With its lush gardens, stately town houses, and sprawling plantations, Savannah is the epitome of old Southern style, and who better to give you the grand tour than Paula Deen, the city’s most famous resident and anointed Queen of Southern Cuisine?
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.
Paula loves getting a peek at her neighbors’ parlors, so she’s included photographs of some of Savannah’s grandest homes. From the vast grounds of Lebanon Plantation to the whimsically restored cottages on Tybee Island, you’ll see the unique blend of old-world elegance and laid-back hospitality that charmed Paula the moment she arrived from Albany, Georgia, with nothing but two hundred dollars and a pair of mouths to feed. And she isn’t shy about giving you a window into her own world, either. From her farmhouse kitchen to her luxurious powder room, you’ll see how Paula lives when she’s not in front of the camera.
Packed with advice and nostalgia, Paula Deen’s Savannah Style makes it easy to bring gracious Southern living to homes north and south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
“Brandon Branch is a playful Southern gentleman. His style is equal parts Yankee chic and Southern elegance all muddled together in a monogrammed mint julep cup. An invitation to one of his Savannah dinner parties is the equivalent to getting the golden ticket from Willy Wonka. Brandon holds the position of Design Director for Paula Deen Enterprises and serves as Paula Deen’s Personal Assistant. Look for his newest book, co-authored by Paula Deen, Paula Deen’s Savannah Style, available Spring 2010.
Paula and I are thrilled about our new interiors book, Paula Deen’s Savannah Style, releasing April 6th, 2010 from Simon and Schuster. Nearly a year in the making, it has been a labor of love for all three of us…Paula, myself and this jewel of a city we call home, Savannah.”
Wednesday, April 7, 2010, New York, NY
Savannah Style book signing 7:00-9:00 PM. Barnes & Noble, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY, Store tel: 212-253-0810.
Thursday, April 8, 2010, Atlanta, GA
Savannah Style book signing 7:30-9:30 PM. Borders Books and Music, 3637 Peachtree Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, Store tel: 404-237-0707.
Friday, April 9, 2010, Cumming, GA
Savannah Style book signing 6:00-8:00 PM. BJ’s, 1725 Market Place Blvd, Cumming, GA 30041, Store tel: 770-781-8735.
Sunday, April 11, 2010, Philadelphia, PA
Savannah Style book signing 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Wegman’s, 600 Commerce Dr., Collegeville, PA 19426, Store tel: 484-902-1500.
Monday, April 12, 2010
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010, Charlotte, NC
Savannah Style book signing 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209, Store tel: 704-525-9239.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010, Nashville, TN
Savannah Style book signing 7:00-9:00 PM. Davis Kidd Books, 2121 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville, TN 37215, Store tel: 615-385-2645.
Thursday, April 15, 2010, Birmingham, AL
Savannah Style book signing 7:00-9:00 PM. Books a Million, 757 Brookwood Village, Birmingham, AL 35209, Store tel: 205-870-0213.
Friday, April 16, 2010, Plano, TX
Savannah Style book signing 6:00-8:00 PM. Legacy Books, 7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano TX 75024, Store tel: 972-398-9888.
Saturday, April 17, 2009, Houston, TX
Savannah Style book signing 2:00 — 4:00 PM. Costco, 12405 North Gessner Road, Houston, TX 77064, Store tel: 832-912-2353.
Monday, April 19, 2010, Los Angeles, CA
Savannah Style book signing 6:00-8:00 PM. Vroman’s Books, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101, Store tel: 626-449-5320.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010, Savannah, GA
Savannah Style book signing 6:00-8:00 pm. Sam’s Club, 1975 E. Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, GA 31406, Store tel: 912-352-3330.