Frankie's in Las Vegas
Polynesian-themed Tiki bars were all the rage in the 1950's, so Don and I tracked one down in Vegas. Frankie's 24-hour Tiki Room is not in a touristy area, so we trusted our cab driver to find it. "This looks awesome!" I said with a grin as we stepped up to the not yet glowing, neon sign. The cab driver chuckled and said we'd find out pretty soon, as he kindly took our photo. It was cave-black when we stepped inside and it took many minutes before our eyes could make out the carved tiki figures, bamboo furniture, coconut and palm décor. It sure felt like we'd stepped back 50 years in time, until we noticed glowing cell phones. Sadly we had to pull out a cell phone, as well. It was the only way to read the meun of rum cocktails!
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014...My BYB!
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!