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NBS recommends lifestyle books from the experts

PostPosted: November 7th, 2011, 7:18 pm
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House Beautiful Style 101: 400 Designer Secrets To A Beautiful Home
By Lisa Cregan
MANILA, Philippines - Want to change your home? Baffled by all the available design choices? House Beautiful helps you define your style — and get the look you love in every room. With advice and insider tips from dozens of designers, this entry in the magazine’s popular pocket guide series (which includes Colors for Your Home and Fabrics for Your Home) simplifies all your decorating decisions. A fun visual quiz helps you get started. Then an overview of hallmark elements and designers for five distinct decorating styles leads into room-by-room insider advice on selecting everything from furnishings and colors to carpets, window treatments, and lighting. It’s a fresh approach to decorating!

Best Of The Best Cookbook Recipes: The Best Recipes From The 25 Best Cookbooks Of The Year
By Food and Wine Beverages magazine editors
Every year, the Food & Wine Test Kitchen evaluates over 150 cookbooks to select the 25 finest ones and single out the most exciting and fail-safe recipes from each. This year’s Best of the Best collection celebrates these winning dishes from superstar authors such as Giada De Laurentiis, Jamie Oliver, Alice Waters and Eric Ripert. To round out the collection, there’s also a never-before-published bonus recipe from each author plus easy, accessible wine pairings. The wide variety of dishes includes Crispy Fried Salt and Pepper Shrimp, Roast Chicken with Ricotta and Sage, Brisket in Sweet-and-Sour Sauce, Green Garlic Soufflé, Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas and Milky Way Tart.

O’s Best Advice Ever: Make Over Your Life With Oprah And Friends
By O, The Oprah Magazine editors
Drawing from 10 years of O, The Oprah Magazine, the new book O’s Best Advice Ever! Make over Your Life with Oprah and Friends brings readers invaluable guidance from O’s renowned experts. This comprehensive collection will inspire and motivate readers to live their best lives, from their health and finances to their relationships and personal style. In addition, readers will find many more esteemed O contributors, including Oprah herself, life coach Martha Beck, fitness trainer Bob Greene, interior designer Nate Berkus, columnist Lisa Kogan, creative director Adam Glassman, and beauty director Val Monroe. This compilation contains more than 75 articles filled with encouragement and sound counsel. It is lushly illustrated with over 250 full-color images that reflect O’s award-winning editorial style. Each month, 16 million readers look to O, The Oprah Magazine for wisdom and inspiration. Now, for the first time, readers will have access to a complete collection of the most trusted advice from the past decade that they can turn to again and again.

Decorating With Flowers: A Stunning Ideas Book For All Ocassions
By Robert Caballero and Elizabeth V. Reyes
Use fresh flowers to make a dramatic difference in your home… and dazzle with the power of flowers when you entertain! Decorating with Flowers celebrates the latest trends in contemporary floral design with a tropical twist. Featuring inspired table settings and installations, this extraordinary book will encourage you to create your own unforgettable floral creations every time you entertain. The 10 designers and artists showcased share the ideas and insights behind their creations — each of which is shown in detailed photos — making this an excellent guide for interior decorators, florists, event planners and homeowners looking to add some pizzazz to a space. Featuring over 300 color photographs, Decorating with Flowers has something for everyone from glamorous Flemish floral arrangements to modern Sogetsu ikebana styles, and modular flower sculptures created to enhance minimalist, contemporary spaces.

Home-Made For The Holidays: Over 60 Treats To Enjoy At Home Or Give As Gifts
By Aileen A. Anastacioand Angelo F. Comsti
Running out of fresh ideas for the perfect gift for your family and friends? What do you give those who already have everything? Nothing expresses your thoughtfulness and love more than something appropriately home-made, which you can find in this handbook. Home-made for the Holidays is bursting with new and exciting ideas for sweet and savory food gifts you can make and personalize whatever the gifting occasion is. Be it bottled, boxed or bagged, ideas come aplenty with Home-made for the Holidays, so start drawing up your gift list today. ... egoryId=86