Christmas with Southern Living 2017 continues its thirty-plus-year reign as the South's most-anticipated, comprehensive guide to the holidays. With over 100 all-new recipes for entertaining and giving along with dozens of decorating ideas for every taste and budget, it's the ultimate one-stop book for all things Christmas.
hardcover, 144 pages
Once upon a time, closets were merely a place to store clothes. LA Closet Design presents Closet Design Bible, a compilation of ultra high-end closet spaces, spanning multiple countries for more than a decade. As the industry leader in custom closet design, Lisa Adams’ clientele includes world-renowned figures in entertainment, professional sports, politics, and business. Complete with boutique display lighting and all the techy extras, these spaces reflect the specific needs of each client, while challenging conventional idea of the closet. For the first time, the details of these very personal sanctuaries are made public. Rich with imagery of carefully appointed spaces, this book gives readers an in-depth look at the fully custom features of Lisa’s closets. Among these pages are many of the designer’s own expert tips, which readers can use to elevate this once overlooked space, and ultimately calm the chaos of everyday life.View full product details
More Than 150 Drinks + Appetizers and Party Menus
The Editors of Food & Wine
hardcover, 272 pages
Cocktails features over 150 of our best cocktail recipes—from classics to contemporary craft cocktails—all from America’s most innovative bartenders.
This beautiful and comprehensive guide includes essential tips, tools and techniques for the home bartender, plus dozens of party-worthy recipes, like Guacamole with Pickled Jalapeno and Maple-Glazed Peanuts and Bacon to pair with your favorite drinks. Over 20 menu ideas of both drinks and bites cover holiday celebrations, weekend brunch, cozy gatherings, and much more. The drink recipes are organized by type of spirit, plus chapters on aperitifs, big-batch cocktails and festive non-alcoholic beverages. This book is not a technical bartender manual, but showcases the art of mixing a proper drink as well as the art of offering hospitality with the finest in food and drink.
Coffee from A to Z
From Bean to Perfect Cup & Everything in Between
Nick Voulgaris III
Contribution by Nespresso
hardcover, 224 pages
The Nespresso story began with a simple but revolutionary idea: to enable anyone to create the perfect cup of coffee, just like a skilled barista. This official book with Nespresso examines just what goes into this coffee experience, from tastings and terroir to the importance of responsible and sustainable coffee bean farming.
Coffee from A to Z stands out by bringing the entire coffee world together in one volume. The book is organized alphabetically as entries literally from A to Z—from lifestyle and travel to the terroir of coffee, and brewing tips, from coffee bean to perfect finished cup, even a recipe insert. With rich photography and compelling text and Pinterest PinCode technology throughout for enhanced content like videos and articles the book will immerse the reader in a visual experience. Proceeds will benefit the Rainforest Alliance, a longtime partner of Nespresso.
John B. Murray
Elizabeth Brooke Murray
Foreword by Bunny Williams
hardcover, 256 pages
Through his mastery of traditional detailing and his deep commitment to quality in every aspect of architecture, John B. Murray draws upon the rich and enduring legacy of the classical tradition to create residences that speak to the expectations of contemporary life.
New Old House Journal observes: “Murray has a reputation for refined and gracious designs and renovations of fashionable residences—from grand country estates to New York City apartments and townhouses.” He is particularly adept at interpreting his clients’ dreams into stunning built reality. Murray designs residences that imbue their occupants with a refined sense of well being.
Through the presentation of fifteen country and city residences, Murray reveals an extraordinary mastery of the classical vocabulary and a sensitivity to proportion and scale. Within that framework Murray inserts the comforts of contemporary living in a way that is seamless and completely logical. A unique aspect of his process is the traditional Beaux-Arts drawing known as the Analytique, which brings together all of the significant elements of a design in a harmonious and balanced whole.
The projects range from glamorous Fifth Avenue apartments with breathtaking terraces and Central Park views to a rambling shingle style house in the Hamptons and a pristine neoclassical retreat in Columbia County to the restoration of the President’s House at Yale University. Collaborating interior designers include Ellie Cullman of Cullman & Kravis, Thomas Jayne of Jayne Design Studio, and Brian McCarthy of Brian McCarthy Inc.
