Book review: Paris through a fashion eye by Megan Hess

Megan Hess Paris book

If there's one book to give or get this holiday season, it is the new coffee table book by Megan Hess. After her other successful books Coco Chanel, Fashion House, The Dress and New York, she once again created a coffee table book that guarantees luxe and sophistication on every single page. Paris through a fashion eye is an illustrated guide to the fashionista's Paris. Megan Hess takes you on an elegant adventure through Paris by highlighting all the stylish shops, hotels, restaurants and … [Read more...]

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...]

A Year in Cheese: a seasonal cheese cookbook

Cheese is one of those things I can't live without. Whether I go to France, Italy, Turkey, or Switzerland, I always take home a piece of the local cheese. And then there is Dutch cheese. When I was living in the United States, there was only one thing I missed, and that was my Dutch cheese. I use cheese in my cooking as well. So when I found out about this book I was delighted and had to have it. A Year in Cheese, a seasonal cheese cookbook by Alex and Leo Guarneri with recipes by Allessandro … [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...]