"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day. And I believe in miracles."
~ Audrey Hepburn


Michelle Day

Michelle told us that The Musuem of Modern Art grants free admission on Fridays. What she didn't tell us was that EVERYBODY in the state of New York knows this, resulting in a massive line that began on one side of the building, passed through fifth avenue, wrapped around the entire block (it was a big block), and back to the other side. Lucky for her, there were plenty of hot dog vendors to entertain us throughout the duration of the line. Also lucky for her, the line moved remarkably fast.

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The museum was amazing. We all kind of split up once we were inside but I was able to see art from Dali to Picasso to Degat to Monet to Passat to van Gogh to much, much more. 
I particularly loved the interactive exhibits and one exhibit by artist Sanja Ivekovic

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The following exhibit was a sea of candies/candy wrappers. 
Visitors were encouraged to eat a candy and throw the wrapper back into the pile.
I'm sure there was some artistic significance... hhahaha :)

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Oh! And there was this other exhibit where they gave us curry!
Call me crazy but I'm usually not that into curry... this one, however, was amazing.

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instruments that were timed to start playing by themselves:

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IMG_8774 IMG_8775 IMG_8776 The following photos are from the Sanja Ivekovic exhibit:


Her artwork criticizes the objectification of women in our society. 
This issue holds a special place in my heart, because, you know, I'm a woman haha. 
Seriously though, shame on you (man or woman) if you don't consider yourself a feminist.


(the floor in her exhibit was scattered with crumpled up leaflets about women's rights) 


There was a room that showed pictures of her life as compared to glamour shots of Marilyn Monroe


And this wall had magazine cutouts of beautiful made up women next to cotton swabs with make up on them

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People reading personal stories from women whose lives were saved by a particular women's activist group

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Some notable pieces:

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Michelle's friend met up with us at the museum and took us to a wonderful Peruvian restaurant called Pío Pío. It was pretty authentic! Brought back some good memories :)

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Since we were in the neighborhood, we decided to check out 34th Street. 
 You know... for the miracle? hahahahahaha. sorry.

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The Chrysler building! Can you see it? 

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That was our last day alone in NYC. 
 The McAfees arrived the next morning at 7 AM, just in time for New Year's Eve :D

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