“Above all, be the heroine of your life. Not the victim.”
(Nora Ephron, one of my favorite authors of all time)
Amen, Amen, Amen. I love this so much.
Summer just isn’t stopping for me!
As much as I’d love to sit back and relax by the pool (or by the ocean) with a book, it just isn’t going to happen because I seem to keep getting busier and busier.
But that’s a good thing!!! No complaints here! I. AM. THANKFUL!!!
Here’s my High-Low this week for your enjoyment.
Well, I may not be reading poolside or oceanside. But there’s always bathside! My new bedtime book, Why You’re Not Married Yet provides needed inspiration (& laughter) during my bedtime baths. I know how the title sounds. I do. But whatever you’re thinking, it’s not. I swear. I looooooove Tracy McMillan! When I read her books, it’s like a wiser, enlightened, big sister-version-of-me is talking to myself. Sign of a brilliant, provocative and moving author. She always gives my pink highlighter quite a workout. And I’m proud to know, and read, her.
Farmers Market Brunch with friends. My first few years in L.A., a group of us would gather at the Farmers Market at the Grove every Sunday. They were so much fun I call these times lost days – just eating, drinking and catching up with friends. Such a luxury of youth!
With my brother in town, I decided to resurrect those luxurious, lost days and invited some of my favorite people. I think we just may have started a new, repurposed tradition!
Getting to have a Girls Night Out at “A Night of Beauty” at The Viceroy Santa Monica with my favorite photographer – and – one of my favorite people, Amy Opoka.
Coming up with a new recipe: Oreo Surprise Cupcakes
This new giftwrapping collection I spotted at Target.
This reminds me of someone!!
A fun summer ‘do: Cascading Half-Up
Getting some poolside cocktails with precious friends from my years with Barbra. Sweet summer memories!
A friend’s Texas-themed party in beautiful Topanga Canyon. Between the band and the views, it was sheer bliss!
And, lastly, I spotted this at Sephora last week. I can hardly wait to get it! It smells just like camp & summer romance. Coveting this right now.
There’s just one but it’s a big one.
I’m a big Nora Ephron fan. Have been ever since I saw Heartburn. Man, talk about a good, empowering breakup movie! And then, I read the book the movie was based on.
Wow. I fell in love with Nora – like so many did. Her honesty, humor and belief in the power of women was palpable. And her passing simply cannot be taken lightly. Heaven may have gained a sweet, sassy angel but we have lost a dear heart and a once-in-a-lifetime talent.
BF Asks: What was your favorite Nora Ephron work?