Clearly, this is a bit of a departure from the regularly scheduled oenophile programming, but bear with me. Because there is nothing I love more than my pup and what makes him happy.
Meet: Human’s Best Friend.
As you might recall, I recently visited the Rosé Mansion, a pop-up museum of sorts that is blatantly crafted for the Instagram crowd. Well, now there’s another pop-up museum in town—this time for doggos.
Whether or not your dog is actually an “influencer” on Instagram (I’m sure my pupsicle, Dash, thinks he is), the backdrops and colorful settings are delightful for personal and professional photos alike.
The space is divided up into a number of bright rooms with a few lingering themes (more like curated backgrounds), all of which was immaculately clean when I went—which was during a press preview before it opened to the public. However, the staff informed me that they have every process in place to keep the faux grass-carpeted space in tip-top shape while the place is open through November 12.
That said, with handful of rooms and backdrops available, you’ll probably make it through the whole thing in 30 minutes—faster if there aren’t too many other dogs around or if you’re not that interested in getting lots of photos. (In which case, you probably should skip because this is for the photo hounds—pun intended.)
Pricing is also something to consider as tickets aren’t cheap. Sure, they’re on par with the Rosé Mansion or the Museum of Ice Cream for admittance, but it starts at $29 per human and then $39 for a human with a dog. (Presumably the person buying the lone $29 is with another person who has a dog?) There are some literal treats in store, courtesy of delivery dog food provider Ollie’s and some toys abound from the likes of BarkBox.
But you’re paying for some fancy quality time with your four-legged best friend, so if you keep that in mind, you get what you pay for.