Lifestyle | Books to add to your pile…

This Christmas I'm wanting to buy everyone a book and and something to eat.  What better gift is there?  A good book, be it a page turning adventure novel, a how to book full of inspiration or a picture book full of images that lift the soul.

Recently I've been lucky enough to have received a few books to review, and hopefully you will like them as much as me:

 

Cabin Porn, Inside

The eagerly anticipated follow-up to the international sensation Cabin Porn, and a ‘must read’ for anyone who hankers after a cabin in the woods.

This book was initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became a phenomenon following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breathtaking natural landscapes around the world.

This new book delves deeper into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and new design stories, Cabin Porn: Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.

The White Company – For the love of white.

Whether you live in a tiny city apartment, a rambling country cottage or an elegant town house, For the Love of White offers the definitive guide to creating a home with white and neutral tones. Published to mark the 25th anniversary of iconic brand, The White Company, the book explores 12 inspirational homes in varied decorating styles but unified by a passion for a white. For each location The White Company founder, Chrissie Rucker, highlights clever styling details that the reader can try out in their own home – with calming, versatile and beautiful results.

Sip: 100 gin cocktails

With one uncompromisingly handcrafted gin, cocktails don’t need to be over complicated to taste utterly delicious.

SIP – 100 gin cocktails, each with no more than three ingredients and all using our award winning London Dry gin. Enjoy fuss-free drinks, from summer sipping to winter warmers, time-honoured classics to new twists. Along the way, you will find expert mixing tips, drink history and stories worth reading over a martini or two.

Delicious cocktails include classics like the Negroni and Martini, to cocktails to suit sipping occasions such as the Earl Grey Sour for a nightcap, or new takes like a take on the Espresso Martini, but instead of course, using gin. There is something for everyone, from cocktail connoisseurs to those new to cocktails and gin alike.

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2020

A perfect toolkit connecting with the world around us and the year ahead as it unfolds – all in a compact and pocket size that just begs you to pick it up and browse.

The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2020 reinvents the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. It gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays. There are also features on each month’s unique nature, such as the meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore and stories, seasonal recipes and charts tracking moon phases and tides.

You will find yourself referring to the almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close.

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