Alligators, Old Mink & New Money: One Woman’s Adventures in Vintage Clothing

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - Alison houtte—a former fashion model who runs the beloved brooklyn, and she uses these items as a springboard to explore such universal topics as relationships, boutique Hooti Couture—knows that every article of vintage clothing has a story behind it, New York, self-image, the bond between mothers and daughters, and that elusive thing called style.

Whether you're a flea market veteran who savors the thrill of the hunt, old mink & new Money offers a shopping adventure—through auctions, a couture shopper with a Vogue budget, or are simply drawn to the de rigueur world of vintage, Alligators, estate sales, and clothing racks all over the world—to be savored, flea markets, and inspired by! .

Alligators, Old Mink & New Money: One Woman's Adventures in Vintage Clothing #ad - Alligators, old mink & new money is a celebration of the clothes that capture our memories and imaginations, that leave their indelible stamp on each of our lives.

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A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Thirty years ago, james beard award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigs and so began a life-affirming journey.

Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provenal tradition. From the publisher of under the tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new life—this time in the South of France.

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In the Hamptons: My Fifty Years with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities

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Broadway Books #ad - As the editor and publisher of the area’s popular free newspaper, has been covering the daily triumphs, community intrigues, Dan Rattiner, Dan’s Papers, and larger-than-life personalities for nearly fifty years. With dry wit and genuine affection, fishermen, he shares a story of the Hamptons that few know, dreamers, farmers, celebrities, painters, one defined by the artists, hangers-on, and billionaires who live and play there.

A colorful insider’s account of life, colorful locals like bar owner bobby van and shark fisherman frank mundus who the character Quinn from Jaws was based on, In the Hamptons is an intimate portrait of a place and the people who formed and transformed it, and celebrity, love, and literary figures like John Steinbeck and Truman Capote, from former residents like Andy Warhol and Willem de Kooning, scandal, to present-day stars like Bianca Jagger and Billy Joel.

In the Hamptons: My Fifty Years with Farmers, Fishermen, Artists, Billionaires, and Celebrities #ad - . An insider who lived there—as well as a jewish outsider amid the WASP contingent—Rattiner both revels in and is rattled by all he witnesses and records in one of the world’s most famous places. Long before the hamptons became famous for its posh parties, paparazzi, and glitterati, it was a sleepy backwater of fishing villages and potato farms, literary luminaries and local eccentrics.

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The Fortress: A Love Story

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Dey Street Books #ad - I was a woman ready to be swept away. As a writer, story was all that mattered. I believed i was the author of my life, that I controlled the narration. From their first kiss, twenty-seven-year-old writer Danielle Trussoni is spellbound by a novelist from Bulgaria. While danielle and her husband eventually part, Danielle's time in the fortress brings precious wisdom about life and love that she could not have learned otherwise.

The fortress is peter mayle meets eat, Love, Pray, a gorgeously written account of one woman’s journey to the other side of the romantic fairytale. If i had been another woman, I might have been skeptical. Eight years later, hopeful to renew their marriage, Danielle and her husband move to the south of France, to a picturesque medieval village in the Languedoc.

The Fortress: A Love Story #ad - But i wasn’t another woman. It is here, in a haunted stone fortress built by the Knights Templar, that she comes to understand the dark, subterranean forces that have been following her all along. Ultimately, she finds the strength to overcome her illusions, and start again. An incisive look at romantic love, the Fortress is one woman’s fight to understand the complexities of her own heart, told by one of the best writers of her generation.

The critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Falling Through the Earth and Angelology returns with this much-anticipated memoir of love and transformation in France. Rising action, dramatic complication, heroes and villains and dark plots.

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My Journey

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Ballantine Books #ad - But she sometimes still feels like that awkward teen from Long Island who never fit in—which makes her all the more endearing. Brimming with karan’s infectious energy, fought to have it all, my journey is about much more than the fashion world: It is the story of a young woman whose vision and hard work made her a role model for women everywhere—a woman who dreamed big, broke the rules, and loved passionately along the way.

