23 Aug Coffee Table Books for an Everyday Escape
Evoking images near and far, traveling via a coffee-table book’s worth of beautiful imagery is enough to enliven an everyday escape.
We have rounded up some of our favorite reads and hope they will inspire you for future dreaming.
Find soul-soothing inspiration in this updated collection of yoga retreats. A showcase of the world’s most exquisite restorative spots, from the Parmarath Niketan Ashram in Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, to Santani, a 48-acre former tea plantation in Sri Lanka where bliss meets highest sustainable and eco-standards.
This beautiful book celebrates the keen eye and innovative work of German photographer, Peter Lindbergh, the man behind some of the most iconic covers and spreads in fashion. A must-read.
An incomparable cultural capital, this canvas paints Rome in all its glory; the city where past and present, spectacle and everyday collide around every corner; where baroque drama flourishes alongside ancient classical wonders; where necks crane to admire Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel; and where Fellini immortalized la dolce vita. Through the lens of world’s most renowned photographers, you will encounter equally famous faces such as Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren and Valentino.
A literary museum exhibition, this book showcases a curated selection of 100 iconic and signature looks of the house of Chanel, from the timeless Little Black Dress to the impeccably simple tweed suit, the apothecary-style perfume bottle, abundant strands of faux pearls and stones and diamond-quilted leather handbag, from Mademoiselle’s revolutionary designs to Karl Lagerfeld’s unexpected and even irreverent variations on her original codes.
This splendid volume will take you to the elite shopping of Worth Avenue and the scenic walkways of the Lake Worth trail, all while relating to the histories, faces and places that have become so identified with Palm Beach.
They are astonishing, wonderful and always invariable modern: The Windows at Tiffany’s Fifth Avenue Flagship are the stuff dreams are made of. This memoire-sized version revisits the whimsy and spirit of one of the world’s most recognized brands and elicits nostalgia for each reader’s first blue box moment.
Yearning for rustic simplicity? Open the door to Cabins, a gorgeous showcase of minimal, low-impact, peaceful abodes around the world. From contemplative bliss in an English coastal studio to eco-home huts in the Western Ghats of India, each of these minimal homes exude innovative, eco-friendly, mindful living.
A definitive publication that presents a comprehensive overview of one of Paris’ most successful and influential haute couture houses, be inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s iconic collections visualized through art worthy catwalk photography.
A compilation of 100 hotels, in countries from Abu Dhabi to Vietnam, makes it a breeze to choose where to relax next. From dream cabins to glass-fronted hipster chic; from Mediterranean pensiones with nostalgic flair and moderate rates to desert glamour, allow yourself to be transported spiritually if not physically.
International supermodel Cindy Crawford chronicles her life and career in this beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller, sharing stories and lessons learned, and featuring her most memorable images, dating back to the golden age of the 1990s.
A glamorous volume in a luxury slipcase, be seduced by the rich history of a jewelry brand that has cultivated a timeless mystique. Inspired by the freedom of the sea and the glowing colors and textures of the Côte d’Azur, today the brand’s modern ingenuity remains in the spotlight with colorful and unique jewels, garnering celebrity and royal clients around the world.
This volume is a glimpse into the Parisian life, as if peering over the edge of the balcony at your own pied-a-terre. The city’s innate style shines throughout the city, even in the simplest spaces, sharing an intimate portrait of various families that are eternalized through the lens of this book. Monuments don’t make a city; the people do.
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