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Signature Luxury Travel & Style Volume 28

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.

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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
welcome to l’édition française

When it comes to France there is so much to love: the food, the people, the scenery, that seductive French accent. It is this, and more, that renders us Francophiles and makes so many travellers crave French experiences. As such, it has been sheer joy to work on this issue of Signature where we celebrate all things French. Our writers have travelled from Paris to Monaco via Champagne, Burgundy and Brittany, bringing you a veritable feast of beauty and discovery, rounded out with a list of the top 25 French experiences and our guide to exploring the French waterways by ocean liner, river cruise and barge. “TWO THERE ARE WHO ARE NEVER SATISFIED: THE LOVER OF THE WORLD, AND THE LOVER OF KNOWLEDGE.”– Rumi Of course, France isn’t the only place to enjoy…

1 min
signature contributors

SALLY MACMILLAN Cruise specialist and travel addict Sally has sailed on ships of all sizes and styles, from a 33-foot yacht through Indonesia to cruising the Caribbean on the world’s biggest cruise ship. Sally is Fairfax Media’s Cruise Director. My most memorable travel experience was… spending a year backpacking around India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, although France is my favourite country. JANE CORNWELL Jane is an Australian-born, London-based writer and journalist. She is the jazz critic of the London Evening Standard, contributing editor of world music magazine Songlines, and a correspondent for News Ltd and Fairfax. My most memorable travel experience was… the Solomon Islands: sailing six hours across the ocean in a dinghy with an outboard motor, to interview a bamboo band in their village. DILVIN YASA Dilvin is a journalist, author and mother of…

1 min
live your best life

on one of the world’s best luxury river cruise lines Your Uniworld cruise is sure to be a masterpiece, complete with one-of-a-kind ship designs, curated onshore experiences, luxurious ultra-inclusive amenities and the best service on the rivers. Life is beautiful. Take full advantage on your next cruise. One of a kind from stem to stern Uniworld’s 17 award-winning ships are museums on water, complete with handcrafted furniture, custom fabrics and fixtures created by some of the most esteemed design houses in the world, and original artwork from masters such as Picasso and Matisse. It’s all taken care of because it’s all included There’s all-inclusive and then there is a world beyond, where everything you could possibly want comes standard, including premium liquor, Exclusive Excursions, airport transfers, all gratuities and Wi-Fi. Happiness is homemade exactly to your…

2 min
the hottest hotels of 2018

1 Lutetia Paris Where: Sixth arrondissement, Paris When: Spring 2018 Restored to its former Art Deco glory, this will be the largest hotel on the left bank, with a Jazz Bar, Cigar Bar and a dramatic internal courtyard. hotellutetia.com 2 Hawkstone Hall Where: Shropshire, UK When: Spring 2018 This Georgian mansion will be one of the most opulent hotels in the UK, with all 12 suites named after Jane Austen characters. hawkstonehall.co.uk 3 Iraph Sui, A Luxury Collection Hotel Where: Okinawa, Japan When: December 2018 Marriott’s first Japanese island resort will have 57 sea-view rooms and nine suites with plunge pools in an area renowned for scuba diving. luxurycollection.com 4 The Middle House Where: Shanghai, China When: Early 2018 With interiors by Milan-based designer Piero Lissoni, Swire Hotels’ fourth addition to The House Collective will blend Italian vision with a local twist from one of…

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signature concierge

THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN BY SEA Step aboard Hapag-Lloyd’s MS EUROPA 2 and experience the first-class service, elegantly decorated cabins and unforgettable moments that led to the 2018 Berlitz Cruise Guide lauding it ‘the best cruise ship in the world’. Perhaps most enticing, though, is EUROPA’s new itinerary, which will see the cruise liner set sail for Japan across 2019 and 2020. Calling at hit-list destinations like Kobe, Nagasaki and the ever-vibrant Tokyo, the route promises for an unprecedented experience that melds high-end comfort with the contagious electricity of Japan’s most sought-after cities. hl-cruises.com SAIL TO PITCAIRN Located thousands of kilometres from the nearest continent, Pitcairn Island is untouched by modern civilisation, making it the envy of every seafarer worth his salt. Thanks to Aranui 5, travellers can experience the magic…

3 min
desirables for mesdames   and messieurs

Shimmer and shine The Decoltish pump combines Christian Louboutin’s Decollete 554 slender pointed toe with the elegant curve of the 100-millimetre ‘fetish’ heel. Pairing the signature red sole with gold ‘pepite’ leather results in an irresistible indulgence that brings sparkle and a sense of occasion to any evening out, whether you’re off to the opera or dining out with friends. RRP $965 christianlouboutin.com All wrapped up Take any look upmarket with Chanel’s elegant jewelled necklace. Feminine and glamorous, without shouting out for attention, the necklace is made of metal and calfskin in dark pink and gold. Its fine lines are enhanced with the telltale double-C Chanel emblem woven into the upper strand and punctuating both of the trailing ends. RRP $1850 chanel.com Sweetest of scents Nuit d’Amour was created as a tribute to Gustav Klimt and his…