Passable vs. Acceptable is the question that prompted me to update my CROSSDRESSER PASSING IN PUBLIC page. Summer is almost behind us and my thoughts have drifted toward getting dressed again after a summer of doing guy stuff.
Micki is planning a new road trip and in that process security is always an important factor. Because passing is something I am not able to do. I don’t attempt to pass as a woman when I am dressed en fem. Micki made a decision many years ago that it is not practical for me to pull it off.
PASSABLE VS. ACCEPTABLE
That is not to say that I don’t put a maximum effort to look as glamorous and feminine as I can. I just chose not to attempt to deceive people into thinking I was a real woman.
The real me is far more interesting and fun than the hybrid I would be creating. Given the choice of being passable vs. acceptable as a crossdresser I choose acceptable crossdresser.
Most importantly there is no guarantee that I will be accepted when out and about which is why I take precautions to minimize my risk of danger.
I have heard about the City of Portland Oregon being very crossdresser friendly from folks on YELP last year. I knew there were crossdressers there but did not have a solid feel for it.
Ms. Micki became a member of the Vanity Club this year which opened access to crossdresser VC members in the area. Carolyn a local member graciously agreed to meet me for diner on Friday night and gave me some pointers on the area.
Micki Finn takes to the road
I stayed at a hotel I had been scoping out for sometime and was not disappointed at all because it lived up to my expectations.
The Hotel Deluxe was built in the early 1900’s but is meticulously maintained. The Deluxe promotes a theme of the glory days of Hollywood throughout the facility.
From the Deluxe lobby to the halls on every floor old Hollywood is the prevailing thought every where you look. Pictures adorn every available wall and speak elegance everywhere.
The food was excellent and the service was quick in addition to friendly.
Once the doorman opens the front entrance you are greeted by impressive stairs leading to the lobby where the Hollywood theme takes over.
Micki was the only crossdresser there and as usual over dressed for the occasion. I think given the theme of the hotel I should be looked at as an example of properly attire for a lady in the hotel. The weather was in the 50’s but most ladies were casual in booties and quilted coats. That doesn’t work for this it’s always dress up time for Mz Micki.
The Driftwood Room bar was of course my favorite place in the hotel with a very friendly staff. The bartenders made sure that I never had an empty glass. ( God I love that) The bartenders also make a great Cosmo. The staff takes the time to chat and make sure that you are having an enjoyable experience. That is one of the big reasons I stay in Boutique hotels almost exclusively. The room reminds me of the fancy restaurants I went to as a kid in Hollywood.
The Driftwood Room
I just thought this elevator was so cool with Mother of Pearl inlays made from Abalone shells and deep black lacquer walls. I felt like such a star!