Inspiration

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

 

...here's a few more things you may have missed from She Wore Stars!

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.

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. 

 

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

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

Woof! We made it through the first month of 2018. By now we have either stuck to our New Years resolutions or let them fade to black. How did it go fellow resolution-makers? 

January is a month of beginnings -- we are still looking to the year ahead. I hope you don't let that "Happy New Years" energy disappear as we get into February. It's never too late to re-commit to being your best self -- which in my opinion, ultimately means your happiest-get-out-there-and-make-the-world-a-more-awesome-place self. 

The #MeToo Movement: True Success Doesn't Talk, It Cusses

The #MeToo Movement: True Success Doesn't Talk, It Cusses

Have you ever played that game "Would you rather?"

It poses horrible scenarios and forces you to choose between them. For example... would you rather age from the neck up only, or the neck down only? Or... would you rather be really rich or really poor but find true love? 

Well here's a kicker for you...

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

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.