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FROM INSTAGRAM TO REAL EXPERENCE

Sydney architect Virginia Kerridge and Brisbane-based interior designer Anna Spiro worked together to turn this 1960s motel, set partway between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, into a 21-room luxury boutique hotel. From patterned walls, cushions, bedding and lamps, to blue-and-white handmade tiles, and the lime-washed timber flooring, it’s a meeting of Mediterranean and coastal Australian summer feels.

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RED CURRY WITH DUCK CONFIT & PINEAPPLE

1 / Using the tip of a knife, prick duck leg skin all over. Rub with salt, and pepper. Place in a dish, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours (if you’re in a rush) to 8 hours (for best results). Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes prior to braising.

2 / Preheat oven to 100°c. Wash dry rub off of duck legs and pat dry. Arrange duck, skin side down, in a roasting pan, or large Dutch or French oven. Add garlic, lemongrass, and chicken stock. Cover and cook until fat is rendered, about 2 hours. Turn duck skin side up, cover, and continue to cook until the meat is tender and the bones easily wiggle when pulled, 2 - 2 1/2 hours longer.

3 / Set the roasted duck pieces aside in the fridge to cool. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or can be frozen and then defrosted in the fridge.

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MARCEL WANDERS

Marcel Wanders is a product and interior designer who drew international recognition for his Knotted Chair produced by Droog Design in 1996. His work is ubiquitous; designing for leading international companies such as Flos, Alessi, Puma, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, MAC Cosmetics, Cappellini, B&B Italia, Moroso and Target. Wanders also designs for architectural projects, such as the Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn, the Mondrian South Beach Hotel in Miami and the Villa Moda store in Bahrain. In addition to running his studio, Wanders is co-founder and Artistic Director of the successful design label Moooi.

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WHERE THE PAST AND PRESENT MEET

Located just outside downtown Shanghai, Amanyangyun is without doubt Aman’s most ambitious project to date. The resort comprises a village of historic, relocated and restored Ming and Qing dynasty houses surrounded by a precious camphor forest of 10,000 trees. The construction of a reservoir in the early 2000s in the Jiangxi province (some 700km from Shanghai) threatened the area’s historical villages and indigenous camphor trees. In response, the project, spanning over a decade, entailed the disassembling, relocation and restoration of the houses and trees in a bid to preserve China’s vanishing past. 

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GLAMPING WITH A MT. FUJI VIEW

For travellers who regard Japan as one of their favourite destinations, Mount Fuji is frequently named a must-visit attraction, with the holy site enticing tourists from all around the world. Beneath Mount Fuji you will find Japan’s first boutique glamping resort: HOSHINOYA Fuji. Offering stunning views of Mount Fuji and the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural surrounds, this unique experience is truly a tourist’s dream come true.

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SUMMER COLOUR

Highlight your beautifully tanned skin this summer with some of the latest in nail art design. It’s time to make a beeline for the manicure salon where you will find embellishments for every occasion—metallic lustrous, colour collision or diamond decoration... it’s worthwhile trading your cracked and chipped nails for a fresh manicure, because sometimes, beautifully decorated nails can shine more brightly than jewellery.

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ENJOY THE SUNSHINE

Enjoy the sun this summer, without the skin problems. One sunscreen product is not enough to take care of all your skins needs. If you’re experiencing dry, dull, swollen or blemished skin, you need to rethink the products you’re using—you need an upgrade. Be sure to include a whitening and anti-aging facial sunscreen lotion to your upgrade list. If you’re planning on going swimming or surfing you will need a sunscreen that is both waterproof and breathable. Don’t forget to include a skin repair product for lips and under your eyes.

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BYRON BAY & BEYOND

Byron has gone through several transformations since the first European Cedar cutters set up occasional camps in the bay. In the early 1900’s its lush green hinterland sustained one of the largest dairy industries in the world, and since then the region has played host to a number of industries including whaling, sand mining, and of course tourism.

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MONUMENTALLY SPECTACULAR

The Petite Malle handbags have become one of Louis Vuitton’s most distinctive products. This year’s range features strong, carved metallic elements that are reminiscent of Parisian monuments. Exquisite and elegant, it will highlight any occasion.  

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THE ROAD TO TOFINO

Tofino is a truly unforgettable place. Those who have made the journey leave with unforgettable memories of kayakers peacefully paddling the Clayoquot Sound, surfers enjoying world classwaves set against the stunning backdrop of old growth forest, crisp mornings in warm cafes, and sitting in reverence ofsunsets againts immense mountainous skylines

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THE ROSE OF MARRAKECH

The fantastic and ancient city of Marrakech. The famous fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent spent his remaining years here, and legendary writer Sanmao wandered here as well. It is the location chosen for the first Amanresort on the African continent. Amanjena’s rose pink walls reflect the elegance, moresque flair and allure of old Marrakech.

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A WINE TASTING SOJOURN

Many people may have the impression that South Australia has little more to offer than wine. Indeed, the increasing popularity of leading wine-makers like Penfolds has led many an oenophile to visit this southern paradise. They ramble amongst the vineyards, both large and small, with glasses in hand.  But South Australia is so much more than just a wine lovers’ paradise

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