July 6, 2009

country folk mingle with yankees and the mid-west

My parents and Tec and I are vacationing in the Mitten for the next week or so--enjoying 77 degree weather, no humidity, chilly nights, and the Michigan air. I guess that's why the Michigan natives put up with 7 months of winter.

But while we're gone, I thought I'd share some pictures Tec and I took with his Holga while we were in Chicago for our anniversary. We left hot, humid Nashville for wet, chilly Chicago. But it was a nice change of pace to wear jackets, scarves, and shop at H&M. Heck, truth be told, I'd do about anything to shop there.

We also visited the MCA and saw the most amazing light exhibit by Olafur Eliasson. If you find your lucky self in Chicago before September 13th, you've got to go see this show. It pretty much blew our minds. Has anyone else seen an exhibit of his, either here or somewhere else?




I'm married to a 1950's Air Force pilot. I mean, get a load of that haircut.

12 comments:

Jenny {Liberty and Lace} said...

wow Tec looks so clean cut, i love it! (meanwhile, edd looks like he's a freshman at Alabama.....and you know what I mean).

jill said...

woowoo! welcome to america's high five!

Emily said...

ha! i love it! you guys are too cute...

daniella said...

Come to D.C. / Northern Virginia! There's an H&M on every corner. No joke. They have the cutest stuff for babies and kids too (FYI, for the future :-)

Those pics are pretty cool - your hubby is one talented guy. Do you mind me asking what's his heritage/nationality?

Becky said...

I have only ever seen one piece of Olafur Eliasson's work, when he did The Weather Project here in London at the Tate Modern.

http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/eliasson/default.htm

One big glowing 'sun' and a mirror on the ceiling so that all the visitors to the exhibiton lay on the floor making stars and other shapes with their bodies. I haven't described that very well, but it was amazing, with an incredibly dream-like quality. I'd love to see some more of his stuff, so thanks for the pictures!

stacy said...

I adore Olafur... When his exhibit was touring Dallas I went by at least three or four times, plus I saw it in NYC at the MOMA. My favorite is the room with the yellow light where everything looks black and white.. It's amazing how your perspective changes without color.

kelli said...

ohh i love Chicago!!
the hub and i were engaged there.....and we visit often. i too would do anything to be in that city from time to time.

enjoy your trip.
enjoy eachother.

i hope to meet up with you soon....that would be lovely.

xo

Elissa Pugh-Arguello said...

I always love a good Holga shot!

Now Tec is ALWAYS adorable, but I'm digging this short hair & 'stache look!

chelsea {oh, my deer!} said...

hey daniella! tec's first and last name are derived from his finnish heritage. pretty unique, huh? :)

and becky and stacy! you've seen his work before?! it's amazing, huh? stacy, my favorite piece of his from the show was the yellow light room, too! it blew our minds. haha.

Meredith said...

oh my goodness, i saw olafur eliasson's show at the SFMOMA and it was incredible. isn't the yellow room crazy?? it turns everything black and white!! so insane. i thought i was going insane. loved it. love the pictures too! happy anniversary you guys!

ooh! said...

I saw the light/ colour exhibit at the mca last month. Amazing!!! The colourless hallway really did blow my mind. Aaaaand the shoe post you just wrote is killing me Chels.. it's killing me.

amanda said...

oh i love chicago, i live there. the american gothic statue is awesome. so glad you two came by here!