Saturday, 29 May 2010

Burlesque Night in Wirral

Me and Lilly with Velma Von Bon Bon, Miss Boo & Millie Dollar
burlesque night in WirralMe and Lilly with the Fast Eddie guys
burlesque night in WirralMy burlesque night The Cherry Lounge took place on the 27th May at Jack Rabbit Slims in Hoylake.
It was a fabulous night. We had the most amazing rock 'n' roll band Fast Eddie and the Jive machine. This three peice from Nottingham are absolutely brillant. They took the roof off and had the entire audiance in the palm of their hands. They made my hubby Mr Bees night by dedicating the Stray cats song "Stray cat strut" to him. they play all the rock 'n' roll classics you would want from Elvis, Carl Perkins, Cliff Richard, Go cat go, This ole house and so many more. Me and Lilly Von Pink (my gourgeous freind who runs the night with me) tried to put our recent Jive lessons in practice with little sucess however the wonderful Mrs Fast eddie kindly stepped in and showed me a few moves.

Our burlesque performers were simply amazing.
The amazing Millie Dollar
burlesque night in Wirral
We had Mllie Dollar who is very well known. Millie did three acts, The Strip, Night Train and Blue Martini (my persona fave) the crowd loved her and I am delighted to report she is as lovely off stage as on. Our newcomer spot was the super cute Miss Boo. Boo performed her first act "The Little Mermaid" to the B52's song Rock Lobster dressed as Ariel and her second act was "Black & white starlet" which was very dramatic. Depsite being really nervous she did a great job.
The super cute Miss Boo making her debut at the Cherry Lounge

burlesque night in Wirral
Our final performer was the wonderfully quirky Velma Von Bon Bon.
burlesque night in Wirral
Velma did her hillarious Scooby Doo act which I had perviously seen at the Martini Lounge in Liverpool. It went down a storm as did her "michevious Bee" dance. velma is so creative and has the best costumes ever.
Mr Bee my very talented husband always designs a new tee-shirt for each Cherry Lounge.
burlesque night in Wirral
This time his design was hugely popular. I show it here being worn by Miss Boo. We have a few left so contact me at if you want one. they are £12.50 each. Be quick though!
Finally must say huge thanks to the hugely talented photographer Brian Roberts who kindly took al the fabulous photos you see here of the Cherry Lounge. Thanks Brian they are ace.
Speak soon

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Jive Workshop: Jive dancing & Tweeting

jive workshop

Today I attended a Jive workshop with Mr Bee and my good freind Lilly Von Pink and her husband. It was great fun although very hot and sweaty as it is soo hot here on the wirral. 

Lilly is having a vintage/1950's style wedding in September so we were hoping to learn some moves for the reception. Some of it went over my head but I can now do a Yoyo and a ladyspin so am happy. Lilly has her own website which features beautiful Rockabilly inspired jewellery and clothes-take a little peak at

Lilly Von Pink
One final lovely thing happened last night. I purchased some wooden union jack bunting to put on my pink shed and the ebay seller Laura who has a lovely website loved my Betty Bee Vintage website so much she asked if she could tweet about it.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Classic cars and Penguin books: Good times!

We are currently in the process of renovating the little garden at Betty  Towers. I really want it to feel sea sidey as we live by the sea and have been using the beach huts you find in places like Brighton as our inspiration. As well as painting the decking with pink boat paint we have also invested in various bits of garden furniture I am loving our new deck chairs. They are all decorated with classic Penguin book covers. This is a picture of mine-with the Big Sleep on-in a great apple green-love it.

penguin books
This weekend I also went to a classic car exhibition and found my dream car. Unfortunately it belongs to a lovely man called Bill but he let me and my little baba have a photo taken next
to it.
classic cars

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Retro hair and makeup: Betty and Lilly's Pamperbox

Betty and Lilly's first ever Pamperbox retro hair and makeup event was an absolute triumph-eight beautiful ladies were taught how to do retro hair and make up, styled, taught a burlesque class by the beautiful Dani California and then had a cheese cake photo session.

Some of the finished photos can be viewed here-how fabulous do these gals look-If you would like details of our next event or would like to make a group booking for your own private pamper box then get in touch
Bravo ladies
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