Alain Ducasse is one of France's best-known chefs and well known for his devotion to healthful eating, as demonstrated in his critically acclaimed and best-selling book "Alain Ducasse Nature." Now the multi-Michelin-starred chef goes back to basics and rediscovers the pleasures of preparing simple, locally sourced, natural food for children, from ages 6 months to 3 years. The simple yet delicious dishes included here highlight a range of flavor combinations in which vegetables, fruits, and grains take pride of place, while animal protein is used sparingly. Ducasse casts aside preconceived notions of baby food to reveal that its essence should be composed of the same essential ingredients used in food for adults-locally sourced, seasonal produce and fresh flavors based on a simplified repertoire of recipes without the additives and preservatives found in commercial baby food. Charts, sidebars, and asides containing useful snippets of Ducasse's experience and nutritionist Paule Neyrat's advice are peppered throughout the charmingly illustrated recipes, making for a book that is both useful and beautiful for every parent wishing to start their children out with good eating habits.
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100 Spirited Recipes
Hardcover, 256 pages
Boozy starters, main meals, desserts, and more, accompanied by stunning photography
Julia Child famously commented, "I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food . . . " Kristy Gardner has taken this idea to the next level in Cooking with Cocktails. Every recipe is touched with alcohol; the result is a punchy visual adventure with roots in Italian and French cuisine that demands enjoying meals with passion, with friends, and with alcohol. Recipes include:
• Irish Whisky French Onion Soup
• Limoncello Spot Prawns with Fresh Black Pepper
• Beer Braised Chicken Thighs
• Apple Cider Pork Loin with Thyme and Rosemary
• Red Wine Poached Pears with Creamy Ricotta
• Whiskey Soaked Vanilla Anise Cherries
Join the celebration of the very best that life has to offer—good friends, good food, good drink, great stories, and bad jokes—with humor, delicious recipes, and mouth-watering photographs.
Rustic touches borrowed from barns, cabins, cottages, and farmhouses make even modern homes feel warm and snug. Country Living offers an abundance of inspiring ideas and gorgeous photographs to help you find your design style, whether it’s Classic Down-Home Charm, Eclectic Country, Reclaimed Rustic, and more!
In our increasingly global society the only thing more important than what we say is how we say it. Newly updated and expanded, Crane's Blue Book of Stationery provides all the guidance you need to communicate confidently with others in both personal and professional correspondences. This invaluable illustrated guide will ensure you send the right message, no matter what the situation.
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Photography by William Abranowicz
Hardcover, 240 pages
The first book from acclaimed Brooklyn-based interior designer Kathryn Scott, whose handcrafted interiors evoke a sense of serenity, harmony, and simplicity.
Kathryn Scott is a designer whose disciplined eye results in interiors praised for their beauty and minimalism, as well as their artisanal details. Through ten residences, bookended by Scott’s own acclaimed five-story, nineteenth-century Italianate brownstone in Brooklyn Heights and her ravishing country house, the book explores the idea of home as sanctuary, a place to rest, replenish, and refocus.
From a Parisian-inspired neoclassical town house, to an elegant Central Park West penthouse, to a modern retreat in the Hudson Valley, the houses profiled here showcase the importance of architectural detailing, the classical rules of proportion, and the importance of integrating beautiful materials and finishes in uncommon ways. Interwoven with the stories of the houses are explorations of the themes found in Scott’s work. This book is a celebration of simplicity, beautiful detailing, and unexpected materials and styles.
Photography by Jorge Laserna
Hardcover, 304 pages
The perfect introduction to Cuba, for those who can’t resist the island’s charm
At a time when more travelers are discovering or rediscovering Cuba, this book is an in-depth exploration of 101 of the most authentic and compelling sites that reveal the real Cuba. Caribbean antiques expert, art historian, and adventurer Michael Connors presents the breadth of this island’s most intriguing destinations and architectural treasures. The book features iconic places such as the tobacco plantations in Pinar del Río, the fortresses and palacios, Hemingway’s home outside of Havana, Xanadu (the DuPont mansion), the old French Triolet Pharmacy in Matanzas, and the Sugar Mill Valley in Sancti Spíritus. The lush photographs were shot exclusively for this book, bringing each location and treasure alive.
