This year my fall foliage trip included a stop in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. We visited Lenox, a town known for Tanglewood, the beautiful music venue where the Boston Symphony Orchestra plays during the summer season. It is also home to many “gilded age” mansions, as the Berkshires used to be a resort destination for the ultra wealthy at the turn of the century. […]
Last month I attended a lovely end of summer event in Salem, Ma. Yes, the town with the witches. The Salem Common Neighborhood Association hosted a Vintage Lawn Party for the second year in a row. And this was my third vintage themed lawn party this year!
Well, another year has rolled around, which means another Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Ma. The time flew by so fast I feel like I was just there!
This year I opted for a pastel floral cotton voile dropped waist 1920s dress. Voile is a great airy/floaty fabric, perfect if you have to be outside on a hot summer day.
Wore my […]
Ubiquitous at vintage themed outdoor events, parasols are the perfect accessory for protecting yourself from the scorching rays of the sun, while complementing any period outfit from the Victorian era through the 1950s.
But this throwback accessory is now gaining popularity beyond the alternative fashion market. While out and about this summer I’ve definitely noticed more women carrying them on the street. And, why not? […]
Back in the 50s and 60s Miami was America’s top vacation hot spot. A booming post WWII economy meant more people could afford to travel and Florida’s warm weather and beautiful beaches were a huge draw. Known as “America’s Riviera”, Miami attracted wealthy jet setters and celebrities, like Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack. There were swanky supper clubs where big bands played and […]