Dynamic Duo Do Downtown…

A broad at the Broad Museum
A broad at the Broad Museum

The broads hit up the Broad.

Sunday was our scheduled day to peruse the new Broad Museum in downtown L.A.

I had reserved tickets in January.

Last Sunday was the first available weekend.

The Broad tickets are L.A.’s version of Broadway’s Hamilton.

David was off to Las Vegas on business so Courtny and I set out  for our 11am scheduled entrance time.

Not surprisingly, the freeways were packed.

The temperature had already hit the mid 80’s and peeps were flowing east to the Dodger game and west to the beaches.

Broad Museum
Broad Museum

The museum had Coachella length lines snaking around the honeycomb structure for the hopefuls who did not have tickets.

Luckily, we had reservations so we waltzed in unfettered and perused the plethora of modern art.

Jeff Koons at the Broad
Jeff Koons at the Broad

Not much had changed since I first explored the free museum when it opened last September ( http://ifthedevilhadmenopause.com/new-broad-invades-l-a/).

Roy Lichtenstein at the Broad
Roy Lichtenstein at the Broad

The crowd was diverse. It was actually encouraging to see so many people engaged with the arts.

Otium Restaurant
Otium Restaurant

We had a 1pm restaurant at the hot new restaurant, Otium, which is situated right next to the Broad Museum.

Otium Restaurant
Otium Restaurant

It is architecturally and visually stunning adding to the the artistic ambiance of the newly developed cultured corner of downtown.

We had a wonderful encounter with the charming manager at Otium. He generously sent over some delicious additions to our delectable lunch.

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Otium was packed we art lovers, tourists, baby shower guests and I especially loved the two grey panthers at the bar, guzzling their Pinot Grigio.

Artfully satisfied and still possessing time before we had to head home to walk our doggies, Courtny’s new car steered us towards Bev Hills.

Since fashion and art are so closely related we needed to see what was being exhibited at Barney’s and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Saks Fifth Avenue Shoe Salon
Saks Fifth Avenue Shoe Salon

We observed sculpted footwear and a multi-hued canvas of handbags.

Barney’s shoe salon was packed with wannabes who didn’t make the Coachella cut.

This did not deter the BoHo bozos from wearing flowers in their hair and flowing caftans, attempting to squeezing their French manicured feet into $1000 Louboutin and Altuzarra sandals.

Satiated from a steady diet of stunning visuals, we headed home.

Decades spent languishing as a cultural wasteland, Downtown LA is becoming a compelling cultural destination.

Let us not overlook the fabulosity of the fabulous time mother and daughter enjoyed, together, yet again.

Broad Museum
Broad Museum

Broad Museum 221 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, California

Otium 222 South Hope Street Los Angeles, California

Saks Fifth Avenue 9600 Wilshire Boulevard Beverly Hills, California

One Comment

  1. we totally enjoyed our visit to the Broad. great place.

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