ABOUT: A vital young voice in the gardening scene teaches a new generation of Southerners to love gardening and to make it a focal point of their lifestyle. James Farmer III teaches respect for the age-old rules of flower and vegetable gardening in the Deep South (e.g., plant in spring for fall blooms, plant in fall for spring blooms), in a fresh voice that resonates love of life and entertaining at home. Also included are delicious recipes for seasonal meals, as well as suggestions for floral arrangements and centerpieces from the garden.
INCLUDED: 1 A Time To Plant: Southern-Style Garden Living Hardcover Book
An American In Provence: Art, Life, Photography By Jamie Beck
ABOUT: In An American in Provence, Beck shares her tips and techniques for creating incredible photos and details her transformational journey as an artist and woman. Beck also includes farm-to-table recipes she's learned along the way, including Braised Beef Stew, Spring Chicken with Herbs de Provence, Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta with Spring Asparagus, and Lemon Meringue Tart. This stunning visual journey is sure to delight anyone who wishes to escape reality and immerse themselves in life in Provence.
ABOUT: Travel writer Misha Gillingham left the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles for a quaint island in the Pacific Northwest so she could get back in touch with what matters most. With the help of stunning photography, she shows how you, too, can cultivate a life of wellness, generosity, and connection to the land.
Misha Gillingham is a travel writer turned farm girl whose story has won over the hearts of fans worldwide. In Blooms & Dreams, Misha shares not only what brought her to Evergreen Acres, a farm on Bainbridge Island in the Pacific Northwest, but also all of the wisdom she has gleaned over the years as she and her family put down roots.
While leading readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm—from her ever-evolving flower garden to the menagerie of animals who keep everyone in good spirits—Misha reflects on her own transformation and shares how joy can be found by contributing to your local community and fostering a deep connection to the land itself.
Blooms & Dreams will inspire readers from all walks of life to consider building a life centered around wellness, giving, and a connection to the land, be it a small patio garden or an entire farm.
Misha Gillingham used to live a fast-paced lifestyle, traveling the world reviewing and writing about luxury hotels. After a battle with cancer and a daughter diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, Misha and her family realized some major life changes were in order. She now finds happiness in creating a home base with a purpose. Health, wellness, and community service are the goal. She lives in Bainbridge Island, WA.
Recreate the style and glamour of life at Downton Abbey with more than 140+ recipes for delectable tea-time treats and sophisticated cocktails in this deluxe slipcased gift set of two popular Downton Abbey cookbooks. Each title includes fascinating British history, guides to the proper decorum for teatime and cocktail service, gorgeous photographs of food and drink, lifestyle stills from the television series and movie, and character quotes.
SIZING: 7"W x 9"H
INCLUDED: Set of 2 cocktail/tea books (as pictured)
ABOUT: In The Flower Hunter: Creating a floral love story inspired by the landscape, Lucy shows how to gather inspiration from the natural world and scale it down to create floral arrangements, dried and pressed flowers and natural pigments for mark making. More than just a guide to flower arranging, the book encourages us to pause and look, to open our minds and souls to the beauty of nature, allowing it to spark our creativity and encourage a sense of experimentation. Follow in Lucy’s footsteps and fill your world with flowers, craft and beauty.
One of Alyssa's favourite inspirational books for tone-on-tone whites. Create calming, peaceful spaces in your home with white and neutral tones with the first home decorating book from The White Company, published as this much-loved brand celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary.
“The thing about white is that it goes with everything, it is a canvas for life, whoever you are and whatever your tastes. You just can’t beat it.” -Chrissie Rucker
Alyssa's Thoughts: "For the french-chic woman who loves to host and imagine all the pretty things. Courtney Allison's incredible photography, words and design is everything you could imagine in a book."
A romantic interpretation of French country style in a California cottage.
ABOUT: With beautiful photography and tale about a little forgotten house that could, Courtney shares the story of her renovation of a 1940's 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 & 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.
