Last day in Vegas- Tried to do some more thrifting, but I tell you that town is shopped out. We hot some actual Vintage stores but their prices were astronomical. I really don't mind paying for good Vintage but I expect a boutique experience if I'm gonna pay 2500.00 for a dress, and I will tell you the places in Vegas did not have that experience. Plus I was hoping to find some good steals to bring back to you ladies. Sorry no go, but I did bring home a million amazing vintage home treasures.
So we hot the airport early and had a few drinks because we were just iver the Vegas thing. So here is Jaz making her, pose for the camera, face.
We are happy to be home.
Our first day of Vegas was spent doing Antique shopping and trying to find some good Vintage, but Vegas seems to be a bit shopped out. We did score big time in the home dept some come in in a few weeks and see what we got!!!!
Veges is such a weird town. We have definitely not been doing the strip, big time Vegas so far. We are staying in a crappy little hotel right by the convention center and have thus far managed to completely avoid the strip! But we did go to the old town strip yesterday and eat at a Buffet at the Gold Nugget. I like old town soooo much better than the strip. The signs and the Typography of the old places are so cool, and I love the gritty old timey feeling. The strip is too big, flashy and modern. I really hate modern. (Well unless it's Mid-Century!!!) I wish the future looked like people projected it would look in the 50's rather than what it is. I want atomic and exciting, not sleek and boring. I want bright, fun glamour with cocktail hour, not beige and slutty with table service. *Le Sigh. I was born in the wrong decade.
Anyway, Jasmine and I have been really big grandma's anyway. We went and got Mani/Pedis last night and then went a supermarket and bought trash magazines, junk food, and cheap wine. I think were asleep by like 10:30. Jasmine is the perfect traveling partner for me. She may be 10 years younger than me but she has the soul of a granny. She hates night-clubs as much as I do, and she also has an affinity for the orange food group™. She is my Fav!
I'm thinking that I may try and get us tickets to go see Tom Jones...One I say the Drifters, The Platters and the Coasters in Vegas...now were talking night life. I have just come to realize I would much rather hang out at joints where old people frequent than where young people do. A Beau took me to Bixs in San Francisco on sat night and I was soo in to it. It's like old school and we were definitely the youngest people in there.
Tomorrow the trade show madness begins! Updates soon-
As I have already posted that we are steadily working towards the launch of our website and have been shooting product and doing the oh so fabulous and exciting data entry portion of the job almost everyday. We really are close and I'm starting to get excited. Next week Jasmine and I take off to Vegas for Pool, Project, ENK and Magic for five days. It just so happens that this years events fall during Valentines day which really put a damper on our trip. We had a special hook-up to stay at the
Wyyn Hotel for $20 a night but since it fell over a holiday week we were out of luck. The rooms were going to be $250 a night!!! The reason we go to Vegas and not Coterie in New Work is because it's more affordable! Well $250 a night is not more affordable! So now we are staying at the lovely and fabulous Greek Isles off the strip! Since we are fans of both the low and the high brow here at BellJar, we are going to embrace our stay at this fine establishment and do it old school, brat pack style! Someday we will look back on all this with the fondest of memories as we sip champagne, eat caviar and stay in the finest resorts. Look forward to some glamorous shenanigan, video posts next week!
We have the Valentines show next Friday that we posted yesterday so please come by and say hello before we take off ! Expect love, glamour and excitement! Me and Jasmine promise to flirt with all the singles and to inspire all to feel special.
On the romance front, I am readjusting my earlier post about wanting to fall in love this year...to instead say, maybe I want to fall in love later this year. Or maybe I just want to be like CoCo Chanel and just have many glamorous love affairs throughout the span of my life. As she so wisely said, "There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!" I feel the pressure of that fact everyday. A life with out romance is an empty futile existence, but balancing the two leaves me with little time to sleep. So for now, let's stick with the light affairs, dinner and a few nights dancing till after the website goes live. Then we will see what level of love I have time and or patience for.
That gives me a great idea....for the rest of the month I include wise words from CoCo in each of my posts!
Also a few weeks ago a few of my old rockabilly girlfriends and I got decked out and went dancing and I had such a fabulous time. I forgot how much I enjoy dancing...and by dancing, I mean with a partner. I have never grown used to the single style of dancing. I mean I do it, when needed, but I feel flailing and lonely on the dance floor. There is nothing like having a tall guy, hold you, while you dance and lead your body in to the proper moves. It breaks my precious little heart that I live in day and age where so many of these glamorous art forms are nearly dead. As you have all heard me say, too many times, "I was born in the wrong era."
So go fourth my friends and wear a pretty dress, some perfume and maybe even some eyelashes, expect a boy open the door for you and take you to a nice dinner, as you deserve it, you are a lady!!!
Tiff and I went and stayed with Tiff's old BFF from Chicago Kelly. Tiff and Kelly are both visual merch execs for Urban and were working on a store install in Pasadena starting Monday. That left us three whole days to shop, eat and enjoy Kelly's darling little Hollywood Chalet! Some of the highlights include an amazing beautiful brunch, including the best Quiche I have ever eaten, Sasha Darlings spicy Bloody Mary's, vintage shopping, Footsies with Lil K, the amazing realization that Tiff can french braid, and a fab new pair of huge sunglasses so that Sasha Darling could go incognito! xoxo
After an incredibly busy holiday I hit the road and went to the country for a few days. Of course I did some treasure hunting for the BellJar and got some great new vintage scores that we will be putting out next week. Also spent a lot of time reading, cooking on the wood burning stove and chilling in nature, sans high heels. But I think they best day of all was when Dusty, Jas and I hung out at the buckhorn salon and drank, gambled, smoked and danced with the locals. We had a great time, made some fine new friends and I has inspired by all the rad old stuff hanging on the walls!