It is a traveler’s mantra these days: see Cuba before it loses its 1950s nostalgia and turns into a tourist trap. Whether you are planning a trip or dreaming of faraway places from the comfort of your living room, this volume is more than a reference book, it is an insider’s guide to the heart and soul of exquisite, nostalgic, and always fascinating Cuba.
This handsome, two-color collection highlights more than 400 quotes about fatherhood from notable dads in the worlds of sports, politics, the arts, and more.
“My dad believed in me, even when I didn’t. He always knew I could do this.”—Taylor Swift
The relationship between father and child is one that embodies love, protection, and pride. From Sidney Poitier wanting to be just like his dad to Jimmy Fallon describing fatherhood as a whole new level of happiness, these voices soar when describing the profound influence a father can have.
With quotes by and about fathers, including everyone from Barack Obama and Matt Damon to Sigmund Freud and Meryl Streep, Dad is the perfect gift for the most important man in all of our lives.
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A heartwarming story of how a fox figures out how to be a good daddy to a noisy little gosling with a little help from his friends.
When Aput the fox finds an abandoned goose egg, he has no idea what’s in store for him. He doesn’t know what to do when the gosling hatches and immediately imprints on him. After all, Aput doesn’t know anything about caring for a baby. So he asks his friends for help. Along the way, Aput learns that babies need warm clothes, lots of sleep, healthy snacks, and a bedtime story. With each lesson Aput becomes more confident in his role as Daddy and more sure he can give what every baby needs—love.
This sweet new baby story is perfect for Father’s Day or as a new baby gift any time of year.
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Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement. Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry award—including America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention.
Everyone loves to “chip and dip.” Featuring more than 50 recipes from light and healthy snacks to rich and creamy recipes for sharing, here you’ll find a dip for every taste and occasion.
Sociable and relaxed party food; indulgent TV-night grazing, or a healthier alternative to high-fat salty snacks, dips continue to be enduringly popular. Whether made from pulses, nuts and seeds; vegetables, fruit and herbs; fish and meat; or yogurt and cheese, the possibilities for color, texture, and flavor are endless.
Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend
Joanna Saltz & The Editors of Delish
hardcover, 416 pages
heir motto is, "You don't have to know how to cook—you just have to love to eat." That’s why Delish is the fastest-growing food media brand on the Internet: It speaks to a new generation of food lovers who don’t fancy themselves chefs. This hugely popular site—their Bacon-Weave S'mores video racked up 11 million views and a quarter of a million shares within 24 hours—is the destination for fun, super-shareable recipes and stories that get people excited to get into the kitchen. The Delish editors want their audience to know it's okay to make a mess—food is meant to be shared, not perfected—and all of their content is "accidentally educational,” featuring step-by-step photography that’s packaged in such a way that you don’t even realize you’re learning something. The fun-packed Delish cookbook brings the same message to the page, and features more than 275 recipes and ideas that are meant to be devoured: Grilled Cheese Dippers, Sloppy Joe Potato Skins, Chicken Parm Burgers, Lasagna Stuffed Peppers, Mint Chip Brownie Cups, Cookie Dough Cheesecake, and dozens more. This is the book their 30 million fans are waiting for.View full product details
Photography by Simon Brown
Following on from the hugely successful titles A Living Space and Every Room Tells a Story, Kit Kemp is back with another colorful and exciting interiors book that showcases her unique approach to design.
In Design Thread, Kit shares the inspiration that her travels have on her design decisions: whether it's a fabric from India that inspires a wallpaper, or a collection of baskets sourced from across the UK to decorate a bar in New York, Kit is an expert at creating memorable spaces. As always, she creates creates personal, handcrafted rooms by bending the rules and combining color and wit. This lavishly photographed interiors book shows how to leave behind design "rules" to create truly beautiful, original interiors.
Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look
Foreword by Hamish Bowles
hardcover, 272 pages
The first exploration of the two decorators who worked closely with Christian Dior and translated the spirit of the New Look into interior design
Dior and His Decorators is the first work on the two interior designers most closely associated with Christian Dior. Like the unabashedly luxurious fashions of Dior’s New Look, which debuted in 1947, the interior designs of Victor Grandpierre and Georges Geffroy infused a war-weary world with a sumptuous new aesthetic—a melding of the refined traditions of the past with a wholly modern sense of elegance. Author Maureen Footer recounts the lives and work of this influential trio, illustrated with a trove of evocative vintage photographs. Grandpierre designed Dior’s first couture house, creating not only the elegantly restrained look of the salons but also the template for the Dior brand, including typeface, logo, and packaging. Both Grandpierre and Geffroy (who worked independently) designed the interior of Dior’s townhouse. After the couturier’s untimely death in 1957, Grandpierre and Geffroy went on to design salons for other couturiers, as well as homes for the likes of Yves Saint Laurent, Marcel Rochas, Gloria Guinness, Daisy Fellowes, and Maria Callas.
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Since launching in 2005, domino has attracted a fiercely loyal following, which looks to the brand as the definitive source for decorating and style. The brand’s first book, domino: The Book of Decorating, was an immediate bestseller upon its release and has established itself as the quintessential guide to demystifying interior design. domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home builds on the first book with a more detailed and modern perspective on how to personalize, style, and create a home you love. In a time when the flood of decorating advice and inspiration online can feel overwhelming, domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home provides a trusted filter, using the friendly and authoritative voice of domino to teach readers about attainable, stylish design and how to make it uniquely your own.
domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home will help readers to:
-Identify your personal decorating style
-Find inspiration from hundreds of beautiful, inspiring photos of real homes
-Style the major and minor components of your home—from textiles to table settings to art
-Shop for quality pieces that will stand the test of time
-Learn from domino editors and tastemakers about how to style magazine-quality looks in their own spaces
Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes a series of horrific discoveries about his client. Soon afterwards, various bizarre incidents unfold in England: an apparently unmanned ship is wrecked off the coast of Whitby; a young woman discovers strange puncture marks on her neck; and the inmate of a lunatic asylum raves about the 'Master' and his imminent arrival. In Dracula, Bram Stoker created one of the great masterpieces of the horror genre, brilliantly evoking a nightmare world of vampires and vampire hunters and also illuminating the dark corners of Victorian sexuality and desire.
The ultimate language-learning tool for visual thinkers, these portable sketchbooks help budding artists and travelers build vocabulary with 150 drawing prompts in French (with English translations printed nearby to peek at as needed).
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Part of Penguin's` beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Beautiful, clever, rich - and single - Emma Woodhouse is perfectly content with her life and sees no need for either love or marriage. Nothing, however, delights her more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. But when she ignores the warnings of her good friend Mr Knightley and attempts to arrange a suitable match for her protegee Harriet Smith, her carefully laid plans soon unravel and have consequences that she never expected. With its imperfect but charming heroine and its witty and subtle exploration of relationships, Emma is often seen as Jane Austen's most flawless work.
Lavinia Brance Snyder
Photography by Mark Roskams
Foreword by Lord Patrick Beresford
hardcover, 240 pages
A beautiful style book celebrating the equestrian life and upscale country living in England, Scotland and Ireland that combines high style elegance with all the signature elements of an equestrian-centered life such as tack rooms; trophy and portrait rooms; coach houses, stables, and wood-paneled libraries.
A visual study of the equestrian lifestyle, showcasing stables and interiors of country houses and estates of the British Isles and Ireland. Often situated on idyllic grounds these houses boast classical interiors with a traditional décor, which continues to inspire home and lifestyle brands worldwide. Centuries-old residences belonging to owners of polo ponies; magnificent thoroughbreds; hunt horses; and carriage teams are included in this extensive and lavishly illustration collection. From Royal Mews and stately homes with stables and barns to polo clubs and stud farms the photography showcases the best of the British Isle’s diverse equine homes and is a must-have for any equestrian or traditional interiors enthusiast.
Guest houses can be found in nearly every corner of the world as urban and rural dwellers open their homes, or build new ones, to host visitors. These guest houses take a multitude of forms, styles, and even names—B&B in Britain, pension in France, minshuku in Japan, as well as being referred to as apartment hotels, boutique hotels, or hostels in some cases—but their primary goal is to satisfy the accommodation requirements and desired experience of the guests.
