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Leo reigns from July 22 – August 22. This fixed fire sign is ruled by the Sun, and like the Sun, Leos shine strong and bright. The colors associated with Leo are warm: red, orange, and gold, so when choosing a gift, consider these colors first. All things gilded and extravagant are especially favored by Leos.
Leos tend to be confident and never shy from the spotlight, consequently their fashion choices are often bold. They don’t mind people staring at them, in fact, they love being the life of the party. Similarly, they never back down from a fight, as they are the most brave and courageous of all the zodiac signs.
Famous Leos include: Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis, Mick Jagger, Donnie Wahlberg, and Amelia Earhart. Scroll down to view the 10 carefully chosen gifts for Leos below!
Jewelry for Leos: Gold is Best
Books For Leos: Fellow Leo Authors
Clothes For Leos: Bold Choices For the Win
Home Decor for Leos: Gusto for Glitz
For Leo Pets: Social Butterflies Love Attention
For more gift ideas, check out our post: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas by Zodiac Sign:
Today is the 78th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Construction began in 1933 and was finished by 1937. Here are six more facts about the bridge, courtesy of the History Channel.
I visited the bridge in 2012 on a West Coast road trip. We stayed a couple days, but never had the pleasure of seeing the bridge fog-free. Darn it! Why is it so foggy in San Francisco? Here’s the answer. Apparently, the bridge is shrouded by fog about 70% of the year.
I was surprised to read in HGTV magazine last month that the bridge is painted “Golden Gate Bridge International Orange.” It is a special blend created by Sherwin Williams, used only on the bridge.
Orange? I always thought the bridge was red. Some call it “burnt sienna” or “vermillion,” as in this NPR story.
Sherwin Williams produces a similar paint for us regular folks, called Fireweed (SW 6328, pictured above as downloaded from their website). The Golden Gate Bridge website also provides the CYMK and Pantone color formulas (Pantone 180, which is a darker version of Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala).
No matter what the color is called, it is iconic. It is cool to think you can have a little piece of the bridge at home, no matter where in the world you live. Now where shall I paint that Fireweed?