Friday, May 14, 2010
We took a fun day trip to AMAZING, AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES...yesterday.
It's about 60 miles from where we live, but oh so worth the ride.
Our goal was to dine at the wonderfully unique and very kitschy Clifton's Cafeteria on Broadway St...check them out here
I remember many birthday parties at this fabulous place when I was a child, and you have never tasted baked macaroni and cheese as delicious as this I can guarantee.
Clifton's is still a family owned business using the same recipes since it's opening in 1935
But what makes this place truly amazing is the wonderful atmosphere inside...you feel as if you have stepped into a
vintage forest wonderland
complete with running waterfalls and rivers, yes rivers!
Around every corner there is something to be explored.
Levi was in heaven!!!
We lingered and enjoyed our lunch and every delectible morsel we placed in our mouths to the fullest.
Darn, we didn't have any room left to sample goodies from their famous bakery though...next time?
After lunch we drove up Broadway to
Let me tell you, there is nothing like the funk and vibe of Chinatown LA
The items in each shop are so fun to explore and just look at the amazing eye candy in the presentation.
I simply could not get enough and bought some fun stuff for my patio...
but that is another post.
I hope you get the opportunity to experience the funkiness that
Old Downtown Los Angeles
has to offer at least once in your lifetime...if you do, you will come away impacted!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Many warm thanks to all of you for your concern for Levi and his tonsil operation...He is feeling wonderful and healing quickly.
But...in the midst of it all...my baby turned 4 years old.
Levi made his own cake for the occasion.
He loves to use the
"pink spinny thing with the motor"
as he calls it...he's my little baker!
He had so much fun and created a yummy
orange cake...his fav!
He decorated it with vintage clowns and choo-choo trains, soooo darn cute!
But the most fun of all was getting together with my beloved family.
It's not easy being a mommy of two sons, one who is 27 and one who just turned 4, oh, and I forgot...I have a grandson who's 3 soon...but it's my life and I wouldn't trade it for nothin!
As you can see God has truly blessed me.
I absolutely love the vintage life that I live in my vintage house.
My home has become "Family Central" and I am so lucky that I get to share it with my family and friends often.