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  • Amalfi Coast

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    A fascinating trip to the Amalfi Coast, a rocky place in southern Italy where readers discover this astounding beauty… This illustrated book is perspicacious and reveals the colour and the fabulous nature of this beautiful coast. A nice incentive for many travellers who will want to experience what Italy has best to offer!

    Author: Carlos Souza

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: April 2020

    The Amalfi Coast is the pinnacle of the Italian dream. Tucked amongst the lemon blossoms and the bougainvillea is a line of thirteen towns that comprise the Amalfi Coast. Known for its vertical landscape, the villages are only accessible via the Strada Statale 163 — a narrow, winding, cliffside route that while unsettling to traverse, offers unparalleled views. This magical strip joins the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea below and aesthetes from around the world flock here year after year to enjoy its quaint pebbled beaches, scenic hikes, perfect climate and legendary establishments, which are not limited to storied hotels and restaurants. Landmarks from the Cathedral in Amalfi to Villa Rufolo in Ravello, all evoke the culture and the spirit of bygone centuries, and landmarks enjoyed by the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy, John Steinbeck, and Gore Vidal abound. With its signature limoncello, both grown and enjoyed locally, finest villas and breathtaking vistas, the Amalfi Coast is in a class of its own.

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  • Ashford Castle

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    The 800-year-old Ashford Castle is the symbol of an experience that combines luxury, great historical figures and… extraordinary activities! This book proposes a trip to this exclusive playground, where mystery and astonishment meet!

    Author: Stanley Stewart

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date : 2017

    Nestled on the shore of Lough Corrib, this heralded estate has only grown in repute over the passing eight centuries, passing through the hands of esteemed lords and ladies, as well as several generations of the Guinness family, who eventually passed the property to the Irish government. Hosting visitors over the years ranging from King George V and Prince Rainier III of Monaco to Oscar Wilde and John Lennon, the castle even provided a setting for the Hollywood production of The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne. This publication, presenting the newly renovated Ashford Castle, now including all modern conveniences as well as a cinema, a spa, and suites named after American Presidents Reagan and Kennedy, both former guests, is a celebration of Ireland’s castles as repositories of the country’s history and legend.

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  • Athens Riviera

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    This book is as sublime as the place it deals with. It is an illustrated forecast of the glamour and hedonism that the city of Athens praises to the skies!
    A selection of places, beautiful hotels and very stylish fashion pictures — this book is about life in Athens as it wants you to experience it by yourself.

    Author: Stéphanie Artarit

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: May 2020

    Overlooking the Aegean Sea, a charming string of coastal neighborhoods form the Athens Riviera, a serene escape from the constant activity in the city’s center. A selection of high-end hotels lines the pristine stretch of beaches down to the southernmost point of the Attica Peninsula. The revamped Four Seasons Astir Palace, with a history of housing foreign dignitaries and film stars of the 1960s, is the most luxurious hotel in Athens, perhaps even in all of Greece. The night club, Island, is bringing back the glamour and excitement of the twentieth century bouzouki clubs reminiscent of names such as Melina Mercouri and Stavros Niarchos.

    Athens is experiencing a revival—in art, night life and design. For a metropolis constantly associated with the past, the modern strides in development and culture are sometimes overlooked in favor of the ruins and artifacts from antiquity. When in fact, the juxtaposition only enhances the beauty of both. Athens Riviera puts the old-world beside the new-world and a deeper understanding of this ancient capital emerges. With one foot in the past and one foot in the future; access to both the electricity of city life and the tranquility of a beach side resort, Athens cannot be defined in simple terms. One just has to experience it for themselves.

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  • Beaumarly Paris

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    The family behind the most chic and atypical places in Paris gives us a historical summary on the aesthetical impact of 20 charming projects related to the fashion capital — projects that speak our senses and imagination!

    Authors: Gilbert & Thierry Costes

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: September 2017

    Icons of the Parisian lifestyle, Beaumarly establishments encompass more than twenty ultra-stylish cafés, hotels, nightclubs, and restaurants dotted around the mythical City of Light, from the heart of the Louvre to the rooftop of the Centre Pompidou, from Saint-Germain-des-Prés to the Golden Triangle, from Pigalle to the Bastille. Created by Thierry and Gilbert Costes, who over thirty years have been transforming the way Parisians experience their city, Beaumarly properties include Café Marly, Café Beaubourg, Hôtel Amour, Brasserie Thoumieux, and Club Matignon.

