Gatsby Garden Party 2017!

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A few weeks ago, I attended the annual Gatsby Garden Party at Spadina House (Museum).

It was my fourth year attending!  Below is my gentleman friend in front of the historic home.

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Spadina Museum is a historic house and grounds in the city of Toronto. In my opinion, it is Toronto’s best historic site.

To read more about the history of the Spadina (Austin family) home and previous Gatsby parties, please visit my previous posts on the event here and here.

On to this year’s event!

While it was a cloudy day,

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that did not keep the garden party-goers away.

Here are a few finely-dressed ladies watching the costume contest:

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Below are some of my favourite 1920s looks from the contest.

My friend Missy’s opium den girl look is sublime!

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My gentleman friend’s whiskey-smuggler look is the bee’s knees!

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Other honourable mentions:

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Here are the costume contest winners!

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Those two adorable dogs in the front row were even dressed up 🙂

This little girl told me that she was “a black and white photograph.”

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I also entered the contest, to no avail (however, I did win two years ago!)

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The kimono is an antique. I think it is actually from the 1920s or earlier.

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Here are my fabulous friends Sapphyre and Missy showing off their outfits:

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Other than the costume contest, activities included strolling the grounds and exploring the Austin home.

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One could also enjoy the gardens, vineyard, and orchard.

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Observing or participating in a Charleston dance lesson was a popular choice,

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as was listening to one of the many 1920s style bands.

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Partygoers could also enjoy music being played on antique gramophones.

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I can’t wait to relive the 1920s again for a day next year!

Stay tuned!

 

 

 

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