If you haven’t seen Queen of Versailles, set your DVR. The bizarre documentary has been streaming on Netflix for a few months, but Bravo will be airing the movie tonight for the first time on television. Detailing the Siegel family, David Seigel’s timeshare company Westgate Resorts, and the 90,000 square foot home they are building outside of Orlando, FL.
Matriarch Jackie Siegel is a modern day Maire Antoinette and possibly a reality television star in the making. If you’re all caught up with Game of Thrones and Mad Men, sit down tonight with someone (you’ll need somebody to gasp and exchange horrified looks with) and watch. So go check your local listings. Afterwards you’ll be grateful you have good sense and good taste.
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, so I started doing some internet perusing to find some fun little goodies. If you haven’t ever tried Frankie’s olive oil than you’ll want to buy one for yourself and one for your momma. It’s honestly one of the yummiest things I’ve ever tasted. I recommend snagging a fresh baguette to dip in the olive oil or drizzling it on fresh veggies. I thought pairing it with a pretty olive oil dispenser and a beautiful dishtowel would make the perfect little combo of pressies. Of course don’t forget to check out what we have over in our shop too!
It seems as though Spring may finally be here and if you’re like us you’re looking for ways to spruce up your home. I love these vibrant, cheerful accent pillows from Burke Decor and think they’d help brighten any space. New plants and herbs are always my other go to trick of livening up my apartment come this time of year. Go visit your local greenhouse and ask for suggestions on the best houseplants to ensure they’ll actually survive.
We’ve all been feeling sad and down over the news coming out of Boston in the past few days. Juliet and I feel strong ties to Boston from going to college in the area and most of our freelancers are also from Boston. Juliet and I both attended Marathon Monday every year as students along with most of the city and couldn’t believe when we heard the news. The marathon was always a really fun, joyous occasion that we all looked forward to each year. I guess things always seem scariest when you can relate to how easily those affected could have been any one of us. I know a lot of us are looking for ways to help out, but it doesn’t seem like there is much to be done at the moment. Remember to keep your ears open as blood donation may be needed again in the near future and if you’re in the Boston area I’ve heard of some runners needing housing. In times like these it always reminds me how important it is to step back and put your life in perspective, remember how much family means, and how fortunate we are to be safe and healthy.
Introducing the newest member to the P&P team, Dino the cat! We rescued Dino a week or so ago and couldn’t be happier to have him around. He’s super sweet, outgoing, and always wants to be in the middle of everything. Where ever you walk in the studio he is surely following you around. Stay tuned for more adventures of Dino the cat!
The California state flower just so happens to be the poppy, so we thought it only appropriate that we spend more time in it’s Southern parts this year! Since we’ll already be visiting San Diego and Santa Barbara this year to design weddings, we wanted to officially let everyone know that we’re taking inquiries for your wedding or event in the great state of California! Can’t wait to see you out there!