From Assouline, The Luxury Collection Hotel Stories “reveals the riveting and untold stories behind some of the world’s most luxurious and exotic hotels”. What a fantastic gift for anyone who loves luxury hotels!
Eating Italy: A Culinary Adventure through Italy’s Best Meals is “Part inventive cookbook, part travel narrative, each chapter of Eating Italy explores a village or town in northern Italy, unveiling the unique culinary and cultural experience it has to offer.” Food…Italy…Recipes…Perfect!
Legendary Chef Alain Ducasse pays homage to New York in the new book J’aime New York: 150 Culinary Destinations for Food Lovers: “This large-format, beautiful work of photographic reportage reveals his favorite spots, his special finds, and his gourmet delights. He reveals New York’s finest products, the histories of places and people, and his encounters with them in this personal culinary voyage around a city with an important place in Ducasse’s heart.”
I am a frustrated Southern girl living in the land of the Yankees for my entire adult life. Maybe The Southerner’s Handbook, by the editors of Garden and Gun, will help put me back in touch with my inner Southern belle. “Beautifully designed and illustrated, this anthology-style manual includes more than 75 essays and instructional features on essential aspects of Southern life, including Food & Drink, Style, Entertaining, Home, Gardening, Sporting and The Outdoors, and Southern Tradition.”
It has always been a dream of mind to go to a cooking school in either Provence or Tuscany. The next best thing may be to read the recently released The French Kitchen Cookbook, where culinary legend Patricia Wells “invites home cooks into her life in France, making the fresh and delicious recipes from her popular classes available to fans who dream of experiencing their own gastronomic adventure in the world’s culinary capital.”
One of my favorite bloggers, Tish Jett, of A Femme d’un Certain Age, has recently released Forever Chic, Frenchwomen’s Secrets for Timeless Beauty, Style, and Substance. “Exploring how their wardrobe, beauty, diet, and hair rituals evolve with time and how some aspects of their signature styles never change, Jett shows how Frenchwomen know their strengths, hide their weaknesses, and never talk about their fears, failures, or flaws.” I can’t wait to read Tish’s take on how to obtain the elusive je ne sais quoi of French women.
On to the giveaway…
Lobster Meets Peach says
Since I don't think we will be moving above the Mason Dixon line any time soon, I think G&G's new book might be a helpful read:)
DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family says
I'm IN, Sandy!
My choices would be "The French Kitchen Cookbook" and "The Southerner's Handbook"! I am reading "Forever Chic" right now! I will enjoy receiving your emails! The best of success with your new venture!
As a Southerner and fan of Garden and Gun The Southerner's Handbook would be amazing!! Excited for you on your new venture, Sandy!!
pretty pink tulips says
Anything by Assouline gets me excited!! And, anything related to Italy has my attention, too!
Excited about your new venture. Thanks for sharing all your great travel tips with us!
miss b says
Hotel Stories sounds like a fascinating book. Behind the scenes at the world's most iconic hotels would certainly interest me and I would be curious to see which hotels are included too. Forever Chic has just been added to my must read list too!
Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns says
Good afternoon Sandy,
What a great collection of books! I love Gardens and Guns, so that would be my pick. Or perhaps Tish Jetts book.
Have a great day!
Albertina M. Cisneros says
I have had my eye on a few of these as well! What a great giveaway! I joined your mailing list!
The enchanted home says
Great list!! Reading Forever Chic right now and loving it!
And anything having to do with Italy AND food….makes me weak at the knees:) Great list!
Katie Clooney says
Wow!! The books all look great but my favorite would be Hotel Stories because the Mister is in the hotel biz….Can't wait to get your newsletter.
I'd love Patricia Wells new book.
Heather Lindstrom says
Hello my 'travel buddy'. What fantastic trips you have had in just a month. I love it-we truly were both 'crushing' on coffee table books at the same moment. I so agree with your picks here. I just signed up for your newsletter. I have one for my Stylemindchic Boutique and need to remember to send it out more regularly. My darn career is getting in the way of my 'fun'. 😉
Look forward to following.
I'd love to win either The French Kitchen Cookbook and The Southerner's Handbook. I also liked you on facebook!
Great giveaway, some wonderful books here. Thank you.