The countdown to Christmas continues! I’m back with another gift guide and it’s one of my favorites. I’m sharing a few of my favorite books. Books that have brought me joy inspired me and taught me a thing or two this year.
♦ BOOKS TO INSPIRE ♦
“A party without cake is just a meeting.” –Julia Child
Pizzazzerie–Entertain In Style–Courtney provides how-to instructions for more than a dozen occasions, each complemented with full tablescape details; decor tips; and recipes for each party.
In Style Parties–This book has been completely revised and updated since its original publication. Page after page, you’ll find expert advice for hosting any type of party. This is a great resource book to own if you love to throw parties and entertain family and friends.
Veranda Entertaining–It’s the ultimate inspirational guide to throwing a sophisticated and stylish soirée. You’ll find ideas for choosing a centerpiece and selecting the right appetizers and cocktails to make your event stand out.
The Art of the Bar Cart–The Art of the Bar Cart features 20 different styled bar setups themed around favorite libations, personal style, or upcoming occasions.
“A home is much more than a mere shelter, it should lift us up emotionally & spiritually.” –John Saladino
William Yeoward–Blue and White and other Stories–William Yeoward reveals his passion for color, his inspirations and the ‘stories’ behind his unique use of color on a journey through a dazzling array of beautiful homes.
An Eye For Beauty–This fabulous design book is written by one of my design idols, Beth Webb. Webb explores the fundamentals of creating a home in which every element enhances our ability to live well.
Style Secrets–House Beautiful Style Essentials: What Every Room Needs is an inspiring and hardworking handbook that will show you how to create the rooms of their dreams by revealing what “every room needs.
The House That Pinterest Built–When Diane Keaton decided that she wanted to build her own home from the ground up, she took to the boards of Pinterest to find inspiration. This book is a compelling account of Keaton’s journey in building her home, from idea to realization.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” –Steve Jobs
The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion–The Crossroads of Should and Must has a universal message—we get to choose the path between Should and Must. It’s about the difference between jobs, careers, and callings. The difference between going to work and becoming one with your work.
Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity & Happiness—GIRL CODE is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman.
In The Company of Women–Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. The profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.
The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey–Organized into ten chapters―each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself―the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders.
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