In contrast to the ordinary hotel, guest houses combine unique and attractive features with thematic concepts that are intended to appeal to a visitor's individuality. Hosts provide guests with more than just accommodation options; they seek to generate an environment that offers a cultural experience by means of personalised interaction and service. On a conceptual level, the guest house addresses architecture and interior design as critical methods of contributing to an alternative or ideal lifestyle.
Escape: Designing the Modern Guest House showcases 43 distinctive projects from around the world. These exclusive works have visual and spatial impact, representing the essence of new guest house design. This book highlights some of the most outstanding architectural strategies of recent years, displaying variations on spatial experience through the interplay of design elements. It provides strong reference material for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related fields, as well as those looking to revamp their guest house accommodation with a contemporary 21st-century focus.
Features guest houses in Italy, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, USA, Chile, China, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, France, and Greece.
• Includes 43 different guest house design styles
• Showcases an exciting range of projects from around the world, from an esteemed mix of architects, designers and artists
• Provides a strong source of reference materials for design professionals and students in architecture, interior design, and related design fields
• Great guide to global escapes, includes contact details
The Essential Marilyn Monroe by Milton H. Greene
Hardcover, 372 pages
• Including hundreds of never-before-published images, this archive immortalizes Marilyn at the height of her beauty and fame
• 400 photos, a large percentage of which are previously unpublished
• Photographs of Marilyn Monroe in various settings, from swimming pools to ballerina dresses, can finally be viewed as originally intended
• Taken by Milton H. Greene and restored by Greene's son Joshua, these photos document not only Marilyn's ability to light-up on camera but also the effort Joshua dedicated to restoring his father's work.
A Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Guide to Living Your Best Impressionist Life
hardcover, 196 pages
Bring Monet’s paintings and gardens to life using this gorgeously illustrated book that will teach you how to create a Monet lifestyle from your living room to your kitchen to your garden—from the documentarian and author of Monet’s Palate Cookbook, with the support of the American steward and all the head gardeners at Giverny.
Aileen Bordman has long been influenced by the work of Claude Monet, one of the founders of French Impressionist painting whose esteemed works capturing the simple beauties of fin de siècle French life—from waterlilies to haystacks—have fetched astonishing sums at private auction houses and can be found in the greatest art museums around the globe. With direct access to Giverny through a pair of insiders—her mother, a steward of the Giverny estate, and its head gardener—she transports you to Monet’s garden at Giverny, the third most visited site in France, in Everyday Monet.
Combining the history, palette colors, and designs of Monet’s gardens and paintings in this one-of-a-kind volume, Aileen shows how to encapsulate a home and lifestyle inspired by the artist. Filled with insights, step-by-step instructions, musings, recipes, gorgeous photography, and how-to graphics, Everyday Monet teaches how to grow a garden like Monet, preserve a waterlily inside the home, decorate a dining room table or a bathroom inspired by Monet’s aesthetic, and prepare foods that inspire your inner-Impressionist.
Filled with lush photos of Monet’s milieu—from the gardens of Giverny to the streets of Normandy—and reproductions of Monet’s most famous paintings, Everyday Monet is a practical guide to finding ways to implement Monet’s beautiful designs into any home and garden, whether you live on a country estate or in a city apartment, and is a memorable keepsake Monet devotees will treasure.
A journal for appreciating the beautiful, the quirky, the surprising, and the overlooked.
Throughout the hustle and bustle every day, we must remember to slow down, unplug, and take in our surroundings. Illustrator Jorey Hurley has made the quest for mindfulness easy.
With interest in home gardening at an all-time high and concerns about food production and safety making headlines, Farm Together Now explores the current state of grassroots farming in the U.S. Part oral history and part treatise on food politics, this fascinating project is an introduction to the many individuals who are producing sustainable food, challenging public policy, and developing community organizing efforts. With hundreds of photographs and a foreword from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman, Farm Together Now will educate, inspire, and cultivate a new wave of modern agrarians.
