The history of the sundress in three American designers

By | July 3rd, 2022|Categories: 1950s Fashions, Fashion|Tags: , |

I live for sundress season! Easy, breezy, and feminine. I am getting out a lot more than I did the last two summers and have already enjoyed adding some to my collection. It has naturally got me thinking about the history of the casual but cute item of clothing and how it became so common. [...]

The history of the suntan: Victorian era to Flapper era

By | June 17th, 2021|Categories: 1920s fashion, Fashion, Roaring 20s, Victorian Era, Women's History|Tags: , , , , , |

Summer is here and it is sure to be the best many of us have ever had. It will certainly be a lot more carefree than last year, and that means a lot of time outdoors with loved ones. Last summer I did a fun series on the history of beach culture in America and [...]

First Annual Recollections Picnic

By | August 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Recollections Gathers for an Afternoon of Fun, Food, and Festivities   August in Northern Michigan is called "heaven on earth" by many of our visitors. We're lucky enough to call it home. There is no better time for celebrating summer than August, and no better place than on the shore of one of our lakes. [...]