Celebrating LGBT History Month and Coming Out Day with "Love Is Love: Ideas and Inspiration: The LGBTQ+ Wedding Book"!


Join us in celebrating how far we’ve come in our battle for equality during LGBT History Month with this first-of-its-kind book “Love Is Love: Ideas and Inspirations: The LGBTQ+ Wedding Book” which will move all to keep pushing forward in this hard-fought battle for the unconditional acceptance of love.


Part historical record, part family album, "Love Is Love" is a celebration of same-sex couples seizing the opportunity to honor their love through marriage, and of those who helped make their weddings possible. Above all, "Love Is Love" is an invitation—to celebrate, to be inspired, and to join those within in the formidable mission to redefine the traditional American wedding.

This book is groundbreaking, emotional, and inspiring in its inclusion of more than 200 color photographs of real-life same-sex celebrations from across the United States. The pages are filled with inspirational stories, ideas, and creativity from the passionate planners, photographers, wedding professionals, and, of course, couples who are redefining the traditional American wedding.  This book follows the principle of fighting with positivity, a tactic that the founders of coming out day wholeheartedly believed in.  These LGBTQ+ activists knew that a defensive response to intolerance would be predictable, so rather than responding with anger and outrage they took the opportunity to celebrate love.  This decision to maintain and promote positivity in the face of conflict led to the founding of National Coming Out Day in 1988 (The date of October 11 was chosen because it is the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights)

Delicious Gluten-Free Recipe for National Celiac Disease Awareness Day!

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National Celiac Disease Awareness Day was September 13th, but better late than never! Did you know that an estimated 1 in 131 Americans has celiac disease, and that a gluten-free diet is the only existing treatment? Gluten-free expert Nichole Campo’s lovely book "Secrets of My Food Affair: A Gluten-Free Romance" is the perfect and most essential dose of extra inspiration for all of us working with a gluten-free diet!

Nichole shares her story of living with celiac disease, learning to nurture her body with gluten-free food, and delighting her family with creative new takes on old favorites. The book features 40 fabulous recipes that will delight the taste buds! Stuffed mushrooms, prosciutto-wrapped breadsticks, pierogies, shepherd’s pie, beer-battered onion rings, and brownie trifle are among the scrumptious offerings. Yum!!

Also included is a wealth of information on how to navigate the world of gluten-freedom. Sharing everything from tips on label reading, grocery shopping, and couponing to lesser-known facts about what’s gluten-free, what’s not, and how to know what ingredients really truly contain, Nichole is an invaluable resource. 

In honor of National Celiac Disease Awareness Day and Nichole Campo, check out this fantastic, free recipe from her gorgeous book! And buy this ebook for more delicious and great tasting gluten-free recipes!      


You can also check out Nichole cooking this recipe and more at the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa!

Secrets of My Food Affair is available for Nook, Apple Books, and Kindle.

[1] http://www.celiaccentral.org/celiac-disease/facts-and-figures/

Cover Reveal for "Some Like It HOT"!

At long last, the cover for our first interior design title Some Like It HOT: Inspiring Spaces by Florida’s Hottest Designers is revealed!


Some Like It HOT is a gorgeous collection of some of the most stunning spaces and environments Florida has to offer. Featuring 30 of Florida's hottest designers, spanning from South Beach to the Panhandle, everything in between and beyond, not only do they share their designs, but also their philosophies and insider tips. Each featured profile is uniquely different from the next. Readers will especially enjoy reading about the unexpected sources of inspiration while marveling at the polished final designs. There is something for everyone in this book—a rug, a piece of artwork, a color palette, an idea—that can be used within any home. HOT covers everything from how to best begin a project to selecting just the right finishing touch.

The designers adorning these pages are some of the best of the best—from heavy hitters like Jennifer Garrigues to Juan Carlos Arcila-Duque to the creative souls like Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis and Susan Lovelace. And we couldn't be more excited to offer congratulations to Sharron Lannan for the cover! We fell in love with Sharron's design and were immediately drawn to her work.

Some Like It HOT: Inspiring Spaces by Florida's Hottest Designers will be released in October, but is available now for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Use the links to order your copy now!

Some Like It HOT is a truly curated coffee table book, one that you'll want to flip through the pages!

"Love Is Love" is Coming to Bookstores!

Like any book we curate here at benton buckley books, they're not without their own ups and downs, but we were determined to have "Love Is Love" be published and hit the shelves of bookstores everywhere. It's full title "Love Is Love: Ideas & Inspirations: The LGBTQ+ Wedding Book" is as much a personal passion project for everyone here, as it is a necessary one for the marketplace. This ground-breaking book will be the first of its kind, the very first same-sex wedding coffee table book to hit retail stores – long overdue.

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June is Pride Month

Although unofficial, June is recognized as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It commemorates our history, not only the events of the Stonewall riots, but every individual's own pursuit for happiness and their personal battles to overcome. Pride Month is a celebration of what we have done and our accomplishments, but also a reminder of how far we will still go.

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Nichole Campo & Stoli Gluten-Free Vodka

Nichole Campo, author of "Secrets of My Food Affair: A Gluten-Free Romance" recently finished another cooking showcase at the Epicurean Hotel's Kitchen Theatre. Well, if you missed the last one or have been interested in seeing what all the commotion has been about, you're not going to want to miss this upcoming one! Nichole is pairing up with Stoli Gluten-Free Vodka for an evening of cocktails and food pairings on May 24th!

Stoli released their gluten-free vodka last year and it is completely gluten-free, in every way, shape, and form. Unlike other vodkas that do use rye and wheat, but are destroyed in the distilling process, Stoli uses a mix of 88% corn and 12% buckwheat in their vodka, making sure there are no traces of gluten to be found. Nichole has planned a menu that creatively infuses Stoli Gluten-Free Vodka in all of her recipes, in a fun and tasteful way, while our friends at Stoli have designed a cocktail especially for that evening.

The event will begin with a casual cocktail hour, mingling with other gluten-free food goers and Nichole Campo herself, while Stoli is serving up the cocktail they have chosen to present for the evening. Afterwards, the event will be moved into the Kitchen Theatre to enjoy the live cooking event.


Be sure to be on the look-out for the upcoming event, by visiting the Epicurean's events page here, or joining our newsletter so we can give you a head's up directly.

If you haven't already purchased your copy of "Secrets of My Food Affair: A Gluten-Free Romance", you can purchase it through our distributor, IPG here.