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Milk And Honey Bath

Milk And Honey Bath

VAV!/February 4, 2014

Cleopatra, a sensual and wanton woman of mystery and intrigue, was a queen at 18 and ruled most of the entire eastern Mediterranean coast. As a calculating and shrewd leader, she enjoyed the love interests, liaisons and military alliances with the forbidden and the powerful including Roman leaders, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. She was a declared goddess who revealed her very mystique through a show of pageantry and guile.  Her life, in total, was epic.  Her powers of seduction and sultry exotic beauty were to be reckoned with.  

Despite power and riches, or in spite of these worldly treasures, Cleopatra killed herself on August 12, 30 B.C. The facts of her demise remain unclear....was it the famous asp that killed the queen, or a vial of poison?

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:50 )

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Mr. Bubble - Fun Inside The Tub

Mr. Bubble - Fun Inside The Tub

VAV!/March 1, 2013

Who remembers Mr. Bubble? The iconic effervescent bubblie bubble bath brand has grown up with several generations and been sold for over 50 years in the...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 November 2013 07:37 )

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Beauty and the Bath

Beauty and the Bath

VAV!/September 21, 2012

Craving bubble baths, salts, soaps, creams and more?  Find it all at 'Beauty and the Bath' located at 11 West Main Street in picturesque Wickf...

Beauty and Bath - Bath

The Bath - All About Relaxing

The Bath - All About Relaxing

VAV!/May 7, 2012

After a stressful day there are very few moments enjoyed such as a long, languishing, luxurious soak in a warm tub...the bath.   Bathing is the immers...

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 June 2014 05:51 )

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A Very Victorian Christmas From Margarita Bloom

A Very Victorian Christmas From Margarita Bloom
VAV!/December 1, 2011  By  Margarita Bloom

At our Magic & Mistletoe Collection it's all about cute as can be & sweet Victorian Christmas Beauty Potions like...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 December 2011 09:17 )

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Kotex - The First Successful Feminine Hygiene Product

Pictured above: Ad from Ladies' Home Journal 1940 via Duke Library/http://library.duke.edu/ VAV!/August 27, 2013 Hallelujah and HELLO!The first Kotex feminine hygiene products were made of celucotton, a material originally developed by Kimberly-Clark Corporation and used for surgical bandages during the First World War. Army nurses repurposed the ultra-absorbent bandages as menstrual pads and a  product was born!  Kimberly Clark then created the Cellucotton Products Company and launched Kotex  (K)Otton-like (TEX)ture! The initial  Kotex ads ran in 1921 in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Good Housekeeping magazine.  Readers of the Ladie's Home Journal were encouraged to call upon a Kimberly-Clark staff nurse, Ellen J. Buckland (also a brand ambassador), for advice and comments on the product.

 

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance

Pictured above:  Pebble Beach Concours dElegance VAV!/August 19, 2014 The first Pebble Beach Concours dElegance, recognized as the world's premier celebration of the automobile, was founded on November 5, 1950 in Pebble Beach, California in conjunction with the first Pebble Beach Road Race. The race was won by Phil Hill while driving a Jaguar XK120.  Best of Show at the Concours went to a 1950 Edwards R-26 Special Sport Roadster owned by its creator, Sterling Edwards. Only the most exquisite and rare automobiles are invited to appear on the legendary eighteenth fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links each year, and connoisseurs of art and technology congregate to see them.  Today, from a dynamic combination of early cars and the latest debuts, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance has something to offer every auto enthusiast.

 

Trinity Test - First Atomic-Bomb Explosion

Pictured above: Nuclear explosion, Trinity Test Site/New Mexico, July 16, 1945/LOC VAV!/August 16, 2014 On July 16, 1945, at 5:30 am,  the U.S. government detonated a plutonium-based nuclear weapon at an isolated corner on the Alamagordo Bombing Range known as the "Jornada del Muerto," or "Journey of Death," 210 miles south of Los Alamos, NM.  

 

Robin Williams

Pictured above:  Robin Williams/Courtesy of BagoGames/Flickr/https://flic.kr/p/opoyd9/Some Rights Reserved VAV!/August 11, 2014 Brilliant comedian and actor, Robin Williams (1951-2014), Oscar and Grammy winner who soared into fame after appearing as an alien from the planet Ork on the 1978 television series, Mork and Mindy, was found dead at his home in Tiburon, CA.  Latest evidence revealed his death to be a "suicide due to asphyxia," He was 63.   The comedian had been battling severe depression and was no stranger to a painful struggle with alcohol and cocaine addiction.  Williams won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Dr. Sean Maguire in the 1997's film "Good Will Hunting" and he was nominated for Best Actor for his roles as a deejay in 1987's "Good Morning, Vietnam," as a teacher in 1989's "Dead Poets Society" and in 1991's "The Fisher King." He also won a Grammy in 2003 for "Robin Williams - Live 2002." 

 

Hull Pottery

VAV!/August 7, 2014 During 1905, in Crooksville, OH, a legendary company was launched! The Hull Pottery, with Addis Emmet (A.E.) Hull at the helm, produced utilitarian stoneware, semi-porcelain dinnerware and decorative tile. Within a few short years, the Pottery enjoyed steady footing and a superb recognition for the ceramics they produced.

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