From the Abbeville Workshop

It’s Abbeville Holiday Gift Book Recommendation Day! Recently we’ve been trying to keep this space clear of blatant advertisements (stealthy links are always to be preferred), but during the holidays it just can’t be helped. One of the nice things, at least, about a little company like ours is that the same people trying to sell you products also had a strong hand in creating those products. Here are a few recent releases that we’re proud to have helped edit and design—and that we think might make excellent gifts for the stylish people in your life. (Click the links below the cover images for full bookpage details.)

egyptian   india2

Egyptian Wall Painting                         Daughters of India

museumoftheirown   tea

A Museum of Their Own                       The Tea Drinker’s Handbook

That’s three beautiful art books, two of which explore and celebrate the (still) underappreciated work of female artists, plus one funky-shaped, steamy tome for tea lovers. And speaking of winter drinks, we thought we’d throw in a bonus today: a couple of classy drink recipes guaranteed to induce merriment, courtesy of Abbeville’s American Bar:

  • Whiskey Hot Toddy
  • 3/4 oz lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz sugar syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • lemon
  • clove
  • Heat in a heat-resistant glass, fill with hot water, add lemon slice spiked with clove.
  • Waldorf-Astoria Eggnog
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 oz sugar syrup
  • 3/4 oz tawny port
  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 3 1/2 oz milk
  • 1/4 oz cream
  • nutmeg
  • Shake well over ice cubes in a shaker, strain into a large highball glass over ice cubes, sprinkle with nutmeg.

In the immortal words of the drunk Santa in Miracle on 34th Street: “It’s cold outside! A man’s gotta do somethin’ to keep warm!” And now if you’ll excuse us, we’re about to have our own jolly holiday lunch here at the office…cheers.

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