We recently attended the 50's Fair at Rose Seidler House (location of our notorious attempted partner swapping last Christmas).
We love everything 1950s. The music, the dresses, the retro home wares (notsomuch the gender and racial politics but we ignore them on Fair day!).
How gorgeous do these ladies look? So many people at the Fair dress up in authentic or replica clothes. There are booths set up doing hair and make-up. I would love-adore-cherish-swoon for one of those beautiful dresses. I love that 1950s dresses are designed for curvaceous hour glass women like myself.
The other fun thing about the 50s Fair (like any fair) is the food! We had popcorn, lemonade and the most glorious hotdogs (mine is felafel). There is something so gratifying about munching down on fair food, or carnival cuisine, while strolling through the open air listening to music and looking at attractions!
The funniest thing happened as we were walking to the car. A group of children had set up a homemade lemonade stand on the corner near their house, to take advantage of all the foot traffic heading out of the Fair.
The most gutsy young boy was spruiking like a New York street vendor! He bailed us up and we happily parted ways with the 50 cents it cost for a small cup (a large cup was a dollar).
I am so glad we got the small cup! It tasted like pure lemon juice (and some zest) had been stirred into warm tap water. It was so strong and lemony I almost choked when I took the first sip. I had to smile and pretend it was delicious as the children were watching.
Maybe next year I will go all out and dress up. Do you think Betty Draper or Joan Holloway?