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Signature Luxury Travel & Style Volume 32

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

2 min
welcome to l’édition française

This year has been an exciting one for Signature Media and for the travel industry. Recent figures released by leading luxury travel network Virtuoso revealed that Australians are the world’s biggest consumers of luxury travel by leisure nights and the second highest global consumers of business class flights. We spend more time on a holiday than any other nation and we are some of the most intrepid travellers, always looking for new and interesting destinations. We desire immersive experiences and outdoor adventure, hence our new ‘Luxpeditions’ section. This section has been introduced to the magazine to embrace what many luxury travellers crave: ways of challenging yourself on a next-level adventure, but with a welcome twist of the finer things in life at the end of the day. “TO LIVE IS THE…

1 min

Natasha Dragun Having lived in two of Asia’s busiest cities for nine years, Natasha swapped the bright lights of Beijing and Jakarta for the beach vibes of Sydney. The former deputy editor of DestinAsian and MiNDFOOD, Natasha writes for CNN, The Australian, Escape and Voyeur, among others. What’s next on your travel wish list? Rwanda, to walk with mountain gorillas, and Egypt, for the opening of Giza’s hotly anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum. Dan Avila Dan is a travel writer and award-winning photographer based in WA. He specialises in dramatic locations, shooting images for travel books and magazines and writing for global publications, travelling with artist and photographer wife, Zora, and filmmaker son, Andre. What’s next on your travel wish list? Svalbard (Norway), Iceland, Antarctica, diving in Thailand, luxury Singapore and the wilds of Tanzania and Namibia. Helen Hayes Helen…

2 min
cutting-edge cruising

When your ship has a ‘magic carpet’, lush rooftop gardens, two-storey villas and a chill-out space with an ambience that shifts through the day from chillful to playful to sinful, you know you’re in for a truly unforgettable cruise. Newly launched in 2018, Celebrity Cruises’ billion-dollar Celebrity Edge may well be the most sophisticated way to see the world. “This is a ship to wrap you in beauty, from the moment you step on board,” says Susan Bonner, who heads up Celebrity Cruises in Australia and NZ. “She’s already attracting people who have never considered a cruise before, and turning them into unabashed converts. She’s just spectacular.” World-renowned interior designer Kelly Hoppen and architect Tom Wright crafted the ship’s facilities, which accommodate nearly 3,000 guests in ground-breaking style. In the Infinite Veranda…

2 min
la joie à la française

From her neoclassical interiors to an exhibition of historically significant artworks, Uniworld’s S.S. Joie de Vivre is as indisputably Parisian as the Eiffel Tower. To step aboard is to take a journey through historical France. Fifteen months in the making, the chic Super Ship made her debut in Paris last year, representing a number of firsts for the boutique river cruise line. Despite her relatively small length at just 125 metres, the vessel presents more space for guests than ever before, each room offering the most storage space on the rivers. The multifaceted Club L’Esprit, too, is a first, transforming from a wellness space by day into a supper club and cinema by evening. These innovations are complemented by multiple dining venues and two stunning Grand suites. And, so intimately sized, she…

9 min
signature concierge

Maison des trésors Michel Reybier, the owner of the La Réserve hotels in Paris, Ramatuelle and Geneva, invites guests to experience his family home, nestled within the vineyards of Cos d’Estournel in Bordeaux. Capable of sleeping 16 across six bedrooms and two suites, La Chartreuse offers all the warmth and discreet elegance of an exclusive retreat en famille. The residence is only available to rent in its entirety, providing the rare opportunity to experience life on the estate. Perched on Saint-Estèphe hill to the north of the Médoc region, the Grand Cru-classified Château de Cos d’Estournel spans 91 hectares of grapes that have been vinified since the days of Napoleon Bonaparte. Founder Louis Gaspard d’Estournel was nicknamed the Maharajah of Saint-Estèphe in honour of his worldly pursuit of new markets, notably India.…

2 min
the ultimate usa shopping guide

Wherever you travel in the USA, a Simon Shopping Destination is never far away, tempting you with prestigious luxury brands, high-end fashion boutiques and a score of dining options. We have selected the centres that offer the ultimate luxury retail experience. Eternally Las Vegas Shimmering in the desert, Las Vegas is a living monument to glitz and glamour. The Shops at Crystals stands out from the towering casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, a jagged metal temple to the finest luxury brands. You’ll find 50 under its impressive roof, including an unmissable two-storey Louis Vuitton boutique. Pop into Sisley Paris’ only Vegas boutique for a facial and dine at Mastro’s Ocean Club, famous for its live entertainment and iced Seafood Tower. Connected to Caesars Palace, The Forum Shops at Caesars is a lavish…