Mod Betty – In Front of The Camera For 2 Magazine Features – Yikes!

Yes, it’s true- your favorite “don’t take my picture” hostess has had to emerge from behind the lens- for not one but two exciting magazine features! Oh the things that must be done to get the word out about vintage, retro and cool old places 🙂


First off I have to thank photographer Laura Keen – who not only is an acclaimed photographer, but also lives just a few houses down from the Hacienda (we’re so lucky to live in a cool place where things like this just seem to happen.)

Being a photographer myself I am wicked picky about photos and even moreso pictures of me, and she did a fabulous job. And it was actually kinda fun!


If you’re ever looking for a photographer for your event or project, contact her and tell her Mod Betty sent you!

Secondly I want to thank Charles of The Fisherman Restaurant in Phoenixville – for graciously allowing us to use their great vintage interior for the photos. (Just thinking of the place makes me hungry for chicken croquettes, mashed potatoes and beets!)

You may see more of these photos in the future (rumor has it it’s good for business to put a face with a name, so I guess I gotta) but in the meantime here are the two projects I’m excited about:


I was contacted by writer Stephanie Finnegan – a monthly columnist for Collectors News  magazine, who wants to spotlight RetroRoadmap in their upcoming summer issue. Who could resist the kind words below? Not me!

I discovered your Retro Roadmap site and am enchanted by your spirit, knowledge, and sense of camaraderie. I am certain the readers of our magazine would love to learn more about you, what you’re doing on your site, how to become part of your “traveling” road show, and what prompted you to become this cyber tour guide for so many vintage/retro explorers.

How did she know that I am an absolute pack rat when it comes to vintage souvenirs? Cue the snowdomes!



Charlotte – editor of the online Betty Magazine in the UK was equally as convincing in her approach:

Can I just say – wow! Your website is amazing and you go by the name Betty! I don’t think I have ever been so excited / inspired by a website! I would love to feature your website and interview for the forthcoming new issue.

You sweet talker, Betty Crocker – I’m in!


So there you go – Betty in front of the camera, rockin the Keds. Who knows what’s next – TV? Movies? As long as it helps get folks to visit the uniquely cool vintage places that make the  American roadscape so cool, I’ll put my best foot forward- Keds and all!

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