August 30, 2010
On Saturday morning we packed a picnic lunch and headed to the ferry for our second trip to Governor's Island this season. This weekend the island hosted a 1920's Jazz Age Lawn Party complete with a full jazz orchestra and a dance floor on the grass!
There were tap dancers and pearls and suspenders and bow ties! Everyone was dressed to the nines. Some people got the hair and makeup so right on you'd swear they stepped out of a time machine. Not to mention the dancing! I tried to keep up with my boyfriend's swing dancing moves, but I was mostly swung around like a rag doll (he says we're a backwards couple because he always wants to dance and I... only sometimes want to dance).
And okay... Here's one of us. We tried our best with the costumes, pulling from our closets the night/morning of. We were definitely well below average on the costume scale (considering I'm not even showing you my complete outfit), but we made a solid attempt, and Adam (my boyfriend who shall henceforth be referred to by name) even had a functioning pocket watch!
Also, the tap dancer on the right (in the top left photo) is a friend of Adam's from college. He spotted her during her routine (a fun surprise!). Hope you all had a lovely weekend and a not-so-bad Monday. xo
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