Have your eyes glazed over from browsing the infinite varieties of chocolates and bouquets to give your Valentine this year? Not that we’ve got anything against sweets and flowers, but it can be tough to say something genuine to the ones we love or covet with such an overplayed gesture.
Instead, why not gift your squeeze a great book? It’ll last longer, it won't wilt (unless it's purposeful), and it can be consumed guilt-free.
The love stories in these recent books are anything but expected: an aging vampire couple suffers through blood rehab; a man falls in love with a woman who may or may not be entirely real; a young artist revs it up with the scion of an Italian motorcycle empire; and there’s even an irreverent take on the Kama Sutra. You’ll find something fun, romantic, and thought-provoking for every type of reader. In fact, why not read the book together and have a cozy book club? Heck — throw in a little chocolate, too.
Oh California, how we love you and your beachside weddings. Ashley + Danny had the ultimate SoCal wedding. She’s always had dreams of being a mermaid, he’s always loved the beach, and together they’ve shared a love for classic rock. So naturally they incorporated all of that into their wedding. read
If you're a fan of Teruyoshi Hayashida's seminal preppy-fashion playbook Take Ivy, or Patricia Mears' Ivy Style, you may have found yourself wondering what the ladies were doing while midcentury men were getting natty in Brooks Brothers tweeds, bucks, and beat-up chinos. Well, the answer to that question has finally read