• Welcome to Grandma's Silver

    21 FEB. 2024 · Step into a world where tradition meets modern elegance, where stories and heirlooms are cherished, and where details are laced with nostalgia. I'm Allie, your host, known as Grandmillennial Lifestyle on Instagram. I'm thrilled to invite you on a journey through the past, present, and future of style, design, and celebration. Drawing from my background in event planning, archaeology, and anthropology, each episode is a celebration of timeless charm and enduring elegance. Join me each week as we sit down with guests who are experts in their respective fields of design, history, the culinary arts, entertaining, fashion, and craftsmanship. Together, we'll uncover the hidden gems of tradition, explore the art of entertaining, and discover how to infuse our lives with warmth and grace. From decor to mouthwatering recipes, Grandma's Silver is your invitation to embrace the beauty of the past. Subscribe now!
  • Collections & Authenticity in Design with John Phifer Marrs

    13 MAR. 2024 · In this episode, I sit down with interior designer and author John Phifer Marrs to explore the art of designing around collections. Drawing insights from his latest book "Interiors for Collectors," Marrs shares his expertise on crafting inspired spaces that showcase cherished treasures and curated collections. Marrs delves into his design philosophy, discussing the importance of blending classic elegance with personal style to create homes that reflect the unique passions and tastes of their owners. Discover how Marrs approaches the design process, seamlessly integrating antiques, artwork, and heirlooms to tell a story within each space. From concept to completion, Marrs' design journey is guided by a commitment to authenticity. Whether you're a seasoned collector or a design enthusiast, this episode offers invaluable insights into the art of collection-centric design. Tune in to uncover Marrs' secrets for transforming ordinary rooms into extraordinary showcases of personal style and creativity. Key Points: - Overview of John's book and its focus on collection-centric design - Marrs' design philosophy: blending classic elegance with personal style - Insights into Marrs' love of incorporating cherished treasures into his spaces - The importance of authenticity in design - How to highlight a collection in your home Resources: - Book: https://amzn.to/43621jahttps://amzn.to/43621ja - https://www.johnphifermarrs.com - Instagram: @john_phifer_marrs / @jpmcollects / @theconfidentcollector
    49m 39s
  • Preserving Culinary Heritage with Crystal Wilkinson

    20 MAR. 2024 · Explore the rich tapestry of Black Appalachian culinary history with special guest Crystal Wilkinson, the acclaimed author of https://amzn.to/49TQHsS In this episode, we delve into the deep-rooted traditions, cherished recipes, and heartfelt stories that form the backbone of Crystal's captivating book. Drawing on her family's culinary legacy and the enduring influence of her grandmother, Crystal shares insights into the cultural significance of Appalachian cuisine, the art of preserving ancestral recipes, and the profound connection between food, family, and heritage. Through engaging anecdotes and reflections, she illuminates the intricate interplay between flavors, memories, and traditions that define the soulfoul cuisine of Appalachia. Listen and pay tribute to the kitchen ghosts who continue to guide us all with their timeless wisdom and love. ------ Find Crystals book https://amzn.to/49TQHsS. Website:https://www.crystalewilkinson.net Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/crystalwilki/
    40m 26s
  • Tradition, Family, and Timeless Design with Sara Hillery

    27 MAR. 2024 · Join me for an inspiring conversation with interior designer Sara Hillery, known for her timeless aesthetic and keen eye for creating spaces that blend comfort with elegance—and fun! In this episode, Sara tells us about her design philosophy, offering listeners a glimpse into her approaching to crafting inviting and stylish interiors that stand the test of time. Sara also shares her Kips Bay experience, a prestigious showcase of top designers and their innovative concepts. Hear about how she got the news, where she gleaned inspiration for her installation, and her creative process. This conversation with one of the industry's most talented residential interior designers is not to be missed. Key Points: - Sara's personal journey and background, and how it shaped her approach to design. - Design philosophy—the importance of blending comfort and sophistication. - From conceptualization to execution, Sara's creative process. - Kips Bay—insights into the inspiration behind her installation and the impact of showcasing her work in such a prestigious event. - Family, tradition, and what she loves about Richmond, VA. Resources: - https://www.sarahillery.com - Instagram: @sarahilleryinteriordesign
    48m 10s
  • Exploring the History and Legacy of Quilts with Lynne Bassett

    3 ABR. 2024 · In this episode of "Grandma's Silver," I sat down with Lynne Zacek Basset, a fashion and textile historian and museum consultant, to discuss the rich history and enduring legacy of quilts. From their humble origins to becoming cherished heirlooms passed down through generations, Lynne shares insights into the evolution of quilting techniques, their cultural significance, and the importance of preserving these treasured pieces of material culture. Discover the stories woven into quilts and learn how to care for your own at home, ensuring their longevity for future generations to enjoy. Instagram: @lynnezwoolz
    39m 10s
  • Celebrating the Sweetness of Life with Katie Jacobs

