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Indian and Far Eastern
Homes, Textiles, Cooking, and Meditation

Relaxation, Rituals, Pampering, Sanctuary
Simple, creative ways to improve our lives

Various aspects of womens relationships with each other; from poignant to humorous
Fashion and Beauty Books

A Dedicated Follower of Fashion
by Holly Brubach; Hardcover, Published 1999; Discount price $20.97
Essays on fashion, collected from Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker, covering the way clothing acts as a barometer of cultural and aesthetic change. Witty and incisive.

Icons of Fashion: the 20th Century by Gerda Buxbaum; hardcover, Published 1999; Discount price $20.97
Insider info and archival photos tell the story;
generously illustrated; newly published.

The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers by Georgia O'Hara Callan; Paperback, Published 1998; Discount price $15.26
One of the most thorough references/sourcebooks available on the industry. Concise and informative.

The Fashion Book
Phaidon Press; Hardcover; Published 1998; Discount price $27.97
Photographic book on 500 key members of the fashion industry, including designers, photographers, models, and icons.


Naturally Beautiful: Earth's Secrets and Recipes for Skin, Body, and Bath
by Dawn Gallagher and Melanie Menagh; Hardcover, Published 1999; Discount Price $20.97
Embraces the beauty and sensuality of women of all sizes, shapes and ages. Based on the author/model's world travels among indigenous people, an organic and multicultural approach to beauty. Presents the history of each technique and interesting quotes; "exquisite design", "fascinating content". One of's best selling books. (Portion of proceeds to rainforest preservation)

Secrets of the Spas: Pamper and Vitalize Yourself at Home by Catherine Bardey and Zeva Oelbaum; Paperback, Published 1999; Discount price $10.98
Get the benefits of the most expensive spas right in your own home; chart of herbs and oils. Each chapter focuses on a specififc area of the body and offers... pampering recipes (easy and economical).


A Century of Lingerie by Newman, Proctor, and Bressler; Paperback, Published 1998; Value price $19.99
Traces the evolution of undergarments from corsets to thongs, using historical references. (No thong jokes, please...)


Terms of Adornment: The Ultimate Guide To Accessories
by Deborah Chase and Carleen Powell; Hardcover, Published 1999; Discount price $15.40
How to make the most of those accessories we've all collected over the years. "The perfect guide for those... who love to play closet."


How To Tie Scarves
By Edie Weber; Hardcover, Published 1999; Discount price $6.97
Recently published book whose title says it all. Interesting ways to extend the uses of that popular accessory.

by Elizabeth Cotton; Hardcover, Published 1999; Discount price $10.47
A witty book on the signature accessory that has become an icon in many of its forms.

Hats: Status, Style and Glamour by Colin McDowell; Paperback, Published 1997; Discount price $22
Chronicles the history and significance of hats as emblems of style and status. It captures the subject from every angle.

Victoria: The Romance of Hats by Victoria Magazine; Hardcover, Published 1994; Discount price $10.50
The magazine's tribute to this wonderful creation. Includes advice on how to buy and care for hats, and when and how to wear them with style.


Antique Purses: A History, Identification and Value Guide
by Richard Holiner; Paperback, Revised 1999; Discount Price $15.96

by Roseanne Ettinger; Paperback, Revised 1998; Price $29.95 (Special Order)

If you're thinking of starting your own collection, begin with these two popular books. Packed with color photos, they're excellent resources for studying the history of bags. Great for just browsing and "wishful thinking," too!

FASHION NOTE: Beaded bags are back in style in a BIG way. Check out some of Adini's own Beaded Bags
Bags by Claire Wilcox and Sara Hodges; Hardcover, Published 1999; Discount Price $13.97 (see note below)

Shoes by Lucy Pratt (Editor), Linda Wooley; Hardcover, Published 1999; Discount Price $13.97 (see note below)

These two books feature fashion accessories in the Victoria and Albert Musuem. From luxe to whimsy, they present items from the fourteenth century to the present. Beautifully photographed! Great gift ideas;

Shoes, A Celebration of Pumps, Sandals, Slippers & More by Linda O'Keeffe; Paperback, Published 1996; Discount Price $10.36
"A visual extravaganza" of over 1,000 "seductive photos... in glorious color"

Books Related to Eastern Cultures
Indian Interiors by von Schaewen (photog), Sethi (text), and Taschen (ed), Hardcover, Published 1999; Discount price $27.99
An extraordinary book! It fulfills the promise of its dust jacket. "...from the splendor of maharajas' palaces to the painted 'havelis' of medieval merchant barons in Gujarat and to mud huts in the Thar desert, it takes you on an intimate tour of India's architecture, lifestyles and living traditions... "
"Lovingly photographed and carefully researched..."
Text is in three languages: English, French, and German.

Uncut Cloth: Saris, Shawls and Sashes by Nasreen Askari, Liz Arthur; Paperback, Published 1999; Discount price $23.96
This study of uncut/unstitched cloth used throughout South Asia presents a feast of color and pattern! The combination of photographs and text explores the cultural significance of these textiles, as well as their visual beauty.

