Monday, October 15, 2012

Canter's Deli

The Fella and I ventured out to eat lunch at one of my favorite Vintage Jewish Deli's - Canter's.

Canter's is open 24 hours a day for your deli pleasures (ok, that was bad)! I first started going to Canter's in the late 90's. It was also an after show hang out when I performed in Rocky Horror. It was naturally the first restaurant that we took Scarlett to when she was just 2 weeks old! On some late nights, you may even spot Rodney Bingenheimer from KROQ. Who is responsible for discovering David Bowie, No Doubt, The Bangles and other Los Angeles musical Acts. He is almost alone everytime I see him. I need to ask him to join me for dinner one night!

 Some restaurants give you bread. Canter's gifts you fresh pickles (so.good.)
 I bought this 50's Maternity top at Playclothes. I am a little frustrated fashion wise lately. I don't fit into my normal clothing, but I swim in my maternity clothing. Can't wait till the ole' uterus is completely back to where it needs to be and I have my waist back enough to wear regular pants and skirts.

 The Fella with his Pastrami!

Since I am in food jail, I got a grilled veggie sandwich and cheated a bit with the fries. Let it be known that Canter's has THE BEST gluten free bread I've ever had! It looks and tastes like real bread. I actually sent it back the first time because I thought they had given me regular white bread. I wish they sold it by the loaf!

 The Deli front area.
I love *looking* at this case ;) 

Canter's changed the menu layout last week. It was even News worthy. I like the new layout, it is a lot easier to pick your food out now that is in a more organized fashion. I kind of miss the old cat and mouse game of, "what do I want". 

Oh Black and White Cookies, why do you taunt me with your gluten and dairy infestation?

The famous Kibitz Room! Guns and Roses played here back in the 80's. 

Baby S can't wait to get her hands on some pickles!!!!

 We stopped by our good friend Jason and Daphne's restuarnt, The Golden State. Located across the street from Canters. You can get yourself a delicious Hamburger here! They pride themselves on serving the finest food and beverages from California!

Those two crazy kids just got engaged! Look at Daphne's beautiful 1900's ring! Congrats guys!

Such a beautiful day! Too bad it'll be back in the 90's this week :(

Do any of you have a favorite vintage deli you like to visit? 

Have a great week, Dear Readers!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Vintage Shopping Trip

 My monthly vintage ladies group meeting was actually a vintage shopping trip!

We met at my FAVORITE vintage store, Playclothes

Playclothes is located on "vintage row" in Burbank. Vintage row is a collection of vintage shops, antique stores and other boutiques on Magnolia Blvd. I've been shopping in this spot since high school. I bought my first pair of go go boots in 9th grade from Junk for Joy.

Playclothes is one of the best vintage shops I've ever been in. Visually, it's stunning. The store is dressed so well! I can always go in there needing a certain piece and 99% of the time walk out with it, not breaking my bank account. Of course, the best thing about Playclothes is the owner carries size 8, 9 and 10 - 40's and 50's shoes constantly in stock! How amazing is that?

The lovely Chelsea and Yasmin!

The beautiful Bakelite case - drool

The store had all the Halloween costumes up. I personally loved this strawberry(?) costume

Auntie Yasmin introducing Baby Scarlett to vintage!

Fakelite and other Repo jewelry

 The rhinestone case

We ventured down the street to Hubba Hubba, which was sadly closed. This shop is great - just be forewarned of the crazy owner, Pat! She is a piece of work, but you can't beat her prices.

Scarlett was pooped from the heat!

 Chelsea found a great dress here for 10$

Unique Vintage has a very large of selection of reproduction vintage. They carry Bernie Dexter, Rock Steady, Bettie Page and their own line.

Unique Vintage has a small bridal section as well

 Our last stop, was the highly anticipated Pinup Girl Boutique!

Pinup Girl Clothing is probably the only Repo I would wear. I really love the quality and fit of the clothing. The shop was so cute! I loved the decor and layout. Very clean and well organized.

The store was having vintage hair class behind the gold curtain. 

Behind Chelsea is where they do vintage hair and makeup.

The amazing window displays 

LOVE the waterfall vanity

We ended our afternoon vintage fest with lunch at Porto's

Baby S and I

We are ladies who lunch 

Have a great week, Dear Readers!