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Shanghai: Roaring Twenties Style.

The reason we headed to Shanghai with a bunch of expat friends from Hong Kong and Singapore was to celebrate our good friend Kim’s birthday.

Inspired by all of Shanghai’s amazing twenties-style architecture, on Saturday night everyone dressed up flapper-style.

Invites were of course by Minted. I took the Hearty Halloween invites by jody wody and re-purposed them to be more roaring twenties than pumpkin!

The evening’s festivities were held at the Shanghai Kee Club, which couldn’t be a more awesome space.

It’s located in twin 1920s building styled like personal residences.

The rooms are chalk-full of historic and contemporary art, antiques–many from the adjoining Alfred Dunhill Home–and beautiful textiles.

We were lucky enough to all get seated at one, big long table… I love long tables! Above the mantle is a quarter of a real car–talk about man cave inspiration.

I was especially excited about the night’s theme having become completely obsessed with Downton Abbey and it honestly felt like Shanghai was the most appropriate place in the world to dress like this!

The birthday girl making final adjustments.

Now, that’s a bar, am I right?

I highly recommend the theme for your next fête! Fascinators, long necklaces, headbands worn on your forehead, top hats… what could be better?

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