I never miss an opportunity for point out windows used in the interior of a room, and I was pleased to see some pop up in the first episode of the new season of House of Cards. These are pretty hotel-y, but I like the small square panes and the upper ribbon.
Back in June, Cinespia (an outdoor movie screening organization in Los Angeles), hosted a screening of To Catch A Thief (1955). The film is famously shot on the French Riviera. To advertise the event, they posted this picture of a seating arrangement and wrote that there would be a photo booth:
Is there anything more gorgeous? Is there? Even though this picture just scrolled by me, it creeped into my subconscious and inspired me to plan my own trip to the French Riviera (in three weeks!).
Well, today on Conde Nast Traveler they posted a picture of the Il San Pietro di Positano Hotel in Positano, Italy:
.....and wrote that they make "a perfectly simple burrata dish with zucchini, mint, and garlic", so obviously I had to investigate further.....and discovered that the bench is real!!!!! And it isn't in France! It's in Italy!
And seeing as I don't leave a stone unturned, this is the burrata (although a different preparation)!!!!
So after dealing with a wicked case of travel envy, I decided to to dig around the internet to check out some Cinespia photo booth pics, and discovered that they didn't recreate this bench at all! False Advertising!!!!!
Great wall mural. I can't tell if this is something that was printed and installed or hand painted. If this was a real hotel, it would be printed (because it would be in 100 rooms), but seeing as this is a stage set, there is a good chance that someone just got creative.