Inspiration Photographer Brittany McLaren sends us “South for Winter” with this Mad Men’esque inspired 1960s styled photo shoot. I love the melancholy and somewhat cold feeling this set gives me, not reminiscent of Mad Man Don Draper’s relationship with his ex-wife Betty. Or maybe it’s just that semi-sad 1960s nostalgia that’s shining through. Either way, I love the photos. What do you think? ( continue reading... )

The Cocktail Nation

The Cocktail Nation: Mod Palm Springs

Episode 319    Jul 20th 2014

I’ve been spending some time working on my new fiction book about a lounge lothario assassin. More on that in the coming weeks. This week we talk to Rory Snyder about Mod Palm Springs which is coming up in October. I also have some inconvenient truths about classic cars for you, there’s some Batman news and I have a cool house with a great history to pick up if you have a spare 9 million sitting around, I’ll also announce the winner of our cd competition plus the latest and greets lounge and exotica from across the globe!

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Daydreaming It’s the weekend and summer vacations are around the corner so why not plan a summer getaway to Spain? Here’s a video that will surely inspire you to hop on that jet plane and head for the warm Mediterranean. Our background songs for this trip are “Why not be happy” and “Anytime you”, both composed by Augusto Jr. Algueró and performed by the wonderful Catalan actress and model Teresa Gimpera. All of this set to various clips from the film “Beware of Ladies” (1968), starring Jose Luis Lopez Vazquez, Teresa Gimpera and Mary Francis. What do you daydream about today? ( continue reading... )


Summer mode

Jul 28th 2011 by Christopher

Ultra Swank Ultra Swank will be in a “summer mode” for the next couple of weeks. It’s vacation time and that means trying to stay away from the Internet as much as possible. I my self will be traveling around in Portugal and Spain for a few weeks but I will check up on Ultra Swank from time to time and make sure there is something posted ( read more... )