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Assouline presents “The World of DEPARTURES”

Silver gifts may be the traditional way to mark a 25th anniversary, but to celebrate our silver year in circulation, Departures is bucking convention: Editor-in-chief Richard David has teamed up with renowned luxury publishing house Assouline to produce The World of Departures, a curated retrospective of the magazine’s first quarter century.

“What’s interesting about this book is that it takes from the magazine itself—not just the pictures, but the words and the layout, which gives the whole book context,” Story said. “It covers so many glamorous and intriguing places and people.”

For Story, Departures is “the greatest candy shop of life. You want everything you see, taste, hear and experience.” With over 200 full-color pages encapsulating 25 years of the best covers, iconic illustrations and photographs from artfully styled gowns to mouthwatering gourmet dishes, readers certainly have plenty of candy to choose from.

The World of Departures, $75 at



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