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CONTENTS BEAUTY TOOLS OF THE TRADE The 10 absolute must-haves this season. THE AGE GAME Tips, tricks and tools to looking good at every age.

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STYLE STYLE INSIDER Ocean’s cover girl, Olivia Culpo, shares her style secrets.

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COAT CHECK How to build the perfect outerwear closet.

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WANDERLUST Take to the great outdoors

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TRAVEL

23 with these simple pieces in natural hues and ultratouchable textures. PACKING BARE NECESSITIES Ocean’s no-fail packing guide.

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THE GREAT ESCAPE Fashion’s new expression: sweet, seductive and gorgeous.

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STYLE MUSE The trends that keep Miranda Kerr looking oh-so chic at the airport

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MOROCCO Exotic and rich with culture and history, Morocco is a mustvisit for any world traveler.

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THAILAND Spotlight destination Koh Samui.

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AUSTRALIA Passport to Sydney Passport to Margaret River

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IN EVERY ISSUE EDITOR’S NOTE

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EDITOR’S TOP 5

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HOROSCOPE

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EDITOR’S NOTE

GET THE APP! Download Ocean’s NEW app on iTunes!

Photography by Troy Jensen

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elcome to the Holiday issue of Ocean magazine! In this special issue, we bring together the savviest and most adventurous travel guides from Thailand to Morocco along with high fashion from California and Cabo San Lucas, with Ocean’s cover girl, Olivia Culpo. And since we all know that looking the part is just as much fun, here we have distilled the ultimate packing guide with wardrobe musts for your next holiday, ingenious beauty tools and expert tips to accompany you on your next dream vacation. For more, download Ocean’s all-new iTunes newsstand app to bring you instant access to style and travel at your fingertips! Bon voyage!

Molly EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ON THE COVER: Olivia Culpo Photographed by Troy Jensen Styled by Joey Thao Hair & Make-up by Troy Jensen Photography Assistant Philip Martin Production Assistant Jarek Addison Styling Assistant Amber Hammond Post-Production Menezes Felipe (www.felipemenezes.com) COVER: Top: Beach Riot Rings: G by Gabrielle ABOVE: Dress: For The Stars Earrings: Coronet Diamonds Special Thanks to Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos Editor-in-Chief: Molly Martin President: Kim Butzbach Advertising: Avery Grace (avery.grace@oceanmagazine.com), Shannon Hunter (shannon@oceanmagazine.com) Director of Photography: Dominic Petruzzi Photo Shoot Production: Amy Mccabe Public Relations: Jill Winkler Art Director: Mi Young (Jaime) Kim Graphic Designer: Julia Reale, Monica Saldana Associate Editor: Tasha Greenberg Ocean2Ocean: Lynne Chizzick Editorial Assistants: Nicole Capellini, Theresa Duncan, Jenny Kleinknecht Copyright © 2014 Sea Style LLC. This work may not be reproduced and redistributed, in whole or in part, without written pemission. The title Ocean is a US registered trademark. All rights reserved. For all inquiries, please email info@oceanmagazine.com. oceanmagazine.com – 4


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1. Trend: Orange

The very best trends this season, from designer cocktails to fashion-favorites and a new yoga.

2. Get the Look: Braids

Braids have long been a catwalk and red carpet staple, but this season is all about creative ways to update the trend. Whether you keep it clean and classic or rock new versions of it twisted, turned, or teased, plaits are the perfect way to achieve a runway look this season.

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Orange is hot this season. From juicy, bold brights to subdued, muted hues, there is a perfect shade for every skin tone. Not only is this look trending on runways, but the color of the moment is warm, cheering and said to energize and stimulate creativity. Win -win! 1. Napoleon Perdis, DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Hara, $25, www.napoleonperdis.com 2. Sambag, Dani Orange Woven Leather, $350, www.sambag.com.au

3. Designer Inspired Cocktails

Leave it to Tokyo’s Hotel Chinzanso to debut a menu of collaboration cocktails based on Jill Stuart fragrances. Perfect for all fashionistas and cocktail enthusiasts alike, in addition to the elegant presentation, each cocktail is paired with a sample of the inspiring Jill Stuart fragrance including Crystal Bloom, Vanilla Lust, and White Floral. Oh là là! www.hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.com


4. A New Yoga

Take your Yoga off the mat and onto the water! For all of you yoga enthusiasts, Yoga SUP is a must-try this season on your next beach holiday. Besides promising to be the most enjoyable yoga lesson to date, Yoga SUP combines breath with movement while toning your core and increasing stability. Ready to give it a try? Try one of Starboard’s inflatable yoga SUP boards. Starting at $1,121, www.star-board-sup.com/2015/

5. Most Loved Collection TALULAH

Since its debut in 2005, TALULAH has quickly blossomed to become one of Australia’s most coveted fashion brands and now global favorite among women in-the-know. Founded by designer Kelli Wharton, each TALULAH collection is effortlessly chic, timeless and ultimately beautiful with clever color combinations, beautiful craftsmanship and a palette of one off worldly prints. And now with International shipping available, TALULAH is set to become one of the world’s most loved fashion brands. www.talulah.com.au oceanmagazine.com – 6


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Hottest, Newest, Latest! Ocean’s expert advice for ageless skin and our beauty obsessions.


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With so many options out there, it’s not easy knowing exactly which beauty products you should spend your hard-earned cash on. We take the guesswork out of beauty shopping for you – here, a short list of your 10 absolute must-haves. oceanmagazine.com – 10


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1. Bobbi Brown, Blotting Papers, $20, www.bobbibrowncosmetics. com 2. Lorac, Breakthrough Performance Foundation, $36, www. loraccosmetics. com 3. Kérastase, DENSIFIQUE Density Activator, $150, www.kerastase.com.au 4. ghd, curve, $200, www.ghdhair.com/au 5. ghd, aura, $250, www.ghdhair.com/au 11 – Holiday 2014/2015

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6. Napolean Perdis, Deluxe Long Black Mascara Double Black, $22, www. napoleanperdis. com 7. Tweezerman, Mini Brow Rescue, $19, www. tweezerman.com 8. Stila, One Step Correct, $36, www.sephora. com 9. Yves Saint Laurent, Rouge VoluptÇ Perle Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick SPF 15, $35, www.yslbeautyus. com 10. NARS, Blush in Orgasm, $30, www.sephora. com oceanmagazine.com – 12


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TIPS, TRICKS AND TOOLS TO LOOKING GOOD AT EVERY AGE. Confronted with a barrage of news about the latest anti-aging cosmetic treatments, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. We asked Kaye Scott and Lisa Sullivan-Smith, the founders of The Clinic, a Syndey-based one-stop med-spa, to help us cut through the confusion to reveal what your skin really needs as you age. For more, visit www.theclinic.net.au.

