Summer Reading List | Luxe Coffee Table Books to Transport You
Sahara has always operated with a global mindset. Our collections reflected the lives of adventurers, fearless and inspired. And now, having found ourselves mostly housebound throughout such a tumultuous time, we crave the open road more than ever. Hence new collections that, no matter how close you are to home, make you feel far, far away. It’s got us thinking that even though holidays are still mostly out of reach (hopefully not for too much longer) we’re still endlessly inspired by the beauty and diversity of the world. Enter a swathe of recently launched, stunning travel books about far-flung places. These luxe tomes are filled with incredible images and dreamy descriptions. Though they are beautiful as display pieces, it’s the rich content and saturated colour that is truly food for the restless soul.
Discover Ibiza’s roaring nightlife to its scenic Balearic cliffs from the comfort of your home with this luxurious book from Assouline. Delve into the party hotspot’s legendary cast of characters and archetypal interiors that define its signature Bohemian style. Featuring over 200 splashy photographs, this is a coffee table must-have. If you love it as much as we do, you won’t be able to resist the other books in the series reaching from Aspen to Tulum to the Amalfi Coast, and many more.
Dreamscapes | Inspiration and beauty in gardens near and far
Transport yourself to the 70 most incredible gardens around the world. The genius of landscape designers such as Brandon Tyson, Paul Bangay and Fernando Martos is showcased to its very best effect by the haunting and evocative photographs of award-winning garden photographer, Claire Takacs. This magnificent volume will set you dreaming of some of the most beautiful gardens ever created without leaving your own.
Slim Aarons – La Dolce Vita
This lavish fourth volume in Abrams’ Slim Aarons collection revels in this photographer’s decades-long love affair with Italy. From breathtaking aerials of the Sicilian countryside to intimate portraits of celebrities and high society taken in magnificent villas, Slim Aarons: La Dolce Vita captures the essence of “the good life.” Though so many or Aarons’ photographs are well-known this book explores his Italian work in a more intimate and focused way.
Wanderlust: Hiking on Legendary Trails
For those looking to explore the world on their own steam, Wanderlust presents legendary walking routes with inviting maps, practical tips, and inspiring landscape photographs. Spanning the globe, the trails so expertly photographed and described in the book can be found in enchanting corners of the world and over a variety of terrain: thin ice and desert sands; coastal tracks and forest pathways.
Travel By Design
Another unmissable treasure from Assouline, the luxe display piece showcases spectacular sights and alluring architecture through the photos of over 150 American architects and designers. This astounding volume is alive with ancient civilisations, bustling boutique resorts and truly breath-taking scenery. Design lovers and adventurers alike won’t be able to resist thumbing the pages of this one.
The French Riviera in the 1920s
For those with a passion for exploration as well as nostalgia for the past, this is a pitch perfect purchase. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the French Riviera in the 1920s, where icons such as Picasso, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and Stravinsky frequented. This centre for creativity is perfectly captured in stunning photographs and illustrations, with extraordinary images taken from personal archives for a truly in-depth look.
Interior Voyages by Matthieu Salvaing
Join lauded photographer Matthieu Salvaing on his journey throughout some of the world’s most spectacular homes. The over 24 interiors pictured are just as much a masterclass in style as they are proof of Salvaing’s artistic eye. The varied designs capture the essence of the people who live there and the setting they occupy.
Lost Guides’ Bali & Islands: A Unique, Stylish and Offbeat Travel Guide to Bali and its Surrounding Islands
Explore the local beaches, boutique retreats and foodie destinations of Bali through the eyes of Lost Guide’s founder, Anna Chittenden. Enjoy unmatched photography of the region alongside playful illustrations. The off-beat approach to this what-to-do-and-where-to-go guide elevates it from travel manual to visual treat.