Vintage Excursion – The El Cholo Cafe

Ok, so I know I promised a post about the Magic Castle.  Those plans fell through, however, so instead I attended a party honoring the local city councilman.  It was held at the El Cholo cafe, one of a popular local Mexican restaurant chain.  The original was opened in 1923, although the one where the party was held was opened quite a bit later.  It still has lots of early California charm however, and both the food and margaritas on the rocks are excellent!

I wore a black wool wiggle dress with a faux bolero.  Although it doesn’t show in the photos, the bodice has lots of black soutache embroidery and black velvet trim.

I also wore my newest millinery creation, a red silk velvet half hat with three velvet rosettes on across the back.  I matched the hat with my new red patent Steve Maddens and had a ball hob-nobbing with Pasadena’s finest with a taco in hand!


I didn’t get a good shot of my hat at the party, so I took one of her on my vanity tray at home:
I was having a good hair day:
That’s all, folks!

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One Response to Vintage Excursion – The El Cholo Cafe

  1. Wida says:

    Wow! You are stunning. This is amazing. 🙂

    Missing Amsie Blog

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