Today we had a late breakfast at the Studio Diner. Wilma Flintstone took our order but G.I. Joe delivered it
Sami is going all casual and loose while we’re here in California. Here, he limits himself to only 2 go-cups and one circulating mug.
We love this place not only for the endless delivery of heaping platters of ethnic food over the course of 3 hours, but also for the showers of dollar bills that happen when patrons tip the performers. They give the amount to the waiter, who converts it into single dollar bills and then the tip is part of the show, as illustrated in the video clip above. [ link to video ]
Anyway, this is what I’m doing today: shopping for vintage things from Paris. It’s for gifts for somebody (my Martini night partner) who is a Francophile. I bought a set of 1950s souvenir playing cards from Paris for her birthday and now I’m thinking that I might make a serving tray out of a picture frame, some drawer handles and a vintage menu. I found this slightly damaged 1972 menu from Maxim’s and I like it better than the mint-condition duplicate. To me, that discoloration and the corner darkening are part of its appeal, but I’m not sure that anyone else would think so.
What do you think? Is it too shabby to give as a gift, or do you look at it and say “Wow! That’s charming!”
World Famous Fashion Icon and Busy Mom™ Michelle Obama has given us an early Halloween treat by showing us a pre-view of her Halloween mask. This one is called the “Stop A Clock”. Too busy to elaborate – please amuse yourselves at Michelle Obama’s Mirror:
“It looks like we’ve gained a little weight.”
I found a draft of an old thing I was working on bemoaning the modern bride practice of forgoing bride-and-groom cake toppers. Plopping a small bunch of live flowers on top of a tiered cake just doesn’t do it.
I think I’ll finish that mostly so that I can show off my own 1980 caketopper and my parents’ one from 1950. Modern cake toppers are still being made and, modern times being what they are, some of them are pretty tasteless. I have an image folder of types I was going to use to illustrate the post, but today I came across one I haven’t seen before and I couldn’t wait to share it with you.