There was also a great collection by Mark Bradford. I had joined a museum tour, so I got to hear a lot of history and info about this great LA artist. If you have a chance to check out his work, you should! Very inspiring!
Enough about the art already! - my favorite thing about Museums is the gift shop. Always so great! I always buy jewelry when visiting a museum. There is always a huge range of whimsical to fancy jewelry, in all price ranges. Plus, its usually pretty unique.
I bought these bracelets and this ring:
|Neat MOMA finds! Look! It's springy!|
After the convention, I had a couple of days to bum around town with my SF bestie and long time friend Steve. He took me to some great parks and restaurants and bars and did a great job of sharing with me his great city.
He also took me shopping! More stuff! yay!
First stop was Secession Art and Design. I bought this tank and necklace:
I rarely pass up a cowl-necked tank, as they are usually pretty flattering on me (although, I admit it's looking a little tight in this pic - it must have been the pose!). Green is a color I've been trying to acquire and the little geometric shapes are fun. Plus it's locally made and sold. I like that.
There were a number of very cool necklaces in this line. I went back and forth forever about which was my favorite.
We also stopped in at the Stone Pony. I was lucky enough to meet the owner on my first night in town. Coco is one fabulous chickadee and I couldn't wait to visit her store!
I touched everything (don't you do that when shopping?) and tried on all kinds of lovely things, but eventually bought this fantastic belt:
Next we stopped at Room 4 where I picked up some vintage patches for Adam and his sewing projects - and this green and gold wrap around ring for me:
|Giant, wintery hands. Pay no mind to my nails...|
Last stop was the Buffalo Exchange. It's funny that the word "Buffalo" has been a little trendy lately. I live in Buffalo and I don't really get it.
Anyway, here is the bag I bought at the Buffalo Exchange. $14 - That's about 2 bucks per pocket! I needed one of those large fringy bags in white. Yep, those were really lacking in my closet.
Also from the Buffalo Exchange, earrings!
The yellow pair are very light and a little on the gold side of yellow. The pink pair have some weight to them and can jangle a bit with movement! Both feel very new and unique to me. Happy time!
I feel like I brought back a lot of little reminders of my trip and am excited to wear these reminders all spring long! This why I love to shop on vacation! Do you like to shop on vacation?