{collections} a day at the getty

Monday, November 25, 2013

This Saturday Chris and I finally made a trip to The Getty. The museum is nestled on top of the Brentwood hills and it certainly has amazing views of the city. Even though I was quite spoiled by all the Smithsonian museums in D.C (remember this?), I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the French furniture and art collection at The Getty. There is nothing that gets my heart beating a little bit faster than bold patterns, pastel hues and a lot of gold details. And let me just say that this exhibition certainly did not lack any of the above...   

Every corner I turned there was an extraordinary detailed filled room awaiting me... Yes, they were over the top-very Marie Antoinette-meets cotton candy-never ever land spaces. However, I felt like I belonged in an 18th century movie and made me want every single piece of furniture in my teeny tiny apartment (as if one could ever afford such things...) 

After wandering the halls through golden rooms with pretty patterned fabrics and amazing craftsmanship furniture, I left feeling a tad bit nostalgic and with a huge appetite for french cuisine. Since I'm no chef, we decided to make a pit stop on our way home for some cheese fondue, a french baguette and some pretty colored macarons (see them here). It was an amazing Saturday indeed! 

Have you ever experienced a collection such as this? And is it normal to feel as if this kind of decor could totally make sense in your crazy hectic modern life? :)  

Hope you're Monday is off to a great start and here is to a short working week ahead!!



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