Tag Archives: Art Deco

Cocktails In Connecticut

Here’s a little Connecticut cocktail history for you. At one time, Connecticut was arguably the largest producer of chromium-plated cocktail shakers in the country. Chase Brass and Copper Company of Waterbury was known as a maker of brass and copper fixtures, but the company figured out a new way forward in the 1930’s and that was Read more…

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Tour The Stunning Palace Theater In Waterbury

Theater Tours Get an all access pass to explore nine decades of onstage history and backstage mystique during the Palace Theater’s monthly guided venue tours. Each tour is approximately 90 minutes and is led by a specially trained group of engaging volunteers well-versed in the theater’s rich history, architectural design and entertaining anecdotal information. In Read more…

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Celebrate The Golden Age of Bridgeport

A huge round of applause for the folks that designed this beautiful invitation to this event to benefit The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport. The mission of The CCGB is to turn faith into action to provide programs that help people at risk meet their urgent needs. The event on October 10th, 2015 will Read more…

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Charles Santarpia~ Photo Realist Oil Painter

Do you know this place to the left? It’s The Anchor, and it was a landmark 1940’s restaurant in downtown New Haven, Connecticut. It looks like a photo doesn’t it, but it’s not, it’s an oil painting done by Charles Santarpia of Branford, Connecticut. Charles got laid off when the economy bottomed out in the Read more…

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In Five Years It Will Be The 20’s Again…So Let’s Dance! (Videos)

Well be still my heart…I love the 1920’s music and dance and elegance…so why not add a little of that past into the 2020’s? This whole article on DanceUs.org filled me with nostalgia of the past, why not bring back some of this music and dance? The jazz age… the swing fever… when dancing was dancing Read more…

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Oh “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

This is “art deco” adorable. It’s a new rendition to one of my favorite songs, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” It’s just released from Michael Buble’ and Idina Menzel. Two very talented voices. In the music video you will see two kids dancing and singing their way thru this song. Although popular during the holiday season, it Read more…

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It’s August At Annie Mame Boutique!

For the last two years I have had my little retail corner called “Annie Mame” inside Domestic Possessions off Route 1 in Madison, Connecticut. I’m among alot of little shop keepers. I love vintage and Connecticut and have cultivated all kinds of goodies to put in my shoppe. It is great fun, but being a small Read more…

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Warner Theatre, Here I Come!

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Sinatra Meets “Mad Men” Style

No kitsch here, instead real mid century everything in a place called Irwin Feld Design~Mid Century Antiques. Walking into this gallery full of right-up-my alley-kind-of style, you could imagine Frank Sinatra walking around on a “Mad Men” TV production set. By the way, Sinatra’s favorite color was orange, that wouldn’t be a problem to find Read more…

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Stunning Art Deco Warner Theatre

Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut, figure out a date and go see it. This is a 1,700 seat stunner, reminds me of Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Built in 1931 by Warner Brothers, it first opened as a movie palace. Some who have written about it thru the years called it “Connecticut’s Read more…

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