Friday, January 18, 2019

Crushing On Meryl Streep

Movie trivia {biased} fact: every movie that Meryl Streep and/or Tom Hanks is in is basically guaranteed to be a great movie. Last night I was watching Julie & Julia and I completely feel in love with Meryl Streep all over again. She can steep into a role so seamlessly and truly transform into her characters. It seriously blows my mind that when Meryl Steep first started acting she was told she was ‘too ugly’ to play a part… I mean, seriously!? I bet that producer kicks himself every time he sees her in a movie. 
Since it’s Friday and it is supposed to snow {fingers crossed}, and since everyone loves Meryl Streep, here is a roundup of some of my favorite movies, featuring no other than Ms. Streep herself!

The Devil Wears Prada// Meryl Streep took on the role of Miranda Priestly so perfectly. I would have been shaken in my shoes if I were Andrea. 


Mamma Mia// Is it just me or did it kind of annoy anyone else that the older Donna didn’t have a bigger role in the second Mamma Mia? Regardless, loved both movies! The music and choreography is bound to put anyone in a good mood. 



It’s Complicated// This is such a great rom-com! Random, but was 2009 really 10 years ago… I love all the characters in this movie. Not to mention that Meryl Streep’s character has such a beautiful house. Honestly, sometimes I watch this movie just so I can see the house. 



Julie And Julia// Okay, 2009 was a good year for movies, apparently. What happened to all of the sweet, cute, feel good movies anyways? This movie hit the spot the other night. Other than the fact that Julie’s character was acting like 30 is old… 



The Iron Lady// I am such a fan of historical movies and anything that has to do with Britain. Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Margaret Thatcher was incredible. 



The Post// Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks are both in this movie. Need I say more?

Thursday, January 17, 2019

I Heart Everything

It used to annoy me, but now I completely embrace the fact that from Halloween till about Easter stores are in a continuous transition from one holiday to the next holiday. There is always something to be excited for, and even if it is a bit too early to actually decorate it is still fun to browse about!
Kate Spade was able to take the entire month of February and package it into the most perfect thing ever. Pink, red, and hearts? Yes, please!

Monday, January 14, 2019

5 Out-Of-The-Box Wedding Venue Ideas

Personally, when it comes to weddings and anything really I am a traditionalist. I love the tradition of things and a light and airy feel to everything; pinks, blues, and whites, please! Needless to say that my wedding will probably be predictable, but hey, you gotta go with what you like, after all, isn’t that why they make chocolate and vanilla ice cream?

For every few traditionalist out there, there are at lest at couple non-traditionalist out there who want a completely off the wall wedding, something that they haven’t seen before, or maybe something just a little wacky that fits their personalities perfectly. For today’s guest post Peter Minkoff is sharing five out-of-the-box wedding venue ideas! 
Not every couple wants the beach wedding or the extravagant ballroom event with six hundred people and a string quartet. Luckily for the quirky, unorthodox, and the curious, there are many options that include none of the abovementioned scenarios and that may actually resonate with your extraordinary taste. 
Whether you’re a nature lover, a party animal, or a wine connoisseur, you can find a splendid wedding spot on just about every continent, so that you can choose the setting of your special day and recreate your lifelong wedding dreams!

1.     A Beauty and the Beast-worthy venue

No, this time, we’re not referring to the Palace of Versailles-kind of venue, the enormous fountains, or the decorative greenery as far as the eye can see. This time, we’re focusing on the library Bell fell in love with! Yes, it’s quite possible to source out libraries where you can get married to your loved one and commemorate your special day surrounded by your passion for reading. 
Baltimore may not seem like the most exotic of destinations for such an occasion, but the John Hopkins University’s own library does make for a truly historic spot for a wedding. George Peabody Library is a beautiful gem, and the impressive 300,000-volume collection is more than enough to turn your wedding into a truly solemn occasion.