ABOUT:Homebody: A guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, Homebody gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A removable design template at the back of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in Homebody will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave. Joanna Gaines
ABOUT:Dramatic elegance and fragrance for your garden with lilies both exotic and quietly elegant.
The lily is an emotive flower, with cultural connotations of romance, remembrance, love, and innocence. Revered from Greek and Roman mythology to the hybridizations of today, lilies permeate gardens, culture, and ceremonies with their classic floral beauty. From the ever-adored white lily to vibrant and exotic oriental lilies, these perennials are colorful, graceful adornments for any garden. Gracing the grounds from mid-spring until late autumn, lilies are dramatic and striking. The beautifully presented reference guide features more than 50 well-loved and unusual varieties of lily, from the towering and prolific Arabian Knight to the fiery L. ‘Forever Susan’, the pink, pollen-free L. Elodie to the six-foot-tall Giant Himalayan Lily. Find out how to care for your lilies, with practical tips for all kinds of gardens, containers and balconies.
Georgianna Lane’s captivating photographs showcase the splendor and variety of the lily, while Naomi Slade imparts her gardening expertise for the fullest blooms of this rewarding flower. this book will appeal to everybody who is after the best bloom for weddings, outdoor spaces or the most bountiful cut flowers.
Naomi Slade is a well-known journalist and photographer specializing in gardening, environment, and lifestyle. A biologist by training, naturalist by inclination, and with a lifelong love of plants, she contributes regularly to a range of British publications including The English Garden and House and Garden. She is the author of Hydrangeas and Dahlias. She lives in the UK.
Georgianna Lane is a floral, garden and travel photographer whose work is sought for books, calendars, and more. Her work has been featured in Country Living, House Beautiful, Flower, Romantic Homes and Victoria. She is the photographer of the complete Beautiful Varieties for the Home and Garden series. She divides her time between homes in the Pacific Northwest and Paris.
Magnolia Table:#1 New York Times Bestseller:Magnolia Tableis infused with Joanna Gaines' warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from the couple's new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table.
Jo believes there's no better way to celebrate family and friendship than through the art of togetherness, celebrating tradition, and sharing a great meal. Magnolia Table includes 125 classic recipes—from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts—presenting a modern selection of American classics and personal family favorites. Complemented by her love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor. Inside Magnolia Table, you'll find recipes the whole family will enjoy.
Magnolia Table, Volume 2:#1 New York Times Bestseller:Following the launch of her #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook, Magnolia Table, and seeing her family’s own sacred dishes being served at other families’ tables across the country, Joanna Gaines gained a deeper commitment to the value of food being shared. This insight inspired Joanna to get back in the kitchen and start from scratch, pushing herself beyond her comfort zone to develop new recipes for her family, and yours, to gather around. Magnolia Table, Volume 2 is filled with 145 new recipes from her own home that she shares with husband Chip and their five kids, and from the couple’s restaurant, Magnolia Table; Silos Baking Co; and new coffee shop, Magnolia Press. From breakfast to dinner, plus breads, soups, and sides, Magnolia Table, Volume 2gives readers abundant reasons to gather together. The book is beautifully photographed and filled with dishes you’ll want to bring into your own home
Alyssa's Thoughts: Steve & Brooke have incredible design talents specializing in the European, traditional home. This book walks you through their home and gardens with beautiful inspiration.
A new farm home blending modern lines and materials with French antiques.
When Brooke and Steve Giannetti decided to leave their suburban Santa Monica home to build a new life on a farm, they looked into themselves, and travelled to Belgium and France, for inspiration. Brooke’s inviting prose combines with 200 photographs and Steve’s architectural drawings to show their inspirations, their materials selections, and the enviable result of their team effort and creativity: an idyllic farm in California’s Ojai Valley. We see every corner of the family home, guesthouse, lush gardens, and delightful animal quarters.
