Archive of ‘Books’ category

New Book: Polpo A Venetian Cook Book of Sorts

A perfect cookbook for a lazy weekend, this landed on my desk earlier this week. Tucked away in a backstreet of London’s edgy Soho district, Polpo is one of the hottest restaurants in town. Critics and food aficionados have been flocking to this understated ‘bàcaro’ where restauranteur Russell Norman has been sharing his love of […] Read more…

East Coast Charm

Sigh. I have always always loved New England, The East Coast – the magical draw of the watery landscape, its cookie cutter seaside charm and rich history. This time last year I was there – being chased up to the tip of a storm smouldered Cape Cod by Hurricane Irene – seeing the Cape in […] Read more…

Summer Read: The Fever Tree

I’ve been so busy of late I have barely had time to indulge in my favourite pastime of reading. I find when I get to this stage where I haven’t read for a while I procrastinate even more by being overly picky with  the choice of the first one to break my book drought. I […] Read more…

Christmas Books for Gifting 2011

Image from We Heart It No matter how old I get, there will always be a certain thrill in gathering up and asessing my amassed cargo at the end of Christmas day (albeit the cargo is smaller but more precious these days). One, two or three things that are guaranteed to add weight and worth […] Read more…

Future Heirlooms

Next year is a big year for my group of friends and myself… three weddings – two in England and one abroad in India, respective bachelor/ette parties, nearly everyone is turning 30 and we are buying our first home. Because it’s spurred a feeling of sentimentality, commemorating and nesting in me, I’ve been eyeing heirloom […] Read more…

Sugary Sweet 60’s Style, The Help

I saw The Help this past weekend… a perfect Sunday film watched from under my blanket on the sofa… I loved the sugary sweet set and styling… at such odds to the subject matter, but for that very reason so moving. The film was was just as beautiful and gripping as the book – we […] Read more…

Great Food

I think I have found the perfect Christmas gift… Great Food is a collection of 20 charming tomes from Penguin charting the  “the sharpest, funniest, most delicious writing about food from the past 400 years,” The books offer a mouth-watering selection of food writing fare from which to choose, with authors ranging from the classic […] Read more…

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkess

After a hectic summer of traveling and sightseeing and writing, without any space in my head for reading – I find myself tucking myself away for the beginning of winter with A Discovery of Witches, a fictional debut by Deborah Harkness – a historian who’s other books include non-fiction publications on Elizabethan London and very […] Read more…

Waiting, waiting…

For the new Jane Eyre starring Mia Wasikowska… It’s already out in the US, and will be with us in the UK in September. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I love a gothic drama in the cosy winter months! Mia Wasikowska played a haunting characterization of Alice in the most recent Alice […] Read more…

Sketchbook Series

Sometimes you hit the inspiration jackpot while browsing online and The Sketchbook Series on one of my favourite design blogs Book By Its Cover is just that. The Sketchbook Series is a section of the book design blog that invites artists to share their personal sketchbooks. With notable illustrators like Jen Corace and Julie Morstad […] Read more…

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