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In need of a primer on Brazil while you watch the World Cup finals tomorrow, down a Caipri-Coco and root for your favorite team? Be in the know with this excerpt from Armand Limnander’s Brazilian Style book, an encyclopedic look at the country, from A (açaí) to Z (zé carioca).

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Recipe: Uxua’s World Cup Cocktail

With the World Cup finals this weekend, it’s hard to keep tropical breezes and Brazilian rhythms off our minds. Personally, we’re dreaming of hopping on a plane to the tiny seaside village of Trancoso — close enough to the games, like our Brazilian Insider Fernanda Abdalla noted, but far enough for some leisurely R&R. However, if you’re watching Germany vs. Argentina from home, may we suggest an alternative? Whip up the refreshing Caipri-Coco cocktail here, courtesy of UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa in Trancoso, blast a little Bebel Gilberto or Seu Jorge… and you’re practically there.

Getaway: Gala Gonzalez’s Maldives

The birthday getaway has become an annual tradition for Amlul blogger and DJ Gala Gonzalez. In past years, she’s left her London home behind for warm destinations like Brazil and Thailand. This year, she took us along for the celebratory ride — to the island nation of the Maldives.

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Rachel Antonoff On: Scents & Silliness

Meet Rachel Antonoff — fashion designer, print lover and sister of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. We talk to her about all things style and beauty, and why “fun” is an integral part of the day-to-day.

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Word of Mouth: Sugarfina Sweets

The story behind Beverly Hills candy shop Sugarfina is like something out of a rom-com movie. Founders Rosie O’Neill and Josh Resnick met online and, on their third date, went to see a screening of the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Something clicked. Why shouldn’t there be gourmet candy… for adults? They talked. They brainstormed. They left their jobs, traveled the world researching confections and, in 2012, after nearly three years of dating, launched Sugarfina, which just opened a second outpost in L.A. It’s a tale as sweet as, well, their ice cream sundae malt balls, gummy piglets, honey-infused jelly beans (above) and champagne marshmallows dipped in 24K gold.

Tastemaker: Eric Wilson’s Summer Getaway

“I go away to the Catskills. I love the peaceful quiet of the woods.” — Eric Wilson, InStyle Fashion News Director

Kate Gilman is looking to shake up the floral industry, one bouquet at a time. The New York native was on track to become a lawyer before she opted for a 180 and became a florist. And key to her new concern, which launched this spring: sourcing locally and being environmentally conscious. So all her blooms come straight from New York farms (no mileage racked up in coolers on planes) and are delivered straight to the client by bikes (further lessening the carbon footprint). Here, Kate talks to us about her business, Petal by Pedal, and shares a few insider tips on floral care.

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Tastemaker: Giovanna Battaglia’s Italian Escape

“Stromboli and its volcanic islands in Italy — that’s my summer getaway.” — Giovanna Battaglia, W Magazine Contributing Fashion Editor and Creative Director of Queen of the Night

Insider’s Guide: Fernanda Abdalla’s Brazil

This week the World Cup reaches a fever pitch as we countdown to the finals on Sunday. And whether you’re in Brazil taking in the games first-hand or watching from the comfort of your couch, here’s some insider intel on everything you need to know about the host country — from the best places to celebrate a win to packing essentials for the would-be visitor — all courtesy of Vogue Brasil contributor Fernanda Abdalla.

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“You could say that I am a student of photography, and I am,” photographer Garry Winogrand once said. “But really, I’m a student of America.” And, indeed, walking through his new retrospective at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is like time traveling back, getting a glimpse at Postmodern America from New York City to San Francisco and all points in between. Winogrand captured that era like no other — from the streets, cataloguing the every day, decades before street-style photography would be de rigueur. And the Bronx native was incredibly prolific, shooting some 26,000 rolls of film in his lifetime and an extra 6,600 rolls he himself had never seen, many of which are being printed for the first time for the exhibit. Garry Winogrand is on view till September 21.

Tastemaker: Cindi Leive’s Upstate Getaway

“My summer getaway is definitely my place upstate. We have an old farmhouse that’s about two hours from here, and there’s nothing to do, which is perfect. It’s just about food and drink and swimming and more food and more drink.” — Cindi Leive, Editor in Chief of Glamour

Double Take: Pamela Skaist-Levy & Gela Nash-Taylor

For Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, Founders of Pam & Gela and Juicy Couture, the July 4th weekend is all about beaches, clam bakes, tennis tournaments, fireworks and friends. “The day unfolds with everyone going from house to house in the Malibu sunshine eating, drinking and hanging out,” says Pamela, “like a small town block party.” But that’s just the beginning of the summer season for these two, who share more than just a business (and authorship of their book The Glitter Plan). Here, discover all their summer loves.

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Tory Burch Blog » Books http://blog.toryburch.com The latest news, style tips, artist, music and celeb features from Tory Burch. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:46:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Book of the Week: Brazilian Style http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/07/book-of-the-week-brazilian-style/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/07/book-of-the-week-brazilian-style/#comments Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:00:59 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105800 World Cup finals tomorrow, down a Caipri-Coco and root for your favorite team? Be in the know with this excerpt from Armand Limnander's Brazilian Style book, an encyclopedic look at the country, from A (açaí) to Z (zé carioca). ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/07/book-of-the-week-brazilian-style/feed/ 0 Book Tastemaker: Rodrigo Corral’s Design Talk http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/07/book-tastemaker-rodrigo-corrals-design-talk/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/07/book-tastemaker-rodrigo-corrals-design-talk/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:00:28 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105244 Rodrigo Corral’s created some of the most recognizable book covers in our cultural consciousness — James Frey's A Million Little Pieces, John Green's The Fault In Our Stars, Jeffrey Eugenides' The Marriage Plot… But his talents go beyond the literary to include sculptures, paintings and large-scale drawings. Get to know the artist and graphic designer — who's also the Creative Director for Farrar, Straus & Giroux and Creative Director at Large for New Directions — and discover everything from his favorite fonts to what he considers the key to good design. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/07/book-tastemaker-rodrigo-corrals-design-talk/feed/ 1 Book of the Week: 40 Greatest Parties in Fiction http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/07/book-of-the-week-40-greatest-parties-in-fiction/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/07/book-of-the-week-40-greatest-parties-in-fiction/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:00:20 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105383 The Great Gatsby may not have been known as The Great Gatsby. Instead, we might be calling it Trimalchio or Trimalchio in West Egg, the author's preferred working titles for his best-known novel — that is, until his publisher pointed out that no one would get his reference to the hard-partying character from Satyricon, a work of fiction from first-century Rome. In Suzette Field's tome A Curious Invitation: 40 Greatest Parties in Fiction, Gatsby and Trimalchio are brought together — alongside Stephen King's Carrie, Lewis Carroll's Alice and Tom Wolfe's social x-rays — in a compilation of literature's 40 greatest soirees. Each event, from Gatsby's Saturday night bashes to Carrie's prom, is broken down into a veritable who's who, what they wore and what they ate and drank. Because plenty of writers have thrown legendary parties — Truman Capote and Fitzgerald among them — but the best way to stage an unforgettable fete? Write it into creation.


