Shocked by the news of Anthony Bourdain’s passing. In an interview with @howiekahn for @wsjmag published back in March, he said, ”Am I searching, am I seeking, am I always looking for something more? Yes.” Portrait by @ethanjamesgreen
See that girl in the far right edge of this photo? That’s me! My small-screen debut came because I was lucky enough to work as @candacebushnell’s assistant back when I was at @nyugallatin. Sex and the City (the column) had just been published as SATC (the book). Candace and Darren Star worked feverishly to turn it into the groundbreaking @hbo series. One of my hard-hitting assistant tasks was to be in the background of the fashion show scene in season 1, episode 2 aka the “Models and Mortals” episode. (I clearly played a mortal.) Can’t believe it’s been 20 years since the show’s debut. Also can’t believe my T-shirt matched Stanford Blatch’s shirt. Thank you Candace—and @sarahjessicaparker—for all the memories. #sexandthecity
One of my favorite stories in this weekend’s @wsjmag is Lise Motherwell’s reflections of her step mother Helen Frankenthaler. With a Frakenthaler show opening in Provincetown, Motherwell recalls childhood summers with the artist there—and the emotional resonance of exhibiting the work where it was made. "The privilege of growing up in an artist’s family is that you get to see the paintings over and over again—you get to grow up with them. Helen’s paintings from the ’60s are some of my favorites. They feel happy to me. There is something about the color, the lightness, the physical space where there is raw, unprimed canvas—it shows a kind of openness and freedom that very much represents what Provincetown was for Helen." The show opens at Provincetown Art Association and Museum on July 6, featuring 26 works by Frankenthaler. As told to @samedford, by Alexander Liberman/Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles #helenfrankenthaler#WSJMagazine
I love what @amandacbrooks says of her move from NY to the Cotswolds: “In New York I felt like a chameleon: I could be anything to anybody. When I moved here it defined me in a way that was very grounding. I got my time back, and I was able to find a much greater sense of self in a quieter existence.” Lucky for us, she’s opening @cutterbrooksshop and releasing a book, so we can all get a piece of her idyllic life. Read all about it @wsjmag. Story by @nat_rach, photography by @sewelland#wsjmagazine
Clowning around at The Compound with these older (not necessarily wiser) folks. Happy birthday to two of my favorite people: my dad, @lfrkcr, and this chick, @laurabrown99, who I picked up at a Marc Jacobs fashion show back in 2001. Love you both!