February 2019

Buy Fire it Up: 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything, $16.47

Buy Fire it Up: 400 Recipes for Grilling Everything, $16.47

  • Step up your grilling game with this cookbook full of hundreds of mouth-watering summer recipes.
  • Must-have for Summer

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Buy Groundswell by Katie Lee, $15.67

Buy Groundswell by Katie Lee, $15.67

  • Fun beach read
  • A sentimental tale about the healing powers of surfing

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Buy Savoring the Hamptons by Silvia Lehrer, $19.73

Buy Savoring the Hamptons by Silvia Lehrer, $19.73

  • Divided by season
  • Comprising more than 250 recipes as well as stories and photos of local wineries, farmers, fisherman, artisans, and restaurateurs

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Colin Cowie Dishes on Royal Wedding Trends and Shares a Regal Cocktail Recipe

By Colin Cowie

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Colin Cowie fills us in on all the Royal Wedding trends.

With all the coverage surrounding the Royal Wedding it’s natural that it will start to influence the style of weddings around the world.  The formality of the royal wedding is taking hold and starting what seems to be a return to more formal and traditional décor, with guests invited to attend dressed in black tie for an evening of dining to the sounds of a big band/orchestra.

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Color schemes too will take on a more royal feel, incorporating rich colors like my favorites, chartreuse, gold, emerald, and royal blue. The ‘Return to Regal’, let’s call it, will also lead to more rich and lush floral arrangements and flatware in golds and ornate silver patterns.  Even invitations will change from what we’ve seen as a trend toward paperless to a return to custom, hand-calligraphed invitations in traditional fonts; some including monograms and even family crests. Wedding cakes will become more lavish in height and scale with new accent colors and intricate details.  We may even start to see the coupe shaped champagne glasses returning to the scene – originally created for British Nobility. The coupe glass adds a sophisticated feel the drinking of bubbly. Cheers! –Colin

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Respected around the world as an arbiter of style, Colin Cowie is widely known for throwing the most spectacular celebrations across the globe. Colin Cowie is an authority on living with style; he’s the author of 8 books. . . Read more about Colin Cowie

One Night Stands+ Midgets & Alcohol = The Perfect Commute

Looking for a quick and easy read for my commute to work, I picked up My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler. A hilarious autobiographical collection of one-night stands, I found myself laughing out loud throughout.  Her adventures range from an “accidental” one nighter with an 18-year-old ballerina to waking up in bed with a midget. Crazy family members and friends add to this roller-coaster romp through one woman’s very personal approach to her social life.—Caitlin O’Malley

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Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin: Boring Commute No More!

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As a daily commuter to NYC, I am always in desperate need of a good book to pass the time on my boring train ride. Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin was the perfect story to fill my time. It’s a page-turner that manages to touch on deep messages on family, relationships, and finding happiness. My heart ached for the characters as they struggled to make the right life-changing decisions. I raced through Giffin’s story, eager to find out what happens in the end. It actually had me looking forward to my train ride!—Libby Henry

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How’s Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well, $11.20

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How’s Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture, and the Art of Drinking Well

Wall Street Journal columnist Eric Felton’s engaging exploration of cocktail culture and history.

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The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails, $23.10

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The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails

As visually tasty as the cocktails themselves.

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The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto, $11.53

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The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto

This witty manifesto lays open how and why we drink.

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The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life, $8.80

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The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life

  • New York Times bestseller
  • Over 60 recipes for meals, snacks, desserts and cocktails
  • Lists essential products to create quick, healthy dishes
  • Includes specific tips for vegetarians
  • Culinary ideas for holidays and entertaining guests

Buy The Skinnygirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life by Bethenny Frankel, $8.80, at Amazon.com

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