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Pack & Bring – August 2013

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Beach Reads
In line with our “Wedding” theme this month, we have selected some books that might make great reading for interesting ideas and sheer fun even for those not into the wedding game.

Vogue Wedding: Brides, Dresses,Designers
Vogue WeddingsBy Hamish Bowles & Vera Wang
A collection of 400 iconic photos of weddings, and in particular of wedding dresses of royalty, social figures, models, artists, actors, musicians, and designers who have appeared in Vogue through the magazine’s 120-year history. Some of them are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in London, Carolina Herrera Jr., and Miguel Báez Spinola in Spain, Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars in Italy, Kate Moss and Jamie Hince in the Cotswolds, as well as the famous pick of Bianca and Mick Jagger in the car after their wedding in St. Tropez. A myriad of romantic settings around the world are captured, from castles and cathedrals to secluded hideaways by the sea or countryside. The book has special chapters on model brides, such as Cindy Crawford, Coco Rocha, and Natalia Vodianova, and some of the most fashion-forward bridal photo shoots are added for a wedding dreamer´s delight.
Price: Bt2,295 (US$73.40)
Available at Asia Books

Wedding in Ancient Athens
the-wedding-in-ancient-athensBy John H. Oakley
This historical and visually impressive book reconstructs the stages of the ancient Greek wedding ceremony by using an innovative source: vase paintings from the sixth to fourth centuries AD. The Greek terms and technical vocabulary are explained within the text, easing the reading experience for non-professionals. A detailed analysis follows and offers an insightful peek into the ancient Mediterranean culture, especially from a woman´s perspective.
Price: Bt848 (US$ 27.12)
Available at Asia Books

Martha Stewart´s Wedding Cakes
Martha Stewards Wedding CakesBy Martha Stewart
Famous TV-chef, a successful businesswoman, a magazine publisher and an author, Martha Stewart has probably as many cake ideas as her professions. Together more than 100 gathered in this wedding cake book. There are cakes blooming with fresh flowers, homespun strawberry shortcakes, and fondant-covered cake towers. Not only a visual treat; this book also offers step-by-step recipes for these wedding day treats. Moreover, Wendy Kromer, who works as a baker and a decorator for Stewart shares her trade secrets with readers on how to make their cakes perfectly moist and fluffy.
Price: Bt1,665 (US$ 53.25)
Available at Asia Books

Colin Cowie Wedding Chic: 1,001 Ideas for Every Moment of Your Celebration
colin-cowie-wedding-chic-1001-ideas-for-every-moment-of-your-celebrationBy Colin Cowie
South African lifestyle expert Colin Cowie has designed weddings and events for celebrities such as Hugh Hefner, Kelsey Grammer, and Lisa Kudrow, and is a frequent guest in the “Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Ellen Degeneres Show.” Cowie´s book, “Wedding Chic,” puts his numerous ideas in between two covers, accompanied by magnificent photographs. Readers will find tips on almost anything concerning weddings: appearance for the bride, groom, and attendants, as well as bouquets, ceremony décor, centerpieces, reception décor, food and drink, cakes, invitations, gifts, ceremony, music and after-party. Big or small weddings, the reader can find tips on how to make their weddings personalized and perfect up to the smallest detail.
Price: Bt1,165 (US$37.26)
Available at Asia Books

Travel Gear
Traveling with children is not always easy but with these five unique travel must haves family travel are enjoyable and fun!

Babee Covee 6-in-1 Baby/Toddler Travel Blanket
Babee covee 6-in-1-elephant-pink GIANTBabee Covee is an award-winning versatile baby blanket and cover that is six products in one. It makes daily life easy with the baby by eliminating the need to buy, pack, and carry bulky single-use items while helping to protect them from germs wherever you go. The trendy product offers nine different styles and can be used as: car seat “tent” cover, nursing cover, shopping cart cover, high chair cover, stroller cover/blanket, and playtime blanket.
Price: US$39.99-US$49.99
www.babeecovee.com

ZizzyBee Bags
Zizzybee bagsZizzyBee Bags are handy, compact, reusable, washable, and eco-friendly bags convenient for every part of your life. They help you store and organize just about anything! From diapers/wipes, make-up and sports gear, to even purse clutter these trendy bags makes organization easy. ZizzyBee Bags are especially handy for snacks and toys for road trips, for swimwear and goggles (perfect for wet bathing suits after a day at the pool or beach), and even for adults: use for the gym or when traveling for toiletries and other odds and ends that need to be organized in one spot. Reduce single-use bag waste while keeping life’s clutter cleaned up. With two eco-friendly bag sizes to choose from, ZizzyBee Bags are a perfect fit for storage and travel needs.
Price: US$15.99-US$19.99
www.zizzybeebags.com

DistrACTION cards
DistrACTION CardsWhether it’s no-batteries wheels-up time, an unexpected wait, or a car trip that has gone on too long, Bee-Stractor DistrACTION cards can turn the tide before boredom becomes bad behavior. Believe it or not, they’ve also been independently proven to reduce IV pain for blood draws in kids, so imagine how effective they are for sibling rivalry or boredom. When the iPad’s out of charge, the trip is too long, and you just need some peace, Bee-Stractor DistrACTION cards are the answer.
Price: US$6.95-US$9.95
www.buzzy4shots.com

Activity Books from KidsLovePlay.com
Activity Books from KidsLovePlay Around The World Sticker BookWhile traveling, children can discover, explore, and express their creativity… which means they are kept busy! Sticker or other activity books are perfect for summer travel and educate your children on fun topics like cultures from around the world, dream jobs, and real life heroes. Each sticker book comes with hundreds of stickers and can be used as a picturebook to look at once the stickers are completed. These engaging activity books will stimulate children’s intelligence and creativity during those hot summer months.
Price: US$8.00-US$13.00
www.kidsloveplay.com

House of Botori - Chic Travel Diaper Bags
House Of Botori Ginika ToteHouse of Botori offers contemporary mom and baby diaper bags and accessories in various signature prints inspired by multiple African cultures to take the “blah” out of diaper bags. This creative brand blends fashion-forward looks with bold, beautiful colors that deliver a unique and progressive look for the modern mom and baby. House of Botori offers a chic selection of diaper bags, nursing covers, lunch bags, and work totes — each designed with expressive moms in mind. For moms on the go, the Ginika Tote is a chic travel diaper bag, the perfect travel companion to hold everything their little ones need and more, all while looking effortlessly stylish.
Price: US$79.97
www.houseofbotori.com