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HEALTH AND BEAUTY I N S TA - W O R T H Y H A I R 1 0 1 A solution to all your holiday hair dilemmas.
HEAD IN THE GAME Hair accessories for your next bad hair day.
THE PERFECT FRAGRANCES Fragrances filled with endless possibilities.
ELECTRIC FEEL The hottest new vivid beauty trends.
BRIDE GUIDE The ultimate countdown to perfect wedding skin.
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READY TO WEAR Make an entrance at your next event. PA C K I N G H E AT Your A to Z packing guide. TOTES CHIC. These straw bags are a must for your next holiday. EASY ON THE EYES Chic oversized sunglasses. RIVIERA CHIC Fashion along the Mediterranean coastline. STRIKING GOLD Julie Mitz’s eternally golden era.
TRAVEL ESCORT BALI Bali’s finest five-star luxury addresses. WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE The world’s must-visit zoos. PUPPY LOVE The most luxurious pet-friendly resorts.
SPECIAL SECTION M I N I R E T R E AT A Guide for Mini-Jetsetters.
MINI STYLE GUIDE Stylish kids’ trends for every occasion. BEAUTY AND THE BEACH Vacation favourites for your little one. CLUB HOPPING The Best Kids’ Beach Clubs
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M Y H O L I DAY R U L E S
EDITOR’S NOTE ILLESTEVA, Ravello round-frame tortoiseshell acetate and silvertone sunglasses, $163
TOHUM, Dunya gold-plated bracelet, $256
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ART & PHOTO Graphic Design Kimberly Randall Photography Troy Jensen
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Whether you are about to embark on your most epic holiday or are just dreaming of jetting off for the weekend, this issue is for you! We have filled our pages with inspiration for dream trips, luxury hotels and extraordinary experiences that will fulfil all your travel goals. And speaking of travel goals, if Bali is on your bucket list or you’re looking for a new way to experience the Island of the Gods, we have the ultimate gold list of luxury resorts and five-star villas for you. Now, let’s talk fashion. Whether your in-flight strategy involves achieving maximum coziness or somehow managing to wear all the stuff that didn’t fit into your suitcase, we have all the inspiration you need, A to Z, to look fabulous no matter where your destination may be. We have also found the best travel-ready beauty products that you can toss straight into your carry-on, so looking fabulous will be on your itinerary, no matter your destination. Hopefully after this issue, you’ll be able to do what you do best during vacation: relax! Welcome to Issue #15!
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VENICE YO U R M O ST LOVED VACAT IO N D EST INAT IO N? I feel like I should choose somewhere more glamorous, but I really love Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I think there’s something very sexy about Mexico. A quick flight and you’re on the beach in your bikini drinking margaritas. I also think Venice, Italy is the most romantic city in the world (more so than Paris) and I recommend everyone go once during the Festival of the Redeemer to see the out-ofthis-world golden fireworks over the Grand Canal.
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O N YO U R T R AVEL B U CK ET L IST ? I have a few! Japan, Ireland, The Pyramids in Egypt, The Maldives, Hotel Bybles SaintTropez, Mustique, and La Fontelina in Capri. The last two are recommendations from my sister’s travels, of whom I am very jealous! YOU R AIR PO RT STY L E? I always wear a black or white crew neck silk t-shirt when traveling because I have sensitive skin, and I want something soft protecting me from the irritating, dry air. If it’s a short flight, I might wear jeans. As for shoes, I love slip-on boots or zip-up hi-top sneakers. And lastly, I always have a jacket or sweatshirt for warmth. A black hoodie is always cute. H OW D O YO U G ET R EADY F OR A B EACH HO L IDAY ? A couple of musts for me before a beach holiday are a spray tan the day before. My legs just look better with a tan. And I make sure my Keratin treatment on my hair is up to date and I get a blowout. I have super wild hair, and it makes it more manageable in humidity if the keratin is fresh. WH AT S W IM W EAR T R END I S A M U ST T HIS S EAS O N? I’ve always liked a strapless bandeau when it comes to swimwear. I’m fair and freckly, and I can burn if I’m not careful, so I find that’s the best way to avoid tan lines.
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"I ALWAYS LIKE A STRAPLESS BANDEAU. IT'S THE BEST WAY TO AVOID TANLINES." ABOVE JEANS - M.I.H JEANS, Bridge high-rise skinny jeans, $208 SHOES - PRADA, Logo-jacquard stretch-knit slip-on sneakers, $573 HOODIE - JAMES PERSE, Vintage Supima cotton-jersey hoodie, $210 SWIMSUIT - ADRIANA DEGREAS, Martini metallic bandeau bikini, $267
HEALTH & BEAUTY
As chic as your oversized floppy straw looks on, we have a solution to all your holiday hair dilemmas and the products to pack for your next vacation.
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE, Bb. Colour Gloss, $52
PHILIP B, Anti-Frizz Formula 57, $50
Oribe, Bright Blonde Conditioner for Beautiful Color, $46, oribe.com
EVO FABULOSO, Platinum Blonde Colour Intensifying Conditioner, $40
Chlorine, sunshine and salt water are a recipe for a dull, faded and brassy disaster. Keep blonde hair looking salon-fresh with a violet colour-saving shampoo designed to correct brassiness and yellow tones.
ORIBE, Straight Away Smoothing Blowout Cream, $46
DRY AND FRAZZLED
GHD, Straight & Tame Cream, $26
The sun, sea and the pool can cause hair to lose moisture which means hydrating products should be your number one port of call.
Stop frizz in its tracks with one of these smoothing and taming remedies.
For times that you can’t get to a shower quick enough, picking the right products is essential.
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE, While You Sleep Damage Repair Masque, $75
RODIN OLIO LUSSO, Luxury Hair Oil, $107
ORIBE, Power Drops Damage Repair Booster, $58
OUAI HAIRCARE, Wave Spray, $26
ORIBE, Cote d’Azur Hair Refresher, $26
PHILIP B, Maui Wowie Beach Mist, $28
ITCHY AND FLAKY SCALP
Hollywood’s most sought-after colorist and co-creator of “The Rachel,” Michael Canalé, shares his tips to achieve perfect colour for your next vacation.
OUAI HAIRCARE, Scalp & Body Scrub, $45
AVEDA, Pramasana Protective Scalp Concentrate, $62
FRANK BODY, Caffeinated Scalp Scrub, $18
Increased sun exposure can lead to an uncomfortably dry, itchy and inflamed scalp.
GOING GREEN Remember to treat hair before and after going in the sun, sea or pool in order to shield it from damage and prevent that tell-tale green tinge.
AQUIS, 01 Water Defense Pre-Wash, $44
HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST HAIR COLOUR FOR YOUR COMPLEXION? Hair colour should always compliment your skin tone. If you’re quite fair, with cooler undertones (a lot of pink, blue or red undertones in your complexion), you want your hair colour to help minimize any redness in your skin. Warmer or golden hair colours look flattering on light skin with cool undertones, so go for golden blondes, warm reds or neutral brunettes that will help counterbalance your pink skin tone and complement your face. For warmer undertones go for hues that are cool, ashy or have reddish tones, like honey or strawberry blondes, golden copper, cool beige brown and rich brunettes. WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST COLOUR TRENDS THIS SEASON? A lot of my clients have been requesting to go blonder for the summer. My brunettes are asking for baby highlights, to subtly lighten their hair and have it a bit sun-kissed.
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HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST BLONDE FOR YOUR SKIN TONE?
PHILIP KINGSLEY, Swimcap, $28
First you need to know what skin tone you are. Are you warm, cool or neutral? From there you can decide what colour is going to complement your tone. Often clients want to enhance their eye colour or distract for unwanted skin tones... you may need to refine or neutralize unwanted tones that may already be in the hair.
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HEALTH & BEAUTY
HEAD in the GAME There’s a new way to accessorise this season, and it’s going to do wonders to your next bad hair day.
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BALMAIN PARIS HAIR COUTURE, Gold-tone and leather hairclip, $386
HAIR TIES BURBERRY, Printed mulberry silk-twill hair tie, $400
14 QUATORZE, Baby’s Breath gold-tone pearl headband, $683
MAISON MICHEL, Doris embellished grosgrain hair tie, $240
BALMAIN PARIS HAIR COUTURE, Gold-tone and metallic leather hairclip, $481
RANJANA KHAN, Satin, feather, shell and pearl headband, $830 JENNIFER BEHR, Izara silver-tone crystal headband, $730
EMILIA WICKSTEAD, Grosgrain bow hairclip, $183
ÊLIOU, Elba silver-tone, pearl and bead hairclip, $71 VALENTINO, Valentino Garavani The Rockstud leather hairclip, $290
SOPHIE BILLE BRAHE, Croissant Grace 10-karat gold pearl hairclip, $1,136
JENNIFER BEHR, Brizo gold-tone Swarovski pearl hair tie, $183 MIU MIU, Bow-detailed satin headband, $240
LELET NY, Alphabet gold-plated faux shell hair tie, $122 ROSANTICA, Beatrix gold-tone shell headband, $457
RANJANA KHAN, Set of two canvas, bronze-tone and crystal hairclips, $174
ROSANTICA, Insanity gold-tone and crystal hair tie, $328
JENNIFER BEHR, Haille set of two gold-tone crystal hair slides, $175
JENNIFER BEHR, Malia enamel, goldtone and crystal hair tie, $234 JENNIFER BEHR, Velvet hair tie, $109 MERCEDES SALAZAR, Goldtone and resin hair pins, $208
ROSANTICA, Brezza gauze hair tie, $192
EUGENIA KIM, Mallory floral-print silk-twill hair tie, $71
JENNIFER BEHR, Ophelia knotted printed cotton and silk-blend twill headband, $351
JENNIFER BEHR, Sirena gold-tone Swarovski pearl headband, $886 LELET NY, Gold-plated Swarovski crystal headband, $1,015 LELET NY, Gold-plated Swarovski pearl headband, $740
HEALTH & BEAUTY
These fragrances promise to make you feel like you’re in a permanent vacation mode, even if you’re stuck at the office.
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1. FLORAL STREET, Iris Goddess, $109 2. ESCENTRIC MOLECULES, Molecule 01, $142 3. BYREDO, Sundazed EDP, $297 4. JOYA, Composition No. 1 Parfum Italian Mandarin, Brazilian Orange & Fresh Quince, $122 5. DIPTYQUE, Do Son, $184 6. JO MALONE LONDON, Jasmine Sambac & Marigold, $120 7. LE LABO, Iris 39 Solid Perfume, $104 8. MAISON MARGIELA, Under The Lemon Tree, $170 9. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN BEAUTY, Bikini Questa Sera Perfume Oil, $284 10. KAI, Kai Rose EDP, $116
ELECTRIC FEEL Celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen, shares the hottest new vivid beauty trends. This season eye makeup is big and bold and otherworldly. Wet hair, Glossy skin- a hot pink stained pout, with a graphic contoured liner in turquoise is perfect for day or night. PHOTOGRAPHY BY TROY JENSEN
pastel starfish For this ultra-feminine look, apply splashes of shades of baby blue and pastel green pulled all the way up to the brows. Next apply a bright blue mascara for a monochromatic look followed by a pale frosty-pink lip gloss.
a modern barbarella Deep smoky blue eyes with a touch of sparkle - bronzed cheeks, a pale sheer pink lip look fresh with a bold navy smoky eye. A touch of bright blue sparkle gives a sexy look.
avant-garde Bold blue lips are something you would see in a Nicki Minaj music video, but I think the world is ready for this bold beauty statement. Many beauty Brands have introduced blue lipstick and glosses into their collections whether itâ€™s a pale, metallic or bold shade of blue itâ€™s all about your personal style and message to the world. For this look, think sporty-chic, ready to go from a jet ski in the high seas to the beach bar.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
BRIDE GUIDE T H E U LT I M A T E P R E W E D D I N G S K I N C A R E R E G I M E
You’ve finalised everything from flowers and invitations to dresses and suits. Now all that’s left to get in order - is you! Preparing for a wedding can be stressful and certainly take its toll on your skin. Many brides suffer from breakouts, lack luster skin tone and dullness as well as discolouration and pigmentation. Leaving your skin woes to the last minute can cause even more stress and in turn make the skin look even worse. Dedicating time and efforts into your skin to show off that wedding day glow is just as important as finding the perfect bouquet. Luckily there are so many options to help you on your way. We asked Dr. Kate Jameson, Cosmetic Physician and the Medical Director of Youth Lab, Australia’s premier medical aesthetics clinic, the perfect skin solutions to get you glowing and picture perfect for your special moment.
YO U R T R E AT M E N T T I M E L I N E 12 MONTHS Preparation is key here. 12 months is the perfect time to commit to your wedding skin and start investigating options. The first step is to consult with your skin therapist or cosmetic doctor to establish your bespoke wedding plan. If you have any major skin concerns such as pigmentation, redness, acne, scarring, fine lines or wrinkles, this is the best time to address them. Treating these skin conditions takes time, and treatments generally require multiple sessions with cumulative effects and come with a little recovery down time. Committing early will result in much less stress leading up to the big day and also prevent that extra stress wreaking havoc on your skin. This too is the best time to put an effective home skin care routine into practice. Results will be further enhanced when you feed your skin high quality, active ingredients that work in synergy with clinic treatments and achieve a balance within your skin. We always recommend starting on a retinol such as Cosmedix Serum 16 as well as a hydrating serum such as PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum.
