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Restaurants, cafés and bars are transforming into places where entire concepts are evolving to create whole new experiences for eaters. They offer a unique experience that starts the moment you set foot in the door and spans from the interiors to the branding, and behind the scenes to the supply chains and sustainable procedures.

Take a seat at the table and feast your senses one by one.

 

Portraits of Interiors is a book about the oasis of home and includes seventeen projects in America, Belgium, England, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as Axel Vervoordt Company’s first work in India, Russia, and Japan.

The book’s guiding concepts are seeking a universal spirit of life and the emotional feeling of oneness that a home can provide. Through 320 pages, the images and text explore the search for an equilibrium between architecture, art, and nature to create the environment of home in which people make the difference.

From the author of Dressing the Man the seminal tome on men’s fashion, comes the illustrated biography of Ralph Lauren. Alan Flusser’s book looks at the life of the iconic American designer through the lens of fashion and cultural impact. This high-level, yet intimate, reflection on the life and work of Ralph Lauren shows how a young boy from the Bronx created one of the most recognised brands in American fashion.

 

This luxurious book is a documentation in photographs, of the maharajas of India: undoubtedly one of the greatest anachronisms of the 20th century. Among them were enlightened rulers and profligate princes, saints and scoundrels, heroes and cowards, sadists and boors, charmers and eccentrics. In the eyes of their people, however, they had the divine right to rule and they left the stamp of an unmistakable aura of majesty. A comprehensive collection of historical photographs from princely India, this is also the largest selection of royal pictures in any one book. 

This lavish fourth volume in Abrams’ Slim Aarons collection revels in this photographer’s decades-long love affair with Italy. From breathtaking aerials of the Sicilian countryside to intimate portraits of celebrities and high society taken in magnificent villas, Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita captures the essence of “the good life.” Slim Aarons first visited Italy as a combat photographer during World War II and later moved to Rome to shoot for Life magazine, yet even after relocating to New York, he would return to Italy almost every year for the rest of his life. The images collected here document the aristocracy, cultural elite, and beautiful people, such as Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Joan Fontaine, and Tyrone Power, who lived la dolce vita in Italy’s most fabulous places during the last 50 years.

“Whether you live in a tiny city apartment, a rambling country cottage or an elegant townhouse, For the Love of White offers the definitive guide to creating a home with white and neutral tones. Published in celebration of The White Company’s 25th anniversary, we are excited to share this book, written by our founder, Chrissie. This beautifully photographed edition presents some of our favourite homes, showcasing three distinct interior styles – town, country and coastal – and also has lots of simple and clever styling tips to help you make a house a home.” – The White Company

Capri, a resort island dating back to the height of the Roman Empire, has long been an extraordinary destination full of ancient charm. Cherished by everyone from physician Axel Munthe, who recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; to film director Jean-Luc Godard as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt; to literary icons, celebrities, poets, and the jet set, Capri boasts a rich Mediterranean spirit and style that encompasses a wealth of beauty, from gardens to villas to caves to the people walking in the lively Piazzetta, where cars are prohibited and the island’s playful attitude runs rampant. Capri Dolce Vita is a look at this fabled corner of the world through the ages and a celebration of paradise on earth.

In this splendid volume, longtime resident and Palm Beach social fixture Aerin Lauder takes us through her Palm Beach. From favorite restaurants like Nandos and Renatos, to favorite houses like La Follia and Villa Artemis, she takes us to the elite shopping of Worth Avenue and the scenic walkways of the Lake Worth trail, all the while relating to us the histories, faces, and places that have become so identified with Palm Beach.

In this incredible volume, Somali chef Hawa Hassan and food writer Julia Turshen present 75 recipes and stories gathered from bibis (or grandmothers) from eight African nations: South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, and Eritrea. Most notably, these eight countries are at the backbone of the spice trade, many of them exporters of things like pepper and vanilla.

Packed with interior design tips, recipes and more, Eat, Drink, Nap shows you to how to take a slice of Soho House home. From cooking classic roast chicken, to shaking the perfect Soho Mule, to choosing the right sofa for your sitting room, our experts share their secrets for contemporary living the Soho House way.

The 300-page book, with a foreword by Nick and new images from leading food and interiors photographers, is our guide to Soho House’s style.