It's been quite hot lately! So instead of forcing myself to "just get the work done, even if you're miserable", I had a little outing with Luisa to Museum Brandhorst. We figured that there are so many museums in Munich we might as well tackle one a week.

TIP: The entrance fee for the Alte Pinakothek, Neue Pinakothek, Pinakothek der Moderne, Museum Brandhorst and Sammlung Schack is 1 euro on Sundays. I love that kids under 18 get in free all the time. 

Luisa absolutely raved about the modern space, some Warhols and the lovely air conditioning.


After that we shared a Horst soup which was chilled cucumber and Luisa loved that too.

When I was a kid I used to think people went to museums to just check off a list. Been there, done that - check! Take a pic, tell my friends - check! Museums and I did not connect at all, but I'm glad that creating art later in life led me back to it.

It was great to see Luisa enjoy her visit and be inspired by some art (not all of it), the building and the whole experience. She thought it was special and didn't want to do another thing after that. She has it right. She wants to savor the joy of life and not just move on to the next thing right away.


Our Horst Soup and special mayo with small shrimp for our bread.

Our Horst Soup and special mayo with small shrimp for our bread.

My lesson: I'm savoring this special time in Munich together. I get to paint on a little rooftop terrace, get to make some imperfect marks on my canvas, which I get to correct as well! I get to take breaks when it's super hot and look for amazing air conditioned spaces.

Hottie or Hawtie. Take your pick!

Hottie or Hawtie. Take your pick!


Most of all, I get to ask Luisa what she thinks of Cy Twombly, listen to Max as he excitingly tells me about the first day of training of his beloved FC Bayern München and spend time with this hottie every single day. (Yes, there's an authentic italian cafe right next to our front door. Thank you God!)

Today's my birthday and I'm so grateful for this one great adventure I get to be in.

Last week I got emails from some of the readers of this blog. What a joy and encouragement to read each email and comment. I hope you savor each good piece of your journey. Remember....I am thankful for each one of you. You are part of my journey too.




I’m too grateful to be hateful. I am too blessed to be stressed.
— El DeBarge