Decorate for a Party

What I love most about the holiday season is that I get to organize and host so many parties. Besides Christmas and New Years Eve, December is also my birth month. Entertaining is definitely one of my  favourite things to do. Whether it is a Christmas party, a Chinese New Year party, or a Valentine's Day high tea, I always find a reason to host a festive gathering. So when I heard that Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring published a book about decorating for a party, I was beyond excitement, and … [Read more...]

Book Review: Coco Chanel, The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon by Megan Hess

If you're looking for an exclusive gift, this might be it. I've had this book for a while now and it really feels like I have something very special I shouldn't share with just anyone. The book Coco Chanel: The illustrated world of a fashion icon, by Megan Hess and published by Hardie Grant in Oct 2015 is a book you can browse over and over again. Megan Hess is my favourite fashion illustrator, and I collect all her books. (see here and here) One day I would also love to have one of her art … [Read more...]

Book review: Fräulein Klein lädt ein

During every festive day, whether it is Easter, Christmas or a birthday, I always turn to the books by Fräulein Klein. Her latest book Fräulein Klein lädt ein, published by Callwey, is yet another great resource to create special and pretty decorations and recipes. Like her two preceding books (see here and here) she shares with us seasonal and holiday recepices and DIY projects to present the food and drinks with allure and prettiness, or to spruce up your tablesetting. The book is divided in … [Read more...]

Book review: The Dress by Megan Hess

My favourite illustrator Megan Hess has done it again. I just can't believe how talented she is. If you have been following my blog you might remember that I have written about her several times already; Megan Hess' Home tour, her first book Fashion House, and her fabulous design rugs. And just when you think it can't get any better than that, Megan Hess launches her new book 'The Dress - 100 iconic moments in fashion' published by Hardie Grant Books. It is the best coffee table book a girl can … [Read more...]

Book review: What on earth are you wearing?

I've had this book on my coffee table for a year now, and never got around to sharing it with you. But since I'm feeling under the weather this week, and have been reading it again, I just had to. This book will brighten your day as well as make you more fashion savvy. What on earth are you wearing? An illustrated encyclopedia of fashion, by Chloe Quigley and Daniel Pollock is a must-have for women from all ages. The illustrations by Kat Macleod are adorable and sometimes quirky. The narrator … [Read more...]

Book review: My Little French Kitchen

I'm overjoyed with my new cookbook by Rachel Khoo: My Little French Kitchen. If you have been following my blog from the start, you know that I also have her other cookbook and that I often use her recipes in my blog posts. The reason why I love her recipes is that they are not too difficult, they require common ingredients, and the food makes you feel like you are really in France. The flavours transport you to Paris, the France country and small French villages. Her new cookbook is no … [Read more...]

Book review: Just Married

I'm not engaged, nor am I getting married any time soon, but if you are, this is a book review you don't want to miss. And even if you are not, you will still love this book! Just Married: How to Celebrate Your Wedding in Style, published by Die Gestalten Verlag, is the ultimate guide to creating a unique wedding celebration. The book is boasting with unique and out-of-the-box wedding inspiration. Fiona Leahy, celebrity wedding planner and stylist selected the best and most unconventional … [Read more...]