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See below for a selection of the latest books from Lifestyle & personal style guides category. Presented with a red border are the Lifestyle & personal style guides books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Lifestyle & personal style guides books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
'Not older - better! A blueprint for maturing with style.' Kirstie Clements, former Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Be who you always wanted to be when you grew up. What if experience always trumped youth? Or if there was more appreciation for the style and confidence that comes with age? Embrace your inner greatness, no matter what your vintage, and feel fabulous from the inside out by taking inspiration from the superstars and regular Jo(sephin)es who've nailed it. The Power Age is a celebration of growing older for women not willing to sit back and become invisible. Revel in your personal style, maximise your health and wellbeing, love what you do and find your favourite ways to connect and give back. Featuring dozens of interviews and words of wisdom from women working their power age, including former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark, designer Leona Edmiston and food legend Maggie Beer, as well as exquisite illustrations and photographs of the most outstanding of older icons, The Power Age is your guide to navigating midlife and beyond with power and panache.
This compact volume introduces modern gentlemen to some of the greatest pleasures in life, from the very best spirits to the most complex hot sauces to the suavest of accessories. The book is targeted to aspiring bon vivants, modern metrosexuals, millennials, and hipsters eager to become the new gentleman. Content not only includes quick guides to great drinks, foods, and cigars, but also makes the case for why every real gentleman needs a great flask, a classic pen, and a watch that may not be smart but will make you look and feel like 007. Features short essays on each subject, with classic illustrations accompanying each, all in a handsome package that will evoke thoughts of a trusted old leather-bound book.
Why do we make things by hand? And why do we make them beautiful? Led by the question of why working with our hands remains vital and valuable in the modern world, author and maker Melanie Falick went on a transformative, inspiring journey. Traveling across continents, she met quilters and potters, weavers and painters, metalsmiths, printmakers, woodworkers, and more, and uncovered truths that have been speaking to us for millennia yet feel urgently relevant today: We make in order to slow down. To connect with others. To express ideas and emotions, feel competent, create something tangible and long-lasting. And to feed the soul. In revealing stories and gorgeous original photographs, Making a Life captures all the joy of making and the power it has to give our lives authenticity and meaning.
'Sound, well-seasoned advice [on] how to bring wood fires into our lives.' - BBC Countryfile The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual. The expert insight and knowledge in this book allow everyone to rediscover the skills of previous generations and savour the delight of a perfect wood fire in all its incarnations. Contents include... Understand which trees make the best firewood Learn how to split, season, and store wood Lay the perfect fire Make an ingenious campfire Choose wood for its scent ...and much more! This revised edition features updated information on wood-burning stoves, 'clean' wood and other environmental considerations.
'Lots of ideas for making gifts and decorations but not spending tons of money buying them' Jenni Murray Celebrating midwinter is not about what you buy or how much you spend - it's about your attitude to life. Turn away from the frenetic consumerism of Christmas and rediscover the authentic and meaningful realities of this, the oldest and most precious celebration of the year. The true significance of midwinter is not found in any individual spiritual or religious belief or practice. Instead, the winter solstice provides an opportunity to celebrate what we as humans share; to set aside our differences and come together with a sense of community and cheer. Merry Midwinter is a cornucopia of ideas for how to make your own decorations (kissing boughs, advent wreaths, crackers, stockings and more); your own alternative gifts which cost nothing except your time and thought; your own entertainments and games; and simple, seasonal recipes from years gone by.
These 75 tiny tear-out letters offer an easy and delightful way to spread joy and love. Folded into adorably small envelopes and sealed with the enclosed stickers, they're perfect for attaching to a present, tucking into a stocking, or slipping into a loved one's pocket.
The Parisian woman is considered a female role model by definition: classical in taste, but independent and dynamic; elegant and sophisticated at times, feminine and seductive, but not vulgar; attentive to what she wears and taking care of her body, but without excessive vanity; and who has sophisticated and original but simple taste. Food lover and partygoer, she focuses on the quality of food rather than on her shape. Fond of natural beauty, and without plastic surgery, she doesn t try to hide the signs of aging, which she wears with pride. Sophie the Parisian doesn t take herself too seriously and uses a well-balanced mix of charm, great taste, and irony three typical traits of the modern Frenchwoman to cover topics ranging from fashion to the well-being of the body, from looks to health, from cooking to decoration: everything that makes the French joie de vivre a role-model lifestyle worldwide.
Lauren Berger Collection: A New York Love Story tells the remarkable tale of how one woman, with a heart for people and passion for generosity became the world s greatest host. For over two decades Lauren has opened the doors of her most exclusive and luxurious homes to guests. From idylls in the Hamptons to sprawling French villas or an apartment on Manhattan s Fifth Avenue, Lauren not only creates an extraordinary stay but makes unforgettable experiences. But for Lauren, her life s work would be nothing without love. Lauren Berger Collection: A New York Love Story maps her love for her guests, for crafting beautiful experiences, creating exquisite yet comfortable spaces and tells the story of her life together with her husband, the indelible Dr. Sidney Berger. Lauren's talent for hosting was fostered around a dinner table a crowded affair with her eleven siblings where her mother would open her home to guests, ushering them in like family. Lauren learned from her mother s example but it was her husband of 34 years, who helped realise her calling. Whilst Dr. Sidney's patients would recuperate, often in the Berger s own home, Lauren would care for them sparking the idea for what would go on to become Lauren Berger's legacy. This is the story of a woman whose passion for hospitality took her to the top and how her love for people has kept her there.