Above: Party scene from Baz Luhrmann's 2013 film The Great Gatsby, courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures

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Book Tastemaker: Jesmyn Ward’s Writerly Advice http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-jesmyn-wards-writerly-advice/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-jesmyn-wards-writerly-advice/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:00:12 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105255 Salvage the Bones won the National Book Award for Fiction in 2011 and whose memoir, Men We Reaped, topped critics' lists last year. Here, she chats writer's block, lessons learned and her attraction to Southern Gothic themes. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-jesmyn-wards-writerly-advice/feed/ 0 To Read: Dana Goodyear’s Anything That Moves http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/to-read-dana-goodyears-anything-that-moves/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/to-read-dana-goodyears-anything-that-moves/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:00:49 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=104480 The New Yorker and Co-Founder of the online literary community Figment — who also happens to have two poetry books under her belt. But that's not the reason we've spotlighted Dana Goodyear for our Book Issue. Months after its release, we're still taken with her nonfiction debut, Anything That Moves, which tackles, yes, extreme food culture. Dana gets at its roots by exploring the underground culture of gourmands, chefs and restaurateurs willing to experiment and experience food in a way that will both shock and intrigue. For these hardcore foodies, there is nothing they wouldn’t consider eating in pursuit of the ultimate gustatory high, from creepy crawlies and ice cream flavored with lichen-covered logs to a dish of lavender vapor — served "in a plastic balloon covered in Irish linen, under a bowl of yuzu pudding, ham nage and gooseberry coulis." Page after page, we were captivated — Dana's writing is thoughtful, witty and candid, and left us, if not exactly hungry, then hungry for more. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/to-read-dana-goodyears-anything-that-moves/feed/ 0 Book Tastemaker: Sheila Heti’s Quick-Fire Q&A http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-sheila-hetis-quick-fire-qa/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-sheila-hetis-quick-fire-qa/#comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 16:00:09 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105242 Sheila Heti is the author behind How Should a Person Be (named one of the best books of 2012 by both The New York Times and The New Yorker), the founder of monthly lecture series Trampoline Hall and — along with Leanne Shapton, below — one of the writers behind the upcoming book Women in Clothes. Here, she answers a few Book Issue Q&A's. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-sheila-hetis-quick-fire-qa/feed/ 0 Book Tastemaker: Leanne Shapton’s Quick-Fire Q&A http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-leanne-shaptons-quick-fire-qa/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-leanne-shaptons-quick-fire-qa/#comments Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:00:24 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105240 Leanne Shapton, Heidi Julavits and Sheila Heti — have set out to explore in their upcoming book, Women in Clothes. Here, we turn the lens on Leanne, who's also an illustrator and Co-Founder of J&L Books, for a quick hit of literary Q's. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-leanne-shaptons-quick-fire-qa/feed/ 0 Day in the Life: Abrams’ John Gall http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/day-in-the-life-abrams-john-gall/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/day-in-the-life-abrams-john-gall/#comments Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:00:58 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105246 John Gall, Creative Director of Abrams. He takes us through a packed day in his life, from morning coffee to late-night assignments and all the creative happenings in between. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/day-in-the-life-abrams-john-gall/feed/ 1 Lisa Borgnes Giramonti On: Literary Interiors http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-lisa-borgnes-giramontis-literary-interiors-2/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-lisa-borgnes-giramontis-literary-interiors-2/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:00:59 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105392 Brideshead Revisited? Or recreate your own version of Thoreau's Walden cabin? Or perhaps throw a party to rival F. Scott Fitzgerald's most decadent fetes? You can, with a little help from Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, the brains behind the lifestyle blog A Bloomsbury Life. Her upcoming book Novel Interiors: Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature, out later this year, details how you can take design cues from classic novels, whether your style veers more Waugh, Woolf or Wilde. Here, she gives us a preview. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-lisa-borgnes-giramontis-literary-interiors-2/feed/ 0 Book Tastemaker: Mary Kate McGrath’s Book-Club Tips http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-mary-kate-mcgraths-book-club-tips/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-mary-kate-mcgraths-book-club-tips/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:00:54 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105322 PureWow, Mary Kate McGrath, who shares her expert guide to throwing the perfect book-club party. There's more than just picking the perfect book (although she gives her tips for that, too). Here, Mary Kate spills the details on everything from decor to cocktails to conversation ice-breakers. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-mary-kate-mcgraths-book-club-tips/feed/ 0 Entrepreneur: McNally Jackson’s Sarah McNally http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/entrepreneur-mcnally-jacksons-sarah-mcnally/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/entrepreneur-mcnally-jacksons-sarah-mcnally/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:00:08 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=104472 McNally Jackson Books in downtown Manhattan 10 years ago, she's not only thrived but has a new outpost in Brooklyn planned for the fall. And that's in addition to the satellite stationery and art stores — Goods for the Study and Picture Room, respectively — she opened earlier this year. Here, wearing Tory's Trinity jumpsuit, the entrepreneur talks shop and shares her secret to success. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/entrepreneur-mcnally-jacksons-sarah-mcnally/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Letters of Note http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-of-the-week-letters-of-note/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-of-the-week-letters-of-note/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:00:53 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=104490 Letters of Note dials it back to the days when "text" never functioned as a verb and there was no such thing as 140-character sentiments. Compiled by Shaun Usher, and based on his five-year blog of the same name, the book features a fascinating array of correspondences from an equally fascinating cast of characters. There's the letter Jack Kerouac wrote to Marlon Brando, Ernest Hemingway's missive to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sol LeWitt's advice to a self-doubting Eva Hesse… and that's just a handful of the 125 examples, which gives a curious and compelling peek into the past no history book's offered before. Here, a close-up look at two of Usher's finds: a handwritten note from Queen Elizabeth II to President Eisenhower — plus her personal recipe for drop scones — and a short brief between two pop culture icons that led to the Warhol-designed cover of the Rolling Stones' album Sticky Fingers. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-of-the-week-letters-of-note/feed/ 0 Book Tastemaker: Mario Grauso’s Growing Library http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-mario-grausos-growing-library/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-mario-grausos-growing-library/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105259 Joe Fresh — but at home, you'll find him amongst stacks and stacks of art books. To wit: his first literary purchase as a child? A tome from a Met exhibit. Here, he shares what he's adding to his collection these days.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-mario-grausos-growing-library/feed/ 0 Flashback: Joan Didion http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/flashback-joan-didion/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/flashback-joan-didion/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=104466 Slouching Towards Bethlehem was published to much acclaim the following year. It remains, for many readers, her most seminal work, and paved the way for later non-fiction favorites The White Album and The Year of Magical Thinking. By the time the writer was captured by photographer Julian Wasser in a long dress and sandals, leaning against her Corvette Stingray in 1970, she was a literary tour-de-force — with Play It as It Lays gone to press — a distiller of California spirit and, unintentionally, a budding style icon.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/flashback-joan-didion/feed/ 0 Book Tastemaker: Lauren Santo Domingo’s Beach Reads http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-lauren-santo-domingos-beach-reads/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-lauren-santo-domingos-beach-reads/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:35:40 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=104370 The Tory Blog, we love beaches and we love books — and we're mad for the combination of the two. We talk to Lauren Santo Domingo, Vogue Contributing Editor and Founder of Moda Operandi, who gave us her list of the best summer reads for those idle days in the sun — and why. Start packing (or downloading) now… ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-tastemaker-lauren-santo-domingos-beach-reads/feed/ 1 Word of Mouth: Book Cover Archive http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/word-of-mouth-book-cover-archive/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/word-of-mouth-book-cover-archive/#comments Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:47:13 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=105185 Book Cover Archive, which puts the spotlight squarely on those surface details. Founded by Ben Pieratt and Eric Jacobsen, BCA celebrates excellence in cover design, with handy guides that allow you to filter by art director, photographer and illustrator — even by typeface. Get to know the rock stars of the industry, like Chip Kidd, or discover whether you're a Futura or an Alternate Gothic kind of girl. Or simply scroll through beautiful cover after beautiful cover. It's a world to get lost in, equal parts style and substance.


For more from our 2014 Book Issue, which kicks off today, check back daily.

