“People kept saying, ‘Write a book,’ but I still didn’t know anything about anything,” says Amanda Brooks, the former Barneys New York fashion director who married an Englishman in 2001 and, 17 years and two children later, immersed herself in her husband’s native Cotswolds. “I had no focus other than my Instagram @amandacbrooks.”
Her latest book.
Today Brooks, known as Amanda Cutter in her Manhattan days, is passionately, proselytizingly rural. Out this month is her book Farm from Home: A Year of Stories, Pictures, and Recipes from a City Girl in the Country (Blue Rider Press). Think A Year in Provence sans espadrilles. There’s a brick-and-mortar component, too: Cutter Brooks, a smart little style Mecca, opens this month in a 16th-century building in Stow-on-the-Wold, not far from Fairgreen Farm (AD, September 2016), the romantic demesne that has been in her husband, Christopher’s, family for generations.
Her country-chic file cabinet.