Well, it’s finally happened: the most perfect man and his most perfect dog have gone viral. You may have heard of them. They are Hollywood’s most admired and enviable couple. They’re also just about the most convenient celebrity neighbours you could ever find. It seems like every day, there’s a celebrity sighting outside the home of the Hollywood heartthrob. Whether it’s a friend dropping by for a quick visit or a family member on holiday, it seems like everyone wants a piece of this Hollywood magic.
What’s the scoop on how to live like a superstar even if you don’t have millions of dollars to spend? How can you make the most of your humble abode and live the glamorous life of a Hollywood celebrity?
Here’s the deal: Robert Pattinson, the Twilight star and his adorable dogs, Bella and Ace, have been so successful at avoiding the paparazzi that it’s almost impossible not to spot them on social media. They very rarely go outside their front door without having at least one photographer waiting to snap their perfect pictures. Even when they’re not in their front yard, Bella and Ace seem to know how to keep the paparazzi at bay. It’s almost as if they have ESP. So when it comes to living a luxurious lifestyle even if you don’t have enough money to spend on huge houses, cars, and trips to Italy, the key is learning to be invisible. That’s what makes them so desirable as neighbours. They really are that good at avoiding attention.
Here’s how you can steal some of their magic and live like a Hollywood celebrity even if you’re not exactly rich:
Prioritise Your Neighbours
It might seem counterintuitive to put your neighbours first when you’re trying to live the high life, but you’ll be surprised by how much this simple step will improve your quality of life. When you prioritise your neighbours, you’re placing them higher on your list than your other friends and family members. You’re also making it clear that they’re a group of people you value and respect, and that you will protect their privacy as much as possible.
Rent Only What You Need
There’s no need to rent a mansion just because you want to live like a VIP. Keep your budget in check and only rent what you need. If you can, become a renter rather than an owner. Owning a home doesn’t mean you have to spend what you make. You can negotiate with the owner to lower the rent. If you’re trying to live the high life in Hollywood, owning a car isn’t necessary. There are plenty of perfectly decent bicycles available for rent. Not to mention, you can always choose to walk or take the bus instead of driving your own car. Owning a mansion that you rarely use is a luxury that won’t provide you with many benefits. The same goes for a boat, or a jet ski. Renting is the key to maintaining a luxurious lifestyle without the hefty price tag. It’s all about prioritising your needs and wants in life versus your expenses.
This step will help you avoid falling into the trap of spending too much money just because you have it. Live simply. Cut back on the luxuries in your life and make a point of not purchasing anything you don’t need. You might think that you’re not good enough as you are, but that’s the point. This is about living a simple life free from impurities and excesses. Owning a yacht or a plane isn’t necessary to live a luxurious lifestyle. It’s all about mind set. You can still have the trappings of a rich and famous lifestyle without all the unnecessary costs. Simplicity is the key. Cut back on the luxuries in your life and live simply.
Dress To Impress
This step will help you avoid the awkward moments when an expensive piece of clothing you don’t really need gets stuck between your front teeth. When you dress to impress, you will look like a superstar even if you have on an old T-shirt and jeans. One of the best things about robbie pattinson is that he always dresses impeccably. Even when he’s just hanging out with his dogs, he’ll put on a shirt and tie before heading outside.
As long as you’re keeping your neighbours at bay, you don’t have to be afraid to show off your expensive attire. It’s never a bad idea to impress people with your fabulous looks. When you dress to impress, it doesn’t mean you have to look expensive. It just means you’re putting in the effort to look fabulous.
Avoid Being Overwhelmed
It may seem hard to believe, but you can actually become overwhelmed with the luxuries in your life if you aren’t careful. The more you have, the more you want, and it’s easy to fall into a comfort zone where you just keep getting and getting. If you ever start feeling like you’re going to drown in your possessions, it’s time to take a step back and ask yourself if this is really what you want. Owning a lot of stuff doesn’t mean you’ll be happy all the time. It can also mean you’re going to be overwhelmed by it all. Stay away from stuff that is taking up too much mental space. Owning a lot of stuff isn’t a bad thing, but it’s not for everyone. It’s easy to become attached to your possessions and fail to see the wood for the trees. Owning a lot of stuff can also prevent you from being open to new experiences. Take time to travel, or visit friends. Try something new. Most importantly, be mindful about how you use your possessions. Are they a source of joy or are you just keeping them as trophies?
Think Of Everyone
This last step can help you avoid the temptation to be selfish and only think of yourself when considering your needs and wants. Always put others before yourself. It can be hard to do, especially when you’re used to being the focus of everyone’s attention, but you’ll be glad you did. Now that you’re prioritising your neighbours, it’s time to think of them as well as yourself. It could be that your well-meaning friend Jay wants to give you his new sportscar for your birthday. Jay needs a new couch for his bachelor pad and doesn’t want to burden his family with the cost of one. You’ve got your own personal assistant, Samantha, who needs a vacation. The list of people you need to consider goes on.
The key to pulling off this glamorous lifestyle is by being organised and thoughtful. Be resourceful and creative. Make use of your neighbours’ resources and know how to negotiate with landlords and/or property management companies. Owning a home doesn’t mean you have to pay retail prices for everything in sight. You’ll be much happier spending your money on travel and experiences than on possessions.