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12 Best Books to Feed Your Wanderlust!


Published by Sugar & Cream, Monday 16 November 2020

Text by Dinda Bestari & Publishers, Image courtesy of each publisher

Creative Inspirations for Stylish Table Setting

This exciting November, S&C selects a book collections of table setting inspiration: new colours, shapes, and decoration ideas that you could imagine. Either you choose a design palette such as monochrome or colourful, contemporary or modern, there are endless ways to make your table shine and inspire!

1. Designing Life’s Celebrations by DeJuan Stroud

“Dive into the art of the tabletop with Dejuan Stroud’s guide to entertaining with spectacular floral arrangements for the grandest occasions.”

2. Dream Makers: Bespoke Celebrations by Guendalina Litta

“Step behind the scenes with Guendalina Litta – a preeminent party designer who has invented magical moments for her rarified clientele for more than thirty years”

3. Entertaining Beautifully by Aerin Lauder

“An invitation into the endlessly inspiring and unique celebrations of the iconic tastemaker and hostess, this elegant entertaining book reveals how to bring beauty, style, and joy into milestone events, holidays, or everyday moments and meals.”

4. Entertaining Chic!: Modern French Recipes and Table Settings for All Occasions Hardcover by Claudia Taittinger

“As a member of the famed Taittinger Champagne family, Claudia Taittinger has hosted culinary dignitaries on both sides of the Atlantic and been a guest at some of the most rarified dinner parties in the world. Now, she’s collected an artful array of tablescapes and menu items into Entertaining Chic! Modern French Recipes & Table Settings for All Occasions (Rizzoli), an around-the-world tour of perfect parties sure to inspire even the most accomplished tastemakers.”

5. Flower School: A Practical Guide to the Art of Flower Arranging Hardcover by Calvert Crary

“Because Crary has a front-row seat to all the modern designs and creative artists in the marketplace, his book is truly an encyclopedia of design, resources and having fun with flowers to brighten your life and others.”

6. French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings by Courtney Allison

“A layered mix of tableware and flower arrangements set the stage for inspired entertaining.”
Gibbs Smith

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7. Gathering: Setting the Natural Table Hardcover by Kristen Caissie

“When life gets overwhelming, I try to find my way back to my original love of flowers”
– Kristen Caissie –

8. Ikebana Unbound: A Modern Approach to the Ancient Japanese Art of Flower Arranging Hardcover by Amanda Luu

“More than a list of must-have items, each named arrangement project presents a specific mood and feeling, accompanied by elegant color photographs and, often, step-by-step instructions. Arrangement containers are themselves worthy of a museum installation. . . . A modern take on a centuries-old art that’s breathtakingly simple.”
Booklist, starred review

9. The Art of Tea: Recipes and Rituals (Victoria) by Jordan Marxer

“Readers of this beautiful book from the editors of Victoria magazine are invited to savor the pleasures and possibilities of the cherished ritual of tea shared by people the world over”
Editors of Victoria

10. Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table by André Leon Talley

“When you enter his world, you enter the world of luxury; you enter a rare and opulent, yet warm space.”
– André Leon Talley –

11. You’re Invited: Classic, Elegant Entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran

“You’re invited into the world of classic, elegant entertaining by Stephanie Booth Shafran. Peek into the breathtaking houses, apartments, and rooms I’ve created for this world-class hostess and client who has a ‘gift for celebration.’ The book is a triumph (with a foreword by yours truly).”
Jeffrey Bilhuber, author of Everyday Decorating –

12. Napkin Folding: 40 Ideas for Original Table Settings by Marie Claire

Learn 40 fabulous napkin folding designs for an elegant dinner table
– 50 Search Press –

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