Adventures of Scarlett and TC

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.

Take Two!

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.


We did run around the glorious gardens outside for a little bit and headed home for a much needed nap!





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?

14 comments:

  1. I am quite obsessed with Marie also! I've been to the Getty at least 3 times just to wander around the French section.

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    1. <3 I had a client who wrote a book about a woman who believes she the reincarnation of Marie!

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  2. What a terrifically lovely, meaningful (given your own profound passion for history) to take sweet Scarlet on her first "big girl" outing.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! I know it's a little different post than I usually do. But, I want to document as much as I can while she's little.

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  3. We're so lucky to have a world-class museum in our backyard! We went a few months back for the California Modern exhibit; the beautiful European drawing rooms are still my favorite part.

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    1. YES! I love that place. It really feels like you are escaping the city.

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  4. The Getty was one of my favourite places that we visited in LA! It is spectacular - that architecture, and the gardens surrounding it is enough in itself to spend a whole day wandering around, let alone the actual exhibits!

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    1. I've never been able to do the whole museum in one day! Hopefully when she gets a little bigger, we can enjoy the day up there.

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  5. Ben and I definitely need to put this on the list for one of our visits. It looks beautiful up there! Sure looks like Scarlett keeps you on your toes :) Can’t believe how fast she is growing up! Love the photos of you together! See you soon!!!!!

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    1. I know!!! I was looking at photos of her the other day and there is such a difference in her face now. She's a real kid!

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  6. Beautiful!! Puttin' it on my list for my next visit south!
    Your baby girl is adorable!! I miss my lil man at that age!! Now he is 9 and says things like, "Mom I'm almost double digits, you don't have to worry about me." Haha!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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    1. Thank you!!! I know I'll be saying that soon too. :*(

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  7. Wow! That picture overlooking the garden and the city is spectacular! Looks like you ladies had a lovely day!

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  8. Having a toddler in 'the city' can be challenging and awesome once you figure out fun places to go. My daughter is almost 4 but I started trying to get her out and experiencing things around 2 as well. You might want to check out Descanso Gardens, if you haven't already, free parking, fun little train ride and so many beautiful flowers blooming right now. The LA Zoo is also a great weekday spot (also free parking!) my daughter loves the carousel and the petting zoo inside. I'm going to have to try the Getty soon, despite the toddler meltdown (uugghh, feel your pain on that one for sure) it looks like you ladies had a lovely day :)

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