Category Archives: Beauty

Art Deco & Splendid Summer & Movies Contest

Art Deco, short for Art Decoratif, became celebrated during a 1925 Paris Exposition by combining Roaring Twenties glamour with daring geometric style.    Newly built Art Deco style theaters showcased elegant movies.    To celebrate Roaring Twenties Art Deco theaters, we’re having a … Continue reading

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Chanel No 5 — 1922 to Today

When I read about Harrods’ World of Chanel exhibit today,  first, I put it on my list of big events in London I’ll miss this year.  It runs for three weeks.   Then, I considered Chanel No. 5, launched in 1922, and probably the only … Continue reading

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Beautiful Tasha

                                                        Photo by Deb Houdek Rule Beautiful Tasha, the splendid cat who adorns Splendid Summer, left this planet on August 14, 2011.    Abandoned on a porch one December, weighing only a pound, and deaf, Tasha found her way to … Continue reading

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Top 5 Flappers

Bobbed hair, rouged knees,  beaded dresses and charisma, here’s a list of Top 5 Flappers: 5)  Louise Brooks aka Lulu for trending bobbed hair and evoking a lifetime of devotion from an early boyfriend, CBS founder William S. Paley. 4)  Josephine Baker for dancing the Charleston with … Continue reading

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