I’m not one to brag, but I’m great at coloring… in adult color books that is. But when I decide that real art is something to understand, I feel a little more enlightened I look to museums and galleries. In Philly and New York, my two favorite cities- don’t worry Paris is still numero uno- I enjoy different spots and opportunities to take a gander at some quality art. For those who would like to feel enriched via your own couch or bed, try podcasts and audio tours for galleries and museums.
Philly’s first Friday is a great and affordable way to force, or a kinder word would be immersing, yourself into new art. In Old City, to stop by the upcoming Matthew Hall exhibit at 3rd Street Gallery and go to happy hour beforehand at The Olde Bar for the Fish House Punch and $1 shucked oysters. Another great Friday affair is to try the Philadelphia Art Museum’s Final Friday, including music, libations and live music. It looks like this Final Friday is titled the Lonely Hearts Club.
The Big Apple also caters to Big Art with deals at museums on the first Sunday of each month. Some of my favorites include the wine tastings in the summer (just another thing to look forward too!) at the Cloisters. Then, call it a day after brunch and sight-seeing along The High Line before or after your tour at the Whitney Museum.
Along with the dreary weather and cabin fever, I find myself checking my horoscope more than often to see if anything remotely appealing is coming my way. I’m not one to chart the stars, but every so often, I can’t help but blame my misfortune on Mercury or the fact that I’m an air sign that must go with the flow.
If you invest a lot in what many websites say on their daily horoscopes or if you could care less, I think the free Astrology Zone app gives simple and sound advice. I love accessories that involve the signs and tarot cards, as well, such as these zodiac incense from GypsyWarrior and pendants from BaubleBar. A great way to spend time indoors is to host a tarot card reading with girlfriends and cocktails.
Another way to get over cabin fever and feel more aligned is retail therapy. By thinking of summer instead of winter, try going for bathing suits which are reasonably priced at the moment! You don’t need a reading to know that the beach is a good answer, so why not start planning a weekend getaway in the warmth?
If shopping still doesn’t solve the with the winter blues, try using the Headspace app for meditation. Runes is another app that will dig deeper into approaching your best self, if you need more clarity. And last, but not least, try a new workout such as hot yoga or aerial yoga.