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Friday, May 6, 2011

My Dream Florida Escape

Oh my oh my, a trip to Florida is in order. It's been a very long time since my last visit and that was with children in tow to visit Disneyworld. Nothing wrong with that, but I have other things I'd like to be doing such as:

Visiting the International Swimming Hall of Fame. They are celebrating "Fort Lauderdale’s Centennial Celebration of Swimming and Diving."

The Public Grand Opening Event will be held on Thursday May 5, while the exhibit portion of the celebration will run through October 31st and is free during its first weekend, May 7- 8. As part of the exhibit Jantzen will showcase a sampling of their iconic pieces throughout the decades in conjunction with the Swimming Hall of Fame’s own historical pieces.

Jantzen will have various key exhibits showcasing the change in swimwear over the past 100 years. The main display will incorporate archival suits from 1921 to 1980, including suits worn by Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. A second display pays homage to President Ronald Reagan who wore Jantzen throughout his life. Reagan, who, like the city, was born in 1911, was a lifeguard and swimmer and ISHOF Gold Medallion recipient in 1988. A third swimsuit display that features suits from the “Where the Boys Are” film will be available for viewing.


In collaboration with the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society, the exhibit will also include a picture history of Fort Lauderdale’s famous beach when it was the location of a Fort through the origins city pools, Spring Break, Jim Crow segregation, integration and the swimming hall of fame. There are also walls honoring the city’s famous aquatic athletes and celebrities who have visited the Hall of Fame from around the world. Another exhibit, sponsored by Recreational Design and Construction of Fort Lauderdale, presents the evolution of the Fort Lauderdale’s Casino Pool to the International Swimming Hall of Fame as it is today and may be in the future.

The museum is located at One Hall of Fame Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316.

Then I'd head to Miami to go to the Swim Show & newly added Lingerie Show at the Miami Beach Convention Center to be held July 16-19.

From what I've heard this is the show to go to for the industry in the US. I think I need to get a little more creative in how I'm saving my pennies. Hmmm, perhaps I'll win the glamourous giveaway Jantzen is having, a chance to win a 3 night stay at the Boca Raton Resort & Club including roundtrip airfare. Now that would be fabulous!

What would you do in Florida?

1 comment:

Kori said...

Wow there's so much to do..I'd love to go to Disneyworld.

If you get a chance, check out my post today, we're doing a novel release party about the release of my first book! I'd love to have you stop by and be a part of the party! Have a fabulous Fashion Friday love! Kori xoxo