Museum of Ice Cream L.A.

Come with me, And you’ll be In a world of Pure imagination Take a look And you’ll see Into your imagination

 

Art meets ice cream in the popular pop-up Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles. What began in New York has quickly spread to L.A., San Francisco, and now Miami. While the L.A. location has since sold out, I was very fortunate to buy tickets when MOIC extended its stay in Southern California. According to employees, every location is different, but what remains the same throughout is the sprinkle pool. Release your inner child!

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In true Willy Wonka-esque fashion, visitors can smell the banana wall paper, they are given ice cream, candy, and of course, there are many photo opportunities. Artists also contributed installations that were displayed including: Baker’s Son, Abel Bentin, and the co-founder herself: Maryellis Bunn.

Before you even enter the museum, those who were early could wait in a garden that had hula hoops, giant Jenga, and cornhole. Its as if Maryellis wants you to become a child again before you experience the MOIC. It totally worked. I indulged and used the hula hoops, and continued to do so when children started showing up. I swear, if it’s not already, hula hooping is going to be the next work out trend.

As my friends and I entered the museum, we were given Dove chocolates and entered a beautiful shimmery room. Thus our adventure began:

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Installation by Baker’s Son
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Art by Abel Bentin

 

Overall, it was so much fun. There was a foosball table at the end of the exhibit a well as a gift shop that sold ice cream for dogs! Our furry friends are not forgotten. MIAMI FOLKS: Tickets are on sale NOW. Before they sell out, purchase here. Definitely a family friendly event as I saw many children looking incredibly happy in the sprinkle pool. So far, MOIC is only in Miami until the end of January 2018, but who knows, maybe it will be extended as it was in L.A.

England’s Jurassic Coast

Over the summer, me and a friend drove through the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. We made pit stops at New Forest National Park, Lulworth Cove, Old Harry Rocks (yup, that’s the actual name), and Corfe Castle.

The Jurassic Coast itself is 95 miles long, stretching from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset (where you can also find Old Harry).

With road snacks in hand and music playing, our first stop was New Forest, where wild horses roam and where the rain made everything much more lush and vibrant.

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After we were thoroughly soaked from our walk in the rain, we drove onward to our Air BnB stay in Lulworth Cove. It was a cute hut built from scratch by our host, Roy, with a detached bathroom. Totally cute and located near trails.

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The infamous Durdle Door

 

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Durdle Door from above

After a few days in Lulworth Cove, my friend and I drove back home to Brighton. But wait there’s more! On our way home we decided to stop by Corfe Castle, and finally, Studland to hike up Old Harry Rocks.

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The ruins of Corfe Castle. Construction began under William the Conqueror in 1086 and by 1106, the castle was one of the best-fortified in England.

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Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks:

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Overall, it was a fantastic trip. Definitely nice to have a friend to drive me around though so it was incredibly convenient as well, as opposed to when I travel solo. I absolutely loved walking through Corfe Castle, where you can literally touch England’s medieval past. There were trails surrounding the castle that have fantastic views of the countryside. Luckily, it was such a lovely day when we drove through.

If you happen to be a WWII history buff, Studland Bay also has pill boxes still intact from the war. If you have the time and are itching for a road trip, definitely consider driving through Dorset and the Jurassic Coast. Loved it!

*P.S. Beware of windburn when you walk through the trails at Durdle Door and Old Harry Rocks. LOL