6 MONTHS The big day is slowly creeping closer and by this stage your major skin concerns will be addressed and confidence will be increasing. Now is the perfect time to look into cosmetic injectables. Even for someone who has never had cosmetic injectables, such as wrinkle relaxers or dermal fillers, now is a great time to give them a go. Anti-wrinkle injections do not have to result in a frozen or fake appearance and tiny doses with precise injecting can result in a smoother complexion, with a softening and mattefying effect to the skin. Your makeup on the big day will be easier and smoother to apply, resulting in a photo ready finish. Dermal fillers such as cheek and lip enhancement can also be used to enhance your beauty and naturally sculpt your features. Small volumes will look natural and your skin and lips will appear more hydrated and subtle. This is also a good time to begin any injectable treatments as the effect of wrinkle relaxers only last 3 to 4 months so if the treatment is not for you then you will be back to normal at your big day. This then allows up to do your second treatment one month before your wedding to ensure the correct dose and result (as you would have had the practice run already). Ultimately the sooner you start the better as this gives plenty of time for any fine lines to soften and smooth out. 6 months is also the perfect time to look at laser and light treatments, to allow plenty of time for healing as well as for results to become evident by the big day. For the majority of skin types a laser treatment such as the Sciton Halo will deliver phenomenal results targeting texture, scarring, uneven skin tone and wrinkles. This is generally a one off treatment which will deliver the â€œHalo Glowâ€? from 4 weeks afterwards, with results continuing for up to a year. Follow up the laser with Broad Band Light (BBL) treatments which can be tailored to address concerns of redness, pigmentation, acne or anti ageing. Results are cumulative, therefore a series of 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart will achieve the best results.
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3 MONTHS Now it is time to step things up with only 3 months until the big day. By this stage your major skin concerns will be well on the way to resolution with a reduction in scarring, redness, pigmentation and an overall improvement in skin health, barrier function and hydration. We now need to focus on those treatments that will have you looking luminous at the alter, reception and for all of the photos that come with it. To boost your pre-ceremony glow, a series of light antioxidant chemical peels and Healite LED therapy sessions is a super-charged combination for radiant skin with very little down time. Chemical peels can be known for being aggressive and intensive resurfacing treatments. However there are options for botanical antioxidant peels as a gentle exfoliation and stimulation of the skin - a perfect treatment to incorporate into your pre-wedding skin preparation. These peels use a combination of alpha hydroxy acids that increase the water content of the skin, as well as fruit enzymes that have an exfoliating effect, while simultaneously infusing antioxidant rich ingredients that brighten complexion and promote skin health, as well as fight free radical damage. These peels have minimal downtime, and leave you fresh faced, hydrated and radiant. At the 3 month mark we also recommend you pay another visit to your cosmetic doctor to check in on your injectable treatments and to review your results from your skin treatments. Any changes to your plan can be discussed at this stage too and treatments intensified if your skin is stubborn or problematic.
2 MONTHS Now things are getting serious! Now is not the time to start any intensive treatments or to change up the regime at all. Balance is key. In the home stretch, a series of fortnightly Hydrafacials combined with Healite LED will ensure your skin is picture perfect with that signature Hydrafacial glow. Using Alpha Hydroxy acids and Beta Hydroxy acids to exfoliate and clarify the skin, and finishing with an infusion of Hyaluronic Acid, Peptides and Antioxidants, this treatment truly luminates your skin from the inside out. With minimal to no downtime, it is the perfect last minute treatment that can be done in the final weeks leading up to your event.
1 MONTH This will be when you book in for your final wrinkle relaxer touch up. This isnâ€™t something you want to leave until the last minute, to allow adequate time for the product to work and see the full results. In the final few weeks we hold off the more intensive treatments and recommend the Healite LED to help calm the skin and boost your prewedding glow. If any last minute skin problems occur, such as a breakout from stress, you and your skin team are now in the perfect position to manage this as after over 6 months of getting to know your skin will give the best methods of combating any problems.
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1 WEEK A favourite in the week leading up to the big day is the Aquagold Fine Touch Facial which uses a cocktail of solutions including hyaluronic acid and anti-wrinkle injections to smooth the skin, delivering optimal moisture and giving an airbrush appearance. You will notice less facial sweating, decreased pore size and makeup will sit perfectly. Following an Aquagold it is time to focus on beauty treatments and relaxation such as organising your tan, getting a massage and tidying up your lashes and brows. And voilĂ , you will be picture perfect on your special day!
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What to Pack
Breezy skirts and dresses, in floral prints or a single vibrant shade, have proven to be perfect for summer and all year long.
TOP - ZIMMERMANN, Veneto cropped off-the-shoulder crinkled ramie and cotton-blend gauze top, $340 SKIRT - ZIMMERMANN, Veneto shirred crinkled ramie and cotton-blend gauze maxi skirt, $340 SUNNNIES - LOEWE, Round-frame leather-trimmed gold-tone sunglasses, $283 NECKLACE - TOHUM, Small Puka gold-plated and shell necklace, $320 BAG - GUCCI, GG Marmont large leather-trimmed raffia tote, $2,490 SHOES - EMME PARSONS, Susan suede and leather sandals, $356
DRESS - DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, Azalea striped silk crepe de chine maxi dress, $665 EARRINGS - SOPHIE BUHAI, Gold vermeil hoop earrings, $320 NECKLACE - MOUNSER, Pagoda gold-plated pearl necklace, $212 BRACELET - SOPHIE BUHAI, Gold vermeil bangle, $619 SHOES - CARRIE FORBES, Salon Miste two-tone woven raffia slides, $309
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What to Pack
Gowns with statement sleeves promise to steal the spotlight and paparazzi snaps.
DRESS - OSCAR DE LA RENTA, Wrap-effect floral-print tulle gown, $3,388 EARRINGS - CAROLINA BUCCI, 18-karat white gold earrings, $598 WATCH - CHOPARD, Lâ€™Heure du Diamant 35.75mm 18-karat white gold, satin, diamond and mother-of-pearl watch, $67,528 SHOES - JIMMY CHOO, Shiloh 60 crystal-embellished suede sandals, $1,380
DRESS - RASARIO, Gathered satin midi dress, $1,950 EARRINGS - JENNIFER BEHR, Paola gold-tone faux-pearl clip earrings, $283 SHOES - GIANVITO ROSSI, Portofino 85 leather sandals, $829
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What to Pack
This season, one-shoulder dresses have become the go-to silhouette for evening soirees.
DRESS - SELF-PORTRAIT, One-shoulder metallic flocked chiffon mini dress, $335 EARRINGS - DE GRISOGONO, Allegra 18-karat rose gold diamond earrings, $23,126 BRACEET - DE GRISOGONO, Toi & Moi 18-karat rose gold, diamond and opal cuff, $9,785 BAG - JIMMY CHOO, Callie suede shoulder bag, $623 SHOES - GIANVITO ROSSI, Portofino 105 suede sandals, $831
DRESS - SPRWMN, One-shoulder zebra-print leather mini dress, $1,196 EARRINGS - DE GRISOGONO, Ventaglio 18-karat white gold earrings, $15,248 CLUTCH - JIMMY CHOO, Tatiania crystal-embellished satin clutch, $758 WATCH - CARTIER, Baignoire 24.5mm small 18-karat white gold, toile brossee and diamond watch, $22,453 SHOES - ISABEL MARANT, Arora leather sandals, $475
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PACKING HEAT FASHION
From the coolest accessories to the hottest wardrobe essentials, here are 26 hot vacation trends that you need in your suitcase.
WEAR Finding the motivation to work out while on vacation is no easy feat, which is why packing the perfect workout wear is essential to inspire your fitness routine! Then . . . maybe reward yourself post-workout with a piña colada.
Essential to every vacation, the perfect clutch will hold a small camera, cell phone and sunglasses. Packing hack: Fill it with bikinis to hold the shape! VAARA, Freya Tuxedo cropped striped stretch leggings, $206
VAARA, Elsa twotone stretch sports bra, $137
Vintage-inspired ‘Bermuda’ shorts with frayed hems will go with everything from T-shirts to beachwear.
FRAME, Le Vintage Bermuda frayed denim shorts, $259
BOTTEGA VENETA, Lauren 1980 intrecciato leather clutch, $3,010
CULT GAIA, Ark small bamboo clutch, $160
LOEFFLER RANDALL, Tasseled pompomembellished raffia clutch, $259
THE GREAT, The Easy Cut Off frayed denim shorts, $312
CASTA•ER, Carina 60 canvas wedge espadrilles, $142
EUGENIA KIM, Annabelle striped straw hat, $476
CULT GAIA, Mia straw sunhat, $167
SEE BY CHLOê, Leather and canvas platform espadrilles, $293
An exaggerated bucket shaped hat is the perfect accessory to shade your face from the sun. Wear it to the beach or lunch al fresco!
When we think of the perfect summer shoes, espadrille sandals definitely top the list. Wear them all season long with shorts and midi dresses.
CAROLINA SANTO DOMINGO, Mae fringed raffia shoulder bag, $565
TRADEMARK, Large fringed leather tote, $550
The perfect of-the-moment accessory for trips to markets, galleries or the beach.
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ROKSANDA, Eartha medium fringed woven leather shoulder bag, $2,685
CARTIER EYEWEAR, Panthäre round-frame gold-tone sunglasses, $1,120 CHLOÊ, Oversized ovalframe gold-tone and acetate sunglasses, $644
SUNNIES CARAVANA, Kusam fringed cotton-gauze robe, $534
ROSANTICA, Wooden hoop earrings, $236
ROXANNE ASSOULIN, Rainbow Lite gold-tone and enamel hoop earrings, $137
Hoops have an effortlessly cool, minimalist feel. Stack them with smaller styles or take a more is more approach and wear them with layered necklaces.
INDIGO HUNZA G, Seersucker swimsuit, $198
PIAGET, Possession 29mm 18-karat rose gold, alligator and diamond watch, $12,400
From royal blue to deep navy, shades of indigo providing a rich yet cosy colour palette update to every vacation ensemble.
PRADA, Embroidered denim espadrille platform slides, $840
UMPSUIT SEREN, Truman floralprint silk-satin jumpsuit, $1,442
A statement jumpsuit is the perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe because it can be both dressed up or down. Style over swimwear at the beach or a bodysuit when back in the city.
A thin gold frame flatters just about any complexion and will look just as cool on festival fields as they will at the beach.
JENNIFER FISHER, Bolden gold-plated hoop earrings, $498
RAY-BAN, Squareframe gold-tone sunglasses, $214
LINDA FARROW, Cat-eye gold-plated sunglasses, $1,324
A statement kaftan brimming with vibrant colours and breezy silhouettes is a must for a beach vacation. For the city, layer over pants and playsuits for urban-chic style.
Carry all your necessities to the beach or pool in one of this season’s roomy accessories.
GUCCI, Leathertrimmed striped canvas tote, $2,015
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, Acella tie-front tiger-print cotton and silk-blend voile jumpsuit, $471
TORY BURCH, Geo printed grosgraintrimmed cotton kaftan, $346
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, Helena belted printed cotton and silk-blend jumpsuit, $429
VALENTINO, Valentino Garavani Go Logo Beach large leathertrimmed PVC tote, $1,860
BALENCIAGA, Cabas small leather-trimmed canvas tote, $1,550
It might be time to downsize from your weighty satchels as this micro accessory is one of the biggest trends around!
NICHOLAS, Belted ruched swimsuit, $250
NEON swimwear Whether you’re in the market for a sexy bikini or a sleek onepiece, this hue is a must! EMILIO PUCCI, Printed cotton-voile pareo, $370
STELLA MCCARTNEY, Zip-embellished neon bikini, $449 ROSANTICA, Fenice beaded bucket bag, $515
AQUAZZURA + Le Ninä, Riviera mini tasseled embellished raffia and canvas tote, $842
CULT GAIA, Cora mini bamboo tote, $175
FAITHFULL THE BRAND, Phoebe ribbed swimsuit, $222
Whether you’re off on a lengthy getaway or a three-day excursion, a radiant black once piece is essential. Pair it with everything from wrap skirts to denim cut-offs when you’re strolling to and from the beach.
NORMA KAMALI, Marissa metallic swimsuit, $230
A retro-inspired pareo never fails to conjure up thoughts of tropical vacations. Wear yours during the day ETRO, Printed over swimwear after a dip in the sea, or cotton and silkturn it into a halterneck dress by crossing the blend pareo, $427 ends over your chest and tying them at the SOLID & STRIPED, nape of your neck. Printed voile pareo, $127
GUCCI, Logoembellished quilted leather espadrille slides, $775
ISABEL MARANT, Hellea quilted leather slides, $517
UILTED SLIDES NORMA KAMALI, Bill ruched halterneck swimsuit, $491
CARAVANA, Nuup leather-trimmed cotton-gauze halterneck maxi dress, $412
The perfect vacation shoe, wear your slides with everything from denim shorts to floaty dresses.
RED HOT MES DEMOISELLES, Hayati satin jumpsuit, $305
Perfect for sun-kissed skin, red is a mustwear for your beach vacation! MENG, Floral-print silksatin kimono, $1,061
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A versatile satin kimono is the perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe. Wear it as a wrap dress or layered over a camisole and pants.
A standout iPhone case not only looks chic poolside but makes it so easy to spot at the bottom of your beach bag. GUCCI, Floral- EDIE PARKER + GUCCI FOR print textured goo.ey, Rainbow NET-A-PORTER, iPhone X case, printed plastic Adonis floral-print $325 iPhone 6 and 7 textured iPhone 6 Plus case, $66. case, $260
RAG & BONE, Leathertrimmed paper and PVC visor, $111
Added to our roster of ‘80s trends that are back in a big way: the visor. Headwear is having a moment and a visor is the coolest way to protect your face from harmful UV rays.
