Category Archives: Jackie O


Fairy Tale Interrupted

Rosemarie Terenzio starts her new book Fairy Tale Interrupted by saying “Two types of people exist in the world: those who are obsessed with the Kennedys and those who aren’t” Clearly I fit in the first camp. I am obsessed with all things Jackie and Kennedy which is why I had to buy this book. I read it cover to cover and really enjoyed it. Rose Marie shares her experiences working with John and her relationship and unparalleled loyalty to JFK Jr. She shares some fun stories and great lessons. Its evident she held him in high regard and like many was in awe at times of his elegance, class and grace.
So, now I move on to Once Upon a Secret by Mimi Alford. I am intrigued by life in the 60s. Wishing I had gone to Miss Porter’s School in CT too!
Since I am engrossed in all things Kennedy at the moment, I pulled out these CDs I received as a gift at Christmas to listen to in my car. The recordings with Jackie were made only 4 months after JFK’s assination. I am sure they will be interesting. 20-30 min in and I am only on the introduction!

On My Bookshelf: Are You A Jackie Or A Marilyn?

So excited to read this book I just received from my friend Kathleen. Obviously no suspense on the answer on this one but cant wait to read the details!!


3 Degrees of Separation: My Girl Jackie O

So by know you probably know I am obsessed with my girl, Jackie O. Can you imagine my excitement when I received a cookbook written by Marta Sgubin who knew Jackie personally? Seriously, 3 tiny degrees of separation between me and my idol.

Marta started out as a governess to Caroline and John and then her role changed to become a housekeeper and finally Jackie’s friend. Marta is a gifted cook so naturally her role included cooking for Jackie, whom she affectionately called “Madam”, and the family. The pictures in the book, Cooking for Madam are so intimate and personal and I cant wait to try some of the amazing recipes. First on my list, Summer Spaghetti Salad. It looks delicious!

Ever so elegant, Jackie.

Personal note from Marta to me on the front cover.

Marta’s cookbook

I am for sure going to put one of my Hampton Paper cookbook labels in the front of this book!


My Girl: Jackie O

It’s no secret I am obsessed with Jackie O. Considering she seems to continually resurface on magazines and in books, it’s evident I am not the only one! For Christmas I received the new book about her work as a book editor, Reading Jackie and I am looking forward to yet another glimpse into her world.
I also just came across this fab photo of her in London circa 1970 taken by Ted West at Ralph Lauren and decided it was a must for my new house.
Print available for $450.00 at Ralph Lauren