one of my favorite women, kelly klein, published her first book called pools 20 years ago, it was such a success and looks so perfect on any coffee table she decided to do a sequel called pools: reflections. i just got mine, i love it- it’s a sunday book club must!

the first book was more of a history on swimming pools, this time around the mood is more contemporary. there’s much more art, fashion, architecture and still life shots. the collection of photographs taken all over the world include works by bruce weber, mario sorrenti, jurgen teller, steven meisel and kelly herself. the first time around the focus was on pools, this time its about water- it’s modern and it’s sexy! if you want a sneak peek of the book check out a video by rizzoli new york  here!

what better way to celebrate a new book than with a party! barney’s new york did the honor on both coasts, however, the bigger celebration is kelly will be donating the proceeds of her book sales to acria, a new york based foundation the help HIV patients live longer and heathier lives!

i love kelly klein, a great cause, a pool, any book that looks good on a coffee table and a party! welcome to a sunday book club first- a pool party! enjoy!


Swimmers at the Moonrings- Bruce Weber photograph- 1986

Kelly Klein- Barney’s, NYC

Calvin Klein’s pool- Miami, Florida- Bruce Weber photograph- 2005

kelly and calvin klein- Barney’s, NYC

Kelly Klein- NYC- Steven Meisel photograph- 1992

Bruce Weber and Kelly- Barney’s, NYC

The Raleigh Hotel- Miami, Florida- Nikolas Koenig photograph- 2004

Editor-in-Chief W magazine stefano tonchi- Barney’s NYC

Sofia Coppola- Big Sur, California- Jurgen Teller photograph 2001

Kelly and Carolyn Murphy- Barney’s NYC

Stone Sky- Napa, California- James Turrell photograph- 2005

Kelly and Editor-in-Chief of Town & Country Jay Fielden- Barney’s, NYC

Pool Party- Miami, Florida- Bruce Weber photograph- 2011

Kelly- Beatrice Inn, NYC

Reed Krakoff- Easthampton, New York- 2010

kelly and calvin- Beatrice Inn, NYC

Raleigh, North Carolina- Kelli Adams photograph- 2011

Aerin Lauder- Beatrice Inn, NYC

Kiftsgate pool- Gloucestershire, England- Karen Jane Hudson photograph- 2008

Aerin and Kelly- Beatrice Inn, NYC

Bondi Icebergs Pools- Bondi Beach, Australia- Greg White photograph- 2011

Carolyn Murphy- Beatrice Inn, NYC

Naoshima, Japan- Guido Mocafico photograph- 1999

Lauren Dupont and Daniel Romualdez- Beatrice Inn, NYC

Palm Beach, Florida- William Miranda Photograph- 2010

Jacqui Getty- Barney’s LA

Marble House Tribeca Pool- New York City- Sargent photography- 2010

Kelly and Calvin- Beatrice Inn, NYC

Amagansett, New York- Bruce Weber photograph- 2011

Pools: Reflections- Kelly Klein



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