That’s not to say Cuba de Ayer feels outdated. Undoubtedly, the dining room conveys Cuban culture, circa 1950s. Fans, outfitted with faux palm leaves, circle overhead as Havana’s face peeks out from the gorgeous paintings and pictures that hang. on the wall: a boy, grabbing a stout cigar, perhaps for the first time; An elderly man, his cap tucked tightly over his lips, ran his hand over a row of dominoes. But this nostalgia, if you want to call it that, is filtered through a family of cool, artistic, modern sensibilities. I like the arrangement of felt hats attached to a pair of clothesline, which hang in front of the window to withstand the weather.
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