Assouline coffee table books add unparalleled style and elegance to your luxury home decor, and the Travel Series is the most aesthetically vibrant assemblage of books on the Assouline bookshelf. These visually rich and decorative books feature stunning images and compelling narratives of over thirty destinations. Collecting a treasure trove of travel, art, fashion, and design stories, each volume is an inspiring journey, with creative and luxurious bliss waiting on every page. Assouline's Comporta Bliss, written by Valentino's Carlos Souza and his wife Charlene Shorto, captures the beauty of Comporta through their eloquent writing and the eyes of well known names like Pedro Espirito Santo, Patrick Perrin, Suzanne Syz, and Francoise Dumas. Sometimes compared to the Saint-Tropez of Brigitte Bardot in the 1950s, Comporta, with its relaxed pace and artistic community, is the ideal destination for those looking to wander off course. It’s the newfound favorite of personalities such as Jacques Grange, Farida Khelfa, François Dumas, the Espírito Santo family, and Madonna, who shares photographs of taking her kids to the beach and horseback riding in the dunes of nearby Carvalhal on weekends. This fishing village boasts swaths of beaches, patchworks of rice paddies, and an ecosystem filled with storks and frogs, all a serene backdrop for the striking homes found there: rustic cabanas and thatched-roof huts reflecting the carefree lifestyle that has become Comporta’s hallmark. This distinctive setting challenges the minds of architects and designers, yielding unique spaces that delightfully blur the line between interior and exterior. Within these pages, the region’s characteristic cobalt blue is reflected from the sky and sea to the walls, shutters, and design pieces that adorn its homes, both picturesque and bold. Discover the beauty and joy of simplicity with Comporta Bliss.