Showing posts from May, 2007

The Retro Picnic ... Jell-O Recipes, Hamburgers and of Course Picnic Attire

It's summer. It's hot. Time to take things slow. Picnic's, Bar-B-Q and parties. And, every good Retro Girl wants to make the perfect dish and present her perfect self. Here are a few things we came up with ... to help if you are stumped as to what "dish" to take and how to dress like a "dish." : ) Enjoy! You need a good hamburger to start with ... This sandwich (a copy cat of Shillito's Seven Hills Burger of the 1950s and 1960s; has been a topic on fellow columnist Marilyn Harris's radio show and one of her listeners posts this version on Web site.Seven Hills Bar-B-Q Sandwich
11/4 pounds ground beef 1/4 cup diced onion 1/8 cup diced green pepper 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard 1/2 tablespoon cider vinegar 3/4 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon sugar Salt and pepper, to taste
Brown ground beef over medium heat, stirring to break into small pieces, with onion and green pepper. Stir in mustard, vinegar, ketchup and sugar. Cook over low heat 30 minutes or until liquid redu…

Bernie Dexter ... Fashion Icon

Bernie Dexter... one of the most popular models for pinup clothing... I thought it might be nice to post her info online for those who don't know who she is (although that would be hard to believe : ) ) If you notice, she is modeling most of the items from our Get Go Retro Site. From her site:

Hi, my name is Bernie Dexter. I am a rockabilly girl who lives the rockabilly lifestyle. I have been modeling for about four years now & enjoying it very much! I draw my inspiration from the music I listen to & culture I surround myself in. One of my favorite performers from the 1950's is Johnny Burnette. I also draw inspiration from vintage girlie magazines & Exotique books that I have collected over the years. John Willie is my favorite exotique artist. I have also always been fascinated with starlets of the silver screen 50s burlesque! When I was a child, I used to tell my mom I wanted to be a movie star! Not the kind from today, but the kind from the glamorous 1940's…