Be My Guest

Be My Guest

Pierre Sauvage invites us into the homes of twenty influential tastemakers, offering inspiration from living and dining room interiors to table settings, floral arrangements, and recipes. The most welcoming homes reflect the personality of the host and beckon guests to sit down and stay for a while among friends. Pierre Sauvage, owner and creative director of the Parisian design firm Casa Lopez, invites the reader to visit some of the world's most talented hosts, who hail from the beauty, fashion, interior design, and art worlds--tastemakers such as Martina Mondadori, Aerin Lauder, Carolina Irving, Jacques Garcia, Linda Pinto, Christian Louboutin, Chahan Minassian, Patrick Perrin, Terry de Gunzburg, Jamie Creel, and Robert Couturier. Signature details from their chic and stylish interiors are brought into focus in a richly detailed volume featuring photographs of gorgeous art-filled dining rooms, sumptuous floral arrangements, unique furniture, fine tableware, festive tablescapes, and playful garden picnics. With flair and sophistication, exquisite table settings provide the backdrop for favorite recipes selected by each host, including arugula and crab salad, chicken with morel mushrooms, lemon tiramisu, and peach sorbet. The perfect book for anyone who loves to entertain, Be My Guest will provide endless sources of inspiration and delight.

Velo News

Velo News


Spanish Design and Architecture

Spanish Design and Architecture

Shows Spanish designs for posters, illustrations, furniture, buildings, jewelry, and fashion

The Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature

The Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature

A comprehensive, cross-referenced guide to the literature written in the languages of Spain and Central and South America, with entries on works and authors comprising the bulk of the book

Halliwell's Film & Video Guide 2004

Halliwell's Film & Video Guide 2004

This guide to the film industry from the 1900s to the present day has now been updated with John Walker's critiques of the films that have been turning heads in 2002/3. It delivers all the cast and crew credits, fun trivia and behind-the-scenes information you need on thousands of movies (over 23,000) including hundreds of new ones. This perennial guide also includes plot synopses and critical evaluations, as well as video cassette, laser disc and DVD availability. Reader friendly icons denote films suitable for family viewing, Academy Award Winners and nominees, soundtrack availability and video format compatibility. The guide also contains lists of four-star and three-star films by title and year.

Halliwell's Film, Video and DVD Guide

Halliwell's Film, Video and DVD Guide

More than 23,000 entries provide plot summaries, a star rating, and information on casts, writers, directors, producers, awards, and alternate titles, with quotations from contemporary reviews.