With seemingly the entire world hunkered down at home and leisure travel grounded for the foreseeable future, paging through a beautiful coffee table book can offer a virtual getaway to far-flung locales, as well as a welcome respite from the grim deluge of coronavirus news.
Luxury publishing house Assouline's St. Tropez Soleil serves up a photo-filled tribute to the idyllic destination located on the French Riviera that's famed for its pristine beaches, sparking water, Mediterranean sun and celebrity regulars. St. Tropez has long been a favored haunt for notables spanning from Brigitte Bardot and Mick Jagger to Naomi Campbell, who started the fabled "White Party" at Nikki Beach Club, as well as artists and writers including Henri Matisse, Francois Sagan, Colette, and Paul Signac.
The book covers annual traditions such as Les Bravades and the Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez and exclusive events like the Chanel fashion show at Sénéquier café in addition to other images that capture St. Tropez's signature joie de vivre. Here's a sneak peek at a selection of photos from St. Tropez Soleil, available here for $95.