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A Walk Among The Tombstones

A Walk Among The Tombstones

VAV!/October 23, 2014/Contributed by Stars in Her Eye

"A Walk Among the Tombstones" is classic paperback crime noir. Based on the Matthew Scudder series by Lawrence Block, the film blends several of the novels but focuses on the 1992 novel of the same ...

October 24 On This Day In History

October 24 On This Day In History

Pictured above: North Front, Pony Express Stables, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Mis...

October 25 On This Day In History

October 25 On This Day In History

Pictured above: A. Adams, From an Original Painting by Gilbert Stuart,Engraving, New ...

Houdini!

Houdini!

Pictured above: Harry Handcuff Houdini

VAV!/October 31, 2011

Now you see him...now you don't...

Black Thursday

Black Thursday

 

Pictured above: A crowd gathers outside the Stock Exchange after the crash. From an ...

 

Etsy - Smooth

Etsy - Smooth

Pictured above:  Etsy's Home Office

VAV!/March 14, 2014

Etsy is intent on bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more durable, and more fun! 

E...

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The November Man

The November Man

Pictured above:  Pierce Brosnan as Peter Devereaux, "The November Man"/ The November Man

VAV!/July 31, 2014

Code named 'The November Man'; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosn...

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Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

 

Pictured above:  Oscar de la Renta/Contributed by Screen Grab©

"I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops." - ...

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Tailgate Parties

Tailgate Parties

Pictured above:  Best Tailgate Party Ever, Spring Break, 2007, New Orleans /Photographer Jeffrey Schwartz / cc / Flickr

VAV!/September 28, 2014

It's the ultimate game day e...

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Sardi's Restaurant - Toast Of Broadway

Sardi's Restaurant - Toast Of Broadway

Pictured above: Window into Sardi's BarReflections of Shubert Theater/Photographer: Tom Dussault/February 24, 2011/ CC / Flickr

VAV!/September 20, 2014

The Broadway theatre wo...

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Bill Haley And His Comets

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 thi...

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EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

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 ...

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Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

 

Pictured above:  Oscar de la Renta/Contributed by Screen Grab©

"I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops." - ...

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Eyeliner History, How To And Eyeliner Tips

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 c...

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How To Create A Fairy Garden

How To Create A Fairy Garden

Pictured above:  Fairy Garden created by Ashcombes

VAV!/August 25, 2014

It's time to create a magical, mystical, miniature fairy garden. Make it a place where Fairies ...

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Teaching Your Dog Basic Commands

Teaching Your Dog Basic Commands

VAV!/September 18, 2014

The responsibility of dog ownership includes proper training and socialization of your pet.   Mastering basic obedience commands is vital. &nbs...

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Yard Sales, Garage Sales, Tag Sales, Moving Sales

Yard Sales, Garage Sales, Tag Sales,  Moving Sales

VAV!/May 14, 2014

The place to find  bargains or snag one of a kind treasures may be found at Yard Sales, aka Garage Sales, Tag Sales, or Moving Sales!  The...

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FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

Pictured above: "The radiance of a truly happy bride is so beautifying that even a plain girl is made pretty, and a pretty one, divine." / ETIQUETTE IN SOCIETY, IN BUS...

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Halloween

Halloween

Pictured above: The Haunted Lane/ c1889/LOC

VAV!/October 22, 2014

The black as night holiday, Halloween , is celebrated on October 31.   Otherwise known as Hallowe'e...

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A Walk Among The Tombstones

VAV!/October 23, 2014/Contributed by Stars in Her Eye "A Walk Among the Tombstones" is classic paperback crime noir. Based on the Matthew Scudder series by Lawrence Block, the film blends several of the novels but focuses on the 1992 novel of the same name. Scudder's story began back in the '70s as a paperback crime noir series that eventually caught on with fans and survived past what the author thought might be its' end. Matthew Scudder is a private eye who quits his job as a former New York Police Department (NYPD) officer after he accidentally killed a young girl while in pursuit of robbery suspects. A recovering alcoholic, Scudder does a "favor" for a local drug dealer whose wife has gone missing and soon finds out that it is so much more. It seems that a kidnapper killed the wife even before they had offered to exchange her for a ransom. Scudder was at first reluctant to get involved with the drug dealer, though the man is willing to pay. But, after doing some research, Scudder finds the wife was dismembered and cut into small pieces and he decides to get the bottom of the case. Meanwhile, he takes on a young protégé, Kenny Kristo, who needs a new life instead of one on the street.

 

Halloween

Pictured above: The Haunted Lane/ c1889/LOC VAV!/October 22, 2014 The black as night holiday, Halloween, is celebrated on October 31.  Otherwise known as Hallowe'en, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, Halloween is the time of year when children and adults dress as ghosts, scarecrows, vampires, princesses, or their favorite cartoon character and forage into the night, ringing doorbells and knocking on doors.  While visions of ghastly ghouls, witches, pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns and hobgoblins dance mysteriously before the celebrant's eyes, they sing out 'trick or treat' in anticipation of the candy that will most certainly fill the bags they carry. While trick or treaters comb the streets today, a succession of Halloween parades unfold elsewhere in cities and towns and Halloween parties take the night with the bobbing of apples and carving out of pumpkins by roaring bon fires! While today, Halloween is an evening of gaiety, that was not always so.  During the 19th century and a greater part of the 20th century, Halloween earned a bad rap as rogues of ne'er do wells and trouble makers roamed the countryside and city raising a not so welcome raucous. Merrymakers began dressing in imitation of evil spirits and ghastly creatures all while performing mischief making activities in exchange for food and drink...a practice called mumming. From this, trick or treating evolved.  For the greater part, the tricks were harmless, but others engaged in a more serious endeavor of vandalizing homes and businesses. As a result, it was not unusual to find a special police force put in place for the sole purpose of patrolling throughout the evening

 

Oscar de la Renta

  Pictured above:  Oscar de la Renta/Contributed by Screen Grab© "I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops." - Oscar de la Renta VAV!/October 20, 2014 One of the world's premier fashion designers and philantropists, Oscar de la Renta,  died at his home in Kent, CT on Monday, October 20, 2014. He was 82. De La Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Born on July 22, 1932, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oscar de la Renta was educated at the Academy of San Fernando, Madrid. His undeniable talent for illustration led him to an apprenticeship with couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga.

 

Oscar de la Renta

  Pictured above:  Oscar de la Renta/Contributed by Screen Grab© "I'm a very restless person. I'm always doing something. The creative process never stops." - Oscar de la Renta VAV!/October 20, 2014 One of the world's premier fashion designers and philantropists, Oscar de la Renta,  died at his home in Kent, CT on Monday, October 20, 2014. He was 82. De La Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Born on July 22, 1932, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oscar de la Renta was educated at the Academy of San Fernando, Madrid. His undeniable talent for illustration led him to an apprenticeship with couturier, Cristobal Balenciaga.

 

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..

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