Author(s): Julie Pointer-Adams
"An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment." --Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk
Wabi-Sabi Welcome is sharing a pot of tea with friends. It is preparing delicious food to nourish, not to show off. It's keeping a basket of cozy slippers at the door for guests. It is well-worn linens, bouquets of foraged branches, mismatched silverware, and heirloom bowls infused with the spirit of meals served with love.
In this lush entertaining manual, author Julie Pointer Adams invites readers into artful, easygoing homes around the world--in Denmark, California, France, Italy, and Japan--and teaches us how to turn the generous act of getting together into the deeper art of being together.
In this book, readers will find: unexpected, thoughtful ideas and recipes from around the world; tips for creating an intimate, welcoming environment; guidelines for choosing enduring, natural decor for the home; and inspiring photographs from homes where wabi-sabi is woven into daily living.
Wabi-Sabi at Home is a visual field guide to creating an intimate, comfortable, and authentic environment for entertaining guests, driven by the wabi-sabi aesthetic and ideology of embracing the imperfect.
"In her new book, entertaining guru Julie Pointer Adams celebrates wabi-sabi, the zen philosophy that encourages us to chill out and enjoy the moment."--Food & Wine "An antidote to the veneer of perfectionism so often presented by books of its kind, Wabi-Sabi Welcome offers readers license to slow down and host guests with humility, intention, and contentment."--Nathan Williams, founder of Kinfolk "Wabi-Sabi Welcome is a beautiful book. It reminds us of that which is most important: a slower pace, a genuine spirit, and time with the people we care for. Julie's writing is perfectly balanced and down-to-earth, and the photos, recipes, and stories inspire us to live well and thoughtfully."--Karen Mordechai, author of Sunday Suppers "Quite simply, Julie's take on entertaining is a primer on how to be a genuine, thoughtful friend. She has always embodied effortless grace and humility for me, and I'm grateful to have been the recipient of her little beam of light over the years. She demystifies that same magic for us now."--Amy Merrick, floral designer
Julie Pointer Adams grew up in Santa Barbara, California, where backyard barbecues, perpetually open doors, and picnics at the beach strongly shaped her sense of what intimate, casual entertaining should be. A background in the studio arts and literature led her to pursue a master of fine arts in environment design, specifically exploring how spaces can better connect us and provide a sense of belonging-especially through sharing our homes and eating together. Having developed and managed Kinfolk magazine's original dinner and workshop series alongside editor Nathan Williams for several years, Julie has planned, hosted, and overseen hundreds of both small and not-so-small gatherings all over the world. Julie currently resides in Santa Barbara with her husband, Ryan, in a tiny, light-filled artist's studio, where they love to cook together, take photographs, host friends, and lounge in the sun.