living in: moonstruck


is the one movie we can all agree on. It’s a double whammy of entertainment, working both the romantic comedy angle and the violent Nicolas Cage angle. When both angles collide? A real crowd pleaser. The love story of a widowed accountant and a maimed baker wouldn’t seem terribly compelling, but when woven with a heavy dose of classic Brooklyn style, we’re struck, too. — Amy Merrick

1. Vintage Ariane Poster, $595; 2. Bormioli Bottle, $16; 3. Vintage Birdcage, $250/estimate; 4. Wooden Hand, $28; 5. Linen Half Apron, $27; 6. Lyre Back Chair, 7. Almond Toe Pump, $32; 8. Charm Bracelet, $197; 9. Rib Eye Steak, $16/2; 10. Golden Pothos, $6

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Ronny Cammareri (also known as sweaty Nick Cage in a wife beater) has good taste, and not just in prospective lady friends. His apartment above his family’s Italian bakery is top notch for a working-class brute — opera on vinyl, vintage prints, pressed-tin tile, straightforward furniture and houseplants.

1. Types of Italian Bread, $21; 2. Floral Coverlet, $325; 3. Coliseum Etching, $25; 4. CK Knee Boots, $143; 5. New York Coffee Cup, $15; 6. Stained Glass Lamp, $99; 7. Opera Glasses, $22; 8. White Undershirts, $9; 9. Engagement Ring, $799; 10. Subway Token Cufflinks, $103

  1. Miranda says:

    Favorite movie. Amy, you are the best.

  2. Marjaana says:

    Im from Finland, in neighborhood of Sweden, and I have never seen as romantic film as Moonstruck. Its like chocolate for soul; creamy, beautiful and tasty. People are more than interesting; they are characters of a beautiful fairy tale. Actors gave their best performance ever and they were at the same time “real”.I loved the character of an old man, who brought out the idea of ” Cosmos moon”, a fanny old man. And his very down to earth- wife, who told everyone who was coming to the kitchen in the end of the film;”..Johnny Cammareri”.. with the funny voice. And of course the whole romantic adventure of Cher and Nicholas. All around the movie I could feel cosy and warm atmosphere.

  3. Debbie says:

    I love the champagne flutes. Does anyone know the pattern? I would love to find wine glasses in that same delicate look.

  4. Dinah says:

    Greatest movie of all time. I watch it periodically as well, it gives me HOPE! It resolves my lovesickness for all things Italian. It is my feel-good movie. A la famiglia!!

  5. Angela KUfman says:

    I love the grandfather and the 5 dogs. But I don’t know any italian American family that would allow 1 dog in their house, no less 5! My grandparents always had dogs but they were outside dogs and were never allowed in the house. They lived in a dog house outside!!!


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