How To Live Like A Santangelo


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 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.


4O1kyIqTld5pOCqGIdSo2fhH-wBoYAFfrd8evqT6oQUNever back down.

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


iJFzknFEK7pwjuRiVex00eailwyCNOZ-rNYHtul2lOMAlways respect yourself.

Pity the fool who fucks with you.


56xmPUuHSVA93zR1J48oCy-vnf55-_-eQGrbo1YlH3cKnow how to kick a guy in the balls.  

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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