It’s Monday Funday Time, 3rd Edition!

It’s Monday once again, our dear Stiletto-istas, and that means one thing: Monday Fundays! Where The Bamboo Stiletto combines her obsessions for to-die-for beach houses/holiday homes, addiction to the movies/TV and celebrity gossip, all into one single fun post!

Did you figure out the answer to last week’s Monday Funday pop quiz ? We asked for the name of the blonde Hollywood actress who became a rom-com star after headlining three of the late Nora Ehpron’s biggest blockbusters and whose envy-inducing Martha’s Vineyard beach house we managed to get a peek into, courtesy of Elle Decor. One of our readers wrote in with the correct answer…yay! yes, it’s Meg Ryan, of course!

Actress Meg Ryan relaxes outside her sophisticated yet homey beach house in Martha’s Vineyard

This week, we’re going to test your Hollywood movie trivia skills once again as we visit the set of one of The Bamboo Stiletto’s favourite Nancy Meyer films. Director Nancy Meyer seems to have specialized in making movies featuring production sets of the most gorgeous homes for us to drool over.

For instance, how many of you can remember the house from the Steve Martin classics “Father of the Bride” and its sequel “Father of the Bride II” when they added the baby’s nursery into the house? How about something more recent, like the house from that hilarious Meryl StreepAlec Baldwin starrer, “It’s Complicated“? I can’t remember the exact details of the movie or if Meryl Streep ended up with her rogue ex Alec Baldwin or promising new romance Steve Martin, but dear me in heaven, do I remember her beautiful Santa Barbara ranch-style Mediterranean!

In today’s Monday Funday, browse through the beautiful pics of this divine Hamptons beach house below – and tell me if you recognize which movie it comes from (all images courtesy of another The Bamboo Stiletto addiction, the Hooked on Houses blog):

the charming living room, so stylish it warranted a feature in “Architectural Digest” magazine

here’s another look at that living room, with lights dimmed during an evening storm

such a cozy dining room!

love, love, love this reading nook in the library…sail away, sail away, sail away…

THE showpiece in the house…I mean, this kitchen is just a stunning beaut!

the main character’s master bedroom, with the gorgeous bay windows framing her cute little home office, where she works as a writer. when Herr Hubby & I watched this movie and I saw this home office, I told him: “that’s what I want to do for the rest of my life, write and work from home…and I want a home office like that to do it in.” he patted my hand & said: “then you shall have it, my love.” hahahaaaa!

By now, you may have recognized the house already and may be racking your brains for the movie’s title. Soooooo…to make it easier, it is only the beginning of the week after all and we don’t want to frazzle you too much, here’s a photo of the movie’s main stars and a short plot synopsis below:

Divorced writer Diane Keaton and notorious playboy bachelor Jack Nicholson “Meet Cute” at her Hamptons beach house when he is invited to be her daughter’s weekend date then unexpectedly extends his visit due to a heart attack while on premises. He convalesces in her guestroom while daughter (the always cute Amanda Peet) heads back to Manhattan and his hunky heart specialist (played with heartthrob soulfulness by Keanu Reeves) seems to be showing special interest in the lady of the house. As Jack and Diane spend more time together in the house and on the beach while he recovers, all kinds of comical and romantic “complications ensue”, as they say in screenplay lingo.

Have you figured out the title of this romantic comedy yet??? Let us know…for our 3rd edition of Monday Fundays! C’mon, don’t be shy, we would LOVE to hear from you 🙂

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It’s Time for Monday Funday, 2nd Edition!

Hey gals & guys, welcome to the 2nd edition of Mondays Fundays – where The Bamboo Stiletto combines her obsessions with beach houses/holiday homes and the movies/TV and her guilty pleasure for celebrity gossip, all into one single fun post!

Last week’s Monday Funday was a huge success as I heard back from several readers in the Comments section. Yes, the correct answer for last week’s fun quiz was the TV show “Revenge” and apparently, a lot of you are as hopelessly hooked as I am! Now we all have to wait until summer is over and the new season debuts in the fall, before we can all get our “Revenge” fix again. Sigh! It’s going to be a looooong summer, dontcha think???

did you watch the season finale of “Revenge”? spoiler alert! do you think Victoria Grayson is dead? we hope not…we LOVE Madeleine Stowe!

This week, Monday Funday pays a tribute of sorts to one of The Bamboo Stiletto’s favourite writers, who, sadly for us, passed away at the age of 71 due to cancer last week. Nora Ephron was responsible for some of our favourite movies over the years, including “Sleepless in Seattle”, “You’ve Got Mail”, “Heartburn” and what I still consider to be the best romantic comedy of all time, “When Harry Met Sally”. Consider this monologue below and tell me that writing like THAT doesn’t make your heart melt:

I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible,” – Harry Burns (Billy Crystal), “When Harry Met Sally”, 1989

A Hollywood actress who worked in three of Nora Ephron’s biggest hits and who became known to all of us as the quintessential rom-com sweetheart of the ’90s, chose Martha’s Vineyard to be her holiday home base, where she could spend quality time with her two children. So, from the Hamptons last week, this week we’re off to Martha’s Vineyard, that absolutely picturesque holiday island off the coast of Massachussetts which makes me automatically think of sailboats, ice cream cones, picnic blankets and clambakes.  Not many people may know that the shark horror classic “Jaws” was filmed there (although the town called “Amity” in the film actually does not exist).

This star’s stylish yet homey holiday house was featured recently in Elle Decor and we can all swoon over the gorgeous rooms here:

the living room…lots of white on white, makes it look very clean & modern.love the tall windows, ceiling lighting feature & the fireplace!

hello, country style kitchen.check out that imposingly beautiful kitchen table. had me at hello…

don’t you love the A-shape sloping ceiling of the dining room? the metal letters spelling out “flowers” add a whimsical touch.

simplicity reigns in the all-white breakfast nook.

so many things to “heart” in the master bedroom, from the wooden storage chest at the foot of the bed, the ceiling, mirrors, to the bed itself. somehow nautical, reminded me of a very solid, comforting ship.

though she uses a lot of white-on-white treatments throughout the house, like in this guestroom, somehow it doesn’t make me feel cold. rather, I feel she succeeded in making it stylish yet homey.

i really like the vintage pendant lights…in fact, glance through all the pics & note how lighting fixtures are all unique & interesting.

and isn’t this bath simply divine??? with a bath like this, I would be soaking in there for hours, until I’ve turned into a prune!

That ends our tour of this Hollywood actress’ fabulous beach house in Martha’s Vineyard.

Here’s a couple more Monday Funday clues for you: she was married for a long time to actor Dennis Quaid whom she later divorced amidst rumours of an affair with a co-star, Australian actor Russell Crowe. Her signature tousled blonde locks, button nose, mega-watt smile and air of insecure vulnerability was what made all of us fall in love with her during three of her biggest film blockbuster romantic comedies, all written by Nora Ephron.

Can you guess the name of this Hollywood actress??? It’s Monday Funday so just have fun, let me know in the Comments below!

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