Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan

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Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort Brings Ballet Retreat to Baa Atoll

Avani+ Fares Maldives Resort, a natural island hideaway on the western edge of the heart-shaped Baa Atoll, is bringing classical ballet to its shores with the launch of a new “Baa Atoll Ballet Retreat”.

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And all that Jazz

From the Hofburg Palace to Mozart’s apartment, Vienna is the finest city of music. One of the most divine experiences is staying in Schonbrunn Palace to feast like an emperor and slumber in a four poster bed in the former Habsburg summer residence.

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Luxuriate in the exclusive fashion capital at the Mandarin Oriental Milan

Now with 37 hotels and nine residences in 25 countries and territories in their stable, First Class Magazine is celebrating with a gaze at the Mandarin Oriental Milan.

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Wicked offers an enchanted evening

Wicked the musical offers a spell-binding back story about Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz. Sheridan Adams plays Elphaba in the new rendition of Wicked now showing at Sydney’s Lyric theatre.

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Sydney’s top three hotel day spas

Spring is the best time to visit a plush Sydney hotel and be treated to some spa action in these five star havens. Whether you are at the Circular Quay end or Darling Harbour, our choice of top three spas are not far from any point in the CBD.

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St Siandra: Blessed with a Middle Harbour location

St Siandra has launched on middle harbour. At first thought one might think that Siandra might be the patron saint of Seven Spice Calamari or Spring Bay Mussels with green pepper salsa verde but no.

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France v England: Who popularised the cufflink?

The fight over the popularising of cufflinks is akin to who invented the Pavlova? Australia or New Zealand. (Of course it was Australia BTW.) But just who popularised the cufflink? Was it King Charles II in the 17th century or was it during King Louis XIV’s reign also in the 17th century?

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Ramses and the gold of the pharaohs in Sydney

The Australian Museum, in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and World Heritage Exhibitions/Neon Global, is proud to present the blockbuster Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs, which will be the largest cultural exhibition to visit Australia in over a decade when it opens in Sydney on 18 November this year.

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Wood fired pizza at home in 60 seconds

Dinner parties are fun again with the Gozney Roccbox. You can give your guests the topping choices and they can make their own pizza and then pop it into the stone baked oven for two minutes and voila – perfect pizza.

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Eau de vie is bar trending

There’s a new trend buzzing around the bars. Vodka and super premium tequilas have had their moment in the spotlight as has the booming gin market. Now is the time of Eau de Vie.