The Gift of Books

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Books make lovely gifts. Perfect for the holiday party hosts/hostesses, friends and family, they can be personal and thoughtful gestures that also dress up a cocktail table when not being read.  The other bonus is that Amazon can rally and get these to you in time for the big day (and at better than retail prices)… I am sharing a list of recommended books with links for rapid shopping. Stress free shopping makes for happy holidays! Most of these I have reviewed in previous posts, so additional links are provided for a more in depth look where applicable.

For Interior Design Enthusiasts:

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Luxury Redefined

This book inspires handsome creative out of the box design.

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 Jean-Louis Deniot Interiors

Beautiful, French, sophisticated, released this fall… see more of this book here.

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 Decorate Fearlessly

Susanna Salk gives us many ways to make design more interesting in this fun book, released this year. See more about this book here.

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Restaurant Bar & Design

A must read for designers, residential projects will benefit from this level of creativity. See more here.

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Interiors Now

If you love ultra contemporary design, this book is for you.  See more about it here.

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Linens For Every Room and Occasion

This elegant book will change the way you think about and use fine linens. Published this year. See more of it here.

 For Travel Enthusiasts:

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 Dream of Venice

Hot Off the Press, literally just released last week. Edited by Joann Locktov, this book has famous contributors aplenty and breath-taking photography by Charles Christopher on every page. See more about it here.

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Paris, Portrait of a City

This large beautiful book is perfect for the historian of Paris… See more here.


For The Beatles Fan in your life:

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The Beatles On the Road 1964-1966

This oversized book is a glorious salute to the Beatles that will send you straight for your Beatles playlist so you can listen while you turn the pages. See more of it here.


If you know an Architect, this is a home run:

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 The Architect’s Home

This book will speak to the soul of any architect. See more here.


For Creative Minds… pure brain candy:

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 Game Changers

The campaigns that changed the advertising industry forever. If your work is in any way creative, sharpen the saw with this book. See more here.

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This book promises to push your creative limits – with the creative industry award winners for 2013. See more about this annual treasure here.


For the Cooking Enthusiast…

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Seasons, by Donna Hay

Fresh, healthy, seasonal food- elegant, gourmet, doable. The foodie in your life will love this book.

For the Party Thrower you love most:

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Camille Styles Entertaining

This picturesque book is newly released, will inspire you to make every day an occasion.

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