LOEWE +, Paula’s Ibiza intarsia waffle-knit cotton towel, $525
PRADA, Leather and woven raffia espadrille wedge sandals, $923
MIU MIU, Intarsiatrimmed woven straw visor, $290
An oversized beach towel is a must! Tuck it into a basket bag when you’re heading to the beach, then wrap it around your shoulders when it’s time for lunch.
The ultimate badge of fashion cool, a pair of black statement sunnies will lend attitude to every look.
ALL ACCESS, Debut Moto mesh-paneled stretch leggings, $163
RAG & BONE, Edie leather and suede espadrille wedge sandals, $444
Comfortable pants are an absolute must-have whether you’re heading to a yoga class or just looking to upgrade your travel attire. Look for comfort, fabric, style, and versatility.
SAINT LAURENT, Tribute leather espadrille wedge sandals, $1,045
KARLA COLLETTO, Osa lace-up animal-print swimsuit, $568
Zebra stripes are the perfect way to tap the season’s animal prints trend and are right in line for poolside cocktails or beach-side dinners.
JENNIFER CHAMANDI, Andrea 85 zebra-print calf hair and leather mules, $769
When there’s not much room left in your suitcase for shoes, never question adding a pair of wedges that are as comfortable as they are suited to your next vacation.
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Straw bags are a key travel accessory and we love the seasonâ€™s bold, playful take.
NANNACAY, Luna leathertrimmed crocheted cotton shoulder bag, $198
LOEWE +, Paula’s Ibiza medium leathertrimmed woven raffia tote, $590
JACQUEMUS, Le Baci leathertrimmed fringed raffia tote, $641
VALENTINO, Valentino Garavani Go Logo large leather-trimmed PVC tote, $1,169
EMILY LEVINE, Knot denim and wicker tote, $175
CHLOÊ, Vick printed texturedleather tote, $1,630
SASKIA DIEZ, Organza tote, $508
AQUAZZURA + LE NINÄ, Riviera large tasseled embellished raffia and canvas tote, $921
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SOPHIE ANDERSON, Joss fringed woven tote, $293
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Oversized Sunnies ARE AN IMPOSSIBLY CHIC WAY TO LOOK COOL IN THE HEAT.
1. DOLCE & GABBANA, Oversized cat-eye acetate and gold-tone sunglasses, $341 | 2. ILLESTEVA, Lisbon cat-eye tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses, $180 | 3. GUCCI, Oversized square-frame metal sunglasses, $404 | 4. BALENCIAGA, Round-frame tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses, $468 | 5. GUCCI, Oversized square-frame watersnake-trimmed tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses, $1,106 | 6. ILLESTEVA, Samui round-frame tortoiseshell acetate and metal sunglasses, $209 | 7. CHLOĂŠ, Carlina oversized round-frame gold-tone sunglasses, $620.59 | 8. LOEWE, Filipa oversized D-frame tortoiseshell acetate sunglasses, $468
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BIKINI Eres BELT Salvatore Ferragamo EARRINGS Oscar De La Renta BRACELET Tory Burch HAT Maison Michel
BLOUSE Chanel PANTS Chanel BAG Chanel BRACELET Lancel Paris & Tory Burch EARRINGS Tiffany & Co. SHOES Proenza Schouler
SWIMSUIT Michael Kors BRACELET Lancel Paris & Tory Burch EARRINGS Suzanne Kalan
BATHING SUIT Eres BELT Salvatore Ferragamo EARRINGS Oscar De La Renta BRACELET Tory Burch HAT Maison Michel
SWIMSUIT Marysia Swim SWEATER Ermanno Scervino EARRINGS Oscar De La Renta
BATHING SUIT Rick Owens BELT Hugo Boss BRACELET Bottega Veneta and Lanvin EARRINGS Tiffany & Co. BAG Prada SHOES Yves Saint Laurent
BATHING SUIT Chanel NECKLACE Max Mara HAT Maison Michel WATCH Swatch EARRINGS David Yurman
Striking GOLD Julie Mintzâ€™s eternally golden era
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Hair & Makeup Barbara Yniguez Redman Models Eric Stanton Betts & RL Bond with Q Model Management NYC/LA Location The Grafton Hotel on Sunset Talent PR Matt Dillon for MDPR Thanks to Maggie Jackson at Rose Public Relations
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EARRINGS: Knight Beauties www.knightbeauties.com SWIMSUIT: Paradise Ranch Designs www.paradiseranchdesigns.com c/o Media Play PR www.mediaplaygroundpr.com SHORTS: Kobi Halperin www.kobihalperin.com HEELS: Loeffler Randall www.loefflerrandall.com
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Julie wears: SWIMWEAR: Alt Swim www.altswim.com HAIR TOWEL: Turbie Twist www.turbietwist.com Models: RL Bond (L) Eric Stanton Betts (R) Both wear: Nike Swim briefs
is at her core a storyteller; whether it be through her moody and wistful music style, Gothic Americana, her breakout fashion choices at fashion weeks across the globe or in her upcoming novel, billed as the next inception of Sex & the City, she is a truly a chameleon of the arts who has taken the music and fashion worlds by storm in 2019 and is fast becoming a household name. With her new single, Purple Rain / Million Reasons out this month she again joined her longtime collaborator Moby in recreating two iconic tracks into one mashup that will leave you wanting more. For our cover story, we collaborated with photographer Filbert Kung to further elevate her fashion icon status (Harper’s Bazaar named her ‘Best Dressed’ at NYFW in February 2019) and the results are pure perfection. Julie Mintz is truly just getting started ...
DRESS: Nadya Dzyak www.nadyadzyak.com HEELS: Gianni Renzi Couture www.shop.giannirenzicouture.com
SWIMWEAR: Alt Swim www.altswim.com HAIR TOWEL: Turbie Twist www.turbietwist.com SNGLASSES: Celine www.celine.com
Julie wears: VISOR: Dior www.dior.com BIKINI : Daze Dayz dazedayz.com c/o Media Play PR www.mediaplaygroundpr.com Models: RL Bond (L) Eric Stanton Betts (R) Both wear: Nike Swim briefs
TELL US ABOUT YOUR START IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY? HOW DID YOU AND MOBY BECOME LONG TERM COLLABORATORS? Before I met Moby, I had been grinding in the music industry for a long time. I was writing songs alone in my bedroom and playing solo singer/songwriter venues mostly in Los Angeles and New York. But I had never made an album, and the “business” of music was something that really intimidated me. I loved writing songs by myself, and I wasn’t comfortable branching out beyond that. But as fate would have it, I was living in a little rental house in Beachwood Canyon in LA in the shadow of a real-life castle across the street. Los Angeles architecture is eclectic like that in that you can have a tiny mid-century modern house like mine next to a Spanish-style home and across the street from a 1920s Normandy castle. I had heard that Moby bought the castle and was restoring it from the disrepair it had fallen into, but I didn’t know much about my new neighbour and had never met him. One Sunday, I went out to water my plants and found a stranger moving my garbage cans in order to park in my driveway. This person was going to a housewarming party across the street and couldn’t find a spot to park. I found the whole thing to be funny. In return for parking, he asked me to join him at the party. I declined and told him he was welcome to park there, but I didn’t want to go to a stranger’s party with a stranger. I’m a loner by nature and socializing with people I don’t know did not sound like fun to me. But he convinced me to come with him for five minutes. And so, I met my neighbour Moby for the first time, who could not have been more gracious and welcoming. We exchanged emails and very quickly had a friendly and musical rapport. He was wonderful about giving me feedback on new songs I was working on. And he would often ask me to run across the street and record vocals on tracks he was working on in his home studio (where he makes all his albums) when he needed a female voice. As time went on, I began performing with him whenever he had live shows, and he became a huge source of encouragement for me. He has produced most of the music I have released including my latest single. YOU HAVE JUST RELEASED YOUR NEW SINGLE ‘PURPLE RAIN / MILLION REASONS’ (A COVER MASHUP) WITH MOBY. TELL US ABOUT THE INSPIRATION AND WHAT IT WAS LIKE COLLABORATING WITH HIM ON YOUR RETURN TO MUSIC IN 2019? I sort of love how we stumbled upon our Purple Rain/Million Reasons mashup, as it was not planned. While touring with Moby, he was looking for some covers to add to the set and suggested I try Purple Rain in a stripped-down acoustic style. I was resistant to the idea which is how most of our work relationship goes! It’s Moby with a good idea and me with my fear that I won’t be good enough pushing back and saying no. So, I was like, “No one wants to hear me cover Prince! I’m terrified.” And he explained that he didn’t want me to copy how Prince sings it. He wanted me to do it in my own vulnerable country-tinged melancholy way. And so, as I began working out my best key and just playing the “Purple Rain” chords on the
piano and accompanying myself to get the feel of the song, I turned to Moby and said, “This sounds like Million Reasons by Lady Gaga. It’s the same chords.” And just for fun I sang Purple Rain straight into Million Reasons. I thought he was going to tell me to stop, but he loved it and asked me to do it on the track. And our mashup was born. Interestingly, I was late to the Joanne album by Lady Gaga but luckily discovered the song and album after falling in love with her in A Star is Born and listening back to all her material. CAN WE EXPECT A NEW ALBUM BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR? I am excited to focus on a single rather than an entire album. I’ve been promoting my album “Abandon All Hope of Fruition” non-stop since it came out in October 2018 so much so that I’ve just started writing new material. So, it feels like a good transition from such an intense album to put out my take on a cover mashup by two amazing artists. IN ADDITION TO MUSIC YOU’VE BEEN BILLED AS A FASHION IT GIRL; W HARPER’S BAZAAR NAMING YOU BEST DRESSED FROM NYFW IN FEBRUARY. WHAT TRENDS, DESIGNERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO IN SEPTEMBER? Growing up in a small town in Corpus Christi, Texas I got my love of fashion from my mother. She was a real deal beauty queen and would drop us off and pick us up from school in full hair and makeup and rhinestone jumpsuits with padded shoulders. She is the original best dressed. I’ve always had a love for vintage dresses and am just starting to learn about the world of couture designers. I have never been crazy about following trends because I tend to like quite costume-y clothes and I also care more about how something fits my body than whether it’s on-trend. However, I will say that I think there has been a big resurgence in Western style in current fashion, and I’m obsessed with that. Anything that makes me feel like a modern-day Dolly Parton is a yes. Paris, Texas is a cool boot/shoe line doing faux python printed knee high boots that make me feel like I’m in the Wild West. I also love that lines like Isabel Marant and YSL are doing bandana print handbags. WHAT DO FIND MORE ENJOYABLE, WRITING THE SONGS OR PERFORMING? I’m more of a shy introvert than an attention seeker, so I absolutely enjoy song writing more than being in front of a crowd. I started writing songs to express my inner world and turmoil and, as a by-product of wanting to share my music, performing was a bit of a necessity. I still have a lot of anticipatory anxiety before every performance. One thing I love about performing with Moby is I get to sing (which I have always loved doing) without the pressure of feeling like all eyes are on me. IF YOU COULD CHOOSE ANY MUSICIAN, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO WRITE AND PERFORM WITH? Joni Mitchell hands down. I had a chance to go to her birthday party a few years ago, but I was too afraid to meet her, and I stayed home. I didn’t want to meet her in a social setting. But any wisdom I could glean from her on song writing, lyrics, or tunings would be beyond mind blowing.
DRESS: Chiara Boni La Petite Robe www.chiaraboni.com HEELS: Saint Laurent www.ysl.com
BALI TRAVEL ESCORT
EXPL OR E TH E I SL A N D O F T H E G O D S BA L Iâ€™S F I N E ST A D D R E SSE S.
From boutique villas with cliff-top infinity pools to grand resorts with round-the-clock butler service, Bali offers the ultimate five-star experience.
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THE APURVA KEMPINSKI BALI A
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Standing atop the majestic cliff of Nusa Dua, with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and a tropical garden, The Apurva Kempinski Bali offers the epitome of beachfront luxury. This grand property presents itself as a majestic open-air theatre, an embodiment of Indonesian elegance. The Apurva translates as “unique and magnificent” in Sanskrit, embracing Kempinski’s dedication to bringing unique experiences to life.
THE RESORT Your stay at The Apurva will ignite all your senses, from the visual feast provided by the natural setting, to the natural flavours and aromas in one of their seven restaurants, lounges and bars. The majestic open-air theatre emerges from the jaw-dropping scenery of southern Bali to wow all who catch sight of her, with natural clad stone terraces and green rooftops cascading from the lofty heights of Nusa Dua’s cliff top setting either side of the Grand Staircase, down to the waters of the Indian Ocean. Their pendopo lobby sets the tone for a grand performance from the moment you walk in, with a pagoda style roof that draws the eye up, into the realm of the gods who watch over wonderful Indonesia. Honouring the nation’s belief of unity in diversity, the hotel establishes its distinctiveness as a tribute to the richness of Indonesian cultural heritage. Award-winning architect Budiman
Hendropurnomo of Denton Corker Marshall and highly acclaimed interior designer Rudy Dodo of Trivium Design Group worked together in creating a curated design masterpiece. From the unmistakeable characteristic of Balinese architecture, landscape and guiding principles, to the Indonesian-inspired interior design aesthetics, the nation’s heritage and meticulous craftsmanship are thoroughly reflected throughout the hotel. THE ROOMS The accommodation is designed to provide luxury and comfort, inspired by Indonesia’s tropical characteristic and blended with modern influences. A collection of 475 luxurious guestrooms, specialty suites and exclusive villas each offer an array of exclusive amenities and bespoke services, private pools or direct access to a lagoon look, all offering magnificent views of the Indian Ocean or a nature view.
