kate spade new york: all in good taste

Author: kate spade new york

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128134

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 2970

New York Times Bestseller in this charming guide to entertaining, kate spade new york throws rigid rules out the door and shares unpretentious ideas for the modern-day hostess that are easy, festive, authentic, and always with an air of deliberate polish. filled with how-tos, personal essays, anecdotes, recipes, and a liberal dash of style, all in good taste will transform you into the hostess everyone wants an invitation from. the book covers the essential lost arts—how to shuck an oyster, curate a vibrant guest list, guide a dinner-table discussion—right alongside modern conundrums such as Instagram etiquette at dinner. whether you entertain a little or a lot, or just love being the person everyone wants to sit next to at dinner, all in good taste is the modern classic you’ll treasure for years. Disclaimer: The wine stain on the cover of the book is a design element and is intentional.
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kate spade new york: SHE

muses, visionaries and madcap heroines

Author: kate spade new york

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683351339

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 9168

The fourth book in kate spade new york’s successful series, SHE: muses, visionaries and madcap heroines invites readers back into a way of living that is singularly joyous, distinctly feminine, and wildly interesting. To the New York–based brand, the most exciting and vibrant women in America are the ones who stand out from the crowd. Paying tribute to revered activists like Gloria Steinem and Shirley Chisholm, classic fictional characters like Mary Richards and Carrie Bradshaw, treasured icons like Marilyn Monroe and Nina Simone, and contemporary firebirds like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Dolly Parton, this much-anticipated book celebrates the women whose bold personalities and styles play an important role in the lives of women across the country. With rich photography, spirited quotes and profiles, amusing anecdotes, words of wisdom, personal essays, and signature kate spade new york “sheâ€? statements, every page of SHE: muses, visionaries and madcap heroines will inspire you to live your own interesting life to the fullest, every single day.
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Kate Spade New York: Things We Love

Twenty Years of Inspiration, Intriguing Bits and Other Curiosities

Author: Kate Spade New York

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419705663

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 6534

A celebration of the brand's 20th anniversary serves as a visual diary and inspirational reference that offers playful style tips, practical advice and entries by website submitters who revealed the qualities or elements that make life special, from the color red and a well-placed bow to a sense of humor and handwritten notes.
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Style

Author: Kate Spade,Ruth A. Peltason,Julia E. Leach

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743250672

Category: Architecture

Page: 111

View: 5492

The co-creator of the "Kate Spade Home Collection" draws on her fashion expertise to present a guide to personal style, sharing practical information and modern dress etiquette guidelines in such areas as identifying flattering colors and cuts and preparing a wardrobe for a variety of needs and occasions. 125,000 first printing.
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Tory Burch

In Color

Author: Tory Burch

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127928

Category: Design

Page: 256

View: 2302

Tory Burch sees the world in color, inspired by people, places, and ideas—all of which influence her brand, synonymous with print and color. In her first book, she explores what living in color means to her. The book is organized by color, each one brought to life through images of her own collections and travels; how she entertains; style icons; the works of artists, authors, and interior designers she admires; and the advice of business leaders—many of whom are interviewed within. The book also offers a glimpse into the more personal moments in Tory’s life, such as family trips with her boys or the indelible ways in which her parents, Buddy and Reva Robinson, influenced her collection, company, and philosophy. The foreword is written by Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue, and the cover features Damien Hirst's Beautiful Primal Urges Rug, © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd., all rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, NY 2014. Courtesy of Other Criteria. 100% of the gross proceeds received by Tory Burch LLC from the sale of this book will benefit the Tory Burch Foundation.
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Love Style Life

Author: Garance Dore

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0812996380

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 1382

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The guardian of all style” (The New York Times Magazine) shares stories on life, love, style, and career, from Paris to New York, and inspires readers to cultivate an effortless chic that is all their own. Garance Doré, the voice and vision behind her eponymous blog, has captivated millions of readers worldwide with her fresh and appealing approach to style through storytelling. This gorgeously illustrated book takes readers on a unique narrative journey that blends Garance’s inimitable photography and illustrations with the candid, hard-won wisdom drawn from her life and her travels. Infused with her Left Bank sensibility, the eclecticism of her adopted city of New York, and the wild, passionate spirit of her native Corsica, Love Style Life is a backstage pass behind fashion’s frontlines, peppered with French-girl-next-door wit and advice on everything from mixing J.Crew with Chanel, to falling in love, to pursuing a life and career that is the perfect reflection of you. Praise for Garance Doré and Love Style Life “The most elegant, funny, truthful book on style, love and life. Garance is an original with the cutest French accent.”—Jenna Lyons, president and creative director, J.Crew “This charming book by fashion blogger Doré is part memoir and part style guide, gathered together in a chic, Gallic-inflected package.”—Publishers Weekly “One of blogdom’s most compelling storytellers.”—The New York Times “Doré’s mix of portrait photography, illustrations, collages, and stream-of-consciousness writing . . . has given the fashion world en masse a girl crush.”—Interview “Garance Doré embodies effortless French style.”—Martha Stewart Living From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Manners

