Book Review | May


Hide and Seek The Architecture of Cabins and hide-Outs $119

When you just want to get away from it all, you don’t really need to go very far. If you’re looking for peace and isolation, have you thought of building a retreat at the bottom of the garden? If so, then Hide and Seek is the book to make your wishes reality. Whether it’s simple summer house style, rustic cabin basic or the chic modern glass cube design, there is bound to be a little place that will appeal to those looking for a small sanctuary in today’s busy, busy world. You can of course locate your hideaway in the wood or on a little cove down on the beach, the choice — and the dream — is entirely yours.



Monochrome Home Elegant Interiors in Black and White By Hilary Robertson $50

If you are refusing to get caught up in the drama of colour and the complications of what goes with what in your decoration plans, then perhaps you’re on the monochrome spectrum. Pared back tones of black and white and the many subtle in-between shades of grey, it is a colour palette for the disciplined and strong minded, minimalist, but once you decide that monochrome is for you there are endless ways to decorate. The Monochrome Home is packed with style and inspiration to pull your living spaces back into neutral territory and total calmness.



The New Yiddish Kitchen Gluten-Free and Paleo Kosher Recipes for the Holidays and Every Day By Simone Miller & Jennifer Robins $48

This new cook book is a fresh and healthful take on a beloved food tradition. Simone Miller and Jennifer Robins have selected over 100 classic dishes and given them a healthy makeover. The recipes are refined sugar-free, Paleo, gluten- and dairy-free, whilst also keeping them kosher. Plenty of grandmotherly advice is included so you can entertain and celebrate with traditional food that truly nourishes as only food from a Yiddish kitchen can.



Mix It Up With Cocktail and Light Bites By Grant Collins $45

This is the book to keep by your drinks tray or cocktail cabinet. What are cocktails and why do we drink them? What do you nibble on when drinking the exotic blend of alcoholic magic in a chilled glass? Grant Collins introduces you not just to the regular “sun past the yard arm” drink but also to the new experimental cocktails using cutting edge techniques with dry ice and liquid nitrogen. Not a book for the faint-hearted drinker, but an excellent workbook for those who want to take the home bar and smart entertaining to the highest level. Cheers!

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