We all want more. First Class will give it to you in the form of divine product reviews, the best reads for your holiday, as well as interviews and competitions.

We all want more. First Class will give it to you in the form of divine product reviews, the best reads for your holiday, as well as interviews and competitions.


Ananatara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Lifestyle Vespa Morning
Anantara Rome offers signature experience

Anantara Palazzo Naiadi Rome Hotel invites guests to zip through the city’s labyrinth of passages and alleyways in an iconic Vespa sidecar as part of the hotel’s “Eat, Pray & Love” Signature Experience.

Seaplane taking off in Bathurst Harbour
Tasmanian luxury via seaplane

On Board will now ferry guests on their new seaplane to Tasmania’s latest luxury wilderness cruise experience.

Penang by Yaopey Yong/Unsplash
Penang: Asia’s Most Magical Melting Pot

The Malaysian island of Penang might be pocket-sized but it packs a powerhouse of attractions. Within its 1048 square kilometres lies some of Asia’s best food, not one but two UNESCO heritage sites, an array of theme parks to delight children and adults alike and many other compelling places to visit.

Beechmont Estate joins Northern Escape Collection

Hazelwood Estate, the luxury country retreat set in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, is rebranding as Beechmont Estate and becoming part of Northern Escape Collection, a curated portfolio of boutique lodges and experiences owned by Morris Group.

Soneva Fushi Sandbank Dinner
Dining pop-up at Soneva Fushi

Award-winning Brazilian chef and restaurateur, Manoella ‘Manu’ Buffara, has launched a new pop-up restaurant at Soneva Fushi, the pioneering barefoot luxury resort in the Maldives.

Villa Ponta Melagrana
Villa Ponta Melagrana in Montenegro

Villa Ponta Melagrana in Montenegro, an ultra-exclusive villa located in Montenegro’s charming fishing village of Pržno, has launched to the English-speaking market.

Swan Lake image courtesy of Mark Senior
Make ballet not bombs: Swan Lake

‘Make dance not war’ read the words on a Ukrainian national flag held in the left hand of Pavlo Zurnadzhi, the jester in the United Ukrainian Ballet’s moving performance of Swan Lake.

Valrhona celebrates a century of chocolate

Valrhona’s curiosity and passion have guided them on a never-ending journey to explore the infinite possibilities of pleasure that chocolate has to offer.

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Sydney’s The Porter House Hotel

Just three decades after entering the Australia/Pacific hotel market, Accor has added its 400th hotel, with the launch of the heritage-listed The Porter House Hotel – MGallery in Sydney.

Cinderella ballet in Western Sydney

The ballet gala offered a charming mix of aspiring young dancers hoping to become the next generation of ballet stars.

Eden Valley
A million reasons: wines of South Australia

Millon wines are not that new but fresher than many winemakers having released their first vintage in 2014.

Posie Picnic Rug XL
Isla In Bloom: Boho rugs and towels designed in Sydney

Isla in Bloom rugs are perfect for long days by the ocean, or even use them on your bed or as a throw.