Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire

Reading about the scientific breakdown of the creative mind is weird. Kaufman and Gregoire’s Wired to Create highlights the Ten Things Highly Creative People Do Creatively and artfully weaves anecdotes of geniuses and prodigies alongside scientific studies and theories throughout the book.  Examining complex persons such as Kerouac, Edison, Matisse and the like makes Wired to Create an interesting […]

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Wilton Library Hosts "Judgment of Paris" Lecture, Wine Tasting

I love white wine… Aside from that fact, I don’t know much else about wine. As a way to spark a more serious interest in wine, I signed up for the Wilton Library‘s event with author George Taber and his book, The Judgment of Paris. The premise centers on a 1976 wine tasting which sought to […]

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Love Style Life by Garance Doré

Described as “the guardian of all style,” fashion blogger, illustrator, photographer and author Garance Doré released her first book Love Style Life last fall. Love Style Life is a treasure—there is no mystery about the title, it’s the exact summation of the book. It only makes sense that Doré’s signature of elegance, warmth and honesty—in […]

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I’ll Drink to That: A Life in Style, with a Twist by Betty Halbreich

If you’ve ever seen Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman, then you’ve met the unstoppable Director of Solutions Betty Halbreich. Halbreich barely, if ever, refers to herself as “Director of Solutions”—to simply refer to Halbreich’s position as “senior stylist” or “personal shopper” doesn’t do her work justice, either. In so many words, think of Halbreich […]

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My Paris Dream by Kate Betts

If you’re a Francophile and you keep a mini-collection of contemporary books on Parisian journeys, add My Paris Dream to the shelf. Betts, an award-winning magazine editor and author, shares her coming-of-age story of living and working in Paris, France shortly after graduating from college. Her anecdotes finding her own way through the city and […]

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The Widow Clicquot by Tilar J. Mazzeo

The story of the name behind one of the most famous bottles of bubbly, Veuve Clicquot. Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin Clicquot, whose curved signature graces the brand’s yellow labels, is responsible for the champagne’s legacy today. After the death of her husband Francois Clicquot, Barbe-Nicole managed to overcome the endless obstacles posed by droughts, family misfortune and, […]

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Gilded: How Newport Became America’s Richest Resort

If you’re looking for a gateway book to gain an interest in Newport, Rhode Island’s history, Deborah Davis’s Gilded is a great place to start. Davis artfully weaves facts and nostalgia to illustrate the complex facade of Newport’s elite. She breathes life back into the Vanderbilts, Astors, Oelrichs and other prominent families whose legacies survive in their […]

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