I am constantly amazed at how big and diverse LA is. I grew up in LA. I constantly explore LA. And I still continue to find new things to discover. This Christmas, family came to us. So we had a mini-staycation of sorts. I had decided months ago that I wanted to finally go see the Infinity Room
exhibit by Yayoi Kusama
at The Broad Museum
. So the second December was opened for tickets, I got online and reserved six for us and my In Laws.
Although Mr. BAW is not a huge fan of modern or contemporary art, he enjoyed the Infinity Room. I am not a huge fan of modern or contemporary art either, but I enjoy being surprise by it. I guess I am more open to the art and more willing to let the art wow me. Sure enough, there were some very intriguing displays. One particular display is my favorite, there was a huge dining set that coincidentally looks almost exactly like our dining set. My very first thought was, "So this is what Toby used to see!" Ha, Toby used to hang out under our dining table when we ate dinner. It made me miss the big guy, but also felt like I was with Toby again. Another impressive display was this old woman sitting on a rug. This figure is only about 30 inches tall. But the details on the woman is simply amazing, down to the folds in her stockings. I must have stared at her for a good 15 minutes. I could've stared at her even longer if it weren't for the crowd gathering behind me.
I really enjoyed the museum. The only complaint I have is that the museum looks big from the outside, but I feel like there should be more on the inside. But I definitely recommend a visit, especially the fact that it's free, you just have to reserve tickets to the Infinity Room in advance to avoid long lines and guarentee admission.
Posted on January 10, 2019
Over our Christmas break we decided to split up the boys and the girls to do our own things one afternoon. Grandpa, Buzz, and Daddy went to see a movie while Grandma, Ahgoo, and myself went for some fancy tea! Grandma really wanted to treat us girls to a lovely afternoon tea. So I took them to a place called Chado Tea Room
. It was an absolutely charming place! They have over 300 types of tea to choose from. The day we went, it was blistering cold. Although it didn't rain, there was a strong, cold wind. Luckily, we found parking right outside and didn't have to walk far. But the cold weather made the hot tea even more cozy! I let Ahgoo wear her Belle dress and she had a wonderful time. Even though she didn't want to try the tea and barely ate any of the sandwiches and scones, see enjoyed watching Grandma's flower tea bloom in the glass pot. I love the place so much that I'm thinking I might want to try to give her a afternoon tea birthday party in March.
Posted on January 9, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I'm slightly sad that it's over but I'm also a little glad that I eased back to work last week on the second. Schools were still out and traffic was good. I was able to get through my emails and get some stuff done before everyone comes back from the holidays.
But before I completely leave the holidays, I want to share some pictures of our Christmas. This year, we stayed put and family came to us. It was a lovely arrangement because we had wonderful weather and got to show my In Laws a little bit of LA they've never seen. After Christmas, we went to The Broad Museum, had afternoon tea with my MIL, and enjoyed a lovely picnic at Loyola Marymount University. I'll share those fun things in subsequent blogs. For now, here are a few more Christmas pics from Naples in Long Beach and meeting Santa on our street, enjoy!
Posted on January 6, 2019