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With our wedding a little less than 9 months away (!!!!), I need all of the inspiration I can get. I’ve poured over Pinterest, bought all of the magazines, but there’s something still so special about sitting down with coffee and a physical book (especially on a slow Saturday morning). Sometimes you just have to go offline, huh. Artisan Books was kind enough to send over a copy of the new Modern Wedding book by Kelsey McKinnon and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. And luckily for one reader, I teamed up with Artisan Books and Le Creuset for an exciting giveaway!
While we’re not exactly newlyweds yet, Sean and I have been having so much fun talking about our future married life… especially when the kitchen renovation is finished. I cannot wait to get back to cooking and doing all the fun ‘nesting’ type activities that I feel compelled to do. Is it weird that all I want to do is roast chicken and daydream about further building our life together? When Chronicle Books reached out to share Caroline Chambers‘ first book Just Married, I was really excited to give it a try and change up our meals. I love how the cookbook is all about creating traditions within your relationship and finding meaning around the table. With 125 recipes spanning breakfast, brunch, soups, party drinks, and more, this book is a modern and practical resources for couples. Keep reading to learn even more about the Just Married cookbook + enter to win your own copy and a cast iron skillet from Le Creuset!
In case you missed the news, one of my most recent styling projects is officially out in public: Moorea Seal’s newest book 52 Lists for Togetherness! This is the third installment of Moorea’s 52 Lists series and such a truly unique and beautiful concept. The inspiration and intention behind this book-meets-journal is to help you deepen, celebrate, and cherish the relationships within your life. Parts of it are interactive where you can fill out the portions with a partner, friend, or family member. I definitely urge you to check it out! Also, keep reading to learn more about working on this styling project + enter to win your own copy of Moorea’s new 52 Lists book.
I’m a huge list-maker, so this year I’ve been keeping a list of all the books that I’ve read so far. The list is approaching double digits, which feels like a lot to me, considering that I consider myself a slow reader. Given how much I’ve been traveling though, I’d say it makes sense! I wanted to share some of the books that have really stood out to me lately in case you’re looking for something good to read. Whether you want a juicy, can’t-put-it-down novel, a delicious and gorgeously photographed recipe book, or a decor book to inspire your next makeover, this list should help you!
In celebration of her new book, Your Home Your Style: How to Find Your Look & Create Rooms You Love, I teamed up with the inimitable Donna Garlough for a really fun post today. If you’re unfamiliar with Donna’s work, you’re about to have your mind blown. She is the Style Director for Joss & Main and quite the expert at providing a chic road map to finding and implementing your decorating style. Every time I come across a new design book, I always try to figure out how the tips will translate to a small space — some do, some don’t. Lucky for us though, Donna has shared her top 5 tips for small space living today! Trust me, you guys are gonna want these tips (and they are amazing even if you don’t live in a tiny house!).
The other day I was helping my best friend style her bookshelf and realized that one thing was missing: really gorgeous design books. Sometimes referred to as coffee table books, this is the element that can give your #shelfie that really curated-yet-casual vibe you see slaying it on Instagram. I like to use mine to add height, color, and texture. For my own shelf, these books help to break up the monotony and give my plants the perfect backdrop. With my bff in mind, here’s my list of essential coffee table books to help you style your own space!
I’ve had lots of amazingly talented contributors here over the years, but one who stands out in my mind is Ashley Rose Conway of Craft + Cocktails — especially now with the new book, The Art of the Bar Cart! She collaborated with design director and party planning expert Vanessa Dina to share some really fantastic tips for styling your bar cart and, I have to say, I really love this book. So much that we’re giving away a copy!