Back in March we reported that American Idol star Simon Cowell was installing a private tanning salon in his new $22 million mansion in Beverly Hills. Now the London Daily Mail reports Cowell is finally ready to occupy the lavish 11,550-sq.-ft. estate. Cowell bought the property for $12 million nearly two years ago but razed the original structure. The new modern mansion has 24-ft. tall windows in the living rooms with sweeping views over Los Angeles. Neighbors include Tom Cruise, Madonna, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and Victoria and David Beckham.
"I look out over the Hollywood Hills into my neighbors' gardens," Cowell said in an interview last year. "It's an amazing view." Not good enough to "see into their homes," he noted, "so you can't see them in the shower - but you can see into their gardens. It's great fun. I just like to keep an eye on what is happening." Cowell has described the modern mansion as his "dream home" and has said he's been involved in the design "right down to the doorknobs."
The five-bedroom mansion features a state-of-the-art gym in the basement, a luxury spa complete with wet steam room, a custom-made media room with a marble bar area and plush leather seating for 20, a gallery for Cowell's gold and platinum records and awards, and an indoor lap pool. The property has a separate staff quarters containing a servants' kitchen for Cowell's live-in butler and maid. The pool cabana has a retractable roof, wet bar and changing rooms and there's a putting green at the rear of the property.
Filed under: Jewelry
Today's giveaway is your chance to have something in common with this year's crop of American Idol finalists, a Pennyroyal Silver necklace. The Idol contestants met with Tim Foster of Pennyroyal Silver and each singer designed their own custom piece which was turned into a unique necklace. You can check out the designs on the Pennyroyal Silver website.
Pennyroyal has a deep connection with music. The founder, Tim Foster is a music industry dropout-turned jewelry designer. He specializes in limited edition and custom designs created in pure silver and draws inspiration from his passion for music and the seven years he spent working in the marketing department at a major record company. Small wonder then that the names of Tim's designs are loosely drawn from song titles. The limited edition pieces have a rough and handcrafted feel, jewelry with a rock and roll edge.
Today we are giving away the Through The Keyhole Necklace. The pendant is a limited, numbered edition of 1,000 and is made of pure silver. The pendant is two discs and the keyhole disc slides back and forth across the inscribed disc offering a unique window that changes with movement. It is on a 18 inch sterling silver ball chain with sterling silver findings. In honor of Pennyroyal Silver's music affiliation, leave a comment answering the following question: If your bio were a song title, what would it be?
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* The comment must be left and confirmed before Friday, May,1, 2009 at 5:00PM Eastern Time.
* You may only enter once.
* One winner will be selected in a random drawing.
* One winner will receive the Through the Keyhole necklace valued at $115.
* Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
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For almost a decade Love Our Children USA has been committed to stopping all forms of violence and neglect against children. Their goal is to keep children safe and strengthen families. Programs range from education and advocacy, to raising awareness and financial support for at risk children. One of the fun ways you can help is by supporting their exciting online auctions. This week they are selling 2 front row tickets to the April 14th taping of American Idol ! Bidding starts at $3,750, and proceeds go directly to the Love Our Children programs. Check out all their upcoming auctions here, what a great way to give back and score entry to some A list events!
Filed under: Decor
The Ventura Backless Stool is sleek and modern, outfitted with a metallic colored fiberglass seat and stainless steel swivel base. It is available in twelve colors, so it can easily blend in to most contemporary homes. The shape is meant to cradle your body weight and, despite the fact that it is backless, comfortably support you in the same way as an ergonomic chair. The key selling point of the chair design, aside from its flashy look, is that this design was used for interviews on American Idol. Whether you want a chair because Ryan Seacrest sat in it is up to you, but a more appealing thought is that all your favorite contestants sat there, too. It's too bad that you don't get an Idol with the chair, but it's probably best that it hasn't been branded with the show's name or anything. Price: $79.