It was while living in rural Austria that Waltraud Reiner remembers her first hat.
Even though it belonged to traditional dress, it was considered “out there” because of it’s vibrant red colour.
But that wasn’t where she fell in love with hats. That happened years later in Australia.
This week we are taking a virtual tour of Australia’s longest running milk bar.
You might expect it to be based in Sydney or Melbourne but that’s not the case. This piece of history can be found in the remote mining town of Broken Hill.
So pull up a chair and get ready to devour a milkshake at Bells Milk Bar.
Lucy Watusi on tour in Japan with The Beehives Go Go Dancers. Photo by @kazuyuki_n
We are sharing some fun loving 1960’s vibes on the podcast this week.
Before you hit play you need your dancing shoes, a bottle of water and 100% energy.
We are going Go-Go Dancing with Lucy Watusi, one of the members of the Beehive Go-Go Dancers.
Pack your bags because we are off to a new city this week.
We are jumping on a train and travelling to the capital of Australia, Canberra to meet Bonita from Lavender and Twill.
Photo: John Paul Bichard
This week we are off to Berlin to meet an Australian who is ingrained in the German cities burlesque scene.
It was a first date that saw La Viola Vixen first experience the art of burlesque.
I first found Melanie on instagram and was instantly drawn to her pinup style and posts about her sweet pooch Archie.
But when I started learning more about her (in a completely non creepy podcast research kind of way) a whole world opened up around me.
What I love about meeting people from around the world with a love of vintage is the communities they belong to.
Sometimes those communities are online, via social media, they can be at yearly events and festivals or living right next door.
Wherever they are the community the develops around our vintage passions are strong and supportive and this weeks episode is a shining example of that!