Tag: antiques

I took my Playboy memorabilia to the Antiques Roadshow

Taking my Playboy memorabilia to the Antiques Roadshow in Chicago.  The first time in ten years the show has been in the Windy City!
It’s been ten long years since Antiques Roadshow was in Chicago and it took less than an hour for it to sell out completely!  We were watching PBS when the offer came up during its fundraising segment.  Our fingers flew to the phone and, as luck would have it, we were able to purchase two... Read more »

Diary of a Christmas Fanatic

Brilliant decor in front by Chris Walsh of Old Town Gardens and his merry elves!
I know exactly when it started.  My parents divorced when I was 2.  I spent every weekend with my dad and since we didn’t see each other on a regular basis, he made sure to make every moment count when we were together.  So, Christmas became THE day where all of my dreams came true,... Read more »

St. Tropez and the French Riviera 2010! (PICS!)

We’ve been going to St. Tropez and the Cote d’Azur for over 19 years now.  When we arrived at the Nice airport this year, it was no surprise to see over 35 private jets parked there since St. Tropez is known as the “Playground of the Rich and Famous.”  And even though neither of these... Read more »

Modern Vintage Chicago--Everything Old is New Again!

The Double Stitch Twins–Erika and Monika Simmons. (Pic by Steve Starr) The Modern Vintage Chicago Show is not just about your mother’s old handbags!!  This show was incredible with tons of enticing goodies to buy!  Over 60 vintage dealers from across the country and 15 emerging new designers showcased a variety of unique items that... Read more »