Vintage Cookbook - Oatmeal Cookies

July 1, 2015

Cookies and milk.  Ice cream cookie sandwiches.  That delicious moment when you, as a child, would come into the house and the overwhelming aroma of freshly-baked cookies would hit you.  One of the best smells in the world is a warm cookie.  There are many fancy versions in a hundred different cookbooks.  However, one of my favorites has always been a good old-fashioned oatmeal cookie.  

Vintage Oatmeal Cookie Recipe at Lady by Choice

City Lights at the Los Angeles Theatre

June 20, 2015


Every once in awhile, you get to be part of something special.  Something that transports you back in time and allows you to see things from a unique perspective. This past weekend I enjoyed a little bit of nostalgic history.

Last Remaining Seats Los Angeles Theatre by Lady by Choice

RESIZING A HAT – JEAN HARLOW-STYLE 1930s HAT

April 6, 2015


Awhile back I fell in love with a hat that Jill from Adeline’s Attic Vintage was selling. We discussed the hat, a lovely early 1930s felt very reminiscent of something Jean Harlow would wear, in detail, including sizing.  Unfortunately, I underestimated the size of my head and my great desire to have the hat.  I bought it, but, like many others, it was too small.  I’ve mentioned before about what a big head I have.  My noggin is 24”. With most vintage hats in the 21-22” range, you can see my usual dilemma.  I couldn’t bear to resell it, so was left to figure out what to do.  I came to the conclusion that the only thing to do was to risk it and try to resize it. 

1930s hat by Lady by Choice

MAX RAABE & PALAST ORCHESTER

April 5, 2015


Last night we had the pleasure of venturing to the Westside of Los Angeles to my alma mater, UCLA. There we were able to see one of the great orchestras playing vintage music today - Max Raabe & Palast Orchester.Hailing from Germany, they make occasional annual West Coast forays so we may have the pleasure of hearing their unique and authentic version of 1920s and 1930s music. My husband had never heard them before and was skeptical at first, but Max's droll, urbane and witty stage presence won him over.