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!