Top 20 Chick Flicks for Guys

December 30, 2008 by Anna  
Filed under Entertainment, Tips

I love chick flicks, you love chick flicks....but sometimes it's like pulling teeth just to get your guy to watch a chick flick with you!  I took a poll and these are the top 20 All time Best Chick Flicks that guys totally dig!  If they still try and act macho while watching these movies, they're definitely going to the bathroom to wipe away their tears...you should totally go listen at the door....

In no particular order:

  1. 10 Things I Hate About You
  2. The Notebook
  3. Love Actually
  4. Princess Bride
  5. When Harry Met Sally
  6. A League of Their Own
  7. Titanic
  8. Father of the Bride 1&2
  9. It Could Happen to You
  10. Sleepless in Seattle
  11. Ghost
  12. Twilight
  13. 13 Going on 30
  14. Pretty Woman
  15. Jerry Maguire
  16. Edward Scissorhands
  17. There's Something About Mary
  18. Sex and the City
  19. The Wedding Singer
  20. Sixteen Candles

And there you have it...the Top 20 Chick flicks for Guys!  So pop some popcorn and cuddle up to something you BOTH would enjoy!

Furniture Shopping On a Budget?

December 30, 2008 by Anna  
Filed under Featured, Interior Design

Are you furniture shopping??

Every design project starts with an IDEA of a budget.  You want to get the look of a $30,000 room for less than half the price, right?  Well have no fear; the designer is here!  I used to work for Ethan Allen fine home furnishings and let me tell you, they have nice things.  But, they also have nice things for someone with a fat Louis Vuitton wallet.  If you’re one of those people, great!  Your sofa and room purchase comes with a designer.  Oh yes, they will do a house call and floor plans and set up a whole presentation for you, all complimentary!  You are not required to purchase anything, but don't get into it if you don't intend to buy anything.  Unless the room turned out crazy and your designer is nuts, they’re always willing to go back to the drawing board.  So please consider their time before you waste it.

Now if you have a Louis Vuitton INSPIRED wallet and you want to have the same look as an Ethan Allen room, then I’m here to help!  ZGallerie is a great place to find accessories as well as furniture.  They have the same things or similar items for a much lower price.  As far as furniture, you must know that if you pay less, you’ll probably get less quality.  However, what are you doing to your furniture??

ZGallerie - $149

ZGallerie - $149

Ethan Allen - $439

Ethan Allen - $439

Zgallerie - $1399

Zgallerie - $1399

Ethan Allen - Starting at $1949. Which means by the time you’ve selected your fabric and custom it, it’ll run you about $3000 and up.

Ethan Allen - Starting at $1949. (Which means by the time you’ve selected your fabric and custom it, it’ll run you about $3000 and up).

Things to consider:

  • Both frames are constructed with kiln dried hardwood and engineered wood.
  • Zgallerie offers it with featherblend cushions and that is an upgrade for Ethan Allen.  You have to pay extra for that.  However, it creates a more slouchy look and requires more maintenance with turning your cushions and constant fluffing.  The upside is that it gives you that more relaxed, sink in feel.
  • At Ethan Allen, you can customize and select fabric, trims, cushion options, contrasting pillows, etc.  at Zgallerie, what you see is what you get.  But with the price difference, go with something neutral and pop different colors and patterns around your room.  You’ll get the same design feel and maximize the look of your sofa by evolving your look through accessories.

Dream Light Rain Canopy?

December 28, 2008 by Anna  
Filed under Interior Design

So, I'm redoing my friends bathroom and while doing my research with LUXE Home magazine, I stumbled upon this:

Jaclo.com Dream Light Rain Canopy

Jaclo.com Dream Light Rain Canopy

What is it??  Introducing..... "Dream Light Rain Canopy" on jaclo.com, the new luxury item to your new bathroom!  It is a colorful rainfall shower available in rectangular, square or round shapes that features LED lights that illuminate the falling water in shades of white, blue, amber, red or green. A shower head that sure makes you feel like a millionaire every morning! And if you have $8,500 laying around, help out the recession and get it! You're worth it!

As this is a new item, I haven't found an alternative to this item, but can you say...wow...it is definitely to be admired.

Have you remodeled your bathroom lately? What are your thoughts on this?  Leave a comment!

Tricks for Removing Stains!

December 26, 2008 by Anna  
Filed under Style & Trends, Tips

I recently found this in an H&M Magazine and thought it was so necessary!

It has happened to everyone! Some more than others, but is HAS happened to you at least once! You're lunching with the ladies, you're at a dinner party, you're at a new years bash, you're at a place where you took 2 hours to get ready and you're looking fabulous,...then....you spill wine on yourself, your drunk girlfriend gets lipstick on your dress, that rowdy guy who was in the corner 2 hours ago gets out of hand and spills beer on you....what do you do!? No need to fear, here are a few tips to maintain your fabulousness.

Red Wine:
Hand wash with Club soda - The salt in the soda absorbs the stain while the bubbles lift it! No muss, no Fuss!

Always drink and stain responsibly!

White Wine:
Rinse in cold water or in boiling milk!

Lipstick:
Scrape as much as you can off with a butter knife or a credit card, daub it with a wet wipe then rinse with hot water to remove the oils.

Coffee and Tea:
Daub it with white wine vinegar and then rinse.

Make up:
Sponge it off with a piece of white bread!

Beer:
Rinse in cold soapy water or grab some pure vodka and daub it off.

Oil:
Rub in cornstarch and leave for at least 20 minutes. Brush off with a dry towel. Repeat if necessary. This works best for silk and wool. If you can take the item home and wash it, pretreat it with citrus oil. Gall soap is another solution.

Fruit:
Comes out right away if you pour boiling water on the stain.

Source: H&M winter 08/09, "The Holiday Issue"