Ojai Pad (eco friendly home)
With the growing consciousness of eco-friendliness and going green, actress Emily Blunt and her hubby, John Krasinski, are doing their bit with the purchase of a green home in the 'Shangri La of Southern CA' in June, 2012. The $2,150,000 which the pad cost them seems to be a small price to pay compared to leaving a huge carbon footprint! The house stands on the same property as the 1903 Ojai Foothills Hotel which planted Ojai on the tourist map.
Location: This massive mansion is located in Ojai town which is part of the Ventura County, California.
Accommodation: With 4,177 square feet of living space, the green mansion allows for luxurious living as well. It has 4 bedrooms with 4.5 bathrooms. There is also a separate guest house attached to the home.
Features: The most important feature of this eco-friendly nest is its eco-friendliness! Not only does it sit pretty amidst the hiking trails of the mountains, it is also powered by giant solar paneling. The landscape surrounding the home is 5 acres and is filled with greenery. The pad proves that going green does not necessarily mean sacrificing luxuries as it comes with a large and beautiful pool and a spa.
Neighborhood: Ojai has today become the cradle for green living in the US. It is home to a great tourism industry along with organic agriculture and solar-power companies. The home is situated in the midst of organic farmers' market which adds another dimension to going green.
The Toyota Prius is one of the most common green cars favored by celebrities worldwide. British actress Emily Blunt too likes to do her bit for the planet and uses her Prius for jaunts around town. The third generation four-door hybrid comes laced with two electric motors and a 1.8-liter gasoline engine that outputs a not too shabby 105 pound-feet of torque and 98 horsepower. Mated to a continuously variable transmission gearset, the Prius outputs a total of 134 hp though its fuel economy is the real highlight of the vehicle. In combined conditions, the Prius returns a fuel economy of 50 mpg, in highway conditions it returns 49 miles to the gallon and in pure city driving, the model has a fuel economy of 51 mpg which helps the starlet shave big chunks off her carbon footprint.
Fitted with a powerful engine, a luxurious cabin and roomy seating, the Mercedes-Benz GL450 owned by Emily Blunt is truly a vehicle worthy of an actress of her stature. With plenty of cargo space and three rows of seating, the vehicle is the biggest SUV offered by Mercedes which also offers the starlet a rather uncompromising performance on the road. Blunt’s Mercedes-Benz GL450 comes with a powerful 4.7-liter V8 engine that outputs 339 pound-feet of torque and 335 horsepower.
Emily Blunt spent her 2011 New Year vacation in Kauai, Hawaii. The actress vacationed there for a week and was with her husband, actor John Krasinski along with the couple’s family friends Molly McNearney and her boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel. The group had a great time sunbathing in the beaches of Kauai and enjoyed indulging in aquatic sports like surfing.
Location: The Pacific Ocean archipelago of Hawaii is a member state of the United States of America.
Accommodation: Finding a place of stay in Hawaii to suit one’s budget is a very easy task since the place offers hundreds of hotels spread across different cost brackets. 5 star hotels of the likes of “Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk”, “Halekulani” and Aston Waikiki Beach Tower mainly cater to the rich with rates in the range of “$550 to $1,000” for a day’s stay. On the other hand budget hotels like the “Aqua Aloha Surf Waikiki” and “Waikiki Sand Villa” are pretty affordable at ‘$100’ per night.
Main Attractions: Hawaii offers plenty of avenues for tourists relaxation. The world famous beaches of Waikiki draw millions of visitors every year. The beaches of the Kauai island are not very far behind and the island resort offers plenty of tourist friendly options like sunbathing and aquatic sports like surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving. Tourists can treat themselves to fresh seafood at any of the scores of restaurants in Kauai. A visit to the “Na 'Aina Kai Botanical Gardens” offers the opportunity to witness unique species like the carnivorous pitcher plant and rare cacti. Venturing a few miles out in the Pacific Ocean can bring the chance to sight whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Hawaii also offers a very rich shopping experience and tourists can pick up local items at bargain prices at many stores.
Dolce & Gabbana Bouclé Puff-Sleeved Dress
It was during the Jonathan Ross Show that one got to see how ravishing and beautiful Emily Blunt looks in a puff-sleeved dress. Created by Italian high-end fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana, the knee-length nude bouclé arrives as yet another celebrity-attraction.
Lorraine Schwartz Gold Bangle With Yellow and White Diamonds
At the star-studded TIFF premiere of Looper, Ms.Blunt wore a diamond-studded gold bangle from Lorraine Schwartz. The American jeweler is known for her expensive taste in jewelry and that reflects in the white and yellow diamonds in this bangle.
Jimmy Choo Baxter Wedges
Emily had to promote the Five Year Engagement in London and to cover her soles for that event with Baxter wedges from Jimmy Choo. From the 2012 Fall/Winter collection of this London-based luxury fashion designer, these wedges are available in taupe and black.
Alice + Olivia Devon High Heel Pumps
The latest trends in fashion tend towards high heels and pointy toes. Alice + Olivia Devon seems to have got its priorities right with pumps that are frequently patronized by the actress Emily Blunt. The stiletto heel is covered while the sole is made of leather.
Westward Leaning Ultramarine Sunglasses
Emily Blunt discovered a way to look both hot and cool at the same time as she put on a pair of sunglasses from Westward Leaning. These Ultramarine glasses feature a piece of lapus lazuli built into the frame and arrive from a company whose mission is to celebrate human achievement with beautiful and authentic products.
Roland Mouret Daisy Dress
When it came to premiering Looper in Toronto, Emily squeezed herself neatly into a body-con dress. With a criss-crossed back with an opening zip and a layered bust, the dress is a crowning achievement from the French fashion brand Roland Mouret whose designer shares the same name.