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A Bucket of Blood and Popcorn if you Please!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Local

    Bucket of Blood Ok, back to the movies. This week they showed Bucket of Blood and The Corpse Grinders as a double feature along with trailers for quite a few Grindhouse classics. What is “Grindhouse” you might ask? Well in a nutshell Grindhouse movies are exploitation films. Whether it’s slasher films, soft core porn, martial arts, or a little of all of them combined, they usually have low budgets and odd plot lines with strong cult followings. Bucket of Blood (1959) directed by Roger Corman, shot in five days, in my mind, is an amazing film. It combines...

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The Weekender 2018

Posted Julie Ann Davis Lifestyle Local

This past weekend was so much fun and it's no wonder, I spent it with the Salt City Belles and beautiful retro and vintage styled ladies. I took a road trip to Syracuse, NY with some friends for The Weekender. What is The Weekender you might ask? Well it's an extended version of The Retro Ladies Day which I blogged about last year.  Friday night - I'm told - was a wild time spent at “The Speakeasy” with 1920s inspired fashion and drinks. I was still at work Friday night and drove out on the rainy Saturday morning with my...

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Behind The Scenes at Sweet Heart Pinup Studio

Posted Andrea P Behind the scenes Local

Here at Cats Like Us, we enjoy having in store events that feature fellow business owners, artists, and musicians from Western New York. This February 3rd 2018 from 11am to 3:30pm we will have Destiny from Sweet Heart Pin Up Studio (located just down the street from Cats Like Us) joining us again in-store to book sessions and answer questions for prospective clients. She's easy to recommend -- a real pro and sweet heart herself!  We sat down with Destiny to learn more about her life, what inspires her, and how she approaches photography.   How long have you been a...

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New Kids on the Retro Block: Welcome Pulp 716 Coffee and Comics!

Posted Andrea P Lifestyle Local

“Buffalo is experiencing a resurgence.” It’s been a hot topic in Western New York for the past few years. New restaurants, bars, and businesses are opening in the city and breathing new life into the area. What those in the know want you to know is that Buffalo isn’t the only area in WNY that’s experiencing a resurgence! The cities of Tonawanda in Erie County and North Tonawanda in Niagara County are also experiencing new growth. Tonawanda just unveiled its intermodal hub which will draw cyclists and other pedestrians to area. These new faces can look to the Retro Block...

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The First Annual Retro Ladies Day!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Lifestyle Local Style

On Saturday May 27, 2017 I was lucky enough to attend the 1st Annual Retro Ladies Day held by the Salt City Belles and Beaus at the Barnes Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse, NY. Only a two and a half hour drive from Buffalo, Destiny from Sweet Heart Pinup (just up the street from Cats Like Us) and I felt it was a no-brainer to attend. After all, it would give us an excuse to wear fancy vintage hats and gloves. There was even a complimentary glass of champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and a swag bag from the Salt City ladies included in...

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