The Love List
's "rebellious debutante" Jessica Nell Graves just debuted The Love List Library
and I was honored when asked to submit my
media selections. Little ole moi included in her stable of "notable bloggers, designers, tastemakers and other creatives"? Don't know how I slipped past that
velvet rope but, maybe if I'm reeeaaal
quiet no one will ask me to leave...
I tried to steer clear of my usual media suspects, e.g., The Official Preppy Handbook, Metropolitan, every Gwyneth Paltrow movie known to man, ect., and offer up selections that fly a smidgie below the radar and some oldies but goodies...
Bright Young Things & Bright Young Things London
by Brooke de Ocampo
Of all the beautiful coffee table books in our collection these are two of my favs. It's the closest I'll get to having those invisibility super powers that would allow me a peeksie into how "the other half" lives.
How To Wear Your Hermes Scarf
I started collecting these little booklets back in the early 90's and periodically lurk eBay for vintage editions. They've helped me perfect my bag o' scarf tying tricks and would be high on my list of "things to grab in the event of a fire".
The Buccaneers Mini Series
by Edith Wharton and Marion Mainwaring
Kindness of Jessica Nell Graves for allowing me to rub shoulders with cyber dignitaries such as herself and her stylish posse. Now shhhh while I try not to call attention to my presence...XXOO
English period pieces are my weakness and I fell in love with this
Masterpiece Theater miniseries staring a très young Carla Gugino when PBS first aired it ten years ago. American socialites...the London Season...titled English gentlemen...
This is "pot of tea, plate of shortbread cookies, needlepoint project, wintry weekend" afternoon perfection.
Get out the hankies. I'm usually done for the minute they open with the Born Free
theme song. Christian the Lion's got nuthin
The Man In The Moon
I think I love this
movie so much because it reminds me of summer and all the promise that it holds when you are young. It is hands down my favorite Reese Witherspoon performance.
Put John Travolta in cowboy boots and a pickup truck, have him line dancing and bull riding at Gilles in Texas, give the movie
a "hard hat days and honky tonk nights" tag line, and throw in dialogue like, "Sissy, I apologize cleeear back to the first time that I hit ya"
and I'll stop on that channel every time. Every time. Bless you TNT...
50 By Bobby Short (Box Set)
The cabaret singing, piano playing Bobby Short
was an institution at the Carlyle in NYC and one of my biggest regrets will always be having missed out on seeing him perform live. Alas, the closest I ever got was watching him sing for Lucy Camden on 7th Heaven. Some girls on tv have all the luck...
Tunnel of Love
I've actually had this
song taken away from me before due to over play. Yeppers, the bff and Babe can attest to my love of this song. Sha na na na na na naaaaaaaa...
The Pat Conroy Cookbook: Recipes of My Life
by Pat Conroy
The minute Pat Conroy came out with a cookbook
I was the first in line. How could someone write so beautifully about low country cooking in 'Prince of Tides' and NOT
be a foodie? I will take his vinaigrette to my grave but, not before I make a name for myself as the "hostess with the mostest" making it for appreciative dinner guests...