Currently adding descriptions! We'll have multiple tracks of panels from 2:30pm Friday through 1pm Sunday, including an entire "Tipsy Crafting" track with free or low cost crafting panels.
Get a colorful sneak peek of Gregorio Pantoja and Martin Lindsay’s new book about “Fassionola” cocktail mixer. Developed by a German immigrant druggist and his wife in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California, the brand was coined “Passiflora,” then “Passionola” — a passionfruit product originally intended for soda fountains and parlors. After the end of Prohibition, Don the Beachcomber used it in many of his original tropical cocktails. Thirty years and several scandals later, it was rebranded “Fassionola.” Along its journey, it touched the lives of music publishers, actors, dancers, soft-porn directors, suspected mob associates, and bartenders keen to keep the legend alive.
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What’s the difference between a muumuu, a holomuu, and a paké muu? Why do some aloha shirts have horizontal button holes? Why are cabana sets and play suits favored poolside fashions? Learn all of this and more as Margo leads you on a tour of vintage aloha wear styles, quirks, labels, and history. Artist, Margo “Rocket Betty” Scott, designs and creates beautifully handcrafted aloha wear that captures the mid-century vibe while remaining fresh and modern. Her Sandwich Isles style jackets, hostess dresses, and cabana sets can be spotted at tiki bars and events around the globe. With a tropical soul, love of vintage, degree in costume design, and 30 years of professional experience, she has found her passion and loves sharing it with others. www.rocketbetty.com