Oh, those clever Dutch! Taking inspiration from their own water-logged terrain, they’ve figured out a way to construct the ultimate in luxury real estate–your own private island, made from scratch. I kid you not. It’s just been announced that Christie’s International Real Estate and a floating development company called Dutch Docklands are collaborating on self-sufficient, eco-friendly, buoyant islands in chic locations all over the world.
Hundreds of Ways to Celebrate National Spoil Your Dog Day
Who even knew there was a National Spoil Your Dog Day? But, as all my pet-loving friends agree, we’ll use any excuse to shamelessly pamper our pooches, right? As if they need more lavish attention
A survey done by NationalToday.com in celebration of National Spoil Your Dog Day shows that, based on how regularly dog owners in each state engage in loving behaviors with their dog, (like giving treats and doggy kisses) California is the state where dogs seemed to be loved the most. Here are the top five states:
Stars love this event because it’s like a box of chocolates: They never know what they’re gonna get in the gift bag at the Secret Room Event Secret Room Events Red Carpet Style Lounge Honoring the Golden Globe Awards
It’s awards season again, and you know what that means: I share with you all the fabulous new products that the stars take home at the amazing gifting suite held in honor of the Golden Globe Awards. The Secret Room Gift Lounge bags are covered because they contain fascinating and unusual gifts from all over the world–China, Japan, Australia and France were represented this year, and, for the first time ever that I know of, Russian delegates were on the scene.
Four generations of my family agree: The Poppet is the perfect little black dress for all occasions
I realize that just about every day someone new claims to have found the perfect little black dress, but search no further — I have found one that is truly unrivaled. Not only does it pack away in its own conveniently attached pouch and come out totally wrinkle free, but it’s flattering on everyone–and I do mean everyone. I had four (count ’em, FOUR) generations of women in my family try the same dress on, and each one looked stunning. I kid you not.
Film critics can’t help but become popcorn aficionados. It’s one of the hazards of the job. I’ve doubtless sat in hundreds of theaters, watched thousands of movies, and downed millions of kernels of popcorn in my day, and I hate to say it, but I’ve gotten to the point where I mostly mindlessly munch. The big differentiator is theater popcorn versus what I eat at home. And until a few weeks ago, the theater popcorn was hands down the winner.
Lisa Johnson Mandell and Hollywood Hound Frankie Feldman are lured by the siren song of Rent a Mermaid Linden
Just when I thought I’d covered all the essentials for Frankie Feldman’s Barkmitzvah, (he’s almost 13 in dog years). I attend The Agency‘s amazing “Midsummer’s Night Dream” party at a lavish estate in The Oaks of Calabasas, and I realize that Frankie’s fete will not be complete without the slickest party favor all: the Rent a Mermaid.
Those big, juicy tarts known as summer lemons are literally falling off the trees here at home in Hollywood, and if you’re not collecting your own stash as we are, or graciously accepting bags full from friends, you’re fondling them in the supermarket, trying decide which would be best to accent your ice water, which would be best to highlight your hair.
Almost everyone–even certain celebs, seem to be downsizing these days. The tiny home trend is huge. But these diminutive dwellings present particular challenges to owners who are scrambling to come up with new and unique ways to save space. Behold the rise of loft beds, with storage and lounging below, sleeping above.
I’ve never really given light bulbs much thought. One goes out, I inform my husband, he replaces it. But now, thanks to the clever new Cree LED light bulbs and their brilliant advertising campaign. Both Hollywood Hound Frankie Feldman and I are all about the bulbs. And I may have a budding Doga on my hands. Bones today, ballerinas tomorrow.
Editor’s Note: I originally wrote A Dozen Things You Can Do Now to Start Your Spring Garden for Yahoo Makers, right before the company pulled the plug on that particular site. But I thought the research was just too valuable to go unpublished, so I asked my Yahoo editor if I could run it here on AtHomeInHollywood, and he kindly gave me permission. So here you go! I’ve already followed most of this advice in my own Hollywood garden. Yes, we DO get our hands dirty here. — Lisa Johnson Mandell