the pursuit of quality in a fleeting life

Mo’ art, MOCA art.

outside MOCA Grand Ave. (Brooks Brothers blue gingham sport shirt, G-Star straight-leg jeans, Sperry Top-Sider boast shoes, Paul Frank sunglasses)

A relaxing afternoon of museums, shopping, and beautiful weather is always a blessing.  And that is exactly what we were granted today.  First, the day started at MOCA at the Geffen Conservatory.  The warehouse-like structure was filled with interesting art, political statements, and a giant turbine that was powered by a dirt bike.  Like always, such as the time we went to the opening of the Irvine Museum, we got our own private tour (because we are legit art connoisseurs) of the exhibit which increased the propensity to absorb and discuss artspeak without just the plain reliance on wall literature.

artist unknown

After the Geffen, we headed to MOCA Grand Ave. for another bite of the expansive exhibit.  Prior to entering the museum, we had lunch (sandwiches and sweets) at the Lemonade right outside of the museum and it was quite delicious.  We highly recommend the petite red velvet cupcake that was so small, but so good.

yummy.... sandwiches and dessert at LEMONADE

After lunch, we went into the exhibit and to our surprise, we had already seen some of the works in the collection from our previous visit to the San Francisco MOCA.  Nevertheless, the exhibit was a great collection from all genres of art.  My favorite was the Campbell soup can from Andy Warhol.  Simple, but so classic.

The rest of the afternoon consisted of shopping on the entire spectrum of Melrose.  From the danky Forever21-esque boutiques to the awesome Marc by Marc Jacobs store, we quenched our retail fix, as temporary as it may seem.

Finally, with the sun setting behind the skyscrapers, we headed to the famed Rodeo Dr.  Did a lot of curious walking and not enough buying.  Someday, someday.



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