Elegant, Entertaining, Enlightening, En Point: Departures magazine believes that the best is defined not by its price tag but by its quality, rarity, and truly one-of-a-kind discoveries. Explore the world through the eyes of this luxury lifestyle magazine—seen until now only by American Express Platinum and Centurion card members who receive the publication. It’s the definitive source for travel, art, culture, and design presented through serious journalism and mindblowing photography.The World of Departures celebrates the magazine’s twenty-five years with the best of its awardwinning articles, photography, and illustrations. Travel from Richard David Story’s first issue following 9/11 from the Elephant Festival in Jaipur to to Big Horn, Montana, for the annual Crow Fair, a weeklong celebration and powwow, and as described by photographer Lisa Eisner, “…the Native American version of the Paris couture shows, only better because the regalia are delicately hand-stitched by mothers and grandmothers and passed down for generations.”
Founded in Paris in 1994 by Prosper and Martine Assouline, Assouline is the first luxury brand on culture. It began with the desire to create a new, contemporary style of book, using the couple's experienced eye for visually rich stories and compelling narratives.
Guided by their passion for knowledge, culture and travel, the Assoulines have since expanded their vision to 1,700 titles in three main collections, along with special editions and unique library accessories—a grand oeuvre of inspiring creations. Throughout the last quarter of a century, the brand has established a network of international boutiques in prominent locations across the globe.
With a distinguished team of creative talents—which includes the founders' son Alexandre—the brand continues to reinvent the notion of true luxury. Assouline’s roster of collaborators includes some of the world’s most respected brands, artists, photographers, writers and designers.