There are a litany of reasons why we will miss Yolanda Hadid’s presence on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. We will miss the way her Dutch accent, a holdover from her pre-modeling youth in the Netherlands, adds a certain musicality to the words “Brandi,” “Erika Jayne,” and “cunnilingus.” We will miss her trying to mediate dinner party fights while wearing the most immaculate all-white turtlenecks as if she has never heard of stains before in her life. We will miss her lemon orchard, her icy blonde pompadour, and how singer Babyface was always just perching on a piano bench somewhere in her home. But most of all we will miss her fridge.
Oh, Yolanda's fridge: so clean, so organized, so eternally ready for its closeup in a Nancy Meyers film. Never before have we fallen so hard and so deeply for an inanimate object — and we weren’t the only ones! Surely Yolanda’s perfectly-curated, basket-adorned, subzero glass door fridge is the only kitchen appliance with its own Instagram and Twitter with over 17 million combined followers. And now it is gone, without a goodbye or one last look at the artfully-arranged garlic on the second shelf. In order to fill this refrigerator-sized hole in our hearts, we scoured celebrities’ digs for the most luxurious and drool-worthy features that wouldn’t survive a day in our normal human homes. Below are our picks for the most fitting heirs to the former Foster fridge’s throne.
1. Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten's Bookshelves
Considering that Ina Garten is a celebrity chef and the sole reason why we know how to perfectly roast a chicken, it will probably come as a surprise that her kitchen didn’t make the cut. Don’t get us wrong — the immaculate stainless steel appliances and minimalist countertops in Garten’s new $4.65 million New York City apartment wouldn’t be kicked out of our bed, or, rather, our dream home but it is her floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves that immediately caught our eye. All those books! The fireplace just waiting to be curled up next to! The stunning views of the city! Excuse us as we nurse dreams of twirling around all those novels and cookbooks like a millennial Belle looking for her Beast.
2. Kris Jenner's Staircase
After twelve seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, surely you’re familiar with the entire layout of Kris Jenner’s Los Angeles mansion. You could probably pinpoint the exact spot in the kitchen where Kim sits to eat her Chinese chicken salad or be able to find Kris’ crystal chandelier-bedecked office while blindfolded. But we think the real magic happens in the entryway, all thanks to the glamour double staircases. If we were Kris Jenner, we would have no time to fulfill our momager duties or launch a successful empire since we’d be walking up and down that staircase reenacting the She’s All That reveal scene all day long.
3. Blake Lively's Shoe Closet
When you’re a style icon like Blake Lively, you’re going to have a lot of clothes. We already knew we would covet the actress’ closet just from seeing what she wore on red carpets and in airports. What we were utterly unprepared for was what one Instagram post revealed. In a snap intended to showoff a funny accessories dish gifted by a friend, Lively offered a peek into her insane shoe closet. One closet, with a pink marble island, JUST FOR HER SHOES. In the words of Cascada, “we’re in heaven.”
4. Gisele Bündchen's Pool
Summer may be nearing its end, but no amount of pumpkin spiced lattes or apple cider can help us forget that we don’t have anything in our life like Gisele Bündchen's insane infinity pool. With clear views of the Pacific Ocean, a reclaimed-oak deck, and a glass tile lining, the Brazilian beauty’s pool is the perfect place to rejuvenate after a frantic fashion week. Until we become an international supermodel, marry one of the most successful quarterbacks in the NFL, and buy an incredible Los Angeles mansion, we’ll just be lying on our pizza slice pool float on dry land, weeping.
5. Khloe Kardashian's Pantry
The closest reality television will probably ever get to recapturing the carefully-assembled snack abundance of Yolanda’s fridge (R.I.P.) is Khloe Kardashian’s meticulously-organized food pantry. The closet, which has individual labeled containers for different cereals, multiple tubs of candy, and a special area for exclusively Kris Jenner snacks, is something dreams are made of. According to Khloé, each treat has its own designated place. We can’t decide whether we’re more impressed with the food pantry’s strict coordination or the fact that Khloé manages to surrounded herself with so many snacks and still look so damn good.
6. Barbra Streisand's Basement Mall
Barbra Streisand has a whole street of functioning shops down in her basement. Repeat: legendary singer Barbra Streisand has a hyper-stylized mall that includes dedicated boutiques for dolls and candy in her own home. Talk about #goals.
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