The Luxurious Magazine Winter 2012/2013 Book Guide

The Luxurious Magazine Winter 2012/2013 Book Guide

The Luxurious Magazine  compilation of the best tomes for foodies, children, and fashionistas, plus showcase items for the coffee table.

Funky For Fashionistas

Alexander McQueen: Fashion Visionary
By Judith Watt
A stunning celebration of one of the greatest, well-respected fashion designers of our time, with previously unseen photos, sketches and interviews from those who knew him personally. A retrospective of the late, legendary Lee McQueen’s groundbreaking work and a salute to his artistry, the book showcases the wonderful world of McQueen and reveals the deep reservoir of his imagination. £30 – published by Goodman

1930s Fashion: The Definitive Sourcebook
By Charlotte & Peter Fiell
Vintage clothing has never been more fashionable. This book documents the glamour and sophistication of the 1930s and captures a world of revolutionary changes in the way western woman of that era dressed. An essential handbook for vintage collectors and makes an excellent sourcebook of style inspiration. £30 – published by Goodman Fiell

Cool For Kids

When I Dream of Christmas
By Oakley Graham (illustrated by Patricia Yuste)
Take your little one on a magical journey through an enchanted winter wonderland to learn about fun things related to the festive season: snow, mistletoe, angels, mince pies, stockings, presents and Father Christmas and more. £6.99 – published by Top Hat Publishing

Moshi Monsters Musical Mystery Tour!
By Mind Candy Ltd.
This interactive story sets your little monster on a tour around monstro city, past a set of puzzles and through The Underground Disco, into the maze of Candy Cane Caves to reach Sweet Tooth’s Lair. Monsterific! £9.99 – published by Carlton Kids

George & The Knight
By Sue McMillan and Ellie Jenkins
Meet George, a gentle dragon who feels out of place in his world. When he is banished by Cruncher, the dragon ruler, it’s the start of a great adventure. George flies off to a small village where he meets Alric, a little boy who he befriends. It all soon changes with the arrival of the cruel knight and dragon-hunter, Lord Badwick, who he must defeat to find further peace. £6.99 – published by Far Far Away Books

Disney Princess
By Emily Stead
Another augmented reality book that combines both real and virtual worlds, with the use of a computer with webcam. Prepare for dreams to come true with the help of Cinderella, Belle (Beauty & The Beast), Ariel (The Little Mermaid) and Rapunzel. Cast yourself into a magical realm of perfect palaces, twinkling tiaras and handsome princes. £9.99 – published by Carlton Kids

Sylvester And The New Year
By Eduard Friedrich Mörike
This is a wonderful fairytale about the legend of Sylvester and his annual journey to Earth to bring in the New Year. Beautifully illustrated and a seasonal favourite to retell each year. £6.99 – published by Far Far Away Books

Snow White
By Stella Gurney and Zdenko Basic
This classic tale is brought to life with pop-up surprises. Kids will enjoy the flaps to pull open to see Snow White’s mother prick her finger, wheels to turn to reveal creatures of the forest and you can even peek through the windows of the dwarfs’ cosy cottage.  It also features a spellbinding scene, as Snow White, our sweet heroine, returns to life! £14.99 – published by Carlton Kids

Fabulous For Foodies

Desert Island Dishes
Recipes from the world’s top chefs have been compiled to celebrate 130 years of Maldon sea salt – a must-have, staple ingredient for any cooking connoisseur. Gary Rhodes, Albert Roux, Rick Stein and other chefs from the Academy of Culinary Arts have revealed the one favourite recipe they could not live without. From simple suppers to complex dinner party crowd pleasers, each recipe showcases Britain’s outstanding cooking talent. £18.99 – published by Infinite

Cape Cod Cookbook
By Kelly Moss and Michael Aviles
Written by sisters, this recipe book is a celebration of family, friendship and food. Besides cape favourites like creamy clam chowder, lobster salad and spicy curried mussels, you can also be inspired with Italian pasta dishes, Spanish gazpacho, falafel and kofta and tempting British desserts. £18.50 (proceeds go to Spinal Research) /

How To Bake
By Paul Hollywood
Following the success of hit UK TV series, ‘The Great British Bake Off’, presenter Paul Hollywood reveals the secrets of his craft for you to try them out at home. Breads, cakes, pastries and biscuits fill the pages, with step-by-step demonstrations to help make baking an easy, joyful pastime. £20 – published by Bloomsbury /

Polpo – A Ventian Cookbook (of sorts)
By Russell Norman
Compiled by the proprietor of one of London’s hippest Soho restaurants with the same namesake (who also has a large octopus design tattooed on his back), this Italian recipe collection is unfussy, innovative and of course, delicious. £25 – published by Bloomsbury /

Real Mexican Food
By Felipe Fuentes Cruz & Ben Fordham
Ben Fordham runs London-based burrito pit stop, Benito’s Hat. His Mexican chef Felipe has thrown together fresh, vibrant recipes for typically authentic street food and fiesta feasts.  £18.99 – published by Ryland Peters & Small

Cinnamon Kitchen
By Vivek Singh
As the executive chef of this respected restaurant, as well as sister sites Cinnamon Kitchen and Cinnamon Club, Vivek Singh has struck gourmet gold. His signature spreads of authentic, modern Indian dishes have come together to result in his fourth spice kitchen bible. £25

Coffee Table Centrepieces

Ugly: The Aesthetics of Everything
By Stephen Bayley
This is a topsy-turvy, brave book by one of the leading cultural commentators of our time, who invites us to question our response to the seen world. Here, we are asked to explore the curious complexities of ugliness. If everything were beautiful, nothing would be, right? Can something beautiful also be ugly in its purpose? Can you control your taste, does your environment condition it, or is it something supernatural? Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? Prepare to be challenged. £25 – published by Goodman Fiell

A Day In The World
This is the largest culmination of photographs taken across one single day, where professional and amateur photographers have used the power of photography to share their everyday lives. Out of almost 100,000 pictures submitted, 1,000 from 165 countries have made the final edit. It’s a magnificent tale of life on Earth in one day – presenting an unparalleled sociological record. £30 – published by Max Ström Publishing Ltd.

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