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Book of the Week: Carole Sabas’ Fashion Insiders Guide http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-of-the-week-carole-sabas-fashion-insiders-guide/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-of-the-week-carole-sabas-fashion-insiders-guide/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:00:59 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=104378 French Vogue correspondent behind the Fashion Insiders’ Guides for both cities. Her guidebooks offer a decidedly different point of view than, say, Lonely Planet. The point of difference? Think chic. Carole’s recommendations include the hot spots and haunts of friends such as Isabel Marant, Aurélie Bidermann, Alexander Wang and Crystal Renn. On June 10th, swing by Etienne Aigner in Soho to get more under-the-radar, in-the-know tips from the insider herself; the Marseille-born, New York-based author will be making an appearance, from 6 PM to 8 PM, for a book signing. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-of-the-week-carole-sabas-fashion-insiders-guide/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: The Glitter Plan http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-of-the-week-the-glitter-plan/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-of-the-week-the-glitter-plan/#comments Sun, 01 Jun 2014 07:00:18 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=103829 Juicy Couture, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor modeled their own designs, drove their own delivery trucks and only had one rule: whatever they did, they both had to like it. “We never had a business plan," they recalled. "We did [everything] with our own creativity and hard work and often by the seat of our pants. We just wanted to create something people would love and a work environment that would make us happy. That’s our version of the American Dream.” The entrepreneurs and designers, together with fashion critic Booth Moore, tell their story in the new book The Glitter Plan — part memoir, part how-to. And they've already started their next chapter: launching a new line, Pam & Gela, earlier this year.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/06/book-of-the-week-the-glitter-plan/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: The Vacationers http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/05/book-of-the-week-the-vacationers/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/05/book-of-the-week-the-vacationers/#comments Sun, 25 May 2014 10:00:52 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=103790 Emma Straub’s The Vacationers, which follows a family of Manhattanites as they embark on a two-week trip to Mallorca. The book's cover shows beachy bliss — and there is plenty of sun, Scrabble, tapas and tennis courts — but beneath the surface, tension lurks. The family all brought their baggage. As secrets come to light and repressed rivalries bubble up, we've got an irresistible beach read on our hands, best consumed wherever you happen to be — on or off the beach. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/05/book-of-the-week-the-vacationers/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Catie Marron’s City Parks http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/05/book-of-the-week-catie-marrons-city-parks/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/05/book-of-the-week-catie-marrons-city-parks/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 10:00:35 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=102907 citing a number of studies. And for those who live in city spaces, she adds, a little green can act as a buffer against stress. The good doctor points us to Catie Marron's City Parks: Public Places, Private Thoughts, which highlights various urban parks around the world through a series of personal essays by Ian Frazier, Candice Bergen, Zadie Smith and Norman Foster, among others. Here, a few excerpts from the book to get you in the alfresco mood. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/05/book-of-the-week-catie-marrons-city-parks/feed/ 0 Mother’s Day: Spotlight on The Glow http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/05/mothers-day-spotlight-on-the-glow/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/05/mothers-day-spotlight-on-the-glow/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 10:00:35 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=102159 InStyle.com Senior Fashion Editor Violet Gaynor and Hearst Digital Media Photo Director Kelly Stuart — who together founded The Glow, a website dedicated to stylish motherhood — recently published their first book of the same name. Here, they talk inspiration and all things Mother's Day.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/05/mothers-day-spotlight-on-the-glow/feed/ 0 Jill Brooke On: The Need to Say No http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/jill-brooke-on-the-need-to-say-no/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/jill-brooke-on-the-need-to-say-no/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:00:14 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=101929 Jill Brooke — who's been featured on ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer and The Perri Peltz Show on Sirius — shares a few tips from her latest book.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/jill-brooke-on-the-need-to-say-no/feed/ 0 In Memoriam: Gabriel García Márquez http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/in-memoriam-gabriel-garcia-marquez/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/in-memoriam-gabriel-garcia-marquez/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:00:59 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=102312 One Hundred Years of Solitude


Few writers can transport us to realms quite like Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Prize winner from Aracataca, Colombia. One of our favorite novelists, he embodied the spirit of powerful storytelling — weaving tales full of beauty and wonder. For all the hours we've lost in your imagination... thank you.

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Katty Kay On: The Confidence Code http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/katty-kay-on-the-confidence-code/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/katty-kay-on-the-confidence-code/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:00:42 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=102251 Womenomics, journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman discovered a curious thing: even some of the most successful women, at the top of their careers, lacked the self-assurance that many of their male colleagues had. So the pair did their homework and dug deeper, resulting in their new book The Confidence Code, which explores the culture and reasons behind this confidence gap. While the science of it all makes for a fascinating read — just wait till you get to the chapter about genes and brain plasticity — the authors have peppered in plenty of engaging (and personal) anecdotes as well as a handy how-to guide to upping your confidence factor. Here, we talk one-on-one with Katty. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/katty-kay-on-the-confidence-code/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: From Vera to Veruschka http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/book-of-the-week-from-vera-to-veruschka/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/book-of-the-week-from-vera-to-veruschka/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:33 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=101340 From Vera to Veruschka, the new coffee-table book on the legendary supermodel, born Vera von Lehndorff. We're all familiar with the German beauty and her impossibly long limbs; even if you haven't seen her cameo in Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up (that's her in the film poster, by the way), you've likely come across the iconic shot of her in a lace-up YSL safari jacket, rifle askew on her shoulders. But we've never seen her quite like this — and that's what makes Johnny Moncada's photos here, taken in Rome in the early Sixties, such a find. Hidden in his attic until his death, these revelatory, never-before-seen images capture the model pre-fame — in the fresh-faced years before she reinvented herself as Veruschka. "Perhaps you can see the beginnings of this transformation," she writes. "[But] in Johnny's photos I always remained Vera." ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/04/book-of-the-week-from-vera-to-veruschka/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Arianna Huffington’s Thrive http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/book-of-the-week-arianna-huffingtons-thrive/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/book-of-the-week-arianna-huffingtons-thrive/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:00:21 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=100874 Arianna Huffington had it all when, in 2007, she collapsed. As she made the rounds to doctors, imagining the worst, it became clear that this physical breakdown was not caused by illness but exhaustion. So, Huffington, a media titan at the helm of a self-made news empire, came to ask herself: At what cost are we sacrificing all else in our lives, from health and personal happiness to relationships and spiritual fulfillment, in order to achieve success? In effect, what is a truly good life?


She explores the answer in her new book, Thrive. By understanding the true value of family, friendship, kindness and giving back, she says we will gain a new perspective on what success looks like and, hopefully, enjoy the road of life a little more. It’s a simple truth that all children seem to innately understand — that it’s not just okay, but necessary, to stop and smell the roses.

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Oyster Founders On: Travel Reads & The Literary Life http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/oyster-founders-on-travel-reads-the-literary-life/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/oyster-founders-on-travel-reads-the-literary-life/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:00:55 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=100244 Oyster. We talked to Founders Willem Van Lancker, left, and Eric Stromberg about the business and, of course, the best books to bring with you on that vacation escape… ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/oyster-founders-on-travel-reads-the-literary-life/feed/ 2 Book of the Week: Surf Club http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/book-of-the-week-surf-club/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/book-of-the-week-surf-club/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:00:04 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=100448 The Surf Club, which chronicles its high times and seaside glamour.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/book-of-the-week-surf-club/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: California Surfing & Climbing in the Fifties http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/book-of-the-week-california-surfing-climbing-in-the-fifties/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/book-of-the-week-california-surfing-climbing-in-the-fifties/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:00:12 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=100348 California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties, from T. Adler Books, captures the pioneers in action. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/03/book-of-the-week-california-surfing-climbing-in-the-fifties/feed/ 0 Kelly Corrigan On: Glitter & Glue http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/02/kelly-corrigan-on-glitter-glue/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/02/kelly-corrigan-on-glitter-glue/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:00:37 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=97071 Kelly Corrigan, Glitter and Glue is the title of her newest memoir. Named for the way her mother described their family dynamic — "Your father's the glitter, but I'm the glue" — the book explores that special bond between mothers and daughters. Here, wearing Tory's Merida dress, Corrigan talks about the lessons she learned from her mother — and what she learned from being one herself. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/02/kelly-corrigan-on-glitter-glue/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Peter Beard’s Into the Wild http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/01/book-of-the-week-peter-beards-into-the-wild/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/01/book-of-the-week-peter-beards-into-the-wild/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 15:00:23 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=95832 Into the Wild, which chronicles his romance with Kenya — all 706 pages worth? The book documents both the African wilderness and a man's fascination with it, transforming already powerful scenes through the photographer's signature mixed-media manipulation and collage work. The result is both commanding and electrifying: breathtaking (and at times shocking) photographs mixed in with diary entries, ephemera and newspaper clippings, plus a shot of high glamour with appearances by Veruschka, Mick Jagger, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Andy Warhol...


