Victorian Era Historian, Author, Speaker Victoriana Lady Lisa Griffiths Lewis

Victorian Era Historian, Author, Speaker Victoriana Lady Lisa Griffiths Lewis
Victoriana Lady At The Stegmaier Mansion B&B

Monday, September 15, 2014

Victoriana Lady Lisa's Program All Things Victorian Wins First Place Award For Local Talk Show!

***Drum roll please!!!!!!!!

John Grant, and Lisa Griffiths, aka Victoriana Lady, aka (That Nutty Redhead - Praline Gourmet Nuts) won FIRST PLACE for Profile Talk Show for their weekly program All Things Victorian!!!!

 A clip from the award winning show on Victorian Accessories. Victoriana Lady Lisa is shown wearing and displaying some of her large antique clothing & accessories from her private traveling museum collection. She began collecting at age 15 after she learned through a genealogy search that her maternal grandfather was a Quarter Master Sergeant in the Civil War.


 A Passion Projects production, Lisa Griffiths and John Grant will attend the Alliance for Community Media Awards ceremony on Oct. 11th in NH. It's a prestigious regional award including all of New England and New York. They're absolutely honored and delighted! The weekly program airs on Cape Ann TV in MA. They wish to thank Erich Archer, Lisa Smith, Jim Capillo, and everyone at Cape Ann TV for their  hard work and support.

All Things Victorian was the creation of business, and life partners, Lisa Griffiths and John Grant, both published authors. John Grant is also a professional photographer. His book Final Thoughts- Eternal Beauty in Stone is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or can be ordered from your local book seller. John was working on book number two about Civil War Letters, many from his personal collection, when he put his career on hold to help Lisa launch her gourmet nut business, which is based on her Victorian grandmother's recipe. 

Logo designed by artist Josh Stebbins
  
That Nutty Redhead is a unique kettle steamed (not roasted/fried) process of almonds & cashews in 4 mouthwatering flavors. Sales are brisk, stores continue to be added, and Whole Foods is interested in the nut product.
http://thatnuttyredhead.com/


All Things Victorian covers all aspects of the Victorian era, such as food, fashion, literature, architecture, and much more, from 1837-1901. The Edwardian era, circa 1901-1910, a branch off of Queen Victoria's tree, is also touched upon during the series.


Illustration of Victoriana Lady Lisa by Joseph Hernandez

The Passion Projects LLC was named as such because John and Lisa are both so passionate about their art, creating, and doing what they love. With that said, their advice is to follow your dreams and never give up!!!



There are 9 episodes of All Things Victorian posted so far, with 4 more coming soon. They include a Victorian tea at the historic Emerson Inn in Rockport MA, where Griffiths and Grant reside, a Victorian baking show, A Steampunk episode, and a Victorian Mourning program. When asked what's next, they reply that they're just getting started on their Passion Projects. :)
Stay tuned for more details!!

Episodes of All Things Victorian can be viewed at Cape Ann TV- http://capeanntv.org/video/?video=200510 and also found on Youtube.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Victoriana Lady Lisa Meets That Nutty Redhead!!



                                                                          Logo designed by artist Josh Stebbins


Last October 2013 I launched a praline gourmet nut business named That Nutty Redhead. The recipes are based on a recipe in my Victorian grandmother Ella Mae's cookbook from the turn of the century. They're flying off of the shelves at 16 different stores and farm stands on the Northshore of MA. Whole Foods has also contacted me with an interest in my all natural product!!


My nut blends are some of the healthiest nuts that you can eat. I DON'T roast the nuts, which is a form of deep frying, causing various health problems.

 To learn more about the dangers of roasted nuts- http://healthecoaching.com/never-eat-roasted-nuts-again/
http://www.thealternativedaily.com/raw-nuts-vs-roasted-nuts-which-is-better-for-you/

I take fresh, raw almonds & cashews and steam cook them in a giant kettle, adding only pure natural spices and flavorings, such as Madagascar Vanilla, and pure Toffee Maple. What you get is a softer, fresher nut, full of nutrients, and they're easier on your dental work. (If you've ever cracked a tooth eating a hard roasted nut and paid the dentist bill, you know what I'm talking about!)



***Mouthwatering flavors include***
Breakfast in New England (maple-toffee
 New England Praline w/ Sea Salt (Madagascar vanilla)
Cajun Hug Nut ( Cajun spices & cayenne)
Sweet Smoked Hickory (smoked bacon flavor)

Mmm!!!!! Almonds & cashews never tasted so good!!!!! They're awesome on ice cream, and in yogurt, and cereal.


I have farmers markets 6 days a week that I do in Cape Ann MA and surrounding communities.


I recently unveiled the nuts at the annual Gloucester Block Party. What a fun time! I dressed in antique clothing from my collection to portray my grandmother Ella Mae, who inspired me with her recipe.Victoriana Lady & That Nutty Redhead, a dynamic duo!! :)

 Fun at the Gloucester Block Party with That Nutty Redhead/Victoriana Lady Lisa!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGmabobZ9Lw&feature=youtu.be …



The nuts are excellent on salad and are so full of good nutrients and antioxidants. A Harvard study shows that people who eat a handful of Tree Nuts daily live longer.
http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/eating-nuts-linked-to-healthier-longer-life-201311206893



That Nutty Redhead Praline Gourmet Nuts are available at Crosby's Marketplace in Marblehead, Manchester-By-The- Sea, and Hamilton MA, and other fine stores.
To see all of our locations, and information on ordering, click here-http://thatnuttyredhead.com/

 They make great hostess gifts, corporate gifts for Christmas, along with wedding & bridal shower favors.