Feast is a gorgeous, gateway vegetarian cookbook for people who are making the transition from eating meat to not, or for those who simply want to put less meat on the table and are looking for good vegetable options. With more than 140 wonderful recipes for everything from soups to desserts from Sarah Copeland, author of The Newlywed Cookbook and more than 60 beautiful food shots from Yunhee Kim, this is a fresh, beautiful package to stand against all of the crunchy publishing out there on this subject.
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The Characters Who Created the Looks We Love
Anne Keenan Higgins
hardcover, 128 pages
Anne Keenan Higgins—whose designs can be found on best-selling gift product and books worldwide—takes readers on a one-of-a-kind, utterly irresistible tour of fashion history through our favorite style icons of film and television.
Fictionally Fabulous is a full-color illustrated guide to dozens of beloved characters who changed the face of fashion: from the flapper era embodied by Louise Brooks to polka dot-studded housewife Lucy Ricardo, working-girl chic Mary Richards, tartan-skirted Cher Horowitz in Clueless, the Scandalous Olivia Pope, and all our favorite style stars in between. Each fashion hero is showcased in gorgeously whimsical style by Higgins, who offers stunning views of their most memorable moments, inspiration boards, and profiles describing each character's signature style and trend-setting influence.
This is the inspiring true story of the John J. Harvey? A retired New York City fireboat reinstated on September 11, 2001. Originally launched in 1931, the Harvey was the most powerful fireboat of her time. After the September 11 attacks, with fire hydrants at Ground Zero inoperable and the Hudson River's water supply critical to fighting the blaze, the fire department called on the Harvey for help. There were adjustments?forcing water into hoses by jamming soda bottles and wood into nozzles with a sledgehammer?and then the fireboat's volunteer crew pumped much-needed water to the disaster site. The John J. Harvey proved she was still one of New York's Bravest!
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N is for Nesbit. While exploring the environs of their summer home, five brothers and sisters find a Psammead, or Sand-fairy, in a nearby gravel pit: -Its eyes were on long horns like a snail's eyes, and it could move them in and out like telescopes; it had ears like a bat's ears, and its tubby body was shaped like a spider's and covered with thick soft fur; its legs and arms were furry too, and it had hands and feet like a monkey's.- The Psammead is magical and, every day, the ancient and irritable creature grants each of them a wish that lasts until sunset. Soon they find their wishes never seem to turn out right and often have unexpected--and humorous--consequences. And when an accidental wish goes terribly wrong, the children learn that magic, like life, can be as complicated as it is exciting. Five Children and It continues to be one of our most enduring stories, as fantastical and as it is true to the wonders of childhood.
Floral Design by Greg Campbell & Erick New of Garden District
Photography by Sarah Bell
Foreword by Elizabeth Heiskell
Hardcover, 192 pages
Garden District co-owners Greg Campbell and Erick New have grown a business of floral abundance and artistry one relationship at a time. A partnership of boundless creativity with an anything-can-be-done attitude, Greg and Erick never let reality get in the way of a great idea. On task they seem invincible, dream big, and realize their vision with exactness, always striving to surpass expectations. Be it a skyscraping installation or an unobtrusive centerpiece, they weave flowers and greenery into textural structures that bring people together for every imaginable occasion. In their competent hands, choice blooms become reassuring stewards of life’s grand milestones and simple pleasures.
From plant breeders and flower farmers, to importers and exporters, to markets worldwide, Greg and Erick have navigated a vibrant labyrinth of activity together for 25 years. The curation of products in their Memphis showroom represents Garden District’s connection to floriculture across the U.S. and abroad. In turn, Florists to the Field is Greg and Erick’s tribute to the fellowship they share with specialty farmers and colleagues in the floral industry.
100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake
Photography by James Ransom
hardcover, 278 pages
There are good desserts and there are great desserts—and then, there are genius desserts. Genius Desserts is the book that will transform the way you bake, with the answers for every moment that needs a sweet (so.every moment!): When you’re not a baker, but you need the birthday cake. When you’ve tried every chocolate mousse, but haven’t found one that sticks. When you’re short on time and want your efforts in the kitchen to count.
