Today is a big day in the City of Light! After nearly four years of renovation, the Ritz Paris has reopened and the New York Times revealed these photos of the updated interiors. I’m anxious to get to Paris to have tea in the Salon Proust pictured above. Intrigued…? Here are twelve fun facts about the legendary hotel:
Did you know there’s an uninhabited island in the Bahamas where visitors frolic amongst feral swimming pigs? I spotted the hilarious destination, known as Pig Beach, on instagram and couldn’t resist sharing with you. The pigs are friendly to visitors and spend their days basking in the sun and playing in the surf. Sounds like a pretty nice life if you ask me! Would you visit the pigs…? Terrible tourist trap or bucket list experience…? Learn more about the swimming pigs here.
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19 so I thought it’d be nice to round up some great gift ideas for daddy dearest (how brilliant is the card above?). My dad just retired after 35 years as a public defender and I couldn’t be more proud. This year I have to think of something fun he can enjoy in his retirement! I hope these ideas help you on your Father’s Day gift search! READ POST
If you’re a fan of Damien Hirst but his work doesn’t exactly fit your budget, you may be interested in these pieces by artist Dawn Wolfe. Based in California, Dawn’s map dresses have long been admired in the design world, but it’s her intricate insect arrangements that are pulling at my heartstrings. Each paper butterfly is hand cut and painstakingly arranged—can you imagine the time, patience, and precision involved? The neutral palette above is my favorite, but the vibrant options below are equally mesmerizing. Explore more of Dawn’s work here.