We went on vacation last month! This is no mean feat; it's been about six years since we've managed that, and we enjoyed it to the fullest. It did require quite a bit of advance planning and work on my part, as we went to the Art Deco Festival on the Queen Mary (she who now lives in Longbeach, CA as an hotel).
That meant vintage clothes, and vintage clothes mean mending, tweaking, polishing, ironing, matching outfits, trimming hats, finding gloves, and all the rest of that work. Find my 30s stockings, mending lingerie, sending things to the dry cleaner, and doing a lot of laundering myself took a few weeks, but it was worthwhile.
|Being driven to Musso & Frank's by Johnny.|
|There we are: my husband, his best pal, and me, next to the star of the show, the '37 Buick.|
|It's a great, comfort food menu! Even Welsh Rarebit (Rabbit).|
|At the reception before the ball, flanked by Aaron and Raul.|
|My husband, and Alice, during dinner (at the ball).|
|Left to right: Mr. Joseph DiPietro (President of the Art Deco Society of CA), me, Dean Mora (of Mora's Modern Rhythmists) and designer Theresa LaQuey (yes, she designed and made her gown).|
|Taking a break from shopping.|
|There's always time for a conversation about hats.|