The 12th Annual San Francisco Edwardian Ball and World's Faire will take place Jan 20 & 21st at the The Regency Ballroom on Van Ness. The Los Angeles Edwardian Ball will occur two weeks later on Sat, February 4th, 2012.
Waltz with Claudia, scenes from Interview with the Vampire. I wish I knew how to center the darn video. Anyways, it's that time of the year again and I am soooo ready for fall. There is much that I would like to do in the next few weeks but we shall see. Methinks that life may be getting in the way.
Will I be sitting at home figuring out how to pay the bills or watching my little nephews? Well one of them anyway, the other has just hit the stage where he thinks he is too old to go trick or treating. He is all of 12. Will I be keeping ma company? She has not been feeling her best lately. Or will we be tripping the light fantastic in West Hollywood?
Love these scenes of Claudia and the music that was chosen. Many of the tributes to her on YouTube focus on her "evil" side. I feel that this video does a pretty good job at portraying the the sadness and melancholy of the woman trapped in a little girl's body.
It has recently come to my attention that a major ball will be taking place in San Diego on Dec 10th. For anyone lucky enough to be able to attend, here is what you have to look forward to according to The H.M.S. Facebook Event Page:
Don your finest or most festive evening/masquerade attire (Victorian or Steampunk recommended) and join us on San Diego's largest and best dance floor! For this special alternative Victorian Ball, MC Walter Nelson will present L'Heure Verte, performing a stimulating range of authentic period music, and Steam Powered Giraffe, a one-of-a-kind ensemble featuring Col. Walter's marvelous musical robots, which must be seen as well as heard. Non-dancers are welcome and will have no difficulty participating in the Grand March! Light refreshments are included with entry.
Tickets: $20 through Oct 31 $30 through Nov 30 (discounts available) $35 after Nov 30 (discounts available) No discounts at the door.
AFTER OCT 31, you can choose between: DISCOUNTS FOR INDIVIDUALS ... $5 off for full time students, active duty military, and seniors 65+ (ID required at entry) - OR - DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS ... Blocks of tickets purchased in a single transaction as follows: 4+ : $12 off (save $3/ticket) 8+ : $40 off (save $5/ticket) 16+ : $100 off (save ~$6/ticket) 24+ : $180 off (save $7.50/ticket) 32+ : $280 off (save $8.75/ticket) 40+ : $400 off (save $10/ticket)
I am so lucky to have this house just around the corner from me, literally. One day not too long ago my husband was off on an errand. He called me and told me to meet him outside and that he had a surprise for me. I was smack dab in the middle of making a mess while trying to clean up a mess, and was more than a little irritated. But I did as he said.
He then proceeded to drive me around the block. I had been eyeballing the goings on at this house ever since it had been sold but had no idea that renovations had been completed or that an open house was now taking place. I was no longer irritated.
Close up of one of two stained glass windows in the front doors, original to the house. These have since been replaced by clear beveled glass panes.
Most of these photos were actually taken way back in May 2011. I started to post them but never finished. It has since come to my attention that the house may have once again changed hands and that a new website showcasing this beautiful home has been established. Click HERE to visit.
Also! If you happen to be in the area tomorrow, an open house will take place on Sat beginning at 11 a.m. If you have ever driving by this stunning place and daydreamed about it (like I did) now is your chance to to take a peek.
Following are some photos I took of the garden back in 2008. These were taken at a time when the home and gardens were being lovingly cared for by the preivous owner.
View from a second foor bedroom, facing the school.
Beautiful (massive!) antique garden urn.
Main stairway. Photos taken during 2009 estate sale.
I've been lucky to get to know this house close up over the years. It holds a very special place in my heart, as does the previous owners who loved this house dearly. I have more pictures taken over the last few years and will try to post them in the coming days. My fingers are crossed that this wonderful place winds up in caring and deserving (loving and respectful of old homes please) hands.
Zoom to the end of this post to view a couple of short videos of Ames-Westbrrok House.