Author: Aliki

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688045790

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9600

"Aliki makes manners accessible to children through colorful cartoon-style illustrations designed to teach some of the basics....Her lively primer sparkles with examples....There's plenty to learn, plenty to look at, and plenty to share in a cleverbook that demonstrates the importance of manners while it makes learning them fun."--Booklist.
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Essentially Lilly

A Guide to Colorful Entertaining

Author: Lilly Pulitzer,Jay Mulvaney

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 0060577495

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 8754

More than just the woman who created the fashion empire that bears her name, Lilly Pulitzer exemplifies an attitude, a casual sort of elegance, a style called "affluence at ease." Lilly and her clothing wholeheartedly embrace color -- she made famous the pink and green combination -- and her love of vibrant hues and bold prints led the New York Times to recently call her "a major force in prep resort wear for forty years." But Lilly Pulitzer Rousseau is also almost as well-known for her entertaining as she is for her fashions. A tribute to her insouciant lifestyle, Essentially Lilly is lavishly illustrated and peppered with anecdotal memories of a life filled with color. Joined by her family and close friends, Lilly recalls the parties, the decorating, the food, and the fashion that have been part of her life in Palm Beach since she arrived there in the 1950s. With sections devoted to each part of the day, Essentially Lilly captures a variety of social events -- from a sunrise sail to a beach supper under the stars -- and imbues each with singular "Lilly style": Mellow Yellow Mornings -- start the day off easy with a walk on the beach or a luxuriously lazy breakfast in bed. Take some friends out for an early morning sail or a country club brunch. Round off the morning hunting for a one-of-a-kind treasure at a local flea market. Think Pink Afternoons -- rev up the middle of the day with a bridesmaids' lunch, a birthday cookout, or a charity tea. Perhaps you'd rather relax with a fruity pool party or a "just-looking" stroll down Palm Beach's fabled Worth Avenue. True Blue Evenings -- gather your friends together for a festive cocktail party or a romantic beach dinner under a full moon. Maybe it's a deep woods campfire that appeals to you, or watching a movie out under the stars, or just a simple pizza party for your family. Essentially Lilly presents memories and menus, beautiful photographs and dazzling illustrations as well as dozens of recipes and entertaining suggestions to make your own get-togethers as successful as one of Lilly's famed parties. Best of all, Lilly offers her spirited advice throughout: "Just relax and have fun -- and be an individual," she says. "It's better that you enjoy yourself than it is to get it right." Good rules to live by. "LILLY PULITZER trademarks and logos are the property of Sugartown Worldwide, Inc. The book, including the design on the cover, are Copyright © 2004 Sugartown Worldwide, Inc."
Posted in House & Home

Occasions

Author: Kate Spade

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439103524

Category: Reference

Page: 112

View: 9098

Every occasion calls out for something extra, whether it's flowers you set on the table, foods to honor a special gathering, or the selection of music. For both hostess and guest, consideration of those around you is among the most important qualities for any enjoyable occasion. A smile and sense of humor are also essential, and before the canapés and night lighting a good hostess is ultimately defined by a welcoming and gracious demeanor. In Occasions, designer Kate Spade invites you into her world of easy, festive entertaining, where the emphasis is not on "the perfect meal" but on having "the perfect time." It's a world where laughter and conversation at dinner parties are encouraged and where spilled red wine on the couch is no reason to stop the music. As Kate says, "Making your guests feel at home is truly an art and it's one worth cultivating." Any occasion begins with preparation, and at the outset Kate describes such basic components as lighting (votive candles are a must); table linens, flatware, and glassware; flowers (trimmed short and tightly massed); even bedding for overnight or weekend guests. Party shopping lists, hors d'oeuvres and cocktail favorites, and dinner party menus are all included. An "Alphabet of Special Events," from baby showers to tailgate picnics, is both anecdotal and useful for would-be hostesses everywhere. Whether you entertain a lot or a little, and whether your style is casual or formal, Occasions, with more than 230 charming watercolor illustrations, is a handy and fresh approach to the subject, a book to be treasured today and over the years. Above all, at any gathering "hospitality makes for infectious fun."
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Elements of Style

