Meet me at Mel’s

Mel’s Diner is considered a huge staple here in Los Angeles so it was only right that I made a visit to indulge in some of the diner’s favorite go to entrees.  The décor gives you an Old Hollywood vibe while staying consistent with the ambiance of a true diner.  Busy waiters going through the aisles, a semi open kitchen to see the food being made fresh to order and the infamous jukebox in the corner awaiting a customer to drop in a quarter and select an old tune to take you back to a nostalgic time.

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I decided to try the French toast and my husband went with the old-fashioned buttermilk pancakes.  You cannot go wrong with either choice.  Both entrees were great and just what we had wanted in terms of getting that real breakfast fix.  So far, I’ve seen 2 Mel’s locations; one a block from Hollywood and another in the Sherman Oaks area but I believe there’s a total of 4. The next time you visit California, I would be sure to make a stop here.  It’s open 24 hours and has a welcoming menu of pretty much any craving you may have.  Take a look at some of the snapshots I was able to get from Mel’s.

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Modern + Vintage

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As I’ve stated in the past, I absolutely love vintage finds.  I think this shirt was about $5 at an NYC thrift store purchased several years ago. I just loved the colors and the linked chains.  It was purchased a few sizes up from my normal size so I decided to just tie it to give me that 2000s vibe.  Oh how we loved to tie our shirts in the front and the famous back tie and tuck in high school!  The jeans I think may be from American Eagle.  I honestly cannot recall but they paired nicely with this over the top shirt.  To mix in a bit of a modern touch with this look, I wore the over the knee Steve Madden boots I’m overly obsessed with.  The hat pictured is from H&M, also purchased at least 2 years ago and still finds itself to accent many of my ensembles.  When you combine a little modern with vintage you get this lovely fall look!  More pics below.

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AirMax Con

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Nike hosted AirMax Con during 3/24-3/26 in which they showcased all Air Max and their influence on the sneaker culture and footwear industry over the years.  This was a pretty epic event, especially if you are into sneakers. They were a number of reputable people there including Mr. Flawless, a custom jewelry designer and Matt Senna, who’s craft includes casting and bronzing sneakers.  Kith made a statement by offering Kith Treats creatively named to correlate with the Air Max theme.  If you wanted to get a nice touch up on your sneakers, Jason Markk had a team there to get your shoes back spotless using their custom cleaning solution which can pretty much remove any scuffs or dirt from your shoes.  Trust me;  I saw this firsthand. Of course you could buy sneakers or make a custom pair to add your own flair to  a new set of kicks. I happen to like the Air Max 95′ and the Air Max Thea myself.  Check out some of the things I was able to see at the event below.

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Space Jam

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I found this Tune Squad jersey at a thrift store for just $5 in Brooklyn.  Yes, $5!! Space Jam was a classic movie that I watched over and over as a kid so when I saw this it was a no-brainer for me to cop it.  We can all agree the Tune Squad was definitely a good makeup of our now squad goals.  I paired these with the 11s, not quite the Space Jam ones, but equally as fresh. Jerseys are seeming to make their way back in as hot commodities so I definitely wanted to join the party and add this to my collection.

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