This morning I woke up to the news that there’s an exclusive preview of Pippa’s book in the Mail on Sunday’s You magazine. I popped over to the paper shop and purchased a copy of the newspaper especially for the supplement.
I thought I’d give you a quick overview of the supplement in case you were thinking if heading out to buy it later, if you missed buying it before the shops closed or if wasn’t available to buy where you live.
Here’s a look at the magazine with the paper:
About the supplement:
The supplement is a 24-page ‘pull out section’ in The Daily Mail’s You magazine. This is part one of two specials, focusing on halloween and bonfire night ideas. Next week’s supplement will include some ideas for sunday lunch, supper and traditional Highland tea.
The supplement starts with a foreword from Pippa, which I believe is extracted from her book. You can actually read this on The Daily Mail’s website here. In the foreword Pippa acknowledges how she has become a household name due to her sister, brother-in-law and her bottom! She writes plenty about how she finds it all a bit strange, but she is thankful that the ‘fame’ has led to the opportunity to publish her own party book:
It’s a bit startling to achieve global recognition (if that’s the right word) before the age of thirty, on account of your sister, your brother-in-law and your bottom.
One day, I might be able to make sense of this. In the meantime, I think it’s fair to say that it has its upside and its downside. I certainly have opportunities many can only dream of, but in most ways I’m a typical girl in her twenties trying to forge a career and represent herself in what can sometimes seem rather strange circumstances.’
I am by nature an optimist, so I tend to concentrate on the advantages. One of the most attractive has been the chance to publish Celebrate.
Just this little glimpse into Pippa’s thoughts is enough to make me excited about the book: I suspect it might be full of little tidbits about her life for us obsessive fans!
Stand out ideas:
It’s safe to say I love a lot of Pippa’s party ideas. On the first page there is a little pumpkin studded with little “ghost” lollypops and think it’s a very clever idea. It’s cheap, simple and really fun to make. I also loved the butternut squashes painted with glitter – another really simple litte idea that I’d never have thought of. They make a creative and effective centerpiece for the table. Finally, the bean-stuffed peppers recipe looks delicious: I’ll be making those next week for dinner. Yum!
Inner page: creepy cocktail recipes, Halloween themed games and the ‘doughnut tree’ (which looks awesome!)
The magazine supplement makes me really excited about Pippa’s book, which looks like it’ll be bursting with tips. I think I’m going to be quite impressed if this is anything to go by! I really like easy, cheap and quick-to-implement ideas and it appears that Pippa’s book will tick all of those boxes if this magazine preview is anything to go by!
I’ll be reviewing next week’s supplement too, so check back then!
Pre-order Celebrate now:
US fans – You can pre-order it from Amazon.com for $31.50 using the link below:
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UK fans – You can pre-order it from Amazon.co.uk for £12.50 using the link below:
[schema type="book" url="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0718176782/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=0718176782&linkCode=as2&tag=super00-21" name="Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends " description="Pippa Middleton's first book, Celebrate, is due out on October 25th. It is said to be a collection of party planning tips, written by Pippa." author="Pippa Middleton" publisher="Michael Joseph, Penguin" pubdate="2011-10-25" isbn="0718176782" hardcover="yes" ]
Watch ABC news’ report about the book:
*Prices correct at time of publishing post. May be subject to change, but I think Amazon honours a lowest price policy.