This seventh book in the Gibbs Smith flower series is filled with the perfume of love and memories of home. Lilacs are frequently associated with the Easter holiday, which occurs during the peak of its bloom time. Lilacs have been a source of inspiration for artists throughout history; Impressionists Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet both made famous paintings depicting the beauty of lilacs. Lilacs are ubiquitous both within curated gardens and in the wild. They became a popular garden flower choice in the eighteenth century, particularly across North America, and lingering shrubs and blooms in the wild are a telltale indication of where earlier dwellings might have stood.
With exclusive projects and new photography, Vibrant Interiors features the best of Andrea Schumacher Interiors. Inviting, imaginative homes that draw the viewer in and ignite the desire to see more, ultimately revealing Andrea’s creativity and skill at developing energetic, exuberant, personality-filled interiors. Regardless of location or style, the skillfully designed homes are layered with a well-balanced mix of complexity and simplicity; sophisticated yet playful; layered but minimal. This dynamic interplay is compelling, unexpected, and creates conversation. In her debut interior design book, Vibrant Interiors, Andrea explores her creativity and ability to transform interior spaces into something unique for each client.
At Home On The Water
The idea of a retreat—a place removed from one’s daily stressors, a secluded haven to be enjoyed by family--is more appealing than it has been in decades. But second homes are far from a novel concept. Families have built retreats since the late 1800s, when the well-to-do began to construct reprieves in coastal areas to escape the combustive atmosphere of city life. Homes on the water have been coveted and cherished for their particular restorative qualities. In an oceanside house, one can’t help but pause to contemplate the view. At Home on the Water offers a history of coastal living and features twelve homes on the water on both coasts and the gulf. This stunning title focuses on both the design of the homes and the way the homeowners live in them, embellished by interviews with homeowners, designers, and/or architects.
The New Traditional
Barclay Butera presents new work through 15 homes and tells the story of the new traditional style. As Barclay say, “Good design to me is a combination of yours, mine and ours. I believe there should be history in a room, whether it be a piece of art, a vintage rug or a family heirloom.” In The New Traditional Barclay shares homes with an artful inclusion of heritage pieces that blend seamlessly alongside distinctive furnishings, pattern-on-pattern fabrics and bold textures – all elements of Barclay’s iconic style. Butera cites the power of living in a beautiful environment and the positive effect of surrounding yourself with the things you love has on you. Classic design with a fresh twist – flawlessly integrated into traditional, transitional and contemporary interiors alike, these homes emphasize alluring architecture, luxurious furnishings and intricate craftsmanship to be enjoyed daily by their owners.
This book crosses international borders to bring fresh, creative flavors to your toasted breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Discover butterbrote, montaditos, smørrebrød, and other open-faced sandwiches that capture the essence of Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, France, Italy, and more.
Go beyond butter with inspired flavors like:
- Provençal Tuna and Vegetable Salad
- Cider and Honey-Scented Onion Marmalade, Cabrales Cheese, and Hazelnuts
- Curried Egg Salad with Mango Chutney, Raisins, and Cashews
- Meatballs with Beet and Apple Salad
With easy yet elegant recipes and romantic photography, this cookbook makes a striking gift for anyone who finds comfort in a warm slice of bread.
Bacon, Beans, and Beer
65 hearty recipes using bacon, beans, or beer as the star ingredient: perfect for tailgating, backyard barbecues, camping, or man-cave food. Bacon, Beans & Beer is chock-full of delicious, easy-to-make recipes including appetizers and snacks, soups and sandwiches, salads and sides, easy meals, and even some treats. From sweets like Beer Caramel Corn and Bacon Peanut Butter Cookies to classics like Bacon & Shrimp Po’ Boys and Kentucky Hot Browns and Beer Bacon Mac & Cheese, Bacon, Beans & Beer will satisfy the hungriest of diners.
Big flavors come in small bites. With Small Bites, hosts for all occasions can prepare easy appetizers that will impress and delight any crowd. You can choose from more than 60 savory recipes for finger foods, skewers and picks, and sandwiches and sliders. Whether hosting a sophisticated soirée or a game-day gathering, nibbles are a necessity! Give Mini Asian Lettuce Wraps or Beef Oscar Tartlets a try for finger foods, or for skewers and picks, whip up a Greek Salad on a Stick or Prosciutto-Wrapped Pears with Watercress and Brie. If little sandwiches or sliders are on the menu, Mini Muffuletta Sandwiches or Avocado Toasts with Balsamic Glaze and Cherry Tomatoes will fill the bill. You can’t go wrong with any of the recipes in this book.