In your

20s

Protect youthful skin from premature ageing as much as possible in your 20s – this sets up a great habit for life and you will reap the rewards for years to come. At Home: Sun cream, sun cream, sun cream. Try Epicuren, X-Treme Cream Propolis Sunscreen, 45+, epicuren.com. Complimentary treatment in your 20s…. Cosmedix Anti-oxidant Peel $150. 13 – Holiday 2014/2015


In your

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Fine lines and pigmentation can be a most unwelcome guest in your 30s, whether it’s the years of partying and sun exposure in your 20s or that procreation has brought along with it the dreaded melasma, “active” products are the go-to for anyone wanting to survive their 30s. At Home: Recharge skin cells with La Prairie, Cellular Power Charge Night, $490, laprairie.com. Complimentary treatment in your 30s…. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) $450/treatment (full face).

In your

40s

If you’ve adhered to the first two rules your skin should be glowing and bright BUT in your 40s collagen production is slow and it’s really starting to show! Radiofrequency treatments that tighten and lift the skin are highly effective at treating mid face volume loss and the dreaded jowl. At Home: Lift and Rejuvenate with NuFace, Mini Facial Toning Device, $199, shop.mynuface.com. Complimentary treatment in your 40s…. Thermage $3000 full face and neck. oceanmagazine.com – 14


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In your

50s

Dull lifeless skin is the result of cell turnover coming to a grinding halt. Brighten and soften the skin with regular exfoliation. Your 50s is an excellent time to erase any pigmentation, lines and textural irregularities with laser resurfacing. This highly useful procedure works exceptionally well on all skin types and all areas of the face and body. At Home: Anti-Aging Program (Aroma Heritage Complete Anti-Aging Program, $129, Decleorusa.com).

Complimentary treatment in your 50s… Fraxel Re:store Dual starts at $880/treatment.

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Hydration and maintenance is the aim of the game for those entering the golden 60s. Take your pick from any or all of the above mentioned procedures for continual improvement. At Home: Hydration! (The Clinic, The Moisturiser, $80, theclinic.net.au). Complimentary treatment in your 60s…. in addition to any or all of the above, Cosmedix Benefit Peel, $150). 15 – Holiday 2014/2015


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Discover a world of LUXURY

Escape to Perth, Western Australia and treat yourself at one of our world-class hotels. Enjoy the relaxed ambience of Crown Promenade or indulge at the award-winning Crown Metropol. During your stay, experience the luxurious ISIKA spa, premium restaurants, bars and non-stop entertainment all under one roof. Visit crownperth.com.au to book.

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oceanSTYLE What’s your #1 make-up obsession? I am constantly falling in love with new products and have a new beauty obsession every day. At the moment, I’m loving any and all Oribe hair products (they smell so good!), but I have my tried and true staples that never disappoint. Mac Ruby Woo is a fun red lipstick that always brightens my mood, and I never go anywhere without my Anastasia brow gel (I have a bit of an eyebrow obsession).

Which fashion designers do you most love wearing? I recently wore a dress from American designer Michael Costello. His gowns are so beautiful and can make anyone feel like a million bucks.

Who is your fashion icon? I absolutely LOVE Audrey Hepburn and her elegant, timeless style.

How would you describe your fashion style? Simple. I feel best in understated styles, and I’m not one to over accessorize. I follow the rule of always removing one more accessory before leaving the house. What’s next for you? Exciting new up and coming projects? 2015 is going to be a busy year for me, so right now, I’m taking the time to enjoy the moment!

Ocean’s cover girl, Olivia Culpo, shares her style secrets, fashion icons, beauty musthaves and what’s next on her horizon.

What has been your favorite fashion moment? I know these stories are a bit clichéd, but I had a dress disaster this year right before the VMA’s and 15 minutes before leaving the house, I threw on a dress my friend had left in my closet. It ended up being my favorite red carpet moment because I LOVED the dress. It was inexpensive but classic. It’s refreshing to know you can still feel confident in an outfit without having to spend a ton of money or time to make it work. oceanmagazine.com – 18


Shop the Season’s

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ou make your first and last impression with your outerwear,” reminds fashion stylist Michel Onofrio. “A good coat makes a good outfit.” When you’re filling your closet, it’s all about balance and lifestyle. You should have a coat for every season and at least one fancy coat for special occasions. Every woman needs a trench – they look great and they’re always in fashion, confirms a representative from Saks Fifth Avenue in Mission Viejo. You also need a wool peacoat, a leather jacket, a long coat (for trips to New York), a light spring jacket and an all season, all weather coat, she says. If you’re a skier, you’ll need a warm parka as well to keep toasty on the slopes. As for color, Onofrio suggests that you stick with darks. “When in doubt, choose black,” she says. “It stays cleaner.” Even if your choices are simple and monochrome, Onofredo says you can make the most classic coat fashion-forward by adding accessories like a thick leather belt with hardware. This season, outerwear makes bold fashion statements ranging from sleek and modern to luxurious detail. Balenciaga’s egg shapes and Ferretti’s rounded rectangle were positively geometric, as were the countless A-lines that traipsed down the runway like triangles. If it wasn’t geometric, it was opulent. Romantic poet sleeves, embellishment, leopard print, and fur trim snubbed stealth wealth in favor of fabulous. And with Napoleonic complex evident, models marched in gold-buttoned military coats, with none so coveted as Dolce & Gabbana’s $85,000 stunner. Outerwear was the story of the season. So zip up and find the coat that will round out your closet. oceanmagazine.com – 20


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FUR TRIM

Fur added a liberal dose of luxury to trenches, jackets, coats and sweater-coats detailing necks, wrists and hemlines. Fur trim doesn’t have to be real to be on-trend either. Faux fur works well at capturing the look and is easier on the bank account. Key Looks: Burberry, Marc Jacobs, Roberto Cavalli, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Wunderkind, Sue Wong, Pucci, Derek Lam and Prada.

CINCHED WAISTS

This look is all about the trench. Meshing a masculine cut with feminine curves, the chunky belts pulled taught around the waist makes one of the most seen silhouettes of the season. Key Looks: Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Fendi, Tuleh, Hermes, Andrew Gn, Louis Verdad, Meghan, and of course Burberry who makes the shape an art form.

VOLUME

Designers pumped up the volume with slouchy layers, mega collars, poet sleeves and exaggerated shapes: cocoons, balloons, rectangles and A-lines. Key Looks: Balenciaga is the master of this trend, but others like Alberta Ferretti, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Akris, Kenzo, Tsumori Chisato, Comme des Garcons, Hermes, Oscar de la Renta and Celine also took a walk on the wide side.

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MILITARY

It was a costume drama on the catwalks. Theatrical coats with period-looking hardware and embellishment brought the house down. Key Looks: Dolce and Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Malo, Chanel, Taverniti So Jeans, Comme des Garcons, Kenzo.

ENGLISH COUNTRY

You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t keep her from coming back to the tartan, hound’stooth, and herringbone. Capelets, short coats and long fur-trimmed jackets featured these country prints. Key looks: DSquared, L.A.M.B., Balenciaga, Burberry, Aquascutum, Morphine Generation, Antik Denim, Chulo Pony.

