I'm going to just come right out and say it...I love everything vintage. What? You knew that already?
No, I mean everything. This includes kitchen stuff, decor, accessories, clothes, magazines (etc...etc...etc...)...and "experiences". I love to go places and do things that were popular years ago. Stuff that many consider "corny" nowadays. In fact, the cornier the better. For instance...when I finally get to Hawaii, I want a "Very Brady Hawaiian Vacation" coupled with a little Elvis "Blue Hawaii". I'm going to have a hula lesson, visit the Dole Pineapple plantation, stay at least one night at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel...all while wearing fabulous vintage outfits. See what I mean?
One of the "vintage experiences" on my bucket list is going to Sun Valley, Idaho and staying at the famous Sun Valley Lodge.
The Sun Valley Lodge was built by Union Pacific Railroad in 1936 and was America's first destination ski resort. It is also famous for having the first chairlift for skiers.
Sun Valley quickly became the celebrity hotspot of the 30' and 40's....
Clark Gable & Gary Cooper stayed there often.
Norma Shearer met her second husband, a Sun Valley ski instructor, when she literally fell into his arms.
Ernest Hemingway also loved Sun Valley. He came and stayed often...working on several of his famous novels while there. Eventually, he moved to Idaho and is buried in nearby, Ketchum.
The movie that started my interest in Sun Valley..."Duchess of Idaho"--starring Esther Williams and Van Johnson. A fun, romantic -comedy musical with Sun Valley as it's backdrop. I love Esther and Van together! They embody the image of the All-American boy/girl next door. Just adorable!
I just adore these vintage ski sweaters! They are seriously fabulous!! I will definitely be sporting a few of these when I go!
The thing I want to do the most is go on a horse-drawn sleigh ride with my sweetheart...while wearing my vintage ski sweater, and a cute pair of ear muffs!
Just like these lucky people in "Sun Valley Serenade"--another fun movie that also features the Glenn Miller Orchestra and one of my favorite "winter" songs--"It Happened in Sun Valley"
Check it out...
I wonder if the driver of the sleigh will let me play that song ( via my Ipod speaker) during our ride? I am so going to ask!
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