Friday I gave Oscar his gifts which I can finally share with you guys. Here he is opening it.
I just had to get him the elephant gift bag! Everyone at work thought I was going to a baby shower!
His gift. A deadstock Trav-L-Bar complete with original key.
Its probably from the early 60s. He really loved it! I got this for him to put in his Cadillac so he can make cocktails and stuff at car shows. He has vintage folding table and chairs, and the portable record player and now he has a bar. The only other things we need are a picnic set and table cloth and we'll be all set!
His other gift was this record, which is part of a series of 50s and 60s burlesque instrumentals. Its a really great compilation and one that I would recommend highly.
We went to dinner that night at Bastiens, our favorite steak house that opened in 1959. Its the first ever Googie style building to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places and its located about 10 blocks from where we live.
Its a no nonsense steak house that features a sunken bar, a sugar steak, and a bartender named Scott. If you are ever in Denver make sure to stop by!
Cocktails and polaroids.
Our favorite dessert is the Black Forest or Black Russian cake (I always mess up the name!) and the waitress brought it out to Oscar with candles.
All in all it was a great weekend and I'm glad he had such a great birthday!