Designing a Home & a Life

Author: Erin Gates

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476744882

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

View: 2137

From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style. Elements of Style is a uniquely personal and practical decorating guide that shows how designing a home can be an outlet of personal expression and an exercise in self-discovery. Drawing on her ten years of experience in the interior design industry, Erin combines honest design advice and gorgeous professional photographs and illustrations with personal essays about the lessons she has learned while designing her own home and her own life—the first being: none of our homes or lives is perfect. Like a funny best friend, she reveals the disasters she confronted in her own kitchen renovation, her struggles with anorexia, her epic fight with her husband over a Lucite table, and her secrets for starting a successful blog. Organized by rooms in the house, Elements of Style invites readers into Erin’s own home as well as homes she has designed for clients. Fresh, modern, and colorful, it is brimming glamour and style as well as advice on practical matters from choosing kitchen counter materials to dressing a bed with pillows, picking a sofa, and decorating a nursery without cartoon characters. You’ll also find a charming foreword by Erin’s husband, Andrew, and an extensive Resource and Shopping Guide that provides an indispensable a roadmap for anyone embarking on their first serious home decorating adventure. With Erin’s help, you can finally make your house your home.
Posted in House & Home

The House in Good Taste

Author: Elsie De Wolfe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Interior decoration

Page: 320

View: 3263

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Cupcakes and Cashmere

A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease

Author: Emily Schuman

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613123221

Category: Design

Page: 176

View: 2893

Based on Emily Schuman’s popular lifestyle blog of the same name, Cupcakes and Cashmere is the must-have guide for those looking to establish their own sense of style, organize and decorate their home, or throw an easy and stylish party. Organized by season, the book expands on Schuman’s blog by including DIY projects, organization tips, party-planning ideas, beauty how-tos, and seasonal recipes. Cupcakes and Cashmere features original material that has not been previously published on the site. With her signature photographic layouts, Emily creates a lifestyle that is chic and achievable for every reader, making this the ultimate style guide for living a fashionable life. Praise for Cupcakes and Cashmere: “Inspiration for anyone looking to update her wardrobe, decorate her home, or throw a fab party.” —Shape magazine
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Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbook

Author: Kelley Lilien

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 0307955141

Category: Cooking

Page: 104

View: 2929

Beautifully designed in the Pantone swatch book format, Mrs. Lilien's Cocktail Swatchbookis filled with 50 classic cocktail recipes for colorful entertaining. Interent bon vivant Mrs. Lilien (http://blog.mrslilien.com/) takes a fanciful approach to cocktail making in this retro-chic swatch book, which includes 20 recipes for blended cocktails, 20 recipes for shaken cocktails, and 10 recipes for punch bowls. Every classic recipe is accompanied with a modern twist and chic accouterments. Simply fan the book out to your desired recipe, look at the card, and instantly know which ingredients the cocktail requires from the glossy four-color photographs. The gorgeous cover design (complete with embossed flamingos!) is dazzling on a bar cart, coffee table, or at any cocktail party. Recipes include: Mrs. Palmer, Mrs. Basil Rita, Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Julep, Tequila Granita, Brunch Punch, Senorita Spin and many more!
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Chanel

Collections and Creations

Author: Danièle Bott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500513606

Category: Art

Page: 207

View: 8017

A design aficionado's visual reference to some of the House of Chanel's most significant pieces explores five central themes, including the suit, the camellia, jewelry, makeup and perfume, and the little black dress, in a chronologically arranged tribute that reveals how key items have been rediscovered and reinvented by new designers.
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Lauren Conrad Celebrate

