About the Blogger

Anya99 has written about Atlanta for local, regional and national publications since sometime in the late 20th century. She started RetroATL.com so she could write more about her favorite things which include wearing vintage dresses and pointy pumps, slowly sipping Polynesian cocktails in the Monster Island Tiki Lounge (aka her “den”), cheering on the Atlanta Rollergirls, watching old movies from cult to classic at the Plaza Theatre, and swinging to rockabilly at the Star Bar.

Why the 99? Would you believe it has something to do with Barbara Feldon on GET SMART? Yeah, that’s right, the original 1960s TV series with Don Adams, not the recent Steve Carel remake. But, of course, you knew that already which is why you’re reading this blog.

However, to keep up with all the amazing local talent and activities here in Atlanta, I could use a few guest bloggers. If you’d like to blog for ATLRetro, email ATLRetro@gmail.com.

20 Responses to “About the Blogger”

  1. Patti
    on Jul 7th, 2011
    @ 11:32 am

    Hi Anya,

    I would love to blog about ladylike manners for you, if you would like!

    All the best,

  2. Anya99
    on Jul 7th, 2011
    @ 4:24 pm

    Email me at atlretro@gmail.com about what you have in mind & let’s talk. Definitely looking for guest bloggers!

  3. Margaret Mortimer
    on Oct 8th, 2011
    @ 3:18 pm

    Love your site Anya. Sorry I can’t get to the events on Saturday.

  4. Be A Betty
    on May 31st, 2012
    @ 7:17 pm

    Just getting started on this whole blog thing…I’d love to guest blog here sometime! All things domestically retro are my biz.

  5. Amanda
    on Jun 5th, 2012
    @ 8:56 pm

    I’ve been following your blog for a bit. I love it, but I think it would be great to feature local ATL folks, who live a retro life style or perhaps feature their homes.

    Also, Northcrest is Atlanta’s premier mid-century modern ‘hood (despite being OTP). You can find info on the website (http://www.northcrestmodern.com/). And there are a few people who blog about various renovations on their home, for example, Our Modern Mess (http://ourmodernmess.blogspot.com/), and I’m sure they’d love some publicity from your blog.

  6. Sasha Resoff
    on Sep 7th, 2012
    @ 7:56 am

    Good Morning!
    Nice to see your blog – I’m interested in the beauty & fashion scene here.
    Are you on Pinupgirlstyle.com? Or Pinterest?
    I’m looking to connect with atlanta, I moved here last year & need the info on where to get a good cut, color, and where the good shops are….

  7. bill beadle
    on Sep 22nd, 2012
    @ 11:18 am

    Hi Anya,
    I have just found your blog…nice to meet you….wondering if we might know each other….I found your blog looking for who is playing tonight @ Darwins…been out of the country for awhile etc…I am into the blues scene & knew Sean C & Donnnie Mac very well for many years…hope to hear back from you, be safe, love & peace, bill beadle 🙂

  8. May Cheung
    on Dec 5th, 2012
    @ 12:23 pm

    Hi Anya,

    This is May the singer-songwriter from Caffe Vivaldi the other night. Thanks so much for the kind words. I’ve been reading your blog and it’s marvelous. I’d like to invite you to check out my website at http://www.maycheung.com. Let me know what you think, I look forward to hearing from you.

    Take care and let us know when you’re in town next!


  9. Anya99
    on Dec 7th, 2012
    @ 9:01 am

    Hi May,

    You’re welcome and thanks for the compliment on ATLRetro, too. Just checked out your Website and love the reference to you as a new Ella Fitzgerald! If you play Atlanta, please get in touch as I’d love to run an interview with you. I hope to be back in NY soon, too, so I’ll be sure to check and see if you’re playing.


  10. Priscilla
    on Jan 3rd, 2013
    @ 12:48 pm

    Hey lady. I just found your card from Comic-Con when you stopped into The Bettie Page clothing store in San Diego. Cool Site! Happy 2013!

