It’s a cheeky twist on the “sweetheart sipping” trope, which usually involves sharing an ice cream soda. But this painting is at Virgin Hotels Chicago, where everything is required to be cheeky. That’s… not a complaint. I sort of want to live there (in a pet-friendly room, of course).
The painting is called “Love Drug,” and the artist is Nina Palomba. In an interview on the Virgin Hotels site, she talks about creating art… let’s see…
1. She’s from Wyoming.
2. Yes, she does a lot of “street art,” but it’s not graffiti because the property owners want it there. (But she does paint with spray cans!)
3. The Virgin Hotels paintings are about “asking someone you’re swooning over on a date.” This is so cute and very much in line with the Virgin Hotels’ ethic that its dining, drinking, and hanging-out spots are supposed to be a (cheeky) fantasy about having the best date ever.
4. She listens to pop music while she paints. She mentions the Spice Girls, so I think we’ve got to include the song that Nick has mentioned in an interview as a guilty pleasure. <=things I know off the top of my head
BUT WE’RE ALL WAITING FOR THE “GET YOU HOME” VIDEO, are we not?
Well, not literally waiting, since it was released in the spring of 2016. But waiting for me to get around to including it in the post. First, check out Nina Palomba’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/
Now… the “Get You Home” video, shot entirely at Virgin Hotels Chicago, so you get tons of glorious hotel design (this place is chic, as well as cheeky – did I mention that I want to live there?). If you’re off-put by a teeny bit of Nick’s bare shoulders or the gorgeous Michelle Hicks in lingerie, this is not-safe for you (and if you’re looking for Nick-flesh than a flash of bare shoulders… just follow his IG, as sometimes he swims, that’s all I got for ya).
This is a re-post from one of my Tumblr blogs.