First Thursday

In Santa Barbara we have something known as 1st Thursdays.  It occurs, as you guessed, the first Thursday of the month.  Art galleries stay open late and serve wine and appetizers.  Also special performances occur and there is often live music. Various galleries participate, so the idea is to make a night of it and trek around to the different venues downtown.

I am not a trekkie in that sense of the word, (in the sci-fi dork sense of it, yes I am!) so I have yet to participate in this fun little event. But it has me thinking. I would really love to participate in more cultural & social events. So why not? We'll see if I can drag my lazy carcass out for a night on the town tonight! (& by my lazy carcass I mean the bf) lol.

Thinking of art, I thought I'd share just a couple of my favorites. Don't get me wrong, I'm not an art connoisseur & I don't have a favorite period, or artist etc. As with music it's normally the individual painting or piece that speaks to me.

I encourage you to research & attend events in your area! You all are constantly inspiring me to step out & do something with myself so I would like to pass that sentiment on :)

and if I only lived in London, this sounds amazing, Grace Kelly = Tres Chic!
17 April - 26 September 2010

Grace Kelly: Style Icon 

Sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels

The spectacular wardrobe of Grace Kelly will be on display at the V&A. Tracing the evolution of her style from her days as one of Hollywoods most popular actresses in the 1950s and as Princess Grace of Monaco, the display will present over 50 of Grace Kelly's outfits together with hats, jewellery and the original Hermès Kelly bag. Dresses from her films, including High Society, will be shown as well as the gown she wore to accept her Oscar award in 1955. These will be accompanied by film clips and posters, photographs and her Oscar statuette. The display will also include the lace ensemble worn by Grace Kelly for her civil marriage ceremony to Prince Rainier in 1956 and 35 haute couture gowns from the 1960s and 70s by her favourite couturiers Dior, Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Yves St Laurent.

Someone over there in Europe, please please go to this and take pictures for me! lol


Miss Makes-a-lot | April 1, 2010 at 11:54 AM

you go girl! since moving from Boston to NJ i dove right in to any/all local happenings that i could find! its fun, (usually) free, and why not explore new territory?! i'll be hitting up the galleries during First Saturday in Asbury Park this weekend! :)

Jessica | April 1, 2010 at 12:51 PM

oh your life sounds so heavenly! I used to love going to art galleries and just seeing the city through artful eyes! Thank you so much for your comment earlier! It really made my day!

Katie | April 1, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Art galleries are such a great way to spend the day - love them :)

Haleigh | April 1, 2010 at 4:32 PM

The Young Martyr is one of my favorite paintings ever if not my favorite. I love how it has this glowing quality and I saw for the first time when I stumbled upon it in the louvre. Its just beautiful and I always wonder what happened in the painting

xoxo Haleigh

Breee | April 1, 2010 at 7:32 PM

hi! :D I totally agree with you! this sounds like so much fun! I just love going to art shows and art galleries. <3

love ur blog! :D

I'm following you now, follow me too if you like.

thanks :D

Laura Loo | April 2, 2010 at 7:43 PM

i love Grace Kelly! she is the essence of...well, grace!

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