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Last year I was honored to have modeled in the very first Isn’t It Romantic Vintage Show and Sale at the San Francisco Elks Lodge. It was a treat to strut in a 1930s daytime ensemble put together by Jula Isola from City Vintage. I also visited with like-minded people and of course shopped. In fact, I bought the fabulous vintage sterling silver belt I wore in the fashion show.

Isn’t it Romantic is back again at the San Francisco Elks Lodge coming up on Saturday February 11, 2012, 11-6. Produced by business partners Kimberly Manning Aker and Jula and Roberto Isola, this show is sure to be another big hit.

Me sporting a 1930s day ensemble at the 2011 Isn't it Romantic Vintage Show & Sale.

This year the popular event will include 20 roaming models sporting romantic vintage outfits guaranteed to inspire amore. Twenty vendors are set to display (and sell) the best in vintage men’s and women’s clothing, jewelry, and accessories. This is a good time to pick up gifts for your favorite vintage-loving Valentine. Like flowers? There will be lovely floral arrangements for sale.

The Elks Lodge has a full (no host) bar and food will be available for purchase. And speaking of the Elks this is a rare opportunity to hang out in the stately lodge, built  in 1926 and overlooking Union Square.

I think of Isn’t it Romantic Vintage Show and Sale as a happening. It’s a time and space where we vintage enthusiasts can spend the day visiting vendors, chatting with the models, enjoying a cocktail, even networking if we’re in the biz. Kimberly says what she and her partners intend is that shoppers and vendors get to know one another and develop a rapport that extends beyond the day. Vendors are happy to talk with shoppers, advise and inform them as well as keep an eye out for whatever they need to complete an outfit or add to a collection. “It’s like having a personal shopper,” says Kimberly.

Admission is a bargain at $5 for Elk Members and $8 for non-Elks. Even better – all proceeds go to the Bruno Pardini Scholarship Fund, which raises money for local youth programs.

Isn’t it Romantic Vintage Show and Sale, Saturday February 11, 2012, 11-6 at the San Francisco Elks Lodge, 450 Post Street, 3rd floor.

Hey, I’ll be there … if you spot me please say hello.

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