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: Clouseaux

Episode 320    Jul 27th 2014

This week we find out about a new release from Clouseaux. There’s news on the passing of a film great, the death of the worlds oldest working jazz musician, a wonderful documentary on Pan Am and of course the best 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... )