Take advantage of the summer season and find a cozy place in the shade with a cool breeze and get inspired by these 5 interesting books with very different lifestyle approaches. So, kick back and immerse yourself in a world of new ideas and think of the opportunities to enhance your lifestyle.
The Monocle Guide to Better Living
Monocle is now internationally well known for its magazine, podcast, books, shops and cafés.
Full of comprehensive reports and recommendations, the Monocle Guide to Better living is original, informative and entertaining. This is not a book about glitz but rather an upbeat survey of products and ideas built to treasure and last.
Small Space Style
Small-space lifestyle expert Whitney Leigh Morris believes that we don’t need to live large to live beautifully. She chronicles her family’s daily life in The Tiny Canal Cottage, a 1920’s bungalow in dreamy Venice Beach, California through her blog and Instagram account. (@whitneyleighmorris). The Cottage is less than 400 square feet, and is not only the home of Whitney, her husband, their toddler, and their two rescue beagles, but it’s also the couple’s full-time office.
Nathan Turner’s I love California
This book is a journey up and down Highway 1 that takes readers from the redwoods of northern San Francisco, to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to the beaches of Southern California. Simple recipes and tips for entertaining are featured alongside never-before-seen interiors. Lavish photographs capture the homes, people, and food of each unique location in glorious, sun-drenched detail.
Green Housekeeping is full of advice and information to help you take a more sustainable path. Recycling, reusing, and shopping at farmers’ markets are a good start, but cutting down on the use of poisonous chemicals is just as important—it’s perfectly possible to clean a house using nothing more than lemons, baking soda, vinegar, and plain water. Here, old-fashioned methods are complemented by newer ideas and innovations, and applied not only to cleaning but also to caring for clothes, furniture, and even silver and glassware.
Living Simply Luxurious Life
We tend to not realize the capacity of our full potential and settle for what society has deemed acceptable. However, each of us has a unique journey to travel if only we would find the courage, paired with key skills we can develop, to step forward.
This book will help you along the deeper journey to discovering your best self as you begin to trust your intuition and listen to your curiosity.
I love these entertaining books as they broaden our horizons and open our minds to new opportunities to improve our lives and the lives of others. I would love to hear from you regarding your experiences with these or other books that have significantly improved your lifestyle. Enjoy your summer!