 My motto is "Live A Little, While You Live A Little Longer!" Nuts are healthy!!






Sunday, July 13, 2014

Filming at MODVIC aka Bruce Rosenbaum's Steampunk Home, Sharon MA



I had the privilege of interviewing Steampunk extraordinaire Bruce Rosenbaum, owner of MODVIC Steampunk Design, and touring his and wife Melanie's fabulous home. It will be featured on an upcoming episode of my cable TV program All Things Victorian on Cape Ann MA TV

H.G. Wells & Jules Verne would have been right at home here among the wonderful  H.A.T. designs, as Bruce likes to say. Steampunk blends H-history, A-art, & T-technology in a delightful way!


Bruce is curating a fantastical Steampunk exhibition entitled Steampunk Springfield: Re-Imagining an Industrial City, complete with with Humachines & Brassy Bridal Steampunk Wedding fashions from March 27- September 28, 2014 at the Springfield Museum, MA. I will be filming at the exhibition for the TV show as well.

Thanks Bruce & Melanie Rosenbaum for your kind hospitality!!

For more information- www.springfieldmuseums.org
— in Sharon, MA.

Friday, January 17, 2014

My book, International Steampunk Fashions, is chosen for distinguished book site.

Author/historian Victoriana Lady Lisa, was just notified by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. that her book, International Steampunk Fashions, was one of only 115 books chosen, out of thousands of books, to represent Schiffer on the "Designers & Books Online Book Fair."
 "The books are from a distinguished, international group of publishers who pride themselves on books that inspire creativity and innovation, and are also a pleasure to look at." -The editors at Designers & Books.
Victoriana Lady is incredibly honored!! 

What is Steampunk? It's what the Victorians would have worn, and made, if they had our modern technology. It's a back to the future movement that's really picking up steam. :)




Saturday, December 14, 2013

All Things Victorian Cable Program For Cape Ann TV Massachusetts

I'm delighted to announce that Cape Ann TV loves the program idea, All Things Victorian, that John and I developed. It's on the order of my antique traveling museum shows that I've presented up and down the east coast, for the last decade. Each episode will discuss a different aspect of the Victorian era, from 1837-1901, showcasing authentic antiques and artifacts.

     Victoriana Lady Lisa in an authentic circa 1890 ensemble from her traveling museum collection.



Everything from architecture, to fashion, superstitions, to literature, and much more will be featured. We will also visit the Edwardian era, neo-Victorian fashions, and the latest phenomenon Steampunk.
Programs will be in studio, often with guests, and we will have interviews on location at various B&B's, tea rooms, antique shops, museums, historical societies, and with private collectors, just to name a few.

Once the program airs locally here in Massachusetts then it will be posted on Youtube for all to see!
Stay tuned for more details...

Follow All Things Victorian with Victoriana Lady- https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Things-Victorian-featuring-The-Victoriana-Lady-Lisa/1404453833123035

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Author/Historian Victoriana Lady Lisa was recently interviewed on Cape Ann TV in Massachusetts on a popular long running program called The Writer's Block. It was to talk about her book, International Steampunk Fashions, and what she's doing currently. 
                It was an honor to be featured on the program Cape Ann, thank you for all of your support!


                                                                 "Quiet on the set!"



Her ensemble is Steampunk style, with an authentic antique hat, circa 1880, from her Victorian & Edwardian traveling museum collection. The show air on October 3 and 10 at 8:00 pm on channel 12. Once aired the link will be posted at her Facebook page for viewing outside of the Cape Ann area. 



                      Host John Ronan, of The Wtriter's Block, and Author/Historian Victoriana Lady Lisa


Copies of her book are available on Amazon and B&N stores online. You can also ask for it at your local bookstore. For a signed copy, contact the author at VictorianaLadyLisa@gmail.com



http://www.amazon.com/International-Steampunk-Fashions-Victoriana-Lady/dp/076434207X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380205693&sr=1-1&keywords=Steampunk+fashion

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Victoriana Lady Named A Cult Figure In Steampunk Genre




Victoriana Lady Lisa, aka Lisa Griffiths, of Oddities fame on the Science channel, named a cult figure in NY Examiner article. Lady Lisa was signing her newly released hardcover book, International Steampunk Fashions, at the 2013 Steampunk World's Fair in NJ.
To read more-
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-new-york-public-library-spotlights-steampunk




It was an honor to meet legendary author K.W.Jeter this weekend at The Steampunk World's Fair in NJ. Mr. Jeter is the first to coin the term Steampunk in a letter to Locus magazine in April of 1987, to describe the retro-technology, alternate-history works that he published along with his friends, Powers & Blaylock . Mr. Jeter's Steampunk novels include Morlock Night and Infernal Devices.




I had the pleasure of meeting one of the photographers, John T. Riley, who has work in my Steampunk book. He took this wonderful photo for me.




 This book is the first hardcover in the Steampunk fashion genre. It's a lovely 10" x 13" coffee table sized book with 192 thick glossy pages, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

 To order an autographed copy-
 http://www.ebay.com/itm/International-Steampunk-Fashions-by-Victoriana-Lady-Lisa-2013-Hardcover-/140978053080?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item20d2f25fd8