A DAY AT THE MUSEUM

A Day at the Museum

Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol | John F. Kennedy by Elaine de Kooning | John Updike by Alex Katz | White Cloud by George Catlin | Franz Kline

Sometimes I need to remind myself to back away from the computer and get out there and do something. I always feel so much more inspired when I do, but it’s just so easy to get sucked into the black hole of Pinterest, right?

One of the best things about living in DC is access to all of the amazing (and free!) museums. So in an effort to start 2013 off on the right foot, I popped over to the National Portrait Gallery yesterday for lunch. It was so nice to wander the halls without the usual chaos of tourists and student groups.

There’s just something about seeing artwork in person. I find myself like a little kid, getting super close to the pieces, examining the brushstrokes and wondering how it’s possible someone created this. Above are a few of the portraits I lingered in front of the longest. De Kooning’s portrait of JFK is particularly stunning in person. The colors are just so vibrant and unexpected for a presidential portrait.

Do you have a favorite museum or piece you like to linger at?

P.S a million thank yous for your supportive comments, tweets, and emails on yesterday’s post. I’m so thrilled to have a new adventure to share with you!

CHIN CHIN

Let’s ring in the weekend with a well deserved glass–okay, maybe two–of champagne, shall we? I just happen to have the perfect bottle for the occasion. On October 15th Dom Perignon will be releasing a series of Andy Warhol tribute bottles! I’m sure the vintage 2002 is delicious, but because I’m a marketers dream, I’m more interested in the pop art packaging. Take your pick between red, yellow, and blue bottles. At a $150/bottle though you might want to think long and hard ha!

STYLE SQUARED: WARHOL

This Diane von Furstenberg dress is a much better tribute to Andy Warhol than all those posters I had plastered to my college dorm room walls.

Of course, nothing beats the real thing….

You know what they say though, fake it till you make it!
Happy Friday! I’m SO glad it’s finally the weekend!