amy merrickliving in

living in: stealing beauty

by amym

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since I first fell head over heels for Liv Tyler in Stealing Beauty. I’m not joking when I say she is the great equalizer — both girls and boys adore her; she’s so whip smart and gorgeous that it seems practically impossible that she could have spawned from Steven Tyler. In Stealing Beauty, she plays an innocent 19-year-old who spends a soul-searching summer in Italy, and I can’t help but wish I could tag along. — Amy M.

Image above: 1. Vintage Oval Tray, $65; 2. Aidan Gray Wall Sconce, $300; 3. French Glassware, $39; 4. Turned Candlestick, $99; 5. Antique Demi-John, $300; 6. Vintage Silverware, $12; 7. Neoclassical Demilune, $2800; 8. 1880s Garnet Ring, $425; 9. Diane Von Furstenberg Sandals, $190; 10. Leather Dining Chair, $550; 11. Floral Tiered Maxi Dress, $130

The second set of stills and another product roundup continue after the jump . . .

Watching her split her time between a rustic artist’s villa and an equally stunning ancient mansion, I have never dreamed more about running about in Italy. Olive groves, farm tables alfresco, wildflower bouquets, long floral dresses, stone houses and the most beautiful swimming pool I’ve ever seen. Even some of the scandalous scenes (and there are quite a few) add to the dreamy summer-fling feeling. And really, when Tuscany is involved, it’s kind of a no-brainer.

Image above: 1. Cotton Check Tablecloth, $25; 2. Composition Notebook, $5 for 2; 3. Tunisian Basket Glasses, $11; 4. Antique Corkscrew, $114; 5. Butter Dish, $12; 6. Toulon Dining Table, $2295; 7. Swedish Sidechair, $125; 8. Queen Anne’s Lace, $1.40 a stem; 9. Simon Pearce Pitcher, $95; 10. Paul Revere Lantern, $48; 11. Caran D’Ache Ballpoint Pen, $105

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  • I LOVE STEALING BEAUTY SO MUCH!!!! Years after my first (of many) viewings, in the back of my mind I’m still living a parallel life as Liv in Tuscany.
    “I wait, I wait so patiently, I’m quiet as a cup. I hope you’ll come and rattle me, quick! come wake me up.”
    Thank you for creating such a rad blog :)

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