What’s Not to Love About a Week at Sea?

Being in the middle of the Tasman Sea en route to Sydney, we start in Auckland, New Zealand, going north up to the rugged coastline to the Bay of Islands and then across to Australia. Our vessel of choice: The lovely Silver Muse.

What’s Not to Love About a Week at Sea?

Being in the middle of the Tasman Sea en route to Sydney, we start in Auckland, New Zealand, going north up to the rugged coastline to the Bay of Islands and then across to Australia. Our vessel of choice: The lovely Silver Muse.

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Our EVA Air flight landed in Taiwan at the Taoyuan International Airport, where were greeted not only by friendly staff but also by—to my surprise—a robot named “Pepper.”

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Divine Decadence

The dazzling white Twelve Apostles hotel sits alone on a rugged hillside—a beacon of old-fashioned romance and hospitality just a heli-ride or hike from town.

From Hiking to Haute Cuisine

I fell in love with Peru three decades ago. This time, I’ve upped my game and am staying at Explora, a top-tier adventure hotel nestled in the Sacred Valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu.

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2019 is already proving to be another year of fascinating trends, with digital at the forefront of change driven by a generation of tech-savvy travellers the likes of which we have never seen before.

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Editor’s Message

To celebrate our anniversary, we’re delighted to unveil our sleek new “HF” moniker and a fresh look and feel for our print, mobile and digital

A View From the Top

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Acclaim of Thrones

It’s a refuge, a retreat, a rest stop. But the bathroom can be more than a multifunctional space—it can also be stunningly beautiful. Matching square, coloured ceramic tiles with fixtures in pink, avocado or harvest gold is fun and retro, but today we can do almost anything.

Editor’s Message

To celebrate our anniversary, we’re delighted to unveil our sleek new “HF” moniker and a fresh look and feel for our print, mobile and digital

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A View From the Top

Observing the sun-kissed, easy going couple Rob and Gina McClelland at their holiday home at Grotto Bay Estate in South Africa, you would be forgiven for thinking this couple leads a life of leisure.

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Kid Tech Translates to Summer Fun

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Kid Tech Translates to Summer Fun

Summer is in full swing—time for the great outdoors at the cottage, or “glamping,” and adventure-filled road trips with friends and family. But just because you’re spending more time with Mother Nature doesn’t mean your high-tech companions have to be left on the shelf. There is a number of ways you and the kids can have fun on the go this summer.

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Interestingly, the all-terrain concept is not entirely new to Rolls-Royce. Back in the early 1900’s in the North African war theatre, the legendary Lawrence of Arabia is quoted as saying his fleet of nine modified Rolls-Royces are, “more valuable than rubies in the desert”.

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Fall for these wines

by Natalie MacLean

Antinori Guado al Tasso 2015, Bolgheri DOC, Italy (LCBO #986380, $117.95)

A modern-style Italian red, with fleshy ripe blackberry and lots of toasty oak. This Italian Superiore is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot grapes. The wine was aged in small oak barrels for 18 months and then in the bottle for another 10 months before being released from the winery. Food pairings: Filet mignon, prime rib, rack of lamb, gourmet burger. Alcohol: 13%. Sweetness: Extra dry. 750 ml. Drink: 2018–2025. Score: 94/100.

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Go Modern with Your Kitchen this Spring

Terrific, extraordinary, well done…words we love to hear after the unveiling of a stunning new kitchen. Whether it’s our designer showing off his or her work or friends and family celebrating with us, “incredible”, “wonderful” and “wow” are the most wonderful words to hear.

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