Fresh back from the holidays and my first trip of the new year, I’ve started contributing to Oyster.com and published my first piece just before the new year. It’s on Mexico City and about things you should know about the city that you might’ve not before. I was very surprised by Mexico City, especially by how massive it was and how many things there was to do there. Below are a few things I liked while I was there pulled from my article: Read the rest of this entry
I usually don’t post on solo museum exhibits, but it’s Beyoncé! A fashion exhibit centered on Queen Bey will debut next week at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio in the museum’s main exhibit all in its Legends of Rock section. The exhibit joins iconic pieces from Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie and Bruce Springsteen.
Yoncé’s exhibit will feature different styles that come from the 2013 Super Bowl performance, the 2012 Met Gala, and four music videos – “Run the World (Girls)”, “Sweet Dreams”, “Single Ladies” and the song that launched her solo career and a personal favorite of mine, “Crazy In Love”. Would’ve been great if some Destiny’s Child styles made it as well, for a full musical stoll down memory lane for any 20-something today.
Sure you can visit Paris’ Lourve, London’s British Museum and the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, but what about a museum dedicated to the dog, gelato, surfing in the UK and the music group ABBA? From a Details online article I wrote in summer, after hearing that the Swedish band ABBA got its own museum I noticed there was a spike in offbeat and niche museums popping up the past year and half. Check out the European selections below, and the full collection here.
Gelato Museum Carpigiani (above)
Where: Bologna, Italy
“Italians have been enjoying their fancy ice cream longer than you might think. It was even served at 16th-century Medici parties. You can learn more about the dessert in this new space, located just outside the city of Anzola dell’Emilia, near Bologna. After an hour-long tour spotlighting the history, culture, and production of Italian ice cream, visitors get to sample modern versions of 19th-century recipes. Hard-core gelato lovers can even take cooking lessons at the Carpigiani Gelato University.”
The Museum of British Surfing
Where: Brauton, United Kingdom
“Although Hawaii, California, and Australia are renowned hot spots of surf culture, the sport has been popular on the U.K. coastline of North Devon for over 200 years. Art lovers will appreciate the collection of 50 surfboards, some made as long ago as the early 1900s.”