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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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style5 min read
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style3 min readFashion & Beauty
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style3 min read
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style3 min read
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style3 min readFood & Wine
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style4 min read
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style2 min read
Hayman Reimagined
Australia’s iconic private island resort, Hayman Island by InterContinental, has ushered in a new era of luxury with its highly anticipated reopening, leaving no grain of sand unturned in its pursuit of excellence under the expert guidance of InterCo
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Voyage In Vogue
Planning ahead One of the wonderful things about cruising is that you need unpack only once and can plan your wardrobe around your chosen activities. Regardless of whether it’s cruise casual or black tie, aim to be prepared. Start with the ship’s dre
Signature Luxury Travel & Style3 min read
The Judges
Goldman Travel Group Anthony Goldman is Joint Managing Director of Goldman Travel Group. Travel has always been in his blood; as third-generation professionals, the Goldmans are at the forefront of travel advisory in Australia. goldmantravel.com.au C
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The Coolest Flight Ever
It’s something of minor miracle, really. I’m at the bottom of the planet, but feel on top of the world. I’m seated in the cosy comfort of a jumbo jet, yet way down below is a seemingly endless sea of ice. And I’m feeling just a little smug, because I
Signature Luxury Travel & Style4 min read
Grounds Rules
It’s Christmas Eve, and while many Sydney bars and restaurants are empty, at The Grounds of Alexandria it’s standing room only. For most of December, the sprawling establishment becomes a festive wonderland; think winter markets in Europe, only minus
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The Shipping News
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ award-winning Europa 2 has released its 2020/2021 cruise season, featuring a voyage along Australia’s beautiful West Coast for the first time. The cruise departs Melbourne on 6 January 2021, and sails for Adelaide, Kangaroo Islan
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Five-star Fiji
Although InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa is located on the main island of Viti Levu, it manages to retain a secluded island feel, fringed by the white sands of Natadola Bay. Part of this is thanks to the hillside Club InterContinental, Fiji
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Out-of-this-world Luxpeditions
The wildlife-rich subantarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand are among the many highlights of Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic’s 35-day ‘Epic Antarctica’ itinerary. The voyage will be among the first for the company’s first polar new-b
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Belle Of The Ball
One, two, three … one, two, three … feet together, then twirl I am 30 minutes into a private waltz lesson with the debonair Thomas Schäfer-Elmayer, head of Vienna’s legendary Elmayer Dance School, founded in 1919. It seems I have two left feet as I w
Signature Luxury Travel & Style4 min read
The Other Caribbean
Think of cruising the Caribbean and the mind conjures up images of lazy days by the pool aboard giant, floating hotels and classic island visits following the well-worn paths of millions of tourists taking an effortless wander from one relaxing bar t
Signature Luxury Travel & Style3 min read
Life’s A Beach In Broome
The sequins or the Camilla caftan? Polo is synonymous with glamour, wealth and royalty – not to mention a ‘more is more’ fashion aesthetic – so I weave my way through the lush tropical gardens of Broome’s Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa under the hot m
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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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style4 min readFood & Wine
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style5 min read
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style3 min readFood & Wine
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style2 min readFood & Wine
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style3 min read
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style4 min readFashion & Beauty
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
Signature Luxury Travel & Style2 min read
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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