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Jocelyne and Marie Sibuet at Le Mas.

Great hotels are about emotion, say the Sibuet family. Here’s why

France’s premier small luxury hotelier clan are synonymous with stylish stays. Their just-released property in Provence is no exception.

  • Jane Knight
Maurice Terzini. Illustrations by Sam Bennett

Martinis but not too many: how Maurice Terzini wants to be remembered

When last drinks are called for this restaurateur, he’ll be dressed in Brioni. The food will be simple and beautiful, but there’ll be no background music.

  • Maurice Terzini
Bill Henson’s photograph of the
Oxleys’ daughter, Ohma, above the fireplace between two rooms.

Is this Australia’s finest private collection of contemporary art?

Grand Victorian Gothic architecture, harbourside position and works collected over four decades by gallerist Roslyn Oxley combine to make Carthona a house like no other.

  • Brook Turner
Wearing Yves Saint Laurent on the sofa she designed, brought to life by Joseph Hodgson.

Inside the life (and wardrobe) of artist and troublemaker Kirsha Kaechele

The American-born wife of MONA founder David Walsh talks Givenchy, Picasso, and why she’s learning French to be “United Nations-ready”.

  • Matthew Drummond
Marc Newson and Charlotte Stockdale finished their Ithaca summer house project shortly before COVID hit.

Marc Newson on what the pandemic taught him

Sydney born and raised industrial designer Marc Newson vows to travel less and chase health and the good family life in the new world order.

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  • Fiona Carruthers
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The island is accessible only by boat; the house’s vast patio offers views of the glittering Ionian Sea and the northern tip of  Cephalonia.

First look inside designer Marc Newson’s Greek island summer home

A house on the isle of Ithaca has a special resonance for Newson and his wife, stylist and entrepreneur Charlotte Stockdale.

  • Fiona Carruthers

Three new ships in 30 days: luxury cruising is back

As the world returns to some sort of normal, you could do worse than to stay calm and carry on sailing.

  • Fiona Carruthers
Bespoke luggage is Included in the Turbo Study. The design references different eras, making it truly timeless.

$1m+ gets you a Porsche 911 with added ‘Viagra’

Got a classic German sports car lying around? Singer Vehicle Design wants to give it some virility – and get it back on the road.

  • Tony Davis
Cicchetti  at Cantina Do Spade in Venice. The small, traditional bar also offers a memorable – and surprisingly simple – spaghetti vongole.

The (simple) food lesson a top chef learnt on a trip to Italy

Culinary artists have a natural inclination to improve dishes with creativity. But for this acclaimed one, a holiday was a lesson in the power of restraint.

  • Danielle Alvarez
From left: Flowers and fringing via Zimmermann; Romance Was Born; Bottega Veneta swings happily along the runway.

Feeling fashion trends more than usual this season? Here’s why

Right now, fashion feels different – literally – as brands go full frou-frou with fabrics.

  • Lauren Sams
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Why this executive goes big with her luxury watch collection

Neha Sandher is part of a new breed of timepiece buyers: engaged, knowledgeable and brand savvy.

  • Bani McSpedden

Bottega Veneta designer’s side hustle is to rebuild family empire

Her day job is at the hotter-than-the-sun Italian luxury fashion house. But Ilaria Icardi’s own venture is closer to her heart.

  • Lauren Sams
Designer Gabriella Pereira at her showroom wearing her own collection.

How a financier built a hot Aussie fashion label in under two years

Gabriella Pereira’s clothes, produced under her label, Beare Park, seem to exist on a different planet to much of the clothing made today.

  • Lauren Sams
The new quarterly Fin Magazine is launching with its winter issue on May 13.

Financial Review launches new glossy lifestyle magazine

Meet Fin Magazine, The Australian Financial Review’s authoritative voice on style and travel.