To give — or to get yourself — the following new releases make fascinating fare for living rooms everywhere.RSVP: Simple Sophistication, Effortless Entertaining by Marie France Van Damme
Hong Kong-based fashion designer Marie France Van Damme is a celebrated hostess whose talents for global party planning — focusing on food, table settings, candles, art, and flowers — are captured here in photos by Herbert Ypma of the Hip Hotels series.
A Table at Le Cirque by Sirio Maccioni and Pamela Fiori
Since 1974, the fabled New York restaurant Le Cirque has been feeding the rich and famous. The story of its Italian immigrant owner, Sirio Maccioni; images of celebrities including Andy Warhol, Julia Child, and Sophia Loren; plus recipes from the kitchen create a multifaceted portrait of the place.
ICONS by Markus + Indrani
The photography duo of Markus Klinko and Indrani have shot pop-culture icons such as Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Mary J. Blige, four of more than 50 celebrities to appear in the first book by the pair, who specialize in highly stylized, digitally manipulated images.