French toast isn’t just for breakfast anymore! Donna Kelly begins with simple, classic French toast recipes and takes readers on an adventure of different styles, stuffings, toppings, and techniques to turn simple breakfast bread into decadent desserts, hearty sandwiches, and even casseroles. Recipes include Crunchy Graham Dipping Sticks and Maple Cream Syrup, Stuffed Croissant, Shrimp Croissant Casserole, Raspberry Cheesecake French Toast, Ham and Swiss Monte Cristos, Kentucky Hot Browns, Seven Layer Strawberry Torte, and many more. With tips on how to pick the right breads, methods on how to cook your toast to perfection, and a special section on sweet sauces and syrups, everyone will be begging for more French toast.
A is for America
Help your toddler learn all about America with this fun alphabet primer featuring themes from American history. An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring more than just fireworks, parades, and the American flag. Also includes iconic moments from American history. Illustrator Greg Paprocki’s popular BabyLit alphabet board books feature his classically retro midcentury art style that’s proven to be a hit with both toddlers and adults. Have fun discovering new details in each illustration with every successive reading.
E is for Earth
Learn with your toddler all about our amazing planet, Earth, and the things we can do to make it more healthy, sustainable, and even more beautiful. An engaging collection of illustrations teaching children all about the amazing planet we live on and the things we can do to make Earth more healthy, sustainable, and even more beautiful. Have fun reading with your child as you come across letters such as these: A for activist, C for compost, E for energy, and O for oxygen.
F is for Farm
Introduce your toddler to life on a farm with this colorful alphabet primer, from the creators of BabyLit. An engaging collection of 26 illustrations featuring farm favorites from chickens and honey to overalls and a tractor. Illustrator Greg Paprocki’s popular BabyLit alphabet board books feature his classically retro midcentury art style that’s proven to be a hit with both toddlers and adults. Discover new details in each illustration with every successive reading.
L is for Love
Introduce your brilliant baby to the ABCs with this colorfully illustrated primer about love and friendship. Valentine’s Day is a time to reflect on the themes of love and friendship, and what better way to introduce toddlers to these concepts than with a new ABC volume from artist Greg Paprocki. The book’s 26 fully illustrated pages take aim just like Cupid’s arrow at lovebirds, sweethearts, BFFs, and secret admirers. Part of the BabyLit Alphabet Series.
Private Gardens of the Pacific Northwest
An exclusive retreat into the verdant, lush residential gardens of the Pacific Northwest. Private Gardens of the Pacific Northwest is a stunning exploration of 20 lush private gardens. These sprawling estates, small sanctuaries, and artful retreats capture the natural beauty of the verdant Pacific Northwest, each one splashed with hints of boldness, modernity, artistry, and exquisiteness. Capturing the personality of those who cultivate them, these gardens have their stories told through the words of renowned author Brian Coleman, who takes readers through the flourishing natural beauty that the northwestern coast has to offer.
A fresh home design style with age-old character. Patina Style celebrates the beauty that the passage of time brings to the things your life. The antique and imperfect and the slightly worn combined with natural materials and a subtle color palette create a look that is both timeless and fresh. Brooke and Steve Giannetti embrace the life in things: a newel post worn smooth by touch: a leather trunk bearing scratches of global travel; velvet that is faded over time, silver that is subtly tarnished or a flowerpot wearing a covering of moss. This is the essence of the patina design style. The Giannettis reveal how they create the look, repurposing salvaged objects, bringing outdoor pieces inside, turning old treasures into something better than new. Lavish photography and a clear design philosophy will inspire you to see the beauty in everyday objects and to develop your own patina style.
A floral gardening guide to the ultra popular peony. From Shawnee Chief to Top Brass, this guide to over 60 varieties of peonies presents an eclectic selection of specimens—from those with the best visual appearance and the most fragrant perfume, to those that are easiest to grow and produce the best cutting flowers. With commentary on each bloom, easy-to-follow growing advice, and glorious photography, Peonies will appeal to anyone who appreciates the romance of the majestic peony.
