Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey in the 1988 version of Beaches.
Hands up if you used to watch Beaches at every sleepover ever growing up? If you did, thumb's up, if you didn't, call your girlfriends NOW and plan a movie night.
The 1988 Garry Marshall tearjerker starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey about two women who meet in Atlantic City as kids and together navigate all the crap adulthood pulls on you has been remade for Lifetime starring Nia Long and Idina Menzel. The first trailer is out, and yes, there is a new version of "Wind Beneath My Wings."
The movie airs on Lifetime on January 21. And just in case you want a walk down memory lane, here's the trailer for the original. (Keep the Kleenex close by.)
There are two types of people in the world: Those who can watch this 50 Shades Darker trailer with a straight face, and those who can't.
With no judgement either way, here's the brand new teaser for Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson's second round as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, featuring masquerade costumes, helicopters, and approximately one shirtless Jamie Dornan per second. As you might expect from an R-rated film things get NSFW pretty quickly, FYI.
50 Shades Darker hits theatres Valentine's Day 2017.
The Dragonfly Inn. Image by: Gilmore Girls wiki Source: ELLE Canada
If the sleepy Stars Hollow is your vacation inspiration, have we got the place for you: these five inns will make you feel just like you’re staying at The Dragonfly. (Lorelai, Sookie and Michel not included.)
1. SUMMERSIDE INN BED & BREAKFAST Summerside, Prince Edward Island
The Summerside Inn Credits: Summerside Inn B&B
This charming B&B looks like it was plucked right off the streets of Stars Hollow. The gorgeous blue historic house is complete with stained glass windows and a front sitting room perfect for people watching – although we're not sure you'll spy anyone as entertaining as Kirk.
The bustling seaside town is equally as enchanting. Key attractions include the Harbourfront Theatre, a ton of historical sites and a lineup of festivals on the boardwalk. And as a bonus, if you want to pull a Lorelai/Wild moment and decide to take up hiking, the Confederation Trail passes right through town.
Rooms start at $120 per night.
The Summer room. Credits: Summerside Inn Bed & Breakfast
2. LADY MACDONALD COUNTRY INN Canmore, Alberta
The Lady Macdonald Country Inn. Credits: Lady Macdonald Country Inn
The mountains in the background are the only giveaway that you're in Alberta, not Connecticut. The front of this two-storey inn looks exactly like The Dragonfly (except for maybe the colour) and it has a living room that we’re pretty sure could have doubled for the Gilmore’s house.
Life in Canmore is all about the outdoors – it's located in Banff National Park – so think hiking, biking, skiing, wildlife. (Luke would love it.)
Rooms start at $145 per night.
The Lady Macdonald common area. Credits: Lady Macdonald Country Inn
3. HISTORIC DAVY HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Historic Davy House Bed & Breakfast Inn. Credits: Historic Davy House Bed & Breakfast Inn
We don't ever find out where Luke and Lorelai go on their honeymoon, but the Historic Davy House with its lush gardens and gorgeous front porch would certainly be a romantic choice. Included with your stay is a gourmet breakfast made in a kitchen that Sookie would be proud to call her own.
And if you think the B&B is charming, just wait until you see the rest of town — not even Emily would be able to resist exploring the area's many wineries, food tours, local boutiques and the beloved Shaw Festival.
Rooms start at $159 per night.
The Davy House B&B kitchen. Credits: Historic Davy House Bed & Breakfast Inn
4. PHOENIX HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST Stettler, Alberta
Phoenix House Bed & Breakfast. Credits: Phoenix House Bed & Breakfast
This century home is the ideal jump-off point for all of the attractions in Stettler, including provincial parks, historical sites and community events like the annual Art Walk celebrating local artists. (Could you get more Stars Hollow?) For those looking for a loungey vacay, there's always the White Sands beach on Buffalo Lake.
Rooms start at $100 per night.
The Phoenix House living room. Credits: Phoenix House Bed & Breakfast
5. COLBY HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST Sydney, Nova Scotia
Colby House Bed & Breakfast. Credits: Colby House Bed & Breakfast
You may not be able to smell snow like Lorelai, but surely you can imagine how cozy it would be to stay at Colby House in the middle of winter. (I mean, the MacDonald room is so gorgeous with its antique furniture and fireplace mantle that you would think Michel had a hand in the decorating.)
Once here, you'll find that this seaside town has something for everyone: walking tours, a miner's museum, a craft & design center, and the world's largest fiddle. Taylor Doose would be so proud.
Rooms start at $125 per night.
The MacDonald Room. Credits: Colby House Bed & Breakfast
Haute joaillerie, a.k.a. bling as only Chanel can do it.
The delicate scent of wheat will forever remind me of Paris. This summer, Place Vendôme was transformed into one of Coco Chanel’s favourite things: a wheat field. During Haute Couture Fashion Week, the designer’s namesake fashion house commissioned French artist Gad Weil to create an installation of a million painted wheat stalks arranged in lacquered boxes. It was all in celebration of the brand’s latest high-jewellery collection, Les Blés de Chanel.
Coco considered wheat, a universal symbol of prosperity and regeneration, her lucky charm. She had many wheat-inspired pieces in her apartment at 31, rue Cambon, including Salvador Dalí’s “Wheat Ear,” which was a gift from the artist. So it’s fitting that the 62-piece jewellery collection was inspired by the life cycle of the grain, from the young stalks of early spring to the fully formed golden sheaves of harvest season.
The day before the jewellery presentation, I attended the Chanel couture show, where Karl Lagerfeld recreated the real Chanel atelier, complete with the petites mains (the talented couturiers who physically create the collections) working quietly on garments as the models walked past them.
Source: Olivier Saillant
After the show, I chatted with actress and model Hari Nef, a transgender woman who is a muse to many fashion designers. “The industry is hungry for new ways of seeing, new ways of being, but I think couture needs to adapt and move toward inclusivity,” she said. “If I saw anything today, it’s that everyone can relate to beauty.”
Before I left Paris, I walked through Place Vendôme one more time to run my fingers across the tops of the elegant wheat stalks. As they stirred in the breeze, I inhaled their mild perfume and looked across at the Ritz, where Coco used to stay. I imagined her looking out and smiling.
The 18-karat-white-and-yellow-gold “Fête des Moissons” necklace (above) set with a 25-carat intense-yellow diamond, is something right out of a fairy tale.
The 18-karat-white-gold and diamond “Brins de Diamants” ear cuffs (above) would pair well with everything from a white tee to your favourite LBD, as would the 18-karat-white-gold and diamond “Légende de Blé” brooch (below).