Wednesday, May 6, 2020

THE LADIES’ VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY COOKBOOK: Eating and Entertaining in East Hampton


THE LADIES' VILLAGE
IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY COOKBOOK:
Eating and Entertaining in
East Hampton
by Florence Fabricant
Photography by Doug Young
Foreword by Martha Stewart
Rizzoli New York, $45.00
April 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


I have spent hours going through the history, the stories, the pictures, and the recipes in this book.  This is one of the most lovely cookbooks I now have in my collection. 

The women of the Ladies Village Improvement Society are a wonderful and dedicated group of women, striving to make their town a better place to live. They truly love what they are doing, and it isn’t easy work. I was truly touched by their ambition and talent.

I was also impressed by the bountiful farm stands and their use of local fish and seafood. The planned meals full of delicious recipes topped it all off. 

Below are several of the images in the book. ENJOY! 


The Gardiner "Brown" House
LVIS Headquarters


Fourth of July 1915











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Friday, May 1, 2020

WILD INTERIORS: BEAUTIFUL PLANTS IN BEAUTIFUL SPACES


WILD INTERIORS: BEAUTIFUL PLANTS IN BEAUTIFUL SPACES
by Hilton Carter
Photography by Hilton Carter ©
CICO Books
CICO BOOKS, $24.95
March 2020
Reviewed by Teresa Hatfield
Author, Splendid Sass


As I went through each page of Wild Interiors, I realized just how much I need plants in my own home. Hilton Carter is the person to go to for your greenery expertise.

Carter highlights 12 homes in his new book, sharing which plants are the best for each room. He also covers how we should take care of the plants.

Below are the images that I chose to share from the over 200 pages in this lovely book.  ENJOY!








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