I’ve definitely shirked in my blogging the last few days, I’ve just been so busy vacationing with family and catching up with my sister-in-law [who I haven’t seen in over a year and a half]. It’s been fun! The last two days we’ve spent discovering some sweet spots around the Phoenix area. Monday, we went to Taliesin West, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s projects and the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.
It was so neat to be able to walk around where Wright lived and breathed and to sit in chairs he designed and used. I was very happy that we could truly experience the architecture, but incredibly bummed we couldn’t take photos of the interiors. Poop. I made it a mental note to come back if there’s ever a day when I get to build my own house. It was all so inspiring.
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Then today, we hit up the Desert Botanical Gardens to visit the Chihuly exhibit. I guess I’m a woman obsessed. I’ve been to three exhibits of his, two of which have been in the last six months. This exhibit was beautifully integrated with the cactus landscape, which lent itself to a completely different feel than in a museum.
It was loads of fun to walk around the gardens searching for any unusual pop of color. Penelope seemed to like it and the weather was so perfectly gorgeous for us.