Playlist: My 2018 Brand Is for Wealthy Divorceés When Martha’s Vineyard Isn’t Enough

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Scene: French countryside in winter.

I am wrapped in a floor length faux fur coat and earmuff. My new diamond earrings and rings sparkle in the brisk sunshine. From afar, I watch the children playing with their au pair in a grassy knoll. I look down and there is a glass of champagne in my hand – how fitting. I drink my champagne with glee, relishing the cold breeze blowing across my face. My phone rings: it’s my ex-husband’s lawyer. I reject the call. Suddenly a hand clothed in the softest leather glove lands on my shoulder. It’s my new lover, Ashanti. The phone rings again and I throw it off of a cliff (we’re on a cliff now) as we kiss. Our hair tangles in the wind. The waves crash behind us.


For Wealthy Divorceés When Martha’s Vineyard Isn’t Enough

You Don’t Own Me, Leslie Gore

Starboy, The Weeknd

Somebody Else, VÉRITÉ

Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Neil Sedaka

Girls! Girls! Girls!, Liz Phair

Habits (Stay High), Tove Lo

Tears Dry on Their Own, Amy Winehouse

You Don’t Own Me, Grace

Bitch, Lolawolf

Do It Again, Röyksopp & Robyn

Wolves, Selena Gomez

Taking Chances, Céline Dion

So Pretty, Leonard Bernstein

She Loves Control, Camila Cabello

Tomboy, Habibi

IDGAF, Dua Lipa

Sorry Not Sorry, Demi Lovato

CRZY, Kehlani

Bitch Better Have My Money, Rihanna

Night and Day, Diana Krall


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Ari is a 20-something artist and educator. They are a mom to two cats, they love domesticity, ritual, and porch time. They have studied, loved, and learned in CT, Greensboro, NC, and ATX.

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  1. I have been looking for a playlist to clean all day, (I’ve been awake for an hour), this is perfect! Thanks ?

  2. I love that you included Do It Again by Röyksopp & Robyn. So many people seem to have missed that album.

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