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Spicers Retreats Best Lounge Reads

Drunk Furniture


Book by Rhodri Marsden and S. Bee – Spicers Balfour Hotel

When a comedian writes a book, you know you’re in for an entertaining read. “Drunk Furniture” is a sobering, sofa-ing photographic study of over 80 tipsy loungers in their natural habitat – what more could you want from a book!?


French Chic Living: Simple Ways to Make Your Home Beautiful


Book by Florence de Dampierre – Spicers Clovelly Estate

For a book that perfectly encapsulates all that is Spicers Clovelly Estate, you can’t go pasT French Chic Living. This book is filled to the brim with tips and tricks to maintaining a stylish home – from stocking the pantry to washing and storing delicate linens, it’s a book that embodies the French spirit of our beautiful hinterland Estate.


How to Greet the Queen: And Other Questions of Modern Etiquette


Book by Caroline Taggart – Spicers Hidden Vale

Ever wondered how to meet and greet the Queen and other royals? Or how to elegantly enter and exit cars? Or simply how to look like you’re not bored to death? Of course you have! Well luckily for you, this amusing, tongue-in-cheek book of complete etiquette will have you prepared for any occasion.


Spicers Peak Lodge: The story behind its construction

Self-published book on site – Spicers Peak Lodge
Perhaps what makes Spicers Peak Lodge so special to the Spicers Retreats family is that it was designed from the ground up by our owner Jude Turner. From the installation of the well travelled Scotish bluestone to transporting furniture by forklift and installing electricity to reach 1200 metres into the clouds, this book details the labour of love, and the story behind building Spicers Peak Lodge.


Kings Cross: A Biography


Book by Louis Nowra – Spicers Potts Point

Spicers Potts Point wouldn’t be complete without a book on the iconic history of neighbouring suburb, Kings Cross. Nowra explores the fascinating history and the exciting future of his beloved neighbourhood, to tell a story of of modern architecture, design, fashion and music.


70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses: Three decades of domestic architecture


Book by Karen McCartney – Spicers Sangoma Retreat

With over 20 years experience in art, design and style, Karen McCartney delves into three decades of this nations most formidable houses. Teamed with impeccable photography and some of Australia’s most renowned architecture, this book will keep you enthralled for hours.


The Tropical Modern House


Book by Raul A Barreneche – Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Raul A. Barreneche has searched the Earth to find some the of the world’s most incredible examples of residential design, in some of the most breathtaking settings in the world. But these aren’t just any houses, they’re houses that embrace the tropical lifestyle, with open-air rooms, shady courtyards, sunny patios, and cool stucco walls – yes please!


Wine Dogs of Australia


Book publisher in Rozelle – Spicers Vineyards Estate

Featuring over 150 wineries across Australia with stunning photos of their loyal pooches, this book is the perfect read for those who don’t like to take their wine tasting too seriously! From purebreds to crossbreeds and toilet-roll thieves to crop-dusters, this book has been created all for the love of our canine counterparts and delicious wine.