Books: A Life Less Ordinary {i gigi}

July 08, 2013

So many of you responded favorably
to my post about i gigi and the amazing new book.

After buying a copy, I have been savoring
the contents...simply luxuriating
in the quiet humility
and wisdom of
A Life Less Ordinary: interiors and inspirations
Zoe Ellison and Alex Legendre.

I highly recommend this enchanting
book by these talented women!

A Life Less Ordinary: interiors and inspirations

Though summer is bursting with happy color,
in my heart it is the faded i gigi neutrals
that soothe. 

'A life less ordinary' certainly applies
to my personal BRCA2 journey right now.
I'm still healing and allowing
this experience to deepen my compassion
and teach me greater humility.

The authors offer all sorts of wisdom
for creating beautiful interiors by
shunning convention and ignoring the rules.

The love and attention to detail
the designers apply to their lives
and i gigi is infectious.

 Oh, this book is a gem you should not miss!
Who is in for a trip to see the shop i gigi
in person...let's go!

Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. A life less ordinary... shunning convention and ignoring the rules... love and attention to detail -- sounds like a guide to how to live well and deeply as well as how to create an extraordinary home. Sending healing thoughts your way, Michele. XOXO

  2. It looks like a gem...cant wait to get my hands on it!

  3. Looks like a great book! Love the pics with a mix of vintage and modern...
    Hugs Elisabeth

  4. I just ordered the book and can't wait to see this gem! Take care of yourself girlfriend!


  5. This book looks amazing and is now on my list.
    Hope that all is well with you, sweet Michele.
    Happy Tuesday.

  6. I am in! How are you feeling? The book looks like a little slice of heaven and sounds like you really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recommendation, always room on my shelves for one more great book!

  7. You are handling all of this with such grace Michele - I admire you so much for that! This book looks lovely and the environments are so soothing. I can see why they are speaking to you right now! Take care.

  8. Thanks for the recommendation! As I have already mentioned to you before, our first little one is due in only four weeks now! I will have a few hours betweeen naps that would be great for reading a book like this...or sleeping I am told. Hope you have a great day! -Tonya

  9. Moi!!! I will go with you! This book is soooo you (and me!).

    Thinking of you often, fave sis. Promise to call soon.

    Love to you and yours.


  10. This book is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.


  11. I must have missed a previous post about the book, I'll have to go find it.What i see here is so appealing. The neutrals are beautiful and calming, and alot of the things they have done with the rooms look like 3 dimensional art to me. I love the look and the idea of going against the rules too... very very much...


  12. Thanks for sharing this Michele! Gorgeous photos you've shared and I will need to order this one:)

    Hope you are enjoying your summer and feeling well. One day at a time:)


  13. Looks like a "must' to add to my ever growing collection of design books...gorgeous images!

  14. Thanks for the heads up about the book. Count me in for the field trip!

  15. Looks like a fabulous book, I am off to Amazon to check it out. Wishing you a speedy recovery....


  16. Another amazing book to add to my list!!! You're always informing us on the best books... what would we do without you! Hope you and your beautiful family are doing well. I hope you're recovering is going well, you're an inspiration to all of us!


  17. Looks beautiful, thanks for the heads up! :-)

  18. I have not heard of this book but I WANT it now!! It looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us....


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