Modern Romantic Weddings
Wedding planning guidance, unique ideas, inspiring photos, and helpful tips—from the creator of RusticWeddingChic.com. Personalized invitations, a meaningful ceremony, swoon-worthy flowers, and finding the dress: Modern Romantic Weddings is the perfect stress-free guide to planning your one-of-a-kind celebration. In her fourth book, trusted wedding resource Maggie Lord guides brides-to-be through every step of the process in an easy-to-read format. Plenty of Q&As and lists (such as Five Traditions to Skip, Simple Ways to Save Money, and Dos and Don’ts of the Planning Process), inspiring photography of real-life weddings, and helpful advice where no detail goes unnoticed, will empower you and your partner to plan a wedding celebration as unique as you are.
A centuries-old flower of love has claimed its place in high-end floral shops and wedding bouquets. In the language of flowers, ranunculus (aka buttercup) is a symbol of seduction, charm, and attractiveness. It was particularly popular for bouquets in the Victorian era and has made a strong comeback as a bloom for modern-day wedding bouquets. It is the flower of the moment, as gardeners, florists, and alpine enthusiasts all over the world embrace the possibilities of this plant once more. From the wild plants of the high mountains to species that thrive in pond margins or flourish in fast-flowing streams; from the familiar golden flower of lawn and meadow to the most popular cultivated forms, buttercups are variable. And though some seem impossibly delicate, many are excellent garden plants. This guide delves into a genus that is widespread and intriguing. Florists’ ranunculus, with their sumptuous, layered, tissue-paper petals and myriad colors are prized as an early season alternative to roses and peonies.
Stylish entertaining doesn’t require perfection. It’s not about flawlessly polished tableware or professionally arranged florals—it’s about the small, creative touches that make each event unique. This uniquely informative entertaining/hosting guide combines stylishly practical advice along with gorgeous photos as well as personal essays & ideas from tastemaker, award-winning retailer, best-selling author and daily blogger Ted Kennedy Watson. Like a trusted friend, he invites you into his homes and shares his secrets honed over the years that are sure to bring you much success and as he would stress, happiness, as you host your next gatherings. Both inspiring and highly ‘doable’ his book is brimming with Ted’s trademark tips that is destined to become a classic. Whether starting out or a seasoned entertaining pro, his latest book is a treasure trove of ideas to help you up your game with loads of added style. With Ted as your cheerleader, you will learn tons of his tricks of the trade, that you can then put your own personal spin on to be a regaled host.
Follow along as he shows you stylishly creative ways to set a table, provides menus and recipes, and suggests music to help set the tone. You won’t want to miss the instructional videos he has created, with QR codes throughout, as well as Spotify playlists he has put together to accompany gatherings. Be it a small dinner gathering or a large party, Watson’s lists and tips will be what you find yourself going back to time and time again. Like a trusted friend, he shares insight for both the entertaining novice and seasoned pro. Something you will reach for time and again when preparing for your next soiree—from small to big, casual to grand.
Whether a small cocktail party, an intimate supper, or a large soirée, the tips gathered in this eclectic collection will inspire even reluctant hosts to break the mold and entertain without worry. Ted uses examples from his own busy life to illustrate how to set an inviting table with ease. Packed with beautiful photographs and easygoing advice, this book explores a variety of entertaining options throughout the year, for dining indoors and out, for big groups or cozy couples. Ted’s insight on everything from mixing and matching tableware to choosing unique party favors offer stylish inspiration for every type of host.
Every household who entertains—big, small or not at all—could benefit from a copy of Ted Kennedy Watson’s Guide To Stylish Entertaining in their repertoire. Filled with page after page of helpful, stylish tips along with image after image of inspiration.
Patina style imbues Giannetti client homes in a variety of architectural styles. For anyone who has loved the Giannetti books about Patina Farm, this book continues the aesthetic in a variety of styles. Steve Giannetti’s architectural designs springboard from his image of ultimate beauty—a place where modern, classical and industrial elements merge to create a unique style with a modern sense of space and emotion drawn from history. His materials palette consists of wood, metal, and stone. His color palette is a chalky patina. Twelve varied homes—ranging from a modern desert glass box and a beachfront contemporary to a historic East Coast farmhouse and a Provencal-style home in California—show how Steve has used these themes to solve unique architectural challenges. Steve has collaborated with his wife, Brooke, as well as other designers on the various interiors.
