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  • Her Life in Ruins | Visiting the Bernheim Forest Giants

    Visiting the Bernheim Forest Giants

    Y’all know I love a good day outside. Luckily, I live a little over an hour away from one of the coolest spots in Kentucky: Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. Last year, the arboretum became home to the Bernheim Forest Giants, a sustainable art instillation that everyone is raving about! Danish artist Thomas Dambo constructed three giants to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of Bernheim. Dambo created the massive sculptures using…

  • The Historic (and Haunted) Seelbach Hotel

    Louisville, Kentucky has been a major southern hub since it was founded in the late 1770s. Around the turn of the 20th century, the city was a thriving industrial center. Brothers Louis and Otto Seelbach saw the city’s importance and made it their mission to start a grand hotel similar to those in Venice and Paris. The Seelbach Hotel was born and has inspired great writers, hosted gangsters, and was…

  • Lights Under Louisville: An Underground Holiday Adventure | Her Life in Ruins

    Lights Under Louisville: An Underground Holiday Adventure

    The holidays are the greatest time of year and one of my favorite holiday activities is looking at decorations! One of the most common decorations is huge, festive, themed lights. After exploring the Southern Lights in Lexington and My Old Kentucky Home in Bardstown, I decided to head west to Louisville to one of the most unique light experiences in the world: Lights Under Louisville. Lights Under Louisville is an…