Monday, April 5, 2010

Renior to runway...

Saturday, I had a fabulous LA day. I began the day running errands in Manhattan Beach. Afterward I drove to West LA to have lunch with friends at the Santa Monica Marmalade Cafe. I had the Maramalade Omelette, and the toast was perfect.We walked to Menchies for some yogurt. It was perfect weather for dessert and a short walk.
Tammy and I walked a lot more when we went to the "Renoir in the Twentieth Century" exhibit at LACMA. It was an amazing collection with a much larger compilation of works than I anticipated. I'm inspired even more by Renoir now that I've learned a bit more about his work. I rushed off to a family dinner with my visiting cousins. After playing with the kids and dodging model airplanes, I picked up Connie and her boyfriend to go to Gallery Nucleus for Line of Style: Fashion Illustration Spanning the Globe show. We made it to the gallery at 10:30pm, we missed the runway fashion show and I totally missed my friend, Kathria. Congratulations to her for winning the raffle though!One of our favorite pieces was definitely this large watercolor on handmade paper by . I also liked this little piece by Ohgushi (above) and Connie liked the series by ...
Of course, to finish off the night we had some drinks and dessert at Phoenix Inn on Valley. It was an exhausting and visually satisfying day.


  1. Thanks for coming with me to see the Renoir collection!

    That Naja Conrad-Hansen piece you and Connie took a picture with is *FABULOUS*! *sigh* Bummed I missed it!

  2. That NCH piece belongs in my bedroom. As does that mystery window to Phoenix Inn where all I have to do is ring a bell to get a response.