A Year of Stories, Pictures, and Recipes from a City Girl in the Country
From New York style icon and fashion insider Amanda Brooks, a charming and inspiring meditation on life in her newly adopted home, a farm in the English countryside.
In search of a quieter, simpler life away from the hustle of the city, style icon and longtime New Yorker Amanda Brooks moved with her family in 2012 from New York City to her husband's farm in England. Originally intended to be a yearlong creative sabbatical, Brooks's relocation became permanent as she discovered newfound personal and professional freedom, told here through a year's changing seasons. Creatively inspiring, warm and witty, and brimming with delicious recipes and entertaining how-tos, Farm from Home is a chronicle of the joys and challenges of a more focused way of living. For anyone who has longed for an escape from their hectic schedule, whether for a week, a year, or a lifetime, Brooks shares the unexpected satisfaction of slowing down, reconnecting with nature, and making the most of each day.
Amanda Brooks is the author of I Love Your Style and Always Pack a Party Dress. She is currently a contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler and Architectural Digest and has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, and British Vogue. The former fashion director of Barneys New York and creative director of Tuleh, she has appeared on Today, The Early Show, and National Public Radio. She lives with her husband and two children in Oxfordshire, England.