amy merrickliving in

living in: troop beverly hills

by amym

Last week, I was on a first date, and when the subject of favorite movies came up, I blurted out that Troop Beverly Hills was my number one. I mean, it’s not technically true, but I was nervous and must have had it on the brain thanks to this post. Take my advice — the whole getting to know you better process is awkward enough without Shelley Long getting involved. 1980s glam camping (ahem, glamping) is something best savored with girlfriends and bottles of cheap champagne at grownup slumber parties, not dark bars with handsome boys, but it should be savored nonetheless. — Amy M.

1. Yellow and White Striped Tent, $1400; 2. Glow in the Dark Compass, $5; 3. J.Crew Satin Jumpsuit, $300; 4. Girl Scout Cookies, $4; 5. Desert Sleeping Bag, $84; 6. Giorgio Body Powder, $2; 7. Louis Vuitton Agenda Book, $535; 8. Pocket Corkscrew, $54; 9. Champagne Stand, $30; 10. Marshmallow Skewers, $34/set of 9

The second roundup and more movie stills continue after the jump . . .

Troop Beverly Hills was a touchstone of my youth. Ridiculous outfits and star-studded cookie sales drives; color-coordinated hiking packs and room service at The Beverly — I wanted to be a wilderness girl with every ounce of my being. Patches in diamond appraisal? Yes, sign me up — still.

1. Martinique Banana Leaf Wallpaper; 2. Rhinestone Frog Pin, $16; 3. BriteLyt Lantern, $134; 4. Green Beret, $14; 5. Antique Campaign Chair, $3250; 6. Vintage Cigarette Holder, $15; 7. White Birch Logs, $15; 8. Nikon Binoculars, $84; 9. Crosley Desk Phone, $40; 10. Copper Fondue Set, $99

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