    Each distinctive Beaumarly venue offers a journey for the senses born of close collaborations with the biggest names in architecture, art, and design, such as Christian de Portzamparc, India Mahdavi, and Jacques Garcia, among many others, not to mention acclaimed chefs including Thierry Burlot and Sylvestre Wahid. Celebrated for their unique ambiance and atmosphere, each star in the Beaumarly galaxy exemplifies a true Parisian art de vivre.

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  • Capri Dolce Vita

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    A timeless environment that filled late 19th-century crowned heads with dreams… as well as those of the jet set in the 1950s! There is little to do in Capri, except to let your imagination run wild. In the manner of fashion designers, like Emilio Pucci, or Tod’s, who, each season, would give its legendary Gommino the summer colours of Capri. This illustrated book sheds light on the spirit of an idyllic island that attracted personalities such as Oscar Wilde, Jean Cocteau, André Gide, Jackie O, Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly.

    Author: Cesare Cunaccia

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: June 2019

    Capri, a resort island dating back to the height of the Roman Empire, has long been an extraordinary destination full of ancient charm. Cherished by everyone from physician Axel Munthe, who recommended its clean air to his patients as a cure for bronchitis; to film director Jean-Luc Godard as the setting for his 1963 film Contempt; to literary icons, celebrities, poets, and the jet set, Capri boasts a rich Mediterranean spirit and style that encompasses a wealth of beauty, from gardens to villas to caves to the people walking in the lively Piazzetta, where cars are prohibited and the island’s playful attitude runs rampant. Capri Dolce Vita is a look at this fabled corner of the world through the ages and a celebration of paradise on earth.

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  • Chic Stays

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    A textual and illustrated world tour of the most elegant hotels; the favourite places of actors, writers, musicians and models… This book may make you want to discover these places!

    Authors: Condé Nast Traveller

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date : October 2016

    From Sofia Coppola’s luxurious family retreat in beautiful Bernalda, Italy, to the beaches of Kate Winslet’s secret Scottish hideaway of Eilean Shona, to Kate Moss’s favorite beach in the Maldives, each of these thirty-six personal tales of the loveliest spots around the globe are packed with anecdotes and lyrical descriptions to transport readers. The photography bursting across each page—from the crystal waters and azure skies of UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa, to the lush hillsides of Sri Lanka, to the hipster hangouts of Portland, Oregon—adds to the allure, inspiring a new desire to discover these beloved corners of the world.

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  • Comporta Bliss

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    The still little-known city of Comporta offers beaches and picturesque rice fields and fishing villages… There you can meet Christian Louboutin, Jacques Grange and Anselm Kiefer, who have been seduced by this careless lifestyle, where the beauty of the region thrives with sublime simplicity! This book reveals the story behind this region and the most attractive places you can find.

    Author: Carlos Souza

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: May 2018

    “A thoroughly convincing pitch for booking tickets to visit.” – Vogue

    Sometimes compared to the Saint-Tropez of Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s, Comporta, with its relaxed pace and artistic community, is the ideal destination for those looking to wander off course. It’s the newfound favorite of personalities such as Jacques Grange, Farida Khelfa, François Dumas, the Espírito Santo family, and Madonna, who shares photographs of taking her kids to the beach and horseback riding in the dunes of nearby Carvalhal on weekends. This fishing village boasts swaths of beaches, patchworks of rice paddies, and an ecosystem filled with storks and frogs, all a serene backdrop for the striking homes found there: rustic cabanas and thatched-roof huts reflecting the carefree lifestyle that has become Comporta’s hallmark. This distinctive setting challenges the minds of architects and designers, yielding unique spaces that delightfully blur the line between interior and exterior. Within these pages, the region’s characteristic cobalt blue is reflected from the sky and sea to the walls, shutters, and design pieces that adorn its homes, both picturesque and bold. Discover the beauty and joy of simplicity with Comporta Bliss.

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  • Dubai Wonder

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    New opus of the “Voyage” collection of Éditions Assouline, Dubai Wonder invites you to discover the flagship city of the Emirates, through the prism of what it has best to offer in terms of art, lifestyle and culture! As a bonus, a dive into the highly anticipated event for October 2021, the Dubai World Expo. Discover our article onthis beautiful book selected by Icon-Icon.

    Author : Myrna Ayad

    Publishing House : Assouline

    Release date: August 2021

    Dubai Wonder introduces readers to this city rich in history, cultural diversity and distinct neighborhoods, including Deira, home to Khor Dubai, an inlet on which Dubai’s economy has relied for decades for diving and pearl fishing; Al Quoz, the cultural heart of the city; the Dubai International Financial Center and Jumeirah, a largely residential area with the emirate’s notable resorts along its coast.

