Ultra Swank From all of us here at Ultra Swank, to all of you – happy retro flavored Christmas! 2011 was a great year for us and we are hoping that next year will be even better. We’ve got some swank surprises lined up for 2012 and the first one will be revealed in January already. Until then, don’t forget to check out and contribute to the Ultra Swank Photo Group on Flickr, which now houses close to 9,000 unique images! Thank you all for your continued support and friendliness! Hope that Santa brings whatever you wished for. See you next year for more retro adventures! ( continue reading... )

The Cocktail Nation

The Cocktail Nation: RIP Lauren Bacall

Episode 324    Aug 24th 2014

Sad news last week of the passing of Lauren Bacall, so on this edition of the Cocktail Nation we will take a look at her life and times. News on what they call the “Steve McQueen effect”, news on a classic Cadillac dealership in trouble in Los Angeles, and I will take a look at what is happening on the neo lounge music scene from across the globe.

Ultra Swank From all of us, to all of you. Merry Christmas, happy holidays and have a great new year! Ultra Swank will resume our normal posting soon. Meanwhile, check out the Ultra Swank photo group on Flickr. There are close to 5,000 images in our archive now, amazing! What was your favorite moments of 2010? (Image source) ( continue reading... )


Music Pour yourself a drink and make yourself comfortable for your introduction to the silken-voiced Mr. Koop Kooper. This swank gentleman is the host of the Cocktail Nation – a lounge and exotica podcast out of the Sydney penthouse. Each week Kooper talks to the movers and shakers of the lounge and Tiki scene and plays the very best in swingin’ tunes. He is also a ( read more... )