2.     A craft brewery for beer lovers


A refined palate deserves an equally refined place for this beautiful ceremony, and there’s no match for the likes of Australia’s finest craft regions such as Margaret River. This is where you’ll come across the most exquisite, locally-produced wines, liquor, and beer, which will only add to the authentic feel of your wedding menu.
For example, some of the finest craft beer in Margaret River can be found in the Caves Road Collective venue, which is even more enchanting due to their lake and lovely gardens, thus a favorite among couples looking for a perfect tie-the-knot setting. Rest assured, their food is as delicious as their beer, so your guests will be as pleased as yourself!

3.     Animal lovers front and center

There are a few different ways you can celebrate your love for animals of all kinds, but Cameron and Carolyn represent a unique example– they united their love for one another with the desire to raise awareness for animals in need, so they got married in a pet shelter!
Then again, you can also pick a zoo or an aquarium, where the animal caretakers and the zoo managers can help you determine the best spot for the ceremony. Wedding photos with your favorite animal in the background and sipping on wine with exotic parrots chirping surely make for a memorable way to get hitched.  

4.     Making new memories amidst historic artefacts 


In addition to libraries, many museums and galleries also offer the same stunning atmosphere of elegance and creativity to your wedding plan. In case you’ve had your first date in one, or you share a love for fine art, you can definitely celebrate your love in a cultural institution such as Museum van Loon in Amsterdam– a crown jewel of many timeless venues you can choose from.
If you get married during the warmer months of the year, you can even take your party outdoors into the gardens which are as mesmerizing as the entire 17th-century building. 

5.     Recreating The Little Mermaid vibes

While we’re on the subject of taking a plunge, you can quite literally do just that to commemorate your once-in-a-lifetime event! There are numerous venues that provide perfect underwater wedding ceremonies, together with your diving equipment and a setting of exotic marine creatures casually attending your event.
This takes the beach wedding idea to a whole new level, allowing you to turn it into an adventure that will not just take place on the coast, but offshore as well. You can also choose to continue your celebration on a cruise as opposed to a classic beach-side restaurant, but the ceremony itself will get its special venue to start the new chapter of your life with a splash.
The world is far too bewildering and beautiful to stick to the classic and the clich├ęs of wedding ideas. Take your time to plan this special day, and make sure to find the venue that reflects your future marriage and your relationship the best!


Thursday, January 10, 2019

5 Celebrity Cosmetic Treatments On Trend Right Now

What is it about celebrities that is so intriguing? We all hate to admit it, but we all are always curious about which celebrities have had a little ‘work’ done, who’s dating who, what the mystery babies gender is, and so on. Today on the blog Tilly is guest posting and is sharing the top five cosmetic celebrity treatments on trend right now.  
Starting this article could never be possible without asking yourself the question ‘’Who even cares about what cosmetic treatment which celebrity chose to have’’ but then again it would be quite selfish and unfair to say that we don’t actually care about that. After all, celebrities are not there only to provide good songs and great movies, but to also give us something to talk about and thus make our lives just a tiny bit more interesting. Now, celebrities and cosmetic treatments have quite a rich history, so trying to decide which 5 cosmetic treatments are the most popular and on trend right now is quite a challenging task, but here we are – these are the trendiest cosmetic treatments that celebrities underwent, so if you really want to look like your fave celeb these are the procedures to have in mind:

Breast augmentation
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic treatment that has been quite popular for at least two decades now, the only difference being that it’s not a taboo topic anymore. It’s not only the bad girls of the industry such as Pamela Anderson or Tara Reid who underwent this procedure, as there are plenty of “girls next doorwho chose to enlarge their breasts, such as Kate Hudson, Taylor Swift or even Angelina Jolie. Breast augmentation is everywhere around us, making it definitely the most popular cosmetic treatment both among celebrities and unknown women.

Microblading
The previous two years were definitely the years of the brows as the brow game really reached new heights (Cara Delevingne, are you the culprit?). Thousands and thousands of women all around the world are opting for this procedure, including celebrities such as Victoria Beckham or Mila Kunis. Now, if you want to undergo this procedure which is totally safe, make sure to find the best artist. Try to find someone who completed the top-quality Phi Brows training in Dalas or of any other major USA city – they are very experienced and know what they’re doing. This is definitely a procedure you want to keep your eye open for as it’s becoming more and more popular.

