Alicia Rountree Fresh Island Style: Casual Entertaining and Inspirations from a Tropical Place
Written by Alicia Rountree and Caitlin Leffel, Photographed by Dewey Nicks, Foreword by Glenda Bailey
Alicia Rountree's debut book is a refreshing guide for achieving harmony and health in your life, showing readers how to create casual gatherings as well as daily rituals to enhance their well-being.
Inspired by the colors and textures of her tropical roots, Alicia Rountree shares her carefree lifestyle in her paradisiacal home in Mauritius--from a picnic on a sandbank to a sunset dinner on the beach and quiet time at home sipping tisanes. Her refreshing entertaining style is shown at her family's beach retreat and colonial stone homes as well as on deserted beaches. Chic tabletops are dressed up with a mix of heirloom and contemporary tableware, palmiers are worked into table decor, and fresh herbs or flowers are tucked in napkin rings fashioned from twine. Throughout Alicia also offers advice to promote wellness in daily life, such as energizing recipes including a lemongrass tonic, avocado toast, and nourishing dal. Vases full of vibrant blooms, such as bird-of-paradise and palm fronds, are used to create a serene decor. For the style-conscious and health-minded, Alicia's outlook is uplifting.
About The Author
Multifaceted entrepreneur--nutrition/wellness coach and swimwear designer--and Wilhelmina model Alicia Rountree has been inspired by her childhood home in Mauritius, an island in the Indian Ocean. Rountree was a cofounder of the New York City restaurant Tartinery in 2010. In 2019 her eco-friendly swimwear line, Alicia Swim, launched, and her collections of bed linens and towels and a tabletop line are next. Glenda Bailey is the editor-and-chief of Harper's Bazaar. Dewey Nicks is a photographer and film director whose work has appeared in magazines such as Vogue and GQ. Nicks has also created advertising images for clients such as Ralph Lauren.