You know, when it rains in Vancouver in November for longer then 30 days in a row, it can get a little dreary, to say the least. I literally jumped at the opportunity to meet my husband in LA after he was heading there for a work related conference, even if it was only for 3 days. Boy is the sun a welcome sight after so long. And the warmth. Never mind that I didn't realize we would be in the US over the election. All I could think about was checking out some galleries and warming my cold, wet West Coast toes.
We tend to pack it in on holidays. Maybe it's because we are used to not really having a whole lot of time to spend in one place, but the best place to start was of course the LACMA, which didn't dissappoint. Neither did The Broad. It was great to see Adam Silverman's work in the flesh. That pale pink moon vase was just so beautiful. There was a lot of great work I took photos of. It's so interesting that now a days most of the galleries allow a person to take photos of the work. Certainly not all the work, but quite a bit of it. So I tend to take photos of everything so I won't forget what I saw.
Another highlight was checking out the Heath LA store. Like a kid in a candy shop, it was amazing to see all the colours and vessels all lined up. It just makes me so happy!
We spent a great morning at The Original LA Farmer's Market, which was the perfect spot to grab a fresh smoothy and check out all the cute stalls. The Craft & Folk Art Museum has the best facade and a really beautiful Japanese Textile exhibit. A quick little look through the Tortoise General Store in the Abbot Kinney part of LA was also incredible. I couldn't help pack my bags for full of pottery. Like a potter needs more pots, right?
We left LA the afternoon after the election, on a beautiful hot sunny day. Still being in shock about the results, I felt almost guilty leaving it all behind to retreat home to the safety of Canada. We were hanging out with our LA friends for dinner the day before the election, talking as if Hilary would win, as if people would come to their senses and stand up for what was right, only to realize that the worst case scenario was really happening. Strange times we live in, but here's a beautiful beach scene from our last morning in Venice beach. Because when the sun is shining, what could we possibly have to worry about?