Friday, December 26, 2014

Thank You Rizzoli New York!

I hope everyone experienced a beautiful and peaceful Holiday. We had a lovely but very filling Christmas and I truly need to back off of the sugar right now.  Instead I am indulging in some fabulous books! I was fortunate enough to have won the "Holiday Books For Her"contest by Rizzoli New York.  I will be giving you a glimpse of each of the 5 fabulous books in separate posts. They are all different and wonderful in their own right.  I am starting the posts off with the most colorful and eye catching one,"Jeff Leatham - Visionary Floral Art and Design".  I am only posting a few of the many fabulous arrangements created by Jeff and his team because you really need to get this book so you can experience every page filled with a  gorgeous fantasy arrangement. All of these books are available through Rizzoli
I also would like to give a shout out to the wonderful Rosemary at NYC, Style and a little Cannoli! Rosemary along with Java Josh of NEW YORK Gourmet Coffee sent me a delicious Creme Brulee Decaf coffee. I cannot have caffeine and I never found a good flavored decaf until now, I mean it's delicious! You can go to the link and order from a vast choice of flavors. 
Onto the post! Jeff Leatham knew he wanted to be a floral artist when he stepped into the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. He was amazed by the beauty and elegance and knew he had to be a part of it. When Jeff started he had no formal training or experience he had only his gut and intuition to guide him as he trained under a patient designer.  Five years later he was in Paris as the artistic director of the George V Hotel. Today Jeff along with his team create magical installations and through this book he hopes to inspire the reader to channel their inner creativity when it comes to flowers.  Enjoy and let the beauty of his creations inspire you!

Rizzoli New York

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  1. Congratulations, I love their books. Looking forward to hearing more.

  2. Wow how fun and what a great win! Isn't that the best?? Happy your Christmas was wonderful......

  3. Congratulations Karolyn! Enjoy cooking with these wonderful new books from Rizzoli!

    The Art by Karena

  4. What a wonderful win with Rizzoli Bookstore! I am looking forward to their new shop opening in the Flatiron area. I am so glad you like the coffee, it is my favorite. Hope your holiday was just amazing!!

  5. Congrats Karolyn!! It couldn't happen to a sweeter lady.

  6. How exciting- congrats! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and it was so nice to run into you the other day! Cheers to the new year! - Shelley

  7. Now this book has the wow factor! Gorgeous. On the list.
    Congratulations on your great wins.


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