A Celebrity Style Celebration from Arianna Knows Best

A Summer to Celebrate...Celebrity Style!

Hey, Luvahs.

I'm off on a road trip to the City of Sin to do some sinning. And by sinning I mean eating food that's bad for me and day drinking. But mostly, we'll be closing out the summer with a BIG, FAT BANG over the next two weeks with two upcoming get-aways. We have to get out of this Arizona heat! Even though Las Vegas is about the same temperature but whatev.

So this means I'll be missing my beloved Housewives of New Jersey. And I can't blog about it until I return. I know you are all terribly disappointed by this. And by "you all," I mean the three other RHoNJ lovers that read this blog. Love you guys!

In the mean time, my friend Arianna from Arianna Knows Best is going to let us know how we can make the most of the rest of our summer celebrity style! She's got some great ideas whether you're a high roller or a backyardigan. I don't know about you but I'm always down for a celebration! Check it.
The Summer to Celebrate…Celebrity Style!

         With the arrival of a sparkling new summer, the kids are out of school and we're all excited for hot temperatures, sandy beaches and new memories! At our house, summer isn't always the cool, relaxing abode that's usually associated with the sunshine season!


       Recently, a few girlfriends and I were talking — okay, slightly whining — about why we can't fly off for an adult only vacation. We sat there with our icy drinks, imagining every little detail from the great service to— oh mercy! — The quiet. The enviable peace and quiet!


      By time we finished, we'd outlined what was basically a lush getaway for a celebrity. We decided that this summer we were going to change our ways. No more wishing or daydreaming about soothing getaways and flowing drinks in some exclusive locale. We were going to be our own homegrown celebrities!


Celebrity summer: Private house On An Island

Sure, it's nice when we're able to get away from "everyday life" and travel to our vacation home when we have a long weekend or the kids are on school break, but to own my own island?! While some celebrities throw an all-out soiree anywhere from their own homes to exquisitely luxe clubs, it's the people like Johnny Depp, Tyler Perry, and Leonardo DiCaprio that really have the ultimate breeding grounds for the most fabulous parties of them all. What could be better than chartering a private jet your own private island, and hosting a seriously lavish and decadent bash with all of your nearest and dearest? Not much my friends, not much at all.

Reality summer: House Swap

Yeah, yeah, the majority of us aren't the proud owners of a bazillion foot yacht or a private jet. Don't rub it in. Still, don’t let a little detail like lack of riches hold you back! There's this new thing popping up on the web called “house swapping.” This budget friendly and cozy way to experience new surroundings has families swapping homes all over the world! By avoiding stuffy hotels and high room rates, you are saving money for the more important things… like that fun little souvenir t-shirt you just HAVE to have!


Celebrity summer: Do Something Awards

Finally! An awards show that celebrates the important things in life! Nominees are young people from everyday walks of life who are making a difference in their communities. Celebrity presenters, such as Ben Affleck and Cuba Gooding Jr. have appeared to present winners with $100,000 grants to continue their good deeds!

Reality summer: Volunteer Party

Bottom line, what's the best way to truly have a peaceful, uncluttered summer? Answer: Get the kids out of the house! With a gaze of concerned integrity, encourage your children to make a difference in the community! Take them to centers and programs and let them see what positive opportunities are available. Create a team name; get customized t-shirts and pull together for a community-enhancing project. Clean parks, help at an animal shelter or collect goods for a food bank. Make sure they're involved in the decision. It will feel less like a chore. Celebrate successful finishes with ice cream sundaes!

Celebrity summer: Maria Menunous Celebrates 35 With a Luau!

TV host Maria Menounos recently rang in her 35th birthday surrounded by friends, family, and ... a boa constrictor? Known for throwing some wild parties, Maria put together a luau themed event complete with leis, surfboards, and exotic animals. Celebrity guests such as Kris Jenner, Derek Hough, and Adam Shankman, were treated to birthday toasts with Patron Tequila. Crossing my fingers that I look half as amazing as Maria when I turn 35!

Reality Birthday Party: Paradise in Your Backyard

Instead of something like a traditional luau, give your guests a completely different and exotic theme! Look for exciting new cultures like Grecian and Moroccan. It's a great chance to expose yourself and others to international cuisine that you otherwise might not have ever heard of. Decorate with lanterns, colored vases in unique designs and styles, put out cultural trinkets and play some of that culture's traditional music. Have a memorable time transporting friends and family to another country without spending all that money to get on a plane and stay in expensive hotels!


Arianna is a full-time mom and a fashion-lover, world traveler, animal lover, and family woman extraordinaire. She loves to cook and bake, travel to new places, share great fashion finds, and spend time doing crafts and projects at home with her kids. She’s got a crazy busy life, but she wouldn’t have it any other way! Follow her blog at http://ariannaknowsbest.blogspot.com/!



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