These days, even people who have never seen a ballet performance are familiar with the tutu, the distinct skirt that ballerinas don before taking the stage. However, very few people know where this skirt came from or how it got its name.
Crakows: A Brief History of 14th and 15th-Century Footwear
These days, it’s not uncommon to see women wearing shoes with pointy toes. In the 14th and 15th centuries, though, men were much more likely to be seen in this intriguing footwear.
The Delft Blue House: KLM’s Adorable Present Since 1952
Airline amenities for World Business Class passengers have improved a great deal over the last several years. However, few can match what KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has to offer — The Delft Blue House.
When It Was Okay to Feed the Bears Garbage at Yellowstone
Throughout Yellowstone National Park, visitors see plenty of warnings telling them not to feed the bears (or any other animals). Once upon a time, though, the rules at USA’s first national park were a lot less strict. In fact, there was an entire attraction dedicated to feeding the bears garbage!
‘Picnic Boats’ Create a Fun New Way to Explore Palm Beach
Palm Beach, Florida, is an Instagram-worthy location all on its own. When you head out in a Palm Yachts picnic boat, though, you can level up your visit and enjoy even more picture-perfect experiences.
Laci Fay Takes a Fascination With the 50s to a New Level
It’s not uncommon for people to have a fascination with the past. Laci Fay takes this to a whole new level, though, by living every day as though it’s 1958.
Why Do Brides Wear White? Find Out Here!
Have you ever wondered why the majority of wedding dresses are white? It turns out the credit for this longstanding tradition belongs to Queen Victoria. In the mid-19th century, she wore a white wedding dress, and Hollywood starlets and other celebrities quickly followed suit.
Denim Jeans: The Past, Present, and Future
Denim jeans have been a staple in the fashion world for what feels like forever. From cowboys to runway models, just about everyone wears them. Where did they come from, though? How did they become an essential piece of clothing in wardrobes across the globe?
Before There Was Barbie, There Was Lilli
Barbie dolls are a household name throughout the United States, and they have been for decades. Before there was Barbie, though, there was another doll called Lilli — and she was not marketed to kids at all.
The Moretta: The Secret Behind the Eeriest Mask in History
When you think of the masquerade balls of the 18th century, what kinds of masks come to mind? For most people, their minds conjure up images of elaborate, elegant masks with jewels, feathers, and other decorations. Another type of mask was worn at this time, though, particularly by women, and it was known as the moretta.