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Book of the Week: Anthony Hernandez’s Rodeo Drive, 1984 http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/01/book-of-the-week-anthony-hernandezs-rodeo-drive-1984/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/01/book-of-the-week-anthony-hernandezs-rodeo-drive-1984/#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:00:58 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=95608 newest flagship, has had its memorable moments on film: when a certain Pretty Woman went on a shopping spree, for instance. For a lesser-known — but equally unforgettable — portrait of the iconic Beverly Hills stretch, we take a flashback to three decades ago. Photographer and Vietnam war vet Anthony Hernandez was inspired to take his first ever color images by the bustling everyday scene. The result? MACK's Rodeo Drive, 1984 book, a 41-shot series documenting shoppers in the heady excess of 1984 — daydreaming, unaware or caught mid-conversation.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2014/01/book-of-the-week-anthony-hernandezs-rodeo-drive-1984/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Rena Sindi’s Be My Guest http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/12/book-of-the-week-rena-sindis-be-my-guest/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/12/book-of-the-week-rena-sindis-be-my-guest/#comments Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:00:55 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=93582 1001 Arabian Nights fête, which turned an Upper East Side restaurant into an exotic pleasure den, complete with belly dancers. With New Year's around the corner, we look to her book, Be My Guest: Theme Party Savior-Faire, for some over-the-top party-planning pointers. With lush visuals from photographer Jessica Craig Martin, it not only chronicles 14 of her show-stopping parties but includes the renowned hostess' detailed tips for throwing an unforgettable event. Hot Hacienda bash, anyone? ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/12/book-of-the-week-rena-sindis-be-my-guest/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Alexander Liberman’s It’s Modern. http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/12/book-of-the-week-alexander-libermans-its-modern/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/12/book-of-the-week-alexander-libermans-its-modern/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:00:07 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=93392 It's Modern. is the sort of visually arresting book you can't digest in one sitting. A terrific celebration of the life of Alexander Liberman, Condé Nast's storied Editorial Director — who oversaw everything from Vogue and Glamour to House & Garden and Self — it features all the indelible images of his career. Deborah Turbeville's bathing beauties in white. A cigarette-smoking Marlene Dietrich. Dewy tulip close-ups by Irving Penn. Few have impacted — and redefined — magazine culture like he did. But the book, by former Vogue Design Director (and Liberman protégé) Charles Churchward, highlights his personal artwork as well, uncovering the story behind his numerous abstract paintings, massive metal sculptures and intimate photographs of Picasso, Matisse and Giacometti in their own studios. The resulting oeuvre, which spans much of the 20th century, is impressively vast and just plain impressive.


From left: Cover of the first edition of Liberman’s book, The Artist in his Studio, 1960, from Viking Press; the cover of It's Modern.: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman by Charles Churchward, Rizzoli New York, 2013

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Book of the Week: Jane & Serge. A Family Album http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/12/book-of-the-week-jane-serge-a-family-album/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/12/book-of-the-week-jane-serge-a-family-album/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:00:48 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=92715 Jane and Serge, A Family Album, offering a rare view of their daily lives.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/12/book-of-the-week-jane-serge-a-family-album/feed/ 1 Jessica Seinfeld On: Cooking for Non-Cooks http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/jessica-seinfeld-on-cooking-for-non-cooks/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/jessica-seinfeld-on-cooking-for-non-cooks/#comments Sun, 24 Nov 2013 08:00:20 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=91726 The Can't Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified! Because even if you don't know your bouillon from your bouillabaisse doesn't mean the kitchen can't be your comfort zone. Here, Jessica breaks down the basics for the cooking fearful and reveals her own Thanksgiving plans. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/jessica-seinfeld-on-cooking-for-non-cooks/feed/ 2 Chef Daniel Boulud On: My Early Food Memories http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/chef-daniel-boulud-on-my-early-food-memories/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/chef-daniel-boulud-on-my-early-food-memories/#comments Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:00:46 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=91626 Daniel Boulud on television, on Charlie Rose or Top Chef. Or picked up his brand-new cookbook Daniel: My French Cuisine. Or eaten at one of his acclaimed restaurants around the world, from Miami to Beijing, including the three Michelin-starred Daniel in New York. Chances are you know his name and his talent for contemporary spins on French cuisine. But how much do you really know about the man himself? Here, Chef Daniel Boulud talks about his early influences growing up in Lyon, France — plus, learn all about his holiday dining traditions.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/chef-daniel-boulud-on-my-early-food-memories/feed/ 1 Book of the Week: The Wes Anderson Collection http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/book-of-the-week-the-wes-anderson-collection/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/book-of-the-week-the-wes-anderson-collection/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 09:00:27 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=91020 The Wes Anderson Collection takes a deep dive into the auteur's seven-film oeuvre, from his full-length debut, Bottle Rocket, to the more recent favorite, Moonrise Kingdom. Previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photos and sketches complement a book-long interview with Anderson himself — which reveals everything from his favorite Hitchcock movie (Rear Window) to what happened to all the movies he made as a kid (most were stolen out of his car in Austin, Texas). ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/book-of-the-week-the-wes-anderson-collection/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Giancarlo Giammetti’s Private http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/book-of-the-week-giancarlo-giammettis-private/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/book-of-the-week-giancarlo-giammettis-private/#comments Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:00:09 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=90818 Private is firmly the latter. As Valentino’s longtime business partner recounts his life — from his early days in Rome to a chance meeting with the designer — you're transported to a very dolce vita life, where you pal around with Andy Warhol, dance cheek to cheek with Marisa Berenson and call everyone from Jackie O and Elizabeth Taylor to Madonna and Sophia Loren your extended family. Che meraviglioso, no?]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/11/book-of-the-week-giancarlo-giammettis-private/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Craig McDean’s Amber, Guinevere, and Kate http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-craig-mcdeans-amber-guinevere-and-kate/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-craig-mcdeans-amber-guinevere-and-kate/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:00:20 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=90379 Amber, Guinevere, and Kate, image-maker Craig McDean zooms in on that unforgettable Nineties trio: Amber Valletta, Guinevere van Seenus and Kate Moss. Shot on film from 1993 through 2005, the chameleonic muses appear in all guises and forms, spanning over 150 color and black-and-white photos — some never before published.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-craig-mcdeans-amber-guinevere-and-kate/feed/ 0 Spotlight On: Photographer François Halard http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/spotlight-on-photographer-francois-halard/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/spotlight-on-photographer-francois-halard/#comments Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:00:11 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=90323 François Halard’s affinity for gorgeous interiors was probably inevitable. Whatever the initial spark, though, the photographer just has a knack for capturing a home in its most breathtaking light — equal parts intimate, grand, engaging and elegant. With his new book out — in which he peeks into the mesmerizing living quarters of Jean Cocteau, David Hockney, Cy Twombly, Yves Saint Laurent and others — we spoke to the famed lensman about his career here. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/spotlight-on-photographer-francois-halard/feed/ 0 Did You Know? The Hours http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/did-you-know-the-hours/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/did-you-know-the-hours/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:00:56 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=90272 All the Time in the World by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins reveals all the cultural and historical curiosities about the various hours of the day. Here's a look at a few fun facts from the morning hours — something to think about the next time you kick off the day rushing, with breakfast in one hand and your phone in the other.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/did-you-know-the-hours/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Stephen Sills Decoration http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-stephen-sills/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-stephen-sills/#comments Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:00:35 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=90174 Old Westbury Gardens (seen in our Holiday 2013 lookbook) to the above parterre at the Bedford home of storied interior designer Stephen Sills. The latter is just one of the many beautiful locales in Sills' new eponymous tome Stephen Sills: Decoration. Featured alongside his own aforementioned 22-acre estate — which Karl Lagerfeld has called "the chicest house in America" — there are 15 other homes, all captured by François Halard to breathtaking effect. From Fifth Avenue to Aspen, each plays on variations of Sills' signature muted palette and refined mix of antique and modern.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-stephen-sills/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Diana Vreeland Memos http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-diana-vreeland-memos-2/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-diana-vreeland-memos-2/#comments Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:00:54 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=89264 Diana Vreeland needs no introduction. Neither do her witty proclamations and bon mots. And if you're a fan — and, really, who isn't? — then you'll love the new book Diana Vreeland Memos: The Vogue Years, which confirms everything you already know about this legendary editor: she's imminently quotable and completely a fashion tour de force. Compiled by her grandson, it features a trove of personal correspondences to designers, editors, models and photographers — influencers all, from Richard Avedon and Horst P. Horst to Veruschka, Halston and Cristobal Balenciaga. Memos is a fascinating read, compelling both in its intimacy and over-the-top flair. But don't just take our word for it — glimpse into her world of words here yourself.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/10/book-of-the-week-diana-vreeland-memos-2/feed/ 1 Book of the Week: Scavullo On Beauty http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/book-of-the-week-scavullo-on-beauty/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/book-of-the-week-scavullo-on-beauty/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:00:17 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=88671 Scavullo on Beauty. In it, the legendary photographer details regimen recommendations (organic grains; home facials with chamomile tea) as well as some lighting tips, like lining lampshades with aluminum foil. But the real draw are his intimate portraits and interviews with 59 of his oft-photographed subjects — who just happen to be some of the era's most famous faces. Here, some of their choice quotes on beauty. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/book-of-the-week-scavullo-on-beauty/feed/ 1 Book of the Week: Elizabeth Peyton’s Here She Comes Now http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/book-of-the-week-elizabeth-peytons-here-she-comes-now/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/book-of-the-week-elizabeth-peytons-here-she-comes-now/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 10:00:44 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=87947 Here She Comes Now zeroes in on the latter, with photographs of Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, Jarvis Cocker and Keith Richards — all captured in the midst of a live performance — next to Peyton's painterly interpretations. The book truly captivates in tracking her fascination with these personalities, from electrifying inspiration to powerfully intimate final works.


