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Vintage boxing – Just for fun :)


Art Deco Society of California presents – Gatsby Summer Afternoon

 

BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY! Tickets are $40 for members and $50 for guests/non-members if purchased before Friday Sept 6. $70 for all at the door. Go to the ADSC website http://www.artdecosociety.org/ and buy with paypal OR download an order form and mail  it in.

What to expect at the Gatsby Summer Afternoon:

On the second Sunday in September the Art Deco Society of California hosts its annual Gatsby Summer Afternoon at the historic Dunsmuir Helman House in Oakland California.

The Gatsby Summer Afternoon lets several hundred aficionados of the 1920s and 30s step back to a time when elegance was a way of life and the Charleston and Fox Trot were all the rage. This is not a spectator event; every guest is part of the scene in their vintage best. From 1-6 p.m. the panoramic Dunsmuir front lawn becomes the stage on which all participants play, picnic, dance, and sip champagne; reminiscent of a scene from The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel of 1925.

Don Neely’s Royal Society Jazz Orchestra With Carla Normand
Dance to RSJO’S Authentic Jazz Era Arrangements

The Great Gatsby Bathing Beauty Revue With
The DecoBelles

Toast the Crowning of This Year’s Miss Art Deco

Grand Motor Car Exhibit
Enjoy Dozens of Art Deco Era Autos on Display

Wine Tasting
Wine provided by LeVin Winery—Commemorative Wine Glass $5

Dunsmuir House Tours
Complimentary House Tours 2pm to 3pm

Prizes will be awarded:
Best Auto, Best Costumes for Ladies, Gents and Children, Best Picnics, Petite to Grand, Best Charleston

A Fashion Parade at which you can show off your vintage style in a promenade before our stage!


Things to do in Beverly Hills P2!

Either before or after your visit to they Paley Center for Media you need to put this address into your GPS: 516 Walden Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90210…..now be prepared to be amazed, a real, live, witch house *cues evil witchy laugh and thunder sound effects*

I give you……the Spadena House!

This storybook style house was built in 1921 was originally used as offices and dressing rooms for Irvin Willat’s film studio in Culver City.  In 1934 it was moved to its current location and converted to a private home.  Unfortunately, it is not open to the public or available for tours, *cues crowd booing*, but it’s really fun to see in person and enjoy all of the detail that is put into this property.  Obviously being in Beverly Hills there are strict rules on lawn maintenance but this house has the most amazing landscaping to give the already cool house the perfect accent. 

If you ever get a chance to check it out, please share your pictures or tell me what you think!

 


Another local Victorian must see, I give you….Kimberly Crest house in Redlands, CA

Another local Victorian must see, I give you….Kimberly Crest house in Redlands, CA

This house is truly stunning and available for tours and events.  I have only taken the tour here but they recently had a “Princess at the Castle” event that is every little girls dream.

The beautiful home and lovely gardens are worth going for on their own.  Redlands is a beautiful town and is rich with Sothern California history as many early Victorian settlers put Redlands on the map and there are quite a few Victorian homes in the area.

Kimberly Crest was built in 1897 and is a French chateau style home.  There are 3 levels to this home, first for entertainment, second for family living, and third for servants and additional living space for guests.

The house at Kimberly Crest is open for public tours Thursday, Friday and Sundays from 1:00-3:30p.m. with tours starting approximately every 30 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors or students and free for children under 5. No reservations are required for groups of less than 10 individuals.

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Contact info: 1325 Prospect Drive, Redlands, CA 92373   Phone: 909-792-2111

If you ever get a chance to check this out, I’d love to hear about your visit!!!


Visit your local Victorian – today’s house is the Heritage House in Riverside, CA

Visit your local Victorian – today’s house is the Heritage House in Riverside, CA

I have been to this house several times as they always have a full calendar of events.  Please check the site and pick any of the wonderful events they hold on site.  My personal favorite is the Chinese Moon festival.  As always a grand family event with free crafts, music, tours, and food to buy.

8193 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 826-5273 (RMM)

Heritage House & Gift Shop Hours
Open September from the 1st weekend after labor day to June. (Closed July and August.)
Friday:  Noon – 3 pm
Saturday: Noon – 3:30 pm
Sunday: Noon – 3:30 pm
Closed Monday – Thursday & Major Holidays. Open for special events.
PLEASE ARRIVE 45 MINUTES BEFOFE CLOSING