Before heading back to NOLA we spent some time in Boston visiting with one of my oldest and dearest friends, Saskia, and her husband, Ivan. They met us for a quick guided tour of Boston's Public Library, easily the most amazing library I have every been in. The building is grand and old and amazing and it is covered in beautiful art. There are incredible John Singer Sargent murals on the top floor that are so detailed one could spend hours just looking at them and learning. We were lucky to have a Saskia and Ivan there to provide us with the history and story behind the murals.
After checking out the public library we stopped by the Copley Society Art Gallery to check out some of Saskia's work which was hanging as part of the exhibition. The kids were totally fascinated seeing the work and the artist in the same place at the same time. I know; I sometimes still get starstruck too!
We enjoyed a delicious lunch at a place called the Salty Pig and then spent some time catching up at their beautiful condominium. The kids enjoyed checking out Saskia's studio and all of the incredible works in progress. It was a lovely but way too quick visit!