The Aniston Effect
Don’t hate her cos she’s beautiful (and..rich)! Instead of envy, why not join us as we plan a unique itinerary so that we “just happen” to rub shoulders with THE Jennifer Aniston out and about.
Naturally, the places we’re the most likely to spot Jen directly relate to her lifestyle choices. Think yoga, Budokan Karate, Transcendental Meditation, all kinds of fitness, fine dining, shopping and spending time with friends and you are on the right track. According to Wikipedia, Jen has clocked a net worth of a cool USD $200 million thanks to her dedication to her craft as
one of the world’s most lauded actresses. Jennifer received critical acclaim for her roles in movies such as “Cake” (2014) and “Friends with Money” (2006). Fun Fact: After watching the movie “Cake” I actually had a dream that I called Jen to congratulate her on such a gripping performance. She’s that good. As for the long running sit-com “Friends,” (which I’ve never actually watched because I always felt that it was aimed at a fairly young audience, to be honest), Jen attracted a legion of fiercely loyal fans whom continue to follow her (now, I think, more artistically credible) career and, as would I, love to just happen to bump into the star at one of her top-secret hangouts (which I’ve graciously listed for you here). So, enjoy as I've listed the top places you’re likely to see Jen out and about and a few where she definitely goes so as to avoid the press.
1 When in Rome: You'll Spot Jen in Luxury Hotels If you’re spending time in the Eternal City, you’re likely to spot Jen at a luxury venue, hiding from the prying eyes of the paparazzi.
Jennifer chooses to stay in high end venues such as Rome’s St. Regis Hotel. From as far back as 1894, the St. Regis in Rome has been serving up deluxe glamour for the discerning traveler such as our Jen. Situated only five minutes’ walk from Via Veneto and just ten minutes from the Spanish Steps, the five star haven is THE place to stay if you want to run into Jen in the lobby.
2 Tuning in at Toronto's Best Class: Only those in the know will be aware that Jennifer Aniston is a huge advocate of Transcendental Meditation. Along with Ellen, Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry, Jen has been practising TM (Transcendental Meditation) for a long time now. So when you’re in Toronto, you’re likely to spot her at the Toronto TM Center at 1498 Yonge Street, phone: +1 416-964-1725
3 Adelaide (which is really RADelaide: Only those in-the-know will be able to find the hidden gem known as the city of Adelaide, in South Australia. Jennifer is rumored to have been spotted sampling some of the finest wines of the nearby Barossa Valley Wine Region while staying at the Playford MGallery Sofitel! Adelaide boasts some of Australia's best restaurants and has a huge, food-loving Greek community which is why Jen always feels at home there.
While styaing at the Playford MGallery Sofitel, Jen enjoys the fact that the venue itself is within walking distance of Adelaide’s high fashion boutiques and curiosity shops, where Jen has been spotted while on her most recent Australian publicity tour.
4 The Winner is? Sydney! Also in Australia, Jen has been seen out on the putting green driving herself around in a luxury-style golf buggy and why not? She’s known for being a dab hand at getting a Hole in One. The prestigious (aka “snooty!”) Castle Hill Country Club is similar to any internationally-renowned golf course except in one regard: its. SIZE. Yes, the expanse of land is massive and you will definitely need some kind of buggy to get you from A to B (unless you’re an exceptionally fast walker).
So if you’re fortunate you will also get a glimpse of Ms Aniston trying her luck with keeping her handicap down at this upscale members’ only club, located at Spurway Drive, Baulkham Hills, Sydney region, New South Wales, phone: +61 (2) 9634 2499
5 Keen on Kenya: Situated right on Ras Kitau Bay, Manda Island, off the coast of Kenya, is The Majlis Resort.
Far from the prying lenses of the paparazzi, Jennifer Aniston is said to have secluded herself several times within the serene opulence of this classy resort. Who can blame her? The location is sublime and the resort structure has been architecturally designed to blend seamlessly into the landscape without intrusion. In keeping with local design trends of yore, an authentic African style thatched roof cover the welcoming bar and restaurant areas. The resort owners choose to keep the number of guests to a minimum so as to protect guests’ privacy, which Jen obviously appreciates following her separation from fellow actor/director Justin Theroux (which both actors announced in a public statement in February this year, making 2018 a year of massive changes for both stars).
Relaxing undercover away from the press is key to Jen’s much needed recovery time so this location is ideal and offers guests a selection of activities from kite surfing, to village/safari visits and of course sailing on the pristine waters surrounding this idyllic getaway.
6 Zurich, darling, Zurich: Not only is Zurich home to Tina Turner and Sophia Loren, but also discerning Rolex wearers (including our Jen). Eschewing the risk of nasty fake versions of their favorite time-pieces, discerning purveyors of handmade Rolex watches flock (albeit discreetly) to the flagship store in the financial capital, Zurich.
While not one for overly flashy or gauche displays of her (sizeable) wealth, Jennifer Aniston is yet known to pop in to the Zurich Rolex store while in Europe to pick up a statement piece or two and/or to have her trusty gold Rolex (shown below) serviced annually to keep it running like…clockwork!
(below): Always on time...Jen is a huge fan of Rolex and heres she was seen stepping out in Zurich wearing her favourite timepiece.
7 Fresh Princess of Bel Air: At home and around the neighbourhood are the best places to see Ms Aniston in her natural habitat. Back in 2011, the stunning home was purchased for USD$21 million and was home to Jen, her (then) partner Justin Theroux and their three pooches. Jen is noted for having told Architectural Digest about her penchant for interior décor, stating that: “If I wasn’t an actress, I’d want to be a designer; I love the process. There’s something about picking out fabrics and finishes that feeds my soul.”
