City Lifestyle

Want to start a publication?

Learn More

Featured Article

Season’s Readings

Deck Your Shelves with These New Holiday Releases

Board Games to Create and Play: Invent 100s of games with friends and family by Kevan Davis, Viviane Schwarz (Illustrated by)

Take Game Night to the next level by creating your own unique board games. This interactive gaming book is packed with 20 customizable and reusable boards along with tips, tricks, and mechanics on how to design the perfect game.

South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations by Sean Brock

“Best Chef Southeast” James Beard Award winner and devoted evangelist for Southern cuisine, Sean Brock is back with a beautiful new cookbook full of recipes for Southern-food lovers.

Vegan Holiday Cooking: 60 Meatless, Dairy-Free Recipes Full of Festive Flavors by Kirsten Kaminski

Whether you are looking to add a few healthier offerings to lighten up your holiday meal or you want to make a full menu of delicious vegan dishes, this cookbook covers every course from appetizer to dessert, with many recipes reminiscent of comforting holiday favorites.

The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book: 60 Easy and Fun Dessert Recipes for Every Holiday, Birthday, Milestone and More by Tiffany Dahle

Suitable for children 6 and up this book modifies recipes to help kids learn the basics of baking (how to use a mixer to cream butter and sugar, how to melt chocolate) with a little parental involvement (preheating or taking cakes from the oven,) helping families spend time together and teaching children lifelong kitchen skills.

Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) returns in a festive new Shopaholic adventure filled with holiday cheer and unexpected gifts. Becky's hosting Christmas this year and her big-hearted plans are quickly taking an unexpected turn towards disaster. Will chaos ensue or will she manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas after all?

Let It Snow by Nancy Thayer

As Christina Antonioni decorates and unpacks some last minute Christmas shipments at her Nantucket toy store, she wonders if she’ll be able to keep her business open when her landlord raises her rent. But after bonding with her landlord’s sweet, young granddaughter who frequents the shop, Christina quickly realizes this Christmas may turn out better than she ever imagined.

White Elephant by Trish Harnetiaux

A real estate firm’s yearly White Elephant gift exchange is all about bragging rights for who can buy the most coveted gift, so everyone is puzzled when an antique cowboy statue shows up—everyone except the firm’s owner and his wife. Over the course of the evening, they must figure out who brought the statue and what secrets they know.

Are you looking to cook up a culinary masterpiece, create your own customized board game, or curl up with some cozy novels this holiday season? Whatever your winter mood, we have the perfect new releases for giving as gifts or adding to your own collection.