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Celeb Lux Life: Inside Look At Private Jets

This blog covers the celeb lifestyle and red carpets, and Privatte jet travel, which believe it or not, is becoming more accessible to the general public.

Through Uber-like services and competitive rates, more people than ever before can experience the convenience, comfort, and luxury of taking off on a jet plane to destinations either near or far for business and pleasure.

While your experience chartering your “own” course with a private service will be nothing to sneeze at, the owners of these private jets are taking the term “luxurious’’ to a whole new stratosphere.

Let’s take a private look inside six of the most luxurious private jets

  1. Boeing 747-8 VIP jet

Is it rude to have a better plane than the President of the United States?

Despite the original $367 million price tag, the owner of a Boeing 747-8 VIP jet added another $200 million in amenities to create the equivalent of a mansion in the sky.

No worries, as the Gulfstream G650ER with its humble price tag of just $66.5 million is perfect for those small group jetaways of 8 passengers or less.

With a palatial dining room, big screen televisions throughout and a “master suite with magnificent views of the changing sky,” flying in the current Air Force One model may seem like a step down to a low-rent district in aviation.

There were similar feelings with the powers that be. With plans to retire the two Boeing 747-200s that are the current Presidential ride, the 747-8’s are next in line. However, taxpayers should not collectively clutch their chests and wallets. The Air Force saved significantly on costs by buying the jets from the bankrupt Russian airline Transaero.

2. Gulfstream G650E

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Perhaps being the owner of a $500 million private jet that when flown commercially can accommodate 467 passengers is a little over the top for your modest needs.

Flying at a maximum speed of Mach 0.90, this flagship of the Gulfstream fleet can take you from Los Angeles to Geneva in 10.5 hours.  That’s about three hours faster than a commercial flight!  But unlike a commercial flight, you can use a smartphone app to control your custom cabin.

3. Pilatus PC-24

Considered to be one of the world’s best private jets, the Pilatus PC-24 is the epitome of both versatility and comfort.

Often referred to as the “penthouse of the skies,” this little jewel’s price tag of $8.9 million is, in comparison to the other jets on our list, hardly a king or queen’s ransom. As the world’s first Super Versatile Jet, it is in a class of its own and is able to land on short dirt runways as easily as it does on the strips of airports such as O’Hare or Heathrow.

The flexibility also means that you have an additional 880 airports in which you can touch down, meaning that convenience and luxury are not mutually exclusive.

4. Airbus 380

From a Turkish bath to a concert hall with a grand piano, we once again up our game to the Airbus 380 that was once owned by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal al-Saud. Just as an aside, when the Prince decided to sell his jet in 2013, it was reported that he used the proceeds to “expand his investments in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.”

Now you may be wondering how one can fit a concert hall into a private plane? The A380 commercial model can accommodate up to 800 passengers. Due to the aircraft failing to gain sustainable traction within the commercial industry, production will cease in 2021. Fortunately for the A380, it is becoming a favorite for private owners.

Given its size – it is hailed as being the largest commercial airplane ever built and is an interior designer’s dream for any client with a princely purse.

5. Boeing 787 Dream Jet

The Boeing 787 Dream Jet is the pinnacle of luxury and exclusivity. At a cost of $70,000 an hour to rent, you can see why some use the word “exclusive” when talking about this private jet.

Part of its appeal, beyond its 20 hours of uninterrupted flying time, is its spacious dining rooms and sleeping quarters which are more reminiscent of a luxury cruise liner than an airplane. Now we know where the saying, “it’s the only way to fly” originated.

6. Bombardier Global 7500

Learjet, a Canadian company, was the very first aircraft manufacturer to build private jets. The first Learjet took-off in 1963, and while the competition has become fierce since those early days, the company now owned by Bombardier is still a brand to be reckoned with.

Giving testimony to this is the Bombardier Global 7500.

If we are talking about luxury, the master bedroom is so fancy it is worthy of its, “stateroom” moniker. The fact that there are quarters for the crew too means that your private jet is truly “private.”

Air Style

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder so choosing the six most luxurious jets in the world today is no easy task.  

