Sunday, January 1, 2012

Project Style ~ 2012 ~ Books With Style

I’m kicking off Project Style ~ 2012 with a good book and a fine cup of coffee. The book is True Pleasures ~ a memoir of Women in Paris. The book jacket reads,

True Pleasures takes us on a personal tour through the lives, loves, and losses of the most celebrated women of Paris, from Marie Antoinette to Colette, Edith Wharton, Nancy Mitford, and Coco Chanel. As she walks in their footsteps, Lucinda Holdforth draws inspiration from the fascinating women who created and nurtured the world’s most civilized city.”

It sounds lovely and the first few pages have been very promising.

Here is a list…and this is just the beginning…of some of the books I plan to read this year in my quest for style…

True Pleasures…a memoir of Women in Paris and Why Manners Matter ~ Lucinda Holdforth
Let’s Bring Back ~ Lesley M.M. Blume
DV ~ the autobiography of Diana Vreeland
Encyclopedia of the Exquisite ~ an anecdotal history of elegant delights ~ Jessica Kerwin Jenkins
The Complete Claudine ~ Colette
Cheri and The Last of Cheri ~ Colette
The Age of Innocence ~ Edith Wharton
George Sand ~ Elizabeth Harlan
The Art of Seduction ~ Robert Greene
Lunch in Paris ~ a love story with recipes ~ Elizabeth Bard
Bonjour Tristesse
~ Francois Sagan
Living a Beautiful Life
and Gracious Living in a New World ~ Alexandra Stoddard
Rat Pack Confidential ~ Shawn Levy
The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette (yes, really!) is getting cold. Happy New Year, my friends!


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