My birthday song

March 3, 2012

I find birthdays to be the best excuse to “go big or go home”…To ring in 33 for my honey, we had a full day of food, art, and music in the ATL.

1st stop: Table1280 at the Woodruff Arts Center.

Gorgeous interior, light and bright.  The minimalist decor and floor to ceiling windows are nothing revolutionary, but they do this look very well and it complements the aesthetic of the arts center perfectly.  Really loved the multi-colored lighting that ran the length of the rear wall.  The food was sooo good too.  American fare, jacked up a few notches, but not pretentious.  We shared a white truffle chicken salad sandwich, “monte” style cuban sandwich, caramelized onion soup, tomato basil soup, and finished with some heavenly chocolate ice cream spiked with espresso chips.

2nd Stop: High Museum of Art

After stuffing ourselves we headed next door to see the Picasso to Warhol exhibit.  I am a huge fan of the Modern masters, so this was a must see.  On a late Thursday afternoon, the crowds weren’t too bad and the selected works were excellent.  Here are some of my favs…

Girl Before a Mirror, Picasso 1932

Three Women, Fernand Leger 1921-1922

Before and After, Andy Warhol 1961

Patchwork Quilt, Romare Bearden 1970

Last Stop: Phillips Arena

Last but not least, we rounded out the birthday with a visit to Phillips Arena to see Radiohead.  One of those bucket list type of shows…it exceeded all of my expectations.  There are no words- except for maybe BAD ASS.  I didn’t bring my camera inside but the lighting throughout the show was so amazing I did my best to capture it on my phone.

Radiohead light screens

If they come ANYWHERE near you do yourself a favor and go.

Ryan’s bday extravaganza complete.

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