Friday, May 27, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Today, I received my new vintage style Motorcycle sweater from Gasoline Cowboys. I absolutely LOVE it and haven't taken it off since it arrived. I think I will wear it to work tomorrow since it is supposed to be cold again.
I know I previously posted a page from the Gasoline Cowboys' website, the history of Dehen, the manufacturers of these sweaters. I'm not sure if it was clear from that post that these sweaters are made on the SAME EXACT MACHINES as the original motorcycle sweaters, manufactured from the 1920s to the early 1950s. Gasoline Cowboys even found the elderly man that used to cut the patterns, and he sketched the pattern from memory, so they would have the same fit as the originals. These sweaters are the real deal, and to own one is almost as good as owning a dead stock motorcycle sweater.
The nice folks over at Gasoline Cowboys wants to give the people out here in Blogland a little discount if they end up ordering one of their fantastic sweaters. Just enter 5BUCKS in the coupon redemption space during check out.
I chose the Thor sweater with the striped sleeves. Thor was a company that manufactured components, parts and kits for the earliest American Motorcycles. You can read about them here (Thor History).
Posted by Kim at 11:30 PM
Monday, May 16, 2011
Well, I only wore it once and traded a bunch of stuff for it, but I have opportunity to trade my teal Royal Hawaiian rayon dress for a Toreador/Matador outfit with two tops!!! I am so excited because I have a lot I can wear with the pants and I know how hard it is to find this kind of outfit in my size....
Posted by Kim at 6:52 PM
Sunday, May 15, 2011
This week was extra special for me, because my BFF, Neil, and his lovely wife, Deb, were visiting from the UK.
Thursday night, I picked them up in San Francisco and took them over the bridge to Forbidden Island in Alameda. I, of course forgot my camera, so I can't post photos until Jess puts them up on Facebook. Some of Neil's buds from around the bay came out for our little party and it was a great night.
Friday Neil and Deb came down to the South Bay and I planned a day, out and about, for them. We started the day meeting up at Psycho Donuts, at Neil's request.
Posted by Kim at 1:01 AM
Monday, May 9, 2011
Saturday April 30, was the 13th Annual Booze Broads and Hotrods, presented by The Bombshells. This annual party is usually scheduled the week after Viva Las Vegas and is the perfect remedy for those post-Viva blues, so many of us suffer from. It is also a nice treat for those that don't attend Viva.
As I wrote in an earlier blog, the show was started as a "Thank You" to the Car Clubs and rockabilly music scene in the Bay Area. It's now snowballed into one of the funnest and well attended events of the year in Northern California. The past two years were held at the Clarion hotel, but since Rachelle has a newborn at home, we decided to scale it back this year, and held it at the Historic 23 Club in Brisbane.
For your viewing pleasure....
Posted by Kim at 6:33 PM