Yesterday, we celebrated MISSY’S BIRTHDAY at one of our favorite local restaurants, CALI N TITO’S. Friends came to have dinner with us and to share this amazing CHOCOLATE RAINBOW CAKE made by our friend JO, who is the pastry chef at the HEIRLOOM CAFE, here in Athens, Georgia. We ate a ton of scrumptious Cuban-inspired dishes and barely left just enough room for cake. It was such a great night for eating out and hanging out. Happy Birthday, Missy!
I have a sleep disorder. My mom has the same thing, too. We both have restless legs. My restless leg syndrome was really bad about ten years ago. It was terrible – I would wake up in the middle of the night with a buggy, painful feeling in my legs. I took yoga, I took medicine, I exercised, I took baths, I slept kneeling, I ate midnight snacks. Some remedies worked better than others, but it is terrible to have your sleep schedule turned upside down. My legs still act up from time to time, but not nearly as awful as they once were. The best things for me are taking walks, baths, and stretching. Over time, I hope the “creepy crawlies” in my legs will be gone forever!
After experiencing amazing art from Tim Burton and Ai Weiwei (see previous blog post), we checked out even more great stuff at LACMA (LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART). We went into another cool exhibit called CALIFORNIA DESIGN, featuring modern art and design spanning between the 30s and 60s.
Missy loves AIRSTREAM trailers and this shiny one was no exception:
This vintage cardboard BARBIE DREAM HOUSE is cooler than any Barbie playset ever made since:
After we looked at the California Design exhibit, we took a tour of some of LACMA’s permanent collection. One room had these enormous RICHARD SERRA sculptures. They were so big you couldn’t even really photograph them, just photograph being IN them:
Another room had all these amazing JEFF KOONS sculptures, many of which we had only previously seen in text books and magazines:
In another part of the museum was an exhibition featuring a retrospective of work by the latino art collective known as ASCO:
Before leaving LACMA, we played around in the FOREST OF STREET LAMPS installed just outside the museum:
We capped the night off heading over to Japantown, looking for a place to have dinner, but not before getting a bunch of treats to take back home with us.
We saw this restaurant called MADE IN MOM…i think something got lost in translation:
Couldn’t help but stop in and get MACARONS from this hip little place inside the mall:
I bought this funny EATING UTENSILS KIT from the japanese “dollar store” in the mall there…how could I not? Look at how sad those kids look!
Lastly, we couldn’t resist getting cream puffs from BEARD PAPA’S…especially with the HELLO KITTY crossover promo they had going on: