Monday, October 18, 2010

Around Town - Dinner and the Scene at BOA Steakhouse

So where do you go for a family dinner on a drizzling Saturday night to soak up the LA scene?
The answer of course is the sleek and sexy BOA Steakhouse on Sunset Boulevard
The menu was basic and straightforward, american cuts of steak and potato type of side dishes, except of course for the de rigueur Kobe and Waygu beef, which all respectable restaurants seem to have to serve now.  The wine list was extensive.  The service was helpful and friendly.

But let's face it, you don't go there for the food.  You go there for the scene
and sitting at the front table, there was quite a scene to be seen especially in the loungy bar.
Would I go back there, probably not except maybe for the chocolate hazelnut cake, which was delicious.As
Also, it might be nice in the summer months, when you can sit outside on the terrace.
But I could happily skip the bar scene which seemed to consist mostly of hipsters and hookers.
The LA demimonde, if you will.
(I wish that I had taken a photo of that not so young curvy brunette in the turquoise sequin halter style top, uncovered midriff and white jeans with sparkle playboy bunny logos on the back pockets, I kid you not.  Who wears that on a rainy October night?)
As usual I wore my typical conservative outfit of which nothing was new and most was really old.
A Ralph Lauren black label long cashmere long sweater and matching shell in chocolate brown over a Michael Kors wool pencil skirt in heather brown, all purchased 3 years ago (on sale) at Neiman Marcus.
A pair of Patrick Cox pumps purchased in Paris 12 years ago but seldom worn due to the high 4 inch heels.
An alligator belt that had belonged to my husband, and that I had shortened, which had to be close to 20 years old and a vintage alligator clutch by Kleinberg Sherrill that was 25 years old.
Oh, and the scarf, which I believe I bought last winter fact it is very likely that I picked it up at Walgreens for maybe $7.99.

Naturally, I wore some old jewelry too.

I'm glad that I went to BOA, just to see what all the hype was about. 
But now it's been there, done that.
I can move on.
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David Toms said...

Belle, I wish you had taken a picture! That would have been a sight! Love the Patrick Cox pumps, so classic!

Martina Gallo said...

Fantastic blog!
I hope you come to mine and follow me!
Thanks =)

Belle de Ville said...

David, I wish that there had been some way to discreetly take photos, because it was a great people watching scene.
Martina, thanks for your comment. I will check out your blog.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Belle, your outfit is tres chic. Boa looks great. I love a good steak xx

Laguna Beach Fogey said...

Who wears that on a rainy October night? An ageing escort, that's who.

I bet you were the classiest lady there. Glad you took in the scene with a critical eye. I don't know how you do it.

High Heeled Life said...

I just had to comment ... your outft is classic .. love the colour combination. Your post on Iranian women was great! Wishing you a wonderful evening...

Stay warm in the office... HHL

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

I an green with envy over your vintage alligator clutch. If you ever get tired of it, I will gladly take it off your hands!

Anonymous said...

Love the clutch bag, the whole outfit is fab, I don't understand women who buy clothes all the time just to have something brand new.

I love steak but Kobe beef - ugh I had it at The Polo lounge for the first time two years ago and was so keen to try it as it's huge in the US , but it has to be the most disgusting beef that I have ever tasted.

Young at Heart said...

hipsters and change there then!! Cake sounds excellent though......

Duchesse said...

Such an LA scene! I'd have to watch my Midwestern gawking.

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