In NY one can spend weeks in a row strolling through galleries or be happy just on 24th Street.
Norbert Brunner, Austrian artist, living in Vienna and NY will be shown soon at Claire Oliver, find out and ...
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I'm just going to go ahead and say it: Paris has more museums than one could ever cover in a life time. That being said, it's hard to choose favorites and before this trip to Paris I always named Musee d'Orsay as my absolute favorite, because of it's vast collection of impressionist art, which happen to be my favorite. Now I can say that I have two new, less known favorites: Musee Rodin and Musee Nissim de Camondo
About a year ago I had read The Londoner's post on the Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris, which is the mansion of a Parisian banker, Moise de Camondo. Last week I decided to check it out by myself and spent a rainy afternoon wandering around the museum and the nearby Park Monceau.
A few weeks ago Shreya, Helena, Chelsea and I decided to take a break from the city and head up to Dia Beacon in upstate New York. My parents recently went, so I was really excited to see what the fuss was about.
As soon as we got there we were greeted by the incredible blossoms and the nature and art was incredibly peaceful.
My favorites were the Richard Serra pieces that you could walk around in, I was always suprised by the way he shaped his massive sculptures on the inside.
The perfect peaceful day away from New York City!
The Albertina is showing the "Young Hare" by Albrecht Dürer 1502 for the first time since 2003!
This "Field or Wild Hare" as it is also known, was locked in a vault 4 stories below ground for the last decade, but will now be exhibited along 100 masterpieces of the founder's collection, Prinz Albrecht of Saxony. Dürer's watercolor painting is acknowledged as a masterpiece of observational art, inspiring me to take these pictures.
We rented a white BMW and off we were to Grasse, the heart of the perfume industry. Patrick Süskind's novel "Perfume" was set here.
The Fragonard store is a wonderful place to learn a bit about perfume making, to buy scented candles, purchase a new fragrance for yourself or some gifts for friends. I find giving perfume away an art, so I am always a bit hesitant when I do.
Our restaurant for lunch Le Mas Candille in Mougins promises not only amazing scenery, but this beautiful food!
The food is elegant, subtle and feminine, as chef Serge Gouloumès himself described it, while we had coffee with him and he signed his beautifully photographed book for us.
Our lunch was mouth watering, don't you agree? (click on one of the images to get a larger slide show of our meal)
Afterwards we strolled around Mougins and visited a tiny museum for photography where I shot that great pose of Picasso.
Christian, a friend and a talented jeweler, who is half Lebanese, visits his mother in Nice every other month. He recommended to have dinner at Ya Habibi, a Lebanese restaurant in Nice. I only wish we could have eaten more, because the food was truly amazing! We even had Lebanese red wine with our meal.
When I came home I had to try to make Baba Ganoush, a Lebanese eggplant dip.
It's best served with flat bread, Pita or tortilla bread, but it can be eaten with lamb as well. Check back tomorrow for my version of the recipe!
My mom's lovely friend L is an expert in all things art, so naturally she took my mom and I to see the new Fabergé exhibit at the art history museum in Vienna.