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

Are flowers busting out everywhere near where you live? I have been noticing them creeping up all over the cement jungle of Downtown LA. Secret spots such as the Lillian Disney memorial garden at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, or the Japanese temples in Little Tokyo offer great respite.

These "blooms busting out all over" have been thinking a lot about flowers and the role they play in films, from Easter Parade to Rebecca. I love this sentiment from Emma Stone: 

The end of 'City Lights' makes me cry every time I see it - when Charlie Chaplin walks by the shop window and the once-blind girl brings him a flower and pins it to his lapel. 

Let's appreciate these little gifts that bust out every year in cinematic splendor. We tend to go about our busy lives without appreciating the little things in nature. So this month, let's make it a goal to take time to do that -- to be our happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self. 

In that spirit, grab a bundle of flowers from the nearest farmers market, pop them in a vase as you kick up your feet and  enjoy these handpicked stories from the month. They are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

COCKTAILS ACROSS AMERICA, MARILYN MONROE'S HAMPTON COTTAGE, & QUEEN RANIA IN GRACE KELLY-ESQUE TWEED

Queen Rania of Jordan just stepped out in Grace Kelly-esque tweed. You will love this look! 

The love between Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is iconic, but her love for her 2nd husband seems to be just as fiery if these letters tell us anything. 

Grace Kelly's childhood home has been fully restored. 

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable's home is on the market. I want, I want!!! 

Looking for your next getaway destination? This vacation home where Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller once vacationed is up for rent. 

Audrey Hepburn's pearl earrings are up for auction!!!

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That's all for now, folks!

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xoxo -- Stefanie

 

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