March 21, 2013

Welcome Diner

I have a confession to make...I'm OBSESSED with the idea of diners! I know, I know, diners may not be seem like the coolest place to grab a bite, but for a gal who grew up in a city almost completely vacant of cool, old diners, they seem like the neatest little gems. Now, I'm not really into greasy foods or burgers, but when the opportunity presents itself to hang out in a old diner, you can bet your bottom dollar that I'm gonna be right there (and usually hoping there is a late-night breakfast menu I can pick something off off AND have a hot coffee, of course). Ok, so why all this diner talk? Well, the Welcome Diner just opened back up in Phoenix and a few weeks back Scott and I took a trip down to the tiny, 1940's diner for a dinner date.

History goes that this 9-stool Valentine Diner was built in 1945 in Witchita, Kansas, and later moved to Williams, Arizona in 1955 where it operated on Route 66 for 25 years. In 1980 the sweet red and white diner was moved to downtown Phoenix and remained closed until the early 2000's. Earlier this year the Welcome Diner welcomed it's first customers in years, and now serves up delicious southern grub (fried chicken + the most amazing biscuits ever) during the evening, and brunch on the weekends. For now they are only open a few days a week (Thursday through Sunday), but I have a feeling that one day soon they'll be able to expand their hours. The whole city seems just smitten with this darling diner!

Outfit details:
Jean jacket: Levi's
Hello sweatshirt: Hello Apparel
Heart necklace: Tiffany's
Bracelets: Kate Spade
Jeans: Levi's
Bag: Madwell
Boots: Vince Camuto

Today I'm continuing to prepare for my exams (which are tomorrow and Monday), and will hopefully get a ton of study time in! This week has been so stressful with the anticipation, and I'm more than looking forward to getting these exams done and out of the way. Oh geez. Today is also surely a double and triple iced coffee kind of day, and maybe even a little treat (beauty treat?) if I can make my way out from my studying cave. Haha.

Do you have passion for diners too? What are you up to today>
-Chelsea xo


  1. I really like your outfit, so pretty!

  2. love your jean jacket!! im still searching for the perfect one..

    xo josephine

  3. I love diners! Especially for brunch :D Something about them is so charming and quaint. And sassy waitresses!

  4. That is such a great outfit! The diner looks darling. Good luck on your exams!

    - Megan

  5. Diners are cool! Okay, maybe not the coolest place to eat, but late night breakfast at diners has been my jam since...forever!

  6. I have a passion for anywhere that serves food haha! But I definitely love places that are cute and different, and that have some history to them.

    I think I would love that place if I lived there!