One of the signals that the end of summer is truly here is the Ticket to the Twenties event at the Workman Temple Homestead Museum in the City of Industry.
Anyone interested in deco looks forward to this annual event. With live bands, fashion shows, mah jong and ukulele lessons, house tours of the gorgeous houses and vintage cars, it’s hard to beat. This was our first visit and we had a fabulous time. While we missed the 1920s fashion show the previous day, we thought it was worth it to wait until Sunday to be able to hear Mora’s Modern Rhythmists, the best dance band for a truly authentic-sounding 20s and 30s experience. Between them playing on one end of the grounds and Janet Klein playing on the other, we were in heaven.
While I didn’t get a chance to learn mah jong (I really want to learn) or the ukulele (since I used to do hula I really want to learn that as well), we did tour La Casa Nueva, the gorgeous Spanish Colonial Revival on the grounds. Built in the 1920s, it has been beautifully restored. I have a 1920s cottage, but unfortunately the previous owners stripped out much of the charming features it originally had, so I drool over homes that have been kept and maintained or restored with care.