Last weekend I took a trip to Dallas, TX to see family, friends and to be tourist in my old stomping grounds. I lived in DFW for a total of 10 years so it’s always fun to go back and visit. I usually don’t visit Texas in the summer because TEXAS, but I made an exception because the Dallas Museum of Art had an exhibit I REALLY wanted to see. México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde featuring Frida Kahlo.
I first came to know Frida’s work through an art appreciation class in college and of course the academy award winning movie Frida. I fell in love with her story and her paintings, specifically “The Two Fridas”. That painting both fascinates and kind of creeps me out, but I looooooove it. When I found out it would be on exhibit I knew I had to plan a visit to Dallas around the dates it would be on display.
Seeing “The Two Fridas” up close and personal was amazing. I was there right as the museum opened so I had a chance to enjoy it by myself and take it all in. Well, me and the guard who reprimanded me for getting too close to the rope separating the painting from the guests. Hehe. It was everything I expected and more. Such a special feeling to see something you’ve loved and learned about for years.
Frida was my main draw but I loved seeing Diego, Orozco and the differing paintings of Nahui Olin (who was apparently everyone’s muse). The entire exhibit was wonderful. And if it weren’t ending today, I would tell you to make sure to see it if you’re in the DFW area.
I did a lot of eating on this trip. Whataburger is always a must during my visits to Texas as well as Taco Cabana and In and Out. I also ate at some local places, the stand out being Milk and Cream. They are a desert shop that sells donut ice cream sandwiches. Yep. Ice cream between a donut. The process is pretty simple. First pick your bun type (plain or glazed). Then you pick ice cream flavors and lastly you choose one topping.
I got vanilla between a plain donut with sliced almonds as a topping and it was delicious. The bun was warm and was the perfect accompaniment to the ice cream. Everything I ate in Dallas was delicious.
Oh, oh, oh! I went shopping at Daiso also known as a Japanese dollar store!! But that deserves a post of its own. Hope you enjoyed your weekend!