Sunday, October 30, 2022

It's All About The Eyebrows

Don’t you just love this Frida Kahlo vase? So colorful and quirky. Really fits the Palm Springs vibe.

I saw it in the window of the Andecor, a store on the main drag in Palm Springs, priced at $69.95. Christmas is right around the corner…wouldn’t it make a great gift?

FYI:  The unibrow was intentional.

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2021: Sorry, no post on this day
2020: Sorry, no post on this day
2019: Sorry, no post on this day
2018: Medieval Gateway To Luxury
2017: Talking To The Toms
2016: Hand Truckin'
2015: Zero Tolerance
2014: Twenty Minutes On The Water
2013: 1960s First Aid
2012: Far From The Soaking Of The East
2011: Inspired
2010: Lucky To Be A Woman
2009: I Feel Like A Thief
2008: Emulating The Brazilian Bombshell
2007: HMMWVs
2006: She’s Still Learning
2005: Woof

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Marilyn Gets Around

Road Trip! Ed, my mother, and I headed to Palm Springs, California today for a little mini vacation. We went to see the son of a friend play a show at the Agua Caliente Casino there. He’s a drummer in a band that specializes in music from the 20s, 30s, and 40s (more on them to come).

While there we saw this statue, called Forever Marilyn, currently standing tall right off the main drag in downtown Palm Springs, in front of the Palm Springs Art Museum. She’s 26 feet tall and made of painted stainless steel and aluminum.

She’s been displayed in various locations over the last 11 years - Chicago, Connecticut, Australia, and New Jersey.

She was designed by John Seward Johnson II (the grandson of the co-founder of Johnson & Johnson). He was an artist known for his bronze statues and was also the founder of Grounds For Sculpture, a 42-acre sculpture park and museum located in Hamilton Township, NJ. Ed and I visited there in the winter of 2017. It was a pretty fabulous place.

A little fun tidbit - in 2011, Ed and I saw the leg portion of this sculpture being transported on a flatbed truck.

After Chicago, the Marilyn statue went to Palm Springs for a year before traveling around the country. Now she’s back in Palm Springs, greeting the people who are there to tour the former homes of stars, dine out, golf, relax in the sun, and take in all of the fabulous mid-century modern architecture.

Looking forward to the next few days!

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2021:  Sorry, no post on this day
2020:  Sorry, no post on this day
2019:  Sorry, no post on this day
Country House
2017: I Experience Fall Via The Internet
2016: Sizzling Hot Balls Of Meat
2015: How To Get On The Do Not Call List
2014: Gazing At The Stargazers
2013: Oh, How We Love Our La-Z-Boys
2012: The Road To Luminosity
2011: Old School Meets New School

2010: There For The Climbing…If You’re So Inclined
2009: I Need A Thing That Ain’t No Big Thing
2008: Race To The Head
2007: Eddie Fresh From A Nap Friday
2006: Forever Yours
2005: Blur