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Trending: The Bar Cart

I’m baaaaaaaack! Took a little breather in January but I’m back and boy do we have some fun trending MCM info to discuss. Now, I try to be a positive and upbeat person, but I can’t help but point out when things seem to be getting a little silly. The typical “Mad Men” bar cart is everywhere. … Continue reading

It’s Beginning to Look (and sound) a Lot Like Christmas

Indeed, Christmas time is here. I’ve been busy stocking my Etsy shop full of Mid-Century Modern goods and gifts in anticipation of the holiday season, and it has kept me from my blog.  Still, I managed to get the house decorated, the tree up, and I can report that Christmas came early again this year. … Continue reading

Mod Shop – A Palm Springs Must See!

Last month, I had the pleasure of previewing Modernism Week (coming up in February 2014) and some of its offerings. Let me tell you, if you’re ever fortunate enough to get to visit Palm Springs, CA there is one place that you have to visit! Located at 1068 North Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs, … Continue reading

Modernism Week Preview

A couple of weekends ago, I was joined by my lovely mother in Palm Springs for a tour of Modernism Week. We had selected a walking tour featuring Modern Commercial Structures of Fashion and Finance. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and we found the tour to be both interesting and informative. The tour was … Continue reading

The Last Bookstore, the Best Mom

I have it on good authority that one of the most unusual and unique places to visit around Los Angeles (especially if you dig knowledge) is the Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. http://lastbookstorela.com/about/ Not only is the décor cool and funky, the prices on used books and records are unbeatable. The Last Bookstore is one of the few places … Continue reading

Boutique Showcase: Palm Springs, CA

If you’re lucky enough to get to Palm Springs, California, you can’t miss N. Palm Canyon Drive, in the heart of the city. The best part of Palm Springs for you Modernist junkies is that the city itself and it’s architecture is almost frozen in time. Palm Springs was built up in the 50’s and 60’s during … Continue reading

Palm Springs, CA – Mid-Century Modern Mecca

I thought I’d found my happy place…until I arrived in Palm Springs, California. There is no place on earth quite like it. Palm Springs has one of the largest concentrations of mid-century modern architecture anywhere. The yearly offered Modernism Week is a one-of-a-kind celebration of these beautiful buildings and homes. It’s remarkable to think that so … Continue reading

Modernism Week 2013

This week I’m excited to feature the mother of all mid-century modern extravaganzas, Modernism Week in Palm Springs, California. If you are able, I strongly suggest you head on down to where the other half partied all those years ago. Here’s an excerpt from modernismweek.com: “Modernism Week is an exciting 11-day celebration of mid-century modern … Continue reading

Can I have your Grandpa’s Style?

My favorite song right now and my sons as well…(the PG version of course) has to be Thrift Shop.  Just like in the song…I really do have your grandpa’s style. If only they had a song about Craigslist too. I’d be all over that. As I’ve written several times before, thrift shops and Craigslist are … Continue reading

Long Island Medium Need Not Apply

I have to share a couple weird/freaky/twilight zone experiences that have occurred recently where I felt like my grandmother Faye (to whom this blog is dedicated) has sent me a little “hello” from the heavens. This blog is about my fixation with MCM and personal home make-over first and foremost, but if you haven’t noticed, it’s about life too. I don’t profess to know … Continue reading


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