All posts tagged: BOOKS

Its the perfect time to devour fantastic books about food

So many books, so little time! Reading can be one of life’s sweetest luxuries. But how to quickly find the next great volume to dive into? To lend a hand, we’ll share our Dandelion Chandelier Recommended Reads: books that we’ve personally read and loved – some brand new, and some published long ago. Selected to suit the season or a particular theme, we think they deserve a place on your nightstand. Or your e-reader. In your backpack. Or your carry-on bag. You get the idea. As voracious readers, here at Dandelion Chandelier sometimes we inexplicably start craving a book about food. Particularly in the winter, we love curling up with a cookbook. We don’t spend all that much time in the kitchen – but reading a great recipe is like reading a well-told story. It’s transporting, and educational, and it leaves you feeling nourished. We also love reading novels set in restaurants. And chefs’ memoirs. And food histories. Pretty well anything that allows us to escape into the world of food and life in the kitchen.

The Perfect Books to Read in the Month of February

So many books, so little time! Reading can be one of life’s sweetest luxuries. But how to quickly find the next great volume to dive into? To lend a hand, every month we’ll share our Dandelion Chandelier Recommended Reads: books that we’ve personally read and loved – some brand new, and some published long ago. Selected to suit the season, we think they deserve a place on your nightstand. Or your e-reader. In your backpack. Or your carry-on bag. You get the idea.

Which of the Elite Guidebooks is Best for Luxury Travel?

Planning an important luxury trip? Which of the ultra-sophisticated guidebooks will you use to help curate your stay? We’re not talking about the Fodor’s and Frommer’s of the world. We’re talking about the guide books that are written by refined, design-oriented brands that are luxurious in their own right. There are more to choose from than you might think. Our intrepid team of far-flung correspondents offered their top picks, and then we set about assessing which guide is right for which traveler (and for what kind of trip). Unless otherwise noted, all of these are available in both hard copy and digital versions that can be downloaded onto your smartphone or tablet. The good news? There’s a luxury travel guide out there for everyone.

What are the Best New Books Coming in February 2018?

New month, new books! Book Light is our Dandelion Chandelier curated list of the titles we’re most excited about for the coming month. February 2018 brings a wave of debuts and the return of some well-loved voices. Not surprisingly, the month that celebrates Black History in America and Valentine’s Day sees tales of race, love, struggle and anguish – and occasionally, hard-won triumph. There are stories of being lost, both physically and spiritually – and being found, including an artist’s curated volume of her own rediscovered works. There are quests for justice, for true love, and for personal improvement – and also a killer book of style, and a really healthy cookbook. Here’s our pick of the top new books – novels, essay collections, and non-fiction – that we cannot wait to read in February 2018. Stock up on bulbs for your reading light – with a list this good, we’re all going to be up late.

The Perfect Books to Read in the Month of January

So many books, so little time! Reading can be one of life’s sweetest luxuries. But how to quickly find the next great volume to dive into? To lend a hand, every month we’ll share our Dandelion Chandelier Recommended Reads: books that we’ve personally read and loved – some brand new, and some published long ago. Selected to suit the season, we think they deserve a place on your nightstand. Or your e-reader. In your backpack. Or your carry-on bag. You get the idea. January is a clean, well-lit room. It’s perhaps the time of year when many things can be seen most clearly: no leaves on the trees to block the view; no ability to hide underwater, since everything is frozen; clear lines of sight when the moonlight gleams on the snow (although happily, one can hide beneath bulky sweaters and coats until the January diet starts to show some results). It’s a time of resolve, focus, and action. A time to envision what perfection looks like, and a moment to try to achieve it, …