Manolo’s Holiday Gift Books, Part I

Manolo says, many of the Manolo’s friends they have been asking the Manolo for the advice for the holiday giving, saying

Manolo, please help us, we are foundering in the sea of gift-giving choices! We do not know what to get the husband, or the wife, and/or the person of the significant otherness!

The Manolo says to his many internet friends, be not afraid, over the next week or the two the Manolo he will provide you with the assistance you require to make this the most super fantastic of the holiday seasons.

Today, it is the part one of the gift books!

As the Manolo’s many internet friends know, the Manolo he is the great reader, and thus the subject of the books it is dear to the heart of the Manolo. And so here are the few of the books that the Manolo himself will be giving his friends this year.

Manolo’s #1 Book of the Year

Blahnik by Boman: Shoes, Photographs, Conversation
Blahnik by Boman: Shoes, Photographs, Conversation

This it is the most gorgeous of the books for the table of the coffee that the Manolo the Shoeblogger has ever seen. It is simply beautiful.

Yes, the text it is as the Maestro Manolo Blahnik has described it, the “vomitarian” stream of the consciousness, however you do not want this book for the writing, but for the gorgeous pictures of the shoes of the master presented in the whimsical tableaus. This it is the perfect gift for the person who loves the shoes and the beauty.

The Perfect Book for the Man Who Would Be Well Dressed

Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion by Alan Flusser
Dressing the Man: Mastering the Art of Permanent Fashion

This book it is the Bible of the fashion for the man. If your husband, or boyfriend, or your man of other significantness does not have this book on his dressing room table, you must buy it for him. Give him this book as the not so subtle hint that perhaps his wardrobe it needs the improvement.

Manolo’s Favorite New Cookbook


Tapas : A Taste of Spain in America

It is not the secret that the Manolo he is something of the gourmand, and is the habitual reader of the books on the cooking and the eating. So, you can trust the Manolo when he notes that this book it is worth giving to your culinarily inclined friends. Even the better, the Jose Andres, he is the delightful character, and his charm it infuses this attractive and easy to use book.

Manolo’s Favorite New Fashion History Book

The Essence of Style
The Essence of Style : How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Style, Sophistication, and Glamour

The Manolo loves the Louis XIV! The opulence! The excess! The beautiful red shoes with the bows!

Manolo’s Favorite Book by the Personal Friend of the Manolo

The Seasoning of a Chef
The Seasoning of a Chef : My Journey from Diner to Ducasse and Beyond

The Manolo he runs with the literary/culinary crowd, and this book, which has caused such the uproar among the professional chefs, it is written by the chef Doug Psaltis and his twin the Michael Psaltis, who also happens to be the Manolo’s literary agent. Even if this connection it did not exist, the Manolo he would recommend this book to those who enjoy the culinary books.

The Chef Doug he is the magnificently obsessed person, one who has dedicated his life completely to the good food, to the extent that his own memoir often makes him look like the jerk, but always amusingly so.

Tomorrow the Manolo will present to you his favorite works of the new fiction.

One Response to “Manolo’s Holiday Gift Books, Part I”

  1. Lovee Howel November 28, 2005 at 7:35 pm #

    I may have seen it mentioned here but my memory is not so good, but I would recommend RSVP by the late dearly departed Nan Kempner