Friday, April 10, 2009

New England Institutions

I have a 'to do list' for tonight which is about 7 items long ... so what am I doing right now? Distracting myself with every possible thing I can think of... I managed to find the time to take a little stroll down memory lane and look through my iphoto.

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So - as I was flipping through my pictures I realized I had some photos of a magical little place that exists in my life and I've never shared them! Coney Island... No, no - not the Coney Island - but the one in good 'ol Worcester, Massachusetts! (I'm saying this with a big cheesy grin on my face - if you've ever been to Worcester you understand what I'm talking about!)

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My dad loooves this place - and I can't blame him, it's got a charm you just don't find in places anymore! It was built in 1918 and I don't think anything has changed except for the cars outside and the internet juke box. They're famous for their hot dogs, but I prefer a grilled cheese with a side of boxed chocolate milk - just like I had in grade school.

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There's so much swoon worthy art deco detail in the architecture and the booths are covered in the carved out initials of old loves and forgotten flings. There's something so comforting about flopping your cafeteria tray onto one of those red chrome tables - perfectly worn in all the right places- to wait for that song you requested on the juke box. (my favorite is there is a mountain by Donovan)

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It seems as though all my photos of the outside in daylight are gone-zo - but here's an old wardrobe remix photo from last winter.... I'm so sad that I cant find any of those photos right now because the outside color choices are just top notch! I'll have to get myself over there some warm sunny afternoon for my grilled cheese fix and a photo update!

** update! I was able to stop by on Easter Sunday and snap a couple pictures - unfortunately I only had my phone and it was closed - but at least I didn't feel like a crazed tourist standing in the middle of the road taking pictures!!!

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31 comments:

Ali-bell said...

that place looks so awesome! I love places that take you back in time..

Poke Salad Annie said...

What a spectacular place! Gorgeous photos!

Frances Baker said...

Thats sounds really lovely! I'd like to see more of the decor. I like the look of that cool green interior.

whiteblankpage said...

hahaha tell me about it..i always find brilliant ways to distract myself

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kimvee said...

I love your outfit, so pretty :) Love the photos.

jessica said...

love this!! can you by chance transplant that place over to london....i dream of places like this all the time, especially after a late nite out.

Cassiopeia said...

hehe got to love boxes of chocolate milk. looks like a lovely place :D

cute outfit too!

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Mujer imperfecta said...

I love your style! GuapĂ­sima...

punky said...

I took kyle there for the first time a few months ago, Now he wants to go every week. When you grow up going there you take it for granted. But it really is one of the coolest buildings in the city. I love that there is a sign on the door that says no cell phones.

Maura said...

Haha... I just stumbled upon your blog, and I really appreciate this post as I live in Worcester. Good ol' Coney Island.

tangerined said...

ahh, I love the pickles! The tiny doors in the back of the place make me so happy too.

jessica said...

Aww, that seems so lovely and wonderful!!! I wish I had a place like that around here...it seems so nostalgic and perfect :) Aw and I love the idea of a jukebox and old long lost love carvings in the wall--I think that's the greatest! Ooh and grilled cheese! My very favorite! You're the cutest! :)

xx

Penny said...

wow what a cool place!
america seems to be packed with these hidden gems

april said...

That looks like a great place to hang out and pretend you're in another time! I'd probably even eat a hot dog, and I never do that!

Christines memory said...

To day I found a vintage dress in a trunk who my grany used to wear. I love it, but no one here understands my joy, so I had to tell you...:)
You can see it on my blog if you want.

And I do love your style girl.

alexandra said...

love this post! xo

Shin said...

I really love looking at photos of awesome places! You look lovely in the last photo! xxoxoxo

chelsea jade said...

i adore your blog!





chelsea jade

Mirash said...

I must tell you I'm in love with your style. It's pure vintage, original and cute. I have spent yesterday's and today's afternoon seeing all your photos, taking notes about the perfect details you add.
If you agree, I would like to make a post of you and your blog, in order to show your talent to my bloggers friends, cause we are Spanish and I suppose they don't know you. Anyway, I will wait for your permission.

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

What a charming spot.

Michelle said...

perfect chilly weather outfit

esme and the lane way said...

Lovely! Actually, that last pic of you outside was one of the first photos I saw when I found Wardrobe Remix back in February last year, and was a big part of why I wanted to get involved in it all, too!

Sadie said...

You're the cutest girl in the world.

sarah said...

i love the green & crimson colors together, looks like a gem ;)
i wonder if they're natahn's hot dogs....
xo s

Julia.K. said...

I would go absolutely anywhere that references Coney Island! Looks cool!

Hannah said...

I love your outfit! I wish we had more places like this near where I live, so dreamy and whimsical.

Emy said...

I love the detail on the milk carton (?): May be sold until midnight of the date indicated at the top.
We don't get that in the UK!

I also love your blog. :)

Christines memory said...

I find so much inspiration in your blog! I love your taste in interior.
To day I found a chair in a flee market, and inspiered by your style I bought it. You can see it in my blog, along with the other things I got.
If you want to...

Missa said...

Randomly, I was born in a hospital in Worcester. We lived in Spencer and moved out to California when I was five so I have vague memories of Spencer but knew nothing about Worcester. So now at least I know something about the town where I was born, thanks!

p.s. Mmmm... grilled cheese. I like mine dipped in ketchup.

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

My mom grew up about two blocks from this fantastic vintage landmark. It has an absolute favorite spot in our family's history. What a trip to find this post about it. Whenever we are in Worc. we try to stop in for a few with the works and a rootbeer!

Michelle

Pink of Perfection said...

you are ridiculously cute. how oh how do you do it???

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