I first started working with Paul Lowe four years ago back in 2010 when I started my Will’s Picks feature for his magazine, Sweet Paul. I will never forget how Paul believed in me: I was still working in a 9-5 and burning the midnight oil to build my freelance career when he agreed to commission the feature from my pitch. All these years later, it’s a pleasure to still be a part of the team that creates a magazine with more than six million readers an issue.

Those of you who have met Paul with attest to his warm, jovial and creative spirit, and it’s that very spirit that pours out from the pages of his new book, Sweet Paul Eat & Make, which was published in America yesterday. Split into a series of recipes and simple kitchen crafts for morning, brunch, noon and night, it’s a clever fusion of food and DIY. Exquisitely styled, photographed and laid out recipes feature throughout, from Maple-Roased Granola and Finnish Rye Bread for Morning and Brunch, to Pasta with Chunky Pesto and Roasted Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie for Noon and Night. Mixed in are a series of quick and stylish ‘rustic-chic’ makes, just like the painted charger plates seen above. For those of you who like tasty recipes that are quick and use minimal ingredients, Sweet Paul Eat & Make will become your kitchen bible. What do you love about Sweet Paul, friends?

// Photography by Will Taylor | DIY and actual book photography by Alexandra Grablewski | Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Looks like an awesome cookbook. Nice illustrations. Thanks for the look inside.

  2. Ohhhh I remember that post you did all those years ago about being a contributor to the magazine. You’ve both come on so far!!

  3. Such a great idea to combine recipes and kitchen DIY! Lovely story about how he believed in you all those years ago, the world needs more people in the world like that. M xx

  4. Oh my! I’m so excited to buy this now! Just introduced my Mum to the wonderful world of sweet paul and she’s a HUGE fan too!

  5. I love that you have continued the working relationship throughout the years and are now in a position to give something back. I need to buy this book! Sweet Paul sounds like a great guy! 🙂

  6. What I basically love are two things: first himself! He seems to be kind, generous and extremely generous, I was about to sign up for his Makerie in NY and will do one day. Then, he is one of the most amazing stylists I know, probably even my favorite male stylist. Honestly, I have never tried any of his recipes but that’s because I am not a big recipe fan. But yes, that will be probably the first cook book I am going to get this time. xx

  7. Amazing explosion of fresh colours, I dig this book just from these few snapshots. Also, that DIY painted charges using the bright hue of blue look so summer-ish and definitely something worth trying out as each one would be completely unique.

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Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.