Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ladies Who Lunch ~ Union Station Addition

One of my favorite lunch dates is my dear sweet friend, Chelsea. She let's me drag her around the city, taking pictures of her and posting them on my blog. Talk about a GREAT girlfriend!

This lunch date lead us to Union Station. Located in Downtown Los Angeles. I chose Union Station because I had only been in subway part, not the actual "station". 

The original 1939 "ticket stations". This part was closed to the public, but completely viewable from a guarded ledge. 



Chelsea checking out the history.








Chelsea and I had lunch at Traxx. Which is located by the entrance of Union Station.

Pardon my glow. Union Station is truly vintage and doesn't have air conditioning. It was about 100 degrees in Los Angeles today!

My shirt is a Mom-Made creation!


Lunch is served!  Quinoa salad for Chelsea

 And Steak for me!



Dress vintage and you get a one way pass into the "forbidden zone"! The security guard took this picture!

 Chelsea and I really wanted to see the bathroom! But, we were lucky enough to get these pictures!

Sunny Los Angeles

Union Station front

We head across the way to the famous Olvera Street!




We were slightly hoping these were for sale. But, sadly they were just decorations!





Holy smokes I'm pregnant!


 
Stay cool out there!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Downtown Los Angeles' Chinatown

As I prepare for the baby, I have been heavily thinking about what I am going to wear in the hospital. I actually purchased this Cheetah Print Gownie. I know it may seem frivolous to some, but the last thing I want to do it put on a regular hospital gown (more like two of them) and feel like I am sick person.

Chelsea and I went down to Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles so I could purchase a few short kimonos to wear after the baby in born for my hospital stay. I figure it would be easiest to breast feed, super chic and comfortable with leggings. Chinatown is also an amazing art deco area for pictures, so we made an afternoon of it!

Chinatown saw it's first settlers in 1852. It originally consisted of a shanty alleyway, 50 feet wide, which about 200 men inhabited. In 1938, the Chinatown as we know it now was built.


 Ah, a site you see often in Los Angeles - feeding the parking meter.




The lovely Chelsea




All over Chinatown where these amazing vintage reproduction cards! And SO CHEAP! 3 for $5!


 
 Chelsea and I
Top: 50's maternity on Etsy
Shorts: Maternity by Target
Scarf and vintage purse: Replay Vintage in Los Feliz


How cute are these food bowl key chains?

More cute 40's posters




Fortune pond


Hop Louie - a popular Los Angeles vintage hang out! Go there on Friday and Saturday nights for great drinks.




We stopped at Golden Dragon for a bite to eat!


Can anyone read tea leaves out there?

Loved the vintage decor

Huítóu jiàn!