVilla Cedres is a 187 year old, 18000 square foot mansion being sold by the Italian drinks company Davide Campari-Milano for €350

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