I had heard from friends about a marvelous event that I needed to attend, one unlike any other. We thought we would take a peak at the Queen Mary Art Deco Festival. This is an annual event co-sponsored with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles (ADSLA). With lectures on deco subjects, a pajama party, tours, cocktail soirees, art deco bazaar, live music, and lovely dances, it is three-days of art deco delights.
We joined the ADSLA this weekend as we met so many great folks (and our friends Brian and Lily are members, so we had some folks to hang out with as well.) I didn’t think we stuck out too much like sore thumbs. I frantically sewed a 1930s style dress, with a vintage belt buckle, to go along with the vintage 1930s hat I purchased. Coaxing my hair with lots of pins and willpower into something resembling a vintage do is something to practice for the future. While Paul normally sports a goatee/beard with his mustache, he thought he’d shave it for the occasion. I hadn’t seen his chin for almost two decades – call me shocked!
We attended a great lecture, but spent most of our time eating and drinking. After all, I am in search of the perfect vintage cocktail for me. I had to get in lots of sampling. Since we didn’t have tickets to the ball, we dined in Sir Winston’s on board. The fabulous food stole the show, with top-notch service from the staff. After socializing and hanging out with our friends, we were happy to say we found a nice event to attend. Looking forward to attending the Art Deco Festival in 2011, where we’ll try to stay the whole weekend. So much planning ahead for three days of fun.