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Tea Review: Adagio Fandom Teas – Gothic Charm School’ The Lady of the Manners



From the depths of the Gothic Charm School library, a tea that combines three of the Lady of the Manners’ favorite things: chocolate, roses, and black tea, with a smidge of cream tea to nicely round it out.

Couldn’t resist some new tea for my birthday, so I decided to try the Adagio Fandom tea sample tins.  One, for the fun of trying other people’s blends and two, for the cute reusable tins.  The art on this tin is from the Gothic Charm School site and book.

The aroma in the tin and in the cup with a splash of milk is delightful.  Creamy, not bitter with the roses coming out strong.  Tasted delicious with a biscuit.  At first taste, this is a keeper.  BONUS: this tea contains a high level of caffeine!

Support our spooky Aunt Jilli and try her signature blend.  This purchase also supports ChariTEA: Honeybee Conservancy


Posted February 12, 2018 by si in Personalities, Shopping

Jan 28 – Bittersweet w/ DJ Philly Peroxide & Guest DJ Scary Lady Sarah (Chicago)

Sun. 1-28-18: BITTERSWEET

An evening featuring goth club classics and new dark alternative music with DJ Philly Peroxide and special guest DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning goth, darkwave, post-punk, ethereal, 4AD, shoegaze, coldwave & more.

No cover charge!
***Dark Attire Encouraged***
$2 PBR / $3 Corona / $4 Cold Spell Mint Whiskey / $6 Stoli
21+ with ID required

Posted January 26, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Music, Personalities

GigglesandHoots – Magical Garments and Accessories


Even though I had been sewing since I was very little, I didn’t know it was a skill. I sewed clothes for myself here and there, but nothing big. In 2010 one of my friends asked me to make her a couple outfits for Comicon and she loved them. That gave me a little bit of confidence. She introduced me to a theater company who needed a seamstress for an upcoming production, and I took the challenge on. Every actor complimented me on how great their outfits fit their bodies. More confidence built.

Then I started doing some odd jobs on Craigslist, some wins and some crazy people, as it often goes with Craigslist. One day my hubby came home from work with a Cobra Commander XXXL t shirt. All I could think was, “That will never fit me.” So, I cut it up and made a dress. It was really simple, I cut in the sides to give it a more feminine look, opened the neck and put a skirt with matching sleeves on it. The first time I wore it out, all my girlfriends wanted one! They asked why I wasn’t making them for everyone, and that was it. I knew then, that’s what I wanted to do. In 2011 I opened my Etsy shop. I started with only a couple tee shirts, but that grew quickly. In 2012 I started going to farmers markets and recieved a great response to my work. I picked up custom orders and made a lot of friends.

2015 marked the year of change for me. I love my tee shirt dresses, but I decided I needed to move to one signature dress versus many designs in different shapes and sizes. I chose a design that flatters all women. I am really excited about this new direction and can’t wait to share it with all of you!

2017 is showing even more growth and change! I’m heading out to special events and making new things with amazing spandex! Keep an eye on Etsy local for where to find me, and see my new fabric on Facebook @gigglesandhootsclothing

Posted January 22, 2018 by si in Personalities, Shopping, Uncategorized

My Eclectic Mind – the art of Heather Gleason

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Original Paintings, Artist Prints, hand made furniture, Spooky Functional Art, clocks, bookshelves, revamped Victorian furniture, tables, antique phones, collectible hand painted Halloween Boxes, One Of a kind Ouija boards and more!!

I am a full time artist/painter/illustrator, my moods and many thoughts are always evolving…I create Halloween/ Dark art… I love all things spooky and weird! All images created come straight from my mind.I have been living with schizophrenia since a child and this is how i remedy my thoughts by painting. I create using high quality Acrylic paints and Oils.
My work is very eclectic some may call my work odd or weird I just take it as a compliment.

Posted December 29, 2017 by si in Personalities, Shopping

Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve At Late Bar (Chicago)

New Year’s Eve at Late Bar is a family affair with resident DJ’s:
Dave Roberts(Planet Earth Chicago) spinning New Wave Music Videos
Tarsis Lopez(DJ Tarsis’ Boombox) spinning old skool funk, classic house, italo, Disco, freestyle, boogie and more music videos
Carrie Monster (DJ CarrieMonster Horror Wednesday) spinning Goth, Death Rock, Horror Punk, Psychobilly, Dark Glam, Metal music videos
DJ Eleven(Rock Of Ages With DJ Eleven/Dann Neo) spinning Industrial, Industrial Metal, Old and New Metal & Rock n Roll
(Requests honored within reason)
9p-4am 21+ w Valid I.D.
Complementary Champagne toast at midnight!
**New Year’s Eve tickets and reservations for
tables are ready for advanced sales!!
Tickets $10 adv. /$15 Door (day of event)-Please see a manager on duty during business hours.(cash only)
**Table reservations are through Lisa Marchese –
$50 per table (complementary bottle of champagne included) Sales available Wednesday-Saturday during business hours. Late Bar is cash only.
🎉Any inquiries please email: Lisa @🎉

Posted December 27, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities, Photographs

Aging Gracefully In The Gothic Subculture Armed With Politeness And Manners

There are still certain parts of our youth that we identify with and often don’t want to let go of. And the number of subcultures out there that people have come to identify with is expansive. For Jillian Venters, there is little question in her mind as to the subculture she identifies with. Read more…

Posted December 25, 2017 by si in Personalities

Pre-order The Damned – Stiff Singles 1976-1977 Box Set

The Damned – Stiff Singles 1976-1977 Box Set.
The classic first five 7”s in a deluxe box with exclusive patch!
Pre-order here : Out 26th Jan 2018.

Posted December 20, 2017 by si in Music, Personalities

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