Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Frolic Room and a New Dress

Last Friday I scored some new smashing vintage dresses , so I thought that it was only right to take one out on the town. My first thought was the Frolic Room, where the popcorn is fresh and the jukebox is full of great music. Joan was there, eyeing my dress. And Marilyn gave it a toast! Good times were had. There's a new place on the same block that sells $3.33 pints of beer (Dylan's I think), but that place has nothing on the Frolic Room. It's full of boys wearing flip flops and jeans and super awful music mixed with bad cologne. Give me a historic old Hollywood mural and free popcorn any day. Not to mention, they know how to appreciate a nice dress!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Patsy's Booties

Ever since I can remember I have wanted these gold booties. I don't think I could ever wear them, but I'd love to have them anyway. Weird, right?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Instamatic Monroe

How great is this Polaroid of Marilyn Monroe? Her eyes are surreal.


Liza Boone does it again! We had a blast and I think the photos came out so cool! So, if you need a fabulous photographer she's your lady. Hire her!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mama, Eu Quero.

I cannot tell you in words how much I want one of these. I'm going to pray to the thrift store gods that one magically appears in my reach. Then I'm going to take it home, put on some platforms and sing "Mama Eu Quero." I think it would be the right thing to do, no?

It's Only Make Believe....

So, I have a little pretend game that I play. Here's how it works: I go on an auction website and look at the things I would buy if money was no object. My theme the other night was the clothes of my heroes. Here's what I picked:

Ritchie Valens Shirt

Patsy Cline's Dress

Buddy Holly's Cardigan

And his shirt (he had some amazing clothing)

And Elvis' really cool Beatle boots.

All items can be seen originally HERE .

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Goodbye Miss Horne

Pure class, talent and inspiration. She will be missed and never forgotten. A true pioneer in so many aspects, and a wonderful example to follow.

"You have to be taught to be second class; you're not born that way. "

-Lena Horne

I've Gone Gaga for Gene Kelly

I have always had a bit of a crush on Gene Kelly. On top being impressively handsome ( I LOVE his hair), he was unparalleled as a dancer. Seriously this dance/skating number gives me the chills.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ukulele Fever

I am wanting a ukulele so bad right now! I just want to play some 1930s tunes on it, how cool would that be? Besides, these ladies must have been on to something...because they sure look like they are having a lot of fun! On my list of songs to learn with my future ukulele: Dream a Little Dream, Lullaby of Broadway, Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen and My Baby Just Cares For Me. If I learn enough, I could totally be a one woman show! Ha ha ha ...Slow down Davis! Get the Ukulele first.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

There's no place like home....

Cinespia is kicking off the first movie of their 2010 season with one of the most beloved films of all time. I've never had the privilege of seeing the "Wizard of Oz," on anything but the small screen so you better believe I'm going to try to make it down there. If only for my favorite flying monkeys! And the munchkins...and lions and tigers and bears...oh my! As a child I dreamed of owning the Wicked Witch's hour glass, and I hold her accountable for my obsession with them today. This movie is also the source of my lifelong Judy Garland obsession, it all started with this film. In fact when I was a kid my Grandmother would talk me into doing things by telling me that Judy did them i.e. eat bloody steak (GROSS!!!). That's besides the point, what I'm trying to say is-what a way to start the early summer!
Here's the information, courtesy of the Cinespia website. (You can also check it out to see other future screenings)
Hollywood Forever cemetery: 6000 Santa Monica Boulevard at gower
Gates 7:00 pm, Movie 8:30 pm no reservation necessary $10 donation tickets available at gate$5 parking available inside as a courtesy to other moviegoers: NO TALL CHAIRS!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

On the 5th-Think Pink

The Los Angeles Times currently has some pretty cool recipes online right now for Cinco de Mayo. But it was this pink wonder that really spoke to me. It is just so darn pretty, and sounds like it would be refreshing too. So drink up and remember the Battle of Pueblo!

Grapefruit margarita

Total time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Wedge of lime
2 teaspoons coarse margarita salt

14 ounces ruby red grapefruit juice, with pulp (about 3 medium grapefruits)

1 ounce lime juice

5 ounces reposado tequila

2 ounces triple sec

4 slices grapefruit or twists

1. Run a lime wedge halfway around the rims of four margarita glasses and dip into salt. Set aside.

2. Combine 7 ounces grapefruit juice, one-half ounce lime juice, 2 1/2 ounces tequila and 1 ounce triple sec in a cocktail shaker. Shake over ice until chilled. Strain into two ice-filled, salt-rimmed margarita glasses.

3. Garnish with a twist or slice of grapefruit.

Repeat to make two more cocktails.

Each serving: 174 calories; 1 gram protein; 17 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 cholesterol; 2 1/2 mg. sodium.
Recipe Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times


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