|Gar & Larry's gorgeous Lafayette Square house|
|Bench in the backyard|
|Backyard coffee time|
|Gar & Larry|
And enough time before my plane took off to hit two museums! First stop the Contemporary Art Museum where Juan & Keirsten told me to go see their friend Brandon's show. The last time I was in St. Louis it wasn't open so it was great to see the space. Then off to Forest Park where the St. Louis Art Museum is. The park is over 1000 acres and besides being home to the museum, it's home to many cultural institutions in St. Louis. I have fond memories of the zoo, ice skating, sledding, concerts as a child and some getting into trouble memories of "the bridge" where we used to hang out as teenagers.
There are not a lot - actually I don't think there any other museums I would describe as "warm" but SLAM definitely has a coziness to it. I don't know if its because I have fond childhood memories, if its the fact that everyone is actually nice (a trait of the midwest, for sure), if its because its FREE, or its just the vibe it gives off. They have a great contemporary collection and I saw a fantastic photography show.