Featuring a unique, hand-painted design, this stylish cup offers a distinctively tactile experience with its silky smooth glaze and rough stoneware exterior. Both a bit rustic and contemporary, this intriguing cup is perfect for everyday use in the home.
This illustrated English-language edition of French writer-filmmaker Frédéric Beigbeder’s 2014 novel, Oona & Salinger. A nostalgic and bittersweet love story, Manhattan’s Babe is a fictionalized account of the true-life romance between J.D. Salinger and Oona O’Neill, daughter of the great American playwright. The two first met in New York City in 1940, when Jerry Salinger, 21, was an up-and-coming writer, and Oona, 15, was a beautiful and charming socialite who partied at the Stork Club with Truman Capote and Gloria Vanderbilt. Their all-too-short romance blossomed during the summer of 1941, just a few months before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the U.S. joined World War II.
Then Salinger was drafted into the Army, and Oona went off to seek her fortune in Hollywood. He endured D-Day, battle in the Hürtgen Forest, and the liberation of the camps, and suffered post-traumatic stress, leading him to retreat from the world. She lived the glamorous life of a film star in Los Angeles, and met and married the much older Charlie Chaplin, bearing him eight children, standing with him when Hollywood turned against him, and caring for him as he became infirm.
Inspired by true events, with scenes, characterizations, dialogue, and letters imagined for dramatic purposes, Beigbeder asks the poignant question, What would they say to each other if they had met again years later?
In a busy modern life, meals are often relegated to five- or ten-minute time slots. The French have long been lauded as culinary experts, and the emphasis they place on time spent around the dinner table is yet another secret worth borrowing. Living la vie de château at Château Bosgouet in Normandy, Jane Webster and her Australian family have embraced the traditions of the French table with surprise and delight at each turn! From navigating the market, to setting the table, to making the most of a vegetable garden, and their adventures are captured here by the sophisticated eye of photographer Robyn Lea.
These sixty recipes—organized around ten themes, including holiday traditions, lunch box contents, joie de vivre, and the French Sunday lunch—are a sensational catalog of the Webster clan’s favorite food moments. The double-baked three-cheese soufflé, chicken and tarragon pies, or lemon curd panna cotta with fresh summer berries are just a few of the featured dishes, all of which, when paired with good conversation and company, are ideal catalysts for creating an occasion remembered for years to come. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are always highlighted, as is the value of setting aside as much time as possible for these all-important meals shared with family and friends.
Architect and designer Sig Bergamin is known for his eclectic vision and vivid interiors that are the perfect mélanges of chic. A constant traveller, Bergamin loves collecting treasures wherever he goes—totems that inspire and evolve his craft. He is also an avid art collector, a tendency that comes across in each of his meticulously designed spaces, where Warhols, Hirsts and Lichtensteins are seamlessly blended with minimalist and maximalist decor from around the world.
A vibrant tour of twelve interiors from Brazil to Portugal, Art Life not only celebrates Bergamin’s diverse style, but also highlights his steadfast appreciation for art and history. The result is a kaleidoscopic oeuvre of interiors that serve as cultured dialogues between the comfort of home and the world at large.
The Italian region of Tuscany is a feast for all senses. A creative incubator that has cultivated art and architecture for eras including Etruscan, Roman, Renaissance and modern times. Timeworn churches, once stops on nineteenth-century Grand Tours, stand tall in the towns’ piazzas. Rolling hills of wheat and colorful olive groves, that inspire authentic Tuscan cuisine, are dotted with villas built by the prestigious Medici family. The Tyrrhenian Sea extends off its coast, lapping the shore of Elba, the island where the emperor Napoleon was exiled. Quaint villages, historic towns and bustling cities are scattered across its landscape, which is almost as varied as the communities themselves. From annual horse races at Piazza del Campo, and the centuries-old winemaking traditions of the Chianti region to the city of Pisa, an ancient Maritime Republic known for the youthful spirit of its Scuola Normale Superiore and Leaning Tower alike, Tuscany is the place of dreams, where thousands come to relive its history and take in the beauty of a region.
In the fashion world, Ferragamo, Gucci and Pucci all have ties to Florence and its endless inspiration. However, what truly defines Tuscany is its timelessness. Masterpieces from centuries past still lure immense crowds. Brunelleschi’s dome in Florence never fails to strike onlookers with awe.
Assouline | The Luxury Collection: Epicurean Journeys
Take a culinary journey with recipes from the world’s most beloved food destinations, curated by internationally celebrated chefs. The Luxury Collection Epicurean Journeys explores the transcendent cuisine inside some of the world’s most exotic hotels. With over eighty properties featured, New York to Vietnam, India to Peru, no region of the world is left untasted. A selection of notable tastemakers offer their perspectives on their favorite hotel dining experiences, including Elettra Wiedemann, José Andres, and Ruth Reichl. Showcasing unique local takes on curry, risotto, and dulce de leche, this newest volume in Assouline’s Hotel Stories series reveals the most delicious dishes of these legendary establishments. Brimming with beautiful imagery and mouth-watering recipes, The Luxury Collection Epicurean Journeys is a must-have for travel enthusiasts and foodies alike.
Charles Chocolates | Don't Make Me Snicker Chocolate Bar
We took a childhood favorite chocolate bar and made it better. This bar has deep roasted peanuts, fleur de sel caramel, and a bittersweet chocolate ganache, all enrobed in our 65% bittersweet chocolate.
Item weight: 1.3 oz. (36g)
Ingredients: Bittersweet chocolate (cacao beans, pure cane sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin, vanilla beans), peanuts, pure cane sugar, butter, cream, glucose, salt, pure vanilla extract.
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin has been pushing boundaries for the past 250 years. From inventing rosé champagne in 1775 to collaborating with innovators such as Andrée Putman and the Campana Brothers, with each passing century the legendary label goes above and beyond to challenge itself with new initiatives to energize and excite its enthusiasts.
In 2013, Veuve Clicquot partnered with Michelin-starred chef Joël Robuchon, securing its wines a spot as the guest of honor in each of his twenty-three restaurants. The following year, a collaboration with Ferrari brought the limited-edition Veuve Clicquot Maranello collection. The house has also been active in the sustainability movement, reducing emissions at the Hôtel du Marc, as well as introducing “Naturally Clicquot” eco-friendly packaging, made from the pulp of grapes harvested from the most prestigious hills of the Champagne region—a global first. Between tradition and jet set, excellence and attitude, over the years the house has perfected the way of life “à la Clicquot,” a life synonymous with fine, authentic products and classic culture.