If you are familiar with the magazine Veranda, you know that it's all about gracious beauty. Well, here's a coffee table book for you that will help you to drift away into that romantic, gracious, and stress-free zone as the holiday season descends upon us! The Romance of Flowers, by Clinton Smith, and published by Hearst Books, an imprint of Sterling, is an enormous book that you can just fall into and forget all about life for awhile. And don't we all need that from time to time?
There are photos of flowers in close up, floral arrangements set in beautiful rooms, and flowers in lovely still lifes. There is also a running commentary by Clinton Smith about the flowers, the fashions, and the fashion makers...but to be 100% candid, I haven't read it all yet! I got so mesmerized by the flowers that I decided to look first and read later. This is a book that I think I will find myself dipping into a little at a time when I need to refill my well or just grab a few moments of relaxation.
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