Author(s): Kelly Killoren-Bensimon
Assouline began with an idea and a belief: the first, a notion that beauty, perfected, has meaning that is capable of transforming our lives; and the second, that a book--artfully crafted and highly considered in its visual content--can open our eyes and minds. With our first book, La Colombe d'Or, we sought to convey the experience of a small hotel in the south of France, a tiny, sublime world of art, history, luxury, and inspiration unto itself. Over time, that world has been expanded to create a universe that is anchored by our books but no longer limited to paper and pages.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an author, editor, model, and tastemaker. She appeared on three seasons of Bravo's hit show The Real Housewives of New York. Her most recent book I Can Make You Hot! was released in spring 2012. She is also the author of American Style and The Bikini Book, both published by Assouline. She is currently a regular contributor to Hamptons magazine, Gotham magazine, and am New York. Kelly and her two daughters split their time between New York City and East Hampton. Pamela Fiori's career in magazine publishing spans more than forty years. She was editor in chief of Town & Country, America's premier magazine for the affluent in America, for seventeen years. Before that, she was editor in chief of Travel + Leisure for fourteen years. An authority on luxury, travel, style, connoisseurship and philanthropy, Fiori writes and speaks frequently on these subjects. Her first book, Stolen Moments, is a tribute to the photography of Ronny Jaques, a contemporary of Richard Avedon and Lillian Bassman. She is the co-author of A Table at Le Cirque and has also written In the Spirit of Capri, In the Spirit of St. Barths and In the Spirit of Palm Beach for Assouline.