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Burlesque, The Tease, and Cats Like Us

Posted Andrea P

What do you think of when you hear the word “burlesque”? I think of confident women (and men) using their bodies to express themselves and perform for enthralled audiences. Burlesque has been popular in America since the 1860s - that’s nearly 200 years of moving and shaking! https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bon-Ton_Burlesquers2.jpg One of my favorite parts of burlesque is the elaborate costumes the performers put together. Burlesque fashion has gone through many changes throughout the years, from loose robes and veils to petticoats and corsets. One of the enduring images of the Jazz Age is of Josephine Baker dancing in a banana skirt...

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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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Retro Cocktail Recipe : Bloody Rum Punch

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Cocktails

photo from pinterest Treat your guests to some delicious Bloody Rum Punch at your Halloween party this year! This very boozy punch is said to pack a whollop, so it might be best to play around with the measurements before serving. If you don't mind masked men hanging from your chandeliers or groovy ghoulies adorning their heads in lamp shades, then this punch will definitely 'wake the dead'.....so-to-speak. Ingredients: 1-750ml bottle of silver rum 1/2 bottle red wine 6 oz. lime juice 6 oz. triple sec 6 oz. simple syrup For garnish: 2 limes sliced in thin wheels 2 red...

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Everyday Is Halloween - Part 2

Posted Andrea P

Fall is here again and it brings with it chilly nights, sweaters, and everything pumpkin spiced. We all know what that means - HALLOWEEN IS NEARLY HERE! We’ve already talked about how much I love Halloween (I’m currently planning two costumes) but I thought I’d take a few minutes to show you the new Halloween stuff at Cats Like Us!   Graveyard Chic This outfit screams Halloween. Black and orange! Graveyard scenes on the skirt and purse! You could wear this around town or make this your costume!  Pictured: Trick or treat graveyard purse |  Haunted house dress | Orange satin hair bow | Orange bead...

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Dear Yesterdays Debut!

Posted Julie Ann Davis

At Cats Like Us we are always trying to bring you the best curated Retro Collection and this fall we have collaborated with Dear Yesterdays! Located just a hop, skip, and jump from Cats Like Us in Syracuse, NY, I discovered Dear Yesterdays at the Retro Ladies Day held by the Salt City Belles and Beaus. Jessica, the designer (and member of the Salt City Belles and Beaus) was vending her colorful handmade dresses, aprons, and bags. As an independent fashion designer, Jessica has been sewing since she was a little girl. I simply couldn't resist her dresses and ordered a custom made-to-fit dress. I was...

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