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Part 1: LIMES & LIES


Dakota Johnson’s House Tour Is the Only Thing Keeping Me Calm Right Now

“I love limes,” Johnson says in a hushed tone, melting away all my coronavirus concerns.

By Christopher Rosa
March 13, 2020

The world feels like the 2011 movie Contagion right now, with coronavirus fear at an all-time high. But one thing is keeping me calm: Dakota Johnson’s Architectural Digest house tour.

Let me paint you a picture: Last night I was at the grocery store, stocking up on cereal and cans of chili I’ll never eat because it feels as if we could be quarantined any day now. In the checkout line, a person with no less than 15 jars of peanut butter in their cart started yelling at the shopper behind me for leaving their buggy unattended. I started sweating and felt my heartbeat rise, but then I played this clip on a loop from Johnson’s house tour that I’d posted to my Instagram.

It’s a world where your delicate and expensive chairs that are not meant to be outside sit by your pool because, “Who cares?” A world where you have a table made from the wood of Winston Churchill’s yacht that no one uses. You have a lemon tree and an orange tree. Crystals the size of toddlers. A People’s Choice Award. This is nirvana. Nothing can hurt you here—not tax season, not Ellen DeGeneres, and certainly not the coronavirus.

"Actually, no, that's not the truth, Ellen."

For these 10 minutes, you can pretend you actually are Dakota Johnson, gliding around your all-green kitchen, not knowing what a teacup saucer is. Your neighbors will complain that your bamboo trees are too high, but that’s okay because you’re Dakota Johnson. You can tell them to “shove it.”

In this world, there are no rules: just perfect bangs, antique pianos, and a table maybe owned by Ryan Murphy, the former keeper of the house. Trust me: You need this escape right now. It’s a thing you won’t even realize you needed until you watch it. Check out the video, below, and when you’re done, come talk to me. Aren’t you calmer? Happier? Ready to take on this pandemic with the enthusiasm Dakota Johnson has for 1stdibs? I thought so.


Dakota Johnson Reveals She’s Actually Allergic to Limes After Claiming to Love Them: 'I Just Lied'

The actress went viral in March 2020 for her Architectural Digest home tour where she revealed her love for limes.

By Georgia Slater
January 22, 2021 12:23 PM


Dakota Johnson is coming clean as a fruit fibber.

During Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the actress revealed that she had lied about her infatuation with limes during her viral Architectural Digest house tour back in March 2020.

While giving a behind-the-scenes look at her all-green kitchen, Johnson pointed out a bowl of limes and said, "I love limes, I love them. They're great. I love them so much and I like to present them like this in my house."

Now, the actress has confessed that she doesn't love limes at all, and in fact, is allergic to the citrus fruit.

"I'm actually allergic to limes. I'm mildly allergic to limes and honeydew melon," she told Fallon, noting that limes make her "tongue itch."

"Actually, no, that's not the truth, Dakota!"

The 31-year-old explained that she had no idea the limes were going to be in her kitchen ahead of the tour.

"I actually didn't even know they were in there. I was giving the tour and went into the kitchen and it was set dressing," she revealed.

"It was hard to just ignore them, so I just lied," she continued. "I went the full opposite direction."

"Unbelievable," Fallon replied after bursting into laughter. "I'm glad you came clean."

Twitter users were sent into a frenzy after the Fifty Shades of Grey star revealed her secret, calling it "the biggest plot twist of 2021."

"As someone who loves to eat limes, i can no longer trust dakota johnson," one user joked.

"Dakota Johnson selling her house with that kitchen is my villain origin story," another person wrote.

Dakota Johnson selling her house and confessing she hates limes is the biggest plot twist of 2021.

— kat (@EMM4STONE) January 20, 2021

as someone who loves to eat limes, i can no longer trust dakota johnson

— lexi lane (@lexiIane) January 20, 2021

This is honestly one of our favorite home tours, because we love green kitchens and limes and Dakota loves green kitchens and limes. We think? Now we're confused. Fast forward to ~4:59 to see true Dakota Johnson charm:

— Architectural Digest (@ArchDigest) January 20, 2021

Architectural Digest also commented on the news, sharing that even they were "confused" at Johnson's admission.

"This is honestly one of our favorite home tours, because we love green kitchens and limes and Dakota loves green kitchens and limes. We think?" the account for the publication wrote.