Tuesday, January 11, 2011

An Exquisite Escape

I love this new book, "Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights" by Jessica Kerwin Jenkins.

This charming read provides some interesting and entertaining history of those objects and activities that have made life a little more beautiful and delightful throughout the centuries. From the development of the art of hot air ballooning or “Aerostation” in 18th Century France to the surprisingly gallant history of the tassel, it is wonderful to discover the origins of those things that give us pleasure and a moments beauty in our lives.

Acquire your copy here, and let me know how you enjoy it! Also makes a great Valentine’s Day gift!

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