Cats Like Us Blog

Julie Ann's Vintage Closet Tour: The Lilly (....Pulitzer that is!)

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion Style

  About 15 years ago, WAY before all the Target hype about Lilly Pulitzer last year, I lived in a flat in downtown Buffalo, NY and my go-to fashion advisor was Lucky Magazine. They had a small feature article in the back of the magazine about this woman who worked at an orange juice stand in Palm Springs in the late 1950s. The women would spill a lot of juice on her clothes while working, so to hide the stains she made a shift dress printed with bright bold patterned fabric. Her name was Lilly Pulitzer. This story stuck with...

Read more →

Orange Drink: The Retro Un-Cola

Event date Food Lifestyle

While waiting for the Balboa dance lessons to end and the attendees of the Rhythm shuffle event to peruse our wares, I was chit chatting with my mom. She had come to help run our Cats Like Us table and she was telling me about a recent visit to a local dairy. Hoover's Dairy, located in Sandborne NY, about 20 miles from Buffalo, has a small store attached. While there, she was thirtsy and ordered an orange drink. She found it to be strangely familiar and after inquiring what it was, her suspicions were confirmed – it was Green Spot....

Read more →

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...

Read more →

Christian Dior in Toronto

Posted Julie Ann Davis

I always say I am lucky to live in Tonawanda ~ NOT because of the cold weather ~ but because it's so close to other metropolitan cities. Just this past Sunday a friend and I took a road trip to Toronto to the Royal Ontario Museum for the Christian Dior exhibition. While not as big as we had hoped, there was lots of vintage dress eye-candy for the casual viewer that I'm going to share with you. The pieces in this show were donated from Toronto's socialites or they were taken from the Royal Ontario Museum's permanent collection. The Christian...

Read more →

Kim Novak is a Cat!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Fashion

If you’ve never seen Bell, Book and Candle (1958) starring Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon and a beautiful cat named Pyewacket, you must see it now! A dear friend recommended it to me about ten years ago and I’m so glad they did because it’s definitely one of my top classic movies. I’m not one for romantic comedies, but this movie is light and entertaining, and also beautiful to watch. The chemistry between Stewart and Novak is undeniable, possibly because in the same year they starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo together. (Spoiler alert!)   In the movie Novak plays...

Read more →