By Clinton Kelly
The variety guru and writer of Freakin’ Fabulous indicates you the way to have it all—haute style, foodstuff and décor—at bargain-basement prices.
You’ve noticeable him dish out way of life pointers on ABC’s The Chew and serve up model recommendation on TLC’s What to not Wear. Now Clinton Kelly—America’s favourite professional on, good, everything—applies his outstanding experience of fashion and humor to all facets of existence, from eating and interesting to adorning and etiquette. And he does all of it without spending a fortune!
In this inventive new number of prerequisites, whatnots, and need-to-knows, Clinton Kelly proves that it doesn’t take some huge cash to appear like 1000000 greenbacks. actually, you could costume, entertain, and beautify in a fashion that makes everybody think you’re filthy rich!
Clinton indicates you the way to:
LOOK YOUR BEST—FOR LESS
Put jointly attractive clothier appears to be like at a fragment of the cost!
EAT LIKE A KING (OR QUEEN)
Stuffed Artichokes! pork Bourguignon! Chocolate Soufflé!
LIVE IT UP & occasion DOWN
Throw amazing dinner events that won’t holiday the bank!
DIY your house, stylish HOME
Make your personal “mercury glass” lamps, haute-couture napkins, high-end centerpieces, and MoMA-worthy paintings!
Packed with full-color images, bargain-hunting assistance, posh celebration principles, easy-but extraordinary recipes, stunning domestic tasks, and daily indulgences that don’t price a dime, Clinton’s publication is the fitting healthy for any dimension checking account. Now that’s freakin’ fabulous!
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