santa monica vintage5/07/2012
Over the weekend Vanessa and I paid a visit to a vintage exposition, where vendors from all over combine their timeless collections together. It takes place once a year in Santa Monica and we were both on a hunt for some lovely gems. I have been needlessly searching for a velvet hat and the perfect dress, always. Mostly we were content to spend the afternoon away from laborious tasks!
I admired many hats, ran my fingers through delicate dresses, and resigned myself to the fact that they were much too expensive. Sometimes I wish vintage items were 1/3 of their price, but I suppose their special qualities deserve monetary rewards. We even saw Dita von Teese perusing through the same racks, she looked quite immaculate and Vanessa even exchanged a few short words with her.
Since we were in Santa Monica we visited Swingers, which I mentioned in my Los Angeles guide. It had been years since we last ate there, but it still felt like old times. Vanessa ordered delicious French toast and I had the vegetarian "sloppy joe". Diner food at its finest.
Vanessa in her sundress. I've been increasingly aware that my winter garments are no longer suitable for this bright sunny weather. Perhaps our pale skin really needs the sunshine, but truthfully I am quite useless with summer attire! The week now resumes- and I hope you all have a great Monday x