I spent a rainy and breezy International Lolita Day out at the fine arts museum. It has been quiet some time since I actually remembered ILD and didn't want miss it! The museum's latest exhibit is "East Meets West: Jewels of the Maharajas from The Al Thani Collection", on show through Feb 24th, 2019.
The finished jewelry and loose stones were a sight to behold. There were many pieces from the Cartier design house, as they were most favored by the Maharajas. Sadly absolutely no photography was allowed, so you will just have to use your imagination or see if the exhibition will be touring in your area.Coordinate details:
JSK, blouse, hat, socks: Aatp
Umbrella, bracelet, bag: Btssb
The museum has a very delicious cafe where I joke about having had pie shaped lunch x2. That is the main course was a butternut and mushroom quiche and for dessert I had an apple almond tart. So delicious! I am very glad I skipped regular apple tart and went for the almond version instead.
After getting snagged in the bookstore as I almost always do, I picked up this history book about the pros and mostly cons about how the British Empire handled the colonialism of India. These types of time periods get glossed over too much I say and I'm looking forward to reading a less biased account of how the situation unfolded.
Needless to say I ended up back at the cafe, this time with a cappuccino as I perused my purchase.
After an amazing day of seeing the jewels at the museum (no photos were allowed sadly), I took a drive out to the ocean for an amazing sunset. The waves were pretty large thanks to the series of storms which keep rolling through the area. It seemed odd to not see any surfers, but I'm supposing the undertow was probably pretty bad.