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Feminist Overload: A Georgia O’Keeffe and Beyonce Lyrics Mashup Just Because

Sometimes you just need to hang with your bitches. Maybe you’re having a bad day, spilled hot coffee down a white shirt at work, or you need a little girl power but you can’t find your Rosie the Riveter plush doll ANYWHERE. So, in addition to putting on some red lipstick and listening to some ’90s riot grrl to amp you up, kick your feminist ass into high gear with the queens of herstory. Bow down to Georgia and Queen B.

“Nine times out of ten, I’m in my feelings. Ten times out of nine, I’m only human.”

Photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz in 1918.
Photograph of Georgia O’Keeffe by Alfred Stieglitz in 1918.

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5 Wedding Paintings to Inspire Your Big Day

Between booking a venue, sending invitations, and saying yes to the dress, planning a wedding can seriously feel like a full time job. Take a deep breath and get back to basics – trade Pinterest for paintings and take your wedding planning cues from ceremonies in centuries past to gather inspiration for your special day.

The Wedding of Stephen Beckingham and Mary Cox, William Hogarth

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The Wedding of Stephen Beckingham and Mary Cox | William Hogarth | via Met Museum

To this day, St. Martin-in-the-Fields makes a gorgeous setting for a wedding, but if a London destination wedding isn’t in the cards, we’re sure you can find another beautiful, high-ceilinged church a little closer to home. Mary Cox and Stephen Beckingham make a lovely couple, but after the gorgeous location, we think it’s the ladies in the wedding party that really steal the show. Let their look inspire you by incorporating shades of peach, gold, and navy into your bridesmaids’ dresses.

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If the Founding Fathers Had Started a Boy Band

*NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, One Direction – hate them or love them (but admit it: you love them), boy bands are a constant in the world of pop culture. 

When we imagine our Founding Fathers, we have a tendency to see them as they’re often portrayed in portraits, complete with wigs or powdered white hair, but these paintings were usually done at the height of their careers. In actuality, most of our Founding Fathers were under the age of 40 when they signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Some were even teenagers!

In celebration of the rebelliousness of youth, we’ve taken a look at what might have happened if the Founding Fathers had decided to start a boy band. No boy band is without its stereotypes, so we’ve labeled each member of the band with their classic persona to make it easy for you to find bae. 

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The Bad Boy: Benjamin Franklin

We know – you felt the spark. Benjamin Franklin was an inventor, a writer, and, by all accounts, a revolutionary, but he was also a notorious flirt with satirical streak. Ben actually penned a letter called Advice to a Friend on Choosing a Mistress, suggesting to young men that they pursue older mistresses over younger ones, citing advantages such as: less risk of pregnancy, better conversation, and a higher likelihood of keeping the affair secret. Later in life, after the passing of his wife, Ben took advantage of his role as ambassador to France to dive into romantic liaisons with Parisian ladies. Ooh la la! 

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10 Paintings to Inspire Your Bachelorette Party

Bachelorette parties can be stressful affairs to plan. The creativity and coordination they take can be a bit overwhelming, whether you’re the maid of honor or the bride-to-be. Lucky for all you future brides and besties, we have some major inspiration for you. From nights with Neflix to partying into dawn, these paintings are the perfect bachelorette party inspiration. There should be a little something for everyone in these colorful masterpieces. Let the art do the talking and get ready for a serious creativity boost.

Three Women, Fernand Léger

Three Women, Fernand Léger (1921-22)
Three Women, Fernand Léger (1921-22)

Who says you have to go out on your bachelorette party? If a night in with Netflix is your idea of the perfect evening, go for it. Sip coffee, champagne, or cava with your friends. Play Cards Against Humanity. Play Risk. Eat junk food and turn your bachelorette party into the most relaxed pre-wedding event ever.

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Brides-To-Be Love Our Classy Bachelorette Parties

When you think bachelorette party, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Maybe a group of girls having a great time at the bar with some scandalous objects? Or maybe you think of a crazy weekend trip to Vegas or Nashville.

One thing that probably doesn’t come to mind right away is a museum tour – but we think it should! Our bachelorette party tours will change the way you think about the museum experience – and bachelorette parties!

A bachelorette party gets ready to explore the Met.
A bachelorette party gets ready to explore the Met.

From our extensive knowledge of the best butts in the museum (seriously, we’re experts) to our arsenal of hilarious games and scandalous stories, our bachelorette tours are the perfect mix of wild, crazy, classy, and saucy. 

Plus, there’s wine. 

