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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Paula Deen's Savannah Style - Book Blog Tour

I am over-the-moon proud to be hosting a book blog tour stop for Paula Deen's new book, Savannah Style! I have long been an admirer of this spunky, life-filled lady and it is an honor to be able to share her new book here on my blog.

When I think of the South, my mind turns to thoughts of spanish moss dripping from majestic old trees, sweet wisteria climbing trellises, the sound of soothing water slapping against the shore, and the quiet whap-whap of ceiling fans gently stirring a breeze on the front porch.

There is a gentle, elegant style to Southern decorating to go along with these favorite things, and in her new book, Savannah Style, Paula Deen strives to convey this unique and beloved way of living.

About The Book:

In this gorgeous, richly illustrated book, Paula Deen shares a full year of Southern living. Whether it’s time to put out your best china and make a real fuss, or you’re just gathering for some sweet tea on the porch at dusk, Savannah style is about making folks feel welcome in your home.

With the help of decorator and stylist Brandon Branch, you’ll learn how to bring a bit of Southern charm into homes from Minnesota to Mississippi. For each season, there are tips on decorating and entertaining.

In the spring, you’ll learn how to make the most of your outdoor spaces, spruce up your porch, and make your garden inviting.

In the summer, things get more casual with a dock party. Sleeping spaces, including, of course, the sleeping porch, are the focal point of this chapter.

In the fall, cooler weather brings a return to more formal entertaining in the dining room, and in the winter, attention returns to the hearth, as Paula and her neighbors put out their best silver and show you how they celebrate the holidays.

My Thoughts:

Paula Deen's Savannah Style is one big, beautiful book filled with out-of-this-world photographs of not only Paula's own home, but some of the finest homes in Savannah. From the charming front porches and gardens to the elegant dining rooms and libraries, there is a decorating style that will appeal to most anyone's taste.

One of my favorite parts of the book is Paula's description of the little dock house that she has restored as a getaway retreat. As someone who longs for a retreat of my own, I love the comfortable furnishings and personal touches she has used in this tiny piece of paradise.

Paula has turned her love of decorating and making her home comfortable into a new line of furniture and decor, called Paula Deen's Home. (This little desk is one of the pieces from the collection that I covet lustily!!)

Showcasing the unique and delightful Southern style of decorating, there is even a tip or two that Paula and Brandon share in this book that our friends north of the Mason-Dixon line (or even across the Pond) will find applicable in their own homes!

Co-written with her longtime personal assistant and creative director Brandon Branch, Paula Deen's Savannah Style is one of those special books that will be set out to be enjoyed and referred to for a long time to come.

About The Author:

Paula Deen was born and raised in Albany, Georgia. She later moved to Savannah, where she and her two sons, Bobby and Jamie, started the Bag Lady catering company. The business took off and evolved into The Lady & Sons Restaurant, which is located in Savannah's historic district and specializes in Southern cooking, as well as Uncle Bubba's Seafood, which co-owns with her brother.

You can visit Paula’s user-friendly website at www.pauladeen.com.

Check out this video of Paula discussing her book and her love of home.

I received a copy of this book from Simon and Schuster and Pump Up Your Book Promotions, in exchange for a honest review. I was not compensated for my opinion.


apple blossom said...

Nice review. Thanks for visiting my review and leaving me a nice comment.

Have a wonderful day

The Pulpwood Queen said...

Very nice Sharon and looks like the book will be another real winner for Paula Deen. I also would love to have that desk too.
Kathy L. Patrick
Founder of the Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys Book Clubs

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thank you ladies for stopping by! This is a gorgeous book!