From left: Jarvis Cocker, 1996; Kurt Cobain, 1991

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Book of the Week: Chic Savages http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/book-of-the-week-23/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/book-of-the-week-23/#comments Mon, 09 Sep 2013 07:00:41 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=24944 Chic Savages, written by the legendary WWD and W publisher John Fairchild. Packed with witty and acerbic anecdotes of Fairchild's days covering designers on-the-rise like Yves Saint Laurent, Bill Blass and Calvin Klein and the stylish ladies who loved them—Nancy Reagan, Nan Kempner and the like—it's as fun a fashion read now as it was in 1989.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/book-of-the-week-23/feed/ 0 Marisha Pessl On: Night Film & Nabokov http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/marisha-pessl-on-night-film-nabokov/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/marisha-pessl-on-night-film-nabokov/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 09:00:58 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=86040 Special Topics in Calamity Physics, stirred up a literary fervor, Marisha Pessl is back with her follow-up novel, Night Film. The riveting, labyrinthine thriller revolves around reclusive filmmaker Stanley Cordova, rumored to be involved in the dark arts, and the mysterious death of his beautiful, piano-prodigy daughter. Here, Pessl sheds light on her influences, writing habits and favorite scary movies. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/09/marisha-pessl-on-night-film-nabokov/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: & Sons http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/08/book-of-the-week-sons/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/08/book-of-the-week-sons/#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:00:58 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=85541 & Sons opens with the funeral of Charles Topping, a pillar of New York's elite establishment. We zero in on the man delivering the eulogy: his best friend A.N. Dyer, the reclusive author whose novel defined a generation à la J. D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. As the story unfolds, we follow Dyer, who, faced with his own mortality, tries to bring his three estranged sons back together to tie up the loose ends left behind by a life in which professional ambition and narcissism trumped familial obligations. It's an absolute page-turner — unexpected twists; dark secrets — that also paints the perfect picture of Cheever Country (Manhattan's Upper East Side) with all the pit stops of a true insider. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Gilbert doesn't just pull the curtain back on the nattily dressed characters who inhabit this world, we're right up there in the midst of the intrigue. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/08/book-of-the-week-sons/feed/ 0 Did You Know? Hemingway Habits http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/07/did-you-know-hemingway-habits/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/07/did-you-know-hemingway-habits/#comments Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:00:44 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=84500 Odd Type Writers — which traces the unusual habits of the literary set — Hemingway would later deny that bit, but he did offer this advice for writer's block: "First," he said, "you have to defrost the refrigerator."]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/07/did-you-know-hemingway-habits/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Paris Street Style http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/07/book-of-the-week-paris-street-style/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/07/book-of-the-week-paris-street-style/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 10:00:26 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=84139 je ne sais quoi when it comes to French style. A little effortless, a lot of chic, it's hard to parse and pin down — or is it? In the book Paris Street Style, Isabelle Thomas and Frederique Veysset do exactly that. They break down the staples (e.g. thin-soled Tropézienne sandals), offer up bon-chic dos and don'ts — say yes to the V-neck cashmere pullover; no to the velvet hair grip — and even give tips on how to properly raid your grandmother's/boyfriend's/teenage niece's closet. Here, a few select quotes from the tastemakers they interviewed. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/07/book-of-the-week-paris-street-style/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: For Which It Stands http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/07/book-of-the-week-for-which-it-stands/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/07/book-of-the-week-for-which-it-stands/#comments Tue, 02 Jul 2013 11:00:43 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=84162 For Which It Stands by Farameh Media offers a compelling look at the subject, with an impressive collection of works by over 60 artists ranging from Barbara Kruger and Tom Sachs to Vik Muniz and Maurizio Cattelan. With 400 pages of intimate interviews and oversized images, it's a dynamic cocktail of the nostalgic, provocative, witty and surprising, where fast food's Golden Arches (painted in pretty porcelain blue) meets origami greenbacks and a jumpsuit-wearing Vanna White.


McDonald's — Four Gentlemen (Plum, Iris, Bamboo and Chrysanthemum), 2007 by Li Lihong