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  • Great Escapes Greece. The Hotel Book

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    This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to the splendour, the history and the most chic lifestyles inherent to Greek islands — confidential hotels, but also films and books recommended by Angelika Taschen!  

    Author: Angelika Taschen

    Publishing House: Taschen

    Publication Date: February 2021

    Greece is the land of gods and scholars as well as the birthplace of democracy and Western philosophy. Completely surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, it is also one of the most popular vacation destinations — and has much more to offer than just the blue and white islands of the Cyclades. In this illustrated book from our Great Escapes series, Angelika Taschen presents the most beautiful hotels in this multifaceted country. Each place is presented with magnificent photos and a description, supplemented with useful information, such as details on how to get there, as well as book and film recommendations.

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  • Hamptons Private

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    The story of an insider, Dan Rattiner, about the timelessly attractive Hamptons… Aristocrats, writers, bankers and avant-garde artists — the Hamptons are the land of fashion, chicness, serenity and history. A story told by the luxurious pages of Assouline — a combination of fashion, local fishers and heirs… Dan Rattinier reveals their favourite places, from restaurants to iconic events that are held in the Hamptons.

    Authors: Dan Rattiner

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: April  2021

    “The Hamptons” is synonymous with luxury. Simply mentioning the name conjures images of poolside soirées, grandiose waterfront estates and endless days on the beach socializing with the upper echelon. But before this famed peninsula became the summer haunt of the glitterati, its forty miles of rolling sand dunes provided the perfect landscape for English settlers. Once New York high society caught wind of the charming hamlets and salty air, its members—from the Fords to the Vanderbilts—soon turned The Hamptons into a summer oasis. Next came the creatives seeking solitude, a place to write and sketch, away from the urban cacophony. John Steinbeck in Sag Harbor. Jackson Pollock in the Springs. And Andy Warhol in Montauk. Now, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Calvin Klein, Madonna, Alec Baldwin and Martha Stewart all enjoy Hamptons homes. They may come from different realms, but what’s one thing all Hamptonites, honorary or official, can agree on? The locale boasts a unique allure—one that morphs to meet the desires of its next seasonal guest or lifelong dweller.

    Hamptons Private invites readers to peek behind the manicured hedges in Amagansett, charter a yacht off the shore of the Springs, experience the surfer’s haven that is Ditch Plains and attend a polo match in Bridgehampton. Each page envisions the quintessential leisure of The Hamptons and showcases the unique quality of light that artist Willem de Kooning dubbed a “miracle.” One can almost hear the thwock of tennis balls at The Meadow Club, the whisperings of exclusive parties, the rhythms of seaside music at The Surf Lodge—even the first bite of a lobster roll at Lunch. The Hamptons, at once a retreat to nature and a hot spot for A-listers, exudes a boho-chic spirit reflected in its beautiful people and sublime surroundings.

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  • Havana Blues

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    A captivating story about a photogenic, inspiring and very elegant Cuba! An unparalleled plunge into the Cuban lifestyle, the architecture and electrifying energy of this timeless island!

    Authors: Pamela Ruiz

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date : July 2021

    Crumbling pastel-colored facades line its streets, parked vintage cars evoke times past, live music permeates the air. Welcome to Havana, home to an overwhelming energy. Situated along the Straits of Florida, the capital of Cuba has been through several identities: Spanish colonial settlement, mobster rule in the 1930s, glamour of the 1950s, Cuban revolution and, most recently, a cultural renaissance. Havana’s bold, provocative approach to art, cuisine and entertainment—as well as the eclectic blend of African, French, Spanish and North American influences—including its range of architecture styles from the sixteenth century to the modern day, confer this epic city with a legendary status on par with the world’s greatest cities. While some of the building are in disrepair, the beauty of the baroque, neoclassical and art deco features triumphs. The iconic Copa Room cabaret that hosted Ginger Rogers and Abbott and Costello still stands. The Gran Teatro de la Habana, built in the early twentieth century, is now home to the Cuban National Ballet. Habana Vieja is undergoing a massive restoration to its former glory. Havana could be seen as a work-in-progress, but it is more a testament to its never-ending determination to improve and progress, which might be the allure that attracts so many visitors. So take a seat at an authentic paladar (family-run restaurant) and enjoy the vibrant evolution of Havana.

