Assouline has sent us a nostalgic and truly elegant book entitled High Society. With its glamorously intimate photographs of the well-bred and beautiful, it's certain to make any coffee table a touch more chic. Need something equally swank to sip? Look up the perfect recipe in The Cocktails of the Ritz Paris, a perennial favorite.
If you're craving a little scandal with your society lit, we highly recommend Riders, by Jilly Cooper. The U.K.'s number-one selling genre author, we discovered her delightfully trashy books while living in London and have been hooked ever since. Blue tales of the blue-blooded, this page-turner is a bit like Jackie Collins but less smutty, with white-hot heroes and enticingly venomous villains.