This weekend was gorgeous, reminding us once again how fickle the month of November can be in New England. On Saturday, Vik and I went on another adventure together, this time heading to Boston to hang with my good friend Beth. We had both wanted to see the Mario Testino exhibit at the MFA, and when Beth scored two free tickets, it sealed the deal.
We were both a bit disappointed by the exhibit. I was expecting more depth, and hoping the exhibit might show Testino’s early work, and tell the story of how he became such an in-demand high fashion photographer. Instead, it was just huge glossy pictures of celebrities and models. We both felt like we had seen every picture before, and could have saved ourselves the trip and flipped through a few back issues of Vogue instead. Regardless, it was fun, and Beth is one of those friends with a sharp wit, always making me laugh, so we pretty much were in a fit of giggles as we made our way from one picture to the next…much to the annoyance of several people who were taking the exhibit way too seriously!
There was one picture I loved, and I managed to snap a covert picture…chickens and royalty. Love it.
We skimmed the rest of the museum in record time, since we were both starving (a good meal always takes priority over art for a nursing mom!). The contemporary art wing was very cool, and I loved the postcard exhibit, which showcased the history of postcards.
Afterward, we grabbed a quick lunch in Beacon Hill, where Beth lives, and walked through The Boston Common, admiring the afternoon light filtering through the leaves. I was absolutely obsessed with this particular street performer, who acted as a one man band- singing, playing the guitar and a full drum set, with pulleys rigged up to his arms and legs for each component of the drum set. It pretty much blew my mind how he could keep it all straight. I’m thinking we might have found our entertainment for Vijay’s 3rd birthday party!