Outlander Boston – What’s wrong and what’s right?

Claire Caitroina Balfe and Frank Tobias Menzies in Boston apartment with floral wallpaper

After a very long “Droughtlander”, the Starz series Outlander has finally made it’s return! Based on Diana Gabaldon’s book series,  Outlander Season 3 (based on Voyager, the 3rd book in the series) focuses on the twenty year separation of our two leads – Claire (Caitroina Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) – and how they tried … Read more

Something’s Gotta Give movie set

Way back – 10+ years ago now – I was inspired to start posting about movie set decorating by the then four year old movie Something’s Gotta Give.  I saw it on a flight coming back from Paris (when I went to Maison et Objet) and thought – gosh, that’s a pretty movie set – … Read more

Home Again from Nancy Meyers and Hallie Meyers-Shyer

A new Nancy Meyers produced movie HOME AGAIN (written and directed by her daughter Hallie Mayers-Shyer) is always reason to get excited. First off, they are usually good, frothy fun with a good cast and a nice ending. But more, they usually feature spectacular interiors and settings that have become nearly iconic such as the Beth … Read more

Outlander Paris is always a good idea

So, we’ve hit the end of the first half of Season 2 of Outlander Paris episodes in Starz, and it’s been an exhausting and emotionally draining experience. I expected that I’d be posting recaps and set design commentary after every episode, but found that it was all so gorgeous as to be overwhelming. And, as … Read more

Outlander Swans and Crocs and Versailles, Oh My!

The official title of the 2nd episode of Outlander Versailles and Paris is “Not in Scotland Anymore”, but to take the reference a little further the “Swans and Crocs and Versailles, Oh My!” episode is a feast for the senses and emotions. It’s a kaleidoscope of colors and textures, moving parts and sheer artistry the … Read more

Outlander Both Sides Now

“I’ve looked at love from both sides now…” as the song goes. This weeks 8th episode of Outlander  Both Sides Now marked the “mid-season finale” of Season 1, which won’t return until April with eight more episodes covering Book 1 (also called Outlander) of the now eight book series. Starz has already announced their commitment … Read more

Outlander The Wedding

So, in this week’s Outlander The wedding episode, we finally get to the episode all Outlander book fans have been waiting for. The wedding! It’s an arranged marriage, basically forced upon Claire, in order to make her Scottish and protect her from the evil British Army Captain Randall. (Meanwhile, she still has a 20th century … Read more

Outlander The Garrison Commander

For the most part, Outlander is very much an “outside” story. There’s lots of sleeping rough on the road, horse riding through the Highlands, campfires and buggy roadside inns. In other words, unlike Downton Abbey, there’s not much in the way of fine interiors and “Get that look” opportunities.  So, while I adore the story … Read more

Outlander Witchy Women

In this week’s Outlander witchy women episode, Claire finally gets out of the castle. She doesn’t get too far and is constantly under surveillance, but at least we get to see some other scenery including some beautiful gardens and the in-town (or village as it were) house of Geillis Duncan – one of the only … Read more

Get That Look! The Holiday – LA House

The Holiday LA House Wallace Neff Cameron Diaz Kate Winslet Wisteria

In my previous post on The Holiday, we saw how to get the look of Kate Winslet’s picture book English country cottage. Now, we take a look at the impressive LA home of Cameron Diaz’s character, Amanda, a very successful movie trailer producer. The Holiday LA House Director Nancy Meyers and Production Designer Jon Hutman … Read more

The Holiday movie sets – Get That look!

The Holiday Movie set header

  The Holiday is Nancy Meyers’ romantic comedy from 2006 that is known as much for its set as it is for the stars and story. It’s a sweet story of two professional women, trying to sort out their personal lives by switching homes – a contemporary in trendy LA and a sweet, picture book English … Read more