5 Tips if You’re Going to Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity Mirrors”

Art, Atlanta, Lifestyle, ootd

Infinity Mirrors aka “dot on dots on dots”

When I heard Yayoi Kusama was exhibiting work at the High Museum here in Atlanta, I was geeked. I bought tickets for Friday night, figuring it would be a cute date night. I was totally right (as usual/always.)

I’m an artist and I really enjoy seeing other artists’ work. Not only is this show totally interesting and unique, but it really gives you a peak into Kusama’s mind, which is on a whole ‘nother frequency.

Tickets sold out months ago, but the High Museum is still selling 100 tickets a day at the door. First come first served. So you still have an option if you want to go. *starts chanting “do it! do it!” The show runs through February 17.

For anyone that plans to see this exhibit, here are 5 tips that may help:

1. Don’t start at Room 1.

You may be asking yourself, “What do that mean?” Let me elaborate. There are 7 Infinity Rooms in the show. (You’ll get a map). Most people will go right to Room 1 and wait in that line for a hot minute. Just skip that room and circle back to it later. This was awesome advice that we got from one of the attendants at the show. It worked like a charm.

2. If you want to get pictures, have your phone ready before you get in the rooms.

You’re getting anywhere from 20-45 seconds in each room (most likely 30 seconds.) Use that time wisely. If you want to get some shots in the infinity rooms, have your camera open and ready before you walk in. It will be over before you know it so don’t waste any time.

3. It may be less crowded if you go late night or early in the day.

Apparently it’s been popping during the day at Infinity Mirrors. If you have a choice when you get the walk-up tickets, choose the later or earliest time slot. I picked 8:00pm for our time. By the end of the night, there were only small groups of people there and we were able to go in every room at least twice. Which gets into my next point…

4. Repeat rooms if possible.

This seems obvious but some people see each room once and then bounce. Maybe it’s the artist in me, or the frugal person that resides right next to the artist, but I’m gonna see as much as I can. And get my moneys worth. 30 seconds isn’t a long time to soak it all up, so do yourself a favor and try to see the rooms more than once.

5. Pay attention to the details.

Kusama is meticulous in her work. Dot after dot after dot. It’s pretty amazing when you really take the time to study her art. Get up close with her sculptures and paintings. Notice the brush strokes and variations in shape and color….be present with all of that.

Overall, I had a great night. Had some fun, got inspired, met some cool people. I was not mad.

Have you seen Infinity Mirrors? If so, what did you think?

What visual artists are you excited about right now?

You Got This: Advocating for a Sick Child.

Atlanta, Lifestyle

If you would have told me that I’d be staying in the hospital this here holiday season because my 6 month old daughter was sick, I’d say you were crazy. But that’s exactly what happened last Monday.

A visit to urgent care quickly turned into an ambulance ride to CHOA (Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.) Josephine was admitted…which meant I was admitted too. Because I’m not leaving my baby. I spent days watching her struggle to get over the hump with RSV and bronchiolitis. That shit ain’t no joke.

After 4 nights of Josie not getting any better (actually worse) I’m like, hold up. Something has got to give. Now. Thankfully she saw a new doctor and pulmonology was finally involved. Just like that, the next day we were home. Shoutout to her team at CHOA.

Josie spent 5 long nights in the hospital and she was discharged this past Saturday. I was frustrated at times, but things eventually got to where they needed to be. Why? Because I believed we were exactly where we needed to be and because I advocated for my baby.

Nobody knows a child better than their mother. If you see that something is off with your baby, do whatever you have to do to get them the help/care that they need. Be annoying. Hold people accountable. Be demanding. Reach out to friends and family not only for advice but for support. And also, take care of yourself.

That was a whole whirlwind and I was completely overwhelmed in the beginning, but my husband and friends and family held me down and lifted Josie up. Hubby was a straight G balancing work, visiting us every day, and taking care of our toddler at home. It was rough, but we made it. Completely grateful for Josie’s team at CHOA and our village.

Peace.

Atlanta Nights in a Vintage Collarless Jacket

Atlanta, Lifestyle, ootd

Top: F21; Shoes: Nine West; Jacket: Linda Allard Ellen Tracy; Purse: Carryland; Shorts: Calvin Klein

The semester just ended and I’m finishing up my internship next week. I’m so excited to take a break from school for a few weeks. So when the homie hit me up asking about going out Friday night, it was a yes. Had to make sure the babies were straight at home, but then…bet.

Good times. When I was headed back to my car in the Uber, we all struck up a good convo about nightlife in Atlanta. Don’t you love it when you have a cool Uber driver? I was legit in that piece taking notes on my phone 😂. See even though it’s been more than 2 years since I moved down here, I still feel relatively new to Atlanta. I have no idea where to go if I want a certain vibe or experience. But I want to. If you know where the spot is in Atlanta… whether it’s a big club or a dope hole in the wall, lemme know.

I had fun putting this outfit together. Most of it came from a thrift store, which I almost prefer. Thrift stores are just dope. I’ve had this collarless jacket for years and it’s not going anywhere. It’s beautiful and so well made. I’m also in love with these high heel mules from Nine West. Mules have made a serious come back and I, for one, am not mad. 🙂

What do you typically shop for in thrift stores? I’m usually looking for vintage jackets/blazers, blouses, high waist pants, and purses.