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.
Spadina Museum is a historic house and grounds in the city of Toronto. In my opinion, it is Toronto’s best historic site.
On to this year’s event!
While it was a cloudy day,
that did not keep the garden party-goers away.
Here are a few finely-dressed ladies watching the costume contest:
Below are some of my favourite 1920s looks from the contest.
My friend Missy’s opium den girl look is sublime!
My gentleman friend’s whiskey-smuggler look is the bee’s knees!
Other honourable mentions:
Here are the costume contest winners!
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.”
I also entered the contest, to no avail (however, I did win two years ago!)
The kimono is an antique. I think it is actually from the 1920s or earlier.
Here are my fabulous friends Sapphyre and Missy showing off their outfits:
Other than the costume contest, activities included strolling the grounds and exploring the Austin home.
One could also enjoy the gardens, vineyard, and orchard.
Observing or participating in a Charleston dance lesson was a popular choice,
as was listening to one of the many 1920s style bands.
Partygoers could also enjoy music being played on antique gramophones.
I can’t wait to relive the 1920s again for a day next year!