The New York Times: Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World

The New York Times: Footsteps: From Ferrante’s Naples to Hammett’s San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World

A curated collection of the New York Times’ travel column, “Footsteps,” exploring iconic authors’ relationships to landmarks and cities around the world

Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and Gatsby’s sparkling, champagne-fueled world in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald vacationed in the French Riviera, where a small green lighthouse winked at ships on the horizon. Before the nameless lovers began their illicit affair in The Lover, Marguerite Duras embarked upon her own scandalous relationship amidst the urban streets of Saigon. And before readers were terrified by a tentacled dragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower– the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island.

Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history’s greatest writers. Follow Sylvie as she tours the island of Martinique in the French West Indies on the footsteps of poet and politician Aimé Césaire.

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Grand Central Life & Style, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, has announced the acquisition of a landmark cookbook, MY FRENCH CUISINE, by acclaimed New York-based French chef Daniel Boulud co-written with Sylvie Bigar. New York Times bestselling author of Heat, Bill Buford will also contribute, and photographer Thomas Schauer will lend his magic eye to the project. The cookbook is scheduled to be released October 15, 2013. You can pre-order on Amazon here.

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LIVING ART: Style Your Home with Flowers

LIVING ART: Style Your Home with Flowers
by Olivier Giugni with Sylvie Bigar

November 2010—Atria, a Simon & Schuster division, releases Sylvie Bigar and Olivier Giugni’s LIVING ART: Style Your Home with Flowers with foreword by Catherine Deneuve.

L’Olivier, the sleek floral design atelier in Manhattan is a long way from Brignoles, a Provencal village near St Tropez where Olivier grew up. Yet the warmth, style and bursts of color this artist brings from his native Southern France are unmistakable. His unique talent blooms through his living medium, flowers. “Les fleurs c’est la vie!” he exclaims.

Sylvie and Olivier transport the reader to Restaurant Daniel and The Carlyle Hotel, to Fleming’s music room, a downtown loft and elegant homes in Connecticut and Long Island, all to discover Olivier’s stunning arrangements beautifully photographed by Phillip Ennis. Recipes with step-by-step photography and instructions make it easy to recreate a dozen exceptional arrangements, including bouquets, centerpieces, and even a carnation lampshade!

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