Gem Takes The Met
FROM THE BOOKS I READ GROWING UP TO BEING THE BACKDROP OF WHERE GOSSIP GIRL'S CONSTANCE BILLARD STUDENTS WOULD SIT FOR LUNCH AND THROW YOGURT AT FRENEMIES, TRAVERSING THE MET WAS AN EXPERIENCE OF ITS OWN THAT CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED IN ONE TRIP. YOU CAN SPEND THE WHOLE DAY HERE, BUT YOU WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO SEE EVERYTHING—AT LEAST NOT IF YOU TAKE THE TIME TO OBSERVE AND LOSE YOURSELF IN THE ART.
This museum has been on my 'places to visit' list for many years, and like most of the best things in my life, this visit was completely spontaneous. My cousin was kind enough to tour the Met with me, and it was a life-giving experience to be able to take in the history and see the exhibits. I spent the most time in the Egyptian Art Wing and in the Roman and Greek Art Wing. #ArtHeaux
There's this airiness to the atmosphere, and I left the Met feeling more inspired than ever. Photos are worth a thousand words or something, so instead of going on and on about the Met, you can see for yourself below.
My favorite discovery? This spot in the Charles Engelhard Court in the American Wing. Its high glass window ceilings allow plenty of natural light to enter—perfect for Snapchats, Instagrams, writing essays, drinking coffee & eating croissants, hanging out.