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The 2019 edition of the FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY, an annual treasure published by Abrams Books, goes on sale on August 7, 2018. Created by noted lifestyle and design writer Linda Dannenberg, with dazzling photographs by esteemed French decorative arts photographer Guillaume de Laubier, this sought-after and collectible engagement calendar also serves as design inspiration and a travel guide to the more than 25,000 passionate Francophiles who never start the New Year without it. Extensive "Sources" pages provide detailed information and travel contacts for locations featured in the 58 photographs. Available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and booksellers nationwide. Order your copies soon!  NEW: follow our travels in La Belle France on INSTAGRAM @frenchcountrydiary !

The elegant slipcase of the French Country Diary's 31st edition features an elegant white Provençal floral pattern with a classic contrasting border. from the archives of Les Olivades, the venerable French fabric company in Saint-Etienne-du Grès. Within the slipcase lies a linen-textured hardcover book in a handsome cherry-hued geometric pattern, which displays the year ‘2019' in a decorative medallion. Vintage typography and fifty-eight evocative new photographs by renowned Paris photographer Guillaume de Laubier enhance the captivating design of this unique engagement calendar. Each of the week-at-a-glance spreads offers a vignette of the French countryside, including gardens, private homes, villages and inspiring landscapes. In this year's Diary we discover a 12th-century stone village founded by the Knights Templar; make a harvest-time visit to some of Bordeaux's most illustrious chateaux, among them Chateau Cheval Blanc and and Chateau Figeac; enjoy Chef Michel Guérard's three-star cuisine at the idyllic Les Prés d'Eugénie in Les Landes; and explore the flower-decked hilltown of Grimaud high above the Riviera. In Provence's Luberon region, we revel in a visit to a vast, 400-acre estate with a vast, luminous farmhouse kitchen and a history that stretches back to Roman times. And of course, there's Paris, toujours, from a stop at our favorite Left-Bank bistro to a stroll around the Place Vendôme glowing with Christmas lights. Design elements are as handsome as ever. Lush four-color endpapers, generous space for jotting daily notes, a ribbon stitched in to mark each week, and back matter that includes decorative address pages are what the Diary’s worldwide legion of fans have come to expect.

Decorative mini-calendars at the back of the Diary let you see the current year and the next at a glance.

FOR INFORMATION ON ORDERING RETAIL COPIES OF THE FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY 2019 PLEASE CONTACT US AT ARTS & STYLE PUBLISHING: artsandstylepublishing@gmail.com; Telephone: 914-232-9451; Arts & Style Publishing, P.O. Box 495, Katonah, NY 10536. Personally inscribed copies available upon request.