These jets take into account the diverse tastes and requirements of the most discriminating of travelers to give you a glimpse into how the world’s rich and famous traverse the globe.

Inside Vanessa Bryant’s Baby Shower for Baby Girl #4

Vanessa Bryant celebrated her Mother’s Day weekend with a baby shower to welcome the addition of her latest princess to the Bryant family.

In family photos of the event posted by Bryant and her famous Los Angeles Lakers retired basketball player husband Kobe Bryant, pink white and gold balloons, butterfly ornaments and pink rose florals in white box vases can be seen in front of a green shrub wall.

“Happy Mother’s Day @vanessabryant,” the NBA legend captioned a photo of his family at the baby shower. “We love you and thank you for all that you do for our family. You are the foundation of all that we hold dear.”

Vanessa took time to pose with her mom at the event.

The 4-time mom-to-be wore a stunning pink bump-hugging, long sleeve off the shoulder dress which looked fab with her neutral baby pink nails, and soft blush makeup, her hair in loose cascading ringlets.

The couple are parents to three girls: 16-year old Natalia Diamante, 13-year old Gianna Maria-Onore and 2-year old Bianka Bella.

They announced they were expecting their fourth child on New Year’s Day, another girl.

The Normal Name Kim Kardashian May Give Baby #4, as seen at her CBD Baby Shower

In California, where marijuana is legal, Kim Kardashian West hosted a baby shower for the impending arrival of her 4th child via surrogacy with a CBD-themed party.

CBD, an extract from marijuana plants, is used for a lot of things including to soothe anxiety, ease pain, relax muscles and more but unlike real weed, it doesn’t give users the same psychoactive high.

Guests sat on the ground and had “sound baths” and made special flower arrangements that included marijuana plants, CBD bath salts and oils to take home.

They also had goodie baskets full of CBD products.

At one point during the event, Kim rose to share that she is freaking out about welcoming a fourth child and told guests to join her in trying to chill out.

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There was also a hint to the baby’s name.

On last night’s episode of her and her sisters popular Keeping Up With the Kardashian reality TV show who told them that their dad, famed attorney Robert Kardashian would be reincarnated in the form of one of their children.

So…onlookers noticed the name Robert in Kim’s snap, and are speculating as to whether a kid with older siblings named North, Saint and Chicago would really have such a conventional name as Robert.

Well he could always go as Hatut, the other name she wrote which is Armenian for “He has Risen”, and keeps with the boys being given Biblical-related names. *shrug*

Porsha Williams Welcomes Daughter, ‘PJ’

Congrats to Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams who welcomed her first child, a baby girl on Friday.

“What a time to be alive!” Porsha and fiance businessman Dennis McKinley said in a joint statement to People magazine. “Porsha and I are so happy and blessed to announce the arrival of our daughter, Baby PJ. We couldn’t have imagined a more magical moment! Can’t thank everyone enough for joining us on this journey-it’s been a fantastic journey.”

Per the mag, the Dish Nation host welcomed her daughter at 1:36 p.m., weighs 6 lbs., 15 oz., and measures 20 inches long

Her sister Lauren Williams posted, but now deleted, on Instagram a photo of her and Porsha in her hospital room, as well as a screenshot of a text message exchange with Dennis. He wrote, “She’s here.” She responded, “Omggg” and “Lemme see!!!!!!!”

We loved her tender message about the impending arrival in an instagram speech in place of the one she was going to give at the baby shower:

McKinley gave his followers a heads up when he posted a photo from the hospital bed when presumably Porsha was going to be induced.

The good news come after a traumatic loss from her past pregnancy.

“When I found out I was pregnant, I was excited [but] I had mixed feelings,” Porsha told People when she first announced the news. “The other feeling that I had beside excitement was fear.”

She previously told People.com: “I’ve had a miscarriage before in my past, which I’ve also been open about because I suffer with fibroids and had to have a myomectomythis.

“So just the fear of, ‘Is the baby going to be okay? Will I make it full term?’ All those questions that you ask if you’ve had a miscarriage before.”

All good now! Congrats!

