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Canandaigua Road Trip (Day 2)

Posted Andrew Davis Lifestyle

Here is day 2 of our recent trip to Canandaigua (part 1 here). I highly recommend the area for a getaway! Breakfast at the B&B was a 2 course meal. To start we were presented with a fresh cut fruit salad that any polynesian flair restaurant would be proud of!   For the main dish was stuffed french toast, with bacon and fruit. It was as delicious as it looked -- what a great way to start the day! We only planned one thing for day 2 and that was to go to Sonnenberg Gardens, one of the few remaining...

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Retro Cocktail Recipe : The Shamrock-arita

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Cocktails

Holy yum! I almost drank the whole Shamrock-arita cocktail before I got to take a photo. I had to control myself! I'm a big fan of drinks that have melon liqueur and make that into margarita form equals bonus! Since St. Patrick's day is right around the corner and everyone is Irish on March 17th, feel free to make a few Shamrock-aritas....or a bucket full!   The Shamrock-arita Ingredients: 1 oz. Sauza Blue Gold Tequila 1/2 oz. Melon liqueur 2 oz. Lime juice 1 oz. Simple syrup Method: Combine ingredients into ice-filled cocktail shaker, shake and strain into an ice-filled...

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Barbie K: The Mermaid Lady

Posted Julie Ann Davis Behind the scenes Local

  What made you start recreating vintage plaster chalkware? The truth is I had searched some time for a reasonably priced set of vintage mermaids. Unfortunately I began my search right after the price of vintage chalkware went through the roof.  I remember one day at a local antique and flea market seeing a set at the end of a vendors table. Eager with anticipation I picked up the larger mermaid of the two and immediately fell in love with it. It was in good condition, the colors were neutral and the eyes were quite fetching. Then I found out...

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Dungaree Dolly : The Woman Behind The Handbags

Posted Meagan Kyla Hendrickson Behind the scenes

Who is Beth Dauria or 'Dolly' with her 'Rockin' bags built to last'? Well, she is the designer and creative business woman behind the handbag line Dungaree Dolly and dress line, Dolly Valentine. Miss Beth (you can call her Dolly) creates the bags and dresses from her own drafted patterns, some vintage inspiration, and her sewing skills to create wonderful and unique items for all us rockin' ladies! Dolly always strives for a perfect product, with her infectious smile, and over all sparkle, she puts all that magic into each of her creations. Every bag, dress and accessory is made with...

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How to Care for Hair Flowers and Bows

Posted Julie Ann Davis Hair Style

If you’re like me you tend to buy, make, and trade hair flowers and bows with girlfriends. They are a nice, retro inspired finishing touch to an outfit and look great on all hair lengths and textures--but how do you take care of them and store them? (How not to store them, thrown into a drawer!)   When you buy hair flowers or bows, even before you wear them, be sure to examine how they’re made. Some are better put together than others and depending on what they’re made from, you may want to add a little “TLC” of your...

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