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  • Marrakech Flair

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    Author: Marisa Berenson

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: October 2020

    It has been said that Marrakech awakens all of the senses. Whether it is seeing the intricate zellige tilework; smelling the various spices sold at the souks; hearing the call to prayer emanate from the nearby mosques; touching the supple leather used to make a pair of babouches (leather sandals); tasting a flavorful tagine, Marrakech never fails to excite. Located just west of the Atlas Mountains, the city has been inhabited by Berber farmers for centuries. It has been dubbed the “Ochre City” because of the proliferation of red sandstone buildings and the red city walls, which now enclose the Medina, home to Jemaa el-Fnaa, one of the busiest squares in Africa.

    Marrakech overflows with culture and has been inspiring visitors for decades. From Yves Saint Laurent to Talitha Getty, Winston Churchill to Mick Jagger, Marrakech has attracted great icons inspired by its eternal spirit as well as its sweet, beautiful life. Yves Saint Laurent’s intimate relationship to this city lead to the opening of a museum dedicated to his legendary work. The annual Marrakech International Film Festival draws a prominent crowd. Museums abound, exhibiting Moroccan arts, photography, carpets, and the Andalusian design aesthetic that permeates the city’s architecture. La Mamounia hotel, opened in 1923, offers a storied history, which includes hosting guests such as Winston Churchill. Vanessa Branson’s El Fenn is a collection of traditional riads that form a stunning boutique hotel. There are countless ways to be immersed in the culture of Marrakech, but perhaps the best place to start is with a simple glass of mint tea.

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  • Miami Beach

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    Miami Beach: two words that sound like crazy nights, fantastic atmosphere and Art Deco architecture. This beautiful book gives a new look at Miami’s bold and dreamy aesthetics and its famous seafront!

    Author: Horacio Silva

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date : October 2020

    Considered by many as the country’s most dynamic, fastest growing and sexiest city, Miami is more popular than ever before. Yet, it is a city that doesn’t merely change but evolves, never rewriting the past, just adding to its illustrious heritage. And this is the real beauty of Miami. The chic Surf Club and the vibrant Faena Hotel did not replace the emblematic Raleigh of the 1940s nor the Ritz Carlton of the 50s, rather they complement them. Classics like Joe’s Stone Crab continue to serve their signature fare to sell-out crowds each night, as new establishments attract with name chefs. The iconic art deco architecture remains on full display as the modern Herzog & de Meuron-designed Perez Art Museum stands in stark contrast. Replete with arts and

    culture year round from the international art at The Bass to the street art of Wynwood Walls, each December, the city is taken over by the global cultural elite for Art Basel Miami Beach, a fair that attracts over 80,000 visitors who turn out for the momentous art, such as Maurizio Cattelan’s show stopping “Comedian”, and the exuberant festivities hosted each evening.

    Well-known for its nightlife, pleasure is a focal point of Miami life at all times. Yachts and recreational boats line its marinas, lively beaches offer front row seats to a parade of bronzed revelers, and bladers and bikers coast along its beach front promenades. Miami has become the hub for everything chic, fiery and colorful. Miami Beach takes the readers on a tour of this bold and wonderous metropolis.

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  • Mykonos Muse

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    In this book, Mykonos, one of the jet set’s favourite places, shows itself like never before. Centenarian stories, including myths, with a contemporary aura of pleasure, luxury and unlimited festivity devoid of taboo — Greek photographer Lizy Manola captured the cosmopolitan, timeless and free spirit of this island located in the Aegean Sea, with its whitewashed houses.

    Authors: Lizy Manola, Rachel Howard and Michael Skafidas.

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date : May 2018

    Located in the Cyclades and surrounded by the blue-green water of the Aegean sits whitewashed, windmill-strewn Mykonos, the island of the winds. This ancient island and those surrounding it, mythologized as the bodies of gods felled by Hercules in the time of antiquity, are older than legend and have played host to countless cultures for more than millennia. At forty-square-miles and boasting a population of only ten-thousand, the ‘Ibiza of Greece’ has become prized for gorgeous architecture, welcoming and open-minded locals, and fantastic beaches. With such names as ‘Paradise’ and ‘Super Paradise,’ the sands of these shores have captured the imaginations and hearts of industry titans, artists, and party-goers alike from all around the globe, marking it as a stable cosmopolitan destination and as a paramount it haven on the jet-set circuit.