Inside Porsha Williams’ Winter Wonderland Baby Shower {PHOTOS}

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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams and fiancé businessman Dennis McKinley celebrated the impending arrival of their first child together last month on February 24 at the Suada Studio in Atlanta, Georgia.

The intimate Winter Wonderland theme for 80 guests featured elegant and ornate decorations in rose gold and white, ice sculptures, white linen, ballet dancers, white flowers, provided by Akeem Clayton who listed event credit on his Instagram page. and the words “Celebrating PJ” (short for Porsha Junior) on the dance floor.

Guests were asked to dress in cocktail wear in white.

See a copy of the invitation, and other great exclusive photos by Stanley Babb at US Weekly and PEOPLE magazine.

“The day was magical,” the Bravolebrity told PEOPLE exclusively for this week’s issue of the celeb magazine. “It was amazing to walk into a room and feel that much love. I have such a tremendous support system around me and women who lift me up and are just so incredibly happy for me.”

There are rumors that Williams had inked a Baby Special and from the looks of it, based on all the TV crew professional videographers at the event, it appears so.

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Guests which included her current and past RHOA castmates Cynthia Bailey, Tanya Sam, Eva Marcille, Shamari Devoe, Kenya Moore, Shamea Morton, Marlo Hampton; Real Housewives of Potomac‘s Monique Samuels; and Married to Medicine cast member Toya Bush-Harris

They noshed on hors d’oeuvres like seasonal fruit, baked brie, teriyaki chicken tenderloin and shrimp ceviche served on edible spoons provided by Chef Donald Wilson

And per People, a buffet dinner featured organic kale salad, lemon rosemary chicken breast with caper sauce, pan-seared salmon with red-onion marmalade, roasted potatoes, orecchiette pasta with chardonnay cream sauce and pesto, green beans and grilled ciabbata.

House-made banana pudding and Georgia peach cobbler made up the sweet portion of the buffet, while guests sipped on sparkling mango beverages and lemon, strawberry and mint water between bites, and a hot-chocolate station and decadent dessert station filled with macaron towers, cheesecake shooters, chocolate-truffle cake pops, cupcakes and cookie stacks by Sweet Details.

The centerpiece was a multi-layer vanilla bean, butter-almond and red-velvet cake with the initials “PJ” on it.

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GB Design House provided the napkins for the event, hot-chocolate supplies, popcorn boxes, chocolate truffles for guests to take home, stir sticks and advice coasters, which guests filled out to give their best parenting tips to the mom- and dad-to-be.

The mom-to-be also used the occasion to promote her business ventures and partnerships including one with the Peanut app she says she has used to connect with other moms and by outfitting her sister Lauren in a dress from her upcoming clothing line, Porsha Williams. She also has “Go Naked” hair company and Porsha Williams sheets.

She herself wore a custom lace dress. Looked like quite the elegant affair. Noticeably absent was castmates Kandi Burruss and Nene Leakes.

The ones that were there played a fun game dressing a plastic doll head hosted by Dish Nation jockey Gary With Da Tea form the Ricky Smiley Show, where Williams is also a co-host.



Inside Kehlani’s Showers for Baby Adeya Nomi {PHOTOS}

Singer Kehlani celebrated the impending arrival of her first child, a daughter she will name Adeya Nomi at two baby showers recently.

The first which took place in Bel Air and was thrown by her manager featured celebrity guests Zendaya, Sza and others.

During the outdoor event, the “Good Life” singer officially identified who the father of her child is, boyfriend Javie Young White.

She also had wood blocks with the name they selected in a festive tropical pink, peach and neutral brown decorated event that included a decadent dessert table and specialty cocktails with fun names like “Mommy mocktail” and “Maternitni”!

Vendors Bree’s Cakes, Nicky Parks, Michelle Rogers Event Styling, Tess Made posted photos online as well and can be credited to the fabulous event.

Later, the 23-year old first-time mom-to-be replied to a tweet from a fan asking her what was her fave gift during the shower by sharing that Grammy and Oscar-nominated phenom Sza gifted her a year supply of diapers! Wow! Now That’s special!

