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January 31st, 2011

Fyndes Vintage Bookcase

Bookcase: This bookcase by Jaren Goh, described as “vintage with the purpose of blending the flamboyance of the baroque style with the simplicity of the contemporary approach,” is the perfect piece to showcase your collection of chick literature and make a statement that goes beyond the bindings. From Fyndes LA, $2399

Books:

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

Tamara Goodwin has always got everything she’s ever wanted – wealth, private beaches, designer clothes…Always living in the here and now, never giving a second thought to tomorrow. But suddenly, life for Tamara and her mother changes forever. Left with a mountain of debt, they have no choice but to sell everything they own and move to the country to live with Tamara’s aunt and uncle. When a traveling library passes through town, Tamara is intrigued. Lonely and bored, she welcomes a distraction. Her eyes rest on a mysterious large leather bound tome locked with a gold clasp and padlock. With some help, Tamara finally manages to open the book. What she discovers within the pages takes her breath away and shakes her world to its core

Love Always by Harriet Evans

The story of one girl’s life falling apart and what she finds out along the way as she tries to put it back together again. Natasha Kapoor should be a successful jeweller in East London with a gorgeous husband and everything should be perfect, but it’s not. When her grandmother dies and she travels back to the family home, she is given the old scribbled diary of her aunt Cecily, who left behind a broken family and a terrible secret. Revealed from the pages is a tragic tale of love, rivalry and heartbreak. Will Cecily’s words, though written forty years ago, inspire Natasha to take a chance on love?

There's Cake in My Future by Kim Gruenenfelder

After listening to her closest friends’ latest travails in love, parenting, and careers, superstitious bride-to-be Nicole believes she has the perfect recipe for everyone’s happiness: a bridal shower “cake pull” in which each ribboned silver charm planted in her cake will bring its recipient the magical assistance she needs to change her destiny. Melissa, still ringless after dating the same man for six years, deserves the engagement ring charm. Seema, who is in love with her best male friend Scott but can’t seem to make their relationship more than platonic, would get the chili pepper. And for herself, Nicole wants the shovel to help her get her career back on track. Nic does everything she can to control who gets which silver keepsake – as well as the future it represents. But when the charmed cake is mysteriously shifted from the place settings Nic arranged around it, no one gets the charm she chose for them. And when the other party guests’ fortunes begin coming true, Mel, Seema and Nic can’t help but wonder, is the cake trying to tell them something?

Sophie la Giraffe

Nestlette Recommends:

Sophie la Giraffe

Here’s something to chew on. Sophie the Giraffe is designed to stimulate the senses (she makes a happy sound when squeezed) and soothe teething gums (safe for babies’ mouths). A French classic for your drooling bundle of joie.

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