Things to Celebrate

The Raptors won the NBA championships. Praise be. It was a fun ride, but I cannot take sports stress any longer.

I watched The Talented Mr. Ripley for the umpteenth time to get me in the mood for an Italian adventure I’m having later this summer. I adore this movie’s style.


Tatler’s June issue is a winner. Loved The Big Easy by Helen Kirwan-Taylor about how comfort is so intoxicating. Indeed.

Watched The Price of Everything on HBO. So fascinating if you love the intersection of art and business. Girl crush on Amy Cappellazzo who is Chairman of the Fine Art division of Sotheby’s. Also, a nice cameo from author Holly Peterson, whose next Hamptons book, It’s Hot in the Hamptons, is in my to be read pile this summer.

I’ve written about Living the Life of Riley for Medium. If you like dogs and suffer from social media envy, I think you might like it. It’s been selected by their curators to be featured in their pets section, so if you like it, I’d love it if you’d give it a clap. (The link above is a friends link so you can read it for free.)

I just heard that Gloria Vanderbilt died at 95. I read her bio when I was young. What a fascinating life.

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  1. Hi Jen, I’ve also watched the video obituary – it is really rather wonderful. I’ve read your essay about Riley, it’s a lovely piece of writing.

    The Talented Mr. Ripley is such a great movie. I love the fashion; it’s amazing to think that the characters played by Gwyneth and Cate are actually so very young, but look so mature in those beautiful clothes and with their mannerisms etc.


    • I really need to watch that video! Thank you for the sweet comments on my writing. Every once in a while I try to put up a deeper, more personal piece. It’s always quite nerve-wracking so I appreciate the lovely comment from you. Isn’t that a great film style-wise. It’s one of those I like to catch every year or so for inspiration. Xx


  2. Back when I was in high school, I was obsessed with Jude Law and I remember loving The Talented Mr. Ripley. I had it on VHS and would watch it all the time! Unfortunately, I haven’t re-watched it IN AGES! The next time I visit the library, I’ll see if it’s available to borrow.


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