.About 5 hours….that’s how long we: me and the hundreds of ppl waited to get into Refinery 29’s 29Rooms. 29Rooms is an art & fashion fun house made up with celebrity collaborations steaming from topics of beauty, music, the environment, etc; with each room carrying a different theme. The doors opened at 11am and I got there at 12. I already knew I was going to wait about 2 hour to get it but that was a mental understatement. The line wrapped around the building in a loop and just like every pop-up experience I kept telling myself with the sun beating down on body, the motto: YOLO! Literally about 30 mins from the entrance I was giving a scratch card to hopefully skip the line. Sure enough, blessed from the heavens and foot gods below it was the winning card. Extremely excited I gather the people around me who I chatted with for the 5 hours to skip the line and race inside….”WE MADE IT!!!!” We all screamed & took celebratory pics but once we entered I caught a glimpse of something as I stared into the main hall…MORE FUCKING LINES!!!
To be honest it wasn’t that bad but it’s just the freaking principal!!! Now the main question of this entire experience: Was it worth it?
Yes: because I met some really cool people, 29Rooms was definitely something to be seen and I can say I went & never have to go again & No: because after all of it I didn’t get to see all 29 rooms because of more fucking lines and the memory magically got misplaced after that so I could post when I wanted but I found it. So here are the rooms I made it to…Enjoy!!!
There’s a national day for just about everything. National donut day, national tequila day *my fave*, national pancake day and the newest one I learned about : National Emoji Day. Courtesy of Pepsi with a pop up museum, the life of Emojis were celebrated.
From the beginning of time from when AIM came out til now, the museum gave a tid bits of insight of the Emojis life span. For those who may not know AIM (AOL Instant Messager) was one of the most popular ways of communication that used emojis before social media took over the forefront.
With the vast expanding of technology Emojis have become a language of their own. In the museum there were a bunch of cool facts about ways of communication without words.
There was a silent movie playing, a way to make your own smoke signal and even a stop to make your own Emoji. I love pop up museums.
Pepsi plans launch there own emojis so keep an eye out for them and use as many emojis as you can per conversation…They make people smile 😆.
As usual check out Snapchat and peek at the IG account. ENJOY!!!!
Have you ever done something that made you feel like a grown up or do something of what you think an “older” person would do. Well courtesy of the mayor (THANKS BLASIO!!!) all New York Residence have the option of getting something called an NYC ID which grants you access to museums, social events, discounts and all types of cool stuff. My lovely Ride or Die & I went to the much glorified MoMa. With ID’s in hand we now had unlimited access into the museum as well as a year long membership all for free!!! Fancy Adult Stuff Huh? It was our first time at MoMa so we were extremely excited. Not knowing what to expect, we went through multiple open doors, up and down escalators, walked many halls and turned secret corners and found some pretty cool stuff. We were able to see many pieces by famous artist such as Picasso, Andy Worhol, Kara Walker and Henri Matisse.Two areas of the museum stuck out to me the most. One was a 2 wall filled video game which required you to turn back and forth to see as your progressed through each leave. The other was a room with a movie theater screen with an extremely bright life behind it . Now there was much meaning to this peace but it was by pass because it was the best light to take selfies in…Yeah I know it’s sad but I’m honest. We spent almost 15 mins in there just taking pics of ourselves and then posting to social media. Overall I was a fun experience and I an looking forward to the next museum we come up.
Pics of some entertaining pieces are below and as always check the Snapchat ☺
So today, meaning in real time ☺ I made it to the Museum of Feelings. On its last day I waited 3 hours for about a 10-15 minutes walk through of this very small but cute, fully interactive Museum. Sponsored by Glade (yes they air freshener), there were scents, lights and beautiful colors everywhere. The installation explored the emotional connection to such feelings as calm, exhilarated, optimistic, carefree…all the happy feel good stuff. Each room partnered with scents to reflect its mood and your mood. They even had a smelling table & a store where you could purchase the exclusive emotional scents you smelled. Sadly all the ones I wanted were sold out 😑. Overall was it worth that 3 hour wait you may ask: YES! Knowing that I will probably never experienced anything like that ever again it was totally worth. Also knowing that it was a pop up Museum and probably will never appear any where again it was all worth it.
(Big Shout Out to Mother Nature for not providing us with 20 below freezing weather while waiting)