THE DINING The Apurva Kempinski Bali is a home to a collection of culinary experiences, presenting colourful, flavourful dishes that celebrate the cuisine of Indonesia and the wider Asia region. Coastal delicacies from around the archipelago are on offer at Koral, Bali’s first aquarium restaurant, while Japanese flavours are showcased at Izakaya by OKU, an outpost of the award-winning OKU restaurant at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta. In the lobby, Selasar Deli serves refreshments like speciality luwak coffee and jamu herbal tonic; live cooking stations tantalise with local and international flavours at All Day Dining Pala Restaurant & Rooftop Bar; and there’s casual oceanfront dining at Reef Beach Club. Guests can also taste an array of refreshing beverages poolside at Kubu Pool Bar. I Z A K AYA B Y O K U Inspired by the award-winning Japanese Restaurant OKU in Jakarta, Izakaya by OKU emphasises on bringing out the best of its creations in a dynamic and convivial atmosphere. This Japanese Restaurant offers a bistro-chic setting and an open-kitchen dining experience, where guests and the chefs interact for a deeper enjoyment. REEF BEACH CLUB Providing a fun and relaxed beachfront experience, Reef Beach Club features a 42-metre infinity swimming pool and an eclectic mix of Asian and international dishes, complemented with an exotic list of tempting cocktail creations. PA L A R E S TA U R A N T & R O O F TO P B A R Set amid a long pool within the main gardens, Pala Restaurant features live cooking stations with an extensive array of local and international cuisines. Located on the second floor of the restaurant, a sophisticated rooftop bar is offered as an addition to the venue, providing an ideal space for all-day relaxation with friends and family. KO R A L R E S TA U R A N T Bali’s first aquarium dining experience, Koral Restaurant brings the wonders of the ocean to your table. Featuring fresh ingredients, the menu includes various dishes inspired by the archipelago’s grilled goodness, presenting freshly barbecued produce with favourite local spices. Koral Restaurant is located on the lower level of Pala Restaurant. SELASAR DELI Deeply rooted in the Indonesian tradition, Selasar Deli serves a wide range of traditional favourite light bites served in angkringan style. Highlights include the Indonesian herbal drink jamu and the distinctive Luwak Coffee. KUBU POOL BAR From relaxing on a lounge chair to sipping exotic drinks while basking in the sun, Kubu Pool Bar promises to enliven the guests’ senses.
THE POOLS Enjoying a tingling dip in one of their two swimming lagoons or many private plunge pools, or feeling the sand between your toes on their palm-fringed Indian Ocean beach will make you feel truly alive: every moment of your stay at The Apurva promises to be an exceptional sensory experience. T H E S PA The Serene Spa is based on the ancient Javanese proverb ‘rupasampat wahyabiantara,’ which means, “true beauty is achieved when outer beauty is in harmony with inner beauty.” Body and beauty treatments based on timehonoured Javanese and Balinese wisdom and traditional ointments such as lulur, a herb and spice body scrub, will assist on the journey to achieve outer beauty, while activities such as sunrise yoga and meditation will help pave the path to inner balance. Treatments are tailor-made for each guest based on the four stages of life: teenage, adult, married and post-adult, with different varieties of oil and lulur selected depending on specific individual needs. Combined with the generous natural setting, framed by the Indian Ocean, lush vegetation and the magnificent rocky outline of Nusa Dua above, The Apurva is perfectly positioned to restore harmony and serenity for all guests.
THE UNGASAN CLIFFTOP RESORT B E A U T I FU L
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The Ungasan Clifftop Resort offers an exclusive escape in Baliâ€™s most stunning clifftop location, redefining luxury with a desire to create a personal, unique and pure experience for every guest.
THE VILLAS The Ungasan’s architecturally designed villas offer exclusive accommodation and dedicated private service for groups and large families. With 1 to 5-bedroom villas to choose from, each set amongst manicured gardens and stunning clifftop frontage. NORA RESIDENCE Retreat to your secluded One-Bedroom Residence Suite nestled amidst Nora. Inspired by nature and located forthe most magnificent views, Nora Residence is beautifully designed with gorgeous interiors andgenerous bedrooms, each witha private garden terrace. Featuring v ast open common areas, superb landscaping and the most luscious lawn next to the infinity pool, this great villa is highly popular for couples or multiple family getaways. VILLA AMBAR With its beautiful open plan Balinese styling, Villa Ambar accommodates 10+ guests and features a large lawn, ocean views from every bedroom and living area, and interconnecting bedrooms ideal for families with small children. Cut into the clifftop the detached master bedroom has spectacular views. V I L L A TA M A R A M A Accommodating 10+ guests, with five king size bedroom with adjoining ensuite, 2,500sqm of beautifully manicured gardens, 30m of clifftop frontage and two swimming pools, an oversized bar, and an ocean front bale for spectacular sunset views, this ultimate destination is designed in the iconic colonial style popular in the Hamptons and the Caribbean. IN-VILLA EXPERIENCE Your private butler is available throughout your stay to provide flawless personalised attention, where your every need is anticipated. Your butler will ensure that your unique preferences are known and understood throughout your stay. Linger a little longer each morning while you enjoy Morning Harvest or treat yourself to Poolside Bites. As the sun sets, bring everyone together with a Biota BBQ from their In-Villa Dining experience.
THE POOLS The Ungasan Clifftop Resort has partnered with acclaimed Australian Chef, Josh Tyler, for a wealth of international and local knowledge which has created a worldclass culinary experience. S E L ATA N R E S TA U R A N T The Ungasanâ€™s Selatan Restaurant menus are inspired by the produce grown and gathered throughout Bali and Indonesia. Their food philosophy is driven by quality, technique, locality and ingredient. By developing this relationship, they create unique and delicious food that has a strong connection to place. T H E S PA Vela Spa at The Ungasan offers perfect pampering in tranquil treatment rooms or in the privacy of your villa. Try the Revitalising Coffee and honey Body Scrub which is perfect to help exfoliate the whole body, removing dirt, dried sweat and air pollutions and makes the skin healthy and beautiful. The Vela Deep Cleansing Natural Facial is the perfect facial treatment, using fresh and natural ingredients to cleanse your skin along with a sandalwood and frangipani face scrub. Sweet almond oil is slowly massaged into the face, followed by pearl and rose petal. A soothing moisturiser cream is applied into the face and neck. An expert wrapping technique will allow your skin to absorb the full benefits of this treatment. THE BEACH CLUB Sundays Beach Club is Baliâ€™s most spectacular beach front location. Indulge in fabulously fresh, all-day dining. Explore the crystal-clear lagoon and scattered rock pools with complimentary water sports. Relax by the bonfires to the cool tunes, as the sun sets cliffside.
THE EDGE The Edge defies both convention & gravity. Perched on the edge of a 536 ft limestone sea cliff in Uluwatu, Bali, The edge is a truly unique luxury villa resort with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean to the very edge of the world.
THE EDGE The edge defies both convention & gravity. Perched on the edge of a 536 ft limestone sea cliff in Uluwatu, Bali, The edge is a truly unique luxury villa resort with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean to the very edge of the world. THE VIEW This breathtaking 5-bedroom, 2-level villa is perched on the edge of the cliff with unforgettable ocean views. Enjoy a large tropical garden, event area and deck with two private gazebos, two private pools, 5 large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms & jacuzzi bathtubs, a private bar and fully equipped kitchen, a private wine cellar & cigar lounge, a children’s entertainment room, private 8-seat cinema and two large living areas and large dining room. Your experience includes 24hr butler service, daily breakfast including the iconic “Tropical Floating Breakfast”, signature Hermes
amenities, complimentary airport transfers and complimentary access to oneeighty°, with best available seating. THE DINING Whether it be a casual seafood barbecue, romantic dinner for two, a show-stopping degustation dinner, or a banquet for 200, the culinary team at The Edge are dedicated to impressing every guest. Served by your personal butler, breakfast is provided with all accommodation and includes freshly baked breads, donuts, pastries and preserves, smoked salmon, fresh fruit yoghurts, sumptuous tropical fruit platters and an array of a la carte options to please every palate. Sunset cocktails are best enjoyed overlooking The Edge’s stunning Indian Ocean panorama, while the mixologist team at the bar or in your villa, conjure up cocktails on request.
ONEEIGHTY° oneeighty° is a celebration of sophisticated beach culture set 500ft above the Indian Ocean. This game-changing day club is built alongside a series of cascading ponds, spilling into a jaw-dropping glass-bottom sky pool which extends 6.5 metres over the edge of the Uluwatu cliff. Guests of oneeighty° can relax on the cliff-side VIP deck, recline on a sunbed in the sand lounge or take a table at the enclosed bar, all overlooking the most breathtaking 180° panorama imaginable. By day, the menu reads like a playful ode to classic beachside food, and after 5pm, the mood changes and oneeighty° transforms into a tranquil oasis with a chilled soundtrack and uplit coconut palms. At the bar, a tempting array of stellar cocktails from the all-star mixologist team back up a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list. Their world-famous skypool is an engineering marvel and an Instagram sensation. Hanging 6.5m over the edge of a 160-metre cliff, it offers unparalleled views of the Uluwatu coastline.
SEAS Overlooking the uplit oasis of oneeighty° and the Indian Ocean beyond, Seas Restaurant is the showcase of acclaimed Balinese Chef Nyoman Suasa, long at the vanguard of ‘New Indonesian’ cuisine and the culinary mind behind the opening of Seminyak’ s renowned Bambu Restaurant. His menu takes you on a whistle-stop tour of South East Asia, with clever presentation and masterful technique. Wine connoisseurs will love the awardwinning wine list, with an equally engaging cocktail list designed to complement the culinary journey. THE CLIFF BAR The cliff-front bar with its jaw-dropping glass floor, is the perfect place to enjoy a tropical cocktail or a selection from the award-winning wine list. Perched on the very edge of the cliff and complete with its own infinity pool, this private haven is perfect for relaxing with friends or for a private romantic dinner. Also served at the cliffside bar, their high tea is something very special indeed. With a selection of delectable bites that are sure to please any palate. THE CAVE In the midst of the resort is a secret cave revealed only by chance. A stunning subterranean chamber four million years in the making, The Cave will soon be the setting for one of the world’s most unique and breathtaking cocktail & dining experiences. T H E E N T E R TA I N M E N T Let the good times roll! Perfect for a fun-packed family day or after-dinner entertainment, The Club has something to entertain everyone. The Club features two bowling lanes with automatic pinsetters and computerised scoring system, plus games and bumpers for the young and young at heart, to make playing easy and enjoyable. Resort guests may also enjoy the private bar, wine lounge and cellar, karaoke/cinema room, DJ booth & dance floor, pool table and private lounge. The ultimate private entertainment retreat, exclusively for guests of The edge. T H E S PA The Spa clings to the rock face of a stunning 500 ft sea cliff, with liquid floors, wall-less rooms and sensuous curves, its lightness of being seduces and liberates the senses. The spa’s innovative design may break new ground, but the soul of The Spa is as old as Bali itself. The Spa offers a quintessential Balinese spa experience inspired by the four basic elements of the daily Balinese temple offering; sincere devotion, sacred flowers, holy water and life-sustaining rice. The Spa features wet and dry treatment areas, private steam coves and unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean. A selection of in-villa baths and treatments can also be arranged on request.
ST. REGIS BALI RESORT St. Regis Bali Resort delivers an address extending the legacy of excellence to the island of Bali. Located on the exclusive pristine beach of the upscale enclave of Nusa Dua, The St. Regis Bali Resort boasts the only all-suites and villa resort nestled in the heart of the noteworthy â€œGarden of Baliâ€?. Combining understated barefoot elegance with Balinese-inspired living, the Resort offers infinite panoramic views of the Indian Ocean on a stunning beachfront of powdery white sand. From the warm ocean waves to the sapphire strand swim-up pool bar to the hidden 3668sqm of crystal blue saltwater lagoon, splurge into the many pleasures of paradise.
THE SUITES The St. Regis Bali Resort features 81 suites and 41 villas including 1 residence. Combining panoramic sea views as well as tranquil, colourful and lush gardens, the resort reflects a true element of style in the culturally rich and luxurious environment of Bali. Each suite and villa is infused with a residential feel and is intricately adorned with indigenous materials, cultural artefacts and fabrics. Each villa features a Butler Quarters with its own separate entrance for 24 hours personalized St. Regis Butler service. THE DINING â€‹ The St. Regis Bali Resort boasts two distinctive restaurant and bars, each promising a unique epicurean journey. Refined Asian-inspired Haute Cuisine Ă la carte menu and the epitome of luxury Sunday Brunches, The Astor Diamond Champagne Brunch awaits at Kayuputi, the award-winning specialty beachfront fine dining restaurant. The signature restaurant Boneka features sumptuous fare of international delicacies, also island-renowned for its celebrated breakfasts and Sunday Brunch fit for leisurely pursuits. Tucked amongst lush gardens, Dulang invites guests for an enchanting traditional Indonesian Rijsttafel dinner under a mystique Gazebo. The Gourmand Deli is a one-of-a-kind refined bistro, featuring artisan foods, wines, coffees and teas from around the world. Unwind at King Cole Bar with a traditional Bloody Mary or during Afternoon Tea and stroll down to the Vista Bar to admire the magnificent beachfront at sunset with a cocktail on hand.
