Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sun Queen: Cool on Hot August Nights

I am completely obsessed with cat eye sunglasses so it is no surprise that I stopped this wonderfully dressed lady. Not to mention the comic book umbrella rhymes so well with her shades. Sunglasses have been historically cool by characters such as The Fonz and Snoopy as Joe Cool

I loved this Sun Queen's in particular because they are two toned with my favorite color: mustard yellow. Mustard yellow is a specifically vintage color such as Tiffany blue. 

I asked her what she likes to do for fun and she said " I dance tango with my husband...I'm kind of shy about it but why not!? It's fun!" I really enjoyed her fun presence and it reflected in her clothing. 

I love how the texture of her jewelry was abstractly repeated in her rust colored fishnet stockings. It is difficult to make fishnets look great but this color was phenomenal facet of her outfit.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Courage of 'Davisites'

I really shouldn't bike so fast because my breaks are really getting worn down from stopping every five seconds for another "photo-op". It is soooo worth it though!

It's so motivational right? :P

While I wasn't allowed to "know" what was going on here (they couldn't "say" when I asked them)...I think I will just assume that this is how these three go out on a Friday night. I mean what's your spirit animal? I'm pretty sure mine is a bird of some sort.

I therefore decided to bring out my inner animal when I got home because I want to play too

I decided I am a hummingbird. Nice to meet you.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Let Them Eat Cheesecake!

Let me start off by saying descriptions of European dinning of the extremely wealthy from the 16th to 18th century sound like heaven to me. Of course, while I would probably be unable to finish a 15 course meal, I do indulge every once in a while...or erhmmm ....every other day...Shhhh

Did you know that two days ago, July 30th, was National Cheesecake day? In honor of Marie Antoinette I decided to dine at the Cheescake Factory in Sacramento. While the ever so famous Marie Antoinette was King Louis XVI's wife (Not our King Louis but his successor's) I thought I would throw a reference since it was quite apropos. 

Luckily this post includes three purty pictures of three quite purty cheesecakes (Thanks to my husband and brother in-law!) 

First of all, I was so thrilled when my husband chose the Pineapple Upside-down cake because of its vintage look ^_^. It never fails; every time I see this kind of cake it conjures images in my mind of a 1950's housewife in a scalloped apron proudly holding her cake up for her guests. This modern twist on a traditional cake recipe was SWELL!

Vintage Betty Crocker Pineapple upside-Down cake advertisement.

Canned Pineapples were not available until 1903.

Whenever I go eat out with my brother in-law, I can always count on him buying anything Oreo-related. Whether it's the new ridiculously beautiful and huge Oreo Sundae at Baskin Robbins or any of the new Oreo products (like the Ice Cream Oreos) he just can't resist. After I saw his cheesecake order,  I snapped my fingers in regret that I didn't choose the masterpiece. Isn't it a beauty?

Oreo cookies advertisement circa 1924.

FUN FACT: Oreo cookies have been around since 1912! (I thought they were decades younger than that!)

Since I thought I'd be "fancy" I chose a delectable Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake. Now, this may sound icky but I ate this in about ten forkfuls. The richness was  just right and each forkful went down smooth. Now, there is no "FUN FACT" for this because the history of it is so contested! One thing is for sure, of the three yummy foods that influenced the delicious cheesecakes eaten that night, mine was certainly the oldest.  According to the website Gilt Taste, red velvet dates back to at least 1873