For a while now I've been thinking a lot about my dream holiday. It involves my first visit to New York (I have a feeling I'm going to like it there), and then a drive upstate to the Catskills for a whole lot of hiking. Culture meets nature. Oh, how I long to just book a flight and GO. My bank balance, however, screams no.
Part of my trip would have to involve a visit to an old school roadside diner. I know exactly where this little obsession of mine began. I was aged about twelve, and my parents let me stay up late to catch a re-run of this kooky programme called Twin Peaks. I was hooked, hooked and terrified. Seriously seriously terrified, to the point that I could never sleep after an episode because I was scared that if I closed my eyes I would open them to see Bob staring at me from the end of my bed.
Despite the nastiness going down in the town, I wanted to so bad so pull up a stool at the Double R for a slice of cherry pie.
It also might have had something to do with this character. Ladies and gents, I give you my first ever style icon, the irrepressible Audrey Horne...
I just wanted to be her, only you know, without all the daddy issues. Also contributing to my diner love was perhaps the greatest film trilogy of them all - Back to the Future (*hides from all the Star Wars fans*). The diner plays a crucial role in the first two films, and ok, it's not really a roadside diner, but I love it's style none the less.
So what is it that attracts me to these iconic monuments of American fast food? Well i suppose that's a reason right there. I love that something that was so utilitarian, so focused on convenience, is so bathed in style.
I love that they can seem fixed in the era of their inception, as the world continued to turn outside.
One day I'll make it, but until I do I'll just keep indulging in this particular obsession over on Pinterest (no, it's not the same, not even close).