Brides-to-be are falling in love with our unconventional spin on the traditional bachelorette party. Check out what some past brides had to say about their tour with us!

“Thank you so much! We had a wonderful time! We’re still talking about it. The tour reminded me of the ‘Stuff You Missed In History Class’ podcast.” – Prairie 

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5 Awesome Reasons to Have Your Bachelorette Party in a Museum

Millennial women are re-inventing the bachelorette party. Convention and tradition are tossed out the window, as the modern bride thinks about what she really wants. So, nix the strippers and the questionably shaped party favors. Break the no-boys-allowed rule. Go for a mashup of classic and contemporary. Take your bachelorette party to whatever level you want. Enjoy the magic of endless options.

If you’re an art lover or fan of a juicy story, the museum may just be the perfect setting for your bachelorette party. Think Night at The Museum meets Sex and the City: Juicy historical gossip (that will put even Regina George’s rumor to shame), real facts combined with lots of humor, and a magical adventure you definitely won’t forget.

Here are our top five reasons to have your bachelorette party at a museum!

Ancient Marble Booty

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Who doesn’t love a good marble booty, especially of the Greek or Roman variety? Museums are full of statues that are perfect for ogling with your girlfriends. Just because you ditch the strippers doesn’t mean you have to veto nudity all together! From a 6,000 year old big booty princess to a very rare sex scene, the giggles, laughs, and fun to be had are endless when it comes to ancient butts. Bonus: Who has the best butt in the museum? You’ll be the judge.

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5 Women from History You Need at Your Bachelorette Party

Imagine your perfect bachelorette party. Are there elaborate outfits, champagne cocktails, crazy games? The magic of the modern bachelorette party is that you can do anything you want. Have a party or don’t have a party. Keep it classy or keep it crazy. The options have become endless.

Now, the real question. If you could invite one woman from history to celebrate along with your BFFs, who would it be? Think of the women as your bachelorette party fairy godmother. So, choose wisely. Just in case you need some help picking your historical bestie, we’ve put together a list of 5 epic women that we know would make your party unforgettable. Think: cheetahs on leashes, lush fancy gowns, live snake necklaces. These are just a few of the rewards you’ll reap from inviting these bad ass women to your bachelorette party.  

The Bold Queen: Cleopatra (69 BC-30 BC)

Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners, 1887, Alexandre Cabanel
Cleopatra Testing Poisons on Condemned Prisoners, 1887, Alexandre Cabanel

Cleopatra may be an obvious choice but we’ve selected the Ptolemaic Queen for one very important reason: Her beauty routine was hardcore af. From milk and honey baths to green grape facials, it’s a pre-party beauty routine fit for a queen.  We imagine Cleopatra wouldn’t let you leave the house without some killer makeup and a outfit to boot. The Egyptian Queen was also extremely intelligent and tactical. Both gifts could come in handy on a crazy and mysterious girls’ night out.

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A Unique Bachelorette Party In New York City

We love bachelorette parties in the museum.

A bachelorette party tour with us is a totally unique idea. The experience is classy, sassy, sexy, and one-of-a-kind.

This summer, we had the opportunity to take a lovely group of ten women on a bachelorette party tour at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Most of the women were local, but some flew in from across the country to celebrate the bride-to-be, and we wanted to treat them to an incredible experience at the museum.

A Museum Hack bachelorette party at the Met
A Museum Hack bachelorette party at the Met

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5 Kings From History You Shouldn’t Marry

It seems like all your friends on Facebook are getting engaged and married. Even though their weddings are beautiful and they’re wearing dresses that could pass for ball gowns, don’t let the urge to tie the knot get the best of you! Do not marry the first King that asks – because some of them are dicks and others might chop your head off. Here are the top five kings from history you should definitely not accept marriage proposals from.

The One With A Killer Personality: Henry VIII

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When your boyfriend drops to one knee and says, “Kathryn, will you be my small and lithe wife number five?” instead of a normal and appropriate, “Will you marry me?” run – do not walk – to the nearest horse-drawn carriage and hightail it the eff out of England. Henry VIII is a nutcase, and I don’t mean just a crazy ex. This guy has a serious personality disorder, probably because someone jabbed his decision-making frontal lobe in a jousting accident and, by doing so, inflicted on his court and family a world of hurt. Also, he’s covered in pus-filled boils and he killed a lot of his wives. That ring ain’t worth it, honey. Plus, four other people have worn it before you and one, with your name spelled differently, is going to wear it after you. #RunKathrynRun

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