Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Weekend fun... Original Joe's and The Bellfuries!


Confession:  I've been getting a bit lazy with blogging lately since I finally got into Instagram and have been enjoying it a bit too much.  So much for my once a week posting habit.  We have quite a bit coming up so I am going to try to be better about the blog.  Now, on to my post! 

Had a fabulous time this past weekend in San Jose. Our main reason for going there was to catch The Bellfuries at the Blank Club but since it was the weekend before our wedding anniversary, I decided to splurge and book us a room at the Hotel de Anza as well. We started Saturday with lunch at Original Joe’s. Though it has been extensively remodeled since the 1950s, it still has a good feel to it and I love the façade. It was a bit distracting that we could hear football fans yelling at the multiple TVs showing sports from the bar area but it was not enough to ruin our time. Great food and service!



 Little outfit detail...

Approaching the Hotel de Anza...


Brought a little bubbly for our anniversary...

Got to visit with two of my closest friends who were also in our wedding, Stacy and Jen! Then we headed to San Pedro Square Market to sample some fine beer at the Market Beer Co. It was a Dogfish Head tap takeover so we tried a couple of those.
 
With Jen at Cinebar...

Market Beer Co.

So many choices...

The it was back to the hotel for a quick outfit change, dinner at La Victoria down the street, then off to the Blank for the Bellfuries! They were amazing as always! Everyone was singing along and having such a great time. We actually saw them at the same club over 10 years ago. We’ll never forget that show. They were supposed to play with Carlos and the Bandidos but Carlos had to cancel so the Bellfuries did two sets. That night they instantly became one of our very favorites. They have a new 45 out that I did not get a chance to buy at the gig but will have to track down for sure!

this photo and more from the show here



Managed to catch Kim from The Kim Show's fabulous purse in this photo...

Thanks San Jose for an excellent Saturday!

 
Back to San Jose this Friday to catch the Swingin' Utters at the Blank Club. Super excited for another show that is guaranteed to be great!

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    1. Thank you! I have been getting so much use out of my Trashy Dive Trixie tops!

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    2. LOL...Trashy DIVA not Dive :)

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  2. I swear there is NOTHING to do out in Northern Nevada. I love the mountains, snow, nature, and the thrifting but as far as an interesting nightlife there isn't much if you aren't a cowboy or biker.

    You look fabulous and I'm totally drooling over your carved Bakelite. So pretty. I'm glad you two had a great anniversary celebration. I'm hoping I can talk the hubby into going to VLV next year for our anniversary celebration. It may be a tough sell since he isn't into Rockabilly or vintage.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Mariela! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that you can talk the hubby into Viva for your anniversary :) There is so much going on that even if he is not into rockabilly or vintage I'm sure he'd have fun, too!

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  3. I didn't know there was a Joe's in San Jose! It looks so cute from the outside. Love the outfit detail of your carved bakelite. Super pretty!

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    1. Thanks Gabriella! Couldn't resist taking that shot of my Bakelite when the sun was shining on it, making it look extra pretty :)

      They do make it clear they are not affiliated with any other Joe's so I'm not sure the story there :) I really want to check out the Joe's in the city! The outside of the SJ one is my favorite part and that the waiters still dress up. Too bad they have completely changed the bar though :( Still totally worth checking out if you are in downtown SJ!

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  4. That looks like the perfect getaway!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the leads too; I definitely want to check out Original Joe's and Hotel de Anza the next time I am up that way!!! Happy ANniversary!

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    1. Thanks, Mr. Tiny! The outside of OJ's is great and there is a really pretty theatre right up the street called the California that I was dying to go into but it is only open for special events. I also missed getting a photo of the side of the Hotel de Anza with the diving lady that was used to advertise the pool in the 1950s which no longer exists. At least they kept the painted lady!

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  5. I already said it on Instagram, but HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!! :) That sounds like the perfect weekend! I know so many people who raved about this gig - I really wish I could have been there! I saw The Bellfuries at the Riot last year, but I would much prefer to see them in a smaller, more intimate venue. One day...

    LOVE the bakelite! :)

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    1. Thank you so much again for the anniversary wishes! It was great seeing the Bellfuries in such a small place again after the last time seeing them at Viva when it was packed. I stood right in front the whole show!

      Only 57 days 'til the Riot!!!

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