Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Our Trip to Brooklyn: Museum, Thrifting, and Mumford and Sons

For my birthday Zack treated me to a day in Brooklyn, since he bought us tickets to see Mumford and Sons in the new Barclay Stadium. I've been conflicted on whether or not to split it up into multiple posts because we accomplished so many awesome things or just to do an overview of the whole day. I'm going with the later for now.....although I miiight go into detail later :3

We started the day off at a sushi place since we drove in around noon. Fiancé was super awesome and planned out literally everything. He asked what kind of food I wanted and was able to find restaurants with good ratings in the area we were going to be. This place was small, but it was so wonderful!

Then we went to the Brooklyn Museum. I didn't get to venture the whole museum when I went with the art club, so I really wanted to see what this museum had to offer. There were tons of great exhibits! My favorite part though was the visible storage room. Decades of house wares, drawers filled with artifacts and jewelry, and cases upon cases of statues, pottery, and furniture. It was just really awe-inspiring. 

My other favorite part was the GO: a community-curated open studio project, which featured five brooklyn artists and displayed their work as well as a video of their studio space and their process. It was incredibly exciting for me because I'll be graduating soon, so its nice to see younger people being able to accomplish credible series and have their own studio; it's a glimpse into my (hopefully very near) future.

After the museum we walked around a bit before we went to a yummy Indian restaurant and came across this little gem. Hooti Couture is a vintage shop that also sells handcrafted jewelry. Zack treated me to a couple of goodies from this store and from  Beacon's Closet, another much larger vintage store that I fell in love with. So many great finds! I'll definitely be making a thrifting trip in the city when it's warmer out. 

We ended the night with the concert. This was probably the first concert I've ever been to where I didn't care for the opening bands, but Mumford & Sons know how to put on a fantastic show. They're so energetic, especially since their primary percussive instrument is just a bass drum. Their harmonies are amplified when they perform live, which I absolutely adored.

The whole day was filled with all of my favorite things. I couldn't ask for anything better. All thanks to my boo. *aww*


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