Spring Fever

  

I must say Spring 2016 has been good to me. Each month during spring, I went into a time machine full of historical sightings,Mint Cream Vintage Expo & The Nashville Boogie Weekender.

March, historical sightings in Louisville,KY.

April, the first Mint Cream Vintage Expo. 

May, The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender. 

Ok now you know the order of my Spring Fever/Adventure! 

Spontaneously, I drove up to Louisville,KY the first week of March. My first time visiting the city & Kentucky period. Finn was so generous to tour me around his hometown. 

New Eyes

        New City

First stop is Muhammad Ali childhood home located West End of Louisville. The house is pink! Some investors out west somewhere (I think Las Vegas) purchased the home & hopefully be a museum someday. I have a vivid imagination so I imagine young Cassius Clay walking to school in the morning & boxing practice in the evening.

  


Next stop is Thomas Edison home in the Butchertown neighborhood. The brown brick shotgun house built around 1850. Edison stayed here for a year before he moved to NJ. 


I had to get out and stand on his porch, as though I just visited him. I told you I’m imaginative ha! I have to come back see the inside. The museum was closed that day but I made the best out of it. 


On our way to The Nitty Gritty vintage shop,I were admiring the beautiful old architecture around the city. Louisville is like Memphis & New Orleans had a baby. The city has the most Victorian homes in the country. The historical buildings are still standing & cool dive bars. Now we passing Whiskey Row,the 1900’s buildings stretching down main st. I can smell the Kentucky Bourbon. Ok picture this Al Capone & F. Scott Fitzgerald stumbling out the place & they dressed to the nines holding cigars. 

  
We have arrived at The Nitty Gritty vintage shop & from the looks of it I feel lucky. I walked into vintage heaven wall to wall goodies & upstairs treasures galore. 

Vintage Hats

  Vintage Handbags

    Vintage Dresses

I got just that!


The first Mint Cream Vintage Expo was held on April 30th. 


I been having vintage pop-up shops since 2012. I decided to have the event to promote other Memphis vintage shops & online shops. The event was held at Tad’s American Dream Safari/Tad’s Imaginarium. The place is a warehouse full of vintage air streams,campers & a cute little pond. It looks like John Waters head exploded inside. 


I had over 500 attendees and they loved it. Over 10 vintage vendors, classic car show,taco food truck,DJ spinning oldies on 45’s & vintage hair demos for men/women. The crowd/melting pot sounds better,all connected with each other. I love when my events have a mixed crowd, bringing everyone together that appreciate vintage.  The attendees also enjoyed our photo booth that had cool 3-D props provided by Erica Qualy & photography by Retro Photography & Blake Billings.


The event was a huge success and next year will be even better. 

Nashville Boogie Weekender in May was my Spring Fever finale. 


The lineup this year was amazing,Rev. Horton Heat,Big Sandy & The Flyrite Boys,Levi Dexter & plenty more. 


I saw old friends I met last year from NB which was the first one & met new ones.


 I hung out with Simon, the man behind Rockabilly on the Route.


Check out the festival in Tucumcari,New Mexico June 2-5th. 

Bernie Dexter has been my favorite pinup girl model for over 15 years. She inspired me to get into the rockabilly culture along with just the music itself. She has a lovely store that caters to all sizes of women. We clicked right away and have been chatting every since. She’s sending me some dresses and we already planned to meet up next year. She’s a sweetheart & genuine! Love you,Bernie! 


I watched Rev.Horton Heat perform backstage,which was awesome and took a photo with him afterwards. I rode back seat with Rev.Horton Heat to the next venue. YES I DID!!!! Also,Big Sandy bought me a pint of Jack Daniels. I swear Saturday night was just magical!! 


Well that’s my Spring Fever Adventure friends. 

More adventures are coming soon,so signup to receive updates! 

Bernie Dexter
Nashville Boogie
Retro Photography
Rockabilly on the Route

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