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100 Things to Do On Route 66 Before You Die

Recently a publisher, on recommendation of Jim Ross, approached me with an intriguing proposal – write a book about Route 66 that is in essence a …

Good friends, good times, grand adventures, and exciting times

The good folks at the City of Kingman, Josh Noble, the tourism director, Ray Cullison and the Kingsmen, and the volunteers who labored so hard to …

The Blue Whale

A favorite stop along Route 66 is the Blue Whale. Folk art stops like this make Route 66 fun to travel – but you have to wonder why it’s there?Built …

Lighting of the green at the Boots Motel!

We’ve been watching the restoration of the Boots Court Motel in Joplin, Missouri for years, from the “Save the Boots Motel campaign”, until they …

Motel Monday – Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington DC

The Capitol Skyline Hotel is a hotel located near the United States Capitol in Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. Designed by Morris Lapidus, the hotel …

Andaluz Hotel the pride of Albuquerque’s Route 66

In 1887, Conrad Hilton was born right in New Mexico. Eventually he would become the owner of the grand Hilton hotel chain, but in between then, he …

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Nostalgia is often described as a wistful desire to return to a former time, an era when things were simpler, better, less stressful, more fun …

Cozy up to the “Decorator Who Knew Too Much”

Expecting a romantic getaway with work as a sideline, Madison Night accepts an assignment in Palm Springs with her hunky handyman/now boyfriend …

Palm Springs

Two great Route 66 Exhibits in New Mexico – Catch them before they’re gone!

Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother RoadUntil October 2nd at the Albuquerque History Museum and conceived in honor of the 90th …

Help save a hip Wisconsin Motel

We love preservation efforts here at Mid Century Style Magazine and Motels are our secret passion – ok, maybe not so secret! Christi and Mike are …

Catch the sites on Route 66 – Pops, Arcadia OK

We love driving Route 66 and each time we find new sites and fun finds and our favorite on the last trip was Pops in Arcadia Oklahoma. Not only is it …

How to decorate for Christmas Retro Style

We had a tour around our followers and followees on Pinterest yesterday and found some fabulous and wonderful approaches to decorating for the …

Travel Route 66 – a handy companion for a trip down the “Mother Road”

Having used this book twice now on different trips along Route 66, I feel very slack in not writing a glowing review!Travel Route 66: a guide to the …

Halloween in the 50’s

We’ve collected a few pictures and links for our mid-century fans of Halloween!Need to get your hair done up 50’s style? Tutorial here! A video on …

MidCentury Round up – stories around the web

News that caught our Facebook Readers attention this week<b>Don the Beachcombers Saved:</b>“Well, we did it! The Huntington Beach City Council just voted …

Review: It’s a Mod Mod Mystery! (or two!)

We’re behind on our book reviews and yet we’ve read some fabulous ones lately!If you’re a cozy mystery fan and love to dream of fabulous mid-century …

The influence of the Atom Bomb on 1950’s America

In surfing around the web, we find some folks who have done a fantastic job of capturing important parts of Mid-Century life. One of our favorites is …

Ohio House Motel Chicago – a survivor

Distinguished by its fabulous diamond shaped exterior, the Ohio House is a fabulous example of mid-century architecture right in the middle of …

Retro Bookstore

Our favorite books about all things Mid-Century. Including Route 66, Rockabilly, Modern and Preservation. We’ve even included some music you’ll love …

Sense of Taste: Coconut Mousse Cake (Recipe)

Last week, I blogged about being naughty and not conforming to a post-New Year's diet. Eating more healthfully year-round has always been my approach, so an occasional slice of cake won't lead me into a downward spiral of gluttony.<p>I've been thinking about how the texture of food can change your …