Today was huge step forward for gay rights, but some of you may be confused about what the Supreme Court rulings actually mean. Well, today we are breaking it down for you. Also, we are looking at reactions around the country, from Kristen Bell's unexpected proposal to President Obama's surprise phone call from Air Force One to the Prop 8 plaintiffs.
Glee cocreator Ryan Murphy has just listed his Malibu home for $6.995 million. This contemporary, 2,100-square-foot Mediterranean home is absolutely gorgeous, and we'd love to tour it in person. The house's features include a courtyard with a koi pond, an open living room with a fireplace, a chef's kitchen, a lanai, and three en suite bedrooms including a master suite with a fireplace and a soaking tub that looks out onto the Pacific. To say it's dreamy is a bit of an understatement.
The tastefully decorated home has a strong nautical theme, and it's also full of great ideas for decorating for the Summer months. Keep clicking to see photos and to steal some ideas for how you can get this look at your home!
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have just sold the second house in their Hollywood Hills estate for $2.6 million.This second, smaller house, is a generous 4,062 square feet, situated on less than a third of an acre.
The entire compound, which included the Spanish-style home, another house, and a guesthouse, was put on the market over two years ago for $12.5 million. Since that time, the larger home was sold to Jason Statham last year for $7.32 million.
The entire compound features a one-bedroom guest house, a lovely pool, outdoor living and dining areas, and a lushly landscaped yard, full of palms, succulents, and full-grown trees.
Let's take a look at the compound, which is truly a gorgeous piece of real estate!
CasaSugar Community member CourtneyOutLoud has created some of my favorite Lovely Little Vignettes in the community group. When I first saw some of his designs, I thought, I have to learn more about this man! So, ever the snoop that I am, I did some poking around and discovered his wonderful blog, Living Life Out Loud.
It turns out that Courtney is pursuing a career in design and event planning and lives in a very charmingly decorated modern condo in Oakland, CA. It wasn't hard to convince him to let us take a tour of his house, and after seeing it, I am convinced that he has very bright career ahead of him. Come along and take a look!
Photos courtesy of Philipp Striebe
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Kate Middleton and Prince William's first royal visit to North America is underway in California, with their most recent event being the BAFTA awards. Donning Alexander McQueen, Kate looked subtly glamourous hanging with Jennifer Garner, Blake Lively, and Nicole Kidman. Our favorite part of her outfit? Sparkly Jimmy Choo platform heels! Style highlights of Catherine's trip so far: she paid homage to Canada via Canadian-born designer Erdem by wearing two of his dresses; she also donned a red maple leaf fascinator to celebrate Canada Day. She looked totally adorable in a cowboy hat and boots, and fresh in yellow Jenny Packham. While Kate chose a lovely gray Roksanda Ilincic dress for her arrival in LA, she quickly changed into a green silk dress from American designer Diane von Furstenburg for a welcome reception later that day. To get you caught up on Kate Middleton's style choices thus far, click our slideshow to see, and stay with us as we chronicle each outfit of her tour.
The California bill, which also includes a mandate to discuss historically significant people with disabilities, prohibits teaching anything that reflects adversely on gays. Supporters hope including positive gay contributions to history in textbooks and lesson plans will help decrease bullying of gay students and present all kids with a more accurate version of America's past. Those covered in the classroom may include people like George Washington's crucial military adviser Friedrich von Steuben, who fled the country when he was outed as gay.
While some opponents call the bill well-intentioned but ill-conceived, others have gone as far as accusing it of promoting a "homosexual agenda." Republican lawmaker Tim Donnelly said, "I think it's one thing to say that we should be tolerant. It is something else altogether to say that my children are going to be taught that this lifestyle is good."
Do you think requiring public schools to touch on the contributions of gays and lesbians will decrease bullying and improve eduction? Or do you believe teachers and administrators should decide their own curriculum, even if that means some people get left out?
Want to add some California cool to your home, even if you live on the East Coast? Then check out the Trina Turk home collection. With sassy, vibrant colors and graphic prints, fans of her iconic contemporary clothing should be pleased to add pillows, rugs, and other accents to their casas. So even if you're only dreaming about a visit to the West Coast, pretend that you're in Palm Springs with something from the new home collection. Order through Layla Grayce and receive free shipping on your favorite new piece.