Saturday, June 12, 2010

Simply Beautiful Beauty Treatment #4


This is a great exfoliator that softens your skin and gives you truly a lovely glow!


1/2 Cup of Coarse Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Of Sea Salt
1/2 Cup of Sweet Almond Oil Or Grapeseed oil

Combine all the ingredients together and add a few drops of Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemon Verbena Or Peppermint essential oil. (Optional). Seal in a glass jar with an airtight lid until ready to use.

Usage: Gently scrub all over your body and rise off in the shower with warm water and pat dry. Do not use soap afterwards or you will lose the moisturizing benefits of the oil. (Do not use if you have open cuts or scratches as the salt will irritate them!)


It must have been moonglow
way up in the blue,
it must have been moonglow
that led me straight to you.

I still hear you saying
`dear one, hold me fast`
and I start in praying
oh Lord, please let this last.

We seemed to float right through the air,
heavenly songs seem to come from everywhere.

And now when there`s moonglow
way up in the blue
I always remember
that moonglow gave me you.

- Written By Will Hudson, Eddie DeLange & Irving Mills


Elmer Calloway, Cab Calloway's Brother, is handsome a disease in this family??

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Check out the dapper styles of the 1920's SQUEAK!!

Did you know  than Jospehine Baker (Photo below) was the one that promoted Haute Couture in War impoverished France after WWII  reviving the industry and saved the house of Dior from financial ruin? Not bad for a woman who made a living wearing a skirt made of bananas!
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Many of these phrases are not used any more and it is a gas to talk in code with friends .
(Don't ameche and drive if you need to bunny, pull over!)

Alligator- swing fans or dancers

Ameche- to telephone

B.Y.T.- bright young thing

Bag- to shoot down a plane

Barouche- car, jalopy

Brainchild- someone’s creative idea

Bunny- to chat

Cast an eyeball- look around

City slicker- dandy from the city

Corny- unimportant, passé
Cozy- comfortable

Creep- despicable person

Darby- something good

Dead hoofer- poor dancer
Dig- like

Dillinger- fantastic

Drag a hoof- dancer

Drape- clothes, suit

Duchess- girl

Eager Beaver- enthusiastic helper

Fade- leave

Fifth avenue- high class

Frolic- dance

Frolic pad- nightclub

Fuddy-duddy- old-fashioned person

Gammin’-strutting, showing off

Ginned up- dressed up

Gobbledygook- double talk, long speech

Gone with the wind- run off (with money)

Got your boots on- understand what’s happening

Grandstand- to show off

Grotty- new but useless

Ground grippers- shoes

Have a ball- have a good time

Hep cats- swing music lovers, dancers (male)

Hep kittens- swing music lovers, dancers (female)

Hi-de-ho- hello

Hincty- snobby

Hopper- Lindy Hop dancer

Hoof- dance

In cahoots with- conspiring with

In the groove- very good

Jump- sing dance

Kicks- shoes

Lettuce- money

Niftic- good, sharp

Off-time jive-bad manners, incorrect

Old hat- out dated

Pass the buck- pass responsibility for

Pennies from heaven- easy money

Pulleys- suspenders

Rug cutters- dancers

Scene- situation

Smooth- good, agreeable

Stompers- shoes

Striders- trousers

Threads- clothes
Togged to the bricks- wearing best clothes

Friday, June 11, 2010


Take Flight with this sassy little drink

1 1/2 oz of Gin
Juice of 1 Lemon Stained of Seeds
1 Tbsp Maraschino Liqueur

In a cocktail shaker combine ingredients with cracked ice. Shake virgorusly and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


From En Vogue's 1993 album Funky Divas comes this great throwback retro inspired video.

Sunday, June 6, 2010