Monday, June 27, 2011

My L.A. Experience

I decided to take a trip across the country to visit a close friend of mine who recently moved to Santa Monica, a town located right outside of L.A. I was thrilled to find out the Tim Burton exhibit had opened at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and since I'm such a huge fan, I made sure to visit the exhibit. It was definitely one of the best exhibition's I've seen. There were more than 700 drawings, paintings, films, puppets and costumes that included the infamous Edward Sissorhands outfit (one of my favorite films). There was so much to look at, so many sketches and drawings from his childhood, of characters from some of his popular films like Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas & Alice in Wonderland...just to name a few. Overall, I thought the exhibit was astounding, comical and a little wacky- a must see if you get the chance to view it!

During my visit, I also got the opportunity to attend a flea market.
This flea market was different from the ones I've gone to in Ohio- there were no dusty trinkets, musty smelling clothes or broken toys. Instead, I found tons of really cool vintage items that included gently used shoes & clothing, shabby chic furniture, one of a kind artwork and handmade jewelry- I was in heaven! And not to mention everything was so cheap! I ended up purchasing a hat, picture frame, necklace and 2 rings for only $50. This is definitely worth attending if you are ever in L.A.