“Cathy’s handmade invitations are themselves works of art as individual as the artist being celebrated”

—from the Foreword by Joanna Coles

Approaching life with an aesthetic eye and a good dose of whimsy, entertaining guru Cathy Graham takes pleasure in the creativity of gracious living. In her upcoming book, Second Bloom: Cathy Graham's Art of the Table. Cathy shares ideas and inspiration from her renowned dinner parties. Her essentials of party planning include magnificent table settings, creative linens, place cards, floral landscapes and miniature collections, all part of her signature style that makes her events so memorable.

As a professional illustrator and renowned hostess, Cathy Graham has filled her book with her eclectic, whimsical and charming aesthetic. Second Bloom is a visual feast of casual cocktail parties, beachside gatherings, festive holidays and more—all photographed by the talented Quentin Bacon and Andrew Ingalls. Along with her inspirational entertaining ideas and charming sketches, Cathy demonstrates how to arrange flowers, create original invitations and add a sense of humor to every event.

Foreword by Joanna Coles, Chief Content officer of Hearst Publications, and written with Alexis Clark, former editor at Town & Country.  Published by Vendome Press—October 2017.