Worship the sun at the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple

High up in far north Queensland there is a town called Port Douglas. It’s small, but popular; quaint, but modern and about as tropical a tourist destination you can get in Australia without jumping over some ocean. It made for the perfect set-up of the Pullman Hotels’ Queensland resort flagship, the Pullman Port Douglas. As […]

The Victorinox Spectra

Standing at the luggage carousel at any airport around the world, the sea of suitcases on rotation in a mind-numbingly wide array of different variations of black is about the most unexciting element of any airport experience. Not to mention, the struggle of trying to find the bag that’s rightfully yours as you prise it […]

Warm Winter Getaway at Norfolk Island

Take everything that is winter in Australia and reverse it. That is what’s on offer at Norfolk Island. It gets dark early in Australia; not on Norfolk Island. The waters are clear, the air is fresh and the people are friendly, celebrating all that is good about the South Pacific. The skies of Norfolk Island […]

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The shining beacon in the crown of Singapore, the Marina Bay Sands hotel – the locals call it MBS – stands high and mighty, overlooking everything that makes Singapore great. It’s also got an incredible infinity pool that runs almost three quarters of the length of the rooftop terrace that, if given the opportunity, any […]

Huawei P8: Paint the Town Light

When a multi billion dollar Chinese phone company assembles the press of the entire Southeast Asian region in Singapore to celebrate the launch of their new phone; you know it’s really good. Good thing for Huawei, ‘really good’ in an understatement as I learnt and experienced during a three day stint in Singapore where the […]

The Tanqueray Botanical Lounge

Sydney’s autumn-winter weather doesn’t have much to rave about. It’s chilly and windy and sometimes rains for days, but there’s an event that can really light up your night. VIVID Sydney, the festival of light has joined forces with the Tanqueray Botanical Lounge Pop Up Bar in town in music and ideas and this weekend, is […]

A guide to Hong Kong

You think of Hong Kong and immediately food, sights, sounds and style come to mind. The thoughts of traipsing through the seemingly hundreds of discount shopping malls, markets, centres and endless tourist attractions are made only that much sweeter when coupled with the incredible – and mostly edible – street-side food that there is around […]

Living in a world of Art: Ovolo Southside

When you think of Hong Kong, you think of food, great hospitality, a big inner-city urban Asian sprawl and enough of an expat culture to mistake yourself as being in Melbourne. That’s exactly what it is. However, it’s not until you scratch the surface of Hong Kong and wriggle underneath its multicultural skin that you […]

Travelling in style? 5 luxury experiences in Australia to travel to by private jet

Offering some of the most stunning attractions and places to visit, arguably many of which are worthy of being amongst the Seven Wonders of the World, Australia has an array of heavenly sites to visit all year round. From the Great Barrier Reef, to Ayers Rock, and the Sydney Opera House to Bondi Beach, the […]

Get me to the Greek

For the history buff, the natural beauty buff or just the awesome holiday making buff, Greece ticks so many boxes it’s shorter to make a list of things it doesn’t have to offer. The Greeks brought to us some of the best bits that we know in the world today: democracy, a lot of the English language and […]

The Knickerbocker by The Leading Hotels of the World

Such a grand name for such a grand hotel. A little bit 50s in name, the hotel is a lot modern century in game, bringing the best bits of a collaboration between The Knickerbocker Hotel by Leading Hotels of the World and Ted Gibson stylist of Ted Gibson Salon. Named Style Curator for the iconic hotel, the […]

A Vespa kind of mood

Photography by Marc Buckner, styling by Iyan Difuntorum, modelling by Ollie Peake. C. THE F 2015.

Milan in Melbourne; that’s the Vespa way. As perfect for a weekend away as it is a weekend zipping around town, the Vespa is – and has been for decades – at the pinnacle of the quick-and-easy scooting world, celebrating ease of freedom and movement that we all never find the time for. Recently though […]