amy merrickliving in

living in: diner

by amym

Maybe I’m biased, being a lover of both Baltimore and endless cups of coffee, but Barry Levinson’s Diner is practically perfect. A group of ambling college-aged gentleman tease, taunt and terrorize their way through Charm City in 1959, and it couldn’t be more of a treat. I always joke that everything I’ve learned about boys, I’ve learned from watching Diner.

1. Will Return Clock, $5; 2. Baltimore Colts Pennant, $25; 3. Diner Accessories Set, $44; 4. The Hill-Side Necktie, $83; 5. Bakery Cake Plate and Cover, $29; 6. Franco Sarto Wingtips, $41; 7. Vintage 1950s Bar Stools, $800 each; 8. Ashtray, $54; 9. Diner Coffee Mug, $5

The Fells Point Diner is the group’s home base, and it makes one nostalgic for a time when you were able to stay up till dawn eating French fries with your best friends. Nowadays, I get yawny at 10pm, and French fries are on the “special occasions only” list, so I live vicariously however I can, even if it means an extra swipe of red lipstick and another cup of coffee. — Amy M.

1. Mulberry Swing Coat, $1,016; 2. Popcorn Container, $19/pack of 100; 3. Curling Iron, $24; 4. Solitaire Engagement Ring, $425; 5. This is Sinatra! Vinyl Record, $29; 6. Hotline Phone, $48; 7. Revlon Lipstick in Ravishmere, $5; 8. Petrie Sofa, $1,599; 9. Retro Turntable, $128

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