Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Huntington Library

Playing: Northern Downpour-William Beckett
Reading: Comic Art Propaganda: A Graphic History by Frederik Stromberg
I recently went to the Huntington Library, which I haven't been to in years now, and it was still just as beautiful as I remembered. The Chinese and Japanese gardens are the most impressive with all the stones imported from China and the design elements copied from various famous gardens in Asia. In the Chinese garden, you can grab lunch and tea on the lake, but be warned, it's fairly expensive. (Here I am, wearing a Calvin Klein blouse, Bullhead shorts, Cole Haan oxfords, and a vintage Dooney and Burke purse.)
Another one of my favorites at Huntington Library is the green house, which houses many tropical plants. It's exactly like how I imagine Uncle Monty's home to look like in Lemony Snicket's The Reptile Room.
It's funny to take a look around the house because the gardens gradually become more European and despite the classic European decorations like marble statures and perfectly trimmed bushes, there are still palm trees everywhere. You guys have probably had enough of me saying this place and that place would be perfect for a ball, but seriously, this would be another perfect place for a summer party, preferably a Gatsby party.
If you walk down the hill away from the home, it gets less organized and starts to look like a jungle. They even have several ponds down there, one of which inspired me to create my own koi pond in my yard. Huntington Library is worth visiting, if you are in Southern California. It has an art museum and various gardens, so it'll keep you busy all day. Also, if you grew up watching Ned's Declassified School Survivor Guide, you may recognize this place from the movie.

17 comments:

  1. i adore huntington library haven't been in so many years! it's lovely there!

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  2. Ohhh I thought you went to
    a real library with books
    but its a garden! A very
    beautiful one as well c:
    You look lovely btw!
    XX

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  3. It definitely is lovely... wow :)

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  4. Looks like a beautiful place to visit! And really like your outfit- the bag is great :)

    And thanks for stopping by my blog earlier- so much appreciated! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  5. What a gorgeous place, definitely would make one hell of a party or event location that's for sure!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  6. it does look really pretty there! I always love those glass domes!

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  7. The gardens are beautiful - I would love to visit one day!

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  8. super super gorgeous place!!! love the garden!!!! really want to go there ♥

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  10. Such a beautiful and green place :) thanks for your comment and the answer in on the blogpost. Have a great day!

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  11. Really enjoyed all your photos! <3

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  12. Lisa-It really is!

    Ice Pandora-Haha, when I was little, I was shocked that it wasn't an actual library.

    Brooklyn Grace-Thank you!

    Lisa-It's really pretty in real life!

    Launna-It truly is! (:

    Sonia de Macedo-I know right! Gatsby probably could've made a beautiful party there.

    Curiouser and Curiouser-It does and I think that's what makes it so enjoyable.

    Pop Champagne-They're so pretty and I like how they let so much light into the room.

    Emma Henderson-I hope you get to go one day!

    Marcella Giovani-I hope you get to visit it soon. (:

    Samantha Mariko-No problem! I love all of his accessories and I think I would buy more of his clothes, if I were taller.

    Rita Scamander-No problem and thanks for visiting my blog!

    Kri-Thank you!

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  13. exality-Thank you! Cute panda pic by the way!

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