Monday, October 19, 2009
Although this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum, what better time to go than now? Kandinsky's exhibit is up until January 13th and is an abstract extravaganza that even non art connoisseurs should not miss. This 20th century lawyer turned artist played with various styles and although I don't know much about expressionistic painting, I can appreciate the intense colors and bold shapes and lines that Kandinsky played with. Plus, the layout of the museum is amazing. The main exhibit wraps around the various layers of the cylindrical interior so that you can bypass them quickly or stop and reflect on a favorite. The admission is $18 but a couple hours spent leisurely enjoying art while listening to your free headset is a nice escape from the craziness of the city that is anything but still life.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I think we can all agree that New York is gorgeous in autumn. I'm biased as autumn is my favorite season no matter where I am, but this city showcases it so well. I know not everyone is a fan of chick flicks, but "You've Got Mail" is a classic. It makes you want to move to NYC immediately, because the shots of the city are picture perfect. It also has a scene that takes place in one of my favorites dessert places, Cafe Lalo (http://www.cafelalo.com/index.html)