I recently watched Mr. Turner – a fascinating film about the last 25 years of J.M.W. Turner’s life. This cinematic portrayal paints the man as a brilliant artist with an incredibly unique perspective and expression of nature. He’s a complex amalgamation of opposites; he is loving and brutish, sensitive and rough, adventurous and a home body, traditional and anarchic. The Turner exhibition at The Getty Center is not to be missed. It had been years since I was last at the Getty and was duly reminded of the incredible gift it is; the art collections, the buildings, the site, the gardens! Make sure to make a luncheon reservation in the dinning room – a great treat with views to the sea. A wonderful reminder that summer is here and so are our light and airy, cotton and linen summer dresses.