As promised, here is the elaborate post about one of my firsts. I know I fooled everyone with the title, but hey, it got you here didn’t it?
Simply put: my Miami trip had a two-for-one deal, so it gets the elaborate post. I experienced Art Basel and I watched my cousin get engaged; two things I had never done before. Plus, the pictures are awesome, and there are plenty if you keep scrolling.
Cloe told us a few months prior that she was painting a wall in Wynwood during Art Basel; we immediately starting looking up flights. She didn’t tell us it was massive, we found that out ourselves. Knowing she left her day job to pursue this dream of art and is clearly succeeding, I couldn’t give up the opportunity to see her work… and take a vacation.
When I got down to Wynwood the first night, Cloe totally looked like a zombie. Sorry Clo, but you know it good and well. I likely pissed her off because true to form, I was borderline catcalling her while she was painting from out of the taxi window. By the end of her many days painting, she was clearly exhausted and ready to unwind.
After watching other (very handsome) street artists at an event a few of blocks away from her wall, we left for dinner reservations. On the way there, Cloe spotted a cute bench. To her disbelief, the words were spray painted right below the bench: “Cloe, will you marry me?” There it was.
I had gotten these disposable cameras off Amazon and was having an absolute field day with them.
We all knew, but it didn’t change a damn thing. Everyone was surprised and so happy for them. The love between the pair is really rare; it’s one you’d read about, or see in a movie, and sort of mock because it’s so clearly impossible. CHEESY ALERT: they prove it’s possible.
Now, to change the subject ever-so quickly, enjoy the photos below from my trip. If you’re interested in purchasing any of Cloe’s work, visit her Etsy page here. To see more of her amazing talent, visit her site here or her Instagram here.
Until next week, yo.