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Tastemakers: Best Books to Give http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/tastemakers-best-books-to-give/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/tastemakers-best-books-to-give/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:00:39 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83892 http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/tastemakers-best-books-to-give/feed/ 1 Karen Finerman On: Finerman’s Rules & Financial Smarts http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/karen-finerman-on-finermans-rules-financial-smarts/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/karen-finerman-on-finermans-rules-financial-smarts/#comments Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:00:27 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83177 Karen Finerman is one of them. She's President of the Manhattan-based hedge fund Metropolitan Capital Advisors, a regular on CNBC’s Fast Money and a mother of not one but two sets of twins — plus she's on the boards of The Michael J Fox Foundation and the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. Her latest book Finerman’s Rules is dedicated to giving women advice on life, love and business, all of which she shares here in addition to a stock tip or two. If you're looking to be more financially savvy, this is one feature you can't miss. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/karen-finerman-on-finermans-rules-financial-smarts/feed/ 0 Daphne Oz On: Relish Reading & Healthy Eating http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/daphne-oz-on-relish-reading-healthy-eating/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/daphne-oz-on-relish-reading-healthy-eating/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 10:00:02 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83309 Daphne Oz’s latest book Relish covers more than just the culinary basics you'd expect from the Co-Host of ABC's food-centric talk show The Chew. Sure, there are chapters on breakfast and cocktails with recipes aplenty (Whole Wheat Blueberry Sticky Buns and Grapefruit Thyme Spritz), but she also writes about fashion, décor and hosting the perfect party. Think of it as a big-picture book to enjoying your life to its fullest. Wearing Tory's Pat cardigan and Kelby skirt, Daphne took some time to chat with us, and even shared some words of wisdom from dad (that would be Dr. Oz). ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/daphne-oz-on-relish-reading-healthy-eating/feed/ 0 Refinery29′s Christene Barberich On: The Best Books http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/refinery29s-christene-barberich-on-the-best-books/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/refinery29s-christene-barberich-on-the-best-books/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:00:33 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83182 Refinery29's Editor-In-Chief Christene Barberich's list of favorite fashion books reads like a Who's Who of fun and fabulous, larger-than-life, powerful women. Here's a name-drop: Coco, Diana, Nora.... Read on.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/refinery29s-christene-barberich-on-the-best-books/feed/ 0 Tina Brown On: Topsy & Getting Filthy Rich http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/tina-brown-on-topsy-getting-filthy-rich/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/tina-brown-on-topsy-getting-filthy-rich/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:00:12 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83147 The Daily Beast — who has a few books under her belt — Tina Brown knows the literary scene. So we wanted to know: What's on her must-read, must-give list? We discovered her favorites, which run the gamut from a Spanish cheese maker's tale to a Coney Island pachyderm. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/tina-brown-on-topsy-getting-filthy-rich/feed/ 0 Behind Design: Hillary Kerr’s Bookshelves http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/behind-design-hillary-kerrs-bookshelves/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/behind-design-hillary-kerrs-bookshelves/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:00:18 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83266 Who What Wear, opened up her L.A. office to us — namely, her beautifully curated bookshelves. She gave us her tips on chic book display and talked books, books and more books. See the companion piece to our story on Who What Wear's new sister site, Domaine.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/behind-design-hillary-kerrs-bookshelves/feed/ 0 Best Dressed: Katherine Bernard http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/best-dressed-katherine-bernard/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/best-dressed-katherine-bernard/#comments Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:00:23 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83189 Katherine Bernard has her byline in an impressive roster of publications, from Vogue and The Paris Review Daily to Dazed Digital and The Wall Street Journal. She's also co-founder and editor of Henry, an online literary salon named after the protagonist of John Berryman's poem cycle The Dream Songs. Here, wearing Tory's Adaire booties and Violet jacket, Katherine talks to us about the project, the book scene and how she dresses for it. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/best-dressed-katherine-bernard/feed/ 1 Goodreads’ Elizabeth Chandler On: Good Reads http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/goodreads-elizabeth-chandler-on-good-reads/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/goodreads-elizabeth-chandler-on-good-reads/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:00:33 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83172 Goodreads, a popular social-media site for book lovers, where you can review, share and recommend your favorite reads. So what's on Elizabeth's literary roster? A little Tolstoy, a little India, a little horse riding and…oh, keep reading to find out. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/goodreads-elizabeth-chandler-on-good-reads/feed/ 0 Author Lea Carpenter On: The NYPL & The Written Word http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/author-lea-carpenter-on-the-nypl-the-written-word/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/author-lea-carpenter-on-the-nypl-the-written-word/#comments Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:00:09 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83485 New York — Central Park, the Met and the Statue of Liberty — we would be remiss to overlook the place where literature lovers can seek refuge from the bustle on the street: the New York Public Library. As a nonprofit institution, its vibrancy and survival are due, in large part, to champions like author Lea Carpenter. For more than 15 years, she has been supporting the landmark through fundraisers, reading programs and by co-founding its Young Lions group. We asked Lea about her passion for the library and the written word (her new book, Eleven Days, is out now) and using books as positive reinforcement. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/author-lea-carpenter-on-the-nypl-the-written-word/feed/ 1 Pamela Fiori On: Getaways & Being a Bibliophile http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/pamela-fiori-on-getaways-being-a-bibliophile/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/pamela-fiori-on-getaways-being-a-bibliophile/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:00:45 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83154 Assouline on the world’s best leisure locales, from St. Barths to Palm Beach. She gives us an inside guide to its latest entry In the Spirit of the Hamptons, for which she wrote the forward, and shared more travel and literary recommendations, too. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/pamela-fiori-on-getaways-being-a-bibliophile/feed/ 0 Behind Design: David Netto’s Bookshelves http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/behind-design-david-nettos-bookshelves/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/behind-design-david-nettos-bookshelves/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:00:17 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83158 David Netto’s collection of books in his Silver Lake home so appealing? We think it’s the perfectly curated combination of everything we love — from historical to biographical, Old New York to Old Hollywood. And since David put it together, you can count on it looking chic as well. Here, the designer and architect gives us a glimpse at this personal library and shared his tips on chic bookshelf design, too.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/behind-design-david-nettos-bookshelves/feed/ 0 Kate Foley On: Fashion Reads & Haute Havisham http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/kate-foley-on-fashion-reads-haute-havisham/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/kate-foley-on-fashion-reads-haute-havisham/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 16:00:11 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83167 Opening Ceremony buyer, Kate Foley has already proven herself a pro at spotting what's new and what's next. So we wanted to know: What are her picks for best fashion books and who's her literary style icon? Hint: She lives in an attic and her wedding dress. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/kate-foley-on-fashion-reads-haute-havisham/feed/ 1 Tory On: Her Favorite Books http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/tory-on-her-favorite-books/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/tory-on-her-favorite-books/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 10:00:33 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=83142 One Hundred Years of Solitude. From there, it's about heroes, humor, stories you just can't forget and then some.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/tory-on-her-favorite-books/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: The Sunshine When She’s Gone http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-the-sunshine-when-shes-gone/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-the-sunshine-when-shes-gone/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 10:00:30 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=82497 In The Sunshine When She's Gone. The novel explores the fantasy in the mind of every sleep-deprived mother — the idea of time alone — while tracing the way our lives transform when we plunge into parenthood and how, under pressure, marriage can both falter and blossom.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-the-sunshine-when-shes-gone/feed/ 1 Spotlight On: Fitzgerald, Gatsby & Catherine Martin http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/spotlight-on-fitzgerald-gatsby-catherine-martin/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/spotlight-on-fitzgerald-gatsby-catherine-martin/#comments Tue, 14 May 2013 10:00:11 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=80904 The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann, Tory looks back on what she loved — and still loves — about this classic story. We also spoke to the film's costume designer (and Baz's wife) Catherine Martin and got her take on Daisy Buchanan, Miuccia Prada and Twenties fashion. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/spotlight-on-fitzgerald-gatsby-catherine-martin/feed/ 2 Eric Schmidt On: The New Digital Age http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/eric-schmidt-on-the-new-digital-age/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/eric-schmidt-on-the-new-digital-age/#comments Thu, 02 May 2013 10:00:53 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=80428 Eric Schmidt is more than equipped to discuss the next step of our increasingly digital lives, which is what he does in his new book The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business, co-written with colleague Jared Cohen, Director of Google Ideas. Here, the tech Influencer gives us a primer on what to expect. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/05/eric-schmidt-on-the-new-digital-age/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: The Suitors http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-suitors/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-suitors/#comments Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=80171 Cécile David-Weill’s The Suitors, you concoct a plan to lure a moneyed suitor to save your Cap d’Antibes villa. Here, we talked to the French-American author about her witty comedy of manners, in which the Old World elite and nouveau riche collide. She gave us a few tips on navigating the French and Stateside cultural divide, too. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-the-suitors/feed/ 1 Book of the Week: M to M of M/M (Paris) http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-m-to-m-of-mm-paris/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-m-to-m-of-mm-paris/#comments Mon, 08 Apr 2013 10:00:35 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=78540 M/M (Paris), are known for both their groundbreaking mash-ups of photography, illustration and text, as well as their impressive client roster, from Balenciaga and Yohji Yamamoto to Madonna and Kanye West. A new monograph by Rizzoli shows just how they've gone from working for cultural influencers to joining that pantheon themselves. Not only are they featured in countless museum collections around the world and have a Grammy under their belt (Best Recording Package for Björk's Biophilia), but they've even got a heart-shaped burger named after them at Paris' Café Étienne Marcel — which, by the way, they also designed.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-m-to-m-of-mm-paris/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: ITF’s 100 Years of Tennis http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-itfs-100-years-of-tennis/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-itfs-100-years-of-tennis/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 10:00:36 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=78565 love. She loves trivia, too. So when we came across A Century of Contributions to Tennis, celebrating the International Tennis Federation's centenary, we couldn't help but pull together a list of fun nuggets about the history of the sport. Here, discover the game's Golden Slams, conga lines and beach-based matches. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/04/book-of-the-week-itfs-100-years-of-tennis/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Mastermind http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-mastermind/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-mastermind/#comments Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:00:04 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=76620 TED Conference kicks off today and this year's meeting of the minds got us thinking about our own brain — or rather, what we can do to boost it. Maria Konnikova's book Mastermind aims to help you do just that, with a little help from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It's a how-to guide to sharpening your mind to think and observe like Sherlock Holmes — in contrast to our usual jump-to-conclusions mindset à la Watson. As Konnikova shows, using both scientific research and fictional Baker Street examples, knowing how to pay attention is not as elementary as it seems. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-mastermind/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: New York at Night http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-new-york-at-night-2/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-new-york-at-night-2/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:00:37 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=74991 New York at Night: Photography after Dark shows, the city comes alive when the sun sets. With shots from Richard Avedon, Guy Bourdin, Diane Arbus, Stanley Kubrick, Nan Goldin, Ryan McGinley and more, the book's a seductive and electrifying slideshow of the city pulsing through the ages. And like New York itself, there's a little of everything, from the glittering and glamorous to the gritty and deliciously debauched.


