Maison Assouline

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“We created this company to be the first luxury brand on culture. We wanted to supply everything for a contemporary library; we started working with top perfumers for scented candles, with Goyard for a book trunk, with Chanel on a quilted leather slipcase, and so on. Now we are expanding the Assouline lifestyle brand in stores in the most important cities of the world.

We love and believe in books more than everything else, but we also want to extend our vision to create all that can be expected in a chic and personalized library, from beautiful books and special editions to luxury gift items, unique library accessories, and now a complete turnkey collection of stylish furniture.

Our digital world goes faster than ever and nothing remains of it, but books are the solid part of our past and present. They also are beauty. For us, books are a matter of intellect and emotion, of heritage and innovation. Because information is not only about today, and the past is a sensational source of inspiration.”

-Prosper & Martine Assouline


In the Spirit of St Tropez

The best stories. A village that caresses the eye and attracted a host of artists at he turn of the twentieth century. A village whose heyday came in the middle of the 1950s, when a young Franco-Russian filmmaker brought cameras and crew to its sun dazzled beaches to make his first feature film: And God Created Woman. The shock wave created by Roger Vadim revealed a resplendent creature, a leg-end: Brigitte Bardot, rocketing to fame in the village she chose as her home, which would bask in the glory of those years forever. In its pearly haven, artists, film stars, playboys and top models would spend sun-soaked days and starry nights in affairs and adventures that have since entered the pages of history. In the Spirit of Saint-Tropez is illustrated with numerous previously unpublished photographs.

10.8″ x 7.7″ :  168 pages :  Price: US$50/£



Fig & Olive: The cuisine of the French Riviera

By Laurent Halasz, photography by Harald Gottschalk.
Laurent Halasz’s Fig & Olive restaurants have seduced diners with fresh, seasonal ingredients and the finest olive oils for the past decade. Raised in Mougins, in the South of France, Halasz was inspired to bring the vibrant flavors and convivial atmosphere of his mother’s kitchen and the cuisine of the French Riviera to locations across the United States. More than a cookbook, Fig & Olive is an exploration of the Mediterranean table. Halasz shares his passion for olive oil and the cuisine of the South of France and his insider’s tips, from simple techniques to seasonal ingredients to pairing the right olive oils with each dish—such as a fruity and delicate varietal from Château Léoube in Provence; a green fruit and herbal olive oil from Marqués de Griñon, Spain; or a peppery Tuscan olive oil from the Mugelli family. Fig & Olive: The Cuisine of the French Riviera includes more than sixty simple recipes that are sure to delight. These dishes, including the restaurant’s signature zucchini carpaccio and fig and gorgonzola tart, whole branzino with rosemary, and green apple and olive oil sorbet, are drawn from the Fig & Olive kitchen and Francine Halasz’s dinner table. With beautiful photographs of each enticing dish and of the spectacular landscape surrounding Mougins, this volume is an essential addition to any food lover’s library.

9½ x 11¾” – 23.5 x 30 cm | 160 pages | 100 illustrations | spiral-bound hardcover | Price US$ 50/£



The French Riviera in the 1920s

By Xavier Girard
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 of 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 of the 20th century. 

11 x 14 in. – 28 x 35 cm
256 pages | 200 illustrations
Hardcover in a luxury slipcase : Price US$ 195/£


All Maison Assouline titles are available at a special price through L’e Marquis. Fill in the enquiry form for details. All purchases contribute to your BEARMILES account.

There is a copy of “In the Spirit of St Tropez” in each villa and apartment that we rent, which you are welcome to take home with you after your stay.

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