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 grind, Amanda Brooks moved with her family in 2012 from New York City to her husband's family farm in Oxfordshire, England. Originally intended to be a yearlong creative sabbatical, Brooks's relocation became permanent. Farm from Home is her chronicle of newfound freedom, told through a year's changing seasons. She describes the adjustment to her new surroundings with gorgeous detail and photographs, finding joy in unexpected moments each day and punctuating each month with delicious recipes that use ingredients from her own garden and farm.
Creatively inspiring, warmly personal and witty, and brimming with cooking and entertaining how-tos, Farm from Home is Amanda Brooks's chronicle of the joys and challenges of a more focused lifestyle, away from harried routines and the sounds of city streets. For anyone who has longed for an escape from their hectic schedule, whether for a year, a week, or a lifetime, Brooks shares the unexpected satisfaction of slowing down, reconnecting with nature, and making the most of a simpler life.
About the Author
Amanda Brooks is the author of I Love Your Style and Always Pack a Party Dress. She is currently a contributing editor at Conde 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.
Praise for Farm From Home:
"Personal stories, family recipes, and pictures of her bumper rosebushes, gleaming horses, and floral-wallpapered cottage show a rural life that's far dreamier than the New York fashion scene [Brooks] left behind six years ago." - Martha Stewart Living
"A treat and an inspiration." - Laura Baily, Vogue.co.uk
"[A] pure delight!... This is a book I cherish now, and I'm sure I will for years to come." - Summersays.com
"Farm from Home will transport you to a pastoral dreamscape that is Amanda's real life at Fairgreen Farm. The elegantsimplicity of this book is an escape and an antidote to the pressures of our modern age. Amanda's world is beautiful, wholesome, and hearty - and her food is delicious!" - Jessica Seinfeld, author of Food Swings
"Farm from Home is a classic fairytale in reverse. A Manhattan 'It Girl' moves to a working farm in England and finds happiness in the simple things. Amanda Brooks places us right in her wellies as she takes us through a year at Fairgreen Farm, creating a new life for herself and her family. It's a fantasy I often write about, but Amanda is the real-life version. This beautiful and intimate diary includes Amanda's own home photos and country-inspired recipes. Farm from Home is an enchanting read and a wonderful reminder about learning to enjoy life in the slow lane." - Nancy Meyers, writer, director, and producer of Something's Gotta Give, The Holiday, and It's Complicated
"Oh, how we laughed when this New Yorker said she could bake an applecrumble and make a horse jump over a wall. But then she did." - Jeremy Clarkson, host of The Grand Tour