We interrupt Viva Las Vegas posts, for an educational trip to the beautiful Los Angeles Getty Museum. I wanted to start taking Scarlett on Tuesday's (my Sunday) to a local museum or other informational event. She is fastly approaching two, and let me tell you - does NOT stop moving. I feel bad keeping her cooped up in the house, or just going to our local park. So, here is our first "big girl" adventure.
She is saying "cheese" here! With her Auntie Chrystal.
The Getty is free to the public! It is up a large hill, so you get to board this lovely monorail and travel up into the clouds.
A small view of what it's like to have a toddler.
We decided to have lunch first at Getty's nicest eatery, The Restaurant
Scarlett clearing her space!
The staff was so incredibly nice! Scarlett dined on kale chips, mashed potatoes and baked chicken.
Cobb salad was our choice
I was really interested in seeing the Queen Victoria photo exhibit.
I actually shouldn't have taken this photo, but here you go!
(there weren't any signs posted that no photos were allowed).
Well, soon after this -- we had a toddler melt down and I actually didn't get to see the rest of the exhibit. We will need to go with lunch in our bellies next time. Toddler time is like an alarm clock - once it goes off you can't hit snooze.
Here are some of the locations I was going to shoot for you. Instead, I will point you in the direction if you ever visit Getty yourself
This is one of my favorite paintings of all time. Portrait of Gabriel Bernard de Rieux is the worlds largest pastel. It's in a room all by itself at 79 x 59 inches! It's an amazing beauty to behold.
If you do ANYTHING at the Getty, you must go to the French furniture building. I could spend all day there. Tucked in a little room is this funny little orange chair
This is actually Marie Antoinette's hair and makeup chair from Versailles. It has a swivel mechanism on it so she could easily turn from her makeup artist to her hairdresser (sign me up). I have always been quite obsessed with Marie. I've read many books and seen several documentaries and specials on her. Funny enough, she always seem to find me too! Randomly when I was at the MET in New York, I was wandering around their French section and stumbled upon this GLORIOUS gem.
The room itself it very dimly lit (to preserve the french blue paint and curtains). Again, tucked into a random corner. Plucked straight out of Versailles, this was apart of Queen Antoinette's dressing room.
What are your favorite museum pieces?