    This book chronicles the culture and society that has defined Mykonos over the past century—from its days as a hideout for such luminaries and elites as Le Corbusier and Antonis Benakis, to its moment as a sanctuary for the gay community,to its predominant party scene—all the while indulging the reader with the ruins and myths hidden there.

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  • Palm Beach

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    Thanks to the guidance of Aerin Lauder, Estee’s granddaughter and a long-time resident of Palm Beach, the reader can dive into a century of history, photography and witticism that forged the legend of Palm Beach! A rich and stirring knowledge that glamourises anything that is related to Palm Beach.

    Author: Aerin Lauder

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date : September 2019

    Early in the 1900s, one-time oil baron Henry Morrison Flagler took interest in the Southern coast of Florida and began developing an exclusive resort community. Establishing a railroad that would allow easier access to the area, he went on to build two hotels—his hope was that America’s first families would come to populate the area. This modest community would later evolve into an iconic American destination, hosting British royalty, American movie stars, and becoming the home-away-from-home to some of the country’s leading families. As the century continued, Palm Beach established itself as a luxury hideaway synonymous with old-world glamour and new-world sophistication.

    In this splendid volume, longtime resident and Palm Beach social fixture Aerin Lauder takes us through her Palm Beach. From favorite restaurants like Nandos and Renatos, to favorite houses like La Follia and Villa Artemis, she takes us to the elite shopping of Worth Avenue and the scenic walkways of the Lake Worth trail, all the while relating to us the histories, faces, and places that have become so identified with Palm Beach.

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  • Paris Chic

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    Paris Chic is a book about elegant life. It immerses you in the most sophisticated fashion houses of the world capital of chicness! Picturesque bars and cafés, fancy streets, studios of artists and unique personalities who make up the very core of Paris… This illustrated book gives you a calm and everyday vision of Parisian life.

    Authors: Oliver Pilcher and Alexandra Senes

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: September 2020

    Paris is the city of chic—and as such, its innate style shines throughout the city, even in the simplest spaces. Quaint bistros, picturesque alleyways, artists’ studios and unique characters are elevated to a modern-day genre painting when set in Paris. From skateboarders to antiquarians, this volume is a glimpse into Parisian life, as if peering over the edge of the balcony at your own pied-a-terre.

    Collaboratively, author Alexandra Senes and photographer Oliver Pilcher open the doors to some of the most sophisticated homes in Paris, sharing an intimate portrait of various families. The quiet, daily moments of Parisian life are eternalized through Pilcher’s lens. Monuments don’t make a city; the people do.

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  • Provence Glory

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    An opera of sunbathed hills, astounding views, lavender fields… This illustrated book almost transcribed the perfumed air of this gorgeous place! Again: a book that makes you dream… Readers will be enthralled by this book filled with pleasurable, serene and spectacular pictures.

    Author: François Simon

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: March 2021

    From cities to quaint towns and everything in between, Provence has something for everyone. Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Calanque de Sormiou in Marseille. Drive with the top down through fields of lavender in Valensole. Experience a bite of just-out-of-the-oven fougasse, a Provençal classic. Stand in awe of the beautiful, white Camargue horses native to the area. Located in the South of France, Provence is uniquely positioned to be a cultural blend of the Mediterranean. Roman landmarks still prevail from the 1st century AD alongside châteaus from medieval times—a varied legacy brightened by the indigenous mimosas and cypresses.

    Perhaps since the region is well-known for its ability to inspire, it’s home to a plethora of festivals such as Rencontre d’Arles, Festival d’Avignon, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and more, all celebrating the arts. Artists who have praised the unique Provençal light include Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse and Picasso. Alexandre Dumas and Jean Giono are among the writers who were drawn to write in the shade of the plane trees.

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  • St.Tropez Soleil

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    Saint-Tropez is the centre of a sensual, bold and free lifestyle. It is a city that is as fascinating as attractive! Saint-Tropez, which is famous for being a place of relaxation, was a small fishing village that became an unavoidable place for painters, film-makers and hedonists who seek love and exquisite freedom… Thus, this book gathers all that has made the spirit of Saint-Tropez — Impressionist painters, Brigitte Bardot, the jet set, the Barclay clan and this energy that still remains despite the end of a golden age.