T H E S PA Rèmede Spa provides a sanctuary for world travellers looking for rejuvenation. Sitting on an intimate Koi pond, it combines traditional Balinese or holistic treatments with modern technologies and pampers guests with the Aqua Vitale Pool thalassotherapy. A state-of-the-art Fitness Club wellness program includes meditation and yoga on the beach, Tai Chi and breathing exercises in their Amphitheatre. THE KID’S CLUB Youngest connoisseurs from 4 to 12 years old are entertained with intelligent fun-filled activities at the Children’s Learning Centre with unique half and full day programs designed for growth and fun. Through art, music, dance, cuisine and literary enjoyment, children take home a memory of Bali and its culture
SABA VILLAS Saba embraces seclusion, relaxation and comfort within a tranquil setting. Surrounded by terraced rice paddies near Berawa Beach on Baliâ€™s south-west coast, Saba is less than 10 minutes from the heart of Seminyak.
THE VILLAS This contemporary complex of five villas features large bedrooms, tropical ensuite bathrooms, open-air living and dining pavilions (air-conditioned dining rooms in the two master villas), fully equipped kitchens, swimming pools, and lushly planted gardens. WiFi internet is available throughout and all living areas are fitted with iPod speakers – an iPod loaded with music to suit all tastes is available on request. On-demand movies and satellite channels can be viewed on TV screens in all the bedrooms. VILLA YUDHISTIRA As well as its two spacious ensuite bedrooms, Villa Yudhistira features a large air-conditioned dining room and integrated, well-equipped, modern kitchen. Connected to the dining room via a covered walkway is the beautiful, open-sided living pavilion. The living pavilion is positioned beside the 15-metre pool set within the well-tended tropical gardens. At the far end of the
pool is a shady, comfortable bale. A large, sliding wall panel separates Yudhistira from the other master villa, Bima. Guests who book both villas can request the staff to open the wall panel to provide a huge garden area with the two swimming pools – ideal for family groups requiring four bedrooms and plenty of space for the children to have fun. This open set-up also lends itself to weddings and birthday parties. VILLA SADEWA As well as two spacious ensuite bedrooms, Villa Sadewa has a large open-air living/dining area, complemented by a separate, fully equipped kitchen. A 13-metre pool with a timber deck and a comfortable relaxation bale are set within the villa’s lovely tropical garden. A large, sliding wall panel next to the pool separates Villa Sadewa from two-bedroom Villa Nakula. Guests who book both villas can request the staff to open the wall panel to provide a joined garden area with the two swimming pools – ideal for family groups requiring four bedrooms and space for the children to have fun.
THE EXPERIENCE The beauty of Saba is its adaptability: it can be anything you want it to be, from a romantic honeymoon destination to a sprawling holiday retreat for several families, where the children can run freely between the villas without a care in the world. With garden wall panels that slide open at just a moment’s notice, Saba is perfect for a romancing couple, a party of six or a troupe of eighteen; the choice is yours. Butlers are on hand 24 hours a day to cater to their guests’ every need, and a team of three private chefs prepare restaurant-quality food at very reasonable prices, and to international Food Safety Approved Standards. Professional security guards provide a round-the-clock service. T H E LO C AT I O N Seminyak – Bali’s premier location for wining, dining and shopping – is only ten-minute drive from Saba, made even more accessible courtesy of the villas’ twice-daily shuttle service. Finns’s world-famous surf beaches are within walking distance, and many new cafes and restaurants are springing up in the neighbourhood, just waiting to be explored. The sports and leisure facilities at Bali’s exclusive Finns Recreation Club are also available to guests during their stay. A string of naturally wild beaches, some renowned for their great surf, are all within relatively easy access. Canggu Beach, is only ten minutes by foot. A little further along, The Beach House at Echo Beach, boasts a marvellous open-air terrace, ideal for watching sunsets over the sea, and with live music at weekends. It’s a popular place, so wise to book ahead. THE DINING Saba’s personal chef and his two cooks are at your service to prepare complimentary daily breakfast, plus lunch and dinner choices from an extensive and competitively priced menu. Beyond regular mealtimes their butlers are able to prepare snacks, giving 24-hour room service. Saba’s kitchen uses the freshest produce available, and with a little advance notice their chefs are more than happy to prepare special requests and specialevent meals ranging from a candle-lit, poolside dinner for two to a casual barbecue or a banquet set up in the garden. Apart from individual villa kitchen facilities, there is also a professional staff kitchen on site to cater for large parties and groups. SABA also holds one-on-one cooking classes for guests who wish to learn more about Balinese, Indonesian and Chinese cuisine. T H E S PA Feel like a body scrub or massage? Just ask our staff to bring the spa to you! They can recommend deluxe treatments carried out in the privacy of your own villa by fully trained therapists from a reputable local spa.
ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU From pristine white sandy beaches to the majestic Uluwatu Temple perched at the tip of a cliff above the Indian Ocean, this destination offers something for every taste and interest.
THE RESORT The Ungasan’s architecturally designed villas offer exclusive accommodation and dedicated private service for groups and large families. With 1 to 5-bedroom villas to choose from, each set amongst manicured gardens and stunning clifftop frontage. THE ROOMS Each individual villa is specifically designed and constructed to follow an environmentally sustainable framework, with its own pool and private cabana overlooking the Indian Ocean.
The 65 villas showcase contemporary interiors enhanced with touches of nature and traditional Balinese accents – reflected in planes of wood, water, stone and rattan. Walkways and bridges connect the relaxation pavilions and pools to the spacious living areas. The open-plan design, unique flat lava rocks roof and bamboo ceiling allow the gentle sea breeze to circulate throughout all rooms of the villas. Resort’s walls are made from batu palimanan from Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Bamboo ceilings and rattan interior are locally sourced and crafted in Bali. Wood materials are recycled from railway sleepers and telephone poles.
THE DINING _ THE WARUNG The Warung presents wholesome traditional Indonesian and Balinese fare. Indoor and outdoor dining is provided in this welcoming yet sophisticated space. The friendly and convivial atmosphere enables diners to have a casual, laidback experience, whether they choose to interact with other guests at the communal tables or opt for the more private tables for two dotted around the restaurant. CIRE Panoramic ocean views in a casual outdoor setting set the mood to gather at CIRE. Experience a tantalising menu of gourmet comfort food, created with the best fresh seasonal and organic produce available, sourced as locally as possible. CIRE’s wide variety of dishes, many of them familiar favourites, range from classic Asian specialties and sharing-style plates to international dishes that bring you the best from around the globe. Warm, friendly service adds to the relaxed ambience that is as inviting as the food. Another enticing reason to visit the ‘Land’s End’. QUILA Quila, whose name combines ‘qui’, which stands for ‘he who transforms’, with Alila, is the exclusive setting for a transformative dining experience. At Quila, diners seeking a culinary thrill are taken on an exhilarating ride for all the senses in a daily-changing dinner menu comprising a variety of different plates, artfully tailored by Executive Chef Marc Lorés Panadés. Each plate is perfectly sized to deliver a powerful flavour punch, a witty bite, or a provocative shot of surprise.
T H E S PA Spa Alila puts a contemporary spin on ancient Asian healing techniques and age-old beauty recipes that feature the curative benefits of fresh, natural, quality ingredients. Indulge mind and body in a heartfelt and surprisingly different Bali luxury spa experience. Try the Balinese Beauty Ritual, which includes a 60-minute Balinese Massage, a traditional lulur body scrub, a skinsoftening body mask and a brightening mini facial. Balinese lulur is an ancient village remedy originating from the rice farmers of Bali. It has been handed down through generations and is recognized as a traditional medicine, believed to help warm the body, relieve aching joints and help treat skin problems. Herbs of sandalwood, fennel seed, star anise, eaglewood and fenugreek are also used to create this powerful healing remedy. THE EXPERIENCE Enjoy a deeper and more meaningful understanding of what defines the destination with Alila Uluwatu’s bespoke journeys, a series of uniquely curated activities that integrate indigenous nature, traditional culture and local community for an authentic destination experience. On offer are fullday and half-day bespoke experiences such as ‘Journey of Enlightenment’, which affords privileged access to five of the holiest and lesser-visited temples on Bali’s south coast, where guests can join the temple priests in prayer and learn more about the incredible voyage of discovery that Dang Hyang Nirartha undertook, as well as gain insight into the largely undocumented history of the Bukit.
KARMA KANDARA Karma Kandara blends traditional Balinese architecture with luxury amenities to create a series of private villas, each formed from pavilions arranged around their own tropical courtyard and private pool. The two, three and four-bedroom villas feature natural stone, teakwood decks and indigenous grass or ironwood tile roofs.
THE VILLAS _ ONE BEDROOM POOL VILLA The one-bedroom pool villa is ideal for honeymooners or couples, offering complete privacy. With a spacious open plan living room and dining area, this space then opens out onto a large terrace with infinity pool, a pair of sun loungers and additional dining area. With views of the private tropical garden this is the perfect hideaway. THREE BEDROOM POOL VILLA The three-bedroom pool villas have a spacious open plan living room, dining table for six and a fully equipped kitchen â€“ allowing the space to function as a luxurious holiday home. All these villas
also include, a spacious terrace with infinity pool, sun loungers and dining area. A private tropical garden, infinity pool and depending on which category you choose either have a garden view, ocean view or cliff from ocean view. THE RESIDENCES The Residence at Karma Kandara (Karma Villa Maria and Villa Grand Residence Nirvana), feature over 822 sqm (8847 sq. ft) of pure luxury. With airy, spacious rooms highlighted by modem and traditional designs. Five ensuite bedrooms are split across two levels, with an incredible master bedroom on the second level with dramatic ocean vistas. The lower level features the oversized living room, a dining table for ten, floor to ceiling windows which open out onto an expansive private terrace with outside dining, BBQ and an oversized infinity pool. Located on the cliffâ€™s edge, this is the ultimate experience for families and small groups.
THE DINING _ DI MARE Award-winning Mediterranean cuisine served in a stunning cliff-top setting overlooking the Indian Ocean. The seasonal fine-dining menu focuses on super-fresh ingredients, exotic flavours and classic cooking techniques, complemented by a superb list of international wines. KARMA BEACH With blissful, barefoot days and carefree, glamorous nights, Karma Beach clubs aren’t places simply to dip your toe in the water. Dive in for the ultimate in immersive, sand-and-surf hedonism… Family-friendly, fun-filled days of water sports, beachcombing, oceanside spa treatments and cool, private cabanas. TEMPLE LOUNGE Set on the rooftop of di Mare, Temple Lounge evokes a North African ambience, colourful banquettes and lanterns, create a Kasbah like settingwhere guests enjoy custom cocktails and middle east inspired tapas. V E R I TA S W I N E B A R The VERITAS cellar is stocked with fine Old and New World wines. Discover vintages from boutique growers and renowned labels with their tasting experiences. Let their sommeliers suggest a glass or two to suit your mood and tastes. Or simply sit back and choose a cigar from their humidor to enjoy with your Pinot Noir. _ T H E S PA The award-winning Karma Spa situated on the cliff top is an epic location for incredible treatments. Cliff-hanging Spa Bales are set into the ragged limestone cliffs with 180 degrees of the Indian ocean views. Wellbeing experiences include an Infrared Detox Sauna and Soaking Pool, open-air outdoor showers, steam room and more. Karma’s menu consists of Sacred Balinese Wellness, Detox and anti-aging, Oxygen facials and spiritual healing. Their spa team of anatomy-trained bodyworkers receive year-round training and deliver treatments slowly to ease you into a state of deep healing. Karma Kandara offers complimentary yoga for in-house guests as well as year-round Bespoke Wellness Vacations, to keep you feeling recharged during you stay. Looking for a beach location to host your wellness retreat? With 2, 3- and 4-bedroom villas, Karma Kandara is the ideal location for groups. Wellness spaces and offerings include their seaside Yoga Bale at Karma Beach, a fully equipped jungle-view fitness gym, Infrared Detox Sauna as well as two spas, and an inspiring wellness cuisine menu.
ALILA SEMINYAK Unfurling along a pristine beach on Baliâ€™s southwest coast, mere steps from the Indian Ocean, Alila Seminyak Bali ups the ante on tropical cool. A stunning beach front resort that radiates sophistication, vibrance and vivacity, offering an indulgence of luscious lifestyle facilities and refined spaces for chilling out in style.
THE RESORT Immersing guests in a fantastic beachfront experience, Alila Seminyak Bali is a lush secret garden. Designed by Gaurang Khemka at the award-winning Singapore architectural firm URBNarc, the resort is a distinctive blend of contemporary architecture woven through with vertical greens, wall-hugging plants, green roofs and landscaped terraces designed to enliven the senses. Green spaces abound, replicated in corridors, lobbies and all public spaces, naturally ventilated by ocean breezes. Beyond the visible aesthetics, Alila Seminyak is wholly committed to minimising its environmental footprint. Sensitive site planning, use of local building materials, and the incorporation of environmental, energy and resource-efficient systems are integral to its design and construction - all in accordance with the rigorous standards of the internationally recognised EarthCheck benchmarking and certification programme. T H E LO C AT I O N â€‹ Situated at the quieter end of an eightkilometre beach that stretches north from Kuta and Legian, Seminyak has evolved into one of Baliâ€™s hippest scenes. There are plenty of things to do in Bali Seminyak, for instance the sea here is great for surfing, the sunsets are legendary, the beaches are some of the best in all of Bali, and the streets pulse to the beat of fashionable shopping, a world-class dining scene and notable nightlife. THE ROOMS The ultimate expression of contemporary style, rooms and suites at Alila Seminyak are an exquisite composite of thoughtfully designed spaces, unparalleled quality in detail and comfort built for artisanal living. Housed in four-storey blocks, the resort comprises nine types of guest accommodation ranging in size from 46 to 177 square metres, and including one sensational 811-square-metre penthouse.
