Josephine

  • Josephine replied to the topic Alcoholic beverage in the forum General Discussion 5 years ago

    Vanilla vodka lemon drops are pure heaven, but sidecars are a rather close second for me!

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    When I decided to move to the East coast, people told me that New Englanders were very harsh people. They were supposed to be mean, cranky, and not terribly helpful folks who were most likely hardened by even […]

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  • I’ve had an old soul for as long as I can remember. Little Women was my favorite book in middle school (and still is!), and I preferred listening to Diana Ross over N’Sync when I was little. Why? Um, good question. Maybe she’s born with it?

    In an effort to figure myself out, then, here are five reasons that I adore the fifties:

    1. The Style

    Circle skirts and curly bobs– if I could live in those every day, I certainly would! Women’s outfits seemed simple yet refined, very feminine but a touch sassy as well. And the men had style down too! I like the look of a nice, tailored, grey suit and tie because it seems to automatically confer a kind of authority and suavity to a man, and really, who wouldn’t at least give Gregory Peck a once over?

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    Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in Roman Holiday, released 1953. Paramount Pictures/Courtesy of Getty Images

    2. The Glitz

    Nothing screams Old Hollywood like Elizabeth Taylor, but she’s not the only starlet to lend the silver screen its shine. Grace Kelly, my dear Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe all defined a decade with their eternal sophistication.

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    Elizabeth Taylor, screen siren of the ’50s. From en.paperblog.com

    3. The Music

    One of my favorite places to go out to dinner as a little kid was Johnny Rocket’s, the pseudo-’50s diner in the mall by my house. I’d always go with a little change purse full of nickels so that I could feed the tabletop jukebox while I waited for my burger and fries and strawberry shake. The great thing about ’50s music is that it goes from Sinatra to Elvis to Nina Simone to the classic doo-wop-boppers we all associate with the era, and of course that’s not even a comprehensive list! (Here’s the top 100 according to NME, though).

    I can tell you now that despite all those greats, my first nickel always went to this one:

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    My favorite 50s jam– click through for the audio!

    4. The Cars

    All I’ve ever wanted in life is a ’55 red Mustang convertible.

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    The dream car!

    5. The Voices

    Have you ever watched an old movie and realized that they just seem to talk differently? I’ve always wondered why Grace Kelly sounds half British and totally elegant (in fact, I have a dear friend who’s taken it upon herself to sound like Grace– she might be onto something!) I suppose that mystery will be the next one to be unravelled here…stay tuned, kiddos!

  • Josephine posted an update 5 years ago

    Looking forward to exploring and contributing here at BlogJob!

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