Praise for my journey“by turns moving, and hilarious, yet always, insightful, always heartfelt . She also details how she has channeled her creativity and her urge to solve problems and nurture others into philanthropic work, focusing on integrated healthcare and education as well as preservation of culture, particularly her early outspoken advocacy for AIDS awareness and research, and the creation of her Urban Zen Foundation, which led to her current efforts in Haiti.

My Journey #ad - Expect a holistic view of the woman behind one of the most influential American labels. Stylecaster“donna’s creativity and passion as a committed philanthropist are matched only by her gift for friendship. When you’re a true force of fashion, nothing holds you back. Vogue“when Donna Karan stepped down.

It was the end of an era, so consider this autobiography her parting gift. My journey traces karan’s early days as an intern at Anne Klein, the creation of her Seven Easy Pieces which forever changed the way working women dressed, and the meteoric rise of her company.

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The House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel

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Penguin Books #ad - With nothing left to lose, Alba takes a chance and moves in. She soon discovers that this is no ordinary house. A beautiful older woman named peggy greets her and invites her to stay, on the house’s usual conditions: she has ninety-nine nights to turn her life around. A magical debut about an enchanted house that offers refuge to women in their time of needDistraught that her academic career has stalled, when she finds herself in front of a house she’s never seen before, Alba is walking through her hometown of Cambridge, England, 11 Hope Street.

The House at the End of Hope Street: A Novel #ad - Past residents have included virginia woolf and Dorothy Parker, who, hung around to help newcomers—literally, after receiving the assistance they needed, in talking portraits on the wall. As she escapes into this new world, Alba begins a journey that will heal her wounds—and maybe even save her life.

Filled with a colorful and unforgettable cast of literary figures, The House at the End of Hope Street is a charming, whimsical novel of hope and feminine wisdom that is sure to appeal to fans of Jasper Fforde and especially Sarah Addison Allen.

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Starting Over: A Country Year and A Book of Bees

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Open Road Media #ad - Left with little but the commercial beekeeping and honey-producing business she started with her husband, Hubbell found solace in the natural world, as well as in writing about her experience. In evocative vignettes, offering exquisitely rendered details of hives, she takes readers through the seasonal cycle of her life as a beekeeper, and honey, harvests, while also reflecting on deeper questions.

Starting Over: A Country Year and A Book of Bees #ad - Taken together, and its follow-up, a book of bees, the “steadily eloquent” national bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, A Country Year, offer a moving and fascinating chronicle of Sue Hubbell’s seasonal second life as a commercial beekeeper The Washington Post. Alone on a small missouri farm after the end of a thirty-year marriage, Hubbell found a new love—of the winged, buzzing variety.

A pair of memoirs about a woman starting her life over as a beekeeper in the Ozarks, from “a latter-day Henry Thoreau with a sense of the absurd” Chicago Tribune. As the new york times wrote: “The real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life. ”.

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The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel

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Delacorte Press #ad - By all appearances, jewels, a prestigious husband, influential friends, glamour, Babe has it all: money, beauty, and gorgeous homes. New york times bestseller • the author of the aviator’s wife returns with a triumphant new novel about New York’s “Swans” of the 1950s—and the scandalous, headline-making, and enthralling friendship between literary legend Truman Capote and peerless socialite Babe Paley.

People’s book of the week • usa today’s #1 “new and noteworthy” book • entertainment Weekly’s Must List • LibraryReads Top Ten Pick Of all the glamorous stars of New York high society, none blazes brighter than Babe Paley. This diminutive golden-haired genius with a larger-than-life personality explodes onto the scene, setting Babe and her circle of Swans aflutter.

The Swans of Fifth Avenue: A Novel #ad - Enter Truman Capote. Sure of the loyalty of the man she calls “True Heart, ” Babe never imagines the destruction Truman will leave in his wake. But all too soon, he’ll ignite a literary scandal whose repercussions echo through the years. Through babe, truman gains an unlikely entrée into the enviable lives of Manhattan’s elite, along with unparalleled access to the scandal and gossip of Babe’s powerful circle.

