The books all travel lovers will be obsessed with
Immerse yourself in the golden light and gorgeous landscapes of Ibiza, Myknonos and more with this series of covetable coffee table books from Maison Assouline
Coffee Table books have always been the elegant way to find an aesthetic fix and ideas for your own adventures. We're obsessed with this collectible, covetable series from Maison Assouline. Striking a balance between arty photography and trending locations, the series takes you from sunny beaches to sugar-dusted ski slopes showcasing the golden light and gorgeous landscapes of Ibiza, Myknonos, Comporta, Apsen and Bosphorus. Whether you're planning your next trip or triggering memories of happy holiday memories, a few flicks through the pages will transport you.
And the fantasy isn't confined to books' contents; shopping at Maison Assouline is an experience in itself. With the grand, wood-paneled Piccadilly bookshop setting the tone, luxury publishing house Assouline Books is a shrine to good taste. Instead of a book shop, you feel as though you are exploring a private home. Antique furniture and eclectic objects d'arts are scattered around a library of books covering fashion and food to travel and sports. Venture in further and you'll find wafts of coffee and the promise of cocktails from the Swans Bar.
Culture Whisper readers can enjoy a free cocktail with the purchase of any of the summer titles from the collection at Maison Assouline Picadilly. Show this article when purchasing Mykonos Muse, Comporta Bliss or Ibiza Bohemia and you will be treated to a bespoke summer cocktail from the Swans Bar.
Offer available until 1st September
White-washed walls and cerulean seas aren't the only qualities that give the Greek island of Mykonos its mythical appeal. From a Herculan history to the hedonistic appeal of a thriving party scene, Mykonos Muse is a treasure trove of ancient ruin and fresh new trends. Flick through the pages to find a paradise of vast beaches, hunky fisherman and cobbled streets.
Ibiza brings two worlds together: cult cool clubs throb with life through the night and hippy hideaways offer meditative relief by day. A radical history of raves mixes with the raw beauty of Balearic cliffs as Ibiza Bohemia pays homage to the irresistible island. Pore over pictures of the distinctive Ibiza style and learn more about the artists, musicians and dreamers who have become part of the landscape.
The sand-in-your toes serenity of Comporta has cast its spell over the likes of Christian Louboutin, François Dumas and Madonna. The sleepy Portuguese fishing village boasts endless untouched beaches surrounded by emerald rice paddies and a buzzing brood of wildlife. Natural scenes sit alongside the thatched cabanas and huts as the glossy photography brings Comporta Bliss to life. And look out for candid family photos from one of the many megastars who returns to this spot year after year.
The tapestry of cultures from the Byzantine era to the Ottoman empire make Turkey's Bosphorus strait a rich source of stories and style. Persian, Greek and Roman influences merge in heady haze of architecture and cuisine. Bosphorous Private shows us the skylines and landmarks that have mesmerized creatives from Tommy Hilfiger to Cher. We also get an unparalleled peep behind closed doors, as candid images capture the vibrant interiors of some of the chicest private homes.
Aspen Style gives an intimate tour around the ski resourt favoured by the rich and the fabulous. Historical and contemporary imagery comes together to tell the story of a small mining camp in Colarado that captured the hearts of skiers far and wide. Aspen devotee Aerin Lauder's introduction tells a story of industry, romance and growth over 100 years, with plenty of juicy snippets from the A-list crowd. With the rugged beauty of the mountains melting into cosy rustic interiors, this book will make you want to dig out the thermals.
Titles in the travel series are £60 each and available to purchase in store at Maison Assouline, Picadilly.