My Italian Birthday Adventure!

I've been wanting to go to Italy for a long time, so I finally made it happen this year for my birthday!  I went to Rome, Florence, and Venice.  I ate so much pizza, pasta, and gelato!  It was a great birthday trip, except when I was robbed in Rome!  Yep, I was sitting in front of the Colosseum and someone snuck behind me and took my purse (which included my passport).  So through lots of tears, I had to spend hours waiting in front of the police station and on the phone to fix that problem.  I had no money and I had to go to the US Embassy to get an emergency passport.  Such a hassle, but luckily I wasn't alone, so I had help with everything. 

Anyways, here are some highlights of my trip!

First stop was Rome and the Colosseum!  It was cool and super old (obviously).  Little Donatella Doll liked it too.

Then I went to the Vatican Museum and saw the Sistine Chapel.  My favorite thing I saw in Italy was the Vatican Museum.  It is INCREDIBLE!  The amount of detail and artistry especially in the ceilings is amazing!  Little Da Vinci doll was impressed too. Unfortunately a lot of my photos weren't uploaded to the cloud before my phone was stolen.

After a delay due to having to get an emergency passport and changing trains, I finally made it to Florence!  I got to see the statue of David, which is pretty cool.  I obviously had to bring Little David Doll to meet Big David.  

On my actual birthday I went to the Uffizi Gallery and took Little Venus Doll to see The Birth of Venus.  It was a nice museum.  I think Florence was my favorite city.  It's easy to get around and super pretty.  The Duomo is spectacular!  The outside is so intricate and beautiful.

Next stop was Venice.  I took a limo boat at night around the canals.  Then had a post birthday dinner with gondola gelato banana split.  Gelato is so good, I'm obsessed.  

Venice is a beautiful maze.  I definitely got lost, especially since my phone was stolen so I didn't have gps.  I saw all the sights and enjoyed the nice weather. Then took a boat to the airport and came back to NYC to sort out all my problems related to getting robbed.  That part was not fun, but Italy was still great and definitely very memorable!  Ciao Bella!

NY Now August 2022 Tradeshow

I set up a booth at NY Now at Javits Center in August 2022.  It was the second time exhibiting there and the first time since covid.  I have to say the people are more friendly there and the location was great.  Can't wait till the next tradeshow! Check out my booth!  NY Now is the Gift Show for wholesale buyers only.  I'll be exhibiting again in February!

 

L.E.A.F. Flower Show

I love flowers so I had to check out the new L.E.A.F. Flower show in the Meatpacking district in NYC.  Of course I brought a couple dolls friends along.  It's super packed and they had some fun floral vendors there.

Sketching at the NYBG Rose Garden

I took a field trip to visit the beautiful blooming roses at the Rockefeller Rose Garden at the New York Botanical Garden. I did some floral sketches on the iPad while I was there. Little Georgia came along so see the flowers too.

 

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

I love Free Fridays at the Moma!  And so do Little Artist Icon Dolls!

January 07, 2023 by KahriAnne Kerr

ADVENTURES IN THE PHILLIPINES!

I had so much fun going to the Philippines for the first time! My sister-in-law (Mae) is from the Philippines so I went there to meet her family and see her hometown.  She grew up a 4 hour drive from Manila.  It was a 21 hour plane ride from NYC, plus a 4 hour car ride.  So I was tired but excited when I finally got there!

Mae's family was so nice to me and got me a flan cake that said "Welcome to the Philippines Kahri".  We went to a local hotel with a pool and had a pool party.  

The next few days were spent doing a lot of driving to and from places. The traffic was super busy, so it took forever.  It was fun going to the non touristy parts of the Philippines.  There aren't too many (or any) people like me (white American girl) there.  

My favorite part of my trip was going to Hundred Islands.  You get on a small boat and the guide drops you off at several tiny natural islands. We swam a lot and rode on a banana boat.  We even hiked up to see the Christ the Savior Statue.  It is so hot in the Philippines, so hiking in that weather made me so thirsty.  I drank at least a gallon of water in 1 minute afterwards. 

I took Little Karl Doll on my Philippines adventure too. I hope we can come back to the Philippines soon!

 

January 07, 2023 by KahriAnne Kerr

Little Artists Dolls at the Met Museum

The Little Artists Dolls had fun seeing their work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. 

Little Monet Doll with his painting.

Little Van Gogh Doll with his self portrait.

Little Degas Doll with his ballerinas.

April 07, 2022 by KahriAnne Kerr

L.E.A.F. Flower Show

Little Georgia Doll and Little Frida Doll enjoying the floral installations in the Meatpacking District in NYC at the L.E.A.F. Flower Show.

Little Frida Doll taking a pit stop at Chelsea Market.

 

 

April 06, 2022 by KahriAnne Kerr

Kaws at the Brooklyn Museum

Little Picasso Doll checking out the Kaws exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

April 06, 2022 by KahriAnne Kerr

Relaxing with Little Liberty

Morningside Park with Little Liberty Doll and her chill alter ego.

April 06, 2022 by KahriAnne Kerr