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How Antika Nueva Got Its Name

Antika Nueva

(published on Facebook, originally)When I was trying to come up with a name for my business, lo these many years ago, I wanted something that sort of emphasized my core sensibilities--generally, doing things with old-fashioned or hand tools, in old ways....I also didn't want to name it something like "Kate's Beads and Bling" because, well, I know I have a lot of eclectic interests and they would creep in sooner or later.So.  Since I was (re) reading Elizabeth Peters' fabulous Amelia Peabody series at the time, I knew "antika shops" were the shops in turn of the century Cairo that...

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SOAPS IN THE MOLDS, SOAPS IN THE HOLD.....

Four new soaps in the mold-- Grapefruit/Sandalwood/Ylang-ylang, Grapefruit/Amber/Rose, something I need to name after a clipper ship, because it's teakwood, cardamom, and some hints of ocean*, and Victorian Gentleman, which is a little musk, a little rose, and a little clean cotton smell. Despite the fact that going by my reading, Victorian gentlemen reeked of gin and pipe smoke.*and over on Facebook, my friend Suzie steered me to a list of famous clippers, and Sea Witch, of course, immediately caught my eye.

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