Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My Favorite Love Stories!

Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a top by Vince, a skirt from Anthropologie and C. Wonder shoes.

I am a big fan of movies in general and specifically, Love Stories. The best types of Love Stories are the one's where the couple in question have some hardship that they have to overcome in order to be together. Sometimes it's that they come from different worlds, or their families are against it in some way (think, the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet), or they are kept apart by other people, cultures, or sickness or death.

Here are my top favorite Love Stories.

The first, aptly titled, Love Story is a movie from the early 70's starring Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal. In their case, they are originally kept apart by O'Neal's character's family and he denounces them in order to marry her. They realize success on their own terms, only to find out that MacGraw's character is dying of cancer. This movie has one of my all time favorite quotes about love,

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."

The Notebook is another story of lovers from different socio-economic backgrounds, all though, this time it's the girl that is from a wealthy family and Ryan Gosling's character who is poor. They are torn apart by Rachel McAdam's character's disapproving family and eventually brought back together by fate.

Something's Gotta Give is both a love story and a hilarious comedy directed by Hollywood heavy hitter, Nancy Meyers, starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton. This "forbidden" love starts quite humorously, as Nicholson's character is dating Keaton's much younger daughter! They end up falling in love and it's a hilarious "coming of age" love story.

The Sound of Music is such a classic and if for some reason you haven't seen it, you must.
Julie Andrews is a former nun that is released from the convent to be a governess for an Navy Captain's brood of children. Their love is obviously forbidden as Captain Von Trapp is her boss and she is supposed to be a nun. But a beautiful love story nonetheless, with great music, which you know I love!

West Side Story finds two lovers from different worlds, who's friends and families are rivals.
Such fabulous music and a love story I adore watching over and over.

South Pacific follows a nurse and French plantation owner kept apart by revelations of the plantation owner's past and family.
I have the whole soundtrack on my iPhone and the songs are those I listen to tirelessly!

Breakfast at Tiffany's is probably my all time favorite movie, following Audrey Hepburn's zany character who is looking for a wealthy man to love and consistently overlooking her neighbor who is "just a writer." 

Love Story's where the couples are kept apart by outside factors--specifically being somehow different can be tied easily to interiors. Say your house is completely traditional but you find something you love with a contemporary feel---don't shy away from adding it! True love for antiques, art and furniture feels much the same as it does for another human---you won't be able to tear yourself away from it and it will be all you think about! Or maybe you have mostly French antiques but you find a textile with a Southwestern influence, or an Asian antique piece strikes you, but you have mostly English country pieces. Don't be afraid to mix styles in your home---the result is all too often magical!

Last night for dinner I made rack of lamb and a kale salad.

Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific is one of my favorite songs---it is so beautiful and romantic.

Do tell, what are your favorite love stories?

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