Capri Dolce Vita
A Mediterranean island vacation lives between the covers of this sunny, lushly hued coffee table book. Plan a Capri vacation or indulge in daydreams of a seaside getaway as you peruse the gorgeous photographs, which are supplemented by an exploration of the resort island’s ancient history and fascinating quotes from cultural notables. The ultra-saturated images transport you to the pristine beaches, turquoise waters and luxurious resorts of Capri.
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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders
By Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton
Workman Publishing Company
Talk about a bucket list! Here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand or a baobob tree in South Africa that’s so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Includes architectural marvels, such as the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India; mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants; the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia; Turkmenistan’s 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell; a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh; eccentric bone museums in Italy; and a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England.
Available at Graphic Image | graphicimage.com
Yves Saint Laurent: A Moroccan Passion
By Pierre Bergé, Lawrence Mynott (Illustrator), José Abete (Translator)
In this handwritten, personal memoir, Pierre Bergé recalls his life with Yves Saint Laurent in Morocco: their arrival in Marrakech in 1966, their first home purchased together and their exploration of the country. He remembers friends—Loulou de La Falaise, Fernando Sánchez, Andy Warhol, Betty Catroux—who also chose to live in Morocco or who accompanied them on their adventures. He awakens the past with personal photographs, many published for the first time, and drawings and watercolors by Lawrence Mynott that evoke the magic of Morocco. This moving, intimate book offers a glimpse into the personal life of the designer, revealing how Morocco’s culture and landscapes inspired some of YSL’s greatest collections.
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Winds of Change: Chef Andrew Vaughan’s Journey from Hurricane Katrina to Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes
With a passion for food rooted in the gardens of his New Orleans childhood, Andrew Vaughan—chef de cuisine at Terranea’s mar’sel—found his way to Los Angeles in the wake of Hurricane Katrina via a one-way emergency airline ticket.
When Bond No. 9 debuted they had one goal in mind: create a luxurious scent for every corner of their beloved New York City. The company now boasts 34 women’s, men’s and unisex eaux de parfum, from New Harlem to Wall Street.