I always love when we do our seasonal trips into New York for window shopping, visual meetings and think tanks and visits to showrooms,(alas, Marc was not present again, curses!) because it always gives me and the team an excuse to stay in even longer and do some fun things like shopping and cock-a-tails. We finished really early on Thursday , so the team and I headed to the Plaza Hotel for our destination........Assouline’s
Do you covet books?
Do ‘slip covers’ emit a siren’s call?
Do lavish titles lure you in?
Does a row of book spines induce mental orgasam, always finishing in ‘take me home’?
If yes, you would LOVE Assouline's. If you have visited Assouline, the answer to any of the questions above is probably yes, the publishing house has elevated the picture book into a coveted luxury item, slip-covered with a stylish brand experience. Assouline is the 21st century tastemakers’ publisher of choice and an award winning cultural force. Prosper Assouline combines technical brilliance with passionate charm. He works in partnership with his supremely stylish wife Martine, the editorial eye, together they embody the brand which they have printed into existence.
Their stores are ‘culture lounges’ stunning... inspired by libraries a color palette of rich red, cream and dark walnut with an Art Deco feel. Each store has signature elements which affirm their values, a ‘Mondrian’ style wall of books displays the ‘books as art’ and a Didot ‘Alphabet carpet’ laid underfoot. Layered into this scene are vintage books, one-off curio items and Assouline lifestyle products such as book ends, their world famous scented candles and leather totes, both of which sucked me in!
A great place to get coffee table books which I love to have on hand when company is here visiting.
have you ever seen a bookshop like it? I just wanted to be on THAT ottoman, book in hand, all afternoon!!!! But after that it was off for a late lunch at Soho House......
If you watched Sex and the City, it may look familiar to you as the place where Samantha Jones tries to get herself and the girls into for their stunning pool on the roof, after she tries to impersonate a member of the club, and eventually gets caught. My boss is a member there so it was off lunch, and the place was soooooo chic......I was ready to move right in............
I'm dying to see what the rooms and apartments look like!!!!I tell you, I would have no problem living in hotels and luxury condos.......and their menu was delish!!!!
Uh...yeah, and the champagne glass? TOTALLY NOT MINE.