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Encyclopedia of the Exquisite

by habituallychic

11 . 02 . 10
The Encyclopedia of the Exquisite is a book after my own heart.  I love the title and I love the premise.  Author Jessica Kerwin Jenkins was an editor at W magazine and while covering stories around the world, kept a folder full of interesting clippings, photos and “other ephemera.”  She said recently, “every time I came across something that was just breathtakingly lovely, something that made me sigh with wonder, into the file it went.” Sounds like every blogger I know.  Her files have now been compiled into a book that Michael Kors declared, “a wonderful melange of chic and amusing tidbits” that made him smile.  I love learning new things and I have a feeling I will also be smiling with delight at this exquisite little book.  Also looks like a perfect gift for the holidays! 

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  1. Alcira Molina-Ali November 3, 2010 | 1:52 am

    What a lovely name and cover.
    This looks like a merry good time and perfect for display.


  2. Mary November 3, 2010 | 4:55 am

    Love this!!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  3. Christina November 3, 2010 | 1:07 pm

    Sounds perfect. Definitely adding to my x-mas list.

  4. emmakisstina November 3, 2010 | 1:19 pm

    I love the vintage look to this amazing book! Who doesn’t have an amazing folder of exquisite things…I know I do and I get lost in it everyday.

  5. jones November 3, 2010 | 3:00 pm

    So many great books; so little time. This one looks fantastic. thank you.

  6. Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors November 3, 2010 | 8:18 pm

    One word: EXQUISITE! Sometimes, I think my best friend is a book. Love to read. ~maureen

  7. Claudia Juestel December 19, 2010 | 1:15 am

    What a delightful book! There are few things which are considered exquisite that I don’t like. Looking forward to reading it.