Sounds pretty perfect, right? This is the introduction to Pia and Simon Pearce's new book, A Way of Living.
Mr. Southern (alas, who is not really Southern at all) grew up near one of Simon Pearce's shops and has known about Simon Pearce glass for years.
I first learned of Simon Pearce while watching Sweet Home Alabama (Something's Gotta Give also features Simon Pearce work). I just loved the glass, but Mr. Southern identified it as Simon Pearce immediately.
We love it so much, we registered there for our wedding. No crystal, just Simon Pearce. They have a fantastic registry program.
A Way of Living features 180 pages of glorious photographs and 27 recipes from the Simon Pearce restaurants. It aims to show the reader the "inspirations and the personal significance" of their glass and pottery items in order to create a beautiful way of living.
In truth, perhaps the book is a large glorious catalog of Simon Pearce offerings. Regardless, I will be awaiting to purchase October 8 at the Atlanta book signing.
Click here for locations and dates for the book signing.
Note: all photos obtained from Simon Pearce's website and admittedly used without permission.
Post Script- photos used WITH permission and what great news about the recipes! The food is really quite fabulous at the restaurant I've visited.