On June 6th, The French Institute Alliance Française (FAIF) presented the 3rd annual Art de Vivre Award to Martine and Prosper Assouline, co-founders of Assouline Publishing. The Art de Vivre award recognizes those who have made a profound impact on the art of French living. The creators of the publishing house and luxury lifestyle brand received the honor for their influential work in the French publishing industry.
The highly anticipated event began with a cocktail reception at the FAIF Gallery where guests were able to view a collection of celebrity portraits by renowned French photographer Patrick Swirc. From the gallery, guests made their way to Le Bilboquet for dinner where they dined on delicious dishes including salmon tartare and chocolate mousse.
The evening concluded with an auction where guests bid on luxurious lots. Offerings included a trip to the Deauville American film festival and a ski vacation in Taos, New Mexico.
By Kim Chmura
Photos Courtesy of Michael George