Satur-date! Afternoon at the High and Takorea

by spiceaholic on April 28, 2012

Our Saturdays usually go something like this:  sleep in, spend all day watching TV or on the internet, maybe go out to eat, don’t get around to doing stuff around the house that needs to get done, etc.

But today was different!

When I got up, I decided to go for a walk since I’m always complaining about not being able to enjoy the nice weather.

After I got back, I was expecting to not get much done today as usual, so I was pleasantly surprised when Mr. Spice got up BEFORE NOON and suggested going out to the High Museum of Art to catch the last day of the Picasso to Warhol exhibit, which features works from fourteen 20th century artists.  We’ve been talking about going for the past couple months, but with both of our work schedules we just didn’t have time.  So today was the day!

I was expecting it to be more crowded since it was Saturday and the last day of the exhibit, but it wasn’t too bad!  One thing I thought was cool was that they allowed photography if it was using a cell-phone and no flash was used.   Here’s a little of what we saw.

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Pablo Picasso —  Girl Before a Mirror

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Pablo Picasso – The Kitchen.

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Henri Matisse — The Plum Blossoms

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Piet Mondrian – Church Facade

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Marcel Duchamps – shot of a moving spiral film

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Joan Miro – Dutch Interior

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Alexander Calder – a wire sculpture I didn’t get the name of.

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Jackson Pollock – Number 1A

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Jasper Johns – 0-9

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Andy Warhol – Self-Portrait

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Andy Warhol – Campbell’s Soup Cans

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Andy Warhol - Campbell's Soup Cans

My favorite part of any museum exhibit — the gift shop!!! I didn’t buy anything since I was able to get shots of the prints I liked.

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I really enjoyed the exhibit, I enjoy abstract-type art, so this was fun for me.  So glad we didn’t miss out on it!

And of course we had to go ruin all that self-edification with some silliness:

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 Now it was time for lunch.  I wanted to try out a place I’d seen while scrolling through my Urbanspoon and Yelp apps the other day — Takorea, which specializes in Korean-Mexican fusion food.  Cool concept, right?

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I loved the way it looked inside and out.

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Our waiter really recommended their sesame fries — fries in a sesame batter with chili and served with chipotle ketchup.

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I ordered three “takos” to try out — chicken, beef, and fish.  The beef was my favorite of them all.

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Since we were in the area, we decided to stop by the Atlanta Cupcake Factory to see what they had today.  We were way too full from lunch, so we picked out a few to take home and try later.  Sorry for the crap pic, the frosting got smushed by the box.  My picks are at the top:  chocolate salted caramel and root beer float.  Mr. Spice got chocolate and red velvet.

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Mr. Spice wanted to stop by a store that sold pens and paper.  On the way, I saw this giant metal hand sticking up:

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When we got to the store, I wandered around a bit and saw a huge display of gel pens! I loved these back in college.  I had quite the collection back then.  The official excuse for buying them was for my econ class, with all those supply and demand curves.  I ended up buying a few for old time’s sake.

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Not a bad day out!  I love when we do stuff like this, hopefully we’ll get to do it again soon!  Now back to our regularly scheduled lazy day on the couch!

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