It’s the season for state fairs, which mean hamburgers, Coca-Cola, and good ole American fun. These are all considered a part of the American image, however, nothing seems more all American than a homemade apple pie! It is the one food that reminds us of holidays with our families, warm summer days, and crisp fall evenings like the beloved apple pie. In fact, many of us take great pride in being “as American as apple pie.”
However, apple pie isn’t quite “all” American.
The first written recipe was actually found in an English cookbook in the late 1300s. In fact, apples were involved in Asian and European cuisines and desserts for thousands of years before the 13 original colonies.… Read more
Once upon a time, there was a soda shop in almost every city in the United States – it was a place where people stopped in for coffee, grabbed a bite to eat, and where teenagers socialized after school while drinking Coca-Cola and milkshakes. Soda shops became popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Soda fountains became the most popular place to socialize – they were actually considered the best place for a date and even competed with local bars in popularity. This was the first time non-alcoholic drink were equally as popular as alcoholic beverages.
Many people were involved in the invention of the soda fountain including John Matthews, Joseph Hawkins, and Benjamin Silliman.… Read more
Prestige, celebration, and elegance – all words that describe celebration. Dom Pierre Pérignon (1638-1715) was a French Benedictine monk who is credited with the invention of sparkling champagne, the beverage we now drink in light of celebration and classy affairs. “Come quickly, I am drinking the stars?” – is what Pérignon supposedly said when he first tasted sparking champagne. Elevate her to the stars with our beautiful champagne pieces as your own version of celebration.
There’s something timeless about Old Hollywood Stars. Their elegance, style, and charm prevail through the ages and their legacies. This week, we will highlight the life of beauty Veronica Lake.
Veronica Lake was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 14, 1922 as Constance Frances Marie Ockelman. Her father worked for an oil company but tragically died in an oil tanker explosion. Veronica’s radiant beauty and natural charm, combined with a talent for acting, inspired her mother and stepfather to move to Beverly Hills, California where they enrolled her in an acting school in Hollywood. As a child, Veronica was diagnosed as Schizophrenic, but her parents viewed acting as a form of treatment.… Read more