5 Reasons to Love My Weekend View No. 42

Nov 2014

This was a weekend filled with talent galore. Everything from the grand masters to a re-examined Cuban surrealist to one of my favorite local creative talents. Combine that with a visit from my BFF and partner in travel adventures and it was easy to find 5 reasons to love my weekend view. Ok, 5 reasons +1.

my weekend view in Boston
  • Starting with the view of a ceramics show featuring talented local creative Emma Vesey, held at the charming Joanne Rossman, purveyor of the unnecessary and the irresistible , I found it a breeze to start my Christmas shopping. {Also managed to find a few things to put under my own little birthday tree}. That would be Joanne, the purveyor on the left and talented Emma in the middle. Truth be told, they are both pretty darn creative.
  • Love me some seared tuna appetizer. Can you say melt in your mouth delicious views? This weekend was filled with around the world tastes of the sustainable sea, the Middle East, local farms and Cuba.
  • Wandering the campus of Boston College gave me a few views  in my own backyard I never knew existed.   The rotunda on the first floor of Gasson Hall contains a white marble statue of the Archangel Michael overcoming Lucifer. The dramatic sculpture in the Gothic tower was created by Adam de Chevalier Scipio Tadolini—a well-regarded Roman sculptor.
  • A little deeper into the campus sits the McMullen Museum of Art,  a true hidden treasure that has two major exhibits a year.  Boston College presents a groundbreaking retrospective of the  work of Cuban surrealist Wilfredo Lam {1902-1982}. Today he is recognized as an international visionary in the artistic world. This is the first exhibition to examine Lam as a global figure whose work expanded cultural boundaries and transcended established categories among artistic movements of the twentieth century. I had the opportunity to view the exhibit and have a private tour with part of the group I will be traveling to Cuba with in February.
  • I am speechless about the new Renzo Piano designed Harvard Art Museums. Bringing together the Fogg, Sackler and Bush-Reisinger Collections into one cohesive unit was a herculean task and the resulting view will truly take your breath away. It’s a don’t miss renovation for art lovers everywhere.
  • Talking about travel is high on my list. Planning actual travel itineraries jumps to the front of the line. So you can imagine eating at Gustazo, a great new Cuban restaurant while planning an upcoming trip to Cuba would be a pretty enjoyable way to spend a Sunday lunch. The view of black beans never looked so good.

Yes, my birthday month continues to be a pretty fabulous way to celebrate this milestone…. How was your weekend view?