Bright Young Things at the Crane Estate

Hello Jazz Lovers,

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I hope you are having a fabulous summer… I certainly am! I had the pleasure of attending the Roaring Twenties Jazz Party at the Crane Estate (Ipswich, MA) on July 31st, and I wanted to share some tidbits with you. The picture above is me hanging out by a genuine model T from the 1920s (man I would have loved a chance to drive that vehicle).

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I went with my friend, Myriam, and as you can see, she did a little shopping while we were there. She scored this “come hither” fan which she intends to use to drive members of the opposite sex wild. She also received a fun cheat sheet about how one wields a fan communicates much more than one might expect:

With handle to the lips = kiss me

Fanning slowly = I am married

Fanning fast = I am engaged

Open wide = wait for me

Drawing across the cheek = I love you

Carrying in left hand = desirous of acquaintances

Twirling in the left hand = I wish to get rid of you

Twirling in the right hand = I love another

Closing it = I wish to speak to you

The Crane Estate is a gilded jewel with enchanting views. I tried to capture some of its beauty in these pictures, but of course, they can never do it justice.

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This party would not have been complete without my fellow revelers making merry on the grounds and on the dance floor. Here are some of my favorites:

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The vendors helped to make this a memorable experience by selling the type of vintage treasures it is hard to find anywhere else. If only I had $1,000.00 to shop to my heart’s content…

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I hope you enjoyed these pictures. Maybe some of you can join us next year if you happen to be in Massachusetts in July!

4 Comments

  1. jazzfeathers says:

    I am so jealous… πŸ˜›
    I’ve also been following the progress of the JazzPhilly 1920s party.
    Ah… one day I’ll visit the US again, and it will be in a season I can join this kind of party πŸ™‚

    1. Please let me know when you visit the US again – we would have a great time at one of these parties! I try to keep up with what is happening, so I am sure we could find something:)

      1. jazzfeathers says:

        I sure will… though I don’t think it will be anytime soon, I’m afraid éè
        You’re from Boston, aren’t you? Last time a Bostonian friend of mine hosted me πŸ™‚

      2. I am near Boston. I don’t have a guest room, but I would be happy to play tour guide when you visit!

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