Alpenglow

Gibbs Smith

SKU: 8541

$35.00 USD

A jewel of a book celebrates creative outdoor entertaining in the high Mountain West.

Alpenglow is filled with creative parties and fun country activities throughout the four seasons. The stories and scenes are set in the high mountain valley of Jackson Hole, Wyoming—but the gatherings and parties could take place anywhere. Hillary Munro knows how to turn routine activities and yearly rituals into unique events, with delicious meals and take-home favors prepared with foods she grows and preserves and materials she forages in the woods. Celebratory menus follow special times, like a cowgirl trail ride, a pasture fiesta with friends, a comfy tent camp-out with a spouse, wood chopping with family, foraging in the woods for craft materials, an ice fishing expedition, peony picking, and more.

Spring Gatherings

  • Tea and Hot Springs
  • Fishing Basket
  • Dinner on the Bridge
  • River Picnic
  • Planting seeds

Summer Gatherings

  • Pasture Fiesta
  • County Fair
  • Argentine BBQ
  • Tent Campout
  • Peony Picking

Fall Gatherings

  • Wood Chopping
  • Ritual of the Rut
  • Trail Ride Picnic

Winter Gatherings

  • Foraging
  • Wreath Making in the Cabin
  • Christmas Tree Hunt
  • Ice Fishing Expedition
  • Winter Sleigh Feed

Hillary Munro is an entertaining and craft expert, home cook, collector of cowboy boots, and loves to throw a great party. Her love of the Old West and most things vintage make her aesthetic fresh and unique. She owns a garden and home store, Graze, where she gets to use her creativity daily. She lives with her husband, two young children, two dogs, two horses, and a small flock of chickens. She always aims for the unexpected when entertaining and searches for beauty and magic in the everyday, while incorporating it in an approachable way. She lives in Jackson, Wyoming.

Lisa Flood, a writer and photographer, has been telling stories out West for over twenty-five years. The author of six western design and lifestyle books, her articles have appeared in Architectural Digest, House & Garden in London, Cowboys & Indians, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Mountain Living, and others. A San Francisco native and great-great-granddaughter of an 1849 California pioneer, Lisa is inspired by the old West and the beauty of her current surroundings. She lives in a 1950s log cabin with her family (two dogs, a cat, two kids, and a husband) on a road she shares with mangey moose, bald eagles, people on horseback, dog walkers, and pickup trucks. Old things like rustic chairs, sweat-stained cowboy hats, and antlers clutter her place. She lives in Wilson, Wyoming.