Vacation like Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey on the private island of Jumby Bay in Antigua

WINTER IS COMING. It’s that time of year again when those of us in cooler climes spend the morning commute negotiating slippery snow slush and dreaming of escaping to warm weather destinations. There are a fair few hotels in the world to choose from, but few as fantastic as this. Nestled just two miles north of Antigua lays one of the most remarkable…

Maison Christian Dior Is Honoring Iconic Hotel Du Cap-Eden-Roc

This luxury scent will make you travel instantly. But note, The Grande Dame of the French Riviera is reopening his doors on June 4th. Maison Christian DiorMaison Christian Dior and Legendary Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc have created a fragrance named “Eden-Roc”. A marvelous ode to the iconic property on the French Riviera, which celebrated its…

May 2, Tahitian Flower Crown

Photograph by Bora Bora photographer Stephan DebelleThe Tahitian flower crown is a popular adornment in French Polynesia. It’s a beautiful, cultural traditionthat adds distinction to celebrations and festive occasions. The Polynesian word for flower crown is “hei”.Female dancers wear theatrical Tahitian flower crowns, as part of costumes, while…

May 2, Tahiti Flowers

Tahiti flowers enliven vacations from the moment travelers step aboard a Tahiti Nui flight and are greeted by a hostess. When arriving at the international airport in Papeete, visitors are handed a fragrant tiare bud. And before being whisked off to their island resort, guests are welcomed with a traditional lei of frangipani or orchids, which…

Apr 30, Flowers of tahiti

Amongst the many gorgeous flowers of Tahiti, Tiare takes first prize! Tiare grows as a bush with small, white, seven-petal blossoms exhuding a delicate, sweet scent. Sometimes tiare is called the Tahitian gardenia, due to it’s exquisite perfume and fragility. Polynesians have traditionally valued Tahiti tiare flowers imbued in coconut oil as a perfumed…

Upbeat Chicago rivals New York for music, art and glitz

We were in the legendary Pump Room bar of a hotel on Chicago’s Gold Coast, one-time favourite of the Rat Pack. My friend Melissa, who has lived in the Windy City for decades, approached the full and large coupe of vodka martini with lips puckered. Her cocktail looked capable of stunning a bull elephant. ‘Clint and Mrs Eastwood were here…

12 Best Thai Food And Dishes To Try

Whenever I think of Thailand, I get hungry! This is especially the case with all the best Thai food and dishes to try when you visit. Honestly, it’s a country that is as delicious as it is beautiful.Honesty, there are so many amazing things about Thailand, from places like Bangkok, Phi Phi Islands, to the best beaches that are dotted all across…

‘Pig day’: an unshakable winter tradition

Camera IconAuthentic Italian sausages hanging to dry. Credit: Briana FioreShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link For Italian-Australian families around the region, “pig day” is an unshakable winter tradition.If you ever find yourself friends with someone with an Italian heritage, you may be invited to a big clan lunch in the middle…

Perth’s coolest spots to get your ice cream fix this winter

Camera IconJust because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t grab your friends and enjoy some gelato. Credit: Instagram – Chicho GelatoShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link Last night after a dinner in Northbridge the recommendation to get ice cream was posed, and while indulging in the cold treat on a freezing evening may seem…

This family-friendly Greece resort is perfect for kids of all ages

Each evening as sunset approached, small huddles formed by the pool. A frisson of excitement shivered through each towel-clad group as the day’s most important decision was made. Finally, an all-important invitation would be proffered and accepted with the sort of reverence usually reserved for those dining at the captain’s table on the QE2. But…

Why Valencia is Spain’s finest Mediterranean city

The Mediterranean city of Valencia has an astounding cathedral, brilliant beaches, renaissance churches, some of the most striking modern architecture in Europe, fabulous sea food and gutsy red wine. The locals are intensely proud of their city, culture and language, a form of Catalan called Valencian. They might not shout about it as loudly…

Make Summer Memories on the Izu Peninsula

The Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka is an excellent summer destination. Choose from the retro charm of Atami, outdoor adventures in the Ito area or the sun-drenched surfing hot spot of Shimoda. The peninsula is just over an hour southwest of Tokyo by train or car, making it easily accessible for a short break or weekend escape. The Izu Peninsula blends…

Sizzler to close doors in Morley, Innaloo and Kelmscott as restaurant ends 35 years in Australia

Camera IconSizzler will close its doors for good in November ending its 35 year association with Australia.Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link As many as 600 jobs are expected to go and the iconic cheesy bread will be no more after US restaurant chain Sizzler confirmed it will officially close its doors after 35 years in Australia.Following…

Hemingway Cafe: Central Park lobby coffee shop opens with free coffee giveaway

Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link A new coffee shop opening in the heart of Perth’s CBD may be about to take the title of Perth’s most hipster café, boasting a ‘coffee sommelier’ and Friday lobster rolls.The venue, named after legendary author Ernest Hemingway, is described by owner Zac Barrett as “a love letter to…

Surfing in Italy: Best Spots That Surfers Should Visit

Surfing is one of the most popular water activities nowadays. Some people would go to the beach for a nice dip or sunbathing. As for most, they are spending most of their time surfing. Regardless if you’re new or a pro, this water sport is the main reason why people spend too much time on the beach.Anybody can be a surfer within a day. All you need…

Chimek’s double cheese burger crowned Perth’s most popular dish by Deliveroo

Camera IconPerth’s most popular dish: A mouth-watering double cheese burger. Credit: InstagramShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link What do you get if you merge a double wad of beef, lashings of melted cheese and a few fresh elements in a burger? Other than a big oozy mess — Perth’s most popular dish. According to the folk…

Theo and Co closes Leederville and Victoria Park restaurants due to coronavirus pandemic

Camera IconClosed: Theo and Co, Leederville. Credit: Iain Gillespie/The West AustralianShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the Link Perth’s iconic pizzeria Theo and Co is the latest business to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.The pizzeria, famed for its award-winning menu, last night announced the closure of its two restaurants…

South Africa’s 15 most beautiful hiking trails

Hmm, but where to start? Well, here are 15 of South Africa’s most beautiful hikes. Let the Instagramming begin!Description: Just a stone’s throw from Clarens is the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The Park’s two day Rhebok trail will have hikers navigating their way through some of South Africa’s most spectacular mountains, rock…

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