I love movies.
If I am having a stressful day, writer's block or decorating block, I sometimes will close up my office (advantage of being your own boss!) pick up my purse and head to a movie. The total escape always reshapes my attitude. Even when I worked in the corporate world, I would often give my staff a mental break in the middle of the afternoon and take them all to a movie. Of course, I was their favorite boss!
A good friend from LA came for a visit a couple of weeks ago. She was coincidently one of my "staff" who learned early in her career, the benefits of sneaking out to a movie midday. Now she is all grown up and is a successful NBC Universal vice president and I am very proud of her accomplishments. One of her responsibilities is dealing with product placement and sponsorship in the theme parks and movies. It is a great job and being in LA, she is immersed in all things Hollywood. So, our conversation always turns to movies.
This time to the talented Nancy Meyers, the wonderful writer/director who gave us It's Complicated (see kitchen above), Something's Gotta Give, Father of the Bride and more. Her movies are an interior decorator's dream. She creates rooms that we love. They make us want to walk right in and sit down. They are as beautiful as a