Books, gardens, art, blogs, London, Morocco, witty people, friends...
How everything is wonderfully combined inVivian Swift's new book coming out on March 1st.
Mine arrived in the mail last week because I'm mentioned in the acknowledgements (so is Buster!).
Kirkus review thinks the book is wonderful - as I do. I've known about the book for a while as Vivian has been working on it for ages. She is so very funny - and so very knowledgeable. So the book is a compendium of delights.
The two gardens mentioned in the book that I know very well and have blogged about are The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakesh with its splendid blue walls and the Chelsea Physic Garden in London.
How I miss living in Morocco. That aside
Vivian is obsessed with the same door I was years ago
Look how they have tweaked the colors.
Fish in the pond there.
Then the Chelsea Physic Garden in London.
How different the light is!
Vivian is very funny about the updated lunch room - and how it has changed. I exactly agree. It was wonderful years ago - but then so many things were. I'm getting ancient.
What an enviable gig - traveling and looking at gardens and writing about them too! Not to mention the hard work of painting them then editing text and so forth.
I think this book would be a lovely present for anyone who likes any of the things mentioned in my first sentence.
Maybe spring will eventually get to New York - meanwhile I'm reading!