STREET STYLE

Functional coats with attitude betray a city girl. Leather, shearling and all weather coats are the weapons of choice against the winter weather for the urban chic. Key looks: Dior, Prada Sport, Junya Watanabe, Kevan Hall, Daks, Akris, John Galliano, Andrew Marc, Hermes, Diesel, Yigal Azrouel.

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Lust Take to the great outdoors with these simple pieces in natural hues and ultra-touchable textures. Photography by Ross Ferguson


Lace Top, Keepsake the Label Jacket, 4 Love & Liberty Collection by Johnny Was Shorts, RES Denim


Chambray, Agave Leather Jacket, Old Gringo Lace Short, Keepsake the Label


Chambray, Agave Ring, J. Southern


Sweater, BB Dakota


Romper, Zimmermann Sweater, BB Dakota Styling by Melissa Triber Hair by Abraham Esparza using ghd, www.ghdhair.com/au Make-Up by Jaclyn Guzman using NARS and Napoleon Perdis Model Shelby Keeton @ Next Models


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We’ve laid out a road map to help you successfully pack for your next holiday. Written by Jenny Kleinknecht Packing… one of those necessary tasks we all dread when getting ready for that much anticipated vacation. Whether you are a notorious over-packer or just need to edit out items that aren’t exactly needed (you just never know, right?!), now, with a little extra planning, you can strip out the excess and get on with your vacation with minimal baggage and plenty of room to pick up goodies along the way. 29 – Holiday 2014/2015


DESTINATION: SIGHTS IN THE CITY

Clothes: Trina Turk, Edda Jumpsuit, $398.00, trinaturk.com

Beauty Must-Haves:

Hair: Shu Uemara Art of Hair, Ultimate Remedy Extreme Restoration Treatment, $68.00, shuuemaraartofhair.com

Makeup: Lorac, POREfection-Foundation, $36 loraccosmetics.com

1. 2. The Bag: Victorinox, Spectra 2.0 29 Large Travel Case, $379.99, macys.com

Shoes: Chinese Laundry, Laughter Bootie, $128.00, chineselaundry.com

Wardrobe Essentials:

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Skincare: 1. Beauty by Clinica Ivo Pitanguy, Restoring Eye Cream, $185.00, neimanmarcus.com 2. Estee Lauder, Clear Difference Advanced Blemish Serum, $82.00, Sephora.com 3. Origins, Peace of Mind, $12, www.origins.com

Sunglesses: Oliver Peoples, Mande 55 Sunglasses, $325.00, barneys.com Juicy Couture, Viva La Juicy Gold Couture, $72.00, sephora.com

Trick of the Trade: Think simple, chic, layers. Pack items that you can mix and match to create a variety of outfits without having to overload on a bunch of pieces. oceanmagazine.com – 30


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DESTINATION: SEASIDE LUXE 1.

The Bag: LOLO, White Mesh Beach Bag, $70.00, lolobag.com

Makeup: 1. NARS, Bronzer in Laguna, $38.00 2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, $37.00, Sephora.com

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Beauty Must-Haves:

1. Skincare: 1. Epicuren, X-Treme Cream Propolis Sunscreen SPF 45+ 2. Kate Somerville 360 Body Self Tanning Towelettes, $48.00, katesomerville.com

Hair: Kerastase, Masque Elixir, $65.00 kerastase-usa.com

The Blazer, $149.99, beaconaudio.com Sunglasses: BCBG Clear Aviator Sunglasses, $89.00, bcbg.com

Wardrobe Essentials: 1.

Trick of the Trade: Skip the heavy towels and swap in a sexy sarong. They’re lightweight, take up minimal space in your suitcase and multi-use: wear it as a wrap, lay it out as a towel for sunbathing, and use it as a towel to dry off after a Shoes: TKEES sandals, $50.00, tkees.com dip in the pool. 31 – Holiday 2014/2015

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2. Clothes: 1. Diviine Modestee Design Your Suit, $99.00, divinitasole.com 2. Indah, Maxi, $319.00, shopindah.com


DESTINATION: WILD ON SAFARI

1.

The Bag: Kooba, Farrah Hobo, $468.00, kooba.com

Wardrobe Essentials:

Hair: Pureology, Hydrate Shampoo, $62, ulta.com Clothes: Rebecca Minkoff, Embellished Zee Pant, $398.00, rebeccaminkoff.com, Letarte, Vanilla Stripe Tie Front Maxi Dress, $254.00, letarteswimwear.com

Beauty Must-Haves: 2. Makeup: 1. YSL, BB Cream SPF 25, $50.00, yslbeautyus. com 2. Prescriptives *Magic Liquid Powder $39.50, prescriptives.com

Skincare: La Prairie ‘Skin Caviar’ Luxe Souffle Body Cream, $300.00, shop.nordstrom. com

Sunglasses: Vogue Sunglasses, VO2638S, $89.95, Macys.com

Ripcurl, Lazy Days Boho Straw Hat, $29.50, ripcurl.com Shoes: Ryka, Flextra, $70, ryka.com

Trick of the Trade: You’re likely to be spending a lot of time out in the heat and sun, pack neutral colored clothes in lightweight fabrics and bring layers for the early mornings and evenings when the sun isn’t out and the air feels cooler. oceanmagazine.com – 32


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DESTINATION: GOING ZEN

1. Wardrobe Essentials:

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Athleta, Revolve Stunner Bra, $49; Dobby Be Free Knicker, $64, www.athleta.com

The Bag: Delsey Chatelet Cabin Trolley Case, $254.99, shop.delsey.us

Trick of the Trade: Your retreat location will most likely have spare yoga mats and mat wipes, but no one wants to be caught with their pants down (wink, wink), pack your own wipes and yoga mat. The mat fits easily in the overhead bins and flight attendants rarely count it as an extra carry on. As a last resort, it is ok to fold your mat. 33 – Holiday 2014/2015

Hair: Shu Uemura Art of Hair Nourishing Oil, $69.00, violetgrey.com

Skincare: 1. Epicuren Hand Bag Essential Trio French Lavender, epicuren.com 2. Prescriptives Super Line Preventor Xtreme, $80.00, prescriptives. com

Beauty Must-Haves:

Gaiam, Premium Marrakesh Yoga Mat, $30, www.gaiam.com

Panatea, Matcha Green Tea, panateagreen.com


DESTINATION: SUN & SURF

Clothes: Womens G-Bomb Booty Spring L/S, $99.99, ripcurl.com

Beauty Must-Haves: 1.

