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Kusama + Tokyo Tower

Remember when we travelled to Houston to see Kusama?  How could we not catch her in Japan too!  We also caught another of my favorites, Mucha!  Sadly, I wasn’t allowed to film in Art Nouveau.

After the National Art Center Toyo, we walked through Roppongi Hills (and made a legitimate attempt to creep on the Pokémon Company) to Tokyo Tower.  The top floor wasn’t even open, but WHAT A VIEW we got regardless!

This is my second to last Japan vlog, but I’ve got a few more Japan posts in the works too!  Stay tuned!

Februarygrams

I couldn’t be more excited to get out of February and launch into March!  I’ve got a biiiig trip coming up and I’ve been counting down the days!  Let’s revisit some of the great things that happened in February, though.

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[1] a trip to the MFA!  [2] lots of amazing books [3] a trip to Philadelphia and an indulgence in Federal Donuts [4] Valentine’s day gifts from my love [5] trying out Pokeworks [6] the sun’s setting later, making for beautiful walks home [7] green tea ice cream [8] testing out Burberry’s Liquid Lip Velvet [9] amazing spring weather!

What were your favorite February moments?

Play Me, I’m Yours // Street Pianos

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Bostonians may remember that pianos graces our streets in 2013.  Play Me, I’m Yours is public playable art– painted pianos scattered throughout the city.  They’re coming back to Boston’s streets soon!

Back in 2013, my  most artistic friend, Chelsea Rathbun, got the opportunity to paint one of these pianos.  Chelsea’s piano sat at the bookstore at Berklee College of Music, thus got a lot of play!  You can still see it here.

Chelsea’s got another piano hitting the streets this year, and I visited her in the studio to see it in progress and get a sneak peak at some of the others!

These pianos will be yours next week!  Street Pianos will grace Boston September 23 to October 10.  Visit their website to see where this and other pianos will be and check my instagram for shots of this one in action.

At the End of the Universe

Remember the time I traveled 1,847 miles for art?  Then asked my boyfriend if he even liked art?*

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The main purpose of our Houston trip was to see Kusama: At the End of the Universe at the MFA Houston.  I can’t recommend travelling for art enough!  Think about how many people visit the Louvre every year.  Sure, Houston’s not Paris, but this exhibit was well worth the trip.

Yayoi Kusama’s infinity boxes are mirror room exhibits that you step into and experience.  At the End of the Universe is in Houston for roughly another week, (September 18th,) so if you can go see it, I recommend you do.  I couldn’t let the opportunity to see these infinity rooms go, so I took it!  The added benefit was getting to see a new city.  Our only regret is we didn’t get to see this exhibit again!  We were only able to snipe tickets for Monday, as they sold out fast for the weekend.

Matt recorded the experience on his GoPro, and I didn’t want to slice the clips up for my vlog, so I’ve made another little video so you can experience Kusama: At the End of the Universe too!

*He doesn’t, for the record, but he still loved this exhibit!