Sunday, February 6, 2011

It's No Love Boat But It Will Do

On any truly serious Woman of Elegant Leisure's list of 101 Things To Do Before Going To That Silk Upholstered Boudoir In The Sky in a transatlantic crossing on an ocean liner.  Not a cruise ship.  That's just tacky.  An ocean liner.  One that will properly stow all your hat boxes and fur muffs.

I got close on Saturday at Laura and Mike's wedding (Holy Cats, Laura!  You're married!!!) aboard the Queen Mary.  An honest to goodness old-timey ocean liner that movie stars and royalty used to sail on back in the day before it was permanently docked in Long Beach a few decades ago.  Liberace sailed on it so you know it's high class.




















If you are wondering what are appropriate activities on a docked ocean liner, here's a helpful list:

1.  Lounging on deck chairs





2. Dance Dance Revolution




















3.  Heavy consumption of Shirley Temples


 



















Also, if you're in the market, you can get married by the captain of the ship.  I posed the question before the ceremony, "How does one become the captain of a ship that doesn't go anywhere?"  I got my answer by asking the man himself.  His answer, "I'm a captain on another line.  They contract it out.  All the captains of the Queen Mary are dead, my dear."  He was a charmer.

8 comments:

Camille said...

Oh Shirley Temples, get in my belly.

Valerie said...

That shot of you and Camille deckside is making me bananas with envy.

Also, I wouldn't say no to a Shirley Temple right now. Maybe drinking a Shirley Temple as I watch Shirley Temple...

Amanda said...

Holy Toledo, you are smokin' hot in that black dress!!!! I don't even know if I'm supposed to capitalize Toledo (are they talking about Ohio, or something else entirely) but you deserve all sorts of capitalization with that dress!
I'm so sad I missed the wedding, but also DDR and the lounge chairs. Every girl needs a little bit more of those things in their life.
So any pictures of the Mr. and Mrs. of the day?

Rach said...

I second Amanda on that fabulous dress! You look fantastic! I agree that an ocean liner is much more romantic than a cruise ship. I have always wanted to bask on the deck of a ship in a lounge chair. I'm green with envy. And ahoy.

colleeeen said...

I'll join the chorus on that dress. Absolutely lovely on you. One of my greatest dreams is to sail around the world on an ocean liner - like spoiled rich kids used to do in the old days after they finished school. Can you even DO that anymore? Dan and I will probably just have to do it ourselves on a piddly old sailboat.

colleeeen said...

Yes! You can sail on the Queen Elizabeth for 102 days on a world tour. It's only $21,194! I'm going to start saving my pennies for it now.

Sarah Alexander said...

I agree with Amanda, SMOKING HOT in that dress Rachel. You've gotta wear that to the blogger awards, where, I am certain I will see you one day.

Empress of Venus said...

There's no place for Captain Pragmatism when you're holding a Shirley Temple.