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London, World of Costume

‘Seduction Late’ at the National Maritime Museum

On Valentine’s Day, I passed the evening at the ‘Seduction Late’ for the ‘Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity‘ exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. This was a museum late where guests could view the exhibition after museum hours whilst immersing themselves in a Regency ball experience co-hosted by Miss B and Miss Kitty Pridden from …


A Waltz for The Queen’s 90th & More

Earlier in February, André Rieu composed The Windsor Waltz in honour of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday. In this hilarious YouTube video, a Queen-lookalike (Mary Reynolds from Middlesex) dressed in bright pink matched with black gloves, a structured patent handbag, and black shoes arrives at André’s castle in Maastricht. There, André showers her with presents, lights …

Lifestyle, Munich

Where to Take Ballet Classes in Munich

There are many places to take ballet classes for adults in Munich. I have tried the following studios (save for the last one) and I hope you’ll find the one that works best for you! I really enjoyed Dance Station and Studio 1. Dance Station Location U-bahn stop: Kolumbusplatz (U2) Address: Humboldtstraße 29 Studio / Change …

Activities in Vancouver for the Old-Fashioned and the Cultural Lovers;
Lifestyle, Vancouver

Activities in Vancouver for the Old-Fashioned and the Cultural Lovers

Last year, I ranted about how Vancouver, BC, Canada is not for the old-fashioned. We’re a true misfit and minority if we love heritage buildings (by my terms, I mean protected and unprotected historically ‘old’ buildings), vintage and antique clothing, antiques, operas, plays, ballets (with costumes fitting the eras), and period dramas. In 2011, I dreaded …


Where to Take Ballet Classes in Vancouver

Revised: 2015 If you are an adult (16-18+) who enjoys staying fit through ballet classes, here are some places to try out (based in the Lower Mainland): Ballet Fit – Ballet-inspired fitness. (I haven’t taken any classes at Ballet Fit yet.) Locations: Coal Harbour, Douglas Park, Kitsilano, Roundhouse, Scotia Dance Centre, Yaletown Cost: around $10/class if you …

120th Anniversary of The Nutcracker Ballet;

120th Anniversary of The Nutcracker Ballet

Ballet dancers and enthusiasts, My 300th post is dedicated to today’s 120th anniversary of The Nutcracker ballet, an annual Christmas favourite for people around the world. This is one of my favourite Tchaikovsky ballets, along with Swan Lake. My favourite part is the No 14 Pas de Deux. Something about the music just makes me …