Antique Lovers Dream-Arcadia, Florida

Just came back from a big swing dance event in Gulfport, Florida.  Because it’s a 3 1/2 hour drive for me across the middle of the state, my favorite town  to stop and take a break is Arcadia,  an antique shopper’s dream destination.  It’s about an hour east of the gulf coast’s Sarasota/Bradenton area.

If  you love hunting for antique and vintage treasures and you’re planning a Florida vacation, I strongly recommend a day trip to […]

By | 2015-01-04T11:50:34-04:00 October 9th, 2009|Travel|2 Comments

Encore-Vintage Clothing in Portland Maine

Just spent a couple of days in Portland, Maine, one of my favorite stops when in New England. A city full of character,with many historic buildings, a bustling waterfront with many great ethnic and gourmet restaurants, the most delectable fresh seafood and fabulously unique boutiques. Can’t forget to mention the amazing smell of the ocean here as well!

On the top of my list of stores to shop in when I visit […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:09:29-04:00 July 24th, 2009|Fashion, Travel|8 Comments

A Look at Tall Ships and Nautical Fashions

Well, I finally made my way down to Boston Harbor to see those magnificient classic sailing ships docked on the waterfront.  Boston is one of official ports of the Tall Ships Atlantic Challenge,  a regatta  that started  in Spain and will end up in Ireland.

Below are some shots I took. The rest are in my Tall Ships Sail Boston Photo Album.

The 185 foot Europa, from the Netherlands, docked at Rowes Wharf Marina […]

By | 2014-02-17T09:09:29-04:00 July 14th, 2009|Fashion, Travel|Comments Off on A Look at Tall Ships and Nautical Fashions

Upcoming Charles Whitaker Auction

The Charles Whitaker spring auction, to be held May 1st and 2nd, will include property from several museums and private collections.   Vintage clothing, furs,  purses, beaded evening bags, and textiles from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Anna Pakradooni, a Philadelphia designer and retailer,   several lots of vintage store display fixtures,  late 19th and early 20th century French swatch/sample books and over 150 antique hair combs are just a sampling of the merchandise to […]

By | 2015-01-04T11:50:35-04:00 March 15th, 2009|Events, Travel|1 Comment
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