T H E S PA Offering guests exclusive bespoke treatments from the heart, using only fresh local ingredients, Spa Alila at Alila Seminyak promises a sublime spa experience that will leave guests feeling rejuvenated and relaxed with a renewed sense of well-being. Indulge in one of Spa Alila’s Signature Treatments such as Sunset in Paradise, which includes a relaxing 3-hour afternoon spa and beauty treatment at Spa Alila included with all day Party Pool access and sundown cocktail at Beach Bar, followed by spa dinner at Seasalt. THE DINING _ S E A S A LT With a focus on sustainability, Seasalt sources seafood that is wildcaught and sustainably harvested from the waters around Indonesia, and partners with Bali Sustainable Seafood, a local social enterprise that provides high-quality seafood that is sustainably fished. Dishes are seasoned with traditional organic Kusamba sea salt from East Bali, where a small community of salt farmers continues a centuries-old tradition of producing 100% natural salt by sun and wind evaporation. _ THE EXPERIENCES The destination is at the heart of The Alila Experience. Enhance your holiday with lifestyle activities tailored to individual interests across five themes – Cultural Learning (love of history and artisanship), Conscious Living (wellness, environs and community), Active Spirits (outdoor sporting pursuits), Culinary Arts (cooking school and food trails) and Couple Celebration. Not-to-be-missed experiences include a vintage ride along Bali’s gorgeous and glamorous southwest coast, a sensational personalised shopping day, and uncovering the secrets to the island’s romantic side.
ANANTARA ULUWATU BALI RESORT Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort unfolds on a dramatic cliffside over the Indian Ocean. Terraced architecture ensures ocean views from every angle. Dine, swim and Jacuzzi against a panorama of sunset at our Bali resortâ€™s luxurious Suites. Ride the waves of the famous Impossible Beach below.
SUITES & VILLAS
THREE BEDROOM OCEAN VIEW POOL VILLA
Cascading down the cliffside towards the ocean, each room type is exceptionally spacious, and offers its own luxuries â€“ from ocean view Jacuzzis, to a private pool, to decadent penthouse living.
This expansive ocean villa offers an abundance of indoor and outdoor living spaces overlooking the Indian Ocean. Split-level design is ideal for couples travelling together, with each ensuite bedroom a spacious haven. Cross the bridge to your private dining platform where you can toast to ocean sunsets with Champagne.
OCEAN FRONT POOL SUITE This suite offers the luxury of a swimming pool, perched at cliffâ€™s edge over the resort pool. Lounge and dine indoors or out on your deck in the blissful sun at our Bali cliff side hotel.
D E W ATA P E N T H O U S E This luxurious penthouse is spread over two floors of the main building, with two ensuite bedrooms on the lower floor. Both floors boasts panoramic ocean views and plush living spaces. Enjoy a quiet breakfast out on your private balcony followed by a swim towards the horizon in your private pool.
DINING Enjoy a world of flavours served at Anantara Uluwatu’s restaurants overlooking the ocean, whether on a rooftop above crashing waves, or cliffside facing the sunset. 360 ROOFTOP Offering Indonesian specialities and Western comfort foods, this is the perfect spot for breakfast overlooking the waves below. Lunch and dinner see a wide variety of a la carte dishes, from pasta and burgers to Indonesian delicacies such as Balinese crispy duck, fresh seafood served with sambal, and braised baby pork ribs. S O N O T E P PA N YA K I Start your evening with traditional appetisers and hand-rolled sushi. Your teppanyaki chef then sizzles imported scallops, yellowfin tuna steaks, and black Angus beef tenderloin before you. Enjoy with traditional sides of miso soup, salad and garlic rice. Indulge in artisanal ice cream flavours to finish, from chilli, lemongrass and ginger, to sizzling ice cream tempura.
SPLASH Relish in the best cuisine from Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean at the Splash Restaurant. Serving up innovative flavours in an equally innovative setting perched over the ocean, here you will enjoy a light lunch of Betutu duck spring rolls or chilled gazpacho. Dinner sees exquisitely created dishes from both land and sea: a wild mushroom tortellini, Wagyu beef cooked to perfection, or whole lobster from the charcoal grill. T H E S PA With contemporary design based on a traditional Balinese lumbung, a rice barn on stilts, Anantara Spa Resort Bali inspires healing in a lofty, tropical setting. Explore treatments based around indigenous spices, local healing traditions, and modern beauty. Anantara Spa treatments are inspired by the intrigue of this exotic destination, and harness the richness of Indonesia’s Spice Islands which were once the world’s largest producer of mace, nutmeg, cloves and pepper. Symbolising luxury and highly valued for their distinctive flavour and medicinal benefits, they fuse precious spices from Indonesia and beyond to bring you a wealth of pampering, aromatic rituals. WELLNESS Experience a slower pace of life on the southern tip of Bali. Away from the crowds, explore clifftop temples, hidden beaches, and some of the world’s best surf breaks. Anantara also offers a threetiered wellness programme that invites you to detox, get fit, and indulge, all while enjoying a spectacular cliffside setting. Begin your day with sunrise yoga. Cleanse from the inside out with healthy cuisine and raw juices. Retreat to the sanctuary Anantara Spa for blissful treatments inspired by thousands of years of healing.
SOFITEL BALI NUSA DUA BEACH RESORT A lavish and sophisticated beachfront retreat offering the height of tropical luxury. Boasting superior views of the shimmering sea, Sofitelâ€™s 415 exquisite rooms and suites offer true five-star comfort. Indulge in a savant mix of chic world-class facilities, French elegance, and authentic Balinese charm.
THE ROOMS Enhancing the luxurious experience, all rooms and suites feature flat-screen TVs or LCD screens, DVD players and complimentary broadband internet access, together with fully-stocked mini-bar, room service, international newspapers, nightly turn-down service and luxurious French bathroom amenities. THE DINING _ KWEE ZEEN A 160-seat Pan Asian restaurant inspired by the scenes of a street food market that is elevated to 5-star level through dynamic and interactive experience with visible preparations in a front kitchen or ‘ateliers’. Ateliers consist of an Asian Appetizer table (mainly featuring South East Asian cuisine), a wok atelier mainly for Cantonese, Yunnan, Sichuan and also Thai and Singaporean items, and an atelier featuring dim sum, noodles with preparations of Chinese, Singaporean, Malaysian, Thai noodles and Japanese Ramen, as well as Udon, Soba, Sushi and Sashimi. There are also satays, robata grills, Teppanyaki, tempura, hot pots, Chinese and Japanese steam boats, and a main feature of a fire pit for whole pieces of baby lamb. CUCINA Cucina brings a unique Mediterranean wining and dining experience with Italian Al Fresco amidst the finest decadent Italian cuisine. Cucina also presents a magnifique Brunch á la Française every Sunday. Weekends at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort’s award-winning Cucina Osteria & Enoteca are alive and tempting with exquisite dining experiences through the return of Brunch à la Française this year. These superb weekend brunches invite guests to indulge in an array of signature charcuteries, cheeses and decadent selections of French pastries, every Sunday from 11am-3pm. For years since its debut, Cucina as one of the signature restaurants at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort has been presenting unmatched culinary extravaganzas – an amazing array of food selections with à la carte selections are offered through its long-running Sunday brunches. This special occasion is ideal for those who want to enjoy their lazy weekends with loved ones, together with premium beverage packages and exclusive resort access to the resort’s irresistible pool after brunch.
THE CLUB The executive lounge and bar with indoor and outdoor terrace seating. Inspired by the French ‘Art de Recevoir’, this exclusive club features express check-in and check-out services, evening canapés, an extensive selection of wines, butler services and many other special benefits. T H E S PA SOFITEL SPA, fully devoted to the wellbeing of body and mind, offers a veritable invitation to socializing and friendly interaction. The SOFITEL SPA treatments draw inspiration from a French gastronomic restaurant, Sofitel’s sphere of excellence. SOFITEL SPA promises a unique personal experience: original music, exclusive signature treatments, massage tables modelled after Sofitel’s famous MyBed concept, and others. THE SALON The Shampoo Lounge is now located on site with a full menu of salon and gentlemen’s barber services to get you ready for all of the lovely events and activities Bali has to offer. Whether you need professional hair styling, makeup, nails, or luxurious hair services,
TSL can attend to you with ease at our onsite salon or within the privacy of your room at no additional charge for most services. The salon space is perfect for small groups or private beauty parties or groomsmen barbering. THE KID’S CLUB Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Resort’s Kids Club is the perfect destination for children. Located near the resort’s serene beachfront, this dedicated fun and colourful facility offers a multitude of features that will appeal to children, such as an outdoor kids’ pool, a reading room stocked with enjoyable and educational material, and also a sleeping room where they can relax and slumber before reengaging in the series of fun and games. A host of stimulating activities awaits our little patrons, which sets this resort’s kids club apart from similar facilities at other five-star resorts. Indoor activities comprise storytelling and reading sessions and video games featuring the latest consoles, and outdoor fun allows them to get close to nature through some gardening, hone some basic skills through cooking classes, become a ‘princess’ for a day, yoga for kids, splashing about in the outdoor kids’ pool behind the facility or head out on the sand for various beach games. Their time with us will be worthwhile, and parents will always have their peace of mind.
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t’s time to book that flight to Bali but rather than staying on the mainland, venture over to the neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan.
This is everything you imagine a small tropical island to be and more: turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, incredible marine life, stunning sunsets, traditional ceremonies and friendly locals combined with an altogether slower pace of life. If you really want to unwind, this island is the place to be and on Nusa Lembongan, it’s got to be Sandy Bay. It started with a small beach club and has now grown to a bigger beach club – the iconic Sandy Bay Beach Club. Ocean front sun loungers around the infinity edge pool, oversized daybeds, alfresco dining, live music and Saturday DJ sessions, fabulous cocktails, ice cold beers and an extensive wine list not to forget a great choice of food from 8am right through until dinner. Sandy Bay even has its own ice creamery. Popular with families and groups as well as couples, The Beach Club welcomes everyone. Should you tire of ocean gazing (and it’s a really spectacular ocean setting so this is unlikely), you can wander up to The
Boutique which stocks a fabulous range of resort wear, sunnies, bags, hats, gifts and more but their top seller has to be the Pitch & Gum resin home-wares. Don’t leave the island without buying at least one piece. You will be the envy of your neighbours back home!
Everything seems to have been thought of in the en-suite bedrooms from high-end luxury toiletries to divinely comfortable beds (twin or double option) with top linen, premium tea and coffee making facilities and not to forget delightful touches of those Pitch & Gum home-wares. You won’t want to leave here either.
If you fancy a little bit of pampering (or even a lot) then look no further than The Spa – delectable treatments ranging from body scrubs to a fantastic range of massages – mani/pedis to keep those extremities looking just tip top, spray tan, salon services and more.
Children over 12 are welcome and The Café & Bar are open to the public as is The Spa. The Spa is located next to The Garden Shacks and The Sunset Lounge is a popular spot to enjoy the great views in a peaceful setting whether it be for breakfast or that sundowner.
As for accommodation, you are spoilt for choice. First up is The Beach Shack - a spectacular 3 bedroom absolute beach front property which you will never want to leave. Fully staffed with an ocean front infinity pool, this spacious property has so many different relaxation areas you may just spend your day flitting from sofa to daybed to sun-lounger to the ocean front gazebo. Ideal for groups of friends or families, you can even book it selfishly just for you and your partner. ‘Room service’ is available from the next door beach club so there really is no need to leave!
Offering boules/bocchi, board games, it’s own pool area and delicious breakfasts, this is the place to stay if you don’t want to splash out on The Beach Shack but still want to be in heart of Sandy Bay.
And then there are The Garden Shacks. Six individual shacks – fully equipped with everything you need for a delightful holiday, these form the heart of the Sandy Bay boutique hotel.
Should you be feeling adventurous, the lovely staff are always happy to help make your stay exceptional and they can book diving, snorkeling, tours etc for you during your stay. And to make it even easier, they can organise a pick up for you from the airport or your Bali accommodation direct to Sandy Bay. Couldn’t be easier than that. So book that flight to Bali and shack up at Sandy Bay!
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Fusion Resorts was founded on the image of how hotels and resorts would look if they didn’t follow the expected, everyday principles of high-end hospitality. Since then the company has evolved into an innovative collection of unique, wellness inspired accommodation options that combine understated luxury with welcoming, down-toearth hospitality. Thoughtfully located at prime tourist destinations throughout Vietnam, the low-rise resorts offer guests a bed-to-beach lifestyle while the city-based suites encourage urban exploration with the modern traveller in mind. Locations are chosen for the natural beauty of their surroundings, or proximity to city centre sights and attractions, giving guests the best choice of holiday experiences.
Resort accommodation favours private pool villas with indoor and outside living spaces surrounded by lush gardens and enclosed courtyards, while suites offer contemporary and elegant design drawing on influences of an increasingly dynamic Vietnam, and combining stylish and modern with rustic and traditional. Relaxation and reenergising top the list of priorities at Fusion Resorts, and their signature ‘breakfast anywhere, anytime’ concept ensures the day is started the right way, in bed, on the beach or by the pool, creating the perfect getaway for families, solo travellers or couples. Built on an ethos of wellness and well-being, Fusion Resorts brands itself as ‘all-spa inclusive’, where indulgence and pampering are part and parcel of a guest’s stay, and complimentary treatments and therapies become part of their daily routine.
