Sunday, May 20, 2012

Part Three: Hoover Dam, New York

No visit to Las Vegas is complete without a visit to the Art Deco masterpiece, the Hoover Dam.

Apparently, the cement at the base will take 100 years to set completely, so its still curing.

No visit to Las Vegas is complete without a visit to the 'Las Vegas' sign either.

The very next day we were off to New York for different taste of the USA.

Coney Island was a bit disappointing, I think we were expecting retro rides but it was a bit faded and sad. Hard to believe that just outside of the city is a beautiful beach though!

The High Line

Central Park

And of course, getting GAY MARRIED!

Jakk and I had only told a couple of people back home we were planning on tying the knot, and we were very lucky that a Facebook aquaintance happened to be in New York and agreed to be our witness. (We'll have an Aussie one eventually, once we've bought a place to live together).

My wedding dress came from Sweet Virginia Brooklyn literally the day before. I spyed a very crowded vintage store, chatted to the owner and discovered that I was the same size as her great aunt. I ended up leaving with three of her beautiful 1950s dresses (the brooch came from there as well).

Jakk wore an amazing burgandy and yellow 1940s tie, vintage vest and vintage trousers. She was getting a lot of admiring looks at the Registry Office, thats for sure!

We really loved New York, its just so full of people and places to go. Despite what people have said about New Yorkers being unfriendly, we didnt find it the case at all.

I think when we come back we'll stay in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) instead of the East Village. Its still really close to Manhattan, but its cheaper and there are fabulous places to eat and shop.

Williamsburg Flea - gourmet food, oddities and curiousities, and quite cheap vintage homewares
Enzos - modern pinup clothing and Freddies Jeans in the East Village. The owner is very friendly, and gave us the run-down on the Rockabilly scene in New York.
Cobblestones Vintage - beautifully laid out, specialising in pre-1960s
Stella Dallas 10 ft. Single - oh my goodness, where to start! Massive warehouse full of vintage (the good stuff is at the back) and prices were OK. But don't miss the homewares building next door if you're looking for real vintage fabric, rugs, curtains, tea towels etc.


MistressCatgirl said...

You two look so happy. Congrats on your marriage! Both of you looks elegant and beautiful.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your wedding!!! You two look so happy and in love. (Hopefully one day you'll be able to have a real wedding here in Australia)
Anyways, I've been a long time reader of your blog and just want to say how wonderful I've found it. This post is excellent, I love the traditional Las Vegas sign shot :) xo

Isis said...

Congratulations! You both look great!

Moe said...

Hello, I started reading your blog when Tasha (bygumbygolly) linked to you and I just wanted to de-lurk and say hi. You two looked fabulous on your wedding day and a big congratulations to you both.
(I blog over at

Solveig said...

Another newish reader from when Tasha linked to you. :) Love the picture of you from the Hoover Dam, you look so cute! I'd love to go there someday.
And congratulations on your wedding!

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