Wednesday, 18 June 2014

American Diners are my Mecca


Howdy, y'all! 

It's time for part three of my holiday posts (I know, I know - I've been so slow with sharing them!)

My love affair with American diners started when I was a little girl. I've always adored all things retro-Americana, but diners - they were my favourite. I grew up watching so many shows that centred around a diner as the hangout for a group of friends and I so desperately wanted my life to be like that; the style, the freedom, the booths, the food.

The first time I visited friends in America, they found it hilarious just how excited I got when my fries arrived in a red plastic basket, but for me it was a dream come true! (I can have that dream whenever I want now, because after that trip, the same friends mailed me my very own set of baskets!)

When I was in Cornwall for my mini-break, there was one stop I most definitely had to make: Mimi's Diner. I'd looked it up beforehand and was ridiculously excited about eating there. Mimi's is an authentic American diner, built in New Jersey in 1949 and shipped over here in one piece in 1992. After changing hands and locations several times, Mimi's is now settled in Bugle. She even still has the original milkshake machine! 

I ate there on my birthday (we feasted on mozzarella bites, veggie burgers, fries, onion rings and milkshakes) and it was everything I hoped it would be. 

















Oh, Mimi's! I fell in love with her and only wish that she was closer. 

xx


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10 comments:

  1. Its so cute, I guess living in America I take these things for granted but the story about this one's history is so fun. I can't believe it was completely moved from New Jersey to Bugle!

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    1. Crazy, huh?! Ohh, I wish I lived in America! Although I guess it's nice that diners hold such novelty for me as we don't have them here.

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  2. That is incredible that the whole diner was moved! But NJ does have some of the best diners, so I'm not thaat surprised c; These photos are so lovely. I love how you both look like you're in a movie in some of them <3

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    1. I know, it's amazing that a whole building can be moved! Thanks love, I like how the photos turned out :) Hope I can visit some of those NJ diners one day! xo

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  3. Wow it looks just up my street.I think you have a very Lana del Rey look going on :) I'll have to look for somewhere like this near me! xx

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    1. Oh really?...I think I'm the only person in the world who knows nothing about Lana Del Rey! xo

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  4. That looks like such an amazing place to eat. You look stunning in that dress too :) lisa xx (@cthulhuwakes - astarfellonher.wordpress.com)

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    1. Thank you! I was bustin' out of it after all that food! Haha. I want to go back there right now! xx

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  5. Amazing one of my favourite things about America are the diners and I am so glad you found Mimi's because I thought it had gone! The photo's of you are great in this post I love it!

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    1. Thanks, lovely! Have you managed to go to Mimi's yet?! xx

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