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Friday, July 29, 2016

MCA Art

Good day!
Today's post will focus on the wonderful art that was inside of the MCA Chicago. There were three main exhibits that we saw while we were there. One of my personal favourites was an exhibit focusing on the art of The Propeller Group. It was a lot of installations, videos, and sculpture. The upstairs portion of the museum focused more on paintings and a Phil Collins installation. Overall, it was a wonderful museum!
The Propeller Group
Witness
Phil Collins
Kerry James Marshall: Mastery
The Making of a Fugitive
Cheers xo

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

MCA Chicago

Hello!
I'm trying something a bit new with this post, it will be more photo heavy than word heavy. I feel like sometimes photos can speak more than words can, especially when it comes to photos of art.
So we went to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago for the first time during this trip. I was beyond myself with excitement because I am such a fan of modern/contemporary art. I have to say, this museum def lived up to my expectations.
I've broken up the museum posts into two different blog posts. Right now we're going to focus on the outdoor sculpture garden and the beautiful surrounding view. Enjoy!
Cheers xo

Friday, July 22, 2016

Chi-town Trip

Hello again!

I'm back form my week long trip to Chi-town and I can't wait to share it with you. Most of the trip was spent visiting family but I did go to a few different museums and travel around a bit.

We flew out on Wednesday afternoon and it was actually a pretty great flight up until we hit Indiana. There was a large storm in the Chicago area so instead of flying through Indiana our pilot flew us through Missouri and around the storm. It added about an extra hour to the flight and it made for a bump ride once we got closer. But honestly, it was kinda fun.

I tired to get some pictures of the actual storm when we flew through it but there was so much turbulence that none of them came out clear. 
But once we were through the storm is was clear and the sun was beginning to set. There's probably a metaphor in there somewhere.
And that was pretty much the whole day, we went to IHop later that night after picking up our bags and our rental car.

The next day (Thursday) was a pretty chill day, it was our "neighbourhood" day. We started the day off the same we start off any trip, with breakfast at Baker's Square.
I literally can't describe how amazing the food was. I hate diner's, typically, Baker's Square is one of the only two exceptions I ever make. The other being Waffle House, because if you've ever had Waffle House you know how good the food is.
A quick little outfit of day: The crop top and matching skirt were both made by me as well at the cardigan I'm wearing. I'll get into those more in a different post, one focusing more on my sewing.

After breakfast we drove around a lot, saw the neighbourhood things we wanted to see, thrifted a bit. We kept it pretty chill, especially because we knew we wanted to go to the cemetery, like we also do, and that takes about 3 - 4 hours on it's own. I'm not even exaggerating the time, we have a lot of family in that one cemetery.
That was pretty much the whole day. It was a very relaxed day and ended with spending time with my Aunties, who we spent the majority of the trip with.
Cheers xo