I was recently in California on a press trip and found myself sitting next to the Editor-in-chief of Gardenista (sister site to Remodelista), Michelle Slatalla, at lunch. Not only was Michelle amazing company but she also mentioned her newly launched book, Gardenista: The Definitive Guide to Stylish Outdoor Spaces. As an enthusiastic gardener, if not a particularly successful one, I ordered it immediately and was delighted to discover on its arrival, the loveliest of garden books! Full to the brim with gorgeous gardens from LA to London, Gardenista is both a perfect starting point with DIY ideas and all-in one manual when questions arise. I also felt like it truly spoke to me as opposed to a typical garden book that assumes you're a gardening genius. So whether you have a new, or old, garden or merely inspire to have one, this is the book for you. It's also the perfect gift for the holidays.