End of December! Modern Headlines from the Month Served with a Classic Hollywood Twist

Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say, may your days be merry and bright!

We have had way too much fun this month. Well, my idea of fun anyway. For example, I think we must have seen at least two live-theatre adaptation of A Christmas Carol. I absolutely adored Irving Berlin's White Christmas stage production in Long Beach. I am going to blaspheme and say I was almost more entertained by the stage play than by the film! I know. I know.

December is a month of endings and beginnings -- we are looking at the past year, the dreams that came true and the ones that didn't, and we are hoping and planning for even better things next year. But today, I hope you will find peace and calm in the beautiful moments with the ones you love. 

I hope this day finds you steeped in beauty, joy, and plenty!

In the meantime, enjoy the stories that inspired me this month, including a little bit of ...

DIY WALKING TOURS, Audrey Hepburn Eyebrows, and lawsuits over marilyn monroe themed cakes

First of all, I would be remiss to express my sadness at the passing of cinema great, Kirk Douglas. RIP, Spartacus!

Next time you are in Los Angeles, take the time to do this self-guided tour from Detour. Narrated by Charlie Chaplin's grandkid. No kidding. 

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I am fascinated by the obsession with Meghan Markle. But even more fascinated by the obsession with her eyebrows. Here's the story on her Audrey inspired makeover.

I get excited about restoration projects, like this one of Hollywood’s Earl Carroll Theatre.

I don't know if this really happened, but if it is this is hilarious. True, the cake doesn't look like Marilyn Monroe, but it is kinda funny. 

So there's a new trend in the anti-aging movement. This time it is a gin. I'm not kidding. "Anti-aGin" claims to distill its spirits using collagen. Well. Why not, I guess? 

Speaking of imbibing.... if you live in one of the following cities, listen up: New York City · San Francisco · Hong Kong · Los Angeles · Miami · Dallas · Austin · New Jersey · Phoenix · San Diego?

Here's the deal. Sick of spending $14 on ONE cocktail, but still want to go out? That's ME. Then you should try Hooch. We found it by accident at local mainstay "The Idle Hour" (where you can imbibe inside a kitschy whiskey barrel shaped building, its cool, anyway...) because someone on Yelp mentioned asking about getting your first cocktail for free. We felt dumb asking. But we are so glad we did! You basically get a free cocktail EVERY DAY at participating bars around town. And some of these bars are NICE, we're talking "we would have paid $16 for that fancy cocktail" nice. The subscription costs $9 a month, but you can get the first month for 99 cents using this promo code: drunkrabbits

In other news...

Is anyone else kinda obsessed with that commercial for State Farm where the cute little couple are remodeling their home? The singer croons "I love you, a bushel and a peck, and bushel and a peck but you make my heart a wreck!" That singer is none other than one of my favorites, Doris Day. :) 

...and a few things you may have missed from She Wore Stars!

Doing a lot of entertaining this holiday season? Don't forget to sign up for The Cocktail Adventure! You will be able to whip up a cocktail or two at home without embarrassing yourself. It's fun. Maybe a little too fun.

xoxo -- Steffi