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Quotable Friday and Weekend Links: Nancy Meyers Edition

Nancy Meyers Quote

That quote came from this Elle Decor article about Nancy Meyers, the writer/director responsible for some of your favorite movies: Father of the Bride, The Holiday, The Parent Trap, Private Benjamin, Something’s Gotta Give, and It’s Complicated, among others.

I’m not opposed to watching a movie for the interiors alone, but with a Nancy Meyers movie, you always get a funny, feel-good story and interesting actors, in addition to all the eye candy.

Diane Keaton’s beach house in Something’s Gotta Give is probably Meyers’ most famous movie house, and for good reason.

somethings gotta give dining room Somethings gotta give kitchen


But I’m kind of partial to Meryl Streep’s Santa Barbara house in It’s Complicated. Or maybe it’s just that I love both Meryl Streep and that movie so much.

Its Complicated Meryl Streep kitchen

It's complicated living room

It's complicated bedroom

There’s a new Nancy Meyers movie, The Intern, coming out this fall. I can’t tell from the trailer if a home will be heavily featured (although what you can see of Anne Hatthaway’s apartment looks gorgeous) but it’s obvious that it will be another wonderful Nancy Meyers film.

Here are some other links I bookmarked this week to share with you:

  • The summer rules from Elin Hilderbrand’s childhood summers on Cape Cod make me wish we could all take off for a month at the beach each summer.
  • And a People magazine editor and her husband relocated their family from Los Angeles to her native Sweden and the house is perfect. I love this example of #CreatingThisLife.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

P.S. Do you have a favorite movie house?

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  1. When the movie first came out, I liked the house in Mr. Mom. Whenever reruns of The Mary Tyler Moore Show pop up I’ve always been intrigued by Mary’s apartment (and I’m still confused by Rhoda’s apartment on that show).

    1. I remember the Mr. Mom house. A little cape I think. And yes! MTM’s apartment was the best.

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