Our awesome neighbors recently bought a 1979 Fiat convertible and asked us if we'd like to borrow it and take it for a spin sometime. Would we? Of course we would. So yesterday Ryan and I drove the little cute thing up to Sunset Blvd and had breakfast at The Griddle Cafe. Not only was it so fun driving around in a vintage Italian convertible but the breakfast was crazy delicious. Since the car has been around for 30 years it has a few quirks, such as no power steering and every time Ryan used the blinker the hazard lights would come on. So we had many a laugh and a lot of fun.
After we ate breakfast we went to see Revolutionary Road. It was amazing from a visual standpoint. I need to watch it again just to study the sets. I loved all of the furniture and all of Kate's character April's clothes. I loved all of Leo's character Frank's clothes too. Overall I would say the movie was good, not great. The story derails a bit in spots, but the ending is done well and helps to tie it all up. I've been thinking of it a lot today so it has stuck with me a bit.
When we were waiting to see the movie we were snapping photos of a display of vintage concession food packages. The graphics were so simple and fun back in the day. I love this one above because the candy is called Delights and because the color and type is top notch. When we were leaving the theater I snapped a shot of this awesome 70s era conversion van. I'm sure I have some warped and romanticized view of the past, but it seems like ordinary, pedestrian objects had a lot more style back then. Alas.