|I was an hour late to lunch. This is how Nat pays me back.|
We had lunch at a great little cafe called 3 Squares (SNL's Bill Hader sat next to us. It took a phone call and an imdb search to figure out who he was, because neither of us could put a name to the face, but regardless of our ignorance, a brush with fame is nothing to be scoffed at, even if you live in LA). We both ate things we shouldn't have (the Pretzel Burger is as good as everyone told us it would be, there was also dairy involved, and french fries), but our remorse was non existent. We were seated on the patio, the ideal place to people watch (and dog watch, they were everywhere!) and to enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather. Another perk for the patron; there's a parking garage behind the cafe, so no need to patrol for street parking if you aren't in the mood, or you happen to be running late, like I was. I parked for 4 dollars with restaurant validation.
|The back room at Bountiful. A wonderland|
of vintage charm and unique objet. Note the
Hydrangeas and hanging plants.
|Amid jewelry and vintage hats, something |
truly breathtaking; a chandelier hung with
equal parts crystals and champagne hued
|A sideboard scattered with candle sticks and accessories.|
The mirror reflects a glass front armoire stocked with vintage
|Bittar's interior, complete with Venice Hipster salesgirls.|
|Bittar's cabinets were filled with his |
elegant pieces, such as this necklace
of shell pearls and Lucite studded with
|Featured just as prominently were his|
bold styles, like this statement necklace
of graduated gold-plated sphere cages.
It's very Samantha Jones.
|The window display to the street featured|
taxidermy Bears dressed in Pearls and Lucite.