4 May 2017 | Olivia Fleetwood
Give mum the gift of inspiration this Mother's Day. We've rounded up our favourite new books across food, home, garden, fashion and more so that you can give mum something that she'll really love this Mother's Day...you might also find something for yourself!
Home & Garden:
In Living With Plants, botanical-stylist and plant expert Sophie Lee shows you simple but inspired ways to green-up your home or workspace. Starting with the basics, learn how to pick the right plants for your home what levels of sunlight your plant needs and the best space for your plants to thrive.
Owner of Floret Flower Farms in Skagit Valley, Washington, Erin Benzakein combines her passion for farming local with her knack for floral design in this beautiful guide that is equal parts instruction and photographic inspiration.
In their stunning first book, Loose Leaf, Wona Bae and Charlie Lawler show us the many ways we can get creative with nature. This beautiful book is filled with ways to bring the beauty of nature into our homes and our lives.
In this stylish and light-infused design book, Domino magazine contributor Nina Freudenberger and former Domino photographer Brittany Ambridge offer a glimpse into 20 aspirational bungalows, coastal cabins, boat houses, and hideaways in California, Montauk, Baja, Australia, and more.
Inside Home, interior decorator Emma Blomfield guides you from room to room, empowering you to create a look you love and a space you are proud to show off—without breaking the bank or starting from the ground up.
This beautiful book showcases a wide range of Scandinavian style homes. The first chapter, City Dwellings, features sharp, modern apartments and smart townhouses. Country Homes shows the Scandinavian take on country style with laid-back, bohemian homes. Finally, the Summer and Winter Retreats include coastal cottages, an allotment house and log cabins.
Jennifer Tran’s stunning book is the definitive guide to handcrafting and arranging true-to-life paper flowers. Through craftsmanship, expert styling and beautiful photography, this book elevates paper flowers to an art form.
Sunshine Spaces is about bringing a little of the outdoors into your home. Inspired by the colour and beauty of nature, designer Beci Orpin shares her ideas and guides you step-by-step through fun projects for indoors, outdoors, party and play.
Gemma Patford ropes you in to create a range of fun, accessible DIY projects all aimed to help you dress up the everyday. Gemma employs her famous ropework and all around craft genius to offer a range of projects and crafty tricks to make life more fabulous.
This striking photographic collection (and the third in the series from Giuseppe Santamaria) showcases unique men and their styles, photographed on the streets of the iconic fashion capitals of the world. Alone In A Crowd is a global sartorial adventure that captures the relationship of place, personality and fashion.
New York: Through a Fashion Eye is an illustrated guide to one of the world's most-loved fashion cities by one of the world's most-loved fashion illustrators. Megan Hess takes you on an adventure through New York, showing you the hottest places to eat, sleep and play – all illustrated in her inimitable, elegant style.
Style icon Tziporah Salamon profiles an A list of the most stylish older women of today, showcasing their best outfits and revealing their closets, while imparting practical tips on how to put together beautiful outfits while expressing your own personal style.
Ferment for Good is a guide to discovering the joys of fermentation in its myriad variations – framed through the eyes of Sharon Flynn, a one-time English teacher who has hooked early in her 20s and has since made it her life's work to learn and share all there is to know about this most ancient of practices.
Annie's Farmhouse Kitchen is a window on the bucolic world of acclaimed Victorian chef Annie Smithers. The book includes a best-of selection of three and four-course menus collected by Annie over the three years of her restaurant, du Fermier, in Trentham. While part of du Fermier's appeal is undeniably its charming central Victorian location, this farmhouse-style eatery is the sort of place intrepid food lovers might equally stumble across in rural France or Dorset or California.
In his first book, Dalmatia, Ino Kuvacic brings us over 100 authentic Croatian dishes. With chapters covering vegetables and salads, meat dishes, fish and seafood and sweets, the book reveals authentic recipes and cherished food traditions of this little-known part of Europe – the spectacular Dalmatian coast. Note the incredible ‘tiled’ cover on this one!
In Acquacotta, Tuscan-based, Australian-born writer and photographer Emiko Davies has compiled and adapted her Italian family’s best-loved recipes from La Costa D’Argento — the silver coast. Named for the shimmery salt-and-pepper sand along this part of the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is a region of rolling hills, long beaches, overgrown fig trees, rambling vineyards – and rich culinary history.
A captivating journey to French wine country, here are 100 simple yet exquisite recipes, 150 sumptuous photographs, and stories inspired by life in a small village. Readers everywhere fell in love with Mimi Thorisson, her family, and their band of fox terriers through her blog, Manger, and debut cookbook, A Kitchen in France, now do so all over again in her beautiful second book.
Health and Wellness:
Author and home-cook Nicole Maree has spent years developing the best intolerance friendly versions of her favourite sweet treats. Being an allergy sufferer herself, Nicole embarked on a quest to improve her health, look better and feel better but still eat her favourites treats and satisfy her sweet-tooth. The result is The Healthy Convert. Everyone can enjoy yummy treats, no matter what ingredient you need or want to avoid. Nicole shows us how to make delicious and scrumptious sweets while she also shows us how to convert recipes to be healthier, as well as how to adapt them to be gluten, dairy or sugar free
In Green Kitchen at Home, bestselling authors David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl share over 100 vegetarian recipes that feature in their own kitchen every day of the week. From quick, delicious weekday breakfasts and dinners, to more elaborate meals for weekend celebrations, this is food that will make you look and feel great.
28 By Sam Wood combines quick, simple, delicious meals with a daily 28 minute exercise program. In just a year of the program, personal trainer and The Bachelor favourite Sam Wood and his team have transformed more than 100,000 people’s lives.