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The Art of Entertaining Relais Ch teaux

Author : Relais & Châteaux North America
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For all seasons and all occasions, a comprehensive entertaining book that provides the best ideas from such acclaimed establishments in North America as Blackberry Farm and Meadowood. The Art of Entertaining presents seventeen seasonal parties, both intimate and grand, held at a variety of Relais & Châteaux venues. These hospitality insiders, who transform their properties into perfect settings, share their ideas for creating parties that can be translated to every home. The themes, floral choices, festive table displays, recipes for cocktails and dishes, and much more show you how to wow guests with unexpected touches. Set the mood for an elegant New Year’s Eve party by covering ceilings with gold balloons. To dazzle friends on the Fourth of July, make a cake in patriotic red, white, and blue and light sparklers on top. Create a cowboy-themed cookout with haystack seating and wildflowers. This beautifully photographed go-to tome will be embraced by hosts and hostesses seeking fresh inspiration from the most admired chefs and entertainers in America. BOOK FEATURES BY SEASON: SPRING: The Inn at Dos Brisas, Washington, Texas: Wildflower Cookout; The Charlotte Inn, Martha's Vineyard (Edgartown), Massachusetts: Afternoon Tea in the Garden SUMMER: Ocean House Inn, Watch Hill, Rhode Island: Independence Day Dinner on the Beach; Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley (Rutherford): California Provençal Cocktail Party; Weekapaug Inn, Westerly, Rhode Island: New England Clam Bake; Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada: Olmstead Longtable Garden Luncheon; Homestead Inn, Greenwich, Connecticut: Celebration of the Senses Dinner AUTUMN: Blackberrry Farm, Walland, Tennessee: Harvest Dinner in Stone Pavilion; Fearrington House, Pittsboro, North Carolina: Seasonal Beer Dinner Party; Glenmere, Chester, New York: Gatsby Dinner Party; Planters Inn, Charleston, South Carolina: Courtyard Terrace Autumn Dinner; Meadowood, Napa Valley St. Helena, California: Wine Harvest Dinner in the Vineyard; The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia: Halloween Party WINTER: Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Romantic Seafood Dinner; The Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Montana: Snow Adventure Cookout in the Wild; Blantyre, Lenox, Massachusetts: New Year's Eve Dinner Party

Gourmet Getaways

Author : Joe David
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Cook your way across the U.S.A.! Foodies of all stripes and sensibilities—from budding chefs to kitchen divas—will flock to this where-to travel guide detailing fifty of America's top recreational cooking programs. Gourmet Getaways is the essential guide to planning and getting the most out of a culinary vacation, whether one is a beginning cook or an accomplished gourmet. From well-known culinary schools to country inns, from a weekend to a week, it offers in-depth descriptions of a variety of cooking school getaway options, with additional information on accommodations and local attractions. Bonus features include recipes, cooking tips, and chef profiles. California's COPIA in the Napa Valley, Wisconsin's Destination Koehler, and Virginia's Inn at Little Washington are just a few of the outstanding and eclectic getaways profiled. Whatever one's skill level, budget, or schedule, Gourmet Getaways has everyone covered.

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Wine Enthusiast

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Author : Andre Gayot
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Three world-class destinations get the distinctive Gayot/Gault Millau treatment" Gayot/Gault Millau is famous for its witty reviews and reliable advice. These new editions of three classics continue the tradition of accuracy and thoroughness. Equally useful for first-time tourists and seasoned travelers, these guidebooks make ideal traveling companions. -- 2.5 million people travel from North America to France every year -- Features detailed listings of 4,000 of the best hotels and restaurants in France. Gayot's France offers readers a true portrait of the country, thoroughly covering its people, products, lifestyle, and culture. Revised and updated, this edition is an insider's guide that readers will want to carry wherever they go to make informed choices. It features: -- Everything readers need to know to travel, shop, or live in virtually every city or village -- Thorough introductions to each region, focusing on the most frequently visited areas -- Lively, informative descriptions of hotels, resorts, and country inns that tell it like it is -- or isn't -- Coverage of budget hotels and alternatives such as private homes and farms, new to this edition -- A multitude of invaluable shopping tips, discussing what to buy and where to buy it at the most reasonable prices Gayot's France is designed in an easy-to-read, well-organized format, with helpful indexes and detailed maps to make getting around as simple as possible.

Living Forever Chic

Author : Tish Jett
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Why French women of a certain age are the consummate hostesses, homemakers, and style icons--and how you can be, too. Frenchwomen--particularly those 40 and over--are role models for stylish and gracious living, what the French call l'art de vivre. American-born fashion journalist Tish Jett, who has studied these women for years, shared their beauty secrets in her first book, Forever Chic. Now she explores why Frenchwomen of a certain age are master hostesses and homemakers, expert practioners of les bonnes manières as well as everyday elegance, savoir-faire, and as a result, la joie de vivre. Jett explains how to entertain like a Frenchwoman, including a glimpse into the typical French larder from which a delicious meal can be thrown together with ease, to detailed instruction on laying a beautiful table and crafting a perfect cheese plate (did you know that when cutting from a wedge of cheese, slice from the back to the point, which is the "heart" of the cheese, and as such considered the best part and not to be lopped off so others cannot enjoy it). She explores everyday style and elegance, disclosing how to create that special bien dans sa peau (to feel good about oneself) sensation so coveted by Frenchwomen. Jett also shares the importance of discipline, which goes hand in hand with beauty--a well-ordered closet, be it for clothes or linens, translates to easy everyday elegance. With tips on adjusting your beauty and style regimes seasonally, charmingly packaged with color illustrations, Living Forever Chic is a delightful gift for the Francophile in your life.

The Unofficial Guide to Cruises

Author : Kay Showker
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From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World "A Tourist's Best Friend!" —Chicago Sun-Times "Indispensable" —The New York Times Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide: More than 100 cruise lines and 500 ships reviewed and ranked for value and quality Complete details on cruise lines, ships, and itineraries around the world Industry secrets for getting the lowest possible fare, plus extras like free vacation days Everything you need to know to make planning your cruise vacation fun and easy Helpful hints for getting the best cabin—without breaking your bank account

Cruise Ships The Small Scale Fleet

Author : Peter C Smith
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Peter C. Smith presents us here with the second release in his visually splendid Cruise Ships series. Whilst his first book concerned itself with the large-scale ships currently cruising through our seas (those weighing 40,000 GT and more) this volume focusses on the other end of the market; the ships that weigh in at less than 40,000 GT, but which are often much more stylish and aesthetically pleasing than their larger-scale counterparts. The elegant interiors and luxurious features on display in today's vast fleet of cruise liners remain unrecorded in all but holiday brochures. This book carries on in the tradition of Peter's last release, giving a complete overview of the best of these ships, the cream of the crop, so to speak.??Each colour profile includes external and interior views of the featured ship. Details of the design, building and service history of each vessel are provided with vital statistics of the ship and its facilities.??This is a book of reference for maritime enthusiasts, would-be holiday cruisers and those who have been passengers. It serves as an impressive visual tribute to the best of the smaller scale fleet currently cruising globally.??As seen in the Bedford Times & Citizen.

Gayot s France

Author : André Gayot
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The Best of France gives the reader discriminating reviews of restaurants and hotels in Paris and its suburbs, as well as coverage of the best restaurants across the French countryside. The guide aims to be frank and witty in its opinions