I was so excited when Fleur announced that she was releasing a second book earlier this year. I absolutely loved her first book, The Glam Guide, because it was nothing like the lifestyle books I’d read before. Every page was telling me something new, not repeating the same old tips and tricks that we’ve all seen and heard. Not only that, but Fleur herself is such a lovely person and you can totally tell through the way she writes. She was the first person I ever subscribed to on YouTube back when she only had a few thousand subscribers and I’ve loved her ever since. She’s one of the few YouTubers who has stayed true to who they are, and I know I’m not the only one to pick up on that. It’s definitely this that makes her content so enjoyable to watch – she really feels like an old friend in all of her videos.
So, onto The Luxe Life, I pre-ordered it as soon as I saw WHSmith stocking them – and the best part is, I managed to get my hands on a signed edition. I would have loved to attend a book signing but large crowds aren’t really my thing, and I wasn’t sure how busy the event would be – not to mention how far I’d have to travel to attend one. But having a signature in my copy still makes it just that little bit more special.
The book cover is stunning – I mean, white and rose gold, seriously, how can it not be?! And of course, Fleur herself looks gorgeous as ever on the front. Both inside and out, this book is definitely the ‘older sister’ version of The Glam Guide. With me turning 21 next week, I’m definitely all for the more sophisticated and luxurious topics that this book covers: from black tie events, to being the best hostess, and cooking up some delicious recipes – it has it all. The photography is beautiful – the dresses, hair and makeup, and all the pretty illustrations tie it together making this the perfect sequel to Fleur’s first book.
I think my favourite chapter has to be ‘Luxe At Home’ where everything from decor, to home fragrances, to wardrobe organisation is covered in step by step detail. If you’ve watched Fleur’s London Flat Tour, you’ll know she has a very unique style, and she shares exactly how she does it in this chapter. I mean, there’s even a section on how to burn a candle so that no wax ends up being wasted – so handy if you’re a lover of Diptique and Jo Malone! The book is brimming with so many new and interesting lessons, so you’re bound to learn lots of things that you never knew before.
Have you read The Luxe Life yet?