  11. Ted Freeman
    on May 31st, 2013
    @ 11:30 am

    Hey! What a cool site! I am “newly” re-geting involved in the design scene and events
    around Atlanta and am hoping to keep up with all your postings by liking your blog on FB.
    Does everything your site posts, appear on the FB news feed? Sorry to be a newb. I create
    furniture for kooky people like myself and kids, that is based on the notion of sci-fi and music icons of the
    50’s 60’s and 70’s, so I am looking to find more events where others with my sensibilities might
    be frolicking, drinking perhaps? Socializing for sure. Looking forward to meeting you if these
    events are regular and you attend. Cheers!


  12. Anya99
    on May 31st, 2013
    @ 12:53 pm

    Thanks, Ted! Your compliment on the site means a lot as it is a labor of love to me. Yes, if you like ATLRetro on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, we also do a status update for every new post/article. My only caveat to that is that Facebook no longer distributes Page updates to everyone who likes the page, so I’d advise clicking on ATLRetro.com a few times a week just to doublecheck you haven’t missed anything. That’s also a great way to support the page as it increases our actual hits and helps with search engine optimization! What you do sounds like a swell fit for the site, so feel free to drop me an email to atlretro@gmail.com with more info. We’ll be firing up the shopping section again soon and would love to do an interview with you. Finally, yes, I do attend many of the events covered. I’ll be at the Rock n Roll Monster Bash at the Starlight Drive-In this weekend, so email me if you’re around! Cheers back to you!

  13. Ted Freeman
    on Jun 11th, 2013
    @ 4:10 pm


    Ok, I had to regrettably miss the RnR Monster Bash – what a bunch of !@#$@# because that would have been so cool! (mainly because of getting ready for the Hukilau this past weekend, are you familiar with that bunch? If not you MUST google it; awesome!) But I am now, for this your blog, finally going to cave and join twitter b/c i am not sure i’m getting all the updates and am looking forward to them! Will be in touch…



  14. Andy
    on Aug 23rd, 2013
    @ 9:25 am

    Thank u for all – Andy browne troupe and nightportees press .. People dont forget that stuff , not good ones

  15. Emily M.
    on Jan 23rd, 2017
    @ 4:08 pm

    Hi Anya,

    I started my blog, Honeysuckle Roads, in September and I noticed that we have a lot of overlapping interests (especially rockabilly music)!

    One of my favorite subjects to write about was the Ghost Riders Car Club/Blacktop Rockets performance I saw in November at Avondale Towne Cinema. I am planning to write a post about the Disapyramids at Trader Vics for Mai Tai Thursdays (last Thursday), and am very excited to chronicle “Queen of Rockabilly” Wanda Jackson’s upcoming show at City Winery Atlanta this Friday, the 27th!

  16. Anya99
    on Jan 26th, 2017
    @ 10:42 pm

    Hi Emily,
    Would love to have you write for us. Can you drop me an email at atlretro@gmail.com?

  17. Emily M.
    on Jan 23rd, 2017
    @ 4:10 pm

    I would love to guest blog for you.

    Best regards,


  18. Randi Tucker
    on Apr 26th, 2018
    @ 12:44 pm

    I love this site so much! So much great info about really fun things and places. Keep it up!

  19. nick zammerilla
    on Jul 23rd, 2023
    @ 12:38 am

    Hey monchichi is this site still a going concern? I live in Ft. Myers FL and got Blitzed by Hurricane Igor I mean Ian. Lived in ATL from 1990 to 2000 and come back frequently but finding out what’s happening before I arrive is getting harder and harder. type words of encouragement to me and, if the news is bad, lie to me. NZ

  20. Anya99
    on Sep 28th, 2023
    @ 9:10 pm

    Thanks for the love, Nick! Truth is, we’ve gotten way too busy with real life things lately, so apologies that ATLRetro, while still a labor of love, has taken a backseat. It’s no lie, though that I have no plans, however, to take the site down so all archived articles have a permanent home here. And as time permits, Melanie and I will continue to post fresh articles as we can and Anthony Taylor is doing his Apes on Film DVD review column. If anyone wants to take on This Week in ATLRetro, we’d love to bring that back as folks like you have told us they appreciated a central spot to find out what’s happening and to support independent performers and venues. So if you know anyone who’s game to take that on, please send them my way at atlretro@gmail.com!

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