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Fashion Fling – David Bowie Style Lives On!

By Staci Layne Wilson @StaciWilson Full disclosure – I’m a huge David Bowie fan. I, along with the world, was sad to learn that “The Man Who Fell to Earth” has now left it. And as he did in life, never leaving anything less than polished to perfection, he orchestrated every detail of his departure. “There’s…

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The Polo Residence — Live Like a Movie Star for Under $3 Million

A contemporary home that was custom-designed for a celebrity, in one of the Los Angeles area’s most desired beach communities? Yes please! The Polo residence, the Manhattan Beach house built for actress Teri Polo, just hit the market for $2,750,000,and we’re thinking it just might be snapped up by the time we get this posted.

Guide to Guys Golden Globes Gifts

Something for Everyone: Guide to Guys Golden Globes Gifts

May of the Golden Globes gifts I write about may seem a little, well, “girlie,” but make no mistake, there are plenty of items coming out of the Secret Room that intrigue men as well. I judge this by observing what has a gravitational pull on the boys in my life when they see me…

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THE FIFTH WAVE Review — Another Post Apocalyptic Teenage Dream

The first thing you have to know about The Fifth Wave, if you haven’t already figured it out from the trailers and posters featuring a glowing Chloe Grace Moretz, is that it’s a YA film — based on a popular series by award-winning author Rick Yancey. One breathless writer described the series as The Passage meets Ender’s Game. Now I’ve…

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Your New Favorite Place — The Shop on Nemo by Cheryl Saban

A celebrity boutique that has gorgeous goodies we can actually afford and donates a portion of the proceeds to charity? Yes please! Such is the case with The Shop on Nemo in West Hollywood, where, in an atelier setting, you’ll find lovely handcrafted gemstone jewelry, organic skincare products, decorative accessories, wall art, books and hand blown glass, all created, designed,…

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Bowser Beer — The Paws That Refreshes

Do you ever feel guilty about going out to so many festive holiday parties and leaving your poor pooch at home? Now you have a way to make it up to Fido or Fluffy, with Bowser Beer and Cigar Sausages. No silly, it’s not real beer. Do you think I would actually give alcohol to…

Charlton Heston Home for Sale

Charlton Heston Home for Sale: The House That Ben-Hur Built

1959 was quite the year for Charlton Heston and his family. Not only did the prominent actor win an Oscar for starring in the title role of the epic film Ben-Hur, but the Hestons moved into the splendid midcentury modern dream house they’d hired architect William S. Beckett to design in the Coldwater Canyon neighborhood of Beverly Hills. Now, seven…


FASHION FLING – Top Style Moments of 2015 from Chic Sketch

By Staci Layne Wilson @StaciWilson Move over, Sketch Master – the Chic Sketch app is new, hot, and all about flaunting fashion! It is a couture-changing mobile app that converts everyday photos into Instagrammable style sketches in a matter of minutes.

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Lisa Johnson Mandell's Lucky 13 Best Movies of 2015

By Lisa Johnson Mandell There were so many great movies out this year, I had a hard time limiting my favorites to a Top 10, so I decided to go with a Lucky 13. Going straight to the heart of the matter, here are what are, in my opinion, the best movies of 2015, in…

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Classic Celebrity Homes for Sale: Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Danny Thomas

When it comes to movies, music, television and real estate, we all hold special places in our hearts for the old classics. And sometimes those gracious old worlds collide, as they did recently on‘s list of Top Celebrity Homes of 2015. Three of these gracious properties are still for sale here in Southern California, and once…

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