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Signature Luxury Travel & Style Volume 30

Each issue of Signature is a taste of the finer things in life, bringing you beautiful escapes, gourmet adventures, wellness retreats and the latest in five-star hotels, as well as advice from our style and living sections for everyday luxury. From cruising the high seas to African safaris, Signature is packed with inspiration and insider tips to bring you the essence of the world's best destinations and experiences.

Signature Publishing PTY LTD
4 Issues

in this issue

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welcome to the cruise issue

Recently I boarded the newly launched Norwegian Bliss in Los Angeles for a cruise to nowhere. This assignment was for our sister publication, Holidays with Kids, however, I was surprised to discover a whole new concept of luxury cruising: a ship within a ship. The Haven is an enclave with 84 cabins accessed by a private lift and with exclusive facilities such as a fine-dining restaurant, upmarket bar, landscaped pool and its own plush observation deck. Cabins have their own butler and range from one- to three-bedroom suites with full-length windows giving extraordinary views of the ocean from the bath, shower or bed. “INTO THE OCEAN WENT A WORLD MORE FANTASTIC THAN AN IMAGINATION COULD INSPIRE.” Robert Wyland This opens up another world of high-end cruising, offering all the facilities of a…

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HAYLEY BAILLIE In 2003, Hayley created Baillie Lodges with husband James Baillie with a vision for a new benchmark of Australian luxury lodging. The portfolio includes Capella Lodge, Southern Ocean Lodge and Longitude 131°, with plans for a new lodge in Tasmania. Next on my travel wish list… In September, I’m heading to Nihi Sumba in Indonesia. I can’t wait to see the people and watch the kids surfing. EWEN BELL Ewen has an affinity for the remote places on our planet, from the Arctic to Australia’s Top End. Humans and their connection to the land, sea and sky is a central theme to his work. Ewen also publishes the photographic website called ‘Photography for Travellers’. Next on my travel wish list… My next adventure will be Bhutan, where Buddhism has opened the doors to…

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tour the very best of the kimberley

Explore the Kimberley with the outback’s leading small-group tour operator, Outback Spirit. From humble beginnings in the late 1990s, Outback Spirit has grown to become one of the largest tourism operators in the Kimberley. On Outback Spirit’s most popular tour of the Kimberley, guests travel in a small group aboard five-star all-terrain Mercedes-Benz vehicles and stay in the region’s best wilderness lodges, including the company’s very own Ngauwudu Safari Camp, the most luxurious tented accommodation on the Mitchell Plateau. Built exclusively for Outback Spirit guests, Ngauwudu (pronounced Nar-woo-doo) features 14 deluxe Safari Suites with ensuite bathrooms and allows for an in-depth exploration of the Mitchell Plateau, including the four-tiered Mitchell Falls. Here you can view Gwion Gwion and Wandjina rock art galleries on a guided walk with Indigenous interpreters. Journey along the Gibb…

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belmond grand tour of southern africa

At Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, life is all about relaxation. Laze in the heated pools surrounded by gardens, enjoy imaginative cuisine in the acclaimed restaurants or hone your skills in an art class. Belmond’s three safari lodges are set in the unspoilt wilderness of northern Botswana. This is where the Okavango Delta floods each year, attracting an incredibly diverse variety of wildlife. At Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, completely rebuilt and designed as an explorer’s base, you can drift through the watery landscape on a mokoro canoe. Elephants are, not surprisingly, the main attraction at recently relaunched Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge, located in the Chobe National Park. At Belmond Khwai River Lodge in Moremi Reserve, espy giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard and wild dogs from the lodge’s rooms overlooking the floodplains. Special offer Experience the best of Belmond’s…

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signature concierge

BREAKFAST WITH ELEPHANTS Connect with the wildlife of Botswana’s Chobe National Park at the new-look Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge. The timeless explorers’ lodge reopened in June following a US$6.5 million rebuild. The sustainable lodge features 12 tented rooms, a spa, a lounge, a bar, an open deck with a pool and a fire pit. A highlight for wildlife-lovers will be the viewing hide overlooking the watering hole. Belmond Savute Elephant Lodge is one of Belmond’s three safari experiences across Botswana. Award-winning travel agency Executive Edge Travel is a Preferred Partner of Belmond, guaranteeing privileged access and exclusive benefits for all Belmond properties worldwide. executiveedge.com.au belmond.com Gstaad’s first ‘wild wellness’ experience Le Grand Bellevue’s new four-night program showcases wellbeing against picturesque mountain ranges of the Swiss Alps. The experience encompasses heli-yoga trips, mountainside massages…

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lust haves

Rainy days with Langham Two British icons come together to create Wellington boots to make you smile. Hunter Original’s classic boot gets a rosy makeover in the signature pink of Langham Hotels. Crafted from natural rubber since 1956, these boots will keep you looking stylish whatever the weather. The limited edition style comes in both adults’ and children’s sizes, and is available at eight hotels in Australia, Hong Kong, North America and the UK, including The Langham, Melbourne and The Langham, Sydney. RRP $295 langhamgifts.com.au Raspberry crush IWC Schaffhausen’s Portofino Automatic 37 exudes classic luxury, from the 66 diamonds adorning the bezel to the pink alligator leather strap from Santoni. The stainlesssteel watch is water-resistant to three bar and has rapid-advance date display with all functions powered by the 35111-calibre mechanical automatic movement.…