Recap of Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors at Seattle Art Museum 1

There are no more advanced tickets available for the Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors exhibit in Seattle, but there are always tickets available for the day of your visit if you go there before the museum opens and line up to try getting the first come, first serve tickets at 10 AM. There are not many museums that will be displaying this incredible exhibition of 65 years of work by Yayoi Kusuma and bringing together the most Infinity Rooms into one place – in the US there are only four major museums. After Seattle the exhibit goes to The Broad in Los Angeles, and then it is off to Toronto Canada, Cleveland, and then Atlanta. The advanced tickets for the exhibit in The Broad go on sale at noon on September 1.
Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors at the Seattle Art Museum Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors at the Seattle Art Museum

After a couple hours fighting the website on the online ticket sale day and their overwhelmed servers, I was able to get ticket for myself and 2 friends to visit the exhibit. So patience does pay off! Here is my Recap of Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirrors at Seattle Art Museum which I hope may persuade you to make the trip to visit and see for yourself while you can. None of my photos or video really can do this justice – you just have to experience her artwork for yourself, in person. But, if you can’t make it, hopefully the photos give you at least an idea of how amazing Kusama is.
Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors at the Seattle Art Museum Yayoi Kusuma Infinity Mirrors at the Seattle Art Museum
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Oregon Travel: Visiting Schreiner’s Iris Gardens

Last week, I shared how an easy partial day trip from Portland just an hour south to visit the Adelman Peony Gardens if you are here during bloom season in May-June. Close by to the Peony Gardens is Schreiner’s Iris Gardens – it’s only 2.5 miles away, a few minutes by car. During bloom season, their gardens are open dawn to dusk, and are free, so I highly recommend throwing in another stop and visiting Shreiner’s Iris Gardens.

When my mom came to visit me a few days before Memorial Day weekend a few weeks ago, after our stop for peonies, which are among her favorite flowers, I sorta forced her to go to the Iris gardens too even though she said she didn’t care much for Irises. We still hung out there for an hour. Here are a few photos that encapsulate visiting Schreiner’s Iris Gardens.
Visiting Schreiner's Iris Gardens is easy, just an hour south of Portland, and is free - a great option if you are in Portland or Salem during their May bloom season Visiting Schreiner's Iris Gardens is easy, just an hour south of Portland, and is free - a great option if you are in Portland or Salem during their May bloom season
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Oregon Travel: Visiting the Adelman Peony Gardens

If you love peonies, you should not miss visiting the Adelman Peony Gardens located in Salem, Oregon, just an hour south of Portland. The peonies are in bloom generally from May – June. During this bloom time the Adelman Peony Gardens has an open house daily 9 AM – 6 PM to allow you to visit their display gardens, their peony production fields, and they have an indoor display showroom. Their open house is also free!

Visiting the Adelman Peony Gardens just north of Salem, about an hour south of Portland is free and open generally from May-June during bloom season Visiting the Adelman Peony Gardens just north of Salem, about an hour south of Portland is free and open generally from May-June during bloom season
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Travel Israel – Jerusalem

In a few days, I will be leaving for a very quick business trip and travel to Israel. I’ll only be there Saturday-midnight on Tuesday and be back in Portland  by Wednesday morning. While there, my days are full of all day meetings with the exception of Saturday, the day I land. Having already enjoyed wandering around Jerusalem on my last visit to Israel in 2012, this time I am opting to stay in Tel Aviv, even though it means an hour commute each way to the office in Haifa. Here’s a quick summary of what I think I will do, call for any recommendations, and a few photos from my previous trip to Israel – aka chapter Travel Israel – Jerusalem.

Travel to Israel - Jerusalem. First view of the Old City of Jerusalem, within the walls you see.
Photos from my 2012 trip to Israel, where I explored Jerusalem – this was my first view of the Old City of Jerusalem, within the walls you see
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Cousins Maine Lobster

I’ve visited Cousins Maine Lobster before, at their food truck in 2013, and since then the Cousins (yes, they are two cousins who founded this, plus backing from Shark Tank) they have expanded the number of cities for which they have food truck franchises (20 trucks in 13 cities throughout the US, though no location in Portland Oregon), and also opened a brick and mortar restaurant location in Los Angeles in the West Hollywood area. You can get their lobster goodness to eat there at the restaurant, order to go, or even get it delivered via Postmates or UberEats. Being a lover of eating lobster, of course I had to check it out!
Cousins Maine Lobster in West Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, the only brick and mortar restaurant location besides the food trucks.

They still offer three seafood rolls- the classic Maine lobster roll that is served chilled with mayo, the Connecticut which is lobster served warm with butter, or the Crab roll that is the Maine lobster roll but with crab meat instead of lobster meat.

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