A fine Sunday afternoon activity is a trip to the museum. Recently we took a girls’ day “Sex And The City” style, wore our flirty dresses, jewels, and cabbed it to The Museum of Natural Science in Houston. A special exhibit currently on display is the fabulous Bvlgari or Bulgari showcase representing “130 Years of Masterpieces”.
Presenting 150 show-stopping pieces inspired by Greco-Roman classicism, the Italian Renaissance, and the 19th-century Roman school of goldsmiths, along with sketches and other materials from the Bulgari archives, Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces showcases Bulgari’s innovations in jewelry design and includes several striking pieces from the Elizabeth Taylor collection. I think my favorites came from the 80’s and also their iconic snake collection. Not to mention the gorgeous emerald pieces! You see the emerald is my birth stone so I am obsessed and even wore my emerald green dress and my antique emerald and diamond gold flower ring!
If you are into Hollywood, history, gems, and art, this exhibit is sure to take your breath away. While you walk the dark halls with halo-like displays you will get lost in time and sucked in to a fantasy world. I admit my take away was “I need to buy Bvlgari, now!”. What I did buy was a lovely $35 Bvlgari coffee table book. I bought several actually as they are great gifts too.
Tickets for adults are only $25. To purchase online go to http://store.hmns.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2272 . Old and new Hollywood glam truly come to life here in Houston. While you are there, make sure to stop by the Gem Vault. It is an ongoing exhibit which always makes me smile!