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Editor’s Letter
This issue we welcome Andrew Conway to our team as executive editor. Andrew is a colossal – and exciting – addition to the Signature team. He brings over 20 years of experience working on major newspapers and magazines, specialising in luxury and tra
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It Takes Two To Tango
He raises his eyebrows ever so slightly; she gives a subtle nod. Next minute, their bodies are entwined on the dance floor of a Buenos Aires milonga or dance hall. There’s a secret code when it comes to tango dancing, an exchange of expressions where
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Scents Of Autumn
The passion of Calvin Klein’s signature range is reignited with Eternity Flame, an Oriental his-and-hers duo linked by labdanum resin, a luxuriant ambergris-like aroma. RRP from $69 for 50mL Eau de Parfum The Nomade Eau de Parfum is now available as
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Contributors
Dan is an award-winning photographer, videographer and travel writer based in Western Australia. A passionate instructor, Dan often leads photographic training expeditions to remote and unique locations. He’s currently in production for the TV series
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The Mane Event
What is it about polo that sets the heart racing? Is it the power of the ponies, their manes flying in the wind, the thwack of the wooden mallets as they strike the ball, the handsome players, or the champagne flowing at divot-stomping time, perfecte
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The Greatest Oscar Of All
Of the 41 different outfits worn by the Duchess of Sussex during the 16-day royal tour of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific in late 2018, one stood out: a whimsical black-and-white cocktail dress from storied American brand Oscar de la Renta, wo
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An Icon Reborn
Australia’s landmark private island resort is about to usher in a new era of discovery, set against the spectacular backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef. Opening 1 July, InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will immerse you in a world of natural beaut
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Mesmerised By Mexico
There’s a moment, around dawn, when the early-morning mist begins to burn off with the first of the sun’s rays. Sensing the new day, howler monkeys start whooping in chorus, setting off an orchestra of birds, from parrots to toucans. Sitting at the t
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A Sparkling Debut
Audrey Hepburn may be a hard act to follow, but Lady Gaga certainly made her mark as a Tiffany & Co. brand ambassador during the 2019 Hollywood awards season, stepping out in a series of head-turning pieces from the archives of the 182-year-old New Y
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The Fantasy Of Phu Quoc
Step into a world of pure imagination at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa. This pastel enclave of 234 rooms and villas on the powder-white sands of Bai Khem brings style, opulence and all-out whimsy to Vietnam’s largest island. Architect
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Pitch Perfect
As if Sri Lanka couldn’t get any more Insta-glam, this teardrop-shaped island off the coast of India has raised the luxury retreat bar once again. Located next to Yala National Park in the country’s southeast, Wild Coast Tented Lodge features 28 suit
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Perfectly Balanced
Invention and experimentation have been at the heart of Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey’s mission since they first established themselves as a leading Swiss watch manufacturer 15 years ago. In a short period, these masterminds have gifted the world
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Experiences To Remember
The best resorts not only offer a restful stay and fine food in beautiful surrounds, but they also make it easy for guests to explore the destination they’ve chosen above all others to spend their next holiday. InterContinental Koh Samui Resort on th
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The Island Time Forgot
Nihiwatu stretches along the southern coast of West Sumba, a white-sand arc of 2.5 kilometres. This beach is home to a sacred stone where animist priests, known as rato, divine the success of the harvest, and ikat-wearing farmers watch over docile bu
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Alluring Eyelashes
Cementing her status as one of Australia’s top eyebrow artists, Amy Jean’s sixth Australian boutique, Privée East, is the second of its kind in the Brow Queen’s portfolio of Privée experience boutiques. Arriving at the InterContinental Double Bay, I’
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Signature Concierge
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan’s unique Gross National Happiness (GNH) index has risen with the opening of three luxury lodges by Six Senses Bhutan. Located in Thimpu, Punakha and Paro, the three retreats will be joined by two more lodges in Gangtey
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Wildest Dreams
A call comes over the two-way: “There’s a crossing at number six.” Our guide Henry throws the jeep into reverse, spins around and floors it like a maniac. We hear the herd before we see it, the thundering hooves of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and
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A Fork In The Road
Want stars in your eyes? Dine under dazzling constellations at Tali Wiru’s open-air restaurant in the heart of the Red Centre. Meaning ‘beautiful dune’ in the local Anangu dialect, Tali Wiru features a small cluster of outdoor tables, set for only 20
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On The Road In Colorado
Check in to The Crawford Hotel, a boutique city base in the newly repurposed historic landmark, Denver Union Station, or the Halcyon, with a rooftop pool and bar in the Cherry Creek shopping neighbourhood. Explore the Mile High City’s creative neighb
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A Woman Of Substance
Director of Maasai Wanderings and Nasikia Camps Having fallen in love with Tanzania as a young nurse, Donna’s professional ventures are centred on supporting the local Maasai community. Donna Duggan is beloved by her staff. They call her Mama, seek h
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Escape To Rio
Perched on a tiny island in Angra dos Reis, just west of Rio de Janeiro, this spectacular retreat is encased in glass to welcome inside the tropical foliage on one side and views of the South Atlantic Ocean and undulating Brazilian coastline on the o
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Why Don’t You…
Enjoy hand-mixed cocktails and tasty bites at The Cooper Lounge in Denver Union Station or Death & Co Denver in The Ramble Hotel. Discover some of Denver’s must-try restaurants, including Tavernetta, Rioja, Mercantile Dining & Provision, Guard & Grac
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Going To Extremes
I’m on a snowmobile cruising at about 80 kilometres per hour over sea ice. The cold is taking a savage toll on the exposed parts of my face, but I’m more worried about losing sight of my fast-moving companions than maintaining any semblance of comfor
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Lust Haves
Simple and sensual, the jewellery of Fernando Jorge represents the best of Brazilian design. The designer splits his time between London and São Paulo, and combines traditional materials with modern style. Parallel is a sculptural collection, exempli
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Cultural Crossroad
We squint as we tip-toe single-file behind the small beacon of torchlight that leads us to our seats. A long, formidable cry penetrates the darkness, and then a single flaming torch emerges, illuminating the face of a young man wearing only a loin cl
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Journeys To Wellness
Abercrombie & Kent is already an expert at curating thoughtful itineraries with a luxurious bent, but focusing on wellness brings a rejuvenating new dimension to the tour operator’s journeys through Kenya, Peru, India and Southeast Asia. Limited to a
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Azure-blue waters, glorious sunsets and uncompromising opulence – the Maldives needs no introduction. But its newest private-island hideaway is something out of the ordinary. Kate Powell speaks with Joali’s Area Director of Sales and Marketing, Alan
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Driving The Future
It wasn’t that long ago that driverless cars seemed like an esoteric experiment for bored tech giants. In the last five years, we have seen automation advance from an engineering curiosity to a feature already in use on our roads. The changes awaitin
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Mice To Meet You
Thanks to skyrocketing improvements to infrastructure, security and quality of service over the past few years, Latin America has become a major player in the world’s MICE space. The region is made all the more appealing by the vast amount of attract
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