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Looking back on 2018 - The Greaser and the Doll

Looking back on 2018

2018… This year flew by like a whirlwind! A whole lot can happen in 365 days and it’s kind of nice to stop and look back for a second. The past year mostly revolved around our The Greaser and the Doll webshop and it definitely paid off: we were able to make a lot of people very happy, we got to visit awesome events and we managed to expand our collection even more!

Of course we were up to more than that. We had a blast during trips to amazing cities, the Doll sewed up a storm and the Greaser discovered the art of Tiki carving.

As always, we worked our socks off in 2018, but it is so worth it! We’re looking back at last year with great pride and we’re beyond thankful for all the support!

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The Greaser and the Doll LIVE at Rockin at the Drive-in Barn 2018 - The Greaser and the Doll

LIVE at Rockin’ at the Drive-in Barn

The festival season is about to kick into full gear and we can’t wait! Enjoying the lovely summer sun, dancing to live music by awesome bands and hanging out with friends. The year started off great with an amazing night at Aloha Fest 2 and we have many more awesome events coming up! After a great night full of Surf music, we’re super stoked that we’re also hitting this Rockabilly Weekender, this summer!

On August 17th, 18th and 19th, you can come and see us LIVE at Rockin’ at the Drive-in Barn! (more…)

Tiki Wedding Guests - The Greaser and the Doll

Guests at a Tiki wedding

We certainly had our fill of Tiki parties this month! IT’S TIKI TIME ALL THE TIME. We celebrated the Vavoom Tiki Room’s 10th anniversary with a Tiki Spectacular, we toasted to the Doll’s birthday with cocktails, we enjoyed utterly delicious drinks at the Trader Vic’s and Sugar Cane during another great trip to London ánd, which we thought was incredibly special, we were guests at a Tiki wedding! WHAT A MONTH! (more…)

It's our shop's one-year-anniversary!

HAPPY ONE-YEAR-ANNIVERSARY!

Exactly one year ago today, we launched our The Greaser and the Doll webshop!
We started off with 90 carefully picked items and we managed to expand our collection to over 350 unique Retro, Cocktail, Rock ‘n Roll and Tiki items!

We’re incredibly proud and thankful for all orders and all of your support!
Therefore, we are celebrating this milestone with you:

In the coming four weeks, we are posting a cool giveaway on Facebook every week!
Entering is easy peasy: Like us on Facebook and share our giveaway posts.
Keep a close eye on our Facebook page!

Thank you for this amazing first year. Here’s to another great one!

 

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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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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…)

The Greaser and the Doll webshop is live

The Greaser and the Doll webshop live!

Our own store. That has been my dream ever since I was a little Greaser. My parents owned their own store, where I could be found every day after school. Most of the time I spent my time hanging around and looking at all the happy customers as they left the store. Sometimes I’d try to help a customer myself. I also found myself standing outside, admiring the shopping window a lot. My dad created the best displays. His store would win price after price in competitions for the prettiest shopping window in the street. Every time, I was incredibly proud. We have the prettiest store on the block!

This has always been my inspiration. And the dream to open a store of my own always stayed alive. I picked the right classes in college, I now have over 15 years of experience working in specialty shops and I have written several business plans. Just because I enjoyed doing it, or to eventually turn it into something real.

Brainstorm

One night in the summer of 2014, the Doll and I were brainstorming as we do quite often. We talk about anything. This time, we were discussing how cool it would be if someone would start blogging about everything we like: good music, the fifties, cocktails and tiki. If that person would also open a shop and would sell everything we like, that would be even better!

We kept brainstorming until the wee little hours. Which also happens quite often. Before we knew it, we’d penned down complete plans on a piece of paper. We went to bed. When we woke up the next morning, we looked at each other and shouted out “WE SHOULD DO THIS!” (more…)

Rock 'n Roll travel guide - New York City - The Greaser and the Doll

A Rock ‘n Roll travel guide – New York City

New York City is one of those places everyone should visit, at least once in their life. Admiring the view from the Empire State Building, taking a trip overlooking the Statue of Liberty on the Staten Island Ferry, a stroll through Central Park and visiting Times Square are the obvious musts when you travel to New York. However, for lovers of Rock ‘n Roll, retro, cocktails and Tiki, there are a lot of other really cool things to do and see in NYC!

This is our top 10! (more…)