Blooms and Dreams
Travel writer Misha Gillingham left the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles for a quaint island in the Pacific Northwest so she could get back in touch with what matters most. With the help of stunning photography, she shows how you, too, can cultivate a life of wellness, generosity, and connection to the land. Misha Gillingham is a travel writer turned farm girl whose story has won over the hearts of fans worldwide. In Blooms & Dreams, Misha shares not only what brought her to Evergreen Acres, a farm on Bainbridge Island in the Pacific Northwest, but also all of the wisdom she has gleaned over the years as she and her family put down roots. While leading readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm—from her ever-evolving flower garden to the menagerie of animals who keep everyone in good spirits—Misha reflects on her own transformation and shares how joy can be found by contributing to your local community and fostering a deep connection to the land itself. Blooms & Dreams will inspire readers from all walks of life to consider building a life centered around wellness, giving, and a connection to the land, be it a small patio garden or an entire farm.
Dramatic elegance and fragrance for your garden with lilies both exotic and quietly elegant. The lily is an emotive flower, with cultural connotations of romance, remembrance, love, and innocence. Revered from Greek and Roman mythology to the hybridizations of today, lilies permeate gardens, culture, and ceremonies with their classic floral beauty. From the ever-adored white lily to vibrant and exotic oriental lilies, these perennials are colorful, graceful adornments for any garden. Gracing the grounds from mid-spring until late autumn, lilies are dramatic and striking. The beautifully presented reference guide features more than 50 well-loved and unusual varieties of lily, from the towering and prolific Arabian Knight to the fiery L. ‘Forever Susan’, the pink, pollen-free L. Elodie to the six-foot-tall Giant Himalayan Lily. Find out how to care for your lilies, with practical tips for all kinds of gardens, containers and balconies. Georgianna Lane’s captivating photographs showcase the splendor and variety of the lily, while Naomi Slade imparts her gardening expertise for the fullest blooms of this rewarding flower. this book will appeal to everybody who is after the best bloom for weddings, outdoor spaces or the most bountiful cut flowers.
A favorite indoor-outdoor flower adorns the summer in colorful bursts of petals. Perhaps the most abundantly blooming plant, hydrangeas have captivated gardeners and cultivators alike with their old-fashioned charm and tantalizing colors. From late spring to early autumn, they burst from the ends of stems in natural bouquets of vibrant pink, stunning white, lavender, rose, and blue. With over 75 species and 600 named cultivars that range over the world, the variety makes them perfect for any occasion. Georgianna Lane’s entrancing photography showcase the varieties of nature’s firework flower, such as the intensely colored Alpenglühen and the airy Lanarth White, while Naomi Slade imparts her gardening expertise for the fullest bloom of this rewarding flower. Readers will discover the wide array that hydrangeas have to offer, and why these bountiful blossoms are becoming increasingly popular as houseplants and gifts.
Fall blooms for an explosion of color in the garden. The dahlia is a fabulous cutting flower for the home garden. Cut one bloom, and ten more appear on the plant. Blooming late summer to the first frost of autumn, this native of Mexico provides explosions of color in home gardens. The author’s commentary unearths the dahlia from its Aztec origins and imparts practical, hands-on knowledge for growing and overwintering these tropical plants in wintry climes. Including classics like Café au Lait and lesser-known varieties like Voodoo and Honka, readers will discover a stunning range of specimens from tiny pompoms to heavy-headed dinner plates, to those that resemble daisies, sea anemones, and even fireworks!
Is the world ready to rethink bread making? MaryJane Butters thinks so. Wild Bread completely reinvents the concept of healthier-for-you, naturally fermented sourdough. Until now, sourdough was perceived as too much work and sour-tasting, artisan-style-only loaves. In Wild Bread, her quick and easy 1 minute 2x/day technique demonstrates the use of eight different types of flours for each bread featured—everything from gluten-free brown-rice flour to quinoa to common white to heirloom whole wheat—for a whopping 295 recipes and 475 photographs. Using her step-by-step method, every style of bread imaginable, including gluten-free, will loft with wild abandon without the purchase of a single packet of not-so-healthy, store-bought yeast. In nutritionally superior wild-yeast bread, fermentation triggers the release of vital nutrients and breaks down carbohydrates. In MaryJane’s world, there’s no such thing as too much bread because once you convert to slow-rise wild-bread making, that bagel you’ve been thinking about is more like a vitamin pill than a source of “carb-loaded” guilt.