Traditional Indian Textiles by John Gillow and Nicholas Barnard; Paperback, Published 1993; Discount price $22.50
Dazzling color pictures provide an "unsurpassed visual record of these beautiful fabrics."

Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Yamuna Devi; Paperback, Published 1999; Discount price $24.47
The definitive volume on Indian vegetarian cooking, scruptulously adapted for American kitchens. Winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook fo the Year Award. Enough said. Thirteen reviews from readers, all 5 stars.

The Feng Shui House Book by Gina Lazenby; Hardcover, Published 1998; Discount price $23.96
Poetic, yet clear and concrete; beautiful and inspiring. "This book is the one to get you excited about Feng Shui." Understanding the link between our spiritual selves and our living spaces and it affects our well-being. Appropriate to the Western eye.

Yoga of the Heart Serious but not intimidating, this book explains the spiritual side of Yoga as well as the physical. Published 1998; Discount price $15.37

Beat Fatigue with Yoga The yoga book for those who really need it, but aren't ready for the whole nine yards yet. Published 1999; Discount price $8.76

Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation by Larry Rosenberg and David Guy; Hardcover, published 1998; Discount price $15.40
Explains the method of using the breath as a primary focus in mediation; "motivating even for the reluctant meditator." Five 5 star reviews.

Everyday Zen: Love and Work by Charlotte Joko Beck and Steve Smith; Paperback, Published 1989; Discount price $10.40
A rich source of practical wisdom; simple, yet so profound and powerful. Ten reviews, all 5 star.

The Way of Zen by Alan Watts; Paperback, published 1999; Discount price $9.60
1957 Classic, reissued. Historical, philosophical, scholarly. Six 5 star reviews.
Books to Inspire and Enchant
Joy of Ritual: Spiritual Recipes to Celebrate Milestones, Ease Transitions, and Make Every Day Sacred by Barbara Biziou; Paperback, Published 1999; Discount price $13.27
Imaginative, compelling ideas, a source of inspiration; helps you customize rituals to fit your own life; to "...mark significant times, ease us through transtitions, ...and bring stability."

The Art of Doing Nothing: Simple Ways to Make Time for Yourself by Veronicque Vienne and Erica Lennard; Paperback, Published 1998; Discount price $10.50
"A concentrated guide to cultivating a sense of serenity;" stress-reducing techniques "for harried hearts and overwrought minds." "Gives permission to celebrate idleness in all its mesmerizing forms."

Simple Pleasures: Soothing Suggestions and Small Comforts for Living Well Year Round by Taylor, Seton, and Greer; Paperback, Published 1997; Discount price $10.47
"An evocative, season-by-season compilation of stories, ideas, celebrate the simple joys that make life worthwhile." Illustrated with beautiful woodcuts.

Creating a Charmed Life: Sensible, Spiritual Secrets Every Busy Woman Should Know by Victoria Moran; Paperback, Published 1999; Discount price $9.60
The author shares her secrets for finding calm at the center of our busy lives. Insight, humor, and wisdom.
Six of seven Amazon reviewers gave this 5 stars; the holdout gave a 4!
Shelter for the Spirit: Create Your Own Haven in a Hectic World by Victoria Moran; Paperback, Published 1998; Discount price $9.60
Merges Eastern and Western spiritual traditions and adds practical advice to bring a sense of peace and renewal to your home.

Spirit of the Home: How to Make Your Home a Sanctuary by Jane Alexander; Paperback, Published 1998; Discount price $13.56
Create a sacred space and sanctuary based on your own needs and philosophy; discover peace and tranquility in the home. 20 drawings. Average 4 1/2 stars from ten reviewers.

Three books by the popular artist/author Sark. Handwritten and illustrated by Sark.

Succulent Wild Woman by Sark; Paperback, Published 1997; Discount price $12.00
Sark's most recent book teaches you to exult in the pleasure of living life to its fullest and to express yourself freely in all aspects of your life. Of 45 reviews on, 43 were 5 STARS! (The other two gave 4.)

Living Juicy: Daily Morsels for Your Creative Soul by Sark; Paperback, Published 1994; Discount price $12.76
Stories to inspire our creative freedom. Done in daily calendar format. Seven 5 star reviews.

Inspiration Sandwich by Sark; Paperback, Published 1992; Discount price $11.96
More stories to inspire our creative freedom. Ten of eleven reviewers on gave this book 5 stars. (The holdout gave 4.)

Books on Relationships
Girls to Women, Women to Girls by Bunny Mc Cune and Deb Traunstein, Published 1998; Discount price $11.96
Down to earth, common sense advice for women of all ages. Recommended as a gift for teens on the brink of womanhood. All eleven reviewers on gave this book 5 STARS!

Friend to Friend: Letters Only Women Could Write by Lois Wyse, Published 1997; Discount price $14.00
Through letters from famous women, celebrates loyalty and love.
Girlfriends by Jayne Wexler and Lauren Cowen; Published 1999; Discount price $19.25
The acclaimed book of photographs of women friends, annotated with carefully selected quotations.

Girlfriends for Life
by Carmen Renee Berry and Tamara Traeder, Published 1999; Discount price $11.16
A companion to the acclaimed book of photographs of women friends, one of's best-selling books.

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