Vintage Birthday Trip for the Big 5-0!

Vintage Birthday Trip for the Big 5-0!

After 15 years of planning, it’s really happening this time.  I’m turning 50 in October and I am finally taking my long-coveted Vintage Birthday Trip!

Those of you who have been reading the blog for some time know that I was planning a trip for my 45th birthday, but then we moved to St. Croix.  Those of you who’ve known me even longer know that I’ve been saving for this trip since my 35th birthday in 2002.

The scenario is this:  build a 1930s wardrobe and take a trip that warrants wearing it.

The plan:

transatlantic crossing on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 from New York to Southampton
Venice-Simplon Orient Express train from London to Venice
transatlantic crossing on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 back to New York

In between, there will be some visiting friends, using my language skills, taking modern trains, and visiting the town in the Alps where my grandfather grew up.

Before then, there will be A LOT of sewing.

The Proposed Route

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So stay tuned!  Today is exactly five months before the day I leave.

Who’s with me?

Let’s do this from the skin out!

Next step…  Wardrobe planning

One Response to Vintage Birthday Trip for the Big 5-0!

  1. Kass this sounds like a wonderful experience with tons of potential growth in the fun arena! I’m new but very interested in steampunk and vintage cosplay. With hubby about to retire, I’m looking around for sites, groups, forums that post vintage cosplay-themed events, short trips, and outings, especially those that use an old train, cruise ship, museum, or similar venue as the backdrop. Are you planning to invite or include other like minded individuals in your trip? Have you any links or sites you’d recommend looking for these? I live close to Canada and find their groups seem to be more active than NE US, but maybe I’m not looking in the right place. Suggestions?