Photograph by Larry Fink, George Plimpton at Elaine's, NYC, January 1999 © Larry Fink

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Book of the Week: Hawaii http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-hawaii/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-hawaii/#comments Sat, 02 Feb 2013 12:00:11 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=74988 Hawaii is the next best thing to jetting off to the sunny islands themselves. The book, a favorite of Tory’s mom Reva, is an epic tale that traces the history of Hawaii from its creation (literally — chapter one begins with volcanic eruptions) to its statehood, as seen through the eyes of various families through the ages. Equal measure fact and fiction, it’s a lush, sweeping narrative, much like Michener’s 1947 account of the South Pacific, which turned into the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. There's a Hollywood version of Hawaii, too, which starred Julie Andrews. One of the extras was a young as-yet-unknown Bette Midler. Who, it so happens, is a Honolulu native.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/02/book-of-the-week-hawaii/feed/ 0 To Do: Qui Êtes-Vous, Norma Jean? http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/to-do-qui-etes-vous-norma-jean/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/to-do-qui-etes-vous-norma-jean/#comments Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:00:10 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=74122 Danziger Gallery is holding a special exhibit of never-before-seen stills of the bombshell: Marilyn Monroe (New York, 1955), which comes with an accompanying book. The back story here is as engaging as the images — they were taken by 14-year-old Peter Mangone, who, on a cloudy March day in 1955, played hooky to stalk the actress outside her hotel, with his cardboard Revere movie camera. She invited him along for her afternoon stroll and the resulting five-and-a-half-minute film, which was lost until 2002, depicts Marilyn charmingly au naturale. She's at ease, unguarded, completely herself and still absolutely hypnotic.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/to-do-qui-etes-vous-norma-jean/feed/ 1 Book of the Week: 75 Parisiennes http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/book-of-the-week-75-parisiennes/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/book-of-the-week-75-parisiennes/#comments Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:00:55 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=71316 owned je-ne-sais-quoi chic, then check out the new book 75 Parisiennes by lensman Baudouin (yes, one word, like Madonna). A freelancer for Elle, Grazia and Le Monde, the Frenchman shot a crew of Parisians in their own environs over a six-year span. And these aren't your usual oft-photographed It girls; every turn of the page brings a new discovery — not to mention an impressive peek into the City of Light's kaleidoscopic culture and style. In a world of ubiquitous street-style photography, where every pose melts into the next, Baudouin's artfully arranged compositions are a breath of fresh air — witty, visually stunning and each one utterly unique.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/book-of-the-week-75-parisiennes/feed/ 1 Book of the Week: Sol LeWitt http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/book-of-the-week-sol-lewitt/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/book-of-the-week-sol-lewitt/#comments Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:00:20 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=74065 retrospective of Minimal and Conceptual art pioneer Sol LeWitt, complete with 33 of his massive wall drawings. Now Stateside fans can immerse themselves in the artist's oeuvre with the upcoming U.S. release of Sol LeWitt. An in-depth monograph that covers his career from start to finish, it's an eye-opener, especially if your LeWitt 411 is limited to those oft-quoted grids and cubes. For instance: Did you know his first gig out of school was manning the photocopy machine at teen glossy Seventeen? Yeah, we didn't either.


Irregular Grid, 1999, by Sol LeWitt

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Book of the Week: Where Chefs Eat http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/book-of-the-week-where-chefs-eat/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/book-of-the-week-where-chefs-eat/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:00:38 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=72964 Where Chefs Eat the ultimate restaurant guide. In it, over 400 chefs — including David Chang, April Bloomfield and Wylie Dufresne — offer up their favorite haunts, from 14-seater spots to the place where Eric Ripert gets his budget bites. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2013/01/book-of-the-week-where-chefs-eat/feed/ 1 Book of the Week: Ron Church http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-ron-church/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-ron-church/#comments Sat, 29 Dec 2012 16:00:20 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=72424 Ron Church: California to Hawaii 1960 to 1965 features vintage surfing photographs (mostly unpublished) from the legendary lensman and onetime cinematographer to Jacques Cousteau. And he didn't snap these cool shots as an outsider looking in; a longtime diver and record-holding spearfisher, Ron became a consummate part of the surf community, even paddling out with his camera to shoot from the water. It's this truly insider view of a burgeoning youth culture that makes the book so compelling.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-ron-church/feed/ 0 Word of Mouth: Martin Parr’s Life’s A Beach http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/word-of-mouth-martin-parrs-lifes-a-beach/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/word-of-mouth-martin-parrs-lifes-a-beach/#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:30:53 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=72427 Martin Parr gives it to you straight. He revels in the unvarnished, untony and imperfect. There's an elegance in the bluntness of his images, which you can see in his current Time Off exhibit at London's Rocket Gallery and in Aperture's new beach-bag-sized edition of his photo book Life’s a Beach. The latter spotlights beach culture from all around the world, including Argentina, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, the U.S. and Japan (above). It's a thoughtful counterpoint to typically dreamy beach-front photographs. The beachgoers here? Take a close look at the scene; they're idling in Miyazaki's indoor Seagaia Ocean Dome. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/word-of-mouth-martin-parrs-lifes-a-beach/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: The New Art Book http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-the-new-art-book/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-the-new-art-book/#comments Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:00:42 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=71390 The Art Book. It's an upgrade to the original that came out nearly two decades ago. The premise is the same — an easy-to-grasp A-to-Z introduction to all the artists you need to know. This time, the lineup includes newer media like performance art and video installations (over 100 additions). The beautifully illustrated tome makes a great gift, too, for art lovers and smarty-pants wannabes alike.


Roseate Spoonbill, 1835-8, by John James Audubon

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But you've never seen Jork Weismann’s side of it. In his recent book Asleep at the Chateau, the photographer showcases the hotel's quieter moments with arresting shot after shot of celebrities asleep at the Chateau — including Patti Smith, Bret Easton Ellis, Johnny Hallyday and Frankie Rayder, in various states of slumber and, sometimes, undress.

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Book of the Week: La Dolce Vita http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-la-dolce-vita/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-la-dolce-vita/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 01:00:32 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=69918 La Dolce Vita, which captures the glamorous lives of the Beautiful People in Italy — six decades-worth. Shot everywhere from Porto Ercole's famed Il Pellicano Hotel to the snowy mountains of Cortina d'Ampezzo, his images inspire us to add a bit of bohemian glamour and Old-School chic into our lives. Needless to say, some of our favorite motifs — bold jewelry, nautical stripes, Sixties and Seventies silhouettes — feature heavily here. It's the good life, Italian style.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/12/book-of-the-week-la-dolce-vita/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Impossible Jewelry http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/11/book-of-the-week-impossible-jewelry/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/11/book-of-the-week-impossible-jewelry/#comments Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:30:41 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=68744 The Impossible Collection of Jewelry, jewelry historian Vivienne Becker chronicles a modern history of bijoux, touching on some of our all-time favorites, like Verdura's creations for Chanel and Art Nouveau objets. This isn't a book you casually read in bed. It's more a tome to be poured over — especially for those on your gift list who love the sparkly stuff.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/11/book-of-the-week-impossible-jewelry/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Rebel Chic http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/10/book-of-the-week-rebel-chic/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/10/book-of-the-week-rebel-chic/#comments Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=67227 Rebel Chic shows, Katharine Hepburn was the anti-fashion fashion icon. Starting in the 30s, she ignored prevailing Hollywood notions of beauty (read: ultra-feminine) and trademarked a certain kind of nonchalant glamour. Throwing a long fur over jeans (in itself a revolutionary move) and flats? Genius. There's an accompanying exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Here, our favorite Hepburn quotes.

