Monday, July 18, 2011

PLACES: Jazz Age Lawn Party

The day after watching Midnight in Paris and deeply wishing I lived in the 1920s, I went to Governor's Island to the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. After a short ferry ride I was transported into a retro heaven. Women were dressed in flapper outfits, vintage bathing suits, and pearls and men were decked in bowties and white suits. Basically, I was in love.

My friends and I brought a picnic and enjoyed bread and cheese with St. Germain cocktails. There was music and dancing, tug of war, and vintage clothing sold in booths around the lawn.

It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon - and totally reminded me that I must find a flapper dress!