How To Live Like A Santangelo

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Photo Credit: Lorin Davis

It wouldn’t be summer without my carry-on reading material go-to from Jackie Collins (a summer staple scribe in my life since I was in high school) and this year’s “The Santangelos” (score all the info at bit.ly/thesantangelos) is her most delicious yet, featuring everyone’s favorite family, the members of whom are disguised versions of real-life people. “If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre,” says Jackie about her glamorous characters. If you’re familiar with heroine Lucky, you know you don’t fuck with a Santangelo. But do you know how to live like one? Here, this clan’s official rules for life.

SetHeight300-HCH6152Lunch at Nobu in Malibu

Santangelos use “lunch” as a verb, naturally.

 

Craigs 2Dinner at Craig’s in LA

A favorite of Jackie’s, as well, for the clublike atmosphere and delicious eats.

 

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Next time someone tries to take credit for your idea at work, think, would Lucky allow this?

 

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Pity the fool who fucks with you.

 

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Sometimes violence IS the answer.

 

ageAge is just a number.

When readers ask Jackie how old Lucky Santangelo is she responds, “How old is James Bond?”

 

TQ5uklwYHUoyuZZz_762lPeuWloLTGLb6nq4lewmntgDrive a red ferrari.

Because what are you, camping?

 

HMWFxZKUUella9pnFtCYBo86weCN5lBhZ8EtGJAx4RUHang with pop stars.

Famous people are just more interesting.

 

workWork hard and play harder.

Workaholics of America, take a page from The Santangelos’ book. Literally.

 

H3QMhRFz-tcQArr2POS5kaqqeOGEvTXC047fhtm982EOnly have sex with well-endowed men.

The appropriate reparation for “a luxury trip to heaven,” no?

 

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