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Friday
Sep212012

Old School Kawaii

I am a sucker for an authentic retro diner like Pann's, just minutes from LAX, it does not just rely on its good looks. It is also known for exceptional food & service. So when I had to meet up with a new client near the airport last week, it was the perfect choice.

Famous for their chicken & waffles, I took a break from juicing to indulge and I'm not sorry one little bit.

 Pann's is often mistaken for the diner used in Pulp Fiction but that was actually the Hawthorn Grill, owned by the same family. The interiors are very similar, hence the confusion and Pann's has been used for many other films, including Bewitched. It was designed by Helen Fong in the "Googie" style of the famous firm Armet & Davis Architects. They are also famous for many other of L.A.'s diner landmarks including Johnie's and Norms.

 

 Some of you may notice Pie has a new look... hope you like it! I needed something a little more in synch with my new website. I played with a couple of banner images, here was my 2nd choice. I used some of this tutorial to create the chalkboard look.

 

 

all photos & content © Lara Rossignol

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Reader Comments (3)

Love the new banner, the other one is pretty too but I love the photo of Izzy. A perfect fit... I also think it is a good ideal to add your name to it and I love the chalk board effect. The new fonts are nice too, though the post type might be tough for some to read... still very nice.
September 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersonya fry
Your work and your blog are all so inspiring. I love the new look, it is fresh and clean and works well with your site's design. I am kind of amazed that you did it all yourself!
September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKendal Kim
like the new look! and thanks for the tutorial :)
September 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkas

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