Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Close to my heart - A book capturing Country Living

I have met many stylists over the years, many are my good friends.... and although we 
never work together on the same jobs I know we all think very much alike. 
We love the same things, our homes are similar and we are definitely mad collectors. 
My beautiful friend, editor, writer and stylist, Fifi O'Neil has just recently launched her new book, Romantic Prairie Style. 
Fifi wrote to me a couple of years ago to introduce herself and talk about our work.  I think it was in her second letter that she finished with a note saying "there is always a bed in my home for you Coty when you visit the U.S."   and that pretty well sums up this French darling, a warm, caring, creative and welcoming lady 
with a heart filled to the brim with love for everyone and her animals.

There is nothing more wonderful than opening a book or a blog that is filled
with a images of the country.  I have always been drawn to the country and to beautiful things and my love of flowers and handmade fineries and Fifi's book has pages and pages of gorgeousness. 

Fifi O'Neill grew up in Paris, France. Fifi has produced numerous features on home decorating, food, and gardening for American and European magazines, such as Coastal Living, Country Living (USA), Casa Romantica, Casa Antichi (Italy), and many more. Though she now lives in Florida and her work takes her from coast to coast and across Europe, her heart belongs to the prairie with its enduring aura of romance and nostalgia, its enduring connection between people and places, and its gentle yet resilient spirit.

Fifi's book is filled with romantic images photographed by Mark Lohman and the book is published by Ryland, Peters and Small and available online through Cico Books.

and Fifi Blog........A beautiful blog to follow


All images are from Fifi's book Romantic Prairie Style