Monday, September 28, 2009

New Book...French Essence


For sometime now I have anticipated the release of Vicki Archer's latest book French Essence. It does not fail in satisfying my love affair and enthusiasm for all things French! I have enjoyed living vicariously through Vicki's blog and her first book My French Life, which was released in 2006.

French Essence continues Vicki Archer's "love affair with France and in particular Provence" where she lives. "It is a written and photographic celebration of this".

"Vicki Archer reveals the underpinnings of that famous French ambience and sense of style, and offers inspiration to all of us who want to understand the beauty, experience the lifestyle and emulate the interiors of this exquisite part of the world."

To celebrate today's release of French Essence - I share some images I LOVE.....





"I like to think that in France there is a sixth sense - a French sense" Vicki Archer

This book is truly like taking a holiday! With Vicki Archer's inspiring words and Carla Coulson's stunning photography, French Essence is absolutely beautiful...a book I will love reading time and time again!

You can read further here.

26 comments:

Greet said...

It was a pleasure to introducing Walda to you!

And I am looking forward to see Vickie's book!

Greet

Cyma said...

can't wait to get my hands on my copy, looks very promising :)

vicki archer said...

Amanda, thank you so, so much for your sweet words...xv

annechovie said...

Amanda, I cannot wait to get my copy! Thanks for the preview. Have a wonderful week. XX

Jacqueline said...

Just read all about it over at Vicki's blog and have entered her giveaway....doubt if I'll be lucky but will buy it anyway. Loved 'My French Life' and look forward to reading it and looking at the beautiful photographs.
OOooops.. nearly forgot..I love your pictures especially the first one. Those massive books make a great little side table. XXXX

Kris said...

wow so interesting. I love books like this. Will look into it!

A-M said...

Oh it looks divine Amanda. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy too..... oh and sell my house and head off to France. Good plan? A-M xx

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Amanda
Vicki's book sounds wonderful and these images you have shown us makes it all so more tempting!! Love that outdoor setting ... how beautiful and decadent!!

Have fun cleaning up.. mine will have to wait till the weekend now. x Julie

mondo cherry said...

I can't wait to read it. With an outdoor area as beautiful and comfortable as that I don't think any friends invited round to enjoy it would ever leave!
Clare x

Jessica Hills said...

I love those BIG books stacked up against the chair.

Millie said...

Lovely post on Vicki's 'new baby' Amanda. She of course, wanted to add a chapter about the renovating adventures of her friends Millie & MOTH in the Adelaide Hills, but surprisingly her Publishers rejected it!!! Something about the subjects lacking a certain amount of 'jeune se quois'!
Millie ^_^

AuroraSuzette said...

How lovely! Can't wait to buy a copy, amnd enjoyed wandering through your blog!

Callie Grayson said...

I adore vicki! I am so excite about her book release. and carla's photography is always stunning!!

thanks for reminding me that she is releasing her latest book!
xx
callie

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book. I LOVE the table setting! Cannot wait to order a copy.

VictoriaArt said...

She has it! I love her blog, her book and can't wait to read the new 'baby'....
Love your tribut! Thanks, Amanda!

Tracey said...

Oh I know it is so exciting...the book looks amazing!!!

:) T

Victoria Maison said...

wonderful have a great day

Kellie Collis said...

THis looks fabulous! x

plaisirs simples said...

can't wait to see this book! photos look amazing!

avant garde said...

always in the market for new design inspiration and french inspiration is always needed. love that last photo, thanks for the find! i'll be checking it out, and her blog, for sure:)

Renae said...

I NEED a copy! Love the outdoor settings!

The Princess & The Pea said...

I love the four enormous books being used as an occasional table!

Beadboard UpCountry said...

If the cover is indication of what else is inside I will love this book. It's something I would carry in the shop. Beautiful!

jen laceda said...

This book totally appeals to me! I am a francophile at heart. In fact, I just bought 2 books on French design - Essentially French and French Style at Home. Can't get enough!!

Jennifer Ramos said...

FRENCH Essence... I like the name...will check out the book soon...I've been buying books left & right for the empty space in my bookshelf.


Jen Ramos
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red ticking said...

i cannot wait to get a copy... and will carry it in my store.... soooo happy for vicki and applaud her amazing work!!