Mad Men, Burlesque, Bohemia and Countryside

Don’t ever let anyone tell you there’s nothing to do in Norwich.

Monday morning has come around again after a hugely busy and fun packed weekend! I’m sure that these posts are a lot like someone forcing you to look through all of their holiday photos, but in my head I am convincing myself that should you ever take a trip to Norwich, or if you already live here, maybe you’ll find some exciting places to go and things to do. This is probably not the case and you are already thinking “yawn, why do I care what Retro Chick did this weekend?” but I’m going to show you anyway. So buckle in for photos of cocktails and burlesque!

On Friday night I was invited along to a Mad Men themed event at a local bar called Bar 52. We were treated to a “Mad Men” cocktail, containing a lot of Blue Curaçao and some deliciously retro canapes like devilled eggs and little spots of pâté on crackers.



I had a total lighting fail attempting to get outfit photos upstairs, so I fell back on a bathroom selfie. I love this Bettie Page dress I bought in Las Vegas teamed with a skinny gold charity shop belt. It looks even better with sky high gold stilettos, but it’ll be a while before my ankle is up to them! I only wore these small heels to walk around the bar and felt a bit nervous!

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