Steve Giannetti is a renowned architect, and Brooke is an interior decorator and writer of the design blog Velvet and Linen. They also own Giannetti Home, a store that sells furniture and products for the home in their signature Patina style. The couple’s work has been featured in the Veranda, Coastal Living, Good Housekeeping, the New York Times. They are the authors ofPatina Style.
Alyssa's Thoughts: "Steve & Brooke's newest release, this book walks you through the homes they designed with beautiful inspiration."
For anyone who has loved the Giannetti books about Patina Farm, this book continues the aesthetic in a variety of styles.
Steve Giannetti's architectural designs springboard from his image of ultimate beauty; a place where modern, classical and industrial elements merge to create a unique style with a modern sense of space and emotion drawn from history. His materials palette consists of wood, metal, and stone. His color palette is a chalky patina. Twelve varied homes ranging from a modern desert glass box and a beachfront contemporary to a historic East Coast farmhouse and a Provencal-style home in California show how Steve has used these themes to solve unique architectural challenges. Steve has collaborated with his wife, Brooke, as well as other designers on the various interiors.
Alyssa's Thoughts: "Steve & Brooke have incredible design talents specializing in the European, traditional home. This book walks you through their gardens and farm life with beautiful inspiration."
The heartwarming story of how the Giannetties live and entertain in the well-designed and lushly planted gardens of their farm in Ojai, California.
An intimate look at life on Patina Farm enjoying the interplay of rustic and modern European farmhouse charm―including the sheds, outbuildings and well-designed gardens where the Giannetti's entertain and enjoy their miniature goats, sheep and donkeys, the chickens and ducks, and dogs. In addition to the home, charming sheds and outbuildings in the Patina landscape are inspiration for a beautiful life in the popular Patina Style.
“We decided to write this book to share why we decided to create this life and what we have learned along the way. We share how we decided where to live, how to design and layout our property and how to think about the individual spaces. One of the main nuggets of wisdom that we have learned is that there is not only one way to live this life. The idea of this book is to give you some options.” -Brooke Gianetti
Brooke Gianettiis a California-based interior decorator, shop opener, and blogger. Her projects frequently incorporate Belgian and Swedish antiques paired with industrial and outdoor elements. She frequently collaborates with architect husband,Steve Giannetti,on projects as well as their home store, Gianetti Home in Santa Barbara. They live in Ojai.
The Giannetti's have developed a design style that embraces Patina, the beauty that the passage of time brings to objects in your life.
Patina Style is a color palette, a romance with subtlety, an attraction to natural materials and architectural details, and is at once old-world and mildly industrial. Patina Style gives insight into materials choices, methods and treatments that result in spaces that celebrate the beauty in the old, the imperfect and the slightly worn.
Steve Giannetti and Brooke Giannetti are a design team and owners of Giannetti Home, one of the top design stores in Los Angeles. Their work has been the focus of countless national magazine features and has graced the covers of Veranda and Coastal Living. Steve is one of the most sought-after architects in California.
INCLUDED: 1 "Patina Style" Hardcover Book
The Art of Living With White: A Year of Inspiration
"Their mutual love of white comes to life in very different ways." This book highlights different styles of living with white/neutral colors and tones, giving you all the inspiration for your unique home!
"A passion for white unites this collection of homes, but it is each owner's authentic creative imprint that brings the art of living with white to life, in different way. With each home comes personality, warmth, and that elusive sense of comfort and calm."
The Flower Hunter: Seasonal flowers inspired by nature and gathered from the garden
By Lucy Hunter
ABOUT: In The Flower Hunter Lucy takes us on an inspiring journey through a year in her garden and studio and shares her passions: choosing, growing and cutting seasonal flowers for her gloriously abundant floral designs, perfect for weddings, parties or just everyday.
ABOUT: "Paging through The Flowers Of Provence will transport you to another time and place, where you'll take in all that France has to offer, from perfect garden roses in a timeless antique vase to quiet, sweeping fields of summer lavender and glimpses behind some of Provence's mist exquisite garden walls, abuzz with butterflies , bees, and life- all captured in Jamie's uniquely romantic style."