It was at the back of her mind that someday she would launch her own company, it was just a matter of finding a concept to match her natural inventiveness, fashion sense and foodie passion. But with the launch of her new website Preserve, Blake Lively is on the way to becoming the world’s next big lifestyle guru. The former Gossip Girl star has long been an avid student of style (fashion and furniture) and food (she’s apprenticed at top restaurants in Paris, Barcelona, and New Orleans) and even famously first seduced her husband Ryan Reynolds with a wicked combination of “cupcakes and smiles” while shooting the film Green Lantern in 2010.
“I spent a lot of my spare time cooking on the set in New Orleans and I kept feeding Ryan cupcakes,” Lively recalls. “It was just a way to sabotage Ryan. He was working out so much, and I was the girl in the movie. I’m supposed to be the good-looking one. It wasn’t fair. So, I tried to sabotage him ...
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