    Author: Simon Liberati

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: April 2020

    The legend of St. Tropez starts with a dog, a rooster, and a martyr; and it leads to movie stars, world-renowned artists and distinguished writers. Located on the sparkling French Riviera, St. Tropez has enjoyed the spotlight for more than half a century, for better or worse, with celebrities flocking to this idyllic locale for its beaches and a dose of Mediterranean sun. A picturesque oasis, St. Tropez has served as inspiration for a who’s who of notable writers from Françoise Sagan to Colette; as well as renowned artists Paul Signac and Henri Matisse; and even filmmakers. However, St. Tropez would not be the same without then belle du jour Brigitte Bardot, her films and lovers and many other famous couples including Annabel and Bernard Buffet and Bianca and Mick Jagger. St. Tropez Soleil guides the reader through its storied past and ever-evolving present. Featuring annual mainstays such as Les Bravades and the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez as well as exclusive events like a Chanel fashion show at the quintessentially Tropezian Sénéquier café and the White Party at Nikki Beach begun by Naomi Campbell. But despite all that changes, the spirit of St. Tropez remains the same and this volume is an ode to the unique joie de vivre that keeps everyone coming back.

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  • The French Riviera in the 1920s

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    An impressive story about the golden age of the French Riviera in the 1920s. A time when artists and writers from all over the world gathered to create a new lifestyle! Hedonistic and looking towards nature… This golden age is still inspiring and fascinating, even today. It also drives the creativity of artists from all over the world who seek a recovered freedom!

    Author: Xavier Girard

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date : August 2014

    The French Riviera was the center of creativity during the 1920s and early ’30s. Artists and writers from the far reaches of the world gathered to fashion a new way of life—among them Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Gerald and Sara Murphy, Picasso, Picabia, Stravinsky, Cocteau, Diaghilev, and Anna de Noailles. A photobiography of this carefree era, The French Riviera in the 1920s revitalizes the now-legendary tale of these mythic personalities caught between a desire for creation, the quest for happiness, and the looming darkness of World War II. With extraordinary images taken from personal archives, these pages depict firsthand the lifestyles and artwork of some of the most influential artists o f the 20th century.

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  • The Luxury Collection Certified Indigenous

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    Who’s better than a local when it comes to giving some advice when travelling? A hotel caretaker! This illustrated book relies on a huge collection of 90 Luxury Collection hotels and leads us to these destinations through the knowledge of caretakers… It reveals the cultural background, the environment, the gastronomy and the iconic places of each destination! Some kind of bucket list that suits the taste and expectations of the most demanding.

    Author: Holly Stiel (Introduction)

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: June 2015

    Experience the world through the eyes of the renowned concierges of The Luxury Collection in the third volume of The Luxury Collection book series, The Luxury Collection Certified Indigenous. Each concierge from the more than ninety Luxury Collection hotels has prepared a customized indigenous experience for a vibrant twenty-four-hour tour in their city. Organized by morning, afternoon, and evening recommendations, discover the culture, environment and cuisine in each locale. From hiking the beautiful Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles, enjoying a horse-drawn carriage ride at the majestic Plaza de Espa.a in Seville, or visiting the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, to restaurant and shopping recommendations plus much more, no corner of the world is left untouched. This invaluable guide, illustrated with over 200 beautiful images, is the perfect companion for every travel adventure.

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  • The Surf Club

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    A fascinating story about eight decades of the Surf Club, a hotspot for Miami’s socialites and artists. A selective and exclusive place that remains important in the cultural imagination, especially for the scandalous and decadent stories that happened there. This book tells you everything there is to know!

    Author : Tom Austin

    Publishing House : Assouline

    Publication date : November 2013

    The sparkling sun, soft sand, and cool, clear waters of Miami have attracted elite visitors from around the world for well over a century, laying the foundation for a culture of laidback luxury that continues to de ne the city today. Of the many Miami institutions, none better embodies this spirit than The Surf Club. For more than eight decades, the glamorous cabanas have played host to celebrities and personalities such as Tony Bennett, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill, and Elizabeth Taylor, while the resort’s legendary parties remain a beloved memory throughout Miami. On the eve of a redesign by renowned architect Richard Meier, this volume, featuring a foreword by Pamela Fiori, celebrates the spectacular past, present, and future of what many regard as the jewel of Miami Beach.

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  • Travel by Design

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    An unparalleled vacation photo album — this book gives travel destinations and advice from the top 150 architects and designers from the Design Leadership Network. Unique travel plans and ideas to see the world in a different manner!

