It was almost exactly six years ago that I drove down to Washington, DC to “spend the weekend” with the stylish and fun Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kocher. They were in DC to do a flea market tour, and fellow blogger, Michele at My Notting Hill, had a small cocktail party for them so they could meet some of the area bloggers. It was such fun to finally put names and faces together and many of us have remained friends.
Fast forward to the news that Eddie is sharing all of the knowledge that we saw first-hand that weekend with everyone in his new book,Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds!
As soon as I got this book, I literally sat down and started reading it page by page, devouring the photographs, the great information and the excellent tips that Eddie and Jaithan wrote. And then the next evening, I did it over again to see what I had missed. This book is jam-packed with fabulous information on a wide range of topics.
Eddie and I share a deep love of several things, including unusual silverware, china of all sorts, and lovely linens, all of which are covered in depth in this book. This image is a perfect example of our shared love – I have the same china, and the ivory-handled knife is similar to the type that I collect. And in this image, you can see that his collection of mother-of-pearl handles silverware is very similar to mine!
He discusses not only the collecting of these items, but the care and upkeep of them, too! Eddie shows myriad examples of each item he discussing and tells you what’s good about each, and what to look for when you’re collecting something. Throughout the book, there are fun images from Eddie’s Instagram account,
Honestly, I can’t say enough good things about this book. It’s going to be one of those books that I keep on my shelves and refer back to time and time again. It’s not trendy or flashy, just great information presented beautifully and easily. I know that each time I read through it, I will find new information that’s relevant to me just when I need it.
Congratulations to Eddie and Jaithan on the publication of Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds and for a job well done! I am looking forward to seeing you at the book event in Washington with the old gang from six years ago!