For your friends, lovers, and partners––for you
A companion guide for everyone who cares about where they focus, be it on moments of note or affection or celebration. Be the voice we'd miss if you weren't there.
Listen to the introduction and follow along by browsing through the first image gallery (below), and tune in to the nuances of a quality audio recording. Go on, press the play button.
Aching Beauty. The title highlights the life in front of us, beckoning for some attention, our ache for beauty. So we don't drown in bitterness, fury and sorrow from society's expectation for us to conform. But rather to turn our imaginations on and to look at life, and into the face of another person with, energy, compassion and curiosity.
What awaits you are uplifting short stories. Written in a friendly, chatty style, and never shouty with parts of my experiences to get them rolling, richly illustrated with a few tips and takeaways. I argue for a better way forward, that we can design a creative, wild and pure life by nourishing our desires alongside being patient with our failings and follies. Simply, and by connecting our cravings for food, intimacy and music as therapy for our unresolved emotions. These stories divided into three sections will show the route to experiencing robust relationships, even with yourself, all that’s required is a low dose of courage.
What to expect, insights, plus more
We start at the top with how making a simple dish can lift us out of a creative or emotional rut. Then we move down to the middle on ways to pick up the lost art of showing your adoration to someone. To then drop to the bottom and explore the elements required that harmonize family, food and fun, with the sounds and sensations that move us, to slow our pace in a hurried world. Rounding out the presentation with the gift of setting our sights on a sunny horizon.
Finishing with examples of friendly, lively and enjoyable dedications before you go. To add a bit of pep in your step, while bringing others’ along for the ride. With the fine folk and shops I've had the privilege to experience, and work with. Who believe that it is the journey that matters, and not the destination. This is a guide for everyone who cares where they focus throughout their days and nights, be it on moments of note or affection or celebration. Be the voice we’d miss if you weren’t there.
Go on, cure your ache for beauty now.
With the best of both worlds.
The Book & Audiobook
It's comfortable to curl up to on your own but even better with a friend, lover or partner, and features excellent audio quality. Not only can you follow along, receive two postcards (above) of an illustration from the book. Made of quality, thicker paper, printed in limited numbers – Watch for an email from me to arrange delivery.
Features & details. Delivery & returns
Book features: 53 pages, 46 ink and watercolour illustrations, PDF download. Displays beautifully on any size smart phone, tablet or computer screen.
Audiobook features: 38.42 minutes, MP3 audio download.
Written, published and narrated by: Giuseppe de Caria
Key contributers: Illustrations by Francesco Gallé, book design by Charlyne Thorn, edited by Katharine Beaton, and audio engineered by Remy Perrin.
Delivery: at the speed of light to either the giver or recievers inbox, and you'll receive receipts, notifications and my newsletter. To maintain surprise and delight, I recommend sending the book to your own email address to forward closer to festivities.
Returns: you may email me within thirty days for a complete refund.