There are a few things that come to my mind when I think of LA – anything related to beaches, Hollywood, celebrities, the list goes on and on. I could care less about any of these things. I’m terrified of the ocean, Hollywood is overhyped, and celebrities are just people.
The one thing that is on my list of “must see/find” are the lamp posts that are featured in the movie that failed to create any sort of romance between Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher – No Strings Attached is the movie in case you were wondering. Now, I’m writing about these lamp posts as if they are some mystical objects that are extremely hard to find, but in reality, if you Google “famous lamp posts” you will find that they are an art installation at the LACMA.
I sometimes like to compare my attempts to visit the LACMA with my approach in meeting new people. I saw the lamp posts from a movie, so whenever I’m in LA, it’s on my radar, but if I don’t have time to go, there’s always next time. Same thing with meeting people. You might meet some new at a social gathering and that person will be on your radar, but if nothing materializes from that first interaction, you move on.
When I finally made my way to the lamp posts, I found out that it was also home to the La Brea Tar Pits and my interests in the museum increased. I would say that in meeting a new person, this is the point in which you discover whether you can have a conversation with them that goes beyond just talking about the weather.
A few months go by, and the LACMA is still very much on my radar, but I’m either busy discovering new parts of LA or discovering new places to eat and I can’t seem to carve out a chunk of time dedicated to the LACMA.
So, you’ve exchanged numbers with this person and you guys text back and forth trying to meet up, but your schedules don’t quite match up. Life’s hard like that sometimes.
You finally meet this person for coffee and you find them fascinating and interesting and want to hang out with him/her more, but you’re on a tight schedule, so you promise to meet up again for lunch of dinner.
These pictures were from my most recent attempt at visiting the LACMA. My friend and I gave ourselves a good 3 hours before I had to head to the airport to explore the museum…but when we got there, it was about to close. Instead of giving up, we just walked around and discovered all the cool art installations and found that there are a lot of cool exhibits within the museum.
So, until next time LACMA. Maybe we can finally have that lunch/dinner date.
Shorts: American Apparel
Shoes: Wild Diva (Similar here)
Purse: Kate Spade (Similar here)
Thanks to Dylan for taking these pictures!