GIFT GUIDE FOR THE BIBLIOPHILE FROM JIM WETZEL & LANCE LAWSON

The Holiday’s: a time to give and a time to receive. When it comes to gift giving, some of us are better at it than others. Gifts that you give does not have to cost a fortune to show your appreciation and love but it should be meaningful. Through the course of this year, we’ve met some fantastic people that we think have great taste. For our Themed Holiday Gift Guide, which we chose not to launch until after Thanksgiving because really we would love to have had turkey before, we asked some of our favorites in the city to pick their favorites. Like the saying “I want to go to your doctor’s doctor.” We wanted to share the best with you from the best. The first in our 7-day themed Gift Guide is for the Bibliophile. Whether its someone that loves to collect books, loves to have a good book ontheir coffee table.

Bibliophile: a person who collects or has a great love of books.

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Who better to showcase a gift guide for the book lover  than Lance Lawson and Jim Wetzel. Anyone that’s stepped foot inside the library area at space519 usually always says the same thing “oh my gosh these are amazing and want everything in my home.” Lance and Jim share their favorite book picks to gift this holiday season. Whether its a hostess gift, for mom or dad, best friend or close colleague you won’t go wrong with these choices

Bon Appetite Y’all a new cooking classic in which Georgia born chef Virginia Willis updates favorite Southern family recipes using her classic French Culinary Training

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Where Chefs Eat($19.95) a Phaidon compendium which surveys the world’s top chefs about small and lesser known restaurants they love to visit around the world.

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The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge ($95) – a wonderful look into the private and immaculately decorated residences of the legendary designer and his life partner.

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Julius Schulman Chicago Midcentury Modernism($60)– an insightful look into Chicago area residences designed by this nationally noted architect during the 1950s and 1960s
Vogue: The Editors Eye($75) – a peak into the distinct stylings and photos shoots of five decades worth of Fashion Editors at Vogue (compendium to the award winning HBO Documentary)

Vogue The Editors Eye

A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life($55) – Mary Randolph Carter lives by the books title and keeps a chic home filled with kids, pets and lots of possessions.
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The World According to Karl($29.95) a delightful guide filled with the noted designer Karl Lagerfeld’s favorite things and the celebrated designer’s observations about life.

The World According to Karl

 

Should You Be Laughing at This? This small book literally had us doubled over with laughter at humorist Hugleikur’s Gaggson’s twistedly hilarious cartoons.

Should You Be Laughing at This

 

A Food Lover’s Guide to the Gourmet Secrets of Paris – It is all in there – the best cooking stores, food shops, wine merchants and food purveyors within the City if Light.

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The Southerner’s Handbook($27.99) A Guide to Living the Good Life from the editors of Garden and Gun.  A new book from the folks behind one of one of our favorite magazines – a must for anyone who grew up in or loves the South.

 

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You have a chance to win a book. We have a signed copy of Simon Doonan’s new book Asylum. To win, leave a comment below with your favorite book of all time. Winner will be picked randomly. Ends Sunday December 8.

*image of Jim & Lance via space519

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