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with the weather (supposed to be) feeling cooler, don't you just love being able to curl up with a warm cup of something, a good book, a sweater and a sweet puppy if you're lucky?
here are a few things i can't wait to read:
charlotte au chocolat, the very sweet (pun intended) story of a girl growing up around the world of fine cuisine. i read this a few weeks ago, and it was short and lovely. if you are interested in reading about food, which i absolutely am, this story will make you want to run to the nearest bakery and indulge. a coming of age tale, charlotte is an endearing main character who lives in a restaurant above the infamous hasty pudding club during the '60s.
the gospel according to coco chanel: life lessons from the world's most elegant woman, needs very little introduction. i have not read this short fashion guide, but am excited just by skimming the pages. coco chanel did live an elegant life and her wisdom can be found in books and crocheted pillows alike. she made tweed fabulous, and taught me that most of the time, less is more, a rule i try to follow in accessorizing. i hope this quick read offers me some fall wardrobe inspiration.
blood, bones and butter: the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef, is another book on my reading list that i can't wait to devour. a book for foodies, this story follows the journey of author gabrielle hamilton as she became a chef. the title initially threw me, as i don't really like associating blood and bones with my meals, but i have heard rave reviews about this book. and since i found it at half price books, i thought it was worthwhile. i hope that it proves to be as good as the book jacket estimates.
grace: a memoir, is a book i am just so excited to read. i have been waiting for this one to get to paperback, and then i couldn't wait any longer and bought the beautiful orange hardback. i'm fairly sure it will be worth it. after watching the vogue magazine documentary 'the september issue' on netflix last year, i have been interested in the life of grace coddington, the creative director for the magazine. her relationship with vogue and subsequently anna wintour, editor in chief of all things fashionable, was so intriguing in the doc and i can't wait to read more about it in her memoir. she struck me as an odd bird, even for the fashion world, but her taste and eye for design are impeccable and i hope to learn a lot.
so this fall list contains either food or fashion related reads, which should tell you my love language this time of the year. i hope one of these will pique your interest and if so, please let me know if you liked any of these titles!