MEMOS The Vogue Years | Beauty at Home | Mastering the Art of French Eating | Flair | Soiree | Paris Street Style
I have an Amazon gift card that’s been burning a hole in my pocket. Thankfully I keep my wish list more up-to-date than my grocery list so it shouldn’t be too hard to put to good use. Here’s what I’ve got in the queue right now…
From two of my idols: I think I already own at least three books on Diana Vreeland so it only makes sense that I pick up MEMOS The Vogue Years. One of my favorite Vreeland-isms: “Style — all who have it share one thing: originality.” Speaking of style, Aerin Lauder has it in spades and I can’t wait to pick up a copy of Beauty at Home. Her interiors are some of my all-time favorites. Remember this room?
Because I wish I were French: I’m curious what French people think of American’s fascination with all things French. Is it flattering or more like when your little sister always wanted to borrow your clothes growing up–kind of annoying? Regardless, I definitely fall into the fascinated American category and Paris Street Style and Mastering the Art of French Eating are two of the latest books to have caught this Francophile’s eye.
Let me entertain you: I had a chance to flip through Soiree by Danielle Rollins and Flair by Joe Nye at the Caspari store in Charlottesville and they’ve been on my to-buy list ever since. If effortless elegance is what you aspire towards as a hostess, these are the books for you!
Have you read anything great lately? I’m always looking for new additions to my list!
I realized during yesterday’s shoots that we need a bigger place. A second bedroom would be a plus, but what I really need is more space for my books. I ran out of shelf space awhile ago, but that hasn’t stopped my addiction in any way.
Thanks to Vendome Press, I have one more addition to my ever-growing collection. Tom Scheerer is one of my very favorite interior designers, so when Vendome offered to send an advance copy of his new book Tom Scheerer Decorates (available September 2013) my response was an emphatic YES PLEASE!
After eagerly awaiting its arrival I ripped open the package and have been pouring over it ever since. I know we’re all guilty of judging a book by its cover–especially a design book–and this one does not disappoint. Slip off the dust jacket and you’ll find the most gorgeous caned cover.
More importantly, the inside of the book is a complete inspiration. Divided into three sections: City, Country, and Tropics (my favorite), this tome is filled with some of my all-time favorite interiors–like that sixth photo of his Lyford Cay Club project.
What I’ve always admired about Tom as an interior designer is his ability to inject color and pattern in a way that is still sophisticated and timeless. Something I definitely aspire to. If your interest hasn’t already been sufficiently piqued, I’d highly recommend pre-ordering this one! I know I’ll be coming back to it for reference for years to come.
I might be a bit of a dork, but books are always one of my favorite gifts to give and receive. There really is something out there for everyone. For the final gift guide, here are a few of my picks for the library…
I hope you enjoyed this week of gift guides, I had so much fun putting them together! Hopefully they gave you a few ideas, or at the very least, were a fun escape from the work day