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Vintage Bordeaux
As the first morning breaks on my French cruise, I’m breakfasting on buttery croissants and gazing beyond my river-ship’s windows at Blaye citadel, brooding on a crag like a set for Game of Thrones. Later, we walk its wind-whipped ramparts, then expl
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A City Of Contrasts
It’s early Tuesday morning. I’m up, trainers on, Strava standing by, about to jog the strangest route of my life. From my Victorianthemed hotel, The Rocks, I head out into Macao’s tropical heat and follow a loop that detours into a still-thumping nig
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Funnel Vision
The excitement of sailing on board a liner’s maiden voyage is like no other, and the new Seven Seas Splendor will rise to the occasion when she embarks on her highly anticipated inaugural cruise from Barcelona in February 2020. The all-suite, all-bal
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Seasoned With S.a.l.t.
There’s a very pleasant psychology at play when you unpack at the start of a Silversea cruise. My Classic Veranda Suite on board the ultra-luxe Silver Muse is the essence of calm with its palette of dove grey and latte, a view to a sun-speckled ocean
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Macao THE CITY OF GASTRONOMY
By day, you could be dining on a simple clay pot of rice and meat in a tiny outdoor neighbourhood eatery near Senado Square. By night, you could find yourself in the dome of the 258–metre high Grand Lisboa feasting on exquisite French cuisine in a Mi
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At The Helm
Ask anyone in the booming luxury cruise industry and they’ll tell you 2019 is an exciting time to be in cruising and to be cruising. Ask Sarina Bratton the same question and her excitement for 2020 – and beyond – is palpable. A cruise industry pionee
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Africa At Its Best
From the thundering waters of Victoria Falls to the meandering channels and lagoons of the Okavango Delta, the waterways of Botswana and Zimbabwe are overflowing with opportunities for unique wildlife encounters. Go birdwatching within earshot of Afr
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Contributors
Susan has been a news journalist, travel presenter and producer for Channel Seven Sydney for 30 years. Still travelling for Sydney Weekender, she’s spreading her wings further afield for Signature Luxury Travel & Style on a spectacular flightseeing t
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The French Connection
The beautifully manicured garden, bursting with vivid blooms of orchids and frangipanis with their sweet intoxicating scents, creates the ideal scenario for L’Amant (The Lover), French author Marguerite Duras’ literary work of steamy seduction in col
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Unexpected Pucci
Conceived in a palazzo in Florence, on the ski slopes of Switzerland and America, and finally born on the island of Capri, perhaps no other fashion brand encapsulates the concepts of luxury travel and resortwear quite like Pucci. Founded in 1947 by I
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Editor’s Letter
This year we celebrate our 10th birthday. Signature Luxury Travel & Style was launched in 2009, mid-GFC, when many businesses and magazines were struggling. It was a surprisingly good time to launch a magazine; if the first few issues were a success,
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The Signature Q&A
What are passengers looking for in a luxury cruise experience? Karen Christensen: A true luxury cruise provides guests an indulgent escape from the everyday that is all-inclusive, offers an unparalleled level of personalised service, and where guest
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Vanity Fare
It was what the Italians might describe as a colpo d’amore – a gust of love, something that takes your breath away. For Kashmira Bulsara, a frosted rock crystal card case, depicting a Japanese weeping willow and applied in black enamel and rose-cut d
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The Best Of Both Worlds
The popularity of the ‘ship within a ship’ concept is growing with travellers, and more and more large-ship cruise lines have adopted the model in recent years. This idea of cruise VIPs living the high life in their own hideaway is hardly new – consi
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Wild At Heart
Walking into one of Rosewood Luang Prabang’s riverside guest rooms for the first time is like visiting a Lao museum on steroids crossed with a quirky treasure trove of artefacts. From the collage of exotic artworks on the walls and the bold and brigh
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Taking The Bull By The Horns
Aside from low-profile, the Lamborghini Urus is all that, and more. It’s a fivedoor, eight-speed automatic gearbox Super SUV that’s been designed for the luxury segment. Our raging bull is equipped with a multitude of modern gadgets including a touch
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Rooms For Sail
Indonesia Visiting Indonesia’s Komodo Islands is an experience in itself, but exploring this unique national park and surrounding islands by traditional-style phinisi takes adventure cruising to a new level. Guests of AYANA can enjoy multi-day sailin
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500 Years Of Genius
In 1519, Leonardo da Vinci was already a legend. The man born out of wedlock in an obscure village in Tuscany had risen to become the friend of France’s greatest Renaissance king, Francis I. He was renowned as an artist, an engineer, an architect, an
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The Scenic Drives Of Greece
Cruising on a yacht in the Aegean archipelago or the Ionian Sea is an extraordinary experience, but there is also far more to discover by travelling along Greece’s winding, scenic roads. Soak in the beauty of the Mediterranean, from its plains and va
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Traditions Of Bali
So this is what it feels like to be utterly at peace. My body is weightless, suspended in a silk hammock, and birdsong is my lullaby. Ibu Fera, a former Buddhist nun, gently sings about the life of the Buddha as she rocks me in my womb-like cocoon. T
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As Time Goes By
As the slogan goes, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation.” The atelier’s aim isn’t to create pieces that withstand the test of one lifetime, rather ones that will hold their value in the face of a
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Vietnamese Hospitality
Flyer: Cathy Wagstaff Class: Vietnam Airlines Business Class Route: Sydney to Ho Chi Minh City Code: VN772 Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 Flight time: 8.5 hours The seat Vietnam Airlines’ twoclass Dreamliner has a one-two-one configuration in the Business ca
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Life In The Slow Lane
I’m sitting in a nest, high among the treetops of Koh Kood, eagerly awaiting the moment my lunch arrives. While I’m excited for the meal – all the food at Soneva Kiri is exquisite – it’s the means of delivery that has me on the edge of my seat: zipli
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People Pleasers
Pearls have added an elegant finishing touch to regal outfits for millennia, but today, discerning women of style are donning pearl jewellery for the most relaxed of affairs. One such event is the Cable Beach Polo tournament, covered on page 152. Eac
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Signature Lusthaves – For Her
A fusion of classic style and on-trend fashion, these sumptuous Buccellati earrings are cast from 18-carat yellow and white gold and encrusted with more than 200 stones, accentuating the curved, wing-like shape. The eye-catching sapphire and yellow d
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A Yen For Tokyo
Tokyo is a vibrant city of contrasts – one moment you can be admiring a delicate silk painting or a perfect bonsai and the next conquering the world’s busiest intersection in the hip suburb of Shibuya. Dynamic and exciting, Tokyo is constantly changi
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An Indigenous Indulgence
Dorrigo pepper, Geraldton wax, green ants, Kakadu plum … the menu at chef Jock Zonfrillo’s Adelaide restaurant Orana reads like an encyclopaedia of Australian natives. Some of the flora and fauna are well known – lemon myrtle, bush lemongrass, marron
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Cruise Control
What is it about cruising that has caught the world’s imagination? Is it the ability to explore the farthest reaches of the planet in the unbridled luxury and comfort of a floating five-star resort? Is it the joy of unpacking once, and once only, bef
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