Just a quick little post from this weekend’s Ticket to the Twenties at the Homestead Museum. We went Saturday, though the event was both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday featured Dean Mora AND Janet Klein, so it was a super music win on all fronts.
The museum sits on six-acres. Each year it plays host to Ticket to the Twenties, a weekend of 1920s frivolity featuring something for everyone. From mah jong lessons to tours to music and dancing, the myriad activities attract Los Angelenos every year. The site includes several buildings of different eras to explore. My favorite is La Casa Nueva, a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival mansion. I love wandering through the gardens and throughout the elegant home.
Perhaps one day I’ll make it to the Gatsby in Northern California. For some odd reason Ticket to the Twenties scheduled itself against the Gatsby in Northern California, which is always on the same weekend every year. I’ve only been to one other Ticket to the Twenties, but it looked like attendance suffered because of the competing events. Of course, it could have been the threat of rain elsewhere in Southern California. Even though attendance suffered, the stunning music lineup more than made up for it. I delighted in music heaven in the stunning atmosphere.
While I thought for two minutes about packing a picnic for the day, my wardrobe put a halt to that. As I made my dress in, oh, three hours (and it shows) I didn’t really have time for chicken salad preparation. What a shabby and slothful lady I am. Next time I’ve promised myself I shall do the event in proper fashion. My wardrobe desperately needs a 1920s overhaul. Hopefully by next year my duds will shine like my vintage picnic.
Just a lovely afternoon listening to music and chatting with friends. What could be more perfect?