Even though it was a foggy day, it did not make Disneyland less magical! The first time we never forget...
On my birthday I received an amazing gift: Two tickets to see the retrospective to one of the most beloved and influential fashion icons of our time. If you have a little interest into fashion, I don't need to write about Oscar de la Renta, you probably know him already.
The exhibition was marvelous! About 130 ensembles produced over five decades were shown. Unfortunately the retrospective already ended here in San Francisco but if this is going to your city you must go, trust me.
It was hard to pick my favorite ones, his work is incredible and has so many details that I saw with my own eyes and couldn't quite believe it was real. I'm still learning how to take pictures in dark places with my new camera but even if I was the best photographer in town, one picture wouldn't say how punctilious his pieces actually are.
And I have to say that I am a big fan of Taylor Swift - haters gonna hate - so I was already amazed by the exhibition and seeing the pink dress she wore on The Met Gala for sure was a big moment for me! 👗
The spring came, the sun is shining more than ever here in SF and it was about time to finally meet the Conservatory of Flowers inside Golden Gate Park.
This place is already beautiful from outside. Sculptures, huge palm trees, a beautiful garden and the greenhouse architecture with stained glass make the picture perfect.
The Conservatory is the oldest in North America! It has 4 different galleries - potted plants, lowland tropics, highland tropics and aquatic plants - but it isn't a really big place, an hour or so you can walk through everything, which is a good point because Golden Gate Park has a lots of attractions to see. My favorite thing was look closely to the carnivorous plants, they have really big ones that I've never seen something like it before.
Have a camera on hand? Great! You'll probably take some photos of the plants and flowers but my golden tip is: select the Macro mode and discover how insanely detailed they are. 😱
Time to go back and be a child again. I spent a good time inside the Exploratorium doing some scientific experiences, a place where you can explore your 5 senses in a variety of science, art, and human perception experiments.
Be sure to have at least 3 hours to spend there, the place can get crowded really quickly and there are lots of interesting stuff to try.
My favorites were: Batman and diving penguins, the 3D mirror, the Dancing Drops and the Sip of Conflict, a really weird but very awesome way to drink water through a toilet.
After exiting the museum, don't forget to enjoy the beautiful view of the city by the piers. There are great restaurants nearby and Coit Tower gets lit at night, turning into a very charming landscape.