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The Bag: Burton, Wheelie Cargo Travel Bag, $259.95, burton.com

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2. Makeup: 1. Prescriptives Lash Envy Volumizing Mascara, $39.50, prescriptives.com 2. YSL Touche Eclat Concealer, $41.00 yslbeautyus.com

Skincare: 1. Estee Lauder ‘Nutritious Rosy Prism’ Radiant Gel Emulsion, $75.00, shop.nordstrom.com 2. Epicuren Anti-Aging Lip Balm, $14, epicuren.com

Wardrobe Essentials: EXTRA: V-MODA XS, $212, V-MODA.com

Shoes: Havaianas, Slim in Guava Red, $26.00, us.havaianas.com Sunglasses: RAEN Castor Sunglasses, $210, raen.com

Hair: Redken, Blonde Idol, redken.com

Trick of the Trade: One word – Sunscreen! Nothing ruins a vacation faster that a lobster red sunburn. So don’t skimp on leaving space for this. It might just be the most important thing you bring! oceanmagazine.com – 34


Swimsuit, Beach Riot Necklace, For the Stars


The Great Fashion’s new expression: sweet, seductive and gorgeous. Photographed by Troy Jensen Model Olivia Culpo Styled by Joey Thao Hair & Make-up by Troy Jensen Photography Assistant: Philip Martin Production Assitant: Jarek Addison Styling Assistant: Amber Hammond Post-Production: Menezes Felipe (www.felipemenezes.com) Special Thanks to Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos


Rings, Helles Bracelet, Michael Schmidt Studios


Shirt, Alexis Chain Ring, Elodie K Braided Ring, Helles


Dress, Stylestalker Rings, G by Gabrielle


Top, Issa De Mar Skirt, Virgos Lounge Ring, Marco Bicego Bracelet, Maria Black


Dress, For Love & Lemonst


Dress, Virgos Lounge Ring, PUSHMATAaHA & Elodie K


Dress, Virgos Lounge Ear Cuff, Elodie K Chain Bracelet, Elodie K Bracelet, Natasha Morris Designs Ring, H&M


Hat, Lack Of Color Romper, Style Stalker Fur Cuffs, Mordekai by Ken Borochov


Some Like It

HOT!

Travel to: Morocco Thailand Australia


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PASSPORT TO

Written by Theresa Duncan Morocco is perhaps most famously known as the home of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco as well as the inspiration for the classic Casablanca movie. A veritable mixing pot of international cultures, Morocco is full of life and stunning views. Whether you’re outside overlooking the desert or inside admiring the rich jewel tones of Moroccan style, beauty is all around Morocco. It is also full of interesting things to do. In one day, you can explore the thousands of years of history that Morocco has left behind and go surfing on one of the beautiful beaches. Exotic and rich with culture and history, Morocco is a must visit for any world traveler.

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IMPERIAL CASABLANCA HOTEL www.hotelimperialcasablanca.com/en/contact/address

STAY

DINE

The Imperial Casablanca Hotel’s foundations lie in its rich historical heritage. The building was first constructed as an American Army Headquarters during WWII. After peace was implemented, the establishment was frequently visited by Netherlands royalty. Keeping in the tradition of royalty and luxury, the building was then renovated into the current magnificent hotel, holding its roots with Art Deco interior designs, winding staircases, stylish lighting, gorgeous plant life, and tall colonnades.

The Imperial Casablanca Hotel’s fine dining restaurant, the MARIUS, is a trendy modern bistro featuring foods from all over the world. With international recipes composed by a talented chef, the MARIUS offers gastronomic cuisine with one of the trendiest addresses in the city. The hotel also offers a bar that encompasses the indoors and outdoors. Delicious cocktails and hand-picked music provide a place to relax after a day of touring or shopping.

The Imperial Casablanca Hotel offers a variety of rooms and suites, each complete with marbled shower and bath, flat screen TV, and minibar. The Hotel’s priority for each room is a calm and tranquil atmosphere, emphasized by its soft lighting and spacious environment. The Deluxe Rooms are pristine and modern, while the Junior Suites offer an office area for those mixing a little business with their pleasure and a lounge for relaxation. The Imperial Suite is the pride of the hotel, not only offering a lounge and office area, but a living room and dining room as well.

PLAY

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Casablanca was made famous by the 1940s movie Casablanca, starring the dashingly handsome Humphrey Bogart and the beautiful Ingrid Bergman. Live the lives of these Hollywood stars by exploring the city. Known for its impressive art nouveau architecture, many architects and planners visit Casablanca for inspiration.


PASSPORT TO

Marrakesh

Home to teeming markets filled with exotic jewelry and perfumes, dates and figs to be eaten by the handful, woven baskets, and aromatic teas to be tasted and savored, this city is not a place for the complacent, but for those eager for a magic carpet ride adventure.

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DAR AYNIWEN VILLA HOTEL www.dar-ayniwen.com/

STAY Nestled in two hectares in the heart of the Palmeraie of Marrakech, Dar Ayniwen is your chance to experience the very special ambiance of a luxury guesthouse with the services of a five-star hotel. Dar Ayniwen is a space devoted to serenity and wellbeing, and offers exclusivity and tranquility just a few minutes from the Old City of Marrakesh. Offering the same magical ambiance as the city itself, Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel is a Sultan’s palace – brightly colored drapes hang heavy over windows, gossamer cloths cover softly lit lamps, lush couches line the hallways, and oriental decor makes one feel as if they have stepped into another world entirely. The grounds house a landscaped garden populated with orange and lemon trees and jasmine that make the very air itself smell like perfume. The hotel offers a multitude of suites, ranging from the seductive Mucha Suite to the tranquil Suite 51 – Holiday 2014/2015

Collonade. The first of nine suites, the Mucha Suite is a sprawling abode, which the hotel describes as “seductive”. The room is one of the largest they offer and contains a private terrace as well as a bedroom. The terrace is spacious and one can relax on the pristinely white lounge set in the center. The Galaxy Suite is well known for its grand views. It possesses two terraces overlooking the garden in three directions and is styled with oriental furniture and decor. The Sheherezade Suite is a luxurious experience with a focus on creating a beautiful atmosphere. The room is furnished with antiques, rich fabrics, and a variety of Moorish ornamentation. For those looking for a little more intimacy and privacy, the Suite Tiwaline 1 is perfectly situated. It lies separate on the grounds from the other suites, but promises the same splendor seen in the other rooms. It has direct access to the gardens for those wishing to


enjoy a leisurely stroll. The Suite Tiwaline 2 is simply a masterpiece. The high ceilings and stone building transports one to another world. This master suite offers a bathroom with bathtub and steam room, a private patio with a Jacuzzi, and easy access to the gardens.

anytime, anywhere: you can enjoy a light midnight sorbet by the pool side if you so desire.

The Dar Ayniwen describes the Suite Collonade as a ‘tiny personal museum of turn of the century styles’. Those interested in history and fashion could hardly find a better place. The Pavilion Romane offers seclusion and an intimate atmosphere with its advantageous location of being hidden from the eyes of other quests. It is situated in an isolated corner of the grounds and possesses its own private garden and Jacuzzi. Lastly, the Pavilion à la Rotonde is built away from the main villa to offer a little more privacy, with a private Jacuzzi for optimal relaxation.

