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As I shared in my last post, we were able to actually  celebrate Valentine’s Day together for the first time in forever. While dinner was a delightful affair at Musso and Frank, the pièce de résistance was the event that took place at The Ebell.  The In the Mood, Love in the 30s Dinner Dance was cohosted with the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles, the organization I love and patronize.
Ebell Theatre sign

 The Ebell

The Ebell of Los Angeles is a sprawling, gorgeous women’s club.  It includes, among its salons and ballrooms, the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.  Its claim to fame as the site of Amelia Earhart’s last public appearance and where Judy Garland was discovered.  If only I could afford the membership, I would love to support this organization more. Ebell Dance

Ebell statue
Ebell statue
Wilshire Ebell Ebell Ceiling
The evening was a stunning gathering, featuring dinner (which we didn’t go to) and dancing to Dean Mora and his orchestra.  I love floating on the floor to period music.  It transports you to another time and place for a few moments.
Ebell Dance
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The Ebell showcased part of its gorgeous collection of period garments.
vintage dresses vintage dresses
As I mentioned, my gown was made by me from a period pattern.  With a silk charmeuse slip and floaty lace, I love wearing it.  Being a larger gal (don’t even get me started on what some people call plus-sized vintage), I must often sew my own.  I didn’t feel in the slightest out of place.  It was perfect.
It was a wonderful evening spent with friends. I really need to dance a bit more, but other than that, it was a magical evening.  Occasions like this do not happen often and I intend to take advantage of them when they appear.  I hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day with all of your loved ones, romantic or otherwise.


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