Gemma Critchley: Pate Modern

Posted on April 10, 2011 by


This has been the loveliest weekend in ages. I got whisked away to London by the boy for a weekend in the sunshine. We were going to a wedding and we ended up staying in The Waldorf Hilton, which is definitely one of the fanciest places I’ve ever stayed, I loved it.

The wedding was at a hotel in Kensington and was wonderful. Then today we well and truly did London, starting with a lavish breakko at The Waldorf, before heading out and walking through Covent Garden, up Oxford Street, going to Selfridges, walking over to Marc by Marc Jacobs (which I adored and bought some flipflops and a sharpie from) before heading over to Hyde Park, sunning ourselves and then getting the tube to the Tate Modern. I love the Tate Modern. There was a Joan Miro exhibition on and some really great sculpture. Here are some pics of what we saw:

Ai Weiwei sunflower seeds tate modern london art

Ai Weiwei’s sunflower seeds, very moving and makes you feel very small.

tate modern art

Another bit of sculpture.

the staircase in an artist's chelsea loft in New York - Tate Modern

the staircase in an artist’s chelsea loft in New York.

Jenny Holzer’s Blue Purple Tilt – I love this.

All in all, a marvellous weekend. I loved our London date today and it was the perfect way to say ‘bye to each other for a week or so.

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