From Western dinosaurs to easy ways to bring the beach home, the stories our editors are reading, loving, and sharing this week.
Easy Ways to Channel the Beach –> Pop Sugar Home
“Here at Sunset, we are fans of beachy home décor. However, if you’re a lazy practical home decorator (like me), and easy off-the-shelf solutions are a welcome way to add new seaside touches to your home, you’ll flip over these beach-inspired prints. From vintage posters to a canvases awash in coastal colors, these pieces will instantly put you in a sand-and-surf state of mind.” — Jessica Mordo, senior editor, Sunset.com
T-Rex Gets Long-Term Lease –> The Washington Post
“I love this story about the Smithsonian about to display its first world-class T.Rex skeleton. And where’s it from? Montana, of course. That’s because the West has some of the world’s best dinosaurs.” — Peter Fish, editor-at-large
Medium Raw –> Anthony Bourdain
“I think Anthony Bourdain is a jerk. Yep, I said it. I’ve never met the man but I’m sure he’s as much of a jerk in person as he portrays in his television and public appearances. However, everything that Mr. Bourdain writes about the food industry is absolutely correct and I agree with him without hesitation. His latest book Medium Raw: A bloody valentine to the world of food and the people who cook is a joy to read and I’m loving every page. I find myself turning pages and thinking: ‘you tell’em, Tony.'” — Amy Machnak, recipe editor
36 Hours in Vancouver, Canada –> The NYT
“With movie-star good looks (it’s nicknamed Hollywood North for good reason), fantastic art, and some of the best Chinese food this side of the Pacific, Vancouver shouldn’t be such an easy city to overlook when planning weekend getaways. This quick overview of the city’s hot spots has me all fired up about planning a trip there this summer.” — Aislyn Greene, assistant editor.
The. Coolest. Mirrors. Ever. –> Remodelista
“It’s no secret that Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende is a bastion of creativity. Local design house Casamidy is delivering on its hometown’s tradition and then some by crafting some of the most striking mirrors I’ve ever seen. Blending Old World style with unique shapes (I’m lusting after the leaf-inspired design), these magic mirrors would look so fabulous on my apartment’s walls. I’m currently accepting donations.” — Jessica Mordo, senior editor, Sunset.com