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Marissa’s Amazing San Francisco Bachelorette Party

Last summer, we hosted Marissa and several of her friends for an amazing San Francisco bachelorette party!

The group enjoying the Japanese Tea Garden.
The group enjoying the Japanese Tea Garden.

The afternoon kicked off with a fun, unconventional tour of the de Young, where our tour guide revealed the best gossip and scandalous stories behind the art. We led a fabulous photo challenge where the ladies competed throughout the day to find the best photos and win a prize. 

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4 Historic Female Friendships that are Total #SquadGoals

There are countless recollections of history’s greatest bromances, but female friendship isn’t always one of the most well-documented topics in history.

We’ve rounded up four of history’s greatest female friendships that’ll give you some serious squad envy.

Ella credits Marilyn with much of her success.

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The Baddest Bachelorette Party in History

Your bachelorette party is pretty much the only time you’ll be top bitch at a party that you can just unapologetically not share until your funeral, so you might as well stock it with the best of the best.

Some people decide who they want to have to their ideal dinner party. Once again – why are we hosting a dinner party when you can throw your bachelorette? Because that’s what I’d rather do.

These are the baddest bitches from history that I’d want to party with.

I’m gonna make Cleopatra do shots with me.

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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

Working Title/Artist: The Wedding of Stephen Beckingham and Mary Cox Department: European Paintings Culture/Period/Location:  HB/TOA Date Code:  Working Date: 1729 photography by mma 1982/88, transparency #2ad scanned and retouched by film and media (jn) 6_12_03
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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