Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Making New Orleans

Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the New Orleans lover?  Look no further.  Phillip Collier's Making New Orleans is one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen, and if you love New Orleans and it's fascinating history, then you'll love this book.  It is a tribute to all that New Orleans has contributed to the world over the centuries.  Of course we all know that this place has contributed more than it's fair share of music, cocktails, and food, but did you know that in it's heyday New Orleans was home to more than 1,200 factories, producing some of the nations finest furniture, foods, clothing, magazines, motorcycles, and planes?  Its true, and its all here in this 336 page coffee table book.

It also highlights the current products and things that are being made in New Orleans as we speak.  Everything from the brands that have been here all along to the ones that have made New Orleans their home post Katrina, you'll probably be surprised at how much New Orleans is still making.

I have been very close to this project for the past two years (my girlfriend literally wrote it), and I have seen the meticulous detail and research that went into making it.  It is filled with old photographs, advertisements, posters, and labels that most people have never seen.  Its a visual tour de force, a thing of beauty, and I promise you, whether you're a seasoned historian or just moved to the Crescent City, you'll learn something you didn't know before.  

You can order the book off of Phillip's website here, but after you do be sure to send him an email (phillip@phillipcollierdesigns.com) and he'll personalize and sign it for you at no extra charge.  Here's a sneak peak.  Order one now!  It's the perfect gift (but I promise you'll want one for yourself)!

The always entertaining Julia Reed wrote the introduction, and each section is opened with an essay by an acclaimed expert on the subject.  Be enlightened and entertained!

After you place your order, be sure to send Phillip a personal email (phillip@phillipcollierdesigns.com) and he'll personalize and sign your copy for no extra charge!  Hurry, this offer ends December 20th!

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