    Author: Peter Sallick

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: October 2020

    Showcasing travel photographs by more than 150 of America’s top architects and designers, Travel by Design is an inspiring guide to the power of travel to shape and expand our world. Travel by Design reminds us of the beauty and importance of travel, with images of more than 100 locations in 60 countries, from exotic destinations and global cities to adventure travels and all-American escapes. More than 350 photographs take readers on a global journey through cityscapes, ancient civilizations, luxurious resorts, and stunning natural wonders, all seen through the discerning and artistic eyes of today’s leading creative talents. The images are sure to inspire dreams of escape, and the 40 pages of insider resources—from favorite hotels and restaurants to secret shopping sources and must-see monuments—will make planning future trips reassuring and easy.

    An inspirational and informative resource, this volume highlights the preeminence of outstanding design and its importance for every civilization.

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  • Tulum Gypset

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    This is the new favourite destination of a new bohemian yet glamour community — in this book, Tulum shows itself completely! A fantastic fauna and flora and an architectural heritage that comes right from the Maya period… Tulum seems to be the centre of a new New Age movement, and this is what the book explores.

    Author: Julia Chaplin

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date : August 2019

    A hub for barefoot bohemians and glamorous goddesses, Tulum is a Mayan hideaway that perfectly distills the gypset lifestyle. An off-grid escape for nomadic creatives, it is a playground for spirituality and community. This tiny, idyllic eight-mile strip of sand on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is tucked between a tropical jungle, Mayan ruins, and the Sian Ka’an biosphere: It’s a heady vortex. Tulum’s isolated and breathtakingly beautiful environment also makes it the perfect place for those craving a deeper connection with themselves, others, and nature. Seekers (sun, spiritual, and otherwise) pilgrimage to this beach settlement in droves to join this avant-garde template for a new bohemian lifestyle that prioritizes healing, eco-friendly practices and organic cuisine. The boho-chic crowd’s home away from home, Tulum is a rare and successful modern experiment in both consciousness and sophistication, bolstered by its down-to-earth hotels, mesmerizing cenotes, and lush backdrop.

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  • Turquoise Coast

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    In this book, a far and mysterious Turkey reveals the art, design and photography it inspires and does so through a long trip along the Turkish Riviera. Thus, this illustrated book, in an ideal format, reveals these landscapes, these myths and its folklore with outstandingly chic pictures!

    Author: Nevbahar Koç

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date : April 2019

    The Turkish Riviera, known as the Turquoise Coast, is home to stunning mountain scenery, rich myths, and folklore, and more than six hundred miles of impeccable shoreline along the warm Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Featuring two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the ruins of the Mausoleum of Maussollos and the Temple of Artemis, this stretch of coast is a destination apart, so much so that Mark Antony was said to have chosen it as the most spectacular wedding gift for Cleopatra. Through the lens of Oliver Pilcher, this blue voyage beckons readers with wanderlust to set sail and enjoy the dazzling sapphire shades of the coast’s dreamy yacht life. Anecdotes from lovers of the region include Mica Ertegun, Tommy Hilfiger, Chiara Ferragni, and Mert Alas, who spent summers boating on these storied waters.

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  • Tuscany Marvel

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    This book immerses us in the beauty, the complex history and diversity of Tuscany! A sensory trip that combines fashion, sculpture, gastronomy, ancient themes as well as the fascinating beauty of the present, narrated by Cesare Cunnacia, editorial writer at Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue!

    Author: Cesare Cunaccia

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date: May 2021

    The Italian region of Tuscany is a feast for all senses. A creative incubator that has cultivated art and architecture for eras including Etruscan, Roman, Renaissance and modern times. Timeworn churches, once stops on nineteenth-century Grand Tours, stand tall in the towns’ piazzas. Rolling hills of wheat and colorful olive groves, that inspire authentic Tuscan cuisine, are dotted with villas built by the prestigious Medici family. The Tyrrhenian Sea extends off its coast, lapping the shore of Elba, the island where the emperor Napoleon was exiled. Quaint villages, historic towns and bustling cities are scattered across its landscape, which is almost as varied as the communities themselves. From annual horse races at Piazza del Campo, and the centuries-old winemaking traditions of the Chianti region to the city of Pisa, an ancient Maritime Republic known for the youthful spirit of its Scuola Normale Superiore and Leaning Tower alike, Tuscany is the place of dreams, where thousands come to relive its history and take in the beauty of a region.

    In the fashion world, Ferragamo, Gucci and Pucci all have ties to Florence and its endless inspiration. However, what truly defines Tuscany is its timelessness. Masterpieces from centuries past still lure immense crowds. Brunelleschi’s dome in Florence never fails to strike onlookers with awe.

