Book of the Month // St. Moritz Chic by Assouline
Into a brand new year of our book selections! St Moritz is very well known to NDID, many cold winter months have been spent onsite overseeing builds and chalet installations. Until we share our own hot spots, Nicky’s favourite go to places and addresses, Assouline the emperor of publishing have released St Moritz chic.
As Rolf Sachs who wrote the foreword shares…
“….thanks to its southern Alpine position, the town benefits from a wealth of “sun-drenched” days, even in the coldest of months. But more important for this mountain village is its rich history of guests, families and personalities that it has attracted over the years.”
Nestled in Switzerland’s alpine Engadin Valley, St. Moritz stands on its own amidst a sea of celebrated ski resorts in that it has long maintained an elusive allure. The winter home of personalities from Gunter Sachs and Gianni Agnelli to Sofia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, John Lennon, and Claudia Schiffer, there are few places in the world that manage to unite so many of the top names in cinema, art, and fashion all in one place, year after year.
Author Dora Lardelli takes the reader on a journey through Chanel and Hitchcock’s favourite haunts and the hidden parties at Badrutt’s Palace where royalty goes to play, without forgetting the natural beauty, village charm and architectural mastery that define it.
St. Moritz Chic also takes readers on a majestic tour of its special events, from Winter Olympics to the annual Snow Polo World Cup, as well as the summertime Jazz Festival and the British Classic Car Meeting. In St. Moritz creatives and royals share skiwassers slope-side on the sheepskin benches of El Paradiso, pause to sip champagne on long strolls around its frozen, crystalline lake and enjoy coffee and confections at the centuries old Hanselmann. St. Moritz has never lost its inimitable appeal, and will continue to reign as an elegant hideaway for all those who have come to call it a home away from home.
St.Moritz Chic was released by Assouline in January 2020 and is priced at 95.00€
All images c/o Assouline
Nicky’s World January 2020