Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures


Tesco Recreates a 1960s Style Supermarket

British supermarket giant Tesco has recreated a 1960s style store for the Goodwood Revival Historic Motor Race meeting, held each September in Essex, not far away from London. Inside the store, customers will be able to walk up and down three different aisles filled with dozens of products from the sixties. Even the check-out assistants will be dressed in vintage uniforms, with hair and make-up...

A visit to London in 1957
March 30th, 2011 in Roadtrip

A visit to London in 1957

A trip to yesteryear London in 1957, about a decade before the height of “Swinging London” with its youth oriented fashion, music, art and culture scenes. Places depicted are among others Cambridge Circus, Palace Pier and Trafalgar Square. What do you prefer, London in 1957 or 2011? Photos by Kai Krog Halse...

The Cocktail Nation Podcast

The Cocktail Nation

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Remembering John Barry
January 31st, 2011 in Music

Remembering John Barry

One of my absolutely favorite composers of all time has passed away. John Barry, winner of five Academy awards and numerous other awards. Many will remember him for his tremendous work of scoring 11 of the James Bond movies and co-authoring the famous 007 gun barrel theme, but that’s only part of his career. He also scored music to 100 other films and tv-shows. His...

Swingin’ London Street Scenes

Various photos, scans and stills from London in the mid 1960s, when the term “Swingin’ London” was in full effect. Love how even the rainiest, gloomy day in London can look beautiful back then....


Twiggy, born Lesley Hornby, is without a doubt one of the biggest fashion icons to emerge from the 1960’s. Her thin frame and big blue eyes became the envy of fashionistas everywhere. The look of drawn on lashes (anything to make the eyes look bigger) and pale lips became a Twiggy staple as girls copied her look to fit in with Swinging London and everything...

Swinging London Comes Alive

London, England, late 1960s. The height of the flower-power-free-love-lifestyle. Groovy colors, fashion, cars and happening parties. For all of us who were born a few decades too late or anyone who wants to take a stroll down memory lane, here’s a sample of very neat color photographs of “Swinging London” from that period. Depicted are among others Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus, Carnaby Street, Paddington Street,...

Happy Birthday Lesley Hornby
September 18th, 2009 in Event

Happy Birthday Lesley Hornby

Don’t know who i am referring to? Well you might know her better under her nickname “Twiggy” (from twig – tree). Twiggy was born September 19, 1949 in Neasden, London. She became famous in the swingin’ 60s as a model icon and revolutionized the fashion world with her slim and boyish figure, short hair and big eyes that set trends all over the world. From...

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