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Photography by Catherine Cote
hardcover, 128 pages,
Enjoy the French ritual of L’apéro by bringing a little bit of France into your home and taking time to savor the good things in life by living, eating, and drinking well—bon appétit!
L’apéro consists of before dinner drinks served with finger foods and small bites. This collection of French appetizers is perfect to serve for L’apéro, happy hour, or to give a lunch box or picnic basket that “something extra-special.” Fresh, modern, and versatile French-inspired appetizers and small servings, from basic tapenades and hummus, to savory cakes, quiches, tartlets, mini sandwiches, soups, skewers, and sweet treats are perfect as a prelude to dinner, or even in place of an evening meal. Many recipes include simple formulas to make several versions of a single recipe so that you are only limited by your own taste buds and creativity.
A romantic interpretation of French country style in a California cottage
With beautiful photography and a tale about a little forgotten house that could, Courtney shares the story of her renovation of a 1940s cottage in the California countryside.
An abandoned vacation house, set in the center of rolling fields and trees becomes the cottage home of her dreams . . . a French country style cottage filled with original elements and an exquisite mix of rustic and refined. The years of renovation allowed Courtney to create a lifestyle that is fueled by inspiration and beauty, a touch of whimsy, and an abundance of everyday elegance. The journey has been shared on her popular blog French Country Cottage, and now, through the publication of her first book, her readers will experience a reveal of more of her home and property and the inspirations behind her beloved style.
Courtney's inspiring photography reveals every nuance of her style and home including a muted color palette, old brassy door knobs, chippy paint, antiques, her greenhouse and garden, and an abundance of entertaining and holiday decorating style. Blurring the lines between indoor and outdoors and embracing well worn as well loved, French Country Cottage is a style that celebrates simplicity, indulges in romance, cherishes pieces with history and believes a chandelier and fresh flowers belong in every room.
Rachael Hale McKenna
Hardcover, 64 pages
A new, petite format for photographer and bestselling author Rachel Hale McKenna’s celebration of unforgettable French chiens
Joining their owners at cafés, in shops, and just about everywhere else, dogs have always had a special place in French life. In The French Dog, bestselling animal photographer Rachael Hale McKenna has captured a host of unforgettable canines—dachshunds, poodles, Labradors, bulldogs, and more—in a variety of stunning locations, from stately châteaux and chic Paris addresses to cobblestoned streets in quiet villages. Now available in a small, charming format that showcases the best of McKenna’s unforgettable photography, this volume is irresistible for Francophiles and dog lovers alike.
The Art of Elegance
Christiane De Nicolay-Mazery
Photography by Christina Vervitsioti-Missoffe
hardcover, 264 pages
.Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, a specialist in furniture and antiques at Christies and Honelon, invites her readers to enter the elegantly luxurious interiors of some of France's most exclusive abodes. From the classic taste of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to the creativity of the nineteenth century, she traces the path to the finesse of the twentieth century, which combines tradition and modernity.
The interiors portrayed in these nine exquisitely illustrated chapters pay tribute to the refinement of French taste, a savoir-faire that has been continually renewed. Classic hôtels particuliers in the heart of Paris and romantic châteaux, as well as a surprising isba—a traditional rural log house in the Russian style—are but a few of the examples of the kinds of interiors that will inspire readers as they marvel over the art of French designers, including Madeleine Castaing, Hubert de Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Jacques Grange, François Joseph Graff, and Pierre Bergé.
Unlike most books on French style on the market, this book is not only a testimony to timeless French elegance, it is an invitation to discover a synthesis of contemporary and classic décor, in some of France's most exclusive residences, firsthand.
The author of the bestselling French Women Don't Get Fat shares the secrets and strategies of aging with attitude, joy, and no surgery.
With her signature blend of wit, no-nonsense advice, and storytelling flair, Mireille Guiliano returns with a delightful, encouraging take on beauty and aging for our times. For anyone who has ever spent the equivalent of a mortgage payment on anti-aging lotions or procedures, dressed inappropriate for their age, gained a little too much in the middle, or accidentally forgot how to flirt, here is a proactive way to stay looking and feeling great, without resorting to "the knife"—a French woman's most guarded beauty secrets revealed for the benefit of us all!