- 2 Septembre 2020
Renowned jewelry designer Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia recounts the enthralling exploits of his beloved family members and describes their extraordinary jewelry collections. Among the many royals whose stories are richly illustrated in this volume are his paternal grandparents Prince Regent Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia; Grand Duke Vladimir and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia; his great-grandparents Prince Nicolas and Princess Helen of Greece as well as his maternal grandparents King Umberto II and Queen Marie-José of Italy. The exquisite photography and family albums of Grand Duchess Elena of Russia (later Princess of Greece and Prince Dimitri's great-grandmother) present remarkable never-before-seen images of prerevolutionary life of the Russian imperial family, their court, and their many European royal family members and friends. This luxurious tome also includes exclusive and previously unpublished designs by Prince Dimitri, which juxtapose uncommon materials and color in imaginative yet timeless forms.
Having played host to high society from Paris to New York and learned the art of cooking and presentation from some of France's most celebrated chefs at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris, Claudia Taittinger is a consummate entertainer and bon vivant--who can really cook. Elegance, refinement, and graciousness color every detail of every delightful and delicious occasion.
Drawing on traditional rules of French savoir faire, Taittinger guides readers to hosting unforgettable events. Starting with the type of occasion--from sophisticated formal parties to holiday gatherings and intimate dinners--and using exquisite photography, she illustrates how to tailor the table and create the appropriate mood and ambience. Each event is paired with mouthwatering recipes, from a classic Eggplant Terrine and always comforting Salmon Coulibiac to a delicious Duck Breast with Roasted Figs and Wild Mushrooms.
Taittinger deftly combines colors, finishes, textures, and floral arrangements to set the stage for the perfect occasion while sharing time-honored principles of social etiquette, making the grandeur of the Parisian lifestyle accessible for everyone and inspiring the reader to host dinner parties with incomparable French flair.