The Turkish Riviera, known as the Turquoise Coast, is home to stunning mountain scenery, rich myths, and folklore, and more than six hundred miles of impeccable shoreline along the warm 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 a destination apart, so much so that Mark Antony was said to have chosen it as the most spectacular wedding gift for Cleopatra. Through the lens of 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 Mica Ertegun, Tommy Hilfiger, Chiara Ferragni, and Mert Alas, who spent summers boating on these storied waters.
Nevbahar Koç was born and raised on the Bosphorus, Istanbul. She lived in Los Angeles for many years and graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in fine arts. It was the love for her magical city that inspired her first book with Assouline, Bosphorus Private. Now in her second collaboration, once again she shares her passion for her country as well as for art, design, and photography through a journey along the Turkish Coast.
Irem Kınay has collaborated on several books with Assouline, including The Grand Bazaar Istanbul, The Light of Istanbul, Sultans, Ottoman Chic and Bosphorus Private. Her passions for the arts and for books inspired her to launch the first Assouline boutique in Istanbul, which has become a celebrated destination for a wide range of titles as well as for specially selected accessories for sophisticated libraries.
Oliver Pilcher has been a contributing photographer at Condé Nast Traveler for over ten years. Born in Scotland, Mr. Pilcher studied sculpture at the Edinburgh College of Art before embarking on a photographic career in New York City. His captivating images have enabled him to shoot for some of the world’s finest brands and have led him on endless incredible journeys. Oliver currently divides his time between New York and Costa Rica with his wife, Abigail and their four children, Andalucia, Bianca, Constantina, and Herbie Pilcher.