Treatment choices include full-body massages, facials, body wraps and organic scrubs, while yoga, tai chi and mindful meditation sessions are on offer throughout the day. Fusion Suites specialises in reflexology therapies, encouraging guests to release everyday tensions and increase energy levels. Fusion’s unique take on discreet and attentive service understands it’s the human touch that makes vacationing with them a truly memorable experience. Each guest is assigned a personal Fusionista, on hand at all times to unlock the best that each wellness destination has to offer. Warmer than a butler and more creative than a concierge, Fusionistas are the living embodiment of the ‘Fusion experience’, blending the roles of lifestyle guru and intimate friend, and going the extra mile to create experiences that are personal and unique.
These shrines to the animal kingdom are a great place to marvel at the wonderful wildlife, get in touch with your wild side or introduce the family to their next favourite beast. So put on your most comfortable shoes, grab your camera and get ready to spend a happy day in some of the top zoos around the world.
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TARONGA ZOO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Overlooking the Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals and a great place to spend a fun day with the family while visiting Sydney. Apart from admiring their favorite animals, visitors can choose from a variety of activities like becoming a zookeeper for the day and getting to work directly with the animals, taking a ride on the Sky Safari cable car, enjoying a Jungle Walk or discovering the Lemur Forest. WHERE TO STAY: Situated in the lower North Shore of Sydney, theÂ Cremorne Point ManorÂ features modern, airconditioned rooms, only about 3 kilometers away from the zoo and a short walk from the ferry. www.booking.com/hotel/au/cremorne-pointmanor.en-gb.html
BERLIN ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN, GERMANY The German capital is home to the Berlin Zoological Garden, the oldest zoo in Germany and one of the most popular zoos in the world. Famous for the animal feeding and shows, the Berlin Zoo opened its doors in 1844 and hosts a big variety of different animal species. WHERE TO STAY: Located at Zoologischer Garten Station, only a 2-minute walk away from the Berlin Zoo, the stylish 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin offers individually designed rooms overlooking the lively city centre or the zoo. The hotel also features a sauna overlooking the Tiergarten and a modern, onsite restaurant on the tenth floor where guests can enjoy oriental cuisine. www.booking.com/hotel/de/25hours-bikini-berlin.en-gb
THE SINGAPORE ZOO, SINGAPORE Singapore is home to one of the world’s most famous zoos. Known as the best rainforest zoo, Singapore Zoo opened in 1973 and attracts millions of visitors every year thanks to its unique setting, variety of animal species and special experiences including having breakfast with the orangutans. WHERE TO STAY: Just a 5-minute walk from the popular Orchard Road shopping district, the fashionable and awardwinning Quincy Hotel by Far East Hospitality offers allinclusive studios with city views, as well as an infinity glass pool on the 12th floor with colour-changing LED lights. www.booking.com/hotel/sg/quincy.en-gb
VIENNA ZOO, AUSTRIA Built in 1752, the Tiergarten Schönbrunn, also known as the Vienna Zoo, is located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Schönbrunn Palace and is the world’s oldest zoo. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the giant panda, discover the palace park with the ‘Panorama Train’ or learn everything about the impressive collection of animals and plants thanks to the nature trail. WHERE TO STAY: Offering an elegant restaurant and a private garden, the former guesthouse of Emperor Francis Joseph is today a beautiful 4-star hotel. The Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn Wien features a historic ambiance, just a 10-minute walk from the Vienna Zoo. www.booking.com/hotel/at/austria-trend-parkhotel-schoenbrunn. en-gb
SAN DIEGO ZOO, USA With a mission to save species worldwide and provide openair spaces to all its animal inhabitants, the San Diego Zoo is more than 100 years old and has received numerous awards since 1958. Travellers who love adventure should not miss the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, which offers unique experiences including the “Flightlime Safari” and the sleepover adventure where guests can spend the night at the park and enjoy a variety of camp activities like guided walks and talks by the campfire. Where to Stay: Set on the edge of Balboa Park West and 900 metres away from the San Diego Zoo, the Inn at the Park has spacious suites with kitchen facilities and a piano bar. www.zoo.sandiegozoo.org
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Say goodbye to saying goodbye and take your puppy pal with you. After a stay in one of these caninefriendly retreats, your dog will be begging for more!
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ROME CAVALIERI, WALDORF ASTORIA HOTELS AND RESORTS ITALY
IT’ S A DOG’S WORL D! Take the plunge, pack up the family and explore Balmoral, Karratha - the wide open spaces, natural surroundings and a star filled sky. With some of the world’s most ancient natural landscapes, Discovery Parks Karratha is a perfect location and welcomes you to bring your pets along to experience the hidden waterfalls nearby and the Millstream Chichester National Park. Take your pooch for a walk and visit the iconic Red Dog statue, who was a loved town pet of Pilbara which contributed to the happiness of many families. Not only can your pet have a great time, but you can also enjoy the famous ocean sunset, ‘Staircase to the Moon’ which is best seen from March to October.
NOT TO ‘ R UFF’ R O M E Surrounded by large Mediterranean gardens, you and your sweet pooch can live it up like royalty in this Roman palace. To make sure your little treasure hits the streets in style, the Rome Cavalieri offers pets personalised cashmere jumpers with their names printed in dazzling rhinestones.
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How about a weekend away at a dazzling private members only club where you and your privileged pet can enjoy the wellness center, golf course, fine dining or even a dance studio too. The Goodwood Hotel is surrounded by gorgeous greenery and is ready to meet both of your needs.
Rocky Crest Golf Resort is the perfect spot for you and your pup to run free in the beautiful outdoors! Bond on the playground or hop on a boat and breathe in Canadaâ€™s fresh air! Bring your buddy everywhere you go in this pet-friendly resort and town.
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Keen to travel the world with your precious pooch? Then head to Cape Town and run along the beach with—at least one of— your tongues flying through the air, shouting / barking with joy! Replete with fantastic views, incredible spa services, a movie theater AND your happy hound, what more do you need?
This scenic spot is perfect for nature and animal lovers alike. Set in the glorious foothills of Greece’s Mount Parnon, enjoy roaming around this enchanting area where you and your pet can easily make new friends with plenty of other like-minded, two and four-legged travellers.
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R OXY ’S ROXBURGHE Do you and your hound crave a night or two in a castle? You are sure to be a classy group at the Roxburghe Hotel which makes sure that dogs and their owners ‘retain a comfortable and relaxed feel’ during their grand stay.
C HI HUA HUA S I N CH IN A This scenic spot is perfect for nature and animal lovers alike. Set in the glorious foothills of Greece’s Mount Parnon, enjoy roaming around this enchanting area where you and your pet can easily make new friends with plenty of other like-minded, two and four-legged travellers.
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Mini Style Guide boys who brunch ORLEBAR BROWN KIDS, Russell Mira printed swim shorts, $127
RAY-BAN, Wayfarer Junior, $73 GOLDEN GOOSE KID, Sizes 19 - 27 Superstar distressed leather and suede sneakers, $164
ORLEBAR BROWN KIDS, Freddy striped linen-jersey polo shirt, $79
dapper at dinner ORLEBAR BROWN KIDS, Russell shell swim shorts, $100
SENSI STUDIO KIDS, Grosgrain-trimmed toquilla straw Panama hat, $99
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN KIDS, Suede-trimmed leather exaggeratedsole sneakers, $315
polished poolside THORSUN KIDS, Zeus printed swim shorts, $112
CONVERSE, Chuck Taylor All Star Hook and Loop, $35
THORSUN KIDS, Georgie printed cotton-poplin shirt, $101
THORSUN KIDS, Printed cottoncanvas bucket hat, $56
VILEBREQUIN KIDS, Printed rash guard, $74
If you’re jetting off to a warm-weather retreat with the family, these trends with have your little one looking stylish for every occasion.
PLAYING DRESS UP
LOVESHACKFANCY KIDS, Sylvie ruffled broderie anglaise cotton dress, $221
CHARO RUIZ KIDS, Campana off-the-shoulder crocheted lace-paneled cotton-blend dress, $277 CHLOÊ KIDS, Sizes 25 - 27 studded suede sandals, $196
LOVESHACKFANCY KIDS, Roxy woven raffia shoulder bag, $108
LEMLEM KIDS, Eskedar frayed striped cottonblend gauze poncho, $187
SENSI STUDIO KIDS, Embellished toquilla straw hat, $91 TKEES KIDS, Glittered leather flip flops, $65 ZIMMERMANN KIDS, Honor ruffled floral-print swimsuit, $84
UPTOWN GIRL PIPPA HOLT KIDS, Embroidered striped cotton kaftan, $310
ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS KIDS, Little Maria metallic leather sandals, $116
ALIENINA KIDS, Woven cotton shoulder bag, $111
and the beach Pack these vacation favourites for your little one.
JURLIQUE, Baby’s Soothing Moisturising Cream, $35
AURELIA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE, Monday to Sunday Bamboo Muslins, $31
CHANTECAILLE, Bebe Orange Blossom Face Cream, $61
DR. BARBARA STURM, Baby & Kids Nappy Cream, $38
Baby Bum, Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50, $14
JURLIQUE, Baby’s Gentle Hair and Body Wash, $30
JURLIQUE, Baby’s Calming Massage Oil, $39
hopping These top-rated kidâ€™s clubs are the perfect destinations for your little jetsetters.
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The Chuon Chuon Kids’ Club FOUR SEASONS RESORT THE NAM HAI Hoi An, Vietnam www.fourseasons.com/hoian/
Chuon Chuon’s standalone building and enclosed grounds encompass a “mini resort” of maximum fun, with its own pool, multiple indoor and outdoor play areas plus a complimentary program of daily-changing flights of fancy for children aged 4 to 12. Kids can splash in the shallow egg-shaped wading pool, relax on a mini poolside lounger, wiggle through worm tubes in the gardens or build sandcastles in the shaded sand area. Inside, there’s a mini-kitchenette, aquarium and dolls’ houses for imaginative play, a gaming area focusing on dance and movement, and a dedicated craft corner. Activities range from fruit carving, lantern making and kite flying to tennis, water gun fights and stilt walking; children can even help the gardeners in the on-site herb and vegetable farm.
T H E S A N YA E D I T I O N China www.editionhotels.com/sanya/
PLAYLAND is a truly unique, immersive family experience at The Sanya EDITION, providing multi-generational entertainment experiences to grandparents, parents and children. Praised as one of the worldâ€™s best kids clubs, PLAYLAND offers experiences such as a full miniature immersive village for children, family swimming pools, a miniature train to transport miniature guests, bumper cars and an interactive zone.
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MALOLO ISLAND RESORT Fiji www.maloloisland.com
What’s a holiday without some time away from the adults? Malolo takes care of that with a brilliant Kid’s Club – Tia’s Treehouse. Tia’s Treehouse is set back into the hillside under a giant mango tree and is filled with lots of equipment and games, a fully fenced playground, offering a unique and innovative kids club program called, “Yanu Yanu”. “Yanu Yanu” is Fijian for “island” and reflects the theme of the program which gives kids an opportunity to literally live like a local Malolo islander for a day or two or a week during their holiday. Each day focusses on a different theme including Marine and Natural Environments, Fijian Culture, Coconut Trees, Tradition, Fijian Food and Arts and Crafts. Some of the activities include: focus on herbal medicine and endangered species, fish feeding, Iguana and other fauna talks, traditional costume making and face painting, Fijian language lessons and visits to the local island primary school and neighbouring islands.
K I M P TO N S E A F I R E R E S O R T A N D S PA Grand Cayman www.seafireresortandspa.com
Family fun abounds at Kimpton Seafire and all around Grand Cayman, from the kids’ pop-corn check-in station at arrival, to their own kids’ corner serving chocolate milk each morning and special social hour every evening. Despite all the family friendly behavior, Seafire knows that sometimes kids need to hang with their own kind. Enter Camp Seafire, featuring thoughtfully well-planned programs for ages 4 to 8 and 9 to 12, with a creative new theme every day. When the sun sets, Camp Seafire’s evening program gives kids a much-preferred alternative to that boring romantic sunset cruise. Activites include: Dance classes, yoga for kids, snorkeling and pool fun, water tag, sand castle building, science experiments and scavenger hunts.
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A M ATA R A W E L L N E S S R E S O R T Phuket, Thailand www.amataraphuket.com
With the art of wellness at its core, Amatara Wellness Resort encourages parents to introduce their little ones to the importance of wellbeing with gentle morning yoga for parent and child, plus relaxing breathing exercises and Little Stretch classes to leave both parents and children calm and contented. At the Amatara Spa- an innovative, integrated 2000sqm wellness area- the grownups can indulge in an Amatara Signature massage, whilst the kid’s simultaneously enjoy a 45-minute light massage followed by a soothing bubble bath. For children aged four to twelve years, the Kids Club’s daily jam-packed schedule of wellness and creative classes offers everything from children’s yoga and aerobics to batik painting and jewellery making. They’ll also have the chance to master the basics of traditional Thai massage and Thai boxing, whilst mini artists can try their hand at skilful sand art, leaf folding and stained glass painting. Fun board games and a scavenger hunt take place every afternoon, with each full and active day ending with a nightly movie. With beautiful sea view pool villas and spacious family suites and added childcare services, Amatara Wellness Resort is the ideal backdrop for a fun-filled family-friendly getaway that leaves guests of all ages feeling refreshed and reinvigorated.
