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Turquoise Coast

A blissful anchorage in the turquoise water of Kas. Photo by Olivier Pilcher.

A blissful anchorage in the turquoise water of Kas. Photo by Olivier Pilcher.

Run to Books & Books Bal Harbour for your copy of “Turquoise Coast”, published by Assouline. Why the urgency? Because we all could use a little inspiration for our summer travels, and this spectacular Assouline classic by Nevbahar Koc and Irem Kinay is the perfect source of inspiration you need to get to one of the most mesmerizing destinations in the world: the Turquoise Coast.

Published by Assouline, Turquoise Coast is produced by Nevbahar Koc and Irem Kinay, photographs by Oliver Pilcher.

Published by Assouline, Turquoise Coast is produced by Nevbahar Koc and Irem Kinay, photographs by Oliver Pilcher.

Through the lens of photographer Oliver Pilcher, this blue voyage beckons readers with wanderlust to set sail and enjoy the dazzling sapphire shades of the coast’s dreamy yacht life. Anecdotes from lovers of the region include Tommy Hilfiger, Chiara Ferragni, Mica Ertegun and Mert Alas, who spent summers boating on these storied waters.

Relaxing blue hues on the pier of Canan and Leyla's family home mirror the refreshing palette of the coast

Relaxing blue hues on the pier of Canan and Leyla’s family home mirror the refreshing palette of the coast. Photo by Oliver Pilcher.

The Turquoise Coast, aka The Turkish Riviera, is home to more than 600 miles of impeccable shoreline along the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. Featuring two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the ruins of the Mausoleum of Maussollos and the Temple of Artemis, this stretch of coast is unlike anthing else in the world, so much so that Mark Antony was said to have chosen it as the most spectacular wedding gift for Cleopatra.

The Pilcher family enjoying time together on the Blue Voyage

The Pilcher family enjoying time together on the Blue Voyage. Photo by Oliver Pilcher.

In the words of Italian global fashion influencer Chiara Ferragni, “the Aegean Coast is one of my favorite summer destinations. I love how quiet and relaxing it feels to stay and to be surrounded by a unique palette of colors: the blue of the seas, the white buildings, and the orange of the sky during sunset.”

A vibrant spread of fresh olives, tomatoes, and mezes for the voyagers at the Bozburun Yacht Club

A vibrant spread of fresh olives, tomatoes, and mezes for the voyagers at the Bozburun Yacht Club. Photo by Oliver Pilcher.

“Turquoise Coast” serves as a timeless gift enriching our understanding and appreciation of one of the world’s most scenic destinations. Explore this incredible masterpiece at Books & Books Bal Harbour.

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