Grey Weekend


Good morning all, how was your weekend? Mine was spent watching the amazing biopic Grey Gardens… such a sad and unusual story about lost opportunities in life. The 2009 film features Drew Barrymore and is based on the 1975 documentary of the same name.

In 1972, a tabloid newspaper in New York revealed an extraordinary story – two women, mother and daughter Edith and Edie Bouvier Beale aunt and first cousin of Jackie Kennedy were discovered living in squalor and isolation in their dilapidated once glittering family home in the Hamptons. Aspiring singers and wonderful eccentrics, they let two documentary film makers into their home to film their extraordinary lives. The 2009 film shows their lives during the documentary and how they came to their present fate.

Although a sad tale, the characters are hilarious and charming and you can’t help but be mesmerized. I would recommend everyone watch this, I did – three times in one weekend!

Anyway, we have lots to look forward to this week, beautiful interiors and exciting design discoveries, lots of good things to eat and new people to meet! Next, an interview with Karine Kong of Bodie and Fou…

Author: Rohini Wahi

Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.

She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at

1 Comment on Grey Weekend

  1. Natalie
    Monday, January 25th, 2010 12:05 at 12:05 pm (9 years ago)

    Am so cross. Had that saved on my PVR and deleted it the other day due to lack of space. I suspected I’d made a mistake – looks like I was right!

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