Episode 53: Miss Cherrybomb

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We’re kicking 2018 off with a bang here at This Retro Life.

You are about to meet a woman with big hair, big personality and a big passion for old things!

In her life, vintage is a family affair with her mum and dad both sharing and embracing their own love of cars and fashion.

Unlike so many of us, she stuck it to the man and started dabbling in vintage fashion while she was still in high school and now her style is refined, sophisticated and the inspiration for so many others.

Ladies and Gents, meet Miss Cherrybomb. 
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Episode 31: Vintage Camper Trailers

1948 Vagabond 3

1948 Vagabond Trailer

It’s time for stop three on our virtual vintage voyage!

Pack a bag we are going on a roadtrip.

Think of your perfect vintage camper trailer, the classic car you want pulling it and that’s our ride this week.

We’re off to California, America to meet Paul Lacitinola from Vintage Camper Trailers! 
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Episode 29: Miss Sixties Twist


For the month of June we are taking you on a virtual vintage tour of the world.

Each week you’ll meet someone who is living in vintage life in different countries. You’ll get to hear about their local vintage scene and be inspired by their retro events.

Our first stop is Barcelona, Spain to meet Miss Sixties Twist.
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Episode 27: Dr Colleen Darnell

The Land Rovers are 1970s and the house was built in 1906

Dr Colleen Darnell in Egypt with a 1970’s Land rover in front of a house built in 1906!

So every week on the podcast I nerd out a little. I can’t help it. I get to talk to my people! Those that share a passion for vintage and who have incredible collections or have achieved amazing things.

But this weeks episode pushes my nerdy fan girl to the very edge! This week we aren’t just talking to a beautiful 1920’s dame, you get to meet an Egyptologist with an incredible vintage flare!

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Dr Colleen Darnell!!!
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Episode 25: Bells Milk Bar


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.
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25 years of the Parkes Elvis Festival


Even the kids were getting into the Elvis swing!


What a week we had at the Parkes Elvis Festival!  This was my 5th Elvis festival and each year I have fallen more and more in love with it.

For me my first trip started for work. As a reporter in the central west region of NSW this was in the heart of my coverage area but it was love at first sight.

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Episode Nine: Hayley Cooke


Hayley Cooke with Baymax

If you went on a road trip over the summer period what was your drive like?

Hitting the open road can be one of the best ways to travel and for Hayley Cooke aka Miss VeeDub getting around in her vintage Volkswagen Beetle Baymax is the best way to travel.

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