The hotel offers a variety of activities and tours accompanied by tourism professionals. Fancy a hot air balloon ride over the countryside, a swift journey to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, or a horseback or camel desert ride? All of these options can be organized through the hotel if you so desire. Sports fan? The hotel has access to 8 golf courses, tennis courts and an equestrian center. The Dar Ayniwen has anything your heart desires—your personal genie in a bottle.

DINE At the Dar Ayniwen, the fine dining restaurant offers a variety of authentic Moroccan dishes ranging from delectable rabbit served with sweet prunes to a wild quail served with pumpkin voulette. The restaurant offers their service

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SPA Things are done a bit differently at the Dar Ayniwen. The hotel provides an oriental spa service called a Hammam, which is a turkish bath similar to Roman baths. The bath begins with relaxation in a steam room, a quick plunge in a refreshingly cool pool, a gentle massage, and finally further relaxation in the steam room. The Hammam is a true experience that shouldn’t be missed. oceanmagazine.com – 52


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JNANE www.jnane.com/

STAY Maryanne Loum-Martin designed and created the wonderful Jnane Marrakech hotel with the goal of creating an oasis atmosphere, one that reflected her own tranquil and immutable personal experiences of Marrakech. If you’re looking for a unique getaway, the Jnana Marrakech is the perfect hotel spread over a nine acre private estate with ensuite bedrooms on three properties. The Jnane House is a traditional “Ryad” or courtyard house. There are two courtyards and a total of ten bedrooms spanning two levels. The first level grants easy access to the gardens and pools and offers a dining room as well. There’s a private atmosphere that comes from the separation from the other two houses and courtyards. The Jnane Mousaffi is a themed experience. Based on Islamic art and design, the five suites are African, Casablan53 – Holiday 2014/2015

ca, Calligraphy, Persian, and Indian. Each of the suites possesses special touches like a fireplace and walk-in closets and provide verandas overlooking the garden as well as a roof terrace for star-gazing. The Jnane Villa is nestled amongst its own private Mediterranean gardens that have an abundance of olive and lavender trees. The Villa offers an open fireplace, dining room, an airy breakfast room, and a living area with a library and veranda as well as an outdoor dining area.


DINE The Jnane Tamnsa hotel is unique amongst other establishments of Marrakech as it is one of the few places that offer classes on Moroccan cooking. Featuring vegetables from their garden and spices from the nearby Medina, internationally known Chef Bahija sharess her passion for Moroccan cuisine with her eager students. During your stay at the Jnane, you should take the three day program with Chef Bahiia to get the full Moroccan cooking experience.

PLAY The Jnane Hotel’s goal and philosophy includes indoctrinating their guests completely in the Moroccan culture and have created a series of activities and events that accomplishes just this. Camel and bike rides in nearby mountains are easily scheduled, and yoga classes are offered in the gardens on a regular basis. Swimming pools and tennis courts are within walking distance, and their popular cooking classes are always a must.

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PROMOTION

ATLAS AND SAHARA TOURS Voted one of the best travel companies in Marrakech region, Atlas and Sahara Tours offers a variety of tours for every traveler. From customized luxury and cultural tours, to family tours with wide range of activities including trekking, camel rides, mountain biking and 4WD off-roading, Atlas and Sahara is able to customize trips to the requirements of guests. Offering city tours and day trips from Marrakech, Essaouira & Ouarzazate, the staff focuses providing excellent itineraries and are committed to providing memorable adventures. Able to cater to private groups, individuals, couples, friends & families, services are among the highest rated in Morocco, ensuring that you holiday is a once in a life time, unforgettable experience.

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Luxury tour Marrakech & the Atlas Mountains (3-8 days) Luxury tour the imperial cities (5-15 days) Day trips from Marrakech (Atlas Mountains; Imlil, Ourika, Amizmiz Valley, Ouzoude Waterfalls, Ait Benhadou Ksars, Essaouira, Safi…) Combined day trip camel ride & walking Combined day trip camel ride & 4WD off road Sahara desert experience (2-4 days) Sahara desert & Atlas Mountains (3-5 days) Honeymoon trips (Marrakech, Atlas Mountains & Essaouira 8-15 days) Toubkal ascent (2-3 days) Berber villages treks (2-8 days) Sahara desert treks (3-8 days)

CONTACT Call: 212 661 30 15 44 / 212 667 47 15 94 Email: info@atlasandsaharatours.com Visit: www.atlasandsaharatours.com

Accommodation in the Atlas Mountains Provided by Riad Jnane Imlil; www.riadjnaneimlil.com


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It’s the one time when we can totally unwind, right? But the gridlock at check-in, the bankbreaking fees for overweight luggage and the mob scene at baggage claim on arrival – if your suitcase turns up at all – can make the process of getting yourself and your stuff to your destination very stressful. Now imagine a vacation without all that extra baggage. You simply show up, flash your preprinted boarding pass and hop on the plane with carry-on in tow. Sounds like a fantasy, but now Lugless offers just that! A personal concierge service to keep your luggage on course with you, Lugless is as easy as; 1) Placing an order online (Domestic and International) 2) Receive your luggage tags in the mail 3) Lugless picks up your bags 4) Your bags arrive to your hotel or home when you do! Visit www.lugless.com to book before your next holiday! oceanmagazine.com – 56


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Thailand SPOTLIGHT DESTINATION KOH SAMUI

Written by Theresa Duncan Koh Samui, an island off the coast of Thailand, is home to a myriad of quiet, beautiful beaches and mountainous jungles perfect for your own personal exploration. Trekkers and hiking enthusiasts will be pleased to find that the island can be circumnavigated in about a day and scuba divers and snorkelers will find exceptional underwater expeditions in the Ang Thong National Marine Park. The population on this island is relatively small, home to 40,000 inhabitants, of which 90% practice Buddhism. For those looking for a glimpse at spirituality in Thailand, the Big Buddha Temple is a perfect location where patrons can meditate at the base of the majestic, 12-meter high Buddha statue. For those seeing adventure, the jungles located at the center of the island are relatively uncharted and awaiting your exploration. But these jungles are fairly dense, so remember to bring thick pants and lots of water!

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Sandalwood Resort www.sandalwoodsamui.com

STAY Ranked as number one on Trip Advisors Traveler’s Choice five years running, The Sandalwood Resort runs one fantastic luxury hotel. If the reviews are any indicator, (one customer describing it as “Heaven on Earth”), you will not find a better place that offers the most professional and pristine accommodations and services. Located on top of a hill, the resort allows guests a prime view of the surrounding ocean and island. You can enjoy this view whilst walking through the stone-paved, lush green gardens, or from the privacy of your very own villa.

with a Jacuzzi for you to relax with a special someone and enjoy the premium view. The one bedroom villas are open and airy, with floor to ceiling windows that give full access to the stunning backdrop with a balcony and private pool.

