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Fête Issue 27

An Australian publication that connects with readers in a personal way inspiring them to love the life they have, engage in positive and meaningful relationships with those around them and to make time and space for all the good things, for life well-lived.

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It seems that despite the best laid plans, things always have a funny way of working out. There is much truth in the saying, ‘things happen for a reason' and ‘all in good time'. The ‘dream life' imagined in early adulthood is often shaped into something that ultimately ends up looking quite different, swapping delusions of grandeur or the need for the ‘picket fence life' to aspirations for the simple things. As we progress through life, material possessions that exude status and wealth, become superfluous as we yearn for more, or less as it turns out to be… more time, less stress, more love, less stuff. When living with less, one becomes more resourceful, simple daily tasks and rituals become paramount – the quality of our sleep, our health and our well-being.…

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For centuries wine has been used to lift the spirits and sooth the mind, body and soul. Now is the time to test the theory, retreat fireside and enjoy a good drop. While the jury is out on the health benefits, when enjoyed in moderation a glass now and then can be something to savour. Many would agree that a night in, with a cheese plate and a good red is an evening well spent and possibly one of the best ways to reconnect and relax. The perfect conversation starter, a wine shared can be incentive to turn off the TV, step away from the devices and reconnect the old fashioned way. The suggested glass-a-day is believed to reduce stress, increase longevity, protect against some cancers, improve mental health and…

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nobis hotel copenhagen

Walking towards the neoclassical building, you can already guess that this huge property has some history. The newly-established Nobis Hotel Copenhagen used to house the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Before opening in September 2017, the Swedish firm, Wingårdhs, was challenged to renovate the interiors. They respectfully emphasised most of the original architectural elements and combined them with modern superior-quality natural materials – concrete, marble, oak, leather – and a few skilful eye-catchers. The result? A visually stunning, meaningful and well-designed homage to the original building! Let’s head inside… as soon as you enter, you’ll spot the central, picture-perfect staircase. The staff will tell you later that everything is original from the wooden handrail to the marble stairs and the black ornate mouldings in between. To the right, you’ll notice a…