One last full day in Winter Park was spent at some of the museums!
First, we went to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of Art on Park Avenue. We have driven past the museum every time we stay in Winter Park and finally visited. The museum feature works of Louis Comfort Tiffany – yes, like Tiffany & Co. Louis Comfort Tiffany produced jewelry, glass for lamps and windows, paintings, and pottery. His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, founded Tiffany & Co in 1837.
There are other 19th and 20th century art & artists feature in the museum as well. While we were there, they were preparing a new exhibit – The Domes of Yosemite. The 10′ by 15′ painting was being hung so we got a sneak peak of that!
After the Morse Museum, we went to the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. Albin Polasek was a Czechoslovakian artist who created roughly 400 sculptures and paintings in his lifetime. In 1950, Polasek retired to Winter Park and married his second wife, Emily Kubat in 1961. The museum is actually his Winter Park home and his original bedroom and living room furniture are on display. We stayed for the 45-minute guided tour of the property. The sculpture below was created after Polasek suffered a stroke that paralyzed the left side of his body and left him in a wheelchair. He created this sculpture with the help of his assistant.
We stopped for lunch at 4Rivers before heading over to my grandparents. Every time we visit, we usually do take out from 4Rivers and have our big family dinner at my grandparents. Since we already had our big family dinner and my grandparents ate lunch while we were at the museums, we decided to eat at the restaurant. It was so nice inside! They even had a separate section of various (and super delicious) bakery items! I got the BBQ chicken quesadilla with mac ‘n’ cheese and baked beans – I get that every time! If you travel to Winter Park – I definitely recommend stopping at 4Rivers for a quesadilla!
After visiting my grandparents, we went to the Wine Room on Park Avenue. I went with my dad and there were over 150 wines to sample! When you get there, you buy a debit card and load it with however much money you would like. There were about 20 stations of wine sorted by red/white, country, dessert wines, rare wines, and manager specials. You insert the card at the station, choose the size of the pour (sample, half pour, full pour), and enjoy! It was so much fun and we are definitely going there next time we are in town!
For all of our adventures, I wore a new favorite outfit – denim on denim.
Sunglasses: J Crew
Necklace: Alter’d State
Jeans: J Crew (again)
Shoes: Franco Sarto (again)
I promise I packed other jeans and shoes but these were the best wash for with the jean jacket and these were the only closed toed shoes I brought!
Check out the blog tomorrow for my post on the Alfond Inn!