Thursday, January 29, 2015

MOMA: Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs

What a wonderful exhibition! A woman observing one of the pieces beside me said, "I just want to smile. His work is so bright and happy." I want to add: full of energy, color and life. The museum was crowded but it was still so worth the trip (and $25 entrance fee) to see these cut-outs in person. They've extended the days for this exhibition until February 10th. Go, go, go! More info here.

No photography allowed in the Matisse Cut-Outs exhibition rooms, but I was able to take photos of these beauties on my way out.

Oscar Murillo

Oscar Murillo

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Pablo Picasso
Interior with a Girl Drawing

Amadeo Modigliani
Reclining Nude
 c. 1919

When I visit a museum, I usually go to see one exhibition and then I have a quick wander through some of the other halls. I try to limit the viewing because I enjoy taking the time to process what I've seen and because too much visual stimulation is exhausting. I really had to pull myself away from this place, though. I sometimes forget that the MOMA, and these masters, are just a train ride away. And admission is free on Fridays from 4:00pm-8:00pm.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Snow Day!

It wasn't the blizzard we all prepared for, but there was enough snow out there to keep me indoors. So, I made a crafty day of it.

I have neglected my embroidery for quite some time. So, I pulled out my secret stash of fiber and thread, and planned out/started some Valentine's Day projects.

 Before I knew it, it was passed 3pm. Perfect hour for some tea and ...

Season 5: Episode 4
The rest of the day was spent sewing, tidying the house, preparing dinner, and spending time with the hubby.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Singapore Part III

The Shops, Restaurants and Bars on Haji Lane

Textiles and Rugs Arab Street

Singapore Museum of Art and Design

Souvenirs from our journey

Yummy treats: curry paste, coconut and almond cookies, chai tea, and saffron

The cutest pot of nutella, bought on our stop at Dubai International Airport

Lovely textiles: pillow cushion covers, tablecloth and scarf.

There's so much I've left out because I was simply enjoying myself and didn't take pictures. The food in Singapore is amazing with everything you can imagine. We had some lovely family dinners with my in-laws, aunties, uncles and cousins, and celebrated a quiet Christmas Day at the apartment we rented through airbnb. Thanks again, my love, for this incredible experience. 

Interested in more places to visit in Singapore? Click on each of these: Clarke Quay, the shops on Orchard Road, Chijmes, Emerald Hill

We didn't make it to Little India, the Esplenade, or Bugi Street. So, we may just need to go back some day ;)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Singapore Part II


Raffles Hotel, home of the Singapore Sling

We treated ourselves to a Singapore Sling at Raffles.
No we did not stay here ;)

Singapore Art Museum


We had a four night stay at the Berjaya Langkawi Resort.

A little monkey business. 

We rang in the New Year with a Pirate's Party on the beach.


Colonial Buildings

Paper Cut-outs

Curry Chicken Noodle

Chicken rice, yum!
To be continued...