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My Favorite Things

Roman Coppola was just 10 years old when he moved to the Philippines to join his father, Francis Ford Coppola, on the set of Apocalypse Now; nearly 50 years on, the Academy Award-nominated filmmaker is still perhaps most at home behind the camera, whether he’s directing music videos for The Strokes and Paul McCartney, producing his sister Sofia Coppola’s upcoming biopic Priscilla, or writing Asteroid City, Moonrise Kingdom, and The French Dispatch, alongside his frequent collaborator Wes Anderson. Herewith, Coppola shines a light on his seasonal essentials

Wes Anderson


Do Not Detonate Without Presidential Approval

“An enjoyable and diverse summer read. Co-edited by Wes Anderson, this book is a collection of writing on midcentury cinema and the American West that served as inspiration for our new film, Asteroid City. Of special interest: Bob Balaban’s journal entries from the set of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Rigaud Paris


Cyprès Large Candle

“The scent of the classic green Cyprès candle brings back a flood of memories from the mid-70s. They say Jackie O burned these in the White House… A total classic.”



Men’s Le Grand Bleu Slip-On Sneakers

“At the beginning of every summer, I buy a pair of Rivieras. By the end of the summer, they’re nicely worn out, and they’re so comfortable that I can never discard them. I love the variety of colors. I usually get the mesh or perforated suede.”



Luxury Ballpoint Pen

“Pelikan makes elegant and beautiful writing instruments and fountain pens, but I’m inclined towards the convenient ballpoint. My go-to is the K600 black and blue with gold trim.”



Gina Giraffe Soft Toy

“There’s always a kid in your life who will appreciate one of these classic, elegant stuffies. I just gifted my new nephew with this cute little fuzzy giraffe.”

Old Holland


15055 German Black Box Half Pan Paints

“Every summer, I enjoy trying my hand at watercolor. I recommend this Old Holland ‘half pan’ set of 24 colors. Get a few packs of watercolor paper postcards and send your creations to loved ones.”



310 Freedom Boardshorts

“Birdwell Beach Britches are a California essential. Originally designed for surfers, they feature great style and wonderful colors. I recommend the classic 310 shorts.”

Pacific Tote Co.


Catalina Tote Bag

“Another great summer essential, Pacific Totes are high-quality, made in the USA, California-inspired bags from my own company. They come in fun colors and different sizes. My usual size is the Catalina, but the Zuma pouches are also essential for small items.”




“A new summer essential! An app I’ve developed, which allows you to step away from email and only receive contact from those who you wish to be in touch with (and get a summary of the rest). It will be available to the public July 4 on the app store! No better way to celebrate Independence Day than by curtailing your email.”


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Custom Asset Tags

“These cool and colorful tags are a great, practical solution for labeling your tech items. You can customize them with you name and contact info. I have them on my computer, phone, and camera equipment…”

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