Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Anticipation for another Dapper Day begins... and I made a Youtubevideo!

It's about a month till my favorite Disneyland themed day! So while I'm in the process of getting my outfit together I thought I'd make a few videos to share some tips, vintage and thrifting trips and maybe a bit of DIY. 

Click on the link below and like and comment if it helped you out or entertained you at all. Subscribe for more videos to come in the near future!

For some of my old Dapper Day posts you can visit the links below. 

How to Survive Dapper Day at Disneyland: [ x ]
Fall Dapper Day 2013: [ x ]
Spring Dapper Day 2013: [ x ]
My Very First Dapper Day: [ x ]

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Why The Lady Damfino?

Goodbye Wishing Will Make It So, and Welcome to The Lady Damfino.

One of the questions I most frequently get asked is what my instagram name means or why exactly I chose it, and now that I am changing my blog name as well I suppose I can attempt a bit of an explanation.

As I have a huge, undying adoration for Buster Keaton I chose the name Damfino which was the name of 'the boat' in the short film of the same name in 1921.  It was presumed that Damfino meant 'damn fine'. 

Now, the way I see it I'm not referring to myself as being 'damn fine' but as everything is okay, you better believe it's damn fine. Damfino is nothing but positive affirmation.

So although I did love my old blog name, which had lots of meaning to me just the way it was before... I am more then eager to see where the Lady Damfino takes me.

Lady Damfino, it's all okay, the woman is fine...

And I hope every time you visit my little site you can know that everything truly is fine.

Just an easy day and dinner at Jack's

In my usual Saturday fashion I spent most of my day doing chores, running errands and recooping from my first Disneyland trip of the new year(and let me tell you, it was a doozy). 

After years and years of my father recounting his old high school years and going to Jack's to get a burger a fries after basketball practice I decided I had to check the place out. It did recently go through a remodel but the restaurant was established in 1933, and still manages to retain a lot of its quaint, vintage charm. 

I ordered my damn fine cup of coffee right away, then settled on a typical diner choice for me, the chef salad. It was the size of my head! The food was good, and the best part was the piece of apple pie I brought home for dessert. Holy moly, I'm already planning my next trip back just to grab another piece of that pie. 

For more about Jack's Whittier Restaurant: Click Here

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Happy 79th Birthday Elvis!

Although I'm not one to usually go out on a Wednesday night, this particular Wednesday night was a different story because it was Elvis's birthday, and Elvis's birthday must be celebrated.

Last year I started attending a few different Elvis 'impersonator' kind of events, and to be honest they are perfectly up my alley in a lot of ways. Some good food, a place to wear some of my more eccentric vintage frocks surrounded by lovable older folks and a place to sit and most importantly watch somebody shake it around like the king himself.

Azteca is a really cute little restaurant that is all Elvis, all year round and it was the perfect place to remember Elvis on his special day. Every space on the wall seems to be covered with some sort of photos or memorabilia, something new catches my eye every visit. Not to mention I stuffed my belly so full of fries and Shirley Temples I could possibly explode, I think the King would have approved.

More about Azteca Restaurant and their event calendar: Click Here

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Another California Christmas

This year Christmas was at the Beach again. 

Usually I'd love a chance to enjoy the absolutely gorgeous fews days of 80 degree weather without a single cloud in the sky ( in the middle of December ) However, I'd been suffering from tension headaches for almost two weeks so I wasn't exactly in the mood for time in the sun.

My aunt and uncle's home is an absolute dream, and staying over for even a night is like being in a hotel. Everything is beautiful and clean and new and it makes me want to clean like crazy the second i get home and back to reality. 

We always have this crazy cousin activity of sorts that one of my aunt and uncle's send us on to get our presents, and it's always some sort of fantastic activity with them. My younger, more sporty cousins tend to choose things like sports games or skiing, and I am more then eager to choose something more along the lines of art and culture. This year my cousin and I both chose to see the Book of Mormon, which is on my Tony winners list of shame and I can't wait to go see it with them! Finding out what activity I get to go on each year is always the thing I look the most forward to, and this year was a doozy without a doubt. 

I didn't take too many photos of the actual Christmas festivities this year, so you'll just have to settle for some of the beautiful surroundings. 


Necklace: Taxco Silver Pyramid Necklace by ElDorado Club (Pinup Girl Clothing)
Dress: Vintage

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! A new year, a whole new blog.

well, not a whole new blog.

But with a new year, and the resolutions I hope to hold along with it, my blog is something I am aiming to improve this year.

Although I've still got a dead computer working against me I am going to do my best to bring so much more to 'Wishing will make it so' and the ideas in my head are absolutely boundless.

So, I'll keep it brief because it's late and I'm sure I am starting to get that 'burning the midnight oil' kind of crazy look in my eyes.. however good things are to come.

I have a belated Christmas post to come and after that some different posts that will blend my love of vintage along with modern fashion, films and even some DIY.

I am looking forward to seeing what 2014 will bring and I hope you'll come along on the journey with me.