Popular blogger and lifestyle influencer Monika Hibbs shares her favourite recipes and crafts to bring thoughtful touches to all of life's moments--big or small.
Monika Hibbs has found joy in planning gatherings since she was a little girl, but it's not just the hallmark occasions she spends time thinking about. Over the years, she has learned just how important it is to slow down and savour life's simple, everyday moments, in addition to the holidays and milestones.
In Gather at Home, Monika Hibbs shares her favourite relaxed and easy ways to make your everyday moments and seasonal celebrations special. Use Monika's collection of over 100 simple recipes, crafts, and do-it-yourself projects, conveniently divided by season, to turn your Friday family games night, Mother's Day brunch, holiday dinner, or outdoor evening barbecue into something memorable, and to create other effortless moments that your friends and family will cherish for years to come. You'll find breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas to fit the mood of every season, as well as crafts and do-it-yourself projects you can easily get the kids involved with. Draw inspiration from the lush photography, and add Monika's extra-special touches to make every moment a well-crafted one that will show your family and friends just how much you care.
MONIKA HIBBS is the founder and creative director of the blog Monika Hibbs and one of Canada's most influential lifestyle trendsetters. Known for its gorgeous imagery and inspirational content, the award-winning blog provides a lush landscape rich with the latest trends in entertaining, home decor/interior design, beauty and fashion. Monika loves to entertain, and is always dreaming up her next event or finding new ways to make memories and build traditions for her family. She lives in Vancouver, BC.
“Fresh, airy, bright, and beautiful! Everything I expected this book from Monika and her talented team to be!” —Jillian Harris, author of Fraiche Food, Full Hearts
“Gather at Home is a breath of fresh air. Monika has opened the door to her world of creating effortlessly beautiful recipes and projects to elevate every moment and occasion.” —Shea McGee, founder of Studio McGee
“Entertaining friends and family at home is a true art form and Monika makes it so simple—even for someone who has little time, like me. The book is thoughtfully laid out, divided by seasons so there is something suited to every time of year! The tips are practical and easy to follow, and the imagery is gorgeous. Monika makes the aspirational achievable.” —Jaclyn Johnson, founder and CEO of Create & Cultivate and author of WorkParty
“Monika’s passion for making simple things extraordinary is evident throughout the pages of Gather at Home. Her delicious recipes and creative DIY projects have come together as a colourful and flavourful reminder to savour everyday life.” —Lisa Bevere, New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Messenger International
“Monika Hibbs’s first cookbook offers far more than simple how-tos of putting together a fabulous dish. . . . [she] gives even the most clumsy arts-and-crafter a cheat sheet on how to make, say, a bouquet of wild flowers look good, summertime pinwheels to thrill the kids and beeswax-covered food wrap to take eco-anxiety away.” —The Globe and Mail
“[The] emphasis on family is something Hibbs’s longtime followers and fans will be happy to see comes through prominently throughout the pages of Gather at Home.” —Vancouver Sun
“Vancouver-based food and lifestyle blogger Monika Hibbs has long been known for her gorgeous, dreamy photos and trend-driven inspirational content. She brings this style to Gather at Home. . . . It contains 100 homey recipes plus ‘DIYs’ and ideas for a year of beautiful entertaining and gift-giving.” —Canada.com