Botox

Times have certainly changed – it seems that in the past it was enough for a woman to enter a certain age in order to opt for Botox, but according to Dr Jason Emer, nowadays there are more and more guys and young people who are doing their lips and getting botox as prevention. Make sure that you choose a great plastic surgeon if you opt for this step as you don’t want to be a guest on “Botched” – you can always try to find the contact of Julia Roberts’ or Julianne Moore’s plastic surgeon. Those guys really did a great job.

Lip fillers
There are many celebrities who never admitted they had plastic surgery but only lip injections – one of them being the almighty Kylie Jenner (but it seems that the whole Kardashian/Jenner family opted for this procedure). This means that introducing lip fillers into your life is not a taboo topic – and why would it be? If you are not satisfied with the way your lips look, you can always find the right person to change them. Good lip fillers will be able to change the entirety of your face, so it’s your job to find the perfect shape of lips for your face type. 
Buttocks Sculpting
Finally, let’s talk about buttocks. The booty is one of the most important parts of the body in this very moment (Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez even have a song called “Booty”), and the bigger your booty is, the better. There’s a catch, though – no celebrity will admit that they underwent the buttocks sculpting procedure. However, there are those celebrities who are rumored to have enlarged their booties, such as Cardi B, Heidi Montag or Blac Chyna. Bottom line – if you are not satisfied with your behind, go ahead and choose buttocks sculpting as your next cosmetic procedure, but if you want to be modern make sure you deny such accusations!

As you can see, celebrities are regular people who undergo certain cosmetic procedures, so is it really important? Be as it may, they make cosmetic procedures a bit less taboo, so we can finally choose whichever we want without feeling guilty!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Pretty Girls Can't Be Successful???

Every now and then I like to zone out and watch a mindless guilty pleasure show; I mean who doesn’t? FreeForm is the main source of a lot of my past and present guilty pleasure shows: Pretty Little Liars {why did it have to end?!}, Young & Hungry, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, The Fosters, Switched at Birth – you’re probably starting to get the idea now… Tonight I was watching one of FreeForm’s new series, Good Trouble, a spin off of The Fosters. 

In the first episode Callie starts her job as a law clerk and Mariana starts her new job at a tech company. Now, if you have seen The Fosters, you know that Marina is a bit on the superficial side. Anyhow, so Marina seeks out another woman who works at the tech company and basically asks her what does it take to be successful? And one of the advice points was to dress differently so she would be taken seriously… 
Now, I get that there are different levels of professionalism and different fields call for different sorts of dress. But the comment that was made on a show whose key audience is probably between 13 and 20 just rubbed me the wrong way. Seriously, what kind of message is ‘you need to be dress plain and dull yourself down a bit’ to send out to impressionable girls and young woman in that age range? Lately it seems that the media in general has been putting an emphasis on a woman’s appearance even to the point of a movement that has developed over the years to do a way with Disney Princesses…

Now, I am all for women’s rights, but the thing that gets on my nerve with women’s movement is that somewhere along the line it can turn into too much about a girl/woman’s appearance. Isn’t shaming a girl for being put together just as bad as shaming a girl for being too plain?

When building girls up, the message that seems to get lost in translation is who you are on the inside is projected on the outside. In my experience and in any situation the people who are nice, thoughtful, caring, funny, smart etc. are the ones that seem to become more attractive over time. It’s someone’s personality and view of the world and how they carry themselves that matters, and it’s what on a person’s heart that is eventually projected outward. It’s not in a shade of lipstick or if you are a dress or pants type of a girl that really matters. 

At the end of the day in order to be happy, people need to stay true to their authentic selves whether that means taking the time in the morning to do your makeup because it makes you feel good or just having a 3 minute morning routine because you are a no fuse person. Once you start going down a path of trying to fit into a mold that’s not you, that’s when you start losing a sense of happiness, and what is life without happiness? And what is better in life than being confident in the person you are?