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Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life
Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life
by Louisa Shafia
Edition: Paperback
Price: $17.90
65 used & new from $2.39

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring life-changer, June 19, 2011
Participating in Lousia Shafia's cooking class at The Natural Gourmet taught me to make unremarkable ingredients remarkable. By combining textures, colors and flavours in surprising ways the results are a blast. The cooking process is easy and fun, like throwing a pot or even fingerpainting. Lucid Food reflects this yet makes you think twice about important issues of sustainability. An inspiring life-changer in many way that will alter the way you look at food and make your tastebuds sing.
Merci!


La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life
La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life
by Elaine Sciolino
Edition: Hardcover
121 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars J'adore this book!, June 16, 2011
You'll find endless, detailed insights into the French arts of seduction and political skills to keep you busy till your next trip to Paris. Vicariously walk in the author's foodsteps as she susses out the secretive ways of the French. Learn from her experiences. There are plenty of them. Your next trip will be much more informed and not just about where to get the best macaron or croissant. A page turner bien sur.


Bonjour, Happiness!
Bonjour, Happiness!
by Jamie Callan
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.46
90 used & new from $2.92

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and informative!, April 12, 2011
This review is from: Bonjour, Happiness! (Paperback)
A fun homage to the French woman in all her glory with plenty of secret insider tips on how to emulate and learn, including recipes, chicness hints and social protocol of the highest French order.
ENJOY!


French Essence: Ambience, Beauty, and Style in Provence
French Essence: Ambience, Beauty, and Style in Provence
by Vicki Archer
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $32.51
66 used & new from $16.66

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisitely Beautiful!, April 8, 2011
A knock-your-socks-off gorgeously vicarious view of a life lived stylishly amidst the olive groves on a luxe farm in Saint-Remy-de-Provence. If you dream of going to Southern France, this is the fastest route. So many dreamy photos to drool over and escape back to from quotidienne worries. Often it takes an Aussie to truely see and record France's innate beauty. Lushly produced and beautifully designed.
A great gift for those who adore France.


About Face (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
About Face (Commissario Guido Brunetti Mysteries)
by Donna Leon
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.33
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5.0 out of 5 stars A look at the 'other' Venice., April 8, 2011
About Face was my first Donna Leon. Bought and read appropriately in Venice herself. Leon opens a doorway into the private lives of local Venetians at all levels of society. Her main character, Commisario Brunetti immediately wins your heart and mind, with his combination of warmth and reserve. We're always inside his mind, reading a situation or plotting a strategy the way he sees it.
The book started slowly for me, but gladly I stuck with it. Minute details kept popping up, recognizable as the street near my hotel in San Marco including the very optician where I bought glasses, the florist shop that would only sell me a bunch of flowers (not just a single blossom)etc. What a pleasent surprise! Soon enough the action starts and the slow pace quickens to thriller level.

A deeply satisfying read on many levels, but especially as a reflection of the 'other' Venice - it's people and their lives revealed behind closed shutters and porticos.


Mid-Back Mesh Drafting Stool with Black Fabric Seat and Arms [WL-A7671SYG-BK-AD-GG]
Mid-Back Mesh Drafting Stool with Black Fabric Seat and Arms [WL-A7671SYG-BK-AD-GG]
Price: $204.65
21 used & new from $170.09

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Chair!, March 6, 2011
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Love everything about this chair. True my neighbor put it together for me (in like 10 minutes). Very comfortable, very adjustable, perfect really for an artist who needs support & mobility at a high drafting table.
Thank you!


Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours
Sarabeth's Bakery: From My Hands to Yours
by Sarabeth Levine
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $27.76
64 used & new from $17.25

22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful & honest, November 3, 2010
This book was created with a lot of love.
You feel like Sarabeth, warm and friendly, is in your kitchen giving you a helping hand and whispering family secrets in your ear. The pictures are to-die-for. It's designed with elegant simplicity - everything is laid out crystal clear and in detailed. Even an idiot non-baker like myself could make these with the step-by-step recipes and matching photos - not just gorgeous pics of the finished result.
Truly a treasure to keep and to give to friends.


Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir
Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir
by Martha Gellhorn
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.09
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Travel with Gelhorn in your suitcase, October 25, 2010
It's as if you are riding beside Gelhorn on the same bumpy road in a broken down car full of dust, with the same crazy driver, clutching the seat and nashing your teeth a bit as she whispers in your ear all her astute and quite biased impressions better than you could ever dream up syourself.
Loads of fun and it will keep you from complaining ever again on a trip, which gawd only knows would be a God send!


Shop Image Graphics in Paris: Living, Fashion, Food, Service
Shop Image Graphics in Paris: Living, Fashion, Food, Service
by Kaoru Takahashi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $71.25
25 used & new from $45.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best visual reference to shopping/browsing in Paris, September 13, 2010
No one does classy branding the way the French do and this book is visual proof of it. It's the next best thing to strolling down rue St. Honore. The famous French attention to detail is best noted here by a similar culture, the Japanese. The key to French style/je ne sait quoi, whatever you want to call it is illustrated here inside this book.
If you're a designer, artist, francophile you will love this book.
I had to order this book from London, but at last it's here! BRAVO et merci Pie Books.


A Charmed Couple: The Art and Life of Walter and Matilda Gay
A Charmed Couple: The Art and Life of Walter and Matilda Gay
by William Rieder
Edition: Hardcover
44 used & new from $3.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous book..., August 15, 2010
A fabulous book if you love interiors, France, chateaux, watercolors and tales of Henry James' The Golden Age.
Matilda and Walter Gay knew James and Wharton and all the other 'grandees' of their time. And Walter painted the interior of their mansions in New York and Paris. Fun to see the many old photos with the watercolors side-by-side of those interiors-heavly illustrated in color.
Matilda Gay kept a diary of everyone who was anyone.


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