[Side note: you are all heathens for not being excited about that Gainsborough portrait!]
So the thing I keep meaning to post about, but then get distracted by how busy life is these days, is… I’M GOING TO PARIS IN MAY! EEP! SUPER exciting! I’ll be visiting Lisa, who lives in Paris, for a week and a half.
Beyond wanting to visit Lisa, and who DOESN’T want to go to Paris? The thing that is getting this nervous flyer on a plane by herself is…
I’m going to be going to Vaux-le-Vicomte! Which is the French chateau that was the inspiration for Versailles. Specifically, to the Grand Bal Costume — a 17th/18th century (required! yay!) costume ball, with dinner beforehand. The ball will be in the Grand Salon, which sounds very promising; and will have a Baroque musical group, and period dancing. (Side note: I am amused that the ball goes from 11pm-3am, which is so VERY European!). There will be fireworks in the garden. I may die of happiness!
This is the room the ball will be in:
And then on Sunday, I’ll be going to the Journee Grand Siecle, which is a 17th/18th century costumed afternoon at Vaux where attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, plus there are various demonstrations/activities.
I am BEYOND excited! I hope to meet/re-meet many European costumers I’ve chatted with online. And and…TWO COSTUME EVENTS IN NOT JUST PERIOD BUILDINGS, BUT OVER-THE-TOP FABULOUSLY PERIOD BUILDINGS!!! Where history happened!
Of course, there will be other adventures — I plan to spend as much of a day as I can stomach at the Louvre. And there’s other costume stuff… but I’ll save that for the next post!
Oh, input desired! I am going to wear my 1780 polonaise for the picnic day. Which francaise should I wear to the ball — the peach or the black? I am purposely NOT stressing myself by trying to make something new for this!