Megan Hess to Launch New Book Exclusively at Vakkaru Maldives

Internationally-renowned fashion illustrator and author Megan Hess will be visiting Vakkaru Maldives in  January 2020 for the exclusive launch of her third book in The Claris CollectionClaris: Bonjour Riviera.

Her 2006 illustration of the New York Times number one best selling book, Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell catapulted her onto the world stage when she began illustrating portraits for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, TIME Magazine and many more.

Since Sex and the City, she has also illustrated numerous bestselling books, including The Dress and Coco Chanel.

Megan’s designs have also been used in global campaigns for FENDI, Tiffany & Co, Prada, Cartier and Dior. With a huge A-list of clients that includes Michelle Obama, Nicole Kidman and most recently Sarah Jessica Parker, Megan is one of the world’s most sought after illustrators.

Surrounded by glistening turquoise waters and luxurious island settings, Vakkaru Maldives will set the scene for Claris’ new adventure in the French Riviera.

The Claris Collection was officially launched in 2018, offering readers delightful rhyming tales about courage, compassion and a stylish little mouse. From chasing her dream of moving to Paris in Claris: The Chicest Mouse in Paris, to racing against the clock to attend Paris Fashion Week in Claris: Fashion Fiasco, follow Claris’ next adventure as she stows away on the family trip to the French Riviera in Claris: Bonjour Riviera.

A secluded tropical island resort in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Baa Atoll, a scenic 30 minutes north of Male International Airport by seaplane, Vakkaru Maldives offers guests a holistic approach to unassuming luxury and cherishable experiences as you discover the warmth and affection of its people. Blessed with timeless ocean views, white sandy beaches and nurtured by nature, the resort boasts an extensive selection of accommodation featuring 113 contemporary beaches and overwater villas and suites with Maldivian rustic charms.

Indulgent dining choices from across the world are served in six restaurants and bars, as well as a wine cellar, specializing in global cuisine with a Maldivian twist, Italian, Japanese, Southeast Asian as well as luxury beach grill.

“The Maldives has always, ALWAYS been at the top my list of dream travel destinations so when the opportunity arose to collaborate with Vakkaru Maldives I knew this would truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Vakkaru Maldives will set the scene for the launch of my third Claris book, Bonjour Riviera. The glistening turquoise water of the Maldives perfectly reflects the hues of blue and green that I’ve used to illustrate Bonjour Riviera”- Megan Hess on the launch of her new book

Those who pre-book their seats at Vakkaru Maldives will be the first in the world to receive signed copies of Claris: Bonjour Riviera hot off the press, view the unveiling of Claris’ new resort collection by the luxury fashion house, Poca & Poca, and attend an exclusive illustration masterclass conducted by Megan herself. Guests can book their stay with Vakkaru’s special festive offer and enjoy up to 30% off room rates with breakfast.

The special events take place on 5 and 6 January 2020. You can find out more information here!

Let us know at Fuzzable what’s on your reading list this festive season.




Written by Kelly McFarland

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