Monday, October 29, 2012

A Trip to Jane's Carousel

As I'm sitting here waiting for Hurricane Sandy to drown us all, I was flipping through photos on my camera and realized I didn't post about my wonderful trip to Jane's Carousel this summer. It's a beautiful carousel the built in 1922 in Philadelphia, restored, and brought to the Brooklyn Waterfront. Husband and wife team Janes and David Walentas bought the carousel at an auction in 1984 and spent years lovingly restoring it, luckily for us.

Any time at the waterfront or on the Promenade is great and going there right after work with the Boy was even better because the sun was setting. The night we rode the horsies, there were only a few kids with their parents, so it felt like we had it to ourselves. It's absolutely gorgeous, even down to the glass pavilion it lives in. I don't know if my photos capture how elegant the carousel is.

look how happy my love is!

I wear this 1950s circle skirt to death during the summer. Currently hunting for an equivalent for the colder months.


  1. Cute post, cute love, cute skirt. Hope you're all doing well and staying safe during Sandy.


  2. The carousel looks amazing! I have not been on a carousel since I was 3 or 4 years old. Love your skirt! :-)

  3. Love carousels...I believe there is a very similar one in Santa Monica but everytime we get to go (which is not often) it's closed. Now your post makes me want to go and take my little one, asap.

  4. too flippin adorable. love all your pictures and you look gorgeous in your skirt! I, too am a vintage/pinup/classic lover. :)
    Looking forward to reading more of your blog.


  5. Love the outfit!! hope all is well with your family since Hurricane Sandy!


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