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Haute Bohemians

by Miguel Flores-Vianna (Vendome Press)


Flores-Vianna, an Argentine-born writer, editor, and photographer, travels far and wide to capture 20 stunning homes in destinations such as Tangier, Milan, and London. The personal spaces of a grand mix of creatives make an appearance, from artist Alexander Twombly’s farmhouse-slash-studio in Italy to magazine editor Mariane McEvoy’s cottage on Hudson River. In Flores- Vianna’s own words, “All the houses in these pages are poetry.” Available at National Book Store.

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Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast (Knopf)


Featuring an impressive round-up of subjects, this volume compiled by Vogue editor Chloe Malle contains a rare and exhaustive collection of homes of some of the world’s most intriguing tastemakers. Writers including Hamish Bowles, Plum Sykes, and Joan Juliet Buck profile the likes of Dries Van Noten, Lauren and Andres Santo Domingo, Stella McCartney, and Alexa and Trevor Traina at their residences, photographed beautifully by François Halard, Oberto Gili, and Bruce Weber, among others. Available at National Book Store.

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Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region

By Peter Liem (Ten Speed Press)


No matter the season or occasion, you’ll find that it’s best to always have a bottle of bubbly on hand—and this substantial guide makes for a great companion. Liem, a wine writer and founder of ChampagneGuide.net, demonstrates his expertise with essays on the history and evolution of the region as well as descriptions of its growers and vintners. This boxed set also comes with maps of seven vintage vineyards illustrated by Louis Larmat. Available at National Book Store.

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Houses That We Dreamt Of: The Interiors of Delphine and Reed Krakoff (Rizzoli)


These days we often hear of Reed Krakoff, appointed chief artistic officer at Tiffany & Co. in 2017. But long-time followers of Krakoff know that apart from establishing a name in fashion, he’s also managed to earn a stellar reputation for his interior design work alongside Delphine, his equally respected wife who is the founder of Pamplemousse Design. Together the couple have accomplished a number of stunning luxurious residential projects, some of which are shown in this volume for the first time, with commentary from a few of the couple’s close friends, including Martha Stewart and Tory Burch. Available at National Book Store.

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This story was originally published in the April 2018 issue of Town&Country Philippines.

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