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The Living Room-A Flash Back

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Rarely do you find a place that throws you back fifty years. At a time when Baby Boomers were just in college these places were more common and dotted college towns. The decades have reduced the mom & pop coffee shops and converted them to chains with only a small reflection of their once counter-culture existence. The Living Room located near Shelter Island offers a historic charm and place to gather.  In the 60’s style The Living Room offers a retro décor with their vinyl record covered walls and true coffee house experience. The furniture is old and dusty just like an academic would want. Each crack, scrape and nick on the furniture offers a snap shot into a person’s life story. Generations of people may have sat on some of chairs and wrote on some of the tables.    It is a great place to lounge and catch up on your work while still being in the public. Light rock music fills your ears while the smell of cappuccino permeates your nose. You can sit on the large de

La Jolla Hookah Lounge Review: Just Look Up!

As promised I took a trek back to The Living Room Café and Hookah Lounge. The establishment is located on the second floor of the café. Upon arrival you will notice the open patio sitting that overhangs the street or the indoor arrangements with a back window view. If you are seeking to watch the street traffic and happenings of people making their ways to bars and clubs you might want to make your way to the patio.   On a Friday night it may take a while to find a place to sit in this popular destination.  The available options of shisha (flavored tobacco) flavors are plentiful with everything from your non-traditional mixtures to your more common types like spearmint. At a price of $35 for the hookah and a bottle of wine you will not be disappointed.   Do not expect the wine to be vintage or the seats to be sparkling new for the price. However, the atmosphere offers plenty of opportunities for people to socialize and get to know each other.   The hookah is a natural talism