Sunday, March 13, 2011

Bumble Bee Brunch

Two other things that are becoming an annual spring-time tradition 1) wearing my delicate but lovely 1930s yellow and black floral frock (which I dubbed the "bumblebee" dress when I got it over a year ago) and 2) dining at the Old Mill restaurant for my birthday or anniversary.  My actual b-day is not for a few weeks and my wedding anniversary isn't until next month, but since family was in town, we had a fantastic double-decker "birth-aversary" brunch at this amazing venue, which is located inside a re-appointed 19th century flour mill.  I combined traditions by wearing the "bumblebee" dress.  Not only do I adore the old stonework of the Old Mill and the view of the creek that once powered the mill from the restaurant, but I always enjoy the actual food served inside this place (it is always fresh and local). We actually just got the chefs' book, Earth to Table; can't wait to read it. Anyway, this is one of my favourite places in the world--the mixture of history and "slow food" created on the 1000 Mile Diet idea makes me a very happy girl, indeed.










15 comments:

Mrs. Exeter said...

Oh I love that dress - you look so pretty. What a deliightful tradition - I hope you had a great time.

Miss Emmi said...

That dress is perfect for springtime - what lovely, fresh colours!

BaronessVonVintage said...

thanks, Mrs. E! I ate waaaaaaay too much this weekend, but 'twas worth every calorie!

Penny Dreadful said...

Most stylish bumblebee I've ever seen x

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

what a charming vintage hairstyle! it almost reminds me of princess leia (in the very best of ways!) =)

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Mary R. said...

I can't believe how "30's" you look! Great!

Iz bakinog ormara said...

I like very much your new photo outlay, but would also like to see more photos of your outfit, more vlose-ups, different angles. Because this dress is adorable.

N. said...

I absolutely love the detailing of the dress.

garofit said...

I think it's great to create traditions like that, pairing certain pieces of your wardrobe to them and this lovely dress is just the thing for early spring color scheme wise.

Mim said...

Fab outfit for a lovely occasion.

LandGirl1980 said...

Oooh! What a lovely ensemble!

BaronessVonVintage said...

I'm very grateful for your kind words about my dress and hairstyle (I grew up thinking Princess Leia was the height of female beauty, Hope, so thank you :)).

iz bakinog ormara, N: I will bear this in mind for future photos! I'm re-obsessed with photo collages (you can click on them to enlarge to giant proportions), but will see if I can find ways to photograph more detail-oriented images of my outfits :)

Lauren Hairston said...

Beautiful setting, fabulous dress--looks like a great weekend all-around! I have great respect for the slow food movement: we try to buy local/organic/etc whenever possible. Sometimes artificially-flavored Jell-O is a necessity, though! :-)

Trixie said...

Beeeee-autiful!!

Andi B. Goode said...

Ohhh, that dress! That's all I have to say, really. Swoon!
-Andi x