I am heading on a big adventure. A month's holiday starting in NYC. Then on to Reykjavik, London, Paris, Barcelona, Amalfi Coast, Florence and Rome. It will come as no surprise to many of you dear readers, that I will be getting my GLAMR on whilst travelling, with only one day of actual work, visiting Mia Ridge and her team at the British Library.
My itinerary includes visits to:
- Whitney and Stephen A. Schwarzian Building , NYPL (to see Piglet and Winnie the Pooh again) and The Cloisters
- Tate Modern, V & A, British Library
- Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Musee de L'Orangerie, Cluny, Monet's home and gardens - Paris
- Picasso Museum, Barcelona
The first time I went to NYC I wanted to reenact scenes from Ghostbusters in the NYPL. It was such a thrill to visit.
Sidebar: I met Simon Pegg, in 2011 at a book signing at the Strand Bookshop! I waited 2.5 hours in a very long queue. But I am a big fan so it was worth it.
I will be staying away from bookshops this trip as I am taking a very small suitcase with me. The same goes for shopping. I am all about experiences and photos this trip. I may get museum/gallery/library fatigue. But it is the best kind of fatigue to have! I am also looking forward to catching up with GLAMR colleagues for a drink in both London and NYC. I am so excited.
Please note: My adventures will be shared via insta account at @kimtairi. Warning there will be many selfies.