I’ve written this book for you who feels so deeply or “too much,” as others have said. In this book, I celebrate deep feelings and show you the power in their vulnerability. Whether you’re searching for who you are or for someone else who gets you, this book is for you. The short passages inside will inspire you with their themes of friendship, love, and self-discovery. You are not alone. We are not alone.
The Strength In Our Scars is Bianca Sparacino’s reminder to you: No matter what you’re going through, no matter where you are on your healing journey—you are strong.
Through poetry, prose, and compassionate encouragement you would expect from someone who knows exactly what you’re working through, Sparacino is here with the words you need. ‘The Strength In Our Scars’ tackles the gut-wrenching but relatable experiences of moving on, self-love, and ultimately learning to heal. In this book you will find peace, you will find a rock, you will find understanding, and you will find hope.
A note from the author,
Remember, stay soft.
I wrote this book for the people in this world who feel deeply. For those who stay messy-hearted in a world that may not always be kind to them. I wrote this book for the human beings who are doing whatever they have to do to make it to tomorrow — the people who get up in the morning when they do not want to, the people who face what is scarred within them, the people who are working every single day to be gentle and soft with themselves when they have been given every reason to harden. I wrote this book for the people who believe in something hopeful; the people who feel everything intensely and allow themselves to feel that way. I wrote this book for the human beings who shout their love from rooftops, who share their hearts with the world. I wrote this book for anyone who is fighting — fighting to be better, fighting to heal even when it hurts, fighting to believe with everything they have within themselves that they have a purpose here, that they belong here, and that they deserve to take up space. I know how much courage it takes to be that kind of person, how much courage it takes to heal and to let go. This is my testament to these rare and beautiful souls, this is my way of saying — “You are not alone.”
Other people are not meant to love us in the exact way we think they should they are meant to set up a healing ceremony at which we learn to love ourselves
Ceremonyis a collection for those on the cusp of becoming. It is a reminder that we were not meant to fit into this world perfectly, but to live in such a way that might forge a path all our own. It is a reminder that we are one with each other and nature itself. It is a reminder that we contain within us the latent potential of every future possibility we can conceive of. It is a reminder that we often must release what is not ours in order to receive what is, that we are all born with a unique imprint to leave upon the world, and that self-love is not an infatuation, but a homecoming. Ceremonyis a book written around the idea that the most unlikely moments are often the very ones offering us a chance to meet ourselves more deeply; it is a book for the ones who are ready to stop waiting and wondering, and dive all the way into who they were meant to be.
“This book of essays is a fantastic resource for ‘outside the box’ thinking. I had many ‘aha’ moments while reading the essays.” — Georgie
In her second compilation of published writing, Brianna Wiest explores pursuing purpose over passion, embracing negative thinking, seeing the wisdom in daily routine, and becoming aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life. This book contains never before seen pieces as well as some of Brianna’s most popular essays, all of which just might leave you thinking: this idea changed my life.
In her follow-up collection to the international bestseller101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think,Brianna Wiest shares 45+ new pieces that will help you find your inner sanctum and embark on the path of true transformation. Wiest’s words are a balm for any soul on the journey of their own becoming.
Healing is not a one-time event.
It can begin with a one-time event — typically some form of sudden loss that disrupts our projection of what the future might be. However, the true work of healing is allowing that disruption to wake us from a deep state of unconsciousness, to release the personas we adapted into, and begin consciously piecing together the full truth of who we were meant to be.
This is the most stunning book I have seen for some time with every page I turned I gasped at the beauty of what Lucy creates and this book will be taking centre stage on my coffee table the minute it arrives and it is already inspiring me to create some exciting new projects!
In The Flower Hunter, Lucy Hunter takes us on an inspirational journey through a year in her garden and artist’s studio set among the mountains of North Wales.
Lucy's evocative, gently humorous words accompany her glorious photographs and exquisite floral arrangements, as she encourages the reader to marvel at the intricate cycles of the natural world, develop their own innate creativity, and to look for beauty in the everyday.
Her garden provides the raw materials for Lucy's floral artistry - breathtaking naturalistic arrangements with all the painterly beauty and flourish of a Dutch still life.
Simple projects accompany Lucy's text, from drying garden flowers for an autumnal wreath to making your own journals and natural dyes to assembling lavish arrangements that showcase the voluptuous beauty of garden roses. Lucy believes that we all have a creative voice buried deep within. The Flower Hunter will encourage you to find your own creativity and help it to blossom.
