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!