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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 ( Wednesday, 08 October 2014 08:59 )

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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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Eyeliner History, How To And Eyeliner Tips

VAV!/October 14, 2014 Looking into history, as far back as ancient civilizations, eyeliner, makeup applied to enhance the eyes and give definition, is applied around the contours of the eyes.  Eyeliner has been worn by not only women but by men, as well. In 10,000 BC, Ancient Egyptians, both aristocracy and the lower classes, were adroit in their knowledge of cosmetics... used not only for aesthetics and  for protection from the harsh elements as well as protection from myths and cultural beliefs to include the 'evil eye'. The broad and heavily lined eyes, both upper and the lower rims, were lined using a small stick dipped into a paste made of mineral blends produced from a myriad of materials, including lead and copper ore to varieties of metallics and water.  From these elements, a paste was formed through a grinding process using a vessel known as a Kohl pot. The paste was then applied to the eyes.. In Ancient Egypt kohl, made from galena, a dark gray ore of lead, was kept in Kohl pots.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pictured above:  Martin Luther King VAV!/March 17, 2011 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968)  was a charismatic civil rights leader who fully joined the crusade for equal rights for all people in America during the mid 1950s.  He first came to national prominence as one of the leaders of the Alabama bus boycott in 1955.  In 1963, Dr King led a massive march on Washington DC where he delivered his now famous "I have a dream" speech. In 1964 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

Bill Haley And His Comets

VAV!/January, 10, 2012 Well, hello to William John Clifton Haley, rock and roll musician, born July 6th, 1925 in Michigan! Michigan was only the starting point for this rising star.  His Kentucky father and English mother soon moved the family to Boothwyn, near the town of Chester, Pennsylvania.  It was there William, 'Bill', grew up surrounded by music. His father played Banjo and his mother, who had been classically trained,  taught piano.  It seemed only natural that Bill would follow in the musical footsteps of his parents. No one, it's probable to say, could have predicted Haley's rise to stardom and the impact he would have everywhere in the years to follow. Haley made his inaugural performances about 1938 singing and playing guitar at variety shows. During his late teen years, Bill made his rounds at the amusements parks. He was given recognition in a popular radio show known as 'Cousin Lee's Band'. It was here that Haley sang, played his guitar and yodelled his way across the sound waves. During 1944, and the war torn era of World War II, Haley who suffered a blindness disability, was ineligible for draft. A disability that plagued him would ironically give him a break to replace a drafted member of the Downhomers'.  Here he would combine country and pop music. Bill left the 'Downhomers', at the age of 22 where he returned to Chester, PA as host of a local radio show, WPWA.

 

Carnegie Hall

Pictured above:  Carnegie Hall VAV!/October 12, 2014 The majestic history of the world class Carnegie Hall was launched in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It was the spring of 1887, and newlyweds Anndrew Carnegie and his wife Louise Whitfield were honeymooning to Scotland from New York. On board the ship was 25-year-old Walter Damrosch, conductor and musical director of the Symphony Society of New York and the Oratorio Society of New York, who was traveling to Europe for a summer of study. During the course of the voyage, the trio struck up a friendship and the newlyweds invited Damrosch to join them in Scotland. While in Scotland, Damrosch shared his dream of a new concert hall in New York City. With a keen interest in such an endeavor, Carnegie donated to the project and the idea of Carnegie Hall was set into motion and soon transformed into a reality.  Since then, the venerable concert hall has seen some of the world's greatest artists pass through its doors. Following his return to the United States, Carnegie established The Music Hall Company of New York, Ltd., purchasing parcels of land along Seventh Avenue between 56th and 57th streets, and he hired chief architect William Burnet Tuthill.  The location that Carnegie selected for the Music Hall was near Central Park. The plans for the Hall featured a rectangular six-storystructure, housing three performance spaces: the Main Hall, seating 2,800; the Recital Hall located below the Main Hall, seating 1,200 ; and, adjacent to the Main Hall, the 250-seat Chamber Music Hall.  Above the Chamber Music Hall were assembly rooms which for lectures, readings, and receptions,as well as chapter and lodge rooms for secret organizations.

 

EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

VAV!/October 10, 2014/Contributed by Bobby, the Blog Chef This recipe for eggnog French toast makes the perfect Christmas morning breakfast. Instead of using milk like you typically would when making French toast, this recipe uses eggnog. The eggnog is mixed with eggs, nutmeg and cinnamon to give this breakfast item a delicious flavor. You can use pretty much whatever type of bread you would prefer for this recipeā€”I used both Texas toast and a loaf of Italian bread. I actually think I preferred the Italian bread over the Texas toast. I cooked this French toast on a griddle but you can use a skillet as well. This eggnog French toast is easy to prepare and can be ready to serve in no time at all. Enjoy.

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