Summer Read: NJ Author Pens Gardening How-To

Aileen Bordman's "Everyday Monet" offers Martha Stewart-style living and entertaining tips...

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Everyday Monet is a just-published lifestyle, gardening, entertaining guide by NJ resident Aileen Bordman.

Looking for a fun summer read? Grab a copy of just-published Everyday Monet and learn how to “Monet-ify” your life. If you’re a fan of Impressionist art, as well as Martha Stewart-style living, entertaining and gardening tips, this beautifully designed book is for you.

Inspired by painter Claude Monet’s home and paintings, Verona resident Aileen Bordman filled Everyday Monet (Dey Street Books, $26.99) with insights, step-by-step instructions, musings, recipes, gorgeous photography and how-to graphics. Everyday Monet teaches how to grow a garden like Monet, preserve a waterlily inside the home, decorate a dining room table inspired by Monet’s aesthetic, and prepare foods that delight your inner-Impressionist.

Aileen has long been influenced by the work of Monet, one of the founders of French Impressionist painting, whose works capture the simple beauties of fin de siècle French life—from waterlilies to haystacks. With direct access to Giverny through a pair of insiders—her mother, a steward of the Giverny estate, and its head gardener—Aileen’s new book transports readers to Monet’s garden at Giverny, the third-most-visited site in France.

Aileen Bordman is the president and founder of Monet’s Palate, Inc., a company dedicated to sharing the world of Claude Monet. She is the author of Monet’s Palate and co-author of Monet’s Palate Cookbook: The Artist & His Kitchen Garden at Giverny with Derek Fell, including a foreword by actress Meryl Streep, who says, “Aileen has captured the essence of Giverny in the beautiful text and photography of Everyday Monet.”

Learn more at The Monet’s Palate Facebook page, where 75,000 fans share their admiration of Claude Monet’s art and garden.

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