Lucy Hunter has a Fine Art BA (Hons) degree and over 20 years' experience working as an award-winning landscape designer, floral artist, and self-taught photographer. Passionate about her garden and the natural landscape, Lucy is constantly exploring ways to soften the boundaries between inside and out, capturing transitory shifts in nature and the seasons. Lucy knows what plants work together, the soil conditions they need to thrive and understands how composition, form, texture and scale work to create a standout garden.
An expert guide to setting up a home bar, plus over 75 cocktail recipes to try from one of the world's leading bartenders, drinks industry innovator and best-selling author. Preparing a first-class cocktail relies upon an understanding of its ingredients and the delicate alchemy of how they work together. Here, Tristan Stephenson - drinks industry consultant, bar owner, restaurateur and author of best-selling drinks books - offers his expert advice on the fundamentals of home mixology and shares his perfected recipes for classic cocktails. Enjoy a Manhattan, Negroni, and Martini, discover lesser known vintage gems including the Martinez and Aviation as well as modern favourites the Espresso Martini and Mojito.
Flip Grater is a renowned kiwi singer/songwriter, who boasts her own Indie record label and owns Grater Goods, a plant-based delicatessen based in central Christchurch. In her professional life she is a successful chef and recipe writer, developing her vegan recipes and Grater Goods products that are sold in retailers throughout Aotearoa. In her precious spare time you’ll find her chilling with French husband Youssef and five-year-old daughter Anaïs.
The Grater Good cookbook highlights food that is truly delicious and about indulgence, yet happens to be good for you and the planet. Over 60 European-inspired, adaptable dishes, ranging from Seitan sausages, cassoulets and breads to super easy spreadable cheeses, pates, crackers, delectable desserts and plant-based baking and cooking.
These recipes are edible activism, ethical hedonism. They’re mostly unfussy, unpretentious and shareable. Flip encourages you to gather around tables, break bread and leave a ton of crumbs like the French do.
Recipe developer, surfer, diver and young entrepreneur Kelsi Boocock shares her fresh approach to a balanced, plant-based lifestyle. Known as HealthyKelsii on social media, in this, her first book, Kelsi has created a rainbow of vibrant salads, smoothie goodness and nourishing dinners, finished off with moreish treats and desserts. Kelsi draws culinary inspiration from her adventurous lifestyle - infusing her recipes with the flavours and cooking methods of Indonesia, Italy and Japan, as well as Fiji, where she spent part of her childhood. Including a dedicated section that covers staple ingredients, substitutes for those who are gluten- or nut-free and understanding your food sources, this book is a must for everyone who loves food bursting with flavour, colour and flair. Let Healthy Kelsi stimulate your taste buds and expand your cooking skills with her enthusiastic attitude to plant-based eating.
Jess Quinn is, in her own words, quite literally a walking miracle. Her body has been completely restructured so that she could survive an aggressive cancer. Jess' leg was amputated when she was a young child, and she has worn a prosthetic leg ever since. She's created a successful modelling career, has a huge following on social media, was on Dancing with the Stars and is outspoken on the subject of body diversity. She has strong messages about resilience. Over the past couple of years she's had a number of major setbacks and her legs have been in constant pain, and she's been unable to do many of the things she used to do like running and dancing. Some days she couldn't get out of bed. Jess has a remarkable way of talking about her pain and difficulties, and is inspirational in her response to the difficulties that have beset her. Her philosophy embraces the fact that none of us get to keep the body we were born in; we all bear scars that become part of our stories. She's learned to change her narrative and be grateful for what she can do, rather than focus on the negatives.
This is a book about flower arranging from the perspective of a gardener.
Harvesting from the garden means short, wonky stems, bruised petals, insects crawling out of blooms and the open invitation to claim a weed or vege as vase fodder. Flowers for Friends is both a reflection, and story of the seasons brought indoors by Julia Atkinson-Dunn when harvesting from her garden and foraging in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Written in her signature casual tone (as seen in her first book Petal Power), Julia offers an accessible guide to picking, conditioning and arranging home- grown treasures, celebrating their quirks and encouraging unexpected combinations. Seasonal chapters profile arrangements she has made, detailing plants in season and inviting readers to play without the hunt for perfection, or restraint.
Size: 260 x 200 mm, portrait Pages: 192
Cover: Paperback with specialist thick ‘linen’ texture stock, gatefold and embossed title
Our classic story, abridged in board format for even littler ones. This book is the perfect introduction to our characters and its thick board pages makes it a wonderful gift for a very little person.
