Travel writer Yasmin Vought recently travelled to the Blue Mountains for an art-deco-themed weekend. Vought’s journey began with a two-hour train ride from Sydney to Katoomba. She stayed at a luxurious guesthouse by the name of ‘The Gatsby’.
The guesthouse was fitted out in 1920s style, with art deco lamps and luxury furnishings, which gave the place a nostalgic and relaxing ambiance. Vought received a warm welcome from host Lorraine Allanson before setting off to visit the Everglade Historic House and Gardens.
The house and gardens, previously occupied by entrepreneur Henri Van De Velde, provided a spectacular and picturesque setting for a group outing.
Back at the guesthouse Vought took a bath and enjoyed a few mint juleps, as was fitting for the theme of the home, before attending the Great Art Deco Ball. The ball is held annually in the lavish Grand Dining Room of the Carrington in Katoomba, and Vought had an opportunity to learn the Charleston dance at the ball, after enjoying a three-course meal and champagne.
During her trip Vought also took time to visit Leura for antique shopping and for a stopover at Echo Point for some scenic sights.