Author: Lauren Conrad

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062438336

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 6738

From lifestyle and fashion icon Lauren Conrad—#1 New York Times bestselling author of Lauren Conrad Style and Lauren Conrad Beauty—comes her dazzling and essential guide to entertaining, filled with an inspiring array of lifestyle tips and personal stories and lavishly illustrated with dozens of color photographs throughout. Now that Lauren Conrad has gotten everyone all dressed up and looking their most beautiful, she gives them somewhere to go in this must-have guide to entertaining. Showcasing the same approachable attitude and insight that have made her books smash bestsellers, Lauren Conrad Celebrate shows how easy it is to throw a fantastic party. Filled with lush and inspiring original four-color photos and budget friendly tips, Lauren Conrad Celebrate offers advice about the basics to make planning any type of event a breeze, including suggestions for the perfect invitations, food, drinks, decorations, and gifts. Lauren shows how to put it all together for a diverse range of events that span the calendar, from a charming Baby shower to a festive holiday party. And she packs the book with creative full-color photos and stories from her own life, including her housewarming party, and her recent bridal shower and wedding. Just as her trusted advice has inspired women to look and feel their best, now Lauren Conrad brings out the fabulous party-giver in all of us in this elegant, must-have guide.
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Rosé All Day

The Essential Guide to Your New Favorite Wine

Author: Katherine Cole

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683350219

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 3973

In Rosé All Day, wine writer Katherine Cole takes us on an entertaining survey of the history of the wine, moving from the goblets of King Louis XIV to the vineyards of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Cole explains in detail how rosé is created and then tells us where to find the good stuff. The book invites readers to journey from the sunny vineyards of southern France to the idyllic hillsides of Italy and beyond. Organized by region, each chapter includes an overview of the general characteristics of the area’s wine, profiles of exciting producers, and tasting notes, along with specific recommendations for wines to taste. With atmospheric regional descriptions, savvy advice on wines to buy, creative food pairing suggestions, and pretty-in-pink illustrations, Rosé All Day is a colorful, spirited, essential resource that is sure to quench any wine lover’s thirst.
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Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic

Lessons in Everyday Elegance

Author: Jennifer L. Scott

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501118749

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 1202

The New York Times bestselling author of Lessons from Madame Chic and At Home with Madame Chic revives the timeless quality of poise and shows how to cultivate it as a daily practice and a life-long endeavor. Just step out your door today and you will notice that poise is a rarity in our wired, fast-paced, and unmannerly world. As uncivil behaviors like flip-flops at Broadway shows and digital oversharing proliferate, this timely book reminds us of the quiet power of behaving with dignity, kindness, and grace. Jennifer Scott’s Parisian mentor, Madame Chic, embodied poise, and not just with the good posture, stylish attire, and natural manners that made her extraordinarily elegant. She also demonstrated steady assuredness and graceful calm in everything she did—from interacting with her family and receiving guests at home to presenting herself in public. Jennifer L. Scott passes on the lessons she learned as well as some of her own hard-won wisdom, addressing topics such as proper attire at social events, good grooming, communication skills, hospitality and being a good guest, our interactions with neighbors and strangers, role models, self-discipline, and self-image. This charmingly illustrated, practical, and inspiring book, full of tips, lists, and ideas, is certain to start a new conversation about the timeless art of poise.
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Ageless Beauty the French Way

Secrets from Three Generations of French Beauty Editors

Author: Clemence von Mueffling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250151600

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 609

"From three generations of French beauty experts, Ageless Beauty the French Way is the ultimate book of tips, products, practices and French beauty secrets in ten categories such as Hair, Skin, Makeup, Sleep, and Perfume"--Provided by publisher.
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Becoming Prep

Author: Carolina Monestel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537746364

Category:

Page: 170

View: 1013

I think you'll find St. Clare's is different than any other school. But once you learn the ropes, it's pretty easy sailing. Classes are hard, girls can be mean, but the food is pretty good. Try and never be late, they frown upon tardiness, and keep your uniforms pristine. You can do pretty much any sport you want, and hey, we're pretty much shoe-ins at Ivy's. Don't worry about it though, you'll catch on fast...
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50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses

Author: Warby Parker

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316344826

Category: Humor

Page: 112

View: 4884

From Warby Parker, the eyewear company that has become "shorthand for simple and stylish" (Fast Company), an eye-catching illustrated gift book that shares the many witty, harrowing and absurd ways to lose a pair of glasses. Finding a pair of glasses you love is the easy part. Holding onto them--well, that's another story. The evocative, whimsical illustrations in 50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses showcase a blinding variety of eyewear failures, ranging from foolish (yoga, karaoke, mosh pit) to knee-trembling (drone collision, cat burglar, sneezing fit) to surreal (alien encounter, swamp monster, elves). Everyone has a dad, grandma, bestie, or boyfriend who can't seem to hold onto their glasses. Conceived by Warby Parker and with drawings by Brooklyn-based illustrator John Lee, 50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses makes the perfect gift for your bespectacled, humor-loving friend or family member.
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