Author Archives: splendidsummer

Best of Blog: Lipstick on Martinis

” I first blogged about Lois Long in October 2011. With her love for cocktails and wit, Lois Long reviewed speakeasies for The New Yorker. She signed her articles “Lipstick” and defined 1920s Flapper style. She would famously show up … Continue reading

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MEWOW Top Five Cat Fashion Finds

This Hello Kitty style necklace gets so many compliments that I had to share it: The amazing part is it’s only $3.65 with shipping from Amazon. Just click on the image below to see it: These adorable cat ballet flats … Continue reading

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FREE Ebook: Franklin Loves Lucy August 16,17,18,19,20

You can download historical romance story, Franklin Loves Lucy, for free from August 16 through August 21. Here is the description from Amazon: Franklin Loves Lucy is the story of a relationship that began when Franklin Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary … Continue reading

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Best of Blog: Gatsby’s Mansion: Oheka Castle

Photos from OHEKA Castle posted with permission. I originally posted this in May 2013. Since The Great Gatsby is timeless, and summer always makes me think of The Great Gatsby, I wanted to share it again. “There was music from … Continue reading

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Luxury Train Travel 1920s Style

In Grace, Jack, and the magical cool cats’ next adventure, they experience private train travel in luxurious 1920s’ style. They travel from Texas to Coronado by train. At about 1:15 in the video below, you can see a 1928 private … Continue reading

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Mailbox Monday

I had some diverse non-fiction books land in my mailbox this Monday. This is the audiobook edition of one of the most unbelievable spy stories of all time. A high ranking CIA official trained his son to spy on the … Continue reading

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Falling Away (Falling Into You Book 4)

Here is the description from Amazon: “My name is Benjamin Dorsey. You know my mom and dad’s story. You know Kylie’s parents’ story. You even know Kylie’s story. You don’t know mine yet. You don’t know what a broken heart … Continue reading

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FREE Fancy Feast

Have you ever watched Fancy Feast’s Engagement Video? Warning: your heart may explode. And Fancy Feast will spoil your cat with a free sample of its delectable Purely Fancy Feast. Just click on “TRY IT NOW” on Fancy Feast’s website. … Continue reading

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The Cat Who Puts The Wit in Twitter: @CatFoodBreath

Definition of Renaissance man: “A person with many talents or areas of knowledge.” ¬†Definition of Renaissance cat: ¬†”A cat with many talents and areas of knowledge., i.e., @CatFoodBreath.” With nearly 50,000 followers, @CatFoodBreath, a self-proclaimed “17 pound Siamese cat with … Continue reading

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All Dogs Go To Kevin

Here is the description from Amazon: “You can’t always count on people, but you can always count on your dog. No one knows that better than veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang. With the help of three dogs, Jessica is buoyed through adolescence, … Continue reading

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