Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Signing with Suzanne Rheinstein

Suzanne Rheinstein will be signing copies of her book At Home: A Style for Today with Things from the Past on Saturday December 18th from 1-3pm.

Leading interior designer and owner of Hollyhock, Los Angeles's renowned antiques and decorative arts mecca, Suzanne Rheinstein is known for her relaxed, elegant style.

Style maker and interior designer Suzanne Rheinstein has a keen appreciation for special luxuries. She is a master at taking an eclectic mix of furnishings from the past and arranging them in a fresh, inspiring way. Elegant simplicity and attention to detail are the hallmarks of her look. A timeless quality pervades every room she designs. Rheinstein feels that how you live your life every day is much more important than getting your house together for a special occasion.

Beautifully photographed, this inspiring volume shows examples of her work, ranging from a brick farmhouse in the Virginia countryside and a sophisitcated rustic getaway overlooking the Big Wood River in Sun Valley to a year-round shingled residence on the beach in Newport Bay, as well as her own homes -- a gracious Georgian Revival in Los Angeles and a New York City prewar pied-a-terre. They exemplify her talent for creating attractive homes that make living and entertaining extremely pleasurable.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dr. Fran Walfish signs The Self-Aware Parent

Dr. Fran Walfish will be signing copies of her new book The Self-Aware Parent on Saturday December 11th from 1-3pm.

Dr. Walfish is a leading child and family psychotherapist. She is a consultant for Parenting Teens Resource Network, Little Soul Productions,, and NBC Nightly News, as well as a contributor to Parents magazine and chair of the Governing Board of the Early Childhood Parenting Center, founded at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

A healthy relationship based on mutual trust is every parent's wish. The bond between infant and parent is a natural phenomenon, but as children reach their preteens and form their own personalities, fireworks between the child and parent can ensue. Drawing on 20 years of clinical experience and new theories on attachment, Dr. Walfish argues that parents need to distinguish their own personality types in order to make more informed decisions about how they interact and raise their own children.

This step-by-step guide shows parents:
  • How to recognize the strength and weaknesses of your parenting style and how it affects your child;
  • The ways your style might clash with your child's nature, and how to negotiate a common ground;
  • The vital importance of establishing trust with a preteen to better prepare for turbulent teen years.

Written with warmth, authority, and wit, Dr. Walfish holds a gentle mirror up to parents and helps them understand themselves in order to create a closer relationship with their child.