You can choose from 10 different Thai-style pavilions, from a studio up to a four-bedroom villa, each with direct access to one of the resort’s five infinity pools.

Stay in style in a two-bedroom villas with hardwood furniture, marbled floors and bright touches from the Thai artwork. The kitchen features granite countertops and plenty of room to cook and the patio offers a quaint spa bath and those taking advantage of the hiking ventures on the island will appreciate this spa after a long day of adventuring.

The floral-named one bedrooms or studio villas are accented with stunning marble work, giving the room a sophisticated and royal tone. Juxtaposed with a color scheme that is also soft and soothing, the room exudes a welcoming and comforting atmosphere. Heavy drapes line the beds and windows and the room is decorated with local Thai art. As a special amenity, all of the rooms come

Finally, the Leelawadee Villa is the resort’s gem. Featuring both indoor and outdoor living, this villa has an infinity pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor shower, and an outdoor balcony with a dining table, and that’s only the exterior! The interior features a full kitchen, three bedrooms and lounge area. This is an unsurpassable villa for those staying with a group or those looking for the ultimate in luxury.

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DINE Thailand’s cuisine is known for their spices and flavors, all of which are done extraordinarily well at the Blue Ginger Restaurant at Sandalwood Resort. The menu features some Thai specialties, including the delectable Nua Pad Nam Pad Hoy, a savory beef dish served with carrots, spring onions, peppers, chiles and an oyster sauce. If you have a sensitive palate, any of these dishes can be made mild. And if you’re missing home, the Blue Ginger Restaurant also features a Western Menu, composed of fettuccine, Greek Salads, and salmon entrees amongst others. One entre you won’t want to miss out on is the Thai dessert. The mango with sticky rice is a traditional and delicious Thai delicacy, and is perfectly refreshing after a long day in the sun.

it all. For those addicted to adrenaline rushes and the excitement of extreme sports, or perhaps just wishing to try something new, Bungy Jumping is offered at the Chaweng Beach. Or if you’re looking for something on the quieter and subtler side, you can go kayaking at the Ang Thong National Marine Park or visit the beautiful waterfalls located throughout the Island. If you are looking to immerse yourself in Thai Culture, the resort offers Thai Cooking Classes at the Blue Ginger Restaurant. Classes can be taken on a one on one basis, or with a group of your friends or family. Guests can also participate in the art of Muay Thai, which is a traditional sport played on the island, similar to boxing. But don’t worry about it being a contact sport, it has turned into more of an aerobic and fitness activity over the years.

SPA The Sanctuary Spa at Sandalwood is a true sanctuary of relaxation. Every detail and design enhances an atmosphere of calm and comfort. The Spa rooms are beautiful, with dark hardwood floors, an airy open space with windows that overlook coconut trees and the ocean.

PLAY Whether your perfect vacation is relaxing on beautiful beaches or experiencing exciting new adventures, the Sandalwood Resort aims to make sure that you have access to

The Massages here are catered to couples and the resort offers a variety of packages for you and your partner. The Spa Lover package is an especially popular one, where you and your honey can each receive a one hour facial treatment, a one hour body scrub or body wrap, a one hour Thai massage treatment, a one hour foot reflexology massage, a one hour aromatherapy essential oils massage and daily use of the steam room.

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Amari Palm Reef Koh Samui www.amari.com/palmreef

STAY Guests rave about the location of Amari Palm Reef Resort, calling it the “best location” and stating that “Amari does it better”. This resort is located on the northern end of the island in a secluded section next to the Island’s most popular beach, Chaweng Beach. Not only do the ocean views and private atmosphere grant it a great location, but the resort is also walking distance from the popular shops and restaurants of Chaweng. On the property guest rooms are separated into three different sections: The Beachside, the Thai Village, and the Deluxe Garden. Each wing features their own unique amenities, ranging from private pool to personal fitness rooms. The Beachside Wing is perfect for those looking to see and be on the beach as much as possible. All of the rooms offered in this wing are ocean view and come with a beachside swimming pool as well as a scuba dive shop for those excited to see the marine life. There are three different room options: the Superior Beach King Rooms, which 61 – Holiday 2014/2015

feature a balcony and a contemporary Thai Style; The Deluxe Beach Wing which offers plenty of open space; and the Junior Suite Ocean Views, with perfectly fitting Thai furnishings and décor you’ll want to ship home! The Thai Village Wing offers quaint accommodation in the traditional Thai fashion, featuring amenities like a private swimming pool, fitness room, and spa. These rooms are large and perfect for guests staying with families. Most of the rooms have floor to ceiling windows so you can enjoy the island and its scenery in its full glory. In this wing you can choose from the Deluxe Thai Village, the Deluxe Thai Village Family, and the Deluxe Pool View. The Deluxe Garden Wing rooms are the most spacious and serene and are surrounded by the landscaped tropical gardens of the resort. The Deluxe Garden View rooms feature a private veranda with a dining table so you can enjoy your meals before the natural beauty of the island. The rooms feature hardwood floors and traditional furniture enhanced by bright traditional Thai décor.


DINE There are two restaurants and two bars at the resort. If you are looking to try traditional Thai cuisine, check out Merante, which features Asian and Thai dining. If you are looking for something a little more close to home, the Amari Palm Reef also offers a fine dining Italian option at a restaurant called Prego. It features a romantic, open-air dining set up, and the menu includes fresh salads, delectable pizzas, hand-made pasta and fresh seafood. The two bars on the property are the Bar@c and Pool Bar. If you are looking for something a little more upscale, the Bar@c is a seaside bar, placed specifically so you can watch the sunset as you enjoy your drink. The Pool Bar is perfect for daytime lounging to enjoy a cocktail while relaxing poolside.

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beautiful waterfalls located at the center of the Island or visit the large coconut groves that Koh Samui is known for. As an extremely special and once in a lifetime opportunity, the resort is connected with the Discovery Dive Centre, a premier 5-star PADI center and one of the largest running dive shops on the island. At the dive school you can discover scuba diving as well as open water diving. The staff is professional and friendly and will gladly take some professional photos of you so these memories can last a lifetime.

SPA The Breeze Spa has perfected the art of well-being. The Amari Palm Reef constructed the Spa Sanctum in the middle of their tropical gardens and you can rejuvenate amongst the beauty of the Island. With an extensive service menu offering a variety of individual and couples massages and therapies, choose from traditional Thai style massage, body polishes and wraps, facials, water treatments and classic beauty therapies.

