In modern rooms, a distressed chair or a vintage mirror adds a perfect finishing touch. And in traditional decorating schemes, fleamarket chic is a key part of the mix: faded textiles, weathered furniture, mis-matched china, and the occasional flamboyant lamp or work of art are all part of the charm. Of course, Fleamarket Chic is about saving you money, along with recycling, upcycling, and repurposing. But itâ€™s also about a sense of history and place, about individuality, and creating a home that reflects your life and personality. Every piece in a Fleamarket Chic interior has a story: the colorful pitcher you found at a garage sale, the vintage telephone you reclaimed when a favorite aunt finally bought a modern handset, the little chair you found in a county junk store, or the old trash cans that have been converted into fashionable zinc planters. In Fleamarket Chic, weâ€™ll show you how to spot the clever find in a pile of junk, where to look and how to negotiate, how to smarten up (and when not to smarten up) second-hand items, and how to re-discover and re-use things you or your family already have.
Locals and travelers looking for great places to eat reach for the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2014 where they’ll find meticulously researched, objective recommendations to approximately 400 restaurants, covering 40+ different cuisines. The MICHELIN Guide, updated annually, pleases all palates and pocketbooks. Recession-proof dining options can be found among the Under $25 restaurants and those with the Bib Gourmand designation—a distinction that highlights inspectors' favorites for good food at reasonable prices. Local, anonymous, professional inspectors use the renowned Michelin food star rating system to create the restaurant selection, with its famed Michelin stars indicating culinary excellence. Readers will find a wealth of helpful information on their restaurant choices: time-tested Michelin symbols describe such features as cash-only, wheelchair-accessible and valet parking establishments. Newer symbols include restaurants offering notable beer, wine, sake and cocktail lists. The guide's organization makes fast work of deciding where and what to eat: grouping by neighborhood facilitates spur-of-the-moment decision-making while multiple, user-friendly indexes inspire more specific dining choices. Readers can consult an alphabetical list of restaurants, as well as lists of starred, Bib Gourmand and Under $25 restaurants. Lists also include cuisine by category, cuisine by neighborhood, brunch and late-night dining. As a final step, 18 colorful city and neighborhood maps quickly locate restaurants so diners can find their way. Since only the best make the cut, and all establishments are recommended, readers can feel confident in their choices.
Growing up in an academically successful Chinese-American family, Anna Sui was not destined to make her mark as a fashion designer. When Sui left for New York City, America's fashion capital, her mother lamented that her only daughter was wasting her brains in a career that required none. Almost 30 years later, Sui has one of the most sought-after labels in fashion world. Blending rock and roll, bohemian culture, and pure girlishness in her designs, Sui has created a devout following of famous fans, including Madonna, Paris Hilton, and supermodels Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington. Find out how this girl from suburban Detroit pursued her dream, even when few believed it could come true.
In Brokenomics, author Dina Gachman shares the lessons she’s learned about how to live large in the cheap seats. Through stories both painfully honest and laugh-out-loud funny that anyone can relate to, Dina reveals all the tricks you need to live the good life without spending a ton of money. Brokenomics covers the place where economics and everyday life collide. It includes: Rules for changing your mindset (“There Will Always Be Someone Richer, Taller, Smarter, and Better Looking Than You”) Wise words about making big decisions, like raising children—or not (“Why Have a Baby When You Can Just Get a Nice Potted Plant?”) Clear-eyed relationship advice (“Do Not Date Anyone Who Loves Their Bong More Than They Love You”) Solid guidance for renters (“The Freeloader's Guide to Housesitting”) And strategies for talking to your honey about money. . . without breaking up This helpful and hilarious handbook has the answers for crafting your own version of the glamorous life without breaking the bank. Dina shares advice on every page while keeping things fresh, light, and fun. Written with the wisdom afforded by hindsight, Brokenomics will appeal to recent college grads, newly committed couples, and those facing career crises alike.
In Decorate, the world's top designers and leading decor experts including Kelly Wearstler, Amy Butler, Jonathan Adler, and many others come together to share over 1,000 professional tips, ideas, and solutions for every room and every budget. Written and compiled by Holly Becker, founder of the hugely popular design blog Decor8, and Joanna Copestick, acclaimed lifestyle writer, this intensive home dcor program combines beautiful inspiration with nuts-and-bolts how-to for stunning results. More than 500 gorgeous color photographs provide motivation while line illustrations, checklists, shortcuts, and floor plans make it easy to get started. For those looking to make the most of their home and create stylish interiors, Decorate is the start-to-finish resource to keep on the bookshelf for years to come.
The beauty of a rustic wedding is its versatility and all the creativity that it invites. Drawing on the wonderful ambiance of a natural, rustic setting and expressing personal style in a less traditional fashion is an exciting opportunity for couples to say “I do” in a way that is perfectly unique to them. Bringing this inspiration to life will require those special pieces that will make the day feel as personalized as possible. The Rustic Wedding Handbook offers brides, couples and wedding planners ideas, advice and inspiration for planning a rustic-style wedding. Join rustic wedding expert Maggie Lord as she hits flea markets and shops to seek out unexpected items, the ones that will make a wedding day unique, personal and memorable. She shares her carefully curated lists and links for event planners, wedding dresses, venues, décor, stationery, photographers and rentals. Also included are step-by-step instructions for crafting rustic wedding projects that will add an extra measure of charm and creativity to a wedding day. Maggie Lord is the author of two other well-received wedding books: Rustic Wedding Chic and Barn Weddings as well as being the founder and editor of the extremely popular blog RusticWeddingChic.com and the online source RusticWeddingGuide.com, which connects couples with wedding vendors. Maggie is a sought-after wedding expert who frequently appears on TV and radio, reporting on all things wedding. Maggie is also a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and DIY Weddings Magazine, along with several other print publications. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Jon, and their young son, Jack.
Bootism provides a voice and community for the shoe obsessed. It validates Bootists, fashionistas, and those with Bootist traits, and includes quotations from celebrity Bootists like Sarah Jessica Parker who has admitted to owning over 100 pairs of Monolo Blahniks, along with interviews with regular Bootists who admit they even dream of shoes. Whether you live the Bootist life or just live with a Bootist, Bootism reminds you, "There is always room for one more pair."
The Roxy brand beach apparel's surf team, "The Roxy Girls," are world champion surfers who epitomize the fun of being a beach girl. This compendium collects the best photographs of the Roxy girls' exploits over the past decade whether on land or in the water.
More than 25 Simple Projects and Endless Inspiration for Designing Your Big Day
Author: Elizabeth Demos
Publisher: Chronicle Books
For every bride who dreams of making her special day exactly that—hers—this gorgeous book shows how to mix personal touches with vintage style for a truly meaningful celebration. From flea market chic to Great Gatsby grandeur, each chapter from wedding stylist Elizabeth Demos features photographs from real weddings and easy-to-follow instructions for achieving the look. Simple DIY projects make it easy for brides to add their own personal stamp. With 200 photographs, 12 inspiring mood boards, creative styling ideas, and guidance on sourcing accents and materials, Vintage Wedding Style bursts with brilliant ways to create an unforgettable wedding with a hint of vintage charm.