The Art of the Board
With Olivia Carney’s friendly guidance, you’ll go from hopeless host to host with the most—one salami rose at a time. With over 75 seasonally inspired, approachable snack boards, recipes, and cocktails, The Art of the Board has all you need for fun, stress-free entertaining year-round. Packed with tips, tricks, and ideas, you’ll be inspired to whip up your next snack board masterpiece—whether it’s creatively plating your Thanksgiving leftovers to impress your family or wowing your friends with your knowledge of fancy cheese and charcuterie. Not sure where to start? No problem! The in-depth introduction walks you through equipment and ingredients, and the Hopeless Hostess Appendix covers everything from Board Care 101 to step-by-step explanations and photographs that show how to bring your skills to the next level. There’s even helpful suggestions to make your cheese plates travel-friendly so you never arrive empty-handed. And since each board is labeled with difficulty level, approximate cost, and dietary accommodations, you’ll always find a showstopper to fit your lifestyle and budget.
La French Oven
The companion to French Comfort Food, Le French Oven showcases authentic, tantalizing French recipes that can be created in the cocotte—the French version of a Dutch oven—in all of its sizes and shapes, from mini to large. Using various techniques such as braising, stewing, roasting, baking, stovetop, and frying, Le French Oven will teach how to create appetizers, soups, main courses, desserts, and more. It includes information about the major French made cocotte brands, and how to use them to create fabulous recipes such as Warm Mushroom Custards with Garlic Toast, French Carrot Rice Soup, Basque-Style Paella, Two-Hands Praying Rack of Lamb Roast, Lemony Braised Chicken with Green Olives, and Beef Pot-au-Feu. The sweet recipes include fabulous fare such as Raspberry Clafoutis and Hot Brandied Peaches Over Ice Cream. Le French Oven fills a need for the coterie of French cookbook fans and lovers of French food. It is an amazing collection of recipes with stunning photography.
Everyone’s favorite campfire treat gets a makeover. No campsite? No problem! Author Lisa Adams gives suggestions for making s’mores on a barbecue, in the oven, over a stovetop, and on the hearth of your living room fireplace. S’mores shares over 60 ways to make unique and scrumptious treats this camping season. Enjoy the Banana Caramel, the Strawberry Shortcake, the Hazelnut Raspberry Brownie, the Biscotti Latte, and many, many s’more.
Salsas and Tacos
A hot little book with big taste to spice up your meals. New Mexican Cuisine is a unique and delicious melting pot of Spanish, Mexican, Native American, and American Cowboy cultures, techniques, and flavors. Susan Curtis, founder of the Santa Fe School of Cooking, brought together a team of powerhouse cooking instructors to gather the best and boldest recipes ever to fill a tortilla. Enjoy over 50 recipes from familiar classics like Roasted Tomato Salsa and Pork Carnitas Tacos to fresh takes such as Creamy Chicken and Almond Tacos, Grapefruit-Orange Salsa, Tomatillo-Papaya Salsa, and Apple Pie Tacos.
Yummy bowls of fix-in-a-jiff blends go with crudités, breads, crackers, chips, and more. When you’re serving party nibbles, there’s always room for another appetizer. Whip up some Pumpkin Pepita Hummus to add a dash of color and flavor to a harvest-themed gathering, or put out a bowl of Cheesy Pub Dip to get those football fans cheering. These dips can even add a zesty twist to your next meal: try Watermelon Cucumber Salsa as a topping for salad on a hot summer day, or drop a scoop of Cilantro Peanut Pesto into your stir-fry to take it to the next level. These flavorful recipes require little to no cooking and will delight any palate.
Enjoy the French ritual of L’apéro by bringing a little bit of France into your home and taking time to savor the good things in life by living, eating, and drinking well—bon appétit! L’apéro consists of before dinner drinks served with finger foods and small bites. This collection of French appetizers is perfect to serve for L’apéro, happy hour, or to give a lunch box or picnic basket that “something extra-special.” Fresh, modern, and versatile French-inspired appetizers and small servings, from basic tapenades and hummus, to savory cakes, quiches, tartlets, mini sandwiches, soups, skewers, and sweet treats are perfect as a prelude to dinner, or even in place of an evening meal. Many recipes include simple formulas to make several versions of a single recipe so that you are only limited by your own taste buds and creativity.