Morning Buzz! Engaged Couple Says They Were Kicked Off a United Flight to Their Own Wedding + More
United’s bad rap continues and Prince Harry starts a conversation on mental health in today’s Morning Buzz. Check those and more of this morning’s top news items out below.
1. United is having a hard time rebounding from the PR nightmare that ensued when a passenger was violently dragged off a flight last week. Now, a Utah couple is accusing the airline of removing them from a flight that they were taking to their own wedding in Costa Rica. The couple supposedly found a man sleeping across their seats when they boarded, but instead of waking him, sat in some empty seats in an upgraded, half-full section a few rows up. The couple claims they complied when asked to return to their assigned seats, but were made to get off the plane before takeoff. United Airlines says that the couple “repeatedly attempted to sit in upgraded seating which they did not purchase and they would not follow crew instructions to return to their assigned seats.” (h/t Buzzfeed, photo via David McNew/Getty)
2. Cleveland police are still looking for a man who allegedly killed someone on Facebook live. This is horrifying. Police say that suspect Steve Stephens walked up to and shot an elderly man while streaming live on Facebook on Sunday. In the video, which took a few hours to be removed, Stephens claimed to be upset over a woman, and also said he had killed more people. “This is a horrific crime and we do not allow this kind of content on Facebook,” said a spokesperson for Facebook. “We work hard to keep a safe environment on Facebook, and are in touch with law enforcement in emergencies when there are direct threats to physical safety.” (h/t Associated Press; photo via Larry W. Smith/Getty)
3. Prince Harry reveals he spent time in therapy recently as he finally processed his mother’s death. In an interview with the Telegraph‘s Bryony Gordon in the first episode of her new podcast Mad World, Prince Harry says that after years of not thinking about his mother’s death, which happened when he was 12, and two years of “total chaos,” in his 20s he started seeing a therapist. “I can safely say that losing my mom at the age of 12 and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years has had quite a serious effect on not only my personal life but also my work as well,” he said, but that therapy has made a huge difference. “No matter who you are, the conversation has to be the beginning.” (Photo via John Phillips/Getty)
4. Rihanna won Coachella and all of life with her full-body glitter bodysuit. There were a lot of amazing looks at Coachella, but this takes the cake. We needed this today!
Dadye 🐰🤣🐰 pic.twitter.com/Jijs9Fw7wU
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) April 17, 2017
5. Kanye West dressed up as the Easter bunny for his family’s celebrations, and we can’t even. The Kardashian-Wests went all out (not unlike some of your other fave celebs) as usual for the holiday, with Kanye and one other bunny (John Legend?!) dressing up to HUGE fanfare from the kiddos. Too cute.
6. Quote of the day: “Kanye was really cute; he was like, ‘So, this is what for better and worse means?’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah.'” In the latest ep of KUWTK, Kim rushes to Kanye’s side as he’s hospitalized and distill their past year into one cliche but adorable quote. Love it.
What’s your #MondayMotivation today? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via David McNew/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)