I’ve professed my love of pre-ordering books before. You order them, forget about them, and when they arrive it feels like Christmas morning. Well, this fall, there are tons of beautiful coffee table books being published and I’m itching to add them to my collection. From interior design tomes to artist monographs, the new season clearly has something for everyone (after all, books make the best gifts). Below, explore over 30 upcoming art and design titles I can’t wait to get my hands on. READ POST
While in London earlier this month I got to spend time with my lovely friend Kimberley Tait. Her debut novel, Fake Plastic Love, was just published and I will forever treasure my signed copy. Set in millennial Manhattan, the book explores post-grad life through the experiences of two best friends (one an investment banker, the other a lifestyle blogger), and I know you will all enjoy it immensely. Below, check out my interview with Kimberley about penning a novel, her classic inspirations, and her novel’s relatable characters. Order you own copy of Fake Plastic Love here. READ POST
My recent trip to Istanbul was one of my most inspiring journeys to date. I’m preparing a full city guide based on the trip, but in the meantime, wanted to share a reading list of wonderful books that celebrate Turkish history and culture. Have you spent time in Turkey…? Let me know if there are any titles I should add to the list!I READ POST
I had so much fun compiling April’s post about Russia (thank you for your feedback!), that I thought I’d create a reading list for my upcoming trip to India as well. In October, Simon and I are headed to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Udaipur and though it’s six months away, I already have a countdown (love the Dreamdays app!). Below are the books I’m hoping to read before our autumn India adventure. READ POST
We Will Rise: Tune in to CNN Wednesday night at 9pm ET to see a documentary about Michelle Obama’s mission to educate girls around the world. Joined by Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto, and CNN’s Isha Sesay, the First Lady journeys to Morocco and Liberia to meet young women fighting for an education against all odds. Every time I see the film trailer on CNN International I get goosebumps. I’ll be tuning in. READ POST
Beloved New York artist and shopkeeper John Derian is releasing his first book this October and I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. Published by Artisan Books, the 368-page tome is titled John Derian Picture Book and contains more than 400 of the striking, vintage images made famous in his decoupage creations. I treasure all my pieces of Derian decoupage and know I’ll treasure his handsome book too. Wouldn’t it make the perfect hostess, birthday, or holiday gift…? Pre-order your copy here.