Thursday, July 26, 2018

Seven Magic Mountains

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While in Las Vegas, you gotta take a detour to see the beauty that is the Seven Magic Mountains. It is completely free, and really cool. I love installation pieces that are part of nature and this one is so unique. Michael and I went to Vegas for fun a few weeks ago just to let off some steam. It was a much needed break that included pool time and food food foooooood. I think I just travel for two reasons - art and food. Those two reasons were basically the main attraction of this tiny trip.

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 So let's dive into those two parts of this trip. The art part, as you can probably guess, was Seven Magic Mountains. When I first saw the Seven Magic Mountains all over instagram, I wasn't really sure if it was gonna be all that I hoped for. It was super hot outside and there is no shade, besides the shade the rocks give, and it is in the middle of nowhere. That being said, it was more majestic because it was surrounded by nothing. The contrast between the bright colors of the rocks and the natural brown tones of the earth is cool to see. Here is a video on how the whole thing was made, and it is awesome. You gotta go see it soon because it won't be up forever!
"Visible across the desert landscape along Interstate 15, Seven Magic Mountains offers a creative critique of the simulacra of destinations like Las Vegas. According to Rondinone, the location is physically and symbolically mid-way between the natural and the artificial: the natural is expressed by the mountain ranges, desert, and Jean Dry Lake backdrop, and the artificial is expressed by the highway and the constant flow of traffic between Los Angeles and Las Vegas." -  Seven Magic Mountains Website
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 Now, the second reason is food. Before every trip, I spend so much time looking for places to eat. Before i even have a trip planned, I even have collections on instagram building up of different locations. I follow pages like insiderfood and constantly bookmark and save so that I am prepared for my next trip. For this trip, I knew that I needed to go to this place that sells cotton candy burritos. I love cotton candy and I love ice cream and those are the two main ingredients to this dessert. The place we went to was called Creamberry, and I was not disappointed.

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look at how amazing that looks! It tastes so good too. I got birthday cake ice cream with sprinkles and fruity pebbles. Am I a kid? yes, when it comes to dessert. It was a messy and magical dessert and I will be going back when I am in Vegas again. So this trip to Vegas was super colorful and I am not mad at all! til next time! xoxo Caroline

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