4th Annual Tiki Lani Lanai

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This was our 4th Annual Tiki Party … with surf bands, burlesque performances, rum tastings, limbo and colourful outfits galore … we threw one hell of a party!

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Not quite sure what a Tiki Party is?  Click here to find out more Tiki culture.

Click here and here to see what TVS Tiki previous parties were like :)

A wee glimpse of some of the crowd and performances of the night… Kassandra Love + Coconut
The bigger the hair flower the better 🙂 Moi…before the hair fell flat :/

What I Bought

There were a number of fabulous vendors on site … which means some shopping had to be done 🙂

This adorable brooch I picked up from Cheap Thrills.    I DO Love Lucy! I do! I do!!! Click here to see what I mean.

Then I met Marylou of The Bonnit … and these bad boys followed me home.  Perfectly compact rain bonnets with adorable patterns on them!

And they even fit with a giant hair flower affixed to head – bonus!!! 😉

They come 2-per-pack.  And soon with colour printed patterns.

Right now she’s offering FREE shipping to all over Canada.  Just sayin’ ladies 😉

 

What I Wore

I picked-up this floral halter-neck dress last year at one of those blowout sales Tatyana Boutique was having.

Kinda loving the lime green centers on blue flowers, all over an all black background.  I plan on extending the wear of this dress into the Fall with a black cardi… since it’s been waiting to be worn out for an entire year!

  How beautiful is the backdrop of our Photo Booth?

I can’t even imagine how much patience and delicate scissoring it must have taken to get each of these leaves perfect.

Totally worth it tho.  Just.  Beautiful! ❤

 

How I Got The Look:  Dress and Purse, Tatyana Boutique,  Giant hair flower, Fruits of Bali, Jelly shoes from my trip to Malaysia (click here to find out more)

Special Thanks to Joy Tan for snapping these pics of my outfit for me!

Did YOU make it out to our Tiki Party?  What did you think of my outfit and this event recap post?

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End of Summer Recap

It happened.  Summer is Over.  Fall has officially begun!

I dunno about y’all….but I had an excellent summer!  Toronto is the greatest!  And Summer in the city is just the best!

With all the many street festivals, buskers, concerts, dancing on the pier, movies in the park and ferry trips to the Toronto Island… there’s always tons of fun to be had.

Here is a quickie recap of some of the fun-in-the-sun events I attended, that I didn’t get a chance to blog about:

TVS PinUp Picnic

Toronto Vintage Society did another PinUp Picnic this year … armed with blankets and baskets we sectioned off a corner of Trinity Bellwoods to enjoy an afternoon of simple fun in overcast skies…

The Outfit:  Cherry peep-toed wedges, H&M; Wicker purse, Tatyana; Parasol, Damzels … and the dress…

Click here to find out more about my dress.

After picnicking … a few of us were ready to learn how to do The Stroll with Drea from Soda Pop Hop

No vintage picnic is complete without some dancing in the grass.  Click here to see what last year’s picnic was like 🙂
A few of us from the Toronto Vintage Society and Friends

Dirty Dancing Quote-a-long
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The Bloor Cinema hosted a Quote-a-long movie screening of DIRTY DANCING.

Oh yes…. taking us back to the summer of 1963, via the summer of 1987. Frances “Baby” Houseman (Jennifer Grey) is resigned to spend her summer at a wholesome family resort in the Catskills, when she unwittingly discovers the wild dance parties the resort staff have after hours.10359517_974515665932684_7252387843080995829_n

This quote-along screening was hosted by comedian Steph Tolev, in a karaoke-style where you were encouraged to yell back at the movie screen and boo Robbie-the-Jerk, woot Johnny-the-Dreamboat, and get up and dance like it’s the Time of Our Lives!!!!

Happy to report that EVERYONE knew exactly when to say, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”
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Toronto Vintage Society’s Tiki Lani Lanai

This was our 3rd Annual Tiki Party … and it was our best turnout ever!

Not quite sure what a Tiki Party is?  Click here to find out more Tiki culture.  And here to see what it was like last year 🙂

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Me among the crowned Tiki Queen of the evening…. and her wife.  Aren’t they both just adorbz!
11921829_10101220605639121_280784171583094998_o My outfit:  I found this floral aqua romper (yup, its a onesie friends) from Forever21+; Hair flower from Fruits of Bali; Sandals from Coach

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A few of the ladies of Toronto Vintage Society who helped organized and put this party together 🙂

O.K. Blue Jays!

I’m not a big sports fan – sitting through 9-innings of baseball on the hottest day ever and paying for ridiculously over priced food and booze, isn’t my first choice of spending a sunny afternoon.

Buuuuuuut the Toronto Blue Jays have been killing it this season!  And in true bandwagon-fan fashion… I wanted to be apart of the hype!!!

So, we got ourselves nose-bleed tickets to a PACKED Skydome game!

Plus, look at these cutie-pie tees I found us!!!  $17 from Winners bebe!  Aren’t we the cutest!??!

Clearly our matchy-matchy look helped them WIN the game that day.  You’re welcome fellas! 😉

Turns out for a non-sports-fan, I made it to a game last year too.  Click here for that.

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Pre-drinking at Steam Whistle Brewery before the game

 Let’s Go To The Ex!

I haven’t been to The Ex since I was a teen. A few dancing friends went down on a Monday night to cash in on the $6 after 5pm deal…..
11988536_10153675292692280_840043766316412141_n We tasted weird deep-fried foods … checked out livestock at the farm … rode some rides… lost money trying to win prizes…

In line with the gang for BUMPER CARS at The Ex!
In line with the gang for BUMPER CARS at The Ex!

AND got to dance the night away to BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY ….!!!  We were “So Money” and we didn’t even know it 😉11947430_10153149724719072_1149692331768427987_n

Remember that movies Swingers, yup, you get it!

I also visited Ottawa, participated in Rosie-O-Rama, put money on the ponies at Hats & Horseshoes, Rocked a crop top against Oparh’s advice, and saw THE ROOTS in concert for PanAm.  🙂

There it is  … Farewell to a fabulous Summer!

I hope you enjoyed yours and filled it with lots of fun in the sun with friends, friends.

Thanks for reading! xo

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