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Sala Samui www.salaresorts.com

STAY For those looking for a secluded experience with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Island, The Sala Samui Resort focuses their attention on creating a private and personal atmosphere for their guests. Located on the Choeng Mon Beach, the Sala Samui has pristine beachfront views and opulent private villas and suites. The resort is designed in a modern Thai style, featuring hardwood balconies overlooking private pools with ocean views. Openair bathrooms and outdoor showers give guests full access to the warm climate and scenery surrounding the resort, and relaxing outside underneath the veranda is a great way to take advantage of the lush landscape. There are three gorgeous villas on the site: the Sala Pool Villa, the Garden Pool Villa, and the Deluxe Balcony Villa. The Sala Pool Villa offers an outdoor day bed which is perfect for lazing and relaxing in the warm sunshine and a private pool. You don’t have to move far to experience the wonders of the outdoors here and a lush, green garden by the poolside is a welcome addition. The room features a king size bed, writing desk and sofa, along with hardwood floors and white and cream color tones to add to the relaxing atmosphere. The Garden Pool Villa is similarly designed, and the Deluxe Balcony Villa fea63 – Holiday 2014/2015

tures the same amenities, along with a balcony for guests to enjoy the view from above. Other accommodations offered include villa suites ranging from the One Bedroom Pool Villa Suite, with extra living room and a sun deck along with a private pool. The Two-Bedroom Presidential Villa Suite, is perfect if you’re staying with family and a group and offers an outdoor dining area.

PLAY Sala Samui Resort is aware that Koh Samui has a lot more to offer besides romantic, luxury resorts, and they make sure their guests are aware of this too, by providing an extensive list of activities to do throughout the island. One of the most popular places to visit is the Fisherman’s Village in Bophut, which is single street lined with authentic Chinese shops and some delicious dining options. The Samui Boat Charter is a fun experience for families, and professional guides will tailor an outing to individual desires and you can choose from exploring remote beaches, hooking some fish, or diving. For golfing enthusiasts, the Santiburi Samui Golf Course is celebrated as one of the most beautiful courses in Asia, embedded in a mountain landscape and surrounded by coconut trees.


SPA The spa offers four unique experiences: The Signature massages, Stress-Breakers, Well-Being, and Something Special. As an even more unique and special treatment, massages can be scheduled on the beach at sunrise or sundown; the perfect way to start the morning or end the night! The Signature Massages comprise the Signature Thai Massage using warm virgin coconut oil and gentle pressure to ensure tranquility. Some of the messages that comprise the Stress-Breakers are the Hot Stone Therapy, which uses heated basalt stones to deliver deep tissue massages or the Swedish Massage which is a classic technique combining long, flowing strokes, compression, and oils to relieve you of stress and tension. A popular Well-Being massage is the Asian Combination Massage, which combines a heated aromatic compress with traditional Thai herbal remedies to relieve you of tension and soreness in the muscles. Finally, the Something Special massages are truly something special, as they are done quite differently than traditional massages. The ‘A Head Above’ massage drizzles warm coconut oil on your hair and massages it into your scalp, perfect for calmness and energy and leaves your hair healthy and shiny. oceanmagazine.com – 64


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OZO Chaweng Samui www.ozohotels.com/chaweng-samui

STAY OZO Samui prides itself on its peaceful atmosphere and makes good on its promise to provide each of its guests the “haven they are searching for”. All of the rooms at the OZO are designed with a good night’s sleep in mind and the beachfront location provides soothing tones from the tides and ultimate relaxation. The OZO offers over 200 rooms and suites, separated into the Sleep and Dream rooms, and the Dream Ocean, Dream Space, Dream Pool, and Dream Beach Suites. The Sleep and Dream rooms come with true quality sleep space. Mattresses are comfortable, pillows lush, and black out curtains make certain you get all the rest you need. You are on holiday after all! Each room also offers a small balcony and ocean views to relax in the sun.

DINE On site, the resort has three different dining options; Eat, the all day dining service, offering healthy smoothies and snacks 24-hours; Stacked, Koh Samui’s “funkiest dining experience,” offering seafood, steaks and creative gourmet burger creations; and the Pool Bar, perfect for enjoying cocktails while lounging poolside, or a homemade slice of pizza fresh out of their wood fire oven.

WHEN TO GO Located on the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samui offers optimum conditions between March and August with average temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius).

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PARK ROYAL DARLING HARBOUR http://www.parkroyalhotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/australia/darling-harbour-sydney.html

STAY Ideally located just minutes away from venues like Chinatown and King Street Wharf, PARK ROYAL Darling Harbour is a must-stay for those wishing to be located in the downtown area. King or twin beds, work desk, ensuite bathroom, complimentary wireless internet, and views of downtown Sydney and the Darling Harbour precinct come with every room. The Superior rooms ($184) have those gorgeous downtown views and a bathroom with a separate shower and tub. The Darling Harbour rooms ($221) feature extensive views of the harbor. The Executive Suite ($258) offers a separate living area with spectacular views and a spacious ensuite bathroom. Club rooms offer perks including lounge access, boardroom usage, late check-out as well as daily breakfast, allday refreshments, and evening cocktails. The Club Suite 69 – Holiday 2014/2015

($322) has added features like rain showers and oversized bathtubs and a separate living area. Basic club rooms ($258) and Club Darling Harbour rooms ($281) all enjoy the same spacious living spaces and well-appointed bathrooms.


DINE Enjoy local flavors and fresh inventive cuisine, and downto-earth service at ABODE Bistro Bar; a hip, sophisticated space that draws on natural tones, Catherine Martin carpets, and Florence Broadhurst signature wallpaper. Barkers Restaurant offers breakfast in a multi-functional space that can house a couple enjoying a private meal to a business meeting and the Raw Bar is perfect for enjoying oysters and fresh seafood.

THE CLINIC, BONDI JUNCTION www.theclinic.net.au

SPA Founded by Kaye Scott and Lisa Sullivan-Smith, both experienced nurses, The Clinic offers a wide-array of services from anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox to Pellevé, a method that heats layers of your skin without damaging the top one. Rave reviews by beauty gurus and magazine directors and editors all say the same thing: The Clinic and its knowledgeable directors will treat you well, whether they’re answering a question or advising you on the proper treatment. The bevvy of experienced doctors and nurses work with the latest techniques in non-surgical treatments to ensure that you have the best treatment possible. Offering top-of-the-line products and innovative treatments, The Clinic is the perfect spot to visit while visiting Sydney for your med-spa needs. oceanmagazine.com – 70


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Margaret River, Australia

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BUNKER BAY RESORT AND SPA www.pullmanbunkerbayresort.com.au

STAY Nestled in the Margaret River Wine Region, Bunker Bay Resort and Spa is the ideal place to enjoy a vacation of calm and tranquility. Built with natural internal finishes like Jarrah timber floors and limestone feature walls, each of the 150 bungalow-style villas are naturally and luxuriously appointed offering beach access. Rates start from $259 (AUD) per studio villa per night. The Studio bungalows showcase lake or garden views and can sleep up to three guests. A private, furnished courtyard or deck offer some outdoor space to relax and enjoy the weather or a good book. A large bathroom with an indulgent bath offers more rest and relaxation. Those who are considering a long-term stay will enjoy the kitchenette found in the garden studio villas. One-bedroom villas are lakeside, with direct boardwalk access to the beach. Three guests can stay comfortably in 73 – Holiday 2014/2015

these villas that are also outfitted with an open living and dining area that’s separate from the bedroom. A private deck showcases lake views while the inside features a fully-equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. The two-bedroom villas are ideal for families or couples on vacation. If you have a larger family, a two bedroom villa can be combined with a studio villa to accommodate up to seven people while separate bedrooms and bathrooms can house up to five guests. Cathedral ceilings offset the living and dining areas and a private, furnished courtyard with garden views and boardwalk access create the perfect escape.

