February 18th, 2023

Long Weekend Reads

There’s nothing better than cracking open a good book on a February long weekend. I’ve just started Allegra Goodman’s new novel “Sam”. Then, “The Shards”, Brett Ellis Easton’s first novel in 13 years and set in LA  just prior to his seminal work “Less Than Zero”, is next in the queue. I cooked almost every recipe in Skye McAlpine’s 2020 cookbook “A Table for Friends”, so I’m excited for her recently released “A Table Full of Love”. Finally, I watched an interview with the amazing landscape designer Lily Kwong and she recommended “On the Necessity of Gardening: An ABC of Art, Botany and Cultivation”. Ms. Kwong is the guest designer at the New York Botanical Garden 2023 Orchid Show that opens today.

  • I love these recommendations. Three new books arrived at my door yesterday too! A kitchen update is in my future, so Barbara Sallick’s ‘The Perfect Kitchen’ was one of them! I’m beginning to turn attention to garden plans too. February is a wonderful month for planning!

    PaulaFebruary 18th, 2023  8:06 PM

  • Per usual, this is a perfectly timed post. I’m finishing up Matthew Perry’s memoir and don’t have a book on deck. None of these were on my radar and I’m excited to check them out. Thanks, Preston – Have a wonderful long weekend. Marcheline Isabelle

    MarchelineFebruary 18th, 2023  8:56 PM

  • I was just thinking that I’d enjoy seeing your book recommendations, Preston! I am looking forward to Patrick Bringley’s All the Beauty in the World, where he talks about leaving his position at The New Yorker to become a Met guard. And I am excited for next month’s Radical Beauty, which looks at Helen Frankenthaler’s woodcuts. For anyone in London, I believe her work will be at the Dulwich Picture Gallery until mid April!

    MFebruary 18th, 2023  11:52 PM


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