GAL APPROVED Weekend: Hot (Movie) Hotels, One Sweet Bag and Loft’s Fall Collection!

By   |   April 27, 2012   |   Entertainment, Gal Approved

SEE. Maggie Smith and Judi Dench lead an all-star cast of British senior citizens who get less then they bargained for when they check into a what turns out to be the real “Hotel California.”┬á It’s the last resort, so to speak, for seniors. These lovable AARP members┬á can’t afford to retire in Britain, so they end up in an Indian luxury retirement community that fails to deliver the promise of “affordable luxurious residences and health care.” ┬á What the movie does deliver is a funny heartwarming look at retirement through the eyes of an Indian hotel owner and a group of British seniors. There’s mystery, romance and yes, sex — with and without Viagra. It’s refreshing story telling with wonderfully compelling characters that you will love, hate and empathize with. See It, Skip It or Rent It? The DivaGals say: See it! Opens May 4.

SEE 2. The Five-Year Engagement is a story about procrastination and how it impacts a couple and those around them. Emily Blunt and Jason Segel star in this romantic comedy that is a little darker than most. The sub plots and family members are fun to watch and story is layered and nicely woven. Now we love Emily Blunt and Jason Segel, but not as a couple. Jason is not your typical leading man which we like, but his quirkiness doesn’t quite work with Emily’s droll demeanor. (We know that he makes Michelle Williams happy, and that’s what counts) The message? A precautionary tale to NOT wait five years to get married! See It, Skip It or Rent It? DivaGals Say: Rent It! Opens nationwide today.

RELAX. Back problems bothering you? Not anymore! Backjoy promises and it delivers! This fun little device took the strain and pressure off my shoulders and helped me relax. It’s the perfect gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day and people who spend long hours hunched at their desk. It’s described as “a portable back orthotic that relieves and prevents back pain by automatically correcting sitting posture”┬á Check out how it works and buy for $39.99 at Duane Reade on online at


TECH. How do I tote my precious iPad3 around? Wells this is where Luxe Gal gets her “pink groove” with the Shoulder Bag from the Alexander Girard Collection. It fits everything a design-savvy girl-about-town needs when she’s on the goΓÇöand adds a welcome burst of color to the usual NYC black attire. This neoprene bag stretches to fit more than just the essentials, so my iPad is not alone in there ever (hello, NYC walking shoes!). Luckily, there’s a little inside pocket to grab my essentials. Lovely! Retails for $52.99.

FILE. The Fall Preview collection from LOFT? We knew you’d want a peek now! We’re loving the throwback to the sixties and seventies style with printed sheath dresses and A-line skirts decked out with buttons. Toss on this fabulous striped coat and you’ll be channeling Ali MacGraw in no time! Look for the new line to be in stores and online in August. Click on our Facebook page to check out more of the new offerings.

photo credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures, Universal Pictures




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