Gossipy and fun, it’s also a nuanced look at the beauty and cruelty of a rarefied, bygone world. People“the era and the sordid details come back to life in this jewel of a novel. O: the oprah Magazine.

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The Astor Orphan: A Memoir

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Ecco #ad - The astor orphan is an unflinching debut memoir by a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor, Alexandra Aldrich. She brilliantly tells the story of her eccentric, fractured family; her 1980s childhood of bohemian neglect in the squalid attic of Rokeby, the family’s Hudson Valley Mansion; and her brave escape from the clan.

The Astor Orphan: A Memoir #ad - . Aldrich reaches back to the gilded Age when the Astor legacy began to come undone, leaving the Aldrich branch of the family penniless and squabbling over what was left. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs that bring this faded world into focus, The Astor Orphan is written with the grit of The Glass Castle and set amid the aristocratic decay of Grey Gardens.

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Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - An insider's hilarious, whirlwind account of his years spent globe-trotting in search of the holy grail of handbags: the BirkinFor more than twenty years, luxury, the Hermès Birkin bag has been the iconic symbol of fashion, and wealth. Unless, of course, she happens to know Michael Tonello. Whether he's relating his wining and dining, dodging and weaving, friends, or schmoozing and stammering, memories of meals that would make any gastronome salivate, and sweetly intimate stories about his family, laughing and crying, Michael is a master raconteur who weaves together tales of hunting Birkins in the world's most posh locales, anecdotes of obsessed collectors with insatiable desires, buying and selling, and finding true love.

Flirting with danger, michael recounts the heady rush of hand delivering his first big score to famed songwriter Carole Bayer Sager in Paris; how he had to hire thugs to rescue a bag that one of his "shoppers" held for ransom; and the story of the Oscar-worthy performances that allowed him to snag "reserved" bags from other, less dogged Birkin seekers.

Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World's Most Coveted Handbag #ad - . Michael's newfound career started with an impulsive move to Barcelona, a vanished job assignment, no work visa, and an Hermès scarf sold on eBay to generate some quick cash. Millions of dollars worth of birkins later, Michael had become one of eBay's most successful entrepreneurs—and a Robin Hood to thousands of desperate rich women.

With down-to-earth wit, michael chronicles the unusual ventures that took him to nearly every continent, from eBay to Paris auction house and into the lives of celebrities and poseurs.

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Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America

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Clarkson Potter #ad - In beaten, seared, and sauced he tells hilarious and harrowing stories of life at the CIA as he and his classmates navigate the institution’s many rules and customs under the watchful and critical eyes of their instructors. Millions of people fantasize about leaving their old lives behind, enrolling in cooking school, and training to become a chef.

Dixon also details his externship in the kitchen of Danny Meyer’s Tabla, giving readers a look into the inner workings of a celebrated New York City restaurant. With the benefit of his age to give perspective to his experience, Dixon delivers a gripping day-to-day chronicle of his transformation from amateur to professional.

But for those who make the decision, the difference between the dream and reality can be gigantic—especially at the top cooking school in the country. For the first time in the culinary institute of America’s history, a book will give readers the firsthand experience of being a full-time student facing all of the challenges of the legendary course in its entirety.

Beaten, Seared, and Sauced: On Becoming a Chef at the Culinary Institute of America #ad - On the eve of his thirty-eighth birthday and after shuffling through a series of unsatisfying jobs, Jonathan Dixon enrolled in the CIA on a scholarship to pursue his passion for cooking. Each part of the curriculum is covered, from knife skills and stock making to the high-pressure cooking tests and the daunting wine course the undoing of many a student.

From the daily tongue-lashings in class to learning the ropes—fast—at a top NYC kitchen, Seared, Beaten, and Sauced is a fascinating and intimate first-person view of one of America’s most famous culinary institutions and one of the world’s most coveted jobs.

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