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Emerald Valley


Emerald Valley is a special home and guesthouse. We speak to owner and visionary Michael Robinson. Tell us the story of Emerald Valley. The lush hills of the Hinterland are truly the most beautiful areas of Byron Shire. Much focus has been put into the beach side living but I sought out the forests and […]



Hidden away in an abandoned concrete shell, secluded in the backstreets of Darlinghurst, is a fabulous new wine bar – Kings Vault. Embracing the pop up concept, the bar will operate for 2 weeks only, bringing us the best of the King Valley vineyards – one of Victorias’ most exciting new wine regions. Make sure […]

Shangri-la Singapore


Singapore is increasingly being seen as a destination that goes way beyond the stopover. Marian Simms spends 10 days learning what’s going on in this vital island hotspot. Somewhere Great to Stay Our choice was the Valley wing of the Shangri-la Hotel. It was a great decision. We were met at the airport by a […]

Bali Karma Kandra


If you’re the kind of girl who once danced madly at a full moon party in Thailand, tranced out in Goa, or spent a season in Ibiza… and then got hitched, had kids and are dreaming of a holiday that combines the best of old-you and new-you, then the Karma Kandra resort in Bali is […]

Chinese Actress Zhag Ziyi travels to Oman


Conservation is a passionate issue for Chinese superstar Zhang Ziyi. On a recent visit to Oman to film a documentary, she pledged to help highlight the plight of endangered species, in particular the turtles that live in the pristine waters of the unspoilt Middle Eastern sultanate. Watching newly hatched turtles make their slow, arduous and […]

Scenes from the photographer Jacques Habbah’s exclusive fashion week diary


Jessica Alba at the Miu Miu show at Paris fashion week.

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