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  • Fashion Eye Saint Tropez

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    The art of travelling under the blue sky of Provence — Louis Vuitton’s luxury and lifestyle help us know more about the legendary village of Saint-Tropez. A lifestyle that was brilliantly captured by Osma Harvilahti’s photographs… Exquisite and divinely simple pictures!

    Author: Osma Harvilahti

    Publishing House: Louis Vuitton

    Publication Date: June, 20, 2019

    For the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection, Helsinki-born photographer Osma Harvilahti visits Saint Tropez. Steering clear of jet-setters, he trains his lens on fragments of existence or the anonymous faces of locals, honing in on details that still tell of the town’s past as a simple fishing village. His photographs deliver a commentary on life in a place better known for its wealthy visiting celebrities than its residents. Osma Harvilahti captures everyday life in a colourful and abstract style. Influenced by his studies in the social sciences at the University of Helsinki, he likes to explore the sociology of fashion. Based in Paris, he has been commissioned by the likes of Sonia Rykiel, Issey Miyake, Nike and Hermès and his photographs have appeared in Vogue Hommes and Apartamento, among other publications. Inspired by the House’s travel heritage, the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection evokes cities, regions or countries through the eyes of fashion photographers, from emerging talents to industry legends. Each title in the series features an extensive selection of large-format photographs, together with biographical information and an interview with the photographer or a critical essay. After Louis Vuitton City Guides and Travel Books, this third collection presents travel photography with a fashion perspective, as the chosen photographers all infuse their images of great cities, faraway places or dream destinations with their unique vision.

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  • Fashion Eye Berlin

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    These photographs are the result of the encounter between Berlin and Peter Lindberg. They speak a pictorial language that is inspired by German cinema and the artistic environment in Berlin during the 1920s… An aesthetical encounter that led to beautiful and sensual pictures — pictures that we want to remember when visiting Berlin!

    Author: Peter Lindbergh

    Publishing House: Louis Vuitton

    Publishing Date: November 2017

    Each Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye album evokes a city, region or country through the eyes of a fashion photographer. In this new edition, Peter Lindbergh offers a very personal vision of Berlin and its artists.

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  • Fashion Eye Orient Express

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    Sarah Moon left her oneiric mark on one of the founding myths of contemporary luxury — a trip to a chic and inspiring environment. These pictures are timeless, incredibly poetic and a source of inspiration for those who have the soul of an artist.

    Author: Sarah Moon

    Publishing House: Louis Vuitton

    Publishing Date: November 2019

    For the Louis Vuitton Fashion Eye collection, French photographer Sarah Moon boards the Orient Express from Paris to Istanbul. Her dreamy, monochrome images capture the romance of this legendary voyage. Ensconced in a salon car, its panelled decor recreating the luxury of days gone by, Suzanne, the photographer’s model and heroine, appears as if outside time. Many stories are suggested; none is told.

    A fashion and advertising photographer, as well as a filmmaker, Sarah Moon is inspired by fairy tales and childhood and fascinated by the power of the imagination. After a stint as a model in the 1960s, she chose a new, dream-like name for her move to the other side of the lens, developing a unique style that aims to create ‘a fiction in the space of a second’. Her pastel-toned images for Cacharel brought her international renown and she is frequently sought out by leading magazines including Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue.

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  • The Luxury Collection: Epicurean Journeys

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    Who has never wanted to know the secrets behind the recipes of the dishes served in the most beautiful hotels in the world? This book tells everything there is to know about it! In this book, you will find the recipes of each Luxury Collection hotel — recipes that are all the more delicious because they rely on local ingredients. Starter, main course, dessert… This book is a tasteful relish.

    Author: Joshua David Stein

    Publishing House: Assouline

    Publication Date : June 2014

    Take a culinary journey with recipes from the world’s most beloved food destinations, curated by internationally celebrated chefs. The Luxury Collection Epicurean Journeys explores the transcendent cuisine inside some of the world’s most exotic hotels. With over eighty properties featured, New York to Vietnam, India to Peru, no region of the world is left untasted. A selection of notable tastemakers offer their perspectives on their favorite hotel dining experiences, including Elettra Wiedemann, José Andres, and Ruth Reichl. Showcasing unique local takes on curry, risotto, and dulce de leche, this newest volume in Assouline’s Hotel Stories series reveals the most delicious dishes of these legendary establishments. Brimming with beautiful imagery and mouth-watering recipes, The Luxury Collection Epicurean Journeys is a must-have for travel enthusiasts and foodies alike.

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