    10 ABR. 2024 · Step into the world of joyful celebrations in this conversation with Katie Jacobs, a fourth-generation Nashville native and author, stylist, and photographer. Through her popular blog, https://stylingmyeveryday.com, as well as her two cookbooks, Katie invites readers to embrace the beauty of simple pleasures and the magic of gathering with loved ones. Her work has been featured in major publications like Southern Living and Martha Stewart Living, plus she's created content for the likes of Draper James and Crate & Barrel. Join us as we explore the art of celebration with Katie, where every occasion becomes a memory in the making. Key Talking Points: - Explore Katie's philosophy that celebrations don't have to be fussy to be fun, and learn how she effortlessly blends relaxed elegance with thoughtful touches. - Discover the joy of a beautifully set table. - Gain insights into Katie's approach to hosting gatherings at home. Purchase Katie's books: - https://amzn.to/3vu9xYY - https://amzn.to/4avy4vK
    46m 20s
  • Spring Cleaning with Clean Mama

    17 ABR. 2024 · In this episode, I sit down with Becky Rapinchuk, the founder of Clean Mama, to dive into the world of spring cleaning and sustainable home maintenance. Discover Becky's journey from toxic cleaning ingredients to founding her own lifestyle brand, which is dedicated to safe and effective cleaning solutions.  Explore her tips for a daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal spring clean, including time-saving techniques and eco-friendly practices. Whether you're a homemaking and homekeeping enthusiast or are looking to revamp your routine, this episode delivers valuable insights and inspiration for creating a fresh and healthy living environment. Purchase Becky's books here: - https://amzn.to/3xhj1Yc - https://amzn.to/3Jhg3pr - https://amzn.to/4acpWjX - https://amzn.to/3Jhg5xz Purchase Becky's safe cleaning products https://amzn.to/3IVAIPl. Visit the Clean Mama website https://cleanmama.com.
    45m 36s
  • Garden to Glass with Jena Ellenwood

    24 ABR. 2024 · In this episode of "Grandma's Silver," I sat down with Jena Ellenwood, a mixologist and cocktail educator whose worked with the likes of Cartier, to explore the art of crafting vibrant libations (with or without alcohol). With a passion for seasonal ingredients and innovative flavor combinations, Jena shares her expert tips and techniques for creating refreshing cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks perfect for warm-weather gatherings.  We also delve into the strategy of stocking a home bar, ensuring you're always prepared to whip up a memorable drink for guests. Jena's approach reflects a return to the timeless traditions of hospitality, where entertaining is about creating memorable experiences that bring people together. Join us as we raise a glass to the joys of spring. Whether you're a seasoned cocktail enthusiast or a novice host, this episode is sure to inspire you to entertain with confidence. Check Jena out in "https://amzn.to/3Je8BLt"!  References: - White Wine Spritzer https://thecraftycask.com/craft-wine/white-wine-spritzer/ - Corn cocktail https://www.wineenthusiast.com/recipe/seven-serpents/?queryID=ca03301817b9ecf5a826a7103108d52b&objectID=recipe#137347&indexName=PROD_WINEENTHUSIAST_ARTICLES - Carbonated water https://www.wineenthusiast.com/culture/carbonated-water-guide/?queryID=ca03301817b9ecf5a826a7103108d52b&objectID=post#137819&indexName=PROD_WINEENTHUSIAST_ARTICLES - Mocktail https://thecraftycask.com/editorial/mocktail-is-a-dirty-word/ https://www.jenaellenwood.com Instagram & Tiktok: @jena.lane https://www.youtube.com/c/CocktailsWithJena
    40m 59s
  • Love and Legacy: A Sweet Conversation with Caroline's Cakes

    1 MAY. 2024 · Join me for a heartwarming conversation with Richard, the steward of Caroline's Cakes, a bakery with a rich family legacy. Discover the sweet beginnings of Caroline's Cakes and how they honor Richard's late mother's memory, especially during the celebration of Mother's Day. Learn about the delectable offerings of Caroline's Cakes, as Richard shares insights into their most beloved treats. Explore the evolution of the business, rooted in tradition and hospitality, and learn how Richard preserves the authenticity of his mother's beloved recipes. Shop Caroline's Cakes https://carolinescakes.com. Follow the team's updates on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/carolinescakes/.
    39m 37s
  • Preserving Savannah with the Historic Savannah Foundation

    8 MAY. 2024 · On this episode of "Grandma's Silver," I sit down with Ellie Isaacs, Director of Preservation and Historic Properties at the Historic Savannah Foundation in Savannah, Georgia.  Discover the landmarks and cultural sites in Savannah that Ellie and her team have worked to preserve, each with its own significance and story. Learn about the delicate balance between preservation and modern development in a city rich with history and charm. Explore the role of community and public advocacy in driving forward historic preservation initiatives, and gain insights into the broader importance of preserving cultural heritage.  Visit the Historic Savannah Foundation's website https://www.myhsf.org.
    49m 55s

I'm Allie Kochinsky, of "The Grandmillennial Lifestyle." If you're looking for classic, timeless inspiration to elevate your life, you're in the right place. On this weekly podcast, you'll hear conversations...

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I'm Allie Kochinsky, of "The Grandmillennial Lifestyle."

If you're looking for classic, timeless inspiration to elevate your life, you're in the right place.

On this weekly podcast, you'll hear conversations with your favorite brands and designers. We delve into the stories, styles, and celebrations that define our beloved "grandmillennial" lifestyle in the modern day. From home to heart, each episode is infused with the past, present, and future.

Illuminating the past, polishing the present–with the gleam of "Grandma's Silver".
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