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Slow Love

by habituallychic

05 . 06 . 10

I had the pleasure of attending the book party last night for Slow Love: How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas & Found Happiness by Dominique Browning and I suggest that you immediately buy this sweet read. For those of you who don’t know, Ms. Browning was editor in chief of House & Garden magazine and in November 2007 she had four days to pack up her office when the publisher decided to close the beloved shelter magazine. As the title suggests, she had to come to terms with this sudden change to her life among others and I think this is something to which many of us can relate! I started reading the Prologue and was immediately hooked. I have a feeling that I’m going to make Slow Love a very quick read this weekend! Also make sure you check out Dominique’s new blog Slow Life Love too! Happy Reading!

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  1. TheIconicBlog.com May 6, 2010 | 6:06 pm

    Sounds like a great read!x

  2. Elle May 6, 2010 | 7:23 pm

    Oooooh this book sounds fantastic! I think I may have read an interview with her somewhere… and her attitude about it really stuck with me, but then I remembered parts of the story, but couldn’t remember who it was… so thank you for sharing… I’m really excited to add this to the reading list!

  3. sharon May 6, 2010 | 8:05 pm

    How great to give book critique having met the author – nice post.

  4. Katy May 6, 2010 | 8:51 pm

    It’s so funny you’re posting about this today, because just last night I was at Barnes & Noble and randomly picked up this book based on the title – I had never heard of it before. Can’t wait to read it!

  5. Willow Decor May 6, 2010 | 9:02 pm

    I agree it is a lovely book!! I just interviewed Dominique about her book and her design philosophy last week on Willow Decor. If you are interested check it out!

  6. pamela May 6, 2010 | 9:06 pm

    Heather – You will love this book! I read her first book and loved and I was a devoted reader of all her editorials. She is thoughtful and really smart. She always goes to the root of issues, addressing the real psychology behind why we decorate our homes and why it’s important to our lives. She wrote the most amazing column, if I remember correctly, following 9/11.

    I’m off to call my locally owned bookstore to see if they have it in yet. Thanks for alerting us all to the fact that it has hit the stores.

    Pamela in Portland, Or

  7. pretty pink tulips May 6, 2010 | 9:13 pm

    I did a double take – and then it clicked! Of course….I totally remember her pic from the editor’s page. Can’t wait to get the book and dive in!

  8. Kelly Green May 6, 2010 | 9:46 pm

    sounds like something i would like to read…….KG

  9. Hautezone May 6, 2010 | 11:32 pm

    Dominique Browning poured her heart and soul into House & Garden. Its pages dripped of inspiration and integrity. Just last weekend, I poured over copies from the 90’s and nearly cried for missing it so.

    What I would give to reclaim some of the discarded issues. If only I’d known.

    Each month I would look forward to her editorial page for a glimpse of her insight and perspective. From her crystal like eyes, were musings on her garden, design and life in general.

    I cannot wait to pick up a copy of ‘Slow Love’, and dream away at the notion House & Garden will one day return to the publishing world.

    It was a friend ‘gone too soon’. Thanks for the post!

  10. jones May 7, 2010 | 4:33 am

    For me, one of the most difficult aspects of loosing House and Garden was not connecting with Dominique Browning and her soul deep editorials. Thanks for showing me where she has landed. Have a great week-end!! Mary

  11. Karena May 7, 2010 | 5:05 am

    Heather I have heard so many wonderful things about this book. Just from blogger friend purchases it should be a best seller!. Dominiques blog is wonderful as well.

    Art by Karena

  12. Il Mare Atelier May 7, 2010 | 10:30 am

    This is definitely a great read – for someone who is looking for some encouragement to pick herself up from the ground.

    Il Mare Atelier’s Blog

  13. Sally J May 7, 2010 | 12:25 pm

    I love it when “gold comes from garbage”, and if H & G had remained in business, we would not have been graced by Dominique’s book or her blog. Now we can follow her with each post and not have to wait for a new issue to come out. I’m sure she’s looked back to see how something so painful put her on a new creative track, and be grateful for it. We all will.

  14. the NEO-traditionalist May 7, 2010 | 12:30 pm

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. I miss House & Garden so!

    XX katie

  15. SPLENDEROSA May 7, 2010 | 2:35 pm

    I read Dominique’s blog every time she posts. And, will most certainly get her book…just wish I could’ve been there with you to get her to sign my copy. This is so lovely of you, telling the world about her book and how special it is. Maybe it’ll become a movie !! xx’s Marsha

  16. lisa.leodesigns48 May 7, 2010 | 3:09 pm

    She was the only reason I subscribed to the magazine – the letter from the editor posts were always so lovely. Can’t wait to read the book.

  17. Dominique May 8, 2010 | 12:42 pm

    THANK YOU EVERYONE–both for this lovely and gracious post, and for all your comments about the magazine. I miss it so, but blogging at SLOW LOVE LIFE has been a great way for me to find that columnist’s voice again. I’m late to the blogging party (was hiding under a rock) but I’m delighted to be out and about again, if only on the Internet! Many thanks for your support; I can’t tell you how much it means. d