I finally managed to get out of the house and into civilization. Yesterday we went to Tel Aviv with my Mom and her BFF visiting from New York. They have been friends since the age of 14 and her daughter was and still is my best friend even though we don't really talk that much. Last night we reconnected via Skype and decided to put an end to silence.
But I digress.
Tel Aviv was busy, loud (for us country folk) and all city-like. We walked from the train station to the Arts Museum.
Metal sculptures in front of the museum.
The other side of the museum. Lots of open space and fun looking buildings.
Loved the view through the arch.
A whole metal composition in front of the museum.
We walked through the halls and looked at the paintings from various private collections that people donated. Claude Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Pissarro, Seurat, Pablo Picasso - I can't name all of them but it was a real pleasure. Just like the old days in St. Petersburg (Russia) where we had so many wonderful museums. We always had where to go on weekends.
Afterwards we went for a cup of coffee with apple-cinnamon crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream (we all shared one).
A nice shot of Mom's Michael Kors watch - my birthday gift to her a couple of years ago. Not your traditional heavy metal style that can be seen on the internet these days, this watch is very ladylike.
This is what I wore. My birdie dress and walking shoes with a new handbag that I received from the girls at my ex-job as a parting gift (they knew me well).
A good day trip must involve some shopping. We found a jewelry stall at the train station. As it turned out, I knew the designer/vendor from the artisan fair at the Rehovot mall. So we stopped for a while. Mom bought some earrings, Anna got a bracelet for her granddaughter and I walked away with these earrings.
And this horse necklace. It doesn't look like much here but there was something about it that I liked. And the price was not crazy either.
I liked walking around in Tel Aviv and I'll try not to wait years before I go back. There is stuff to do in the city. Here is a picture of a billboard that I took. There is a designer clothes fair on 2-3 of November. Alanis Morisette concert is December 3d. And there is a circus course for those who are brave enough (not me).
All in all, a perfect day out.