The elegant 2018 FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY from Abrams Books. ISBN 978-1-4197-2462-6. At bookstores nationwide and from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Target. On the slipcase cover: a
beautiful, vintage toile de Jouy fabric design called "Les Quatre Saisons" from Les Olivades.
Interior hardcover of the 2018 FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY with a linen-textures Provençal fabric print from the archives of Les Olivades.
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.
The elegant slipcase of the French Country Diary's 30th edition features an elegant 18th-century toile de Jouy pattern called "Les Quatre Saisons" from the archives of Les Olivades, the venerable Provençal fabric company in Saint-Etienne-du Grès. Within the slipcase lies a linen-textured hardcover book in a handsome yellow and blue geometric pattern, which displays the year ‘2018' 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 visit an 17th-century chateau Brittany; stroll through the open market in Saint-Tropez, among the stalls of florists, bakers, booksellers and olive vendors; spend an afternoon at an enchanting home in the Luberon; explore the world-famous wine estate of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild in Bordeaux's Médoc region; and regale in the pleasures of Paris, from Left-Bank bistros to the legendary Folies-Bergère. 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.
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SNEAK PEAK! While it is still early in 2018, we are already hard at work on the FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY 2019. Illustrated with dazzling photographs by Guillaume de Laubier, including landscapes, exclusive interiors, village vignettes and must-try restaurants, each week will offer a beautiful and intriguing discovery. AVAILABLE IN AUGUST 2018. STAY TUNED!