All over my neighborhood are signs like this: Before I was on Hollywood’s schedule, so August was a busy time for me. While all my friends and neighbors fled the August heat and tourists, I stayed behind in Rome writing and pitching TV projects. Now I’m on a local schedule and it’s a trip. … Continue reading August In Rome
It’s a cloudy, rainy day in Rome. To be honest, I’m so over the rainy season it’s not funny. Perhaps living in sunny Los Angeles for ten years has ruined my ability to cope with normal winter weather. I went to college in Upstate New York. I’m from the East Coast. Now all of a … Continue reading Weekend Inspiration – Kate Spade + Bicycles + Shutters On The Beach = Stylish Fun
In 2011 the Italian fashion label Miu Miu started Women’s Tales, a series of short films about women directed by female directors from all over the world. Their most recent short was directed by Ava DuVernay. Ava won the best director award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Here is more information about Ava’s short … Continue reading THE DOOR by Ava DuVernay – Film, Dècor, and Fashion.
Last month I attended Kathryn M. Ireland’s Interior Design Bootcamp in Los Angeles. That would be Kathryn the internationally known designer, NOT Kathy the former SI cover model. One Hollywood exec said to me, “I thought you were talking about the model the entire time. Alas, now our conversation has become less interesting to me.” … Continue reading Get Your Interior Design On – The Kathryn M. Ireland Bootcamp Experience
Years ago when I was in the middle of hell a Hollywood film development executive, I worked 24/7. I also made no money, but on my birthday I would buy either a bag, shoes, or jewelry. For a few years (until the production company I worked for shut down) I alternated between which item to … Continue reading Stylish Simplicity – Earrings – Me&Ro Jewelry
For those who don’t watch NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”, here are two clips explaining what the heck the title of this post is referring to. Not having a steady paycheck is of course one of the major downsides of starting your own company and/or being a writer. Your landlord doesn’t care if your latest script … Continue reading It’s Important To Treat. Yo. Self.
I’m in shock. Nobody outside her immediate family knew she was even ill. Here’s a link to the ABC News breaking report about her death. While she may be better known for her films, Nora was also a very witty journalist/novelist. Her book “I Feel Bad About My Neck” is hilarious. Nora and her words … Continue reading RIP Nora Ephron
My first trip to southern France was incredible. My friend’s boss invited me to join them on his yacht. At first I wasn’t sure about going since I didn’t have a film at the festival and I had nothing to wear. I like to have a plan. What exactly would I do in Cannes? My … Continue reading Buon Viaggio – Cannes and St. Tropez
The Bravo show recently started playing in Italy on SKY Cable, channel 124 on Thursday nights. I read about the show before it premiered in the States. Many wondered if a show with decorating budgets in the millions would appeal to the public during a recession. I think they picked a great “cast.” Some of … Continue reading Million Dollar Decorators Airs In Italy
This Tom Ford dress is not an easy look to pull off. With a dress this “simple” the tailoring has to be impeccable and the accessories must be on point. That cuff! There are no bells and whistles to distract the eye. It’s a formal gown, yet the dress looks comfortable. The cape was … Continue reading Tom Ford’s Stylish Simplicity At The Oscars