This weekend my neighbor invited me to go to the Bronx Botanical Garden to check out the Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, & Life exhibit. The exhibition was based off of Kahlo's home garden in Mexico City called Casa Azul. If you ever seen Kahlo's work it was not only self-portraiture (to me she was the first selfie queen), but tied to nature and her Mexican heritage. I have been a fan of her work since high school. I was schooled on all things Kahlo from my photography teacher. So when I saw the ad on the 22 bus for this exhibit, I knew I had to see it. The Bronx Botanical Garden used photo's as well as the real Casa Azul (it's one of Mexico City's biggest attractions) to create a replica of her garden she created with her husband Diego Rivera. I took tons of pictures which you can check out below. There were cacti, jasmine, tuberose, fruit salad plants and so much more. There was also a desk set up similar to Kahlo's art studio that was created in conjunction with the garden for inspiration. In addition to the garden, there was a showcase of some of her work. There was so much to see, we spent at least 2 hours just admiring the garden as well as the adjoining attractions. I also visited the Rose Garden, the Rain-forest, Desert (which included tons of Cacao trees- it smelled soo good), and we also went on a mini tour of the entire grounds. The exhibit is up until November. Great place to go on a chill Saturday afternoon.
Great weather mixed with lots of walking calls for a great pair of sneakers. I went with my oh so comfortable Nike Air Rift's. Rifts are in my top 10 favorite sneakers of all time (alongside Air Max 95's, Jordan 11's and Air Force 1's). I love the fun punchy color, and these are great for walking because it was originally designed as a running shoe. With my wonderful kicks I wore Eloquii's Rose & Stripes Crop Top. I love this top and was able to score it during Eloquii's warehouse sale when tops were on sale for $15! My crop jeans are from Harper + Liv. I wore these in my post Feeling Blue (In A Good Way). These crop jeans are great, they come up high on my waist so even though I was wearing a crop top I was covered. I must reiterate how much I love these jeans. I have had these all summer and they have yet to stretch out. Great fit! Click on the link asap because these are now on sale. I wore my favorite sunnies from Ray Ban, and of course my Dooney & Bourke satchel. If there are any cool exhibits that are worth seeing, definitely let me know. I am all for a little roaming. Later lovers!