I work along Museum Row on the famed Miracle Mile in Los Angeles (hope you enjoy all of that LA lingo in one sentence). The most widely known museums in the area are probably the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA) and the La Brea Tar Pits. There are a few lesser-known attractions such as the Craft and Folk Art Museum and the Architecture and Design Museum that I haven’t made my way to yet. Recently, I took a visit to Museum Row’s feminine and masculine side while playing tourist.
There is something about Diane that just exudes sexiness, no matter her age. She seems like the kind of woman that owns a room the moment she enters it, overflowing with confidence and charm. Although she has that innate European elegance that American women can’t help but envy, her iconic wrap dress is one piece of fashion almost every woman can agree upon. Figure flattering and appropriate for many occasions, to see the number of forms the dress has taken over the years is astounding.
The boy enjoyed this as an educational experience on women’s fashion and we had fun picking out our favorites (and least favorites) among the dresses that filled the room.
For either sex, it is definitely worth the trip if you can make it before it closes. Regardless of when you visit, LACMA always has exciting exhibits. Last year I saw the Stanley Kubrick exhibition, a collection of memorabilia from his life and work. LACMA never disappoints.
Across the street, the Petersen Automotive Museum has an amazing collection of cars throughout the ages, as well as some Hollywood automotive icons because after all, this is LA.
I find old cars to be completely beautiful works of art. The 1950’s will always be my decade of choice because of the classiness and also the colorful cars. But I do love the 1930’s vehicles that remind me of the climactic shoot-out in ‘Bonnie and Clyde‘.
As a good big sister, I spent my fair share of time playing Hot Wheels with my little brother in exchange for borrowing his G.I. Joes when my Barbies got tired of Ken and wanted a real man. It was a nice trip down memory lane looking through the collection of toy cars and identifying which ones were my childhood favorites.
And there you have it, a convenient day of museum visits that can appeal to everyone’s interests.