On Friday, the much-anticipated film adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” hits theaters nationwide.
The book, known for its depiction of a BDSM relationship between the two main characters, is a global bestseller. The movie, which stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, is reportedly not as (ahem) erotic as the book, but fans have a lot of opportunities to create a DIY Fifty Shades of Grey experience. Here are just a few of the choice items:
Inner Fantasies package at W Atlanta – Buckhead: Now through March 31 you can have your own Fifty Shades-esque experience at the W Atlanta Buckhead. The Inner Fantasies Package starts at $9,000 per night and includes the following:
• Kama Sutra, The Book
• Helicopter Tour
• Bollinger Rosé
• Black Box [Featuring Handcuffs, Massage Oils, Black Whip and Blindfolds]
• $500 Shopping Spree at Agent Provocateur
• 24/7 Private Butler
• Boudoir Photo Shoot
• Luxury Audi Car Rental
• Accommodations in the WOW or EXTREME WOW Suite
To reserve the Inner Fantasies Package call 678-500-3135. For more information visit www.watlantabuckhead.com/grey. Package must be booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
Cosmopolitan Lingerie/JC Penney: The Cosmopolitan Lingerie Collection inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey offers items costing $50 or less at JCPenney stores nationwide. The collection includes camisole, chemise and babydoll sets with panty (sorry, no actual teddy here, I just couldn’t resist a play on words).
LoveHoney: This UK based brand has introduced Fifty Shades of Grey The Official Pleasure Collection which has been approved by the book’s author, E L James. The collection features bondage, sex toys and accessories making it the perfect gift for fans of the trilogy.
OPI: The Fifty Shades of Grey nail color collection includes colors with the usual cool OPI names such as My Silk Tie, Romantically Involved, Dark Side of the Moon, Shine for Me, Cement the Deal, Embrace the Gray. Each costs $9.50 or get a six pack of one-eighth fl. ounce bottles for $21.95 at Ulta stores.
Make Up For Ever : Make Up For Ever has created several make-up sets inspired by Fifty Shades. The Give In to Me Makeup Set ($79) features an Artist Shadow palette, graphic eyeliner, smoky extravagant mascara, Rouge Artist Natural lipstick and Lab Shine lip gloss in a keepsake box. The Tease Me Lip Set ($32) includes a trio of products in nude or raspberry shades to enhance lips. The Desire Me Cheek Set ($49) includes three Artist Shadow blush colors and a Travel Precision blush brush in an exclusive keepsake pouch. All products are available at Sephora stores and Sephora.com.
Fifty Shades of Grey Party Game: Players take turns reading questions as all players secretly vote on which friend they believe is best matched to the question. For example, “which of your girlfriends do you think would be most likely to have an affair with their boss? Name the girlfriend you think is the most romantic?” or “Which girlfriend is most likely to Tweet about a steamy encounter?” Any player that picks the same friend as the question reader wins an Inner Goddess token. You get bonus tokens if your answer matches the majority answer among the group playing. The first player to collect two tokens wins the game. It costs $19.95 at www.fiftyshadesofgreygame.com.
Vermont Bear Christian Grey Bear: This bear comes with a lifetime guarantee, “silky, smoky Grey fur; smoldering Grey eyes; a handsome grey suit and silver tie.” He also has his own mask and handcuffs. Available exclusively at Vermont Teddy Bear, it costs $89.99. You can get a bear in premium velvet packaging for $99.98.