Happy Friday! I spent yesterday in San Antonio, Texas, and I couldn’t stop myself from snapping pics of mall and restaurant landscaping—of the tropical variety. And then I couldn’t stop myself from over-processing the photos. Kinda ridiculous, but too much fun! Thought these images might help you sail into the weekend. Enjoy…
New Retro Weekender: ’80s Summer Nights
Happy Friday, Everyone! Do you know what we at Mirror80 love more than ’80s-style summer days? ’80s-style summer nights! And with this hot weekend on the horizon, it’s hard to imagine not taking advantage of the breezy evenings. Check out some of our latest New Retro finds and delicious treats (details below). Here’s what’s on our weekend plate…
’80s Summer Party Ideas
Happy Summer, Everyone! With the warm weather comes many thoughts of entertaining over the next few months… So I’m gathering ideas for summer parties and future Retro Foodie posts. To prepare, I’ve created a new Pinterest board called ’80s Summer Party Ideas. First on the list: a Neon Noir night! Think Miami Vice meets cool, tropical cuisine. And we’re combining this event with the iris and lily-themed fete we were already planning, because let’s face it–in many a Neon Noir thriller, someone lives in a swanky residence where an ’80s Deco vase holds a bundle of calla lilies or similar blooms. There’s a glamorous side to all of this, and we intend to milk it for all it’s worth!
’80s Scenes from Moon Deluxe
A couple of years ago, I featured a blog post on Frederick Barthelme’s Moon Deluxe, a collection of short stories written in 1983. Palm tree-filled apartment complexes, neon lighting and strip shopping centers are the backdrop to stories about simple interactions between people trying to find their way in life. The narrators of these tales are men, and they don’t always know what to do with the beautiful, forward women who cross their paths. Many of these stories were originally published in The New Yorker, and it’s amazing to see such vivid descriptions of suburban sprawl in all of its shiny ’80s glory.
’80s-Style Summer Finds
Happy Summer, Everyone! OK, it may not be official yet… But when retailers are already putting their summer collections on sale, it’s time to take a minute and spotlight the stuff. Especially when the “stuff” features a trendy update of ’80s style. That’s what’s in store this summer–flamingos, palm trees, and ultra-bright florals that can’t help but conjure the makeup bags of yore. So today we pause for a moment to revel in the glory of 1980s summer style. And the fun way it’s revisited this season!
A Hint of ’80s Summer Style
Happy Monday, Everyone! This past weekend I did a little shopping… and it seems that everywhere I went, there were flashes of ’80s summer style. If it’s still cold where you live, or if it’s beginning to warm up and you’re dreaming of the balmy days ahead, check out today’s finds. They have hints of ’80s design (some more blatant than others), and they would definitely add a splash of color to your wardrobe or interior!
A Very ’80s Summer!
Summer is finally here, and to heat things up with sizzling ’80s style, today we present our favorite seasonal images! Check out our top ’80s summer pics, from pop culture classics to tropical designer fabric from the decade of decadence. If a photo catches your eye, check out the link to the blog post where it originally appeared for more ’80s-fabulous details. Oh, and have a rad summer!