The Marilyn Monroe Reading List Challenge

The Marilyn Monroe Reading List Challenge

Recently I have been reading through two different lists of books; one is Peter Boxall's 1001 Books to Read Before You Die. The other is the work of a random Reddit user who compiled a list of the most notable or revered books from every country in the world.

I've got my work cut out for me.

7 Must-See Mother's Day Movies FROM CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD

7 Must-See Mother's Day Movies FROM CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD

Mother's Day is coming -- why not treat mom to a movie night? Settle in with a homemade dinner (courtesy of you) and watch one (or all!) of these heartwarming favorites? (Bonus hint: Looking for a recipe? Try this classic beef stew from Jean Harlow and make your Classic Hollywood themed night complete!)

End of April! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

End of April! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Drip drip drop little April showers! Did you get some good puddle jumping in this month? I think we can all agree that taking time to play in nature helps us be our happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self. 

In that spirit, grab a glass of wine, kick your legs up, and recover from the most ubiquitous holiday as we enjoy these handpicked stories from the month. They are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

A Few of Her Favorite Things: Bette Davis

A Few of Her Favorite Things: Bette Davis

April 5, 1908... one of the most talented actresses (in my opinion) who ever lived was born. The first film I really saw her in was Of Human Bondage. My husband was sleeping next to me and I wanted to get a classic film started on my laptop... it was midnight. I thought I would just watch 20 minutes or so, but by then, I was hooked! 

Angelina Jolie & the One Perfume You Must Try This Spring (No, Really)

Angelina Jolie & the One Perfume You Must Try This Spring (No, Really)

I did a double-take when I read that Angelina Jolie has signed on to be the new International face for Guerlain. I have been reading a lot about this perfume brand in recent days as I begin developing a new feature on the blog I am thinking of calling A Few of Her Favorite Things. It's all about the things that classic starlets loved... from their favorite dress to their favorite wine. And the Guerlain perfume brand is popping up A LOT.

1930s Fashion Inspiration: Irene Dunne

1930s Fashion Inspiration: Irene Dunne

I love this photo of Irene in a soft, off-the-shoulder, pleated blouse. This is very on-trend right now, and rumor has it that Spring 2017 will be all about layering this kind of top over a simple tank top. The Alexander Wang top pictured below is perfect to do just that. 

9 Classic Hollywood "Spring" Movies to Check Off Your List this Month

9 Classic Hollywood "Spring" Movies to Check Off Your List this Month

Next week marks the official beginning of Spring, so I'm beginning a movie marathon all things flowers and bunnies related. I confess, many of the films below are completely new to me, so I am excited to discover them. Won't you join me on a little garden stroll through the Golden Age of Cinema? 

End of February! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

End of February! Modern headlines from the month served with a Classic Hollywood twist...

Was February a rough month? Romance (or the lack thereof) is complicated. And Valentine's Day can be a dangerous holiday, fraught with self-attacks and bottomless wishing wells. But its never to late to re-commit to loving yourself, ultimately means becoming your happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self. 

In that spirit, grab a glass of wine, kick your legs up, and recover from the most ubiquitous holiday as we enjoy these handpicked stories from the month. They are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Was February a rough month? Romance (or the lack thereof) is complicated. And Valentine's Day can be a dangerous holiday, fraught with self-attacks and bottomless wishing wells. But its never to late to re-commit to loving yourself, ultimately means becoming your happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self. 

 

Classic Hollywood Guide to Amazon's Bestselling Products

Classic Hollywood Guide to Amazon's Bestselling Products

To see what is trending in fashion and beauty you can read your favorite blog or style magazine. Or, if you are curious to see what people are actually buying (not what fashion editors or simply talking about, but what is actually selling) you can go straight to the store -- the Amazon store that is.

I love browsing their Top Sellers section. I find face lotions and curling irons I never knew existed. And because they are massively popular (which usually means good review) I know just about every single one of them is a safe bet. So far this strategy hasn't done me wrong.