Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander on Starz

For twenty years I’ve been reading, and rereading, Diana Gabaldon’s epic adventure series “Outlander”. They are, as I like to describe them, “bodice ripping, time traveling, romantic historical fictions, filled with warrior poets in a kilt, a take charge heroine, blood, guts, gore and more.” Really, they defy easy description. This is not just chick … 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

Get That Look! The Holiday English Cottage

The Holiday English cottage Kate Winslet England country

The Holiday (2006) is Nancy Meyers’ latest romantic comedy 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

Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander S1E12 “The Laird Returns” aka Lallybroch

At long last, Lallybroch! In the books and television show, we hear Jamie wax rhapsodic about his home and estate Lallybroch. He hasn’t been home in four years and at long last, bedraggled and anxious, he returns with his bride Claire (who was just on trial for witchcraft). The book describes the house as such: … Read more

Silver Screen Surroundings: Outlander, S1E10 “By The Pricking of My Thumbs”

At long last “Droutlander” is over. Starz network’s production of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” book 1 took a very long mid-season break (5+ months) and finally returned last week. (hence the term “Droughtlander” to those missing their fix of the tales of Claire Randall Fraser (20th century English nurse) and Jamie Fraser (18th century Scottish warrior). … Read more