Italian Summer

 

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Week-end Getaway – Van Gogh, Kandinsky and the Dodgers

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The weatherman tells me this week-end will be glorious. The skies will be clear and temperatures will be in the 90’s.  Our plan is to see the “Van Gogh to Kandinsky” exhibit at LACMA, then spend the remainder of our time by the pool and/or listening to Dodgers baseball on the radio.

Whatever your plans I wish you a lovely Saturday and Sunday!

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Musings on Slim

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On Monday I leave for vacation and I’m nearly counting the hours. Let me be clear. My idea of a wonderful vacation involves nothing more complicated than sitting by a beach or pool soaking in the warmth of the sun. My inspirations are Slim Aarons’ iconic “Poolside” photographs.

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It’s just a short short drive up the coast but a world away from the various pressures of real life. Vacation, are you ready for me? Because here I come!

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Dreaming of the Week-end

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However you choose to spend your week–end I hope it will be a lovely and relaxing respite from your everyday work routine. And for those of you who celebrate Easter I wish you a beautiful and blessed day!

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50th Pasadena Showcase House of Design 2014

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Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design is now open and runs through May 11th. It is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the country. You can also indulge in a delicious meal at the Showcase restaurant and browse the lovely shops during your visit.

The proceeds from this event support outstanding music and arts programs throughout the community.

If you’re in the area do make plans to go!

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Journey of a Dress – Extended at LACMA

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The fabulous Diane Von Furstenberg exhibit, “Journey of a Dress” has been extended at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through May 1st. If you’re in the area do make plans to visit this amazing show!

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Week-end Escape

 
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Visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA,
is always an engaging and mind expanding experience.
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I’ll be there this week-end  to see the DVF exhibit “Journey of a Dress” 
one more time before it closes on April 1st.
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“Levitated Mass” by Michael Heizer
 
Of course there are always many exceptional programs 
being presented at any given time at LACMA.
For example, “Calder and Abstraction”, “The Director’s Series”‘
“Living and Sustaining a Creative Life”, and “The Art of Looking.”
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While you’re there be sure to stop by Ray’s or Stark’s Bar for a delicious lunch or dinner or a glass of wine from their exceptional wine list. 
The menu is constantly evolving so you’ll usually see something different each time you’re there.
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“Urban Light” by Chris Burden
 
The LACMA store carries a vast array of interesting books and
objets d’art and it’s definitely worth a visit.
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LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
 
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