She had a second baby shower with close family in her native Oakland and shared photos of that event which looked mad fun and included kids, and lots of love.

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And she is also practicing to become a doula and is hosting a retreat for others in May after baby is born, presumably.

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Pregnancy must be stimulating her creative juices because on top of it all, she announced on Instagram this week that a Mix Tap will be released this month as well! Phew! Hard working mama!

Inside BravoTV Andy Cohen’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Baby Shower

Bravo TV host and Real Housewives franchise co-creator Andy Cohen celebrated the impending arrival of his soon-to-be born surrogate child at a baby shower at the The Palm Beverly Hills last weekend.

The theme was ” A Star is Born” and featured ornate decorations, blue and white balloons, white and yellow florals, candles and a white floral wall.

Kyle Richards from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hosted the event at Cohen’s BFF Bruce Bozzi’s  restaurant and enlisted the aid of the OG Housewives Nene Leakes from Real Housewives of Atlanta, Teresa Giudice from Real Housewives of New Jersey, Ramona Singer from Real Housewives of New York and Vicky Guvalsen from Real Housewives of Orange County to get the women from their respective franchises there.

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Many of the Housewives from the network’s Real Housewives series attended including newer ones from the Real Housewives of Potomac, and Real Housewives of Dallas.

Attendees included Ashley Darby, Brandi Redmond, Bruce Bozzi, Camille Grammer, Candiace Dillard, Cynthia Bailey, Danielle Staub, Denise Richards, Dolores Catania, Dorit Kemsley, Dorinda Medley,Emily Simpson, Erika Jayne, Eva Marcille, Gina Kirschenheiter, Gizelle Bryant, Jackie Goldschneider, Jenni Pulos, Jennifer Aydin, John Mayer, Karen Huger, Kyle Richards, LeeAnne Locken, Lisa Rinna, Margaret Josephs, Marlo Hampton, NeNe Leakes, Phaedra Parks, Ramona Singer, Robin Dixon, Shannon Beador, Sonja Morgan, Stephanie Hollman, Tamra Judge, Teddi Mellencamp, Teresa Giudice, and Vicki Gunvalson.

The Tea: According to the tattles at Tamara Tattles and her comment section snitches who have all the tea:

  • When the Real Housewives of Atlanta arrived, the place fell silent and everyone was stunned by their fabulousness;
  • John Mayer, who is Cohen’s buddy, was impressed with Leakes who kept everyone in stitches;
  • Cohen was surprised to see Phaedra Parks who he had fired there and who Leakes probably invited in a rumored attempt to keep the RHOA franchise amidst falling ratings
  • Beador was reportedly wasted
  • Grammar and Rinna had a little fight and Cohen went over to them and said save it for the Reunion show
  • Rinna was the life of the party and got everyone to dance on tables
  • Notably absent were Bethenny Frankel (who had a speaking engagement) and Countess LuAnn from RHONY; Monique Samuels from RHOP (who is a brand new mom); Lisa Vanderpump from RHOBH (who is rumored to be leaving and feuding with Richards); Kelly Dodd and Heather Dubrow from RHOOC; Tinsley Mortimer from RONY; Porsha Williams and Kandi Burruss from RHOA (though she is on Celebrity Big Brother right now and Williams is heavily pregnant and maybe couldn’t get on a plane); Melissa Gorga of RHONJ
  • Marlo Hampton was not an original invited guest but came to surprise Cohen who picked her up and twirled her around when he saw her.
  • Ashley Darby from RHOP looked pregnant and having just peeped her Instagram, it looks true.
  • Leakes was caught on her phone amidst all the hoopla
  • Most got along.
  • Danielle Staub manipulated the media to get a last minute pity invite and showed up with a gift and glammed out…allegedly


Non housewives attendees included actors Jerry O’Connell and his wife actress and model Rebecca Romijn.

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They noshed on Chinese chicken and lobster Cobb salad, Salmon with Mango Salsa, Filet Mignon, Chicken Paillard, grilled asparagus, fried potatoes, spinach and grilled polenta cakes.

