Monday, May 17

Joe Nye Flair

With one glance at our bookshelves, you would guess that I am of the opinion that one can ever have too many books on entertaining. While the basics tend to remain the same, individual interpretation of an intimate gathering is what creates memorable moments in our life.

I recently had the pleasure of spending a few hours with L.A. based interior designer and party planner Joe Nye to talk about his new book Flair (Rizzoli). After years of offering advice to both clients and friends on how to create smashing get-togethers, Joe decided to commit his ideas and advice to paper.

Flair is divided into three sections—flowers, paper and table settings. Beautiful photographs—a breezy beach cocktail gathering, a casual red, white, and blue patriotic sit-down, and an elegant black-and-white supper—bring the book to life. A shopping resource completes this charming guide for those who relish the joy of entertaining. Only 8 x 8 in size, it is the perfect book to have on hand this summer; whether you find yourself entertaining or being entertained by others.




19 comments:

pve design said...

I often think that those who have "flair" are so brave!
Often it is not following the trends, it is truly making your own mark with what you have and bringing style to every day life.
pve

ALL THE BEST said...

Well said Patricia!

Cashon&Co said...

just lovely. I want to get that book now. thanks for the head's up!

mary said...

In the midst of the usual daily life to do lists, it is easy to misplace the importance of living with your own special style--thanks for the reminder. The pink chinoiserie plates and the faux bamboo flatware--my kind of table. You are inspiring me to make a new floor length cloth for my round dining table--ebay fabric here I come. Have a great week.

pretty pink tulips said...

I have the book and have found it full of inspiration! I think I need to host a ladies' lunch - so I can try out some of Joe's ideas!

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors said...

Rhoda,
what a great book! I love the fact that he divivded
it into three sections. Very clever and extremely,
helpful to we the reader. I can't think of a better
name for a book on table settings and events... Than "Flair!" Especially, since we all know this terribly
gifted designer is that and more. I can't wait to
to open the book!

tartanscot said...

Besides being a huge fan of Joe and his wonderful design work - I absolutely LOVE this book.

Packed with great photographs and inspiring ideas.

Yay!

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

I got the book last Friday and can't get enough of it!! it's just a fabulous book! A must have if you love entertaining in style!!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I am going to go and add this to my overflowing Amazon cart right now! :)

Ideezine said...

We can all use a refresher course on gracious living.

Bette

Belle on Heels said...

love, love, LOVE joe nye!

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Looks like a wonderful book. I think it would be a great gift for a new Bride. Thanks for the info,


yvonne

Thank You For Asking said...

I love the cover, and I'm convinced I can judge a book by it's cover!

Robin said...

Thanks for the link. Can't wait to read it! Always looking for more inspiration!

Nancy from Alabama said...

Ronda,
Can you tell me what the small gold cubes are on the picture of the invitation?
Thanks for the info---I'm always impressed by your recommendations--

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks Nancy! If you look at the one in the top left corner you will see a slit, my guess is that they are place card holders.

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Susan Jane said...

Looks like a great book and I like the way it is organized! I will look for it at the book store. Thanks for high lighting it!

Camille said...

Looks wonderful. P.S. the champagne serving tray is DIVINE!