Phipps Conservatory

December 18, 2011

I had an awesome day exploring Pittsburgh and stopping by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.  It was so nice to see the lovely Christmas decorations, and I am just obsessed with all of the permanent Dale Chihuly hand-blown glass pieces scattered throughout the gardens. It was also really neat to see the orchid room named after my great uncle, Frank Sarris.  Here are some of my favorite pictures from the adventure. beautiful, sweeping archways gorgeous tree on water absolutely amazed by this room, breath-taking Desert room, GC’s favorite

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June 20, 2011

As promised, here is my post dedicated to the architecture of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Yes, the McQueen exhibit was extraordinary, but the Met also had a lot more to offer.  I was more than surprised and equally impressed by the high ceilings, rooftop garden, old charm, and unique aspects of the astronomically large museum.  If you can’t make it to NYC this summer to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit, I still recommend going to see this amazing museum and NYC landmark at some point. The busy steps of the MET which are often featured on Gossip Girl View…

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