Summer reading is something we all look forward to this time of year…at home, on the beach, or anywhere there is a quiet space. May we suggest these to pique your interests, according to our bibliophile, Lance Avery Morgan?
HOTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC: A TIMELESS LEGEND ON THE FRENCH RIVIERA
By Alexandra Campbell
The secluded resort, located between Nice and Cannes, has always been a favorite haven on the French Riviera for A-list celebrities and private Jet Set family holidays. The hotel’s storied history is full of romance, humor, mystery, and legend.
$85. At RizzoliUSA.com.
By Nicky Albrechtsen and Fola Solanke
Indispensable accessories and sought-after collectors’ items, scarves were an important innovation in twentieth-century fashion. From Art-Deco through 1950s Hollywood, the Swinging Sixties, and beyond, scarves have been represented in every major decorative arts movement and personal style.
$40. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.
NATY ABASCAL: THE ETERNAL MUSE
By Suzy Menkes, Mario Testino, Christian Lacroix, Valentino Garavani, and Vicente Gallart
This delightfully chronicles the styles and stories of the boundary-breaking Spanish socialite, model, and muse of couturiers such as Valentino and Oscar de la Renta and former duchess of Feria…demonstrating the making of a fashion icon.
$50. At RizzoliUSA.com.
A ROOM OF HER OWN
By Robyn Lea
Go inside the homes and lives of creative women who are making a difference in the world. Their lives are a canvas for their artistry, and it can be fully seen in their homes and studios, on their tables, and in their wardrobes.
$45. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.
THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN
By James Sherwood
Now in a compact edition, this lavish publication celebrates the gentleman’s search for the perfect sartorial detail or ideal accessory. It features and inspires with six historical chapters, from the Regency period to the present.
$39.95. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.
COME FLY WITH ME: FLYING IN STYLE
By Jodi Peckman
From Frank Sinatra dressed to the nines in the golden age of Pan Am to celebrities snapped in luxury leisurewear in the lounges of today, airports have always afforded the most glamorous glimpses into that most enviable aspect of celebrity life—jet-setting in style, as seen here.
$29.95. At RizzoliUSA.com.
A CENTURY OF COLOR IN DESIGN
By David Harrison
From the Bauhaus to Memphis and beyond, this tome explores the origins and rationale behind the design and use of color in the most iconic furniture and objects of the 20th century.
$34.95. At ThamesAndHudsonUSA.com.
By Meike Schaling
Discovering the joy of homemade tarts has never been more effortless. Even the most rudimentary of bakers can learn the skills to create beautiful tarts in an endless variety of colors and flavors, all with just one core recipe.
$19.95. At RizzoliUSA.com.