Back in Ogunquit with a full ’40s flashback. You’ve seen all these pieces before, but the romance of keystones and creaking hinges makes everything new again. Plus, I was having a killer hair day.
I wore this outfit to tour Maine’s historical buildings with my partner and parents. The tour guide interrupted herself multiple times to marvel at how Josh and I were, as she put it, “glowing with love”. This happens strangely often at living-history events. We are often both the youngest people in attendance and the most extravagantly dressed, and we ask far too many questions about historical minutiae. If we’re glowing with anything, it’s grateful acknowledgement that no one else would put up with either one of us.
People seem very charmed by a couple in their twenties so genuinely taken with reenactor life. We’ve been asked more than once if we’re on our honeymoon! I can’t say I mind the attention. It’s nice feeling like the teacher’s pet.
Speaking of historical minutiae, my latest article for Bustle discusses just that! Click over for seven little-known 20th-century trends. Downton Abbey fans will get at least one.