I Got You Some Kisses
When a busy day draws you apart, these kisses will bring you home
Take your little one on a trip to the ends of the earth and scoop up all the kisses you find along the way. Together, you’ll travel from the hills of Peru, to deep outer space and discover that love has no bounds - and that kisses can never, ever run out.
14cm x 14cm board book, made to withstand little hands.
Whether you’re getting ready to join the raw food movement or a seasoned raw foodist, let The Raw Kitchen take you on a delicious journey to wellness and joy. Known for her incredible raw cakes, author Olivia Scott of The Raw Kitchen brings you over 100 amazing gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free recipes to nourish you from breakfast to dinner, entertaining to drinks — there are raw recipes for every occasion.
Doyenne of the unique and decorative, Australian interior stylist and boutique hotelier, Lynda Gardener, is always on the hunt for finds to enhance her homes and decorating projects. Her ability to curate and display these personal treasures has created a trademark style that is loved internationally.
Curate, the highly anticipated book by creative duo, Lynda Gardener and journalist and stylist Ali Heath, reveals how to create a home that is truly individual. With their shared love of a monochrome aesthetic and natural imperfections, they explore the eight elements that bring a space to life: palette, nature, textiles, lighting, a combination of old and new, storage, collections and art. Ten aspirational homes show the style in practice, including a converted warehouse, one-bedroom studio, bijoux apartment, historic cottage, country estate, new-build barn, remote shack, period townhouse and rural retreat.
With gloriously evocative photography by Marnie Hawson, and plenty of down-to-earth ideas, Curate will encourage the reader to embrace their individual style, dream big and create a timeless interior of their own.
Everyday Strength is an invaluable resource for families facing cancer. Going through treatments for cancer is undoubtedly challenging, which authors Sam Mannering and Karen McMillan well know from personal experience. But this book is packed with practical, everyday things you can do to make each day a little brighter during this difficult time. Sam has created nourishing, easy-to-prepare, family-friendly recipes that are designed specifically for people who may be feeling unwell. Karen has sought advice from experts, so there are practical suggestions that may help with common symptoms such as exhaustion, changes in weight, nausea, pain and discomfort, and the various symptoms you might not want to talk about. There are sections on hair and skin care, as well as emotional wellbeing. There is also a special section of recipes especially designed to tempt young children, along with practical tips, for parents.
In this inspiration-packed guide, celebrated farmer-florist Erin Benzakein reveals all the secrets you’ll need for cultivating your own gorgeous dahlias. These cutting garden favorites are some of the most beloved flowers for arranging and come in a dazzling range of colors, sizes, and forms, offering enough variety for virtually every garden space and style.
Full of expert wisdom and overflowing with hundreds of breathtaking images, Discovering Dahlias is an essential resource and must-have book for anyone who loves flowers.
In these pages, readers will discover:
• Expert advice for planting, harvesting, and arranging garden-fresh dahlias • A simple-to-follow overview of the dahlia classification system • An A–Z guide with photos and descriptions of more than 350 varieties • Step-by-step how-to's for designing show-stopping dahlia bouquets that elevate any occasion
World recognised author: Erin Benzakein's gorgeous flowers are celebrated throughout the world. She is the star of Growing Floret, a documentary series premiering on Magnolia Network. Her book Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers was a New York Times bestseller and her first book, Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden, won the American Horticultural Society Book Award.
Filled with Wisdom: Overflowing with hundreds of lush photographs and invaluable advice, DISCOVERING DAHLIAS is an essential resource for gardeners and a must-have for anyone who loves flowers, including flower lovers, avid and novice gardeners, floral designers, florists, small farmers, stylists, and designers.
Beautiful to gift: This book is a beautiful present for Mother's Day 2021 and a thoughtful gift for nature lovers, flower enthusiasts, flower farmers and gardeners. The colourful, flower-forward package pairs perfectly with plants, gifts and garden-wares from Puriri Lane
Hardcover | 224 pages Launching | March 9, 20201 Product Dimensions: 18.2cm x 25.4cm
A book to inspire starting a garden to feed your soul – indoors and out.
Petal Power is written in reflection of Julia Atkinson-Dunn’s own adventure as a beginner gardener, sharing a fun selection of flowering plants that can be grown in her homeland of New Zealand. It’s the friendly volume she wished she could have got her hands on while still sussing out her perennials from her annuals. In addition to 12 plant profiles tested and photographed in her own garden, the book helpfully demystifies garden lingo and offers ideas for homegrown seasonal arrangements. The result is an invaluable guide, encouraging new gardeners to experiment further with confidence.
