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Shinique Smith

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Last weekend I headed over to the Museum of Fine Arts to check out the Goya exhibit before it closed. (Note to self: go earlier!) Even though I am a member, I always get caught up with life and don’t get to see the exhibits until they are almost gone and end up having to wait in a line.  Anyway, Goya was fabulous and I only had to wait about 15 minutes. After Goya we wandered around some of the other exhibits and stumbled Bright Matter by Shinique Smith, a contemporary artist from Baltimore, MD.

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Shinique’s work is quite unique — very colorful, vibrant, and full of life. The installation has over 30 works of art including mixed media paintings, sculptures, full-room installations, and videos.

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Head over to the MFA before March 1st to check out Shinique’s work! If you have off on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday consider stopping by — museum entry is free for non-members!

Shades of Grey

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Sweater: Gap (old) / Jeans: J Brand / Boots: Dolce Vita
Hat & Scarf: Lord & Taylor / Glasses: Prada / Lips: Nars Lip Gloss in Norma

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These Dolce Vita boots are my favorite and have held up well!  The key is making sure not to wear them when its going to be snowy or slushy.  Those days are for rubber boots!  My grey sweater is a few years old but perfectly soft and cozy, especially for a chilly day in the city. I finished off my monochrome look with a cashmere hat & scarf. Cozy cozy!

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Saturday in the city was my “birthday.” Doug had planned me a birthday weekend back in September, but our moving, weddings, and business trips got in the way.  First stop on Saturday was at the TD Garden — we had our photos taken there on the Bruins’ ice!  Then we headed to the MFA to check out the John Singer Sargent watercolors exhibit and then to the Holiday Market at the French Cultural Center. After dinner in the North End we finished the night back at the Garden for the Bruins vs. Penguins game.  Overall a great belated birthday outing!

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Freezing in the Public Gardens in my J.Crew cocoon coat. Sorry about the rogue pocket!

A Walk in the Park…

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Dress: J.Crew, sold out (similar) / Shoes: Steve Madden / Bag: Longchamp
Jewelry: Tiffany’s / Sunglasses: Prada

Although we saw one of the strangest movies ever, the French Film Festival at the MFA was a lot of fun! We watched the movie, wandered around the museum, and ate lunch in the courtyard before heading out to Christopher Columbus Park.  My favorite street guitarist was playing in the park, so we sat around awhile listening to some music like we used to do when we lived in Beacon Hill.

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Tomorrow my husband and I are going to the French Film Festival at the Museum of Fine Arts!  We will be watching, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, which I heard was similar to a Love Actually or Valentine’s Day type of movie — you know the movies that have a ton of great actors in them with many story lines that all seem to tie together?  Apparently the movie we’re viewing tomorrow is the French version!

My French is a little rusty — I hope they  have subtitles!