Two time James Beard Award winner Laura Calder’s show, French Food at Home aired in Canada and USA, and her cookbooks were all best-sellers (including one she wrote in French while living in Paris). Her latest book, The Inviting Life (Penguin Random House) is available through Amazon or your favourite local bookstore and is the perfect Host/Hostess gift. Far more than a guide to homemaking and being a fine host—although it is definitely all that too—The Inviting Life is about how to live each day with a desire and determination to turn the ordinary into something lovely. It’s also a book about why we should bother. Whether the subject is décor, ambience, shopping, feeding weary travelers, mixing cocktails, planning dinner parties, or getting yourself motivated for spring cleaning, Laura Calder affirms the value of our everyday activities and shows how beauty, creativity, and delight have the power to change the world. This one-of-a-kind book is a page-turning narrative about Laura’s own hosting. You can also get your daily dose of Laura on Instagram @laura_calder. Proud to be her agent and book her speaking engagements and endorsements as I do for all of my wonderful clients.