DINE Enjoy dinner at The Other Side of the Moon restaurant,


named after a famous local surf break, serving modern Australian cuisine. Casually elegant, you can choose to dine indoors or out on the terrace overlooking the bay and ocean. Breakfast is also served here, complete with complimentary sparkling wine. The menu is resplendent with locally sourced produce and award-winning local wines.

A heated infinity pool provides ample swimming for those who don’t want to wander down to the beach and a tennis court, full gym as well as extensive gardens with jogging and walking paths offer workout options for those who like to be on the go.

The Bunker Bay Bistro and Bar boasts local and imported wines, beers, and cocktails. A variety of light meals are also available for your enjoyment. Tapastry offers a diverse Western Australia cuisine for your palate, pulling together and celebrating the wide range of ingredients that can be found throughout the country. Small plates featuring regional ingredients are tradition here including the Marinated Fremantle swordfish salad with miso and toasted sesame or crispy braised Dardanup Beef short rib with Korean chili pickles. Although the pool bar is only open seasonally, room service is available all day, every day so you never have to leave the comfort of your personal haven, if you wish.

PLAY The resort’s 24-hour reception and concierge are always on hand to provide recommendations of things to do. Pool and beach toys for children (or kids at heart) are available on request, as are Saturday activities. Complimentary weekly wine tasting is offered at the resort, but for those wanting to take advantage of more than 90 local wineries, the tour desk will set up a tasting tour for you. There are also whale watching excursions, hiking along the Cape to Cape trail and nearby caves to explore with extraordinary rock formations. Fancy a quiet day at the pool or in your room? A library of DVDs, games, and books is open to guests.

SPA Vie Spa works hard to live up to its high standards. The staff are trained in both ancient and innovative techniques to provide you with the ultimate spa experience. Massages, facials, hand and foot treatments and body and water therapies can all be found here. On a romantic getaway? Book the couple’s spa suite to relax together. The six treatment suites and Vichy shower all have secluded courtyards. The menu utilizes the environment with products that use native plants, flowers, and fruit extracts. oceanmagazine.com – 74


Time to dip your toe in the water. You may have thought that owning beachfront land on a beautiful tropical island could only ever be a dream. Not true at all. Indonesia has over 17000 tropical islands and some of the most beautiful beaches anywhere on Earth. From just $5 per square metre, you can afford your own white sand beach paradise – for pleasure or profit. Indonesia has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, with tourism growing at over 10% per annum. And land values rising exponentially. At Bali A List Property, we seek out beachfront land on both remote islands, like Pulau Sumba and Pulau Rote. And in more established places. Like Bali. Much of this prime beachfront land is going for a song. Yet there exists the infrastructure to build anything from a very private hideaway villa to an eco-resort. These islands are world famous for their surf breaks, diving and fishing. So don’t miss the boat.

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hot Holiday Trends for Your Sign Fashion isn’t just a perk of the new season – it’s written in the stars. Written by MySign/Zoe Jones Take advantage of the holiday season and revamp your wardrobe with fashion-forward pieces that reflect who you really are! Read on to find out which trend works best for your zodiac sign based on your unique astrological attributes – then start planning your killer cool-weather get-up.

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Taurus’ sensuality breeds a touchyfeely nature, so they’ll probably appreciate the way this season’s sumptuous It looks like fur will be big (again) this oversized knits envelop their bodies season, but a daring Aries isn’t one to like a giant hug. This cozy trend is also just fall in line with whatever everyone a nod to Taurus’ calm demeanor – after else is doing – or wearing, for that mat- all, what’s more soothing than a comfy ter. Instead, a pioneering Aries is likely knit on a chilly day? to buck the trend and opt for shearling instead. As demonstrated by Tommy Hilfiger and 3.1 Philip Lim, this extra-touchable textile can be worn as trim or as part of an entire coat. Tommy Hilfiger

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Never ones to just blend in, Gemini natives should embrace the fiery red tints worn head-to-toe at Sacai and Dolce & Gabbana. The bubbly sign of the Twins is always looking for a way to start a conversation, and this confident look is sure to get people talking.

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The characteristically indecisive Libra won’t have to decide between pants or a skirt – they can wear both this fall! Fendi and Tibi are just a couple of designers who showcased the art of unexpected layers. Plus, this look strikes a balance between the masculine and feminine, which should appeal to the harmony-seeking sign of the Scales. 81 – Holiday 2014/2015

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Scorpios tend to be refined, serious and poised – and certainly won’t shy away from making a dramatic statement. Their shoulders are just asking to be adorned with a classic cape, like the ones that went down the Valentino and Saint Laurent runways.

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What better way to brighten a dreary fall day than with small doses of neon, as seen in Altuzarra and Alexander Wang’s fall lines. With personalities as bright and fearless as this color tone, Sagittarius might be the sign most capable of pulling off this look.


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Cancers are quick to get behind any trend that speaks to their domestic, comfort-craving side. And the Nordic-inspired knits that graced the Pucci and Rag & Bone runways just beg to be worn while curled up by a fireplace, making them a Crab’s ideal fall wardrobe staple.

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Practical Capricorns won’t have to sacrifice style or comfort when they rock a pair of souped-up sneakers. Just look at the models who effortlessly strutted down runways for Chanel, DKNY and Edun’s runways in this smart, yet chic, footwear.

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Leos love to cause a stir with a statement bag that speaks to their bold and outgoing personalities. Based on the fall shows, there are a lot of declarations to choose from: Philip Lim abbreviated his sentiment, while Karen Walker told it like it was.

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Known for shaking things up with their strong opinions, Aquarius natives may find they have a knack for teaming feminine dresses with contrasting tough-girl boots. Lanvin and Fendi show us how to get the balance just right for an unexpected look this fall.

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We may be a long way from spring, but that shouldn’t stop straight-laced Virgo from donning shimmering pastel hues. For maximum impact, this practical but girly sign may want to wear the subtle tones head to toe, as seen on the Christopher Kane and Rebecca Taylor runways.

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Creative, artsy Pisces tends towards looks that mine flea markets and runways alike. As adaptable as they are, a blanket coat will keep them warm while also creating a sophisticated silhouette, as seen at Burberry and DKNY. In other words, this isn’t your grandma’s Snuggie.

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