What comes to mind when you hear the word “Ghostbusters”? For me, it’s four infamous male comedians, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and Hi-C Ecto-Cooler. But come next summer, that’s all about to change.

Paul Feig (you may know him as the director of Bridesmaids) tweeted confirmation that his new version of the 1984 classic is on the way. What’s the big deal? He’ll be switching it up with an all-female cast featuring none other than Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. But the laughs won’t stop there. Expect to also see Saturday Night Live standouts Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon rounding out the foursome.

Just one question remains: who you gonna call? Your girlfriends. Catch the flick with them on July 22, 2016.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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January 29, 2015

Beanbag chairs: the stuff our tween dreams were made of. And now, Alexander Wang has single-handedly made us yearn for the slouchy furniture once again. How? With a high-end leather version for a cool $8,800.

The designer – always chic with a bit of edge – teamed up with Poltrona Frau for a capsule collection boasting two styles of his black leather and brass beanbag chair, as well as a matte leather trunk bar.

It’s official: I’m adding these buttery-soft beauties to my already extensive Alexander Wang wish list.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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January 28, 2015

The one space we all want, yet often overlook? A magazine-worthy closet. No matter the size, from walk-in to hole-in-the-wall, a few clever tweaks can make yours rival that of Sex and the City‘s Carrie Bradshaw. Our Living Editorial Director Nancy shared her top tips with Style Me Pretty, and lucky for you, we have three of them right here. So read up and get to work – that dream closet is just a couple upgrades away.

Editor-Approved Closet Upgrades

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January 27, 2015
Emma Watson starring in a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast? Yes, please. Just yesterday, Disney confirmed that the former wizard and diplomatic warrior will play Belle in the film to be directed by Bill Condon (of Dreamgirls and Chicago fame).While a release date is yet to be announced, production will begin this year. And our magic mirror tells us that Emma in a golden gown is a definite go.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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January 27, 2015

For bedroom décor: Put a spin on the traditional headboard. Try framed wallpaper, a texture-rich woven curtain, or repurposed vintage windows as a design-savvy alternative.

For your sheet storage: The chore of bed-making just got a bit easier. Neatly fold pillowcases and sheets, then wrap sets together with eye-catching fabric (or even an old fitted sheet). Grab from the closet and go.

For a quick clean: Guests on the way? Give your bathroom a five-minute refresh. Wipe off toothpaste stains, drain the soap dish, and flush a bit of toilet cleaner. But skip the shower: mildew is easily concealed with a pull of the curtain.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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January 26, 2015

Perhaps you recognize Serena & Lily‘s print-happy designs. You’ve spent some time flipping through – and coveting everything in – a catalog or two. Or maybe it’s even your go-to home brand. But do you have any idea how it all began? We’ll tell you.

Serena & Lily Bedding Home Brand_rev

Once upon a time in 2003…
Design-savvy Serena Dugan met business maven Lily Kanter. Eight months later, 15 whimsical nursery collections were born.

Celebrity moms? Obsessed.
And so is everyone else. In 2006 the brand is featured – twice – in PEOPLE magazine. By the end of the year, designs are in 600 stores.

Hello, growth spurt.
Grown-up bedding in 2009. Upholstered furniture in 2010. Entertaining musts in 2011. Two retail locations (in San Francisco and the Hamptons). Serena & Lily officially has it all.

Ready to redecorate with confidence? Our Serena & Lily Boutique opens Thursday, January 22, at 3PM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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January 22, 2015

We’re a full week into the new year, and chances are you’ve signed up for the gym or reworked the contents of your fridge. But what about the kitchen as a whole? Here are three things that will help turn healthy resolutions into lifelong commitments.

 

Healthy Kitchen Additions

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January 8, 2015

If you’re an expert at trimming the tree – and we suspect you are – now is the time to apply those decorating skills to your drink menu. Read on for a few garnish ideas to elevate at-home libations. And yes, sampling is encouraged.

Fortune Cookie Garnish

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December 23, 2014

The finishing touch on your dinner spread? It might be in the backyard. Collect pinecones, or if the weather outside is frightful, stop by a craft store instead (most stock them for seasonal projects). Then grab a paintbrush, gold paint, and card stock. In just three steps, you’ll have elegant place card holders for every guest.

DIY Pinecone Place Card Holders

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December 22, 2014

You set out milk and cookies (and even took care to leave carrots for Rudolph). Now that the little ones are asleep? It’s finally time to dress up those gifts. Lucky for you, we have three whimsical ideas to make this year’s holiday a memorable one.

Kids' Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

Add Some Sugar
Weave a candy cane or lollipop into the bow. Better yet, wrap smaller boxes with a candy necklace. Something to open and a tasty treat? Double whammy.

Rope Them In
Tie packages with a jump rope in place of ribbon. They can use it later to burn off some of that excess holiday energy.

Deliver the Goods
Place a small gift in the bed of a toy truck, then steer the pickup under the tree to make a special delivery.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 19, 2014