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Tastemakers On: Best Books to Give http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/10/tastemakers-on-best-books-to-give/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/10/tastemakers-on-best-books-to-give/#comments Mon, 01 Oct 2012 19:13:36 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=60780 right book. Tastemakers near and far named the books they give. The takeaway: It's not about the most impressive authors in literature's cannon. It's about getting personal and giving them something they'll remember you by. Download this list, print it, bookmark it. Everyone from Suzy Menkes to Alex Kuczynski, Lauren Bush to Laura Moriarty, Nathan Turner to Dree Hemingway (yes, as in that Hemingway) weighed in.


]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/10/tastemakers-on-best-books-to-give/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Muses http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/10/book-of-the-week-muses/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/10/book-of-the-week-muses/#comments Mon, 01 Oct 2012 16:00:55 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=64303 Muses: Women Who Inspire spotlights more ladies who inspired artists, filmmakers and novelists alike. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/10/book-of-the-week-muses/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Paris: A Love Story http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/09/book-of-the-week-paris-a-love-story/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/09/book-of-the-week-paris-a-love-story/#comments Tue, 25 Sep 2012 22:00:05 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=65845 Paris: A Love Story is as much a story about journalist and former ABC News correspondent Kati Marton’s life-long romance with Paris as it is about her return there after the death of her husband, diplomat and UN Ambassador Richard Holbrooke. Not only was Paris where she and Holbrooke would meet between his various missions, but it's where they spent their first night together. Here, the author takes us on a tour of her favorite places in that City of Light, including one shopping secret only a local would know. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/09/book-of-the-week-paris-a-love-story/feed/ 0 Spotlight On: Chip Kidd http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/spotlight-on-chip-kidd/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/spotlight-on-chip-kidd/#comments Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:00:31 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=61715 Chip Kidd. From David Sedaris' Naked to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park to Haruki Murakami's IQ84, he has created some of the most memorable covers as an associate art director at Knopf.. His work reels readers in at a glance — no small feat, in an age of e-readers. And he's also a bit of a cult figure in the comic world; his versions of classic heroes like Batman are fan favorites. Here, Kidd discusses the art of the book cover, the follow up to his own novel The Learners and how a spider named Charlotte changed his life.


Hardcover, paperback or e-reader? Hardcover and paperback, I don’t have an e-reader. Honest! There's nothing like a hardcopy for taking off and landing.


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Tastemakers On: Book I’m Reading Now http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/tastemakers-on-book-im-reading-now/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/tastemakers-on-book-im-reading-now/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:40:10 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=60709 http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/tastemakers-on-book-im-reading-now/feed/ 0 Tastemakers On: Book that Changed My Life http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/tastemakers-on-book-that-changed-my-life/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/tastemakers-on-book-that-changed-my-life/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:36:10 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=60792 http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/tastemakers-on-book-that-changed-my-life/feed/ 0 Rodarte On: Books & Inspiration http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/rodarte-on-books-inspiration/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/rodarte-on-books-inspiration/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=59790 Rodarte collection. For our third annual Book Issue, the sisters — both avid readers — talk about text.


Photographs by Autumn DeWilde
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Ask Tory: What’s On Your Coffee Table? http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/ask-tory-whats-on-your-coffee-table/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/ask-tory-whats-on-your-coffee-table/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:20:01 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=62604 Q: Hi Tory, what's on your coffee table? And what are you reading right now? — Mimi, NYC


A: On my coffee table, I like to stack groups of books that are beautiful and diverse...the kind guests would want to flip through and ask me about (the right book can spark a great conversation). On my table right now: Perry Guillot's Privet Lives, Francois Halard's Visite Privée, Our Universe by Neil Degrasse Tyson and a book about John Fowler's work. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/ask-tory-whats-on-your-coffee-table/feed/ 0 Expert Guide: Elissa Schappell’s Conversation Pieces http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/expert-guide-elissa-schappells-conversation-pieces/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/expert-guide-elissa-schappells-conversation-pieces/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:00:54 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=63103 Elissa Schappell for the book topics she uses to kick-start dialogues. Her own novel-in-stories, Blueprints for Building Better Girls, is much discussed itself and anointed a Best Book by Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and O Magazine. For this Contributing Editor and Hot Type columnist at Vanity Fair, as well as Editor-at-Large for Tin House, a great literary conversation could cover Salman Rushdie, Dashiell Hammett and even Andrew McCarthy vs. James Spader.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/expert-guide-elissa-schappells-conversation-pieces/feed/ 0 Alexander Galan On: The Curated Coffee Table http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/alexander-galan-on-the-curated-coffee-table/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/alexander-galan-on-the-curated-coffee-table/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:33:32 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=62757 ARTBOOK|D.A.P. Books are the best way to dress a room," he says. Galan has over 2000 books in his own library.


Here, how Galan creates the perfect literary tableau and has a few suggestions for adding to your own collection. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/alexander-galan-on-the-curated-coffee-table/feed/ 0 Spotlight On: Marcus Samuelsson http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/spotlight-on-marcus-samuelsson/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/spotlight-on-marcus-samuelsson/#comments Wed, 15 Aug 2012 09:10:29 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=62538 Yes, Chef charts his extraordinary journey, from his Ethiopian roots and Swedish adoption to his impressive culinary career. It's a book foodies will love — Aquavit, Red Rooster Harlem, Top Chef Masters, Marcus covers them all — but even if you don't know your soffrito from your soufflé, Yes, Chef makes for an entertaining read. Here, more dish on Marcus.


Every kitchen should not be without… Champagne (because you never know who's coming over), pickles (because I'm Swedish) and honey wine (some of the strongest and most delicious stuff from Ethiopia).

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In Memoriam: Helen Gurley Brown http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/in-memoriam-helen-gurley-brown/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/in-memoriam-helen-gurley-brown/#comments Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:33:11 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=62633 Sex and the City, there was Helen Gurley Brown and her bestseller Sex and the Single Girl. In 1962, the book caused a nationwide sensation and empowered women to think beyond the traditional confines of "first comes marriage...."


And that was just the beginning. The ever-feisty Helen went on to transform Cosmopolitan magazine and ignite a sexual freedom — her cover lines alone are the stuff of legend. Helen's mantra: love, sex and money — women can have it all, and should.


We'll leave the last words to this cultural icon. As Helen said in her biography (and also had embroidered on a pillow), "Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere."]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/in-memoriam-helen-gurley-brown/feed/ 0 Book of the Week: Une Passion Marocaine http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/book-of-the-week-une-passion-marocaine/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/book-of-the-week-une-passion-marocaine/#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2012 12:00:55 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=60983 Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech — and carved out another, more peaceful life there, away from the bustle of Paris, with partner Pierre Bergé, Talitha Getty, Loulou de La Falaise and friends.


For an intimate, no-holds-barred look back, see Yves Saint Laurent: Une Passion Marocaine. It gives a front-row vantage point to life chez Saint Laurent. Handwritten by Bergé, the book has all the makings of a cozy diary and scrapbook. Even if you can't read the text (it's all in French), the photos tell the story: the designer ambling through a souk, Andy Warhol visiting, lazy afternoons outdoors with Betty Catroux — no posturing here, just unfiltered fun. It's what makes this book, which also includes sketches and illustrations, such a gem.]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/08/book-of-the-week-une-passion-marocaine/feed/ 1 Book of the Week: The Mansion of Happiness http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/07/book-of-the-week-the-mansion-of-happiness/ http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/07/book-of-the-week-the-mansion-of-happiness/#comments Tue, 24 Jul 2012 10:00:02 +0000 http://www.toryburch.com/blog-post/blog-post.html?bpid=59771 The Mansion of Happiness: A History of Life and Death says it all. As heavy as that sounds from this Harvard scholar, it's an entertaining summer read. Lepore talks about how Americans' view of baby-hood, those volatile teenaged years, middle and old age — have shifted through the years. To wit: E.B. White's Stuart Little pops up as a case-in-point to show how attitudes have changed about childhood. Back in the Forties, that talking mouse was almost banned in libraries. Bad for kids, the critics said, because reality and fantasy were too tightly intertwined.


As for the main title itself, The Mansion of Happiness. It stems from a similarly named 19th-century English board game, where players race through the different stages of life. Today, you know it as Milton Bradley's Game of Life. ]]> http://blog.toryburch.com/2012/07/book-of-the-week-the-mansion-of-happiness/feed/ 1

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