Lindy Hoppin’ in D.C.

This weekend was the D.C. Lindy Hop Exchange and although we couldn’t make it to all the events, we did make it out to the Saturday night dance at the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park. Since my back surgery (and car accident in December) I haven’t really been able to dance much. But a few of our friends were coming up from Richmond, VA and Durham, NC and we really wanted to see them. We also wanted to hear the fantastic music and see all the dancers. It was a great time and I got to get all dressed up, so of course I enjoyed that.

4:26:14 - 34:26:14 - 2 IMG_4729IMG_4694IMG_4684 4:26:14 - 5 4:26:14 - 64:26:14 - 7 IMG_4751Dress ~ eShakti
Hat ~ 1930s Vintage purchased from High Hat Couture on Etsy
Shoes ~ Chelsea Crew from Mod Cloth
Purse ~ 1940s Vintage from The Zone in Baltimore

This purse was such a fantastic find, it has special slots for a comb and mirror and it also comes with a matching coin purse. And they were all inside!

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The Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park is a beautifully restored 1933 Mediterranean style Art Deco building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and it’s stunning! This was a perfect place for dancing. I definitely want to go back and explore the park more.


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We were so lucky to be able to see and hear The Craig Gildner Big Band with the lovely and talented Laura Windley. Laura is a member of a few of the FB groups I belong to and I was so happy to finally meet her. She looked amazing in this yellow polka dot dress ~ which she confessed was actually a vintage dressing gown. Her voice is as beautiful as she is and I hope to see her perform again and hopefully to hang out.

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3 thoughts on “Lindy Hoppin’ in D.C.

  1. Michelle Moore says:

    That purse is to DIE for ..and the shoes…I’d be super interested in a tutorial on how you do your wonderful hair styles..and how you make your flowers as well!

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