|All packed and ready to go... yay tropical prints!|
|The poodles came along too, here we are in the car. Pierre looks pretty pathetic with his little nose sticking out but don't be fooled, he is quite spoiled. One thing that I love about the Denver/Boulder area is the abundance of dog-friendly hotels.|
|We stayed at the Millenium, the hotel where the event took place. Our room had a large balcony with table and chairs which was wonderful. Here is our view of the Flat Irons.|
|We strolled down and, of course, I hit up the vendors right away. Here is a photo of Sarah, a lovely gal and co-owner of The Castaway Trading Co. Brent picked up one of their grenade flasks.|
I was also excited to chat with several members of the Denver chapter of the Fraternal Order of Moai.I was fortunate enough to attend some events by the Cincinnati/Dayton chapter and those fellas are always so incredibly welcoming, nice, friendly, and fun! They had a really wonderful raffle at the end of the night, the winners received all sorts of rums and tiki goodness. Sadly, I didn't have a winning ticket but the proceeds went to a good cause (animal shelter!!).
There were a number of scheduled events throughout the day. Around 5:30, Brent and I went to a talk about the history of the Tiki Drink. Fun and informative: yes, free drink samples: YES!
|Later we strolled down to the pool - so sunny, almost like the real tropics!!|
|Vintage cars were on display throughout the evening. Brent is especially fond of these old Woodies.|
|Brent's favorite quote of the evening (about the woodies) "We need one of these when we move to Hawaii"... I like the way he is thinking:)|
|ELVIS SIGHTING!! By the pool.|
|As the evening approached, there was a pig roast, hula dancers, fire dancers, lots of live bands, contests, and, of course, tropical drinks.|
|Grainy photo of the dancers|
|Even worse photo...|
The hotel had a little restaurant where we both indulged in delicious breakfast then made our way out to the pool:
|Brent enjoying the morning|
|Yay pool! It was so incredibly relaxing! I'm wearing my favorite Esther Williams bathing suit, it makes me feel just like the Million Dollar Mermaid. I had been itching to swim for ages!|
Now that I'm home, I can still be reminded of our fun mini-vacation with a few of the items that I brought home (two of these were actually picked up at the Modernism show last weekend).
The Barbara Willis pink candy dish is probably my favorite find, it's just so fun with the gold trim and the little feet at the bottom. Very atomic with the boomerang shape. I picked it up from Vintage Treasures.
Next up is this amazing Pirate Grenade Flask from Castaway Trading Co. This was Brent's purchase of the evening! Check out their shop for lots more pirate themed goodies!
Modernism Find: I just fell in love with this Bobbie Brooks peach sweater at the Modernism expo. It's in perfect condition and will be great this fall paired with cigarette pants and flats!
My other Modernism find was this absolutely STUNNING Nomotta knitting and crochet pattern booklet. Every single one of the designs are just fabulous and I want to make them all! I would love to do a separate post on this to share these looks, but for now feast your eyes on the cover and one of my favorite sweaters.
It's been a dream of a Labor Day weekend! I feel so refreshed and ready to get back to work - I'm hoping everyone else is feeling the same.