Sometimes I forget how lucky I am that I have a world-renowned art museum so easily accessible to me. The MFA is truly one of my happy places. We visited the museum a couple Fridays ago to see the first night of Art in Bloom. For just a few days, the galleries were transformed by 70 floral arrangements, created by garden clubs from all over New England. Each arrangement was inspired by an accompanying masterpiece…
Have you been to Art in Bloom before? Which pieces were your favorites? This is an annual event, so be sure to keep your eyes open for next year’s weekend if you missed this one!
From Kate Moss to Kate Middleton, this fashion photographer has captured quite the array of celebrities. His two exhibits, Mario Testino: British Royal Portraits and Mario Testino: In Your Face, are currently gracing the gallery walls of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and frankly, I can’t figure out what took me so long to get there. You all know I love a good royal family portrait, and the provocative In Your Face was nothing short of amazing. Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Gisele? Come on now, it was almost too good to be true.
Kayla attended last month’s premiere and rubbed elbows with quite a few faces you may recognize, including Anna Wintour, Giselle, and a certain Mr. Testino himself. Check out the interview for a glimpse of this glamour before you make your way to the exhibit…
Video courtesy of Dirty Water TV
The British Royal Portraits will be on display until June 16, 2013, but the fashion photography will be there only until February 3rd. If you’re close enough, run– don’t walk– to the MFA. And as if you need extra motivation, it’s free Wednesday nights after 4 pm :)
I have the biggest weakness for iPhone cases. Make that iPad cases too… and I don’t even have any iPad… But ANYWAY, I need to introduce you to some of the prettiest and most unique cases I have stumbled upon yet. These were designed by the sister and friend of a very good sister/friend of my own, and you can find them on Society6!
iPhone Cases by Alexandra Sheldon, $35 via Society6
I just love the elegant, watercolor-like look to them. You have got to go check out the rest of their designs, as well as their laptop and iPad skins and stretched canvas prints (I’m dying to get my hands on one of those for my living room!).
Outside the MFA in the very first Anthropologie dress I ever owned... been growing in and out of it since 2007 ;)
After waiting an hour and a half plus a day, I finally got to see the Chihuly exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts! Dale Chihuly is an American glass blower who does these huge, intricate pieces. The art was breathtaking… the colors were absolutely stunning. I was silly and just assumed that photography wouldn’t be allowed so I didn’t bother lugging my DSLR… very stupid of me indeed because everyone had their cameras and now all I have are some little iPhone photos. Yet even from them I think you can tell how beautiful this stuff is! This is the last weekend it’s at the MFA, so if you’re in the area and able to see it my only advice is to get there super early to avoid lines/tickets selling out. I’m not sure where the works are headed next, but if you ever have the chance to see anything by Chihuly I highly suggest it!! Click the photos to see the crazy detailing closer up.
Now that I’ve got glass art on my mind, I’m so excited to go home this weekend to our town’s Heritage Days… a local glassblower opens her studio for demonstrations and a huge jewelry sale!