Every Day Vintage Style: Why You Need Netflix

Two weeks ago, The Mister and I did something I vowed we wouldn’t: We got Netflix. When Netflix hit our shores in March, neither The Mister nor I saw the need nor did we have the desire to get Netflix. Call us silly or call us intuitive – we dodged a bullet with all the intarwebs slow-down that happened when everyone in Australia joined! – but we finally decided that we wanted to have more options at our fingertips and just like that, at the family dinner table whilst celebrating Rosh Hashanah, we subscribed to the joyous world of Netflix.

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Miss Pinup Australia 2015 Victorian State Final

Earlier in June, I went along to the Spiegeltent at Circus Oz to watch the Victorian/South Australian/Western Australian Miss Pinup Australia state final. Before you ask if I’m entering the 2016 contest, I’m still doing my research and figuring out if my physical incapacities will hinder my ability to compete, so the jury’s still out on that one. There is so much preparation that goes into being a competitor in Miss Pinup Australia, and I really and truly tip my hat to each and every woman, and of course the men who compete in the Mr Pinup Australia titles.

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Special Edition: Ballarat Beat

A chance click a few weeks ago when looking at my favourite vintage and pin-up Facebook pages alerted me to the fact that the Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival was coming up. I had it in my head that Ballarat Beat was a little closer to Easter. Given that Easter moves every year I don’t know why I had that thought in my head. Never the less, Ballarat Beat was this weekend and we cleared our schedules to go! We stayed with my oldest friend and her partner: Rach and I have been friends for 26 years, we went to kinder and primary school together, and we also worked together in our final year of high school. Spending the weekend with Rach and Andrew was wonderful, all four of us are so busy the last time we saw each other was August 2014. Rach works for Ballarat Regional Tourism, and Ballarat Beat is one of her babies.

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So long and farewell: The Beatles’ last performance

Forty six years ago, on 30 January 1969, the world of live music became a lesser place as The Beatles called it a day on public performances. Their final performance wasn’t just any performance either – it was a rooftop concert atop Apple headquarters at 3 Savile Row, the Beatles’ own multimedia company. Though the group went on to record their final album Abbey Road, released 26 September 1969, they never performed live again, and later unofficially disbanded in November 1969.

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Australia Day Long Weekend

It’s a long weekend here in Australia as we recognise the settlement of white man back in 1788. For some it is a day of celebration, and for our native people it is a day of mixed emotions, with a great deal of Aborigines using the day to voice their sadness and disappointment at the failure to recognise Aboriginal people as the first settlers of Australia.

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A League of Their Own: Happy Birthday, Geena Davis.

Last night, I wrote a post about my love for Geena Davis’ film, A League of Their Own. I was pretty happy with it too, and then this morning when I woke up to make sure it had posted as scheduled (I’m still trying to figure out the best time to schedule a post), it had completely vanished! Cue a frantic me trying to find it, trying to figure out why tomorrow’s post has a movie still from ALOTO in the back-end preview, but not in the post itself. In the end, I just gave up and started again.

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My week in musicals: ‘Across the Universe’ and ‘Almost Famous’

I’ve always loved music. My parents have educated me incredibly well, though as a child and possibly even a teen I don’t think I’d have ever admitted that. I am ashamed to admit that I did fall victim to the music of the ’90s and ’00s as a teen, and that sometimes I do still enjoy a little dance around the house to a ’90s or ’00s tune here and there, but I know that my musical education will continue for a long time to come. This week, I’ve been transported to both the 1960s and 1970s thanks to the wonderful technology that is the colour motion picture. Two brilliant films both showcasing fabulous music from both decades.First up, The Mister and I saw out 2014 with the 2007 Julie Taymor film ‘Across the Universe’. Without giving too much away, ‘Across the Universe’ is set in 1960s Britain and America. Jude, a young man from Liverpool, takes a journey to America to find his father, who he believes is a professor at Princeton University. To say that he’s disappointed his father is the prestigious university’s maintenance man is a little bit of an understatement. Jude goes on to meet Princeton’s number 1 prat, Max, and his pals. There is college boy antics and wonderful music and I’m stopping there because I know I’ll end up divulging too much. It’s an extraordinary journey of a young man in a time of discovery, understanding, revolution and love (as I can only imagine life in the ’60s was), all to the music of The Beatles. The Mister and I also made a fairly important decision whilst watching the film too, but that’s something to keep under wraps.

All You Need Is Love.

Source: IMDB

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