They danced to 70s hits

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Fun Times!

Inside Jessica Simpson’s ‘Birdie’s Nest’ Themed Baby Shower

Jessica Simpson and her husband ex NFL quarterback Eric Johnson celebrated the impending arrival of their third child together, a daughter the couple have chosen to name “Birdie.”

During the outdoor day-to-nighttime event, called “Birde’s Nest”, guests participated in a family dining affair draped in lots of beautiful floral arrangements dripping from an awning above.

In attendance was her sister “Pieces of Me” singer Ashlee Simpson and Jessica’s bestie Cacee Cobb,

In photos the singer and actress turned fashion entrepreneur posted on her Instagram, she can be seen in a flowy white lace dress under a emerald green robe posing alongside her 6-year old daughter Maxwell “Maxi” Drew

In another photo, she, mom Tina, Ashlee and Ashlee’s daughter Jagger Snow with husband Evan Ross posed.

She Instagrammed storied a lot of the events while giving credit to the event designer, rental company and other vendors who helped make the gorgeous affair possible and look so heavenly!

While she is catching some heat for the name, she is not the first celebrity to go with that name.

E! Talk show host and actress Busy Phillips named her daughter Birdie after being inspired by the movie about Lady Bird Johnson.

WWE wrestlers Brie Bella & Daniel Bryan also named their daughter born last year that as well!

Total Number of Babies Named Birdie In 2016: 80 girls

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Weekend Bump Watch Round UP {Links}

It’s been awhile so it’s time to update you guys with what’s going on in the celebrity baby bumpwatch and kids world with a few links:

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West confirmed they are expecting their fourth child via surrogacy. (People)

Mario Lopez and his wife Courtney are expecting their third child after almost giving up (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Jessica Simpson‘s contribution to the 10 Year Challenge featuring her pregnant swollen feet is hilarious (CelebrityInsider)

Behati Prinsloo shared she suffered Post partum depression after the birth of her first child (US Weekly)

Keisha Knight Pulliam‘s daughter turns 2 (BCK Online)

Chanel Iman‘s daughter Cali Clay is getting big and she’s doing the model baby prop posing thing new moms like the Kardashian/Jenners love to do (Instagram)

The Meghan Markle Effect: My Faves Of Her Influential Looks

So the over and under is that Meghan Markle, the brand new Duchess of Sussex is a taste maker and trend setter.

Several fashion outlets reported last year that whenever the mom-to-be was  seen out wearing one of the up and coming designers’ clothing the former Suits star likes to wear they sell out quickly after. It’s called “The Meghan Markle Effect.

It is similar to the Kate Middleton effect before her and the Michelle Obama effect over on this side of the pond.

As Elle UK reported,

In August, Meghan stepped out in London for a charity performance of Hamilton in a black tuxedo dress by Judith and Charles, which resulted in a 800 per cent increase in the UK for the style. Similarly, her recent white sleeveless Maggie Marilyn tuxedo dress worn during her royal tour of New Zealand resulted in a 74 per cent surge in searches for the brand.

E! did a rundown on some of Markle’s most impactful & influential outfits since she married Prince Harry last Spring. A lot of it is pretty straight laced but a mixture of structured jackets, A-line dresses, mixed with solids and patterns, which I like. Her taste and style these days are a bit straight laced yet still very very chic but I guess since she is a Royal now, it’s best to stick to the script and the less over-the top and more non-descript!

But I love conservative leaning looks anyway. Here are my faves.

The Club Monaco trench coat over an all black everything look with some lace up Stuart Weitzman Veruka boots that she wore during a stop in New Zealand last October is fire!

While catching a Wimbledon match in July with sis-in-law Kate Middleton, she donned a crisp pin striped Ralph Lauren shirt with Wide Leg silk pants! Cute! Cute!!

Finally, this burgundy peplum top over black cropped skinny  pants and black Sarah Flint Jay Pump platform shoes are chic, stylish yet relatable and comfy.

I don’t think sis can go wrong and there is a multi-million and maybe billion dollar/pound fashion industry that is banking on  it too!