Written with a casual, relatable tone, Petal Power provides a friendly partner in your flower gardening experience, effectively demonstrating the benefits of reconnecting with the seasons regardless of the size of your space.
‘Patience is enforced by Mother Nature, the instant gratification of our modern lives blown out the window. There are no negatives, only a gentle opening of the eyes to find nature again, all on your own terms. Have a go!’
260 x 200mm 192 pages Paperback with specialist thick ‘linen’ texture stock, gatefold and embossed title.
Everything You’ll Ever Need (You Can Find Within Yourself) is Charlotte Freeman’s first book and was written from the most vulnerable places of the heart. The pages of this book are open and honest, written to resonate with those who need it the most.
Full of messages we all sometimes need, that often come at just the right time, this book is your reminder that everything you’ll ever need, you can find within yourself.
Beautiful tactile cover printed on luxe uncoated paper with metallic and transparent foil. Printed on recycled, sustainable FSC certified paper in the USA.
Magnoila Kitchen - Inspired Baking With Personality
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Enjoy the taste sensations of Magnolia Kitchen at home. Bernadette 'Bets' Gee shares her delicious recipes, clever tips and decorating inspiration.
Well known for her artistic cake designs, Bets of Magnolia Kitchen is a force to be reckoned with. From humble beginnings, she now runs a sweet cafe, wholesale distribution business and online shop delivering her retail products worldwide, while maintaining a strong following on Instagram.
As well as her amazingly creative custom cakes, Bets is celebrated for her macarons, doughnuts, brioche, gourmet s'mores and many more mouth-watering treats. In her first cookbook she shares her journey and her widely sought-after recipes so that you can enjoy the deliciousness at home. With step-by-step instructions for cake decorating and making macarons, and a full range of allergy-friendly recipes, this is a must-have book for anyone interested in baking and eating.
Paul Newman wore his Daytona Rolex every single day for 35 years until his death in 2008. The iconic timepiece, probably the single most sought-after watch in the world, is now in the possession of his daughter Clea, who wears it every day in his memory. Franklin Roosevelt wore an elegant gold Tiffany watch, gifted to him by a friend on his birthday, to the famous Yalta Conference where he shook the hands of Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill. These and many more compose the stories of the world's most coveted watches captured in A Man and His Watch. Matthew Hranek, a watch collector and NYC men's style fixture, has traveled the world conducting firsthand interviews and diving into exclusive collections to gather the never-before-told stories of 76 watches, completed with stunning original photography of every single piece.
Magnolia Kitchen Design - A Journey Of Sweet Inspiration
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After the huge worldwide success of her first bookMagnolia Kitchen, Bets Gee brings us the spectacularMagnolia Kitchen Designfocusing on the design elements of her incredible cakes.
The Magnolia Kitchen community requested more amazing images of her stunning creations and more how-to instructions, and Bets has delivered.
In Magnolia Kitchen Design Bets takes you on a journey of inspiration through several cake design projects, each described in detail with a written brief, design sketch, mood board and the completed cake.
There are also step-by-step guides for key design techniques like stenciling, lacework, using fresh florals, stacking a three-tier cake for travel, hand painting and more.
With great new recipes for cakes, icings and fillings, this book is the complete package to inspire bakers and cake designers at every level. It's another beautiful creation from Bets and will be loved by her fans, old and new.
Distant Shores is an impressive photographic record of Chris Burkard's search for wild, remote surfing destinations around the globe. Chris Burkard's photographs are punctuated by energized landscapes and moments of bliss. With the ocean as his main muse, Burkard has consistently captured this subject in timeless and expansive photographs. Burkard spent more than a decade on this quest.Explores how surfing is a bridge between the humble human figure and awe-inspiring, powerful natural landscapes Features adventure-seeking surfers and images of natural serenity Chris Burkard has established himself as a major photographer in the surf, outdoor, and adventure communities. Chronicling some of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world, Distant Shores makes a great pick for lovers of surfing, nature, and photography.Perfect for surfers, photographers, adventurer seekers, and those who appreciate the beauty of our natural landscape Features extreme locations around the globe and awe-inspiring phenomena, like the aurora borealis alongside extreme surfersGorgeous on display on the coffee table * Add it to the shelf with books like Swell: A Year of Waves by Evan Slater, Leroy Grannis: Surf Photography of the 1960s and 1970s by Jim Heimann and Steve Barilotti, and The California Surf Project by Eric Soderquist and Chris Burkard