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The Greaser's Tiki Cocktail Party - The Greaser and the Doll

The Greaser’s Tiki Cocktail Party

If it’s up to us, we’ll celebrate éverything. We love parties! We regularly put together something fun for our friends and gladly pull out all the stops. Last year, we celebrated the Greaser’s birthday with a Rock n Roll beer tasting. This year, we treated him and our friends to a tropical Tiki Cocktail party!

You probably noticed we love Tiki: we have a nice collection of amazing Tiki mugs, we have a palm tree in our living room, our balcony is a Tiki paradise and we regularly overindulge with a great Tiki cocktail. However, you might be surprised this was our very first Tiki party! Wait, what..?! We know…

The reason is quite simple: when we throw a Tiki party, we want to do it right. Which means; with the right music, great outfits and of course with utterly delicious fresh cocktails, made by the Greaser. In order to do this, we needed space. Which is why we awaited the arrival of our beautiful cocktail bar, before putting together our first Tiki party. The Greaser was having a great time behind our new showpiece in the living room, all night. Of course the bar needed a warm welcome: time for a Tiki party!
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Bang Bang Bazooka Review - The Greaser and the Doll

Bang Bang Bazooka

Bang Bang Bazooka is a Rockabilly band from Eindhoven, Rock City. These guys have been making great music since 1987 and have released four radical albums in the last 30 years! In the original formation, with Bartmann (Peter Pan Speedrock) on bass, BBB released two albums. Later on, Bartmann left the band as PPSR was taking up most of his time.

On the fourth album, “Red Hot & Horny” released in 2013, drummer Marc Burger (Liptease) and bassplayer Eric Haamers (Batmobile) were part of the line-up. Eric recently left BBB, to focus on Batmobile, as they have just released a brand new album (“Brand New Blisters”) for the first time in 20 years. As of now, Jesse van der Heijden (Liptease) is in charge of the bass lines.

Bang Bang Bazooka might just be the best Rockabilly band in Holland, and is without a doubt one of our favourite bands. We love this band so much, we asked them to play at our wedding back in 2011. (more…)

Vintage Style Gudie by Sugarcoated Pictures - Review - The Greaser and the Doll

Vintage Style Guide by Sugarcoated Pictures

I love books on everything fifties or sixties. Especially coffee table books, with beautiful pictures in them. I love books on vintage style, vintage hair, vintage make-up, vintage interior, vintage cars… My vintage-inspired books were the inspiration behind my Style in the Fifties for Women and Style in the Fifties for Men posts. You can never have too many books on the subject, if you’d ask me. I can never get enough inspiration for outfits and tips and tricks for great vintage-inspired hairdos and make-up.

Valentine’s surprise

And of course, the Greaser is well aware of this. So he decided to surprise me with another gem of a book for Valentine’s Day! He bought me the ‘Vintage Style Guide’ by Sugarcoated Pictures. This book is filled with easy tutorials for the prefect look: foundation and shaping, eyebrows, wings, shading, lipstick and fabulous hairdos. Every “mini class” is accompanied by gorgeous signature pictures by Sugarcoated, a vintage photo studio in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). (more…)

Big Bad Handsome Man by Imelda May - Ukulele cover - The Greaser and the Doll

Big Bad Handsome Man Ukulele Cover

Valentine’s Day. The perfect occasion for being romantic and lots of random acts of kindness. Whether or not you’re a fan of this love-themed day, I feel a little extra display of affection never hurts.

This year, I decided to do something sweet and record a pretty little ditty for the love of my life. Ever since the Greaser bought me my beautiful Fender Ukulele for Christmas, I’ve been obsessed with playing my mini-guitar and singing along. What could be sweeter than singing him a song? (more…)

The Greaser' s tattoos - Skull - The Greaser and the Doll

The Greaser’s tattoos: Skull

Tattoos are cool and the Doll and I have gathered quite the collection. We get asked about the meaning of our pieces of art very often. Most of my tattoos don’t have a deep underlying meaning but represent something I like. Every month, we’re telling you the story behind one of our tattoos.

Tattoo 6

Skull tattoos are very often associated with death. It’s a common tattoo representing something you survived, or to honor someone who’s passed. I myself think a skull tattoo is a must-have. (more…)

Looking back on 2016 - The Greaser and the Doll

Looking back on 2016

It seems like only yesterday we were putting together a list of our plans for 2016. The year has flown by and so much has happened! The world is shaking, but we prefer to focus on the positives in life today. Because wow – what a year it’s been.

At the beginning of the year, after celebrating a ridiculous luscious Christmas with our family and friends, we posted our plans for the year to come. It’s fun to look back at this, as this post has truly been our game plan for the year.

As you may know by now; we are planners, we pay a lot of attention to detail and we love it when a plan comes together. And boy, did our plans come together. 2016 has been a year of a lot of hard work, but it paid off! We are incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished and of course beyond thankful for your support! (more…)

The Doll's Reindeer Christmas Cookies

Reindeer Christmas Cookies

It’s no secret; I’m anything but a chef. But I LOVE Christmas and I’m always happy to bring something tasty to Christmas parties. Last year I showed how you can make my famous melted snow man cookies. This year, I’m showing you more happy Christmas cookies.

Read on to find out how you can make these adorable reindeer cookies! As well as for the snow man cookies, you don’t need (baking) talent. With a little bit of preparation, you can put out something Christmassy in a minute! Just like the melted snow man cookies these treats will put a smile on everyone’s face. (more…)