Must-have tomes to flick through at leisure
The Apricot Memoirs by Tess Guinery This collection of intimate prose and poetry offers profound wisdom and a chance for reflection. There’s also room to write your thoughts on the peach-coloured pages. Tess Guinery, $40. Mid-Century Modern: Icons of Design
by Frances Ambler & Here Design Featuring 96 iconic designs and original illustrations, this book would make a great gift for anyone obsessed with mid-century design. Thames & Hudson, $19.99. Destinations by Gourmet Traveller Remedy the pangs of wanderlust with this tome of exquisite travel photography. It will transport you from the mountains of Oman to the salt plains of the Atacama Desert. Bauer Media Books, $59.99. Suqar by Greg & Lucy Malouf Delight your tastebuds with this collection of Middle Eastern desserts including kanefeh and halva ice-cream. Hardie Grant, $55. Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi Here are 130 new, must-try dishes from chef Yotam Ottolenghi. What they have in common is their simplicity, whether it’s a 30-minute recipe or something you can make ahead. Penguin Random
House, $55. The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways What makes a hotel experience truly exceptional? And what does it take to run a successful hotel? The Monocle editors discuss these questions and reveal their favourite 100 places to stay. Gestalten, $99.50.
Stoned: Architects, Designers & Artists on the Rocks by Thijs Demeulemeester Marvel at some of the world’s most beautiful marble interiors and learn all about this of-the-moment material. The book will look fabulous on your coffee table, too. Lannoo, $99.R