The Sultan’s Village Kids Club AMILLA FUSHI Maldives www.amilla.mv
Luxury Maldivian resort, Amilla Fushi has been named one of the best long-haul family destinations. The Sultan’s Village forms the base of the resort’s Kid’s Club with a designated kid’s pool, play area, a daily activities programme and not to mention, an onhand nanny to ensure a relaxing family holiday. For younger children the Sultan’s Village Kids Club offers a range of indoor and outdoor activities including sports, swimming, cooking lessons, marine education classes and arts and crafts. For the older guests, the Teens Games Area with a billiard table, juice bar, table tennis and other exciting entertainment ensures everyone is kept entertained.
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PINE CLIFFS, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT Portugal www.pinecliffs.com
Europe’s leading luxury family resort, Pine Cliffs, A Luxury Collection Resort in the Algarve, Portugal, offers a plethora of activities to keep kids entertained over the summer months. Imagine the wonder of your child exploring a playground filled with two life-size wooden pirate ships - complete with an endless view of the Atlantic Ocean from their perch high atop the cliffs of the Algarve. The hotel’s 7000 square metre on-site children’s village for children ages six months to eight years. Supervised by an experienced and well-qualified staff, children enjoy their own adventures complete with a bouncing castle, basketball court, mini track for big-wheel toys, scooters and bikes, a swimming pool just for kids, and an 18-hole mini-golf course to entertain the whole family. Younger kids can explore two life-size pirate ships at the largest kids club in the region – Porto Pirata Kids Club, and enjoy a host of activities including a ‘racetrack’ for toys on wheels, dedicated kids pool, and basketball court. At the dedicated Junior Club, children from 8 – 12 years can try football, archery, arts and crafts, cricket and aqua-gym.
Kid’s Resort EVIAN RESORT France www.evianresort.com
Evian’s dedicated Kids’ Resort occupies its own separate building with vast secure outdoor space and sports pitches, with separate engaging and stylish spaces for children aged from 4 months up to 15 years. While babies are entertained with sign language classes, sensory workshops, adventure and soft play areas designed by child psychologists, or enjoy Mother & Baby spa treatments, children can roam among 1,000m2 of facilities including a stage for shows, dressing up room crammed full of costumes, heated indoor pool and multi-purpose sports pitches. Activities include pirates’ treasure hunts throughout the resort and afternoon tea, while teenagers can head further afield for adventures including sailing on the lake, skiing in winter, geocaching, tennis lessons, laser quests and more. Part of the resort’s new Kids Wellness focus, children’s meditation and mindfulness experts will offer yoga and forest bathing sessions with ‘sit like a frog’ yoga poses and ‘meet the trees’ sessions designed to leave children relaxed and improving concentration levels.
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LUX* BELLE MARE Mauritius www.luxresorts.com
Island escapes aren’t just for grown-ups at LUX* Belle Mare. The all-day PLAY kids club is open until 10pm, keeping children aged 3 to 12 entertained with a wealth of indoor and outdoor activities. The centre includes a splash pool, outdoor culinary school offering entertaining hands-on cookery sessions, interactive buffet station, e-zone, reading corner and a quiet zone. Fun-loving and enthusiastic, the resort’s qualified team members make sure the young ones get plenty of time outdoors to burn off energy, with beach games and an array of activities designed to introduce children to the rich and varied nature and culture of Mauritius. Fridays are a highlight, with ‘Cake Boss’ baking and decorating sessions held at 3pm, and a special big-screen film showing at 8.30pm. Send would-be Williams sisters and nascent Nadals to the courts each morning for Teddy Tennis coaching, where expert racqueteers teach 3–5-year-olds at 10am, and 5–7s at 10.45am. Older children and teens can turn to Studio 17, a supervised space where 12–17-year-olds can hang out, socialise and make use of dedicated facilities including pool table, table football, iMac stations, table tennis and board games. The DJ zone invites budding selectors to take to the decks and pump out their playlists, while local dance classes, language lessons, beach sports and adventurous island excursions ensure that parents never hear those dreaded words: ‘I’m bored’.
Explorers Kids Club N I YA M A P R I VAT E I S L A N D S Maldives www.niyama.com
Set in the heart of the Play island, the Explorers Kids Club is the only club in the Maldives which hosts children under the age of three. Catering to the imaginations of all children from the ages of 12 months through to 12 years old, the circus-themed Explorers Kids Club is home to an outdoor fun area, fit with a playground, trampoline, splash park, gourmet kitchen and a stage for any performances. The high ratio of staff are all fully trained and qualified nannies or teachers and are on board 7 days a week, giving parents total piece of mind during their stay. With four different tribes; Globetrotters (for 12 – 24 months), Adventurers (for 3 – 4 year olds), Voyagers (for 5 – 7 year olds) and Pioneers (for 8 – 12 year olds), children can immerse themselves in the eye-opening natural beauty of the island – enjoying various activities from Dhivehi lullabies to dolphin scouting.
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Kids Village VOMO ISLAND Fiji www.vomofiji.com
A superbly appointed facility caring specifically for Little Islanders year-round, the Kids Village offers much more than child minding. Accessed via a fun suspension bridge, the Kids Village features a playroom with quality toys, kitchen, media room, cubby house, undercover play areas, outdoor climbing frames, a purpose-built BBQ and dining area, dress up wardrobe and craft tables. The daily Village Activitiesâ€™ Schedule includes activities such as Hermit Crab Races, Palm Leaves Weaving, Bonfire Night/Stargazing, Warrior Dance Class, Coral Planting, Coconut Games and more. Staying for lunch? The Kids Village also has a dedicated Chef who prepares a delicious array of cuisine for Little Islanders and takes into consideration the nutritional value as well as tasty appeal of dishes on offer.
FA I R M O N T M A L D I V E S S I R R U F E N F U S H I Maldives www.fairmont.com/maldives/
Tiny travellers can make a splash in the resorts 200m infinity pool, the largest in the Maldives, before heading to the resorts Kids’ Club - Majaa, Toddler’s Play Garden or Teen Town, where they can enjoy an array of thrill-seeking activities, from kayaking the lagoon, Thai boxing classes, jetskiing or cycling sandy walkways, to embarking on cultural tours of local communities and taking part in authentic Maldivian cooking classes. Those looking to get creative can even try their hand at coconut painting, jewellery making, or crafting custom-made dreamcatchers under the watchful eye of the resort’s resident artist, at the Fairmont Maldives very own Art Studio.
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JANE IREDALE janeiredale.com.au
Autumn sees the release of the new Beautiful Radiance Collection – a curation of rich, sunset hues and warm jewel tones to add an element of autumnal spice to your new season beauty wardrobe. It is time to refresh your makeup bag with luminous new shades! • Eyes: Solar Flare, this season’s Eye Shadow Kit, sees burgundy, deep red with gold flecks, rich taupe creamy peach and soft ivory. Countour: Reinvented for a deeper complexion, the iconic GreatShape Contour Kit with matte cheek colours in chocolate brown and warm guava define your features, while creamy champagne in a satin finish works to lift and impart a glow on the skin. • Eyebrows: Ash Blonde is added to the GreatShape Eyebrow Kit collection, ensuring those with fair, cool toned colouring are able to effortlessly define and shape their brows too. • Lips: Adding a touch of luxury to any lip look, the PureGloss Lip Glosses create the illusion of a fuller, plumper, sexier pout by catching and diffusing the light while protecting and deeply conditioning the lips. • Cheeks: Perfect to add a kiss of colour to the cheeks of those with medium to dark skin tones, PurePressed Blush in Sunset gives a warm guava pink with glittering gold flecks.
Luxe List Our pick of the season’s must-haves.
www.jurlique.com.au Dr Jürgen Klein, a biochemist, and his wife Ulrike, a botanist, had always been passionate believers in the healing power of nature. Their vision was to create a pure and natural skin care range combining the ancient arts of alchemy, herbal medicine and homeopathy to reconnect people to nature. But this was back in the 1980s, when beauty products came from the lab, not the land.
BUNGA SENI BEAUTY www.bungaseni.com
Bunga Seni Beauty was born from a mad passion for flowers and beauty products, with a conscious mind and a kind heart. All of our products are cruelty free, 100% organic made of natural ingredients, hand blended with love in Bali. Let Bunga Seni fill your everyday rituals with the healing powers of plants and fIowers.
PALM BEACH COLLECTION
Palm Beach Collection is a luxurious yet affordable collection that consists of hand-poured scented candles, reed diffusers and bath products available in an array of inspiring fragrances. Our fragrances are a gentle nod to our love of Sydney’s Palm Beach, a place that has shaped and defined our journey as a brand. Palm Beach Collection offer a unique selection of products designed for the Australian aesthetic and lifestyle. A family owned and run Australian business, Palm Beach Collection is passionate about creating beautiful fragrances inspired by Australia’s coastal landscape.
Today, Jurlique products are sold in more than 19 countries around the world. And our most iconic natural ingredients are still grown in the Adelaide Hills where Jurlique first began.
An independently owned eyewear brand with roots in Downtown New York and production in Italy and France, Illesteva’s styles are a direct product of their endlessly fascinating surroundings. We take passion for modern design and translate it into pieces that are fundamentally wearable.
What started as an all too familiar feeling, a out with nothing to wear, a clothing crisis for our creative director Cecilie Jørgensen, sparked the idea that is now Cecilie Copenhagen.
The years since launching have involved design collaborations with some of the biggest names in art and culture; Lou Reed, Michael Jackson, Rashida Jones, and others have lent their names to one-of-a-kind styles. Illesteva preserves the notion that quality comes from attention to process. Research and development is the foundation of our business practice. This dedicated approach is what allows our product to speak for itself.
Made from two scarves, a characteristic print and a new silhouette became our well known signature pieces, Shirt-O & Shirt-V + Shorts. From that winter in 2011, a massive demand followed, and we have grown ever since. Spanning the entire globe from Browns in London to Parlour X in Sydney.
Converse is Sneakers. And Converse is Change.From All Star to Jack Purcell to CONS, Converse doesn’t confine itself to one style or definition. Be who you want to be in Converse sneakers or clothes. An artist, rebel, rapper, thinker, gamer, skater, smoke jumper, freelance dentist, whatever. If you’re wearing Converse, you know who you are.
Our passion and flair for vibrant coloured designs continues and today, we reach out globally from our Copenhagen base, integrating design, arts and vivid dreaming to deliver distinctive fashion pieces.
www.tiarehawaii.com Tiare Hawaii was founded in Hawaii and inspired by a love of travel. The company is based on the North Shore of Oahu which is one of the surfing capitals of the world and home to some of the most beautiful beaches. They use the beauty of nature around us and our love of travel as inspiration to create the colors and beachy bohemian details in their garments. All of their pieces are handmade with love in Bali using traditional dyeing techniques that have been used for centuries. It is their hope to bring you a little piece of paradise inspired by the beauty of their two homes, Hawaii and Bali.
www.ergopouch.com.au The award-winning Sleep Suit Bag by ergoPouch is a must for any little jetsetter. It converts from a baby or toddler Sleeping Bag to a Sleep Suit with legs using the zippers, making the transition from cot to pram or car an easy one. In Sleep Suit mode, it’s perfect for little wrigglers and movers who like more leg freedom in sleep. The 100% organic cotton filling for warmth, and long jersey cotton sleeves with fold down mitts keep arms and hands warm during the colder months or when travelling to cold weather destinations. The ‘legs’ mode make it ideal for travel, as it can be used in a 5 point harness.
Brand Ambitions The designers to shop and what’s worth having this season.
Founded in 2000 by California native Amahlia Stevens, Vitamin A combines feminine design with sustainable innovation. Vitamin A bikinis and bodysuits are designed and produced locally in California with exceptional attention to detail, in our signature EcoLux fabric- a technically and environmentally superior luxe fabric, made from recycled nylon. Amahlia is inspired by ‘70s beach glamour and the modern muses who collect her designs. We’re all about effortless, natural sexiness and that laid-back West Coast vibe. Vitamin A gives back a portion of proceeds directly to environmental organizations who help to protect our oceans.
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MY HOLIDAY RULES The always stylish, model, fashion icon and designer for her own label, ále by Alessandra, Alessandra Ambrosio, tells RETREAT how to attain her casual, chic and effortlessly-cool travel style.
AWAY, Carry-On aluminum suitcase, $444
Holiday style? I like to feel comfortable during holidays so flowy dresses are a must. Packing essentials? I always pack an ále by Alessandra swimsuit because you never know when you will end up on the beach! #foreveronvacation. LOEFFLER RANDALL, Packing advice? Embellished leatherInvest in a great suitcase. trimmed straw sunhat, Spending a little extra money on a $224 suitcase makes a big difference. I love a great durable suitcase with many different compartments. Favorite holiday? Christmas as my whole family gets together to celebrate. What’s your advice to always look fashionable? Stay true to yourself. Usually your first instincts are correct. What should every woman have in her wardrobe? THREE GRACES LONDON, A hat, swimsuit and a Ida off-the-shoulder tiered great pair of sandals. metallic striped linenblend dress, $601
ANCIENT GREEK SANDALS, Satira leather sandals, $156 HUNZA G, Jean seersucker bandeau bikini, $141
What are your shopping hacks? I am a creature of habit. I know what I like, and I go to the same places most of the time. What’s on this season’s shopping list? My hats, ále by Alessandra as well as great pair of sunglasses. What is the trick to inding the perfect hat? It is important to find a hat that compliments your features so don’t be afraid to try as many as possible. I believe my collection has something for everyone!
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A love affair for the globally sophisticated women, this issue of Retreat magazine provides an inside look at all of the elements of travel,...
Published on Aug 6, 2019
A love affair for the globally sophisticated women, this issue of Retreat magazine provides an inside look at all of the elements of travel,...