The Bel Air pad, originally designed by the architect known as A. Quincy Jones, was constructed back in 1965. Jen tracked down the celebrity designer, Stephen Shadley, to transform the home into a true work of art.
Fans of La Aniston have reported seeing Jen out in the garden, watering the plants and going in and out of the stunning building. Reportedly, the star is super friendly and will often give fans a smile and a wave.
8 Stunning Melbourne: The fashion capital of Australia is also home to some of the world’s most picturesque sailing spots and La Aniston has been spotted escaping from the paps out on a yacht here from time to time. Fans have reportedly spotted Jen during her photo shoot for Australian “Marie Claire” magazine (below) and have noted that the star is approachable and friendly in person. Super-fan Kelly Adams reported that she saw Jen at Melbourne’s Elwood Sailing Club. “I saw Jen just getting on board a huge, private yacht at the Elwood club; she looked really happy and was having the time of her life with just a few friends.”
Elwood Sailing Club offers sailing lessons and has a history of being a popular location for windsurfing. See you there!
9 Feelin' it in Miami: Juice Bar at Athens
Yes, Jennifer’s surname is certainly Greek, but the “Athens” juice bar she frequents in her free time is actually located in Miami, Florida!
This is the kind of juice bar where you not only go to see, but BE SEEN, as celebrities such as Jen are said to pop in to grab an organic wheatgrass/kale combo in the early mornings as they head out to walk along the nearby ocean shore.
Fun Fact: The Athens Juice Bar is a family owned venue and has been in biz since 1942! The focus is on organic juices and fruit salads and stars such as Beyonce, Jay Z, Justin Bieber and of course our Jen are reportedly among the regulars whenever they happen to be in town on tour. Head down and grab an organic smoothie at dawn and you may just spot Ms Aniston heading out for a jog. Go to: 6942 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, phone: +1 (305) 861-2143
10 Shanghai Surprise: Luxury Shopping at Lu Kun Atelier
The internationally acclaimed fashion designer, Lu Kun, was born and raised in Shanghai. “Lu Kun” and “fashion” are interchangeable terms in a city loved for its art deco style and world-class charm. Boasting an upscale atelier which has seen celebrities including Paris Hilton and (it’s rumored in Marie Claire) Ms Aniston pop in for a personal fitting, Lu Kun’s fashion designs continue to dominate the local and international sartorial scene.
Lu Kun (above, right) is a fashion designer whose aesthetique is clearly inspired by the city he adores and the elegance of the Shanghainese women. Think pearls, cheongsam (qi pao) dresses and rich silks and you are on the right track. Jennifer Aniston is said to have been seen popping in to visit Lu Kun’s exclusive, VIP atelier for a private couture appointment.
11 Easing into Emirates’ Business Class Section
Being an ambassador for Emirates sure has its perks and these go way beyond anything that would have been on the menu at Central Perk too. Just sayin.
As a representative for Emirates, Jen has reportedly (according to “The Guardian”) been seen relaxing in the Emirates A380 suite (which is apparently the next best thing to flying in your own private jet!) If you happen to be someone with that kind of budget, you might like to note that during this type of flight
you can order fine dining options at any time, or take a spa/shower any time you wish, or drop into the lounge bar for a relaxing cocktail (or mocktail).
12 Putting on the Ritz: London Ritz Hotel High Tea
According to Jennifer Aniston fans in the upmarket neighborhood just around the corner from the London Ritz hotel, La Aniston has indeed been spotted popping in to the iconic location for a spot of tea. That’s HIGH tea and we don’t mean the kind of high that Jen was rumored to have enjoyed with her (then) pot-head first husband, Mr Brad Pitt.
No, this is something altogether much classier all round.
The Brits, being British, tend to NOT bother Ms Aniston as she quietly sips her tea in this charming interior and that’s just the way Jen likes it.
13 Los Cabo at the World’s Number 1 Taco Shop If you happen to be at the Plaza de los Mariachis, Marina Boulevard in Cabo San Lucas, you’re not only going to experience the best tacos in the world (fact) but you’re actually very likely to run into Jen as she purveys the smorgasbord of Mexican culinary delights. Back in 2016, Jen was (according to Yahoo.com’s food trends team) obsessed with the revolutionary diet known as the “Taco Cleanse.”
You heard me. It was the year when Amazon.com sold out of copies of the breakthrough new tome, “The Taco Cleanse: The Tortilla-Based Diet Proven to Change your Life.”
It’s a (satirical) cookbook based on vegan options which offer you a cleanse based on three taco meals per day.
Self-styled “Taco Scientists” known as Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger and Jessica Morris co-wrote the culinary book in which they all claim to have lost a lot of weight after eating nothing but vegan tacos daily for thirty days in a row.
“I’m riveted [by the Taco Cleanse],” a delighted Aniston is said to have enthused. “I can see that being something.”
(above: The spectacular beaches of Mexico's Los Cabo are bound to work up your taco appetite (aka "Tacotite!)"
14 Meet me in...Paris: Jennifer Aniston (and Justin!) arriving at Verjus Restaurant, Paris (above). If you are in the city of love, remember that there is one upscale restaurant where you’re likely to see Ms Aniston popping in for some vol au vents and champagne, namely, Verjus. Verjus is one of those surprisingly affordably-priced places (with selections under Euro 100) that attract a veritable who’s who of stars who want to basically be left alone to dine in quiet. Here’s the address and number so you can make a reservation any time: verjusparis.com 52 Rue de Richelieu, dans le Passage Beaujolais, 75001 Paris, phone: +33142975440