I am proud to announce the launch of my first Coffee Table Book! published by Thames & Hudson’s; the photographs were taken by my dear friend Herbert Ypma of the Hip Hotel series. The book is now available in Hong Kong bookstores, and will soon be available all over the world. Raphael Le Masne, CEO of Shanghai Tang, has kindly offered to host a book signing Thursday October 18th, at Shanghai Tang The Mansion Hong Kong. Everyone is invited!!!!!! I would be honoured if you could attend. My brother in -law Jean Claude has also promised to come and support me. I am not Martha Stewart nor Colin Cowie, both great lifestyle gurus, but I wanted to share a few ideas and thoughts with you through my book; not just about 'how' to entertain family and friends..but 'why'. I know too many people going through life crisis… parents and children not communicating, husband and wife growing apart…and I blame it on the fact, that perhaps, we just don’t make enough efforts in our home with our families. We get back late from work, usually exhausted, we step into an old comfy jogging suit, eat in front of the TV, while texting our friends, a fast food dinner served in a hurry….it is so much easier than arranging a nice table, slip on a chic caftan, and speak to our husband and children about their day..but it isn’t. That is what I am trying to convey in my book. Make it simple, make it work!