Tuesday, June 23, 2009

great gatsby party...

My good friend Leslie and her roomies threw a party at their huge and very opulent house. It was built in the 1880s by Charles Thompson, as a gift to his bride. Since they lived in Saint Paul, the birthplace of F. Scott Fitzgerald (and it's rumored that he actually attended soirees at their house back in the day), they decided to throw a Great Gatsby-themed party. Unfortunately, their landlord has decided to reclaim his property and sell it; therefore, "The Great Good-bye" was their last shindig.

How cool does this party look!? I wish I could have attended, but alas! it was Grandma's Marathon weekend. I can't get over the costumes (don't you wish people still dressed like that?). Not only did they throw a kicking costume party but they had a professional photographer (Cameron Wittig) take all the photos AND a string quartet band (Spaghetti Western String Co.) provide the tunes. Sweet!

{Musician (and fellow roomie) Haley Bonar with Leslie} {Spaghetti Western String Co}
{My good friend Steve}
{A fine young chap}


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  2. Looks like fun! The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books!

  3. Wow! That looks like so much fun. The roaring 20's are yet another reason why I wish I could time travel. :)

  4. oh how wonderful!!! i need to have parties like this...but my 1978 home dosent have the same vibe...and disco parties arent my idea of fun :D

  5. That would be so fun! I'm not usually a fan of theme parties because they tend to fall in the pip and ho's category:) But this I could get into.

  6. Oh my wow!
    Handsome fellas! With cool clothing so easily at their disposal? Nice!

    I read Milford's Zelda Fitzgerald biography this past year. Some of it's a bit tedious, easily skimmable - but the insight into the time is remarkable. :)http://www.amazon.com/Zelda-Biography-Nancy-Milford/dp/0060910690 (the first four star reviews I agree with!)