It’s a Go for Resort-O-Rama!

Conference of mid-century design, style and history gets Bay Area stage March 2-5
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Mark your calendar for next month’s (March 2-5) ‘Resort-O-Rama’ of mid-century style & design. The three-day event is being staged at the recently restored 1957 Flamingo Hotel (vintage shot above) located in Santa Rosa. All photos courtesy Resort-O-Rama

Longing to attend a Bay Area symposium curated with lots of mid-century architecture and design talks—plus nightly cocktail soirees?

Well then, mark your calendar for next month's (March 2-5) 'Resort-O-Rama' of mid-century style & design!

The three-day event is being staged at the recently restored Flamingo Hotel located in Santa Rosa, in the ‘Valley of the Moon.’ The mid-century setting is a spectacular 1957 resort designed by architect Homer A. Rissman.

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The producers behind Resort-O-Rama are Baby Doe and Otto von Stroheim, the same dynamic duo who have staged the annual uber-popular Tiki Oasis events in San Diego for the past 23 years, as well as the recent Arizona Tiki Oasis in Scottsdale.

"Otto and I live in the Bay Area and host two events that are very far away, and thought it would be great to do something local," says Baby Doe. The couple was set on doing something a little different than Tiki, and “since mid-century modern preservation is like a core value of ours, we wanted to promote historic preservation through the lens of modern-day values.”

"The Flamingo Resort is a mid-century marvel," Baby Doe says. "There are so many things that we love about the Flamingo—I mean Jayne Mansfield even stayed here!"

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All of the hotels that the couple takes over are historic places, Baby Doe says, and the Flamingo meets all of their requirements. The resort is on ten acres and, following a recent remodel, all of the interiors of the rooms have been updated in keeping with the modern aesthetic. Visitors can also look forward to a great café on site, with delicious food, and a cocktail lounge and live entertainment space called, appropriately enough, ‘The Vintage Space.’

"We just really felt the vibe of this place, and want people to experience it, take selfies around the sign, and just immerse themselves in it," says Baby Doe. "The hotel rooms form a circle that spokes out from a main pool area, which is a nice place to meet up for conversation. Plus, the place is pup-friendly!"

Resort-O-Rama features a sit-down dinner on Friday night 3/2, with live music by Project: Pimento and Mr. Lucky, two local Bay Area lounge bands.

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Will the Flamingo become muumuu heaven?

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