edi­tor’s let­ter

Signature Travel & Lifestyle - - Contents - Cathy Wagstaff, Edi­tor cathy­wagstaff@sig­na­ture­me­dia.com.au

“The best jour­neys in life are Those that an­swer ques­tions you never thought To ask” rich ridge­way

The long and sul­try sum­mer is now fi­nally be­hind us, and a new year of travel beck­ons. Our au­tumn is­sue once more looks to the won­ders of the Earth, so there’s no more in­trigu­ing way to be­gin than with our glo­be­trot­ting cover stars, Mu­rad and Nataly Os­mann.

Since 2011, the cou­ple has been invit­ing the world to fol­low their trav­els on Instagram, gar­ner­ing an in­cred­i­ble 3.8 mil­lion fans for their wan­der­lust-wor­thy snaps. With her out­stretched hand hold­ing his, Nataly leads the way for her pho­tog­ra­pher hus­band, whether they’re in Lon­don, Paris, the Mal­dives or In­dia (as fea­tured on our cover). We also speak with the jeweller re­spon­si­ble for Nataly’s gems, Bochic, about their on­go­ing part­ner­ship and fu­ture projects.

In the Caribbean, we re­treat to the is­lands’ most lav­ish hol­i­day homes, and revel in the mag­i­cal em­brace of Mana in Tahiti. Virginia Had­don dis­cov­ers a Malaysian haven where the jun­gle meets the sea at The Datai in Langkawi.

We’re on the move this is­sue, too, talk­ing with three very dif­fer­ent women at the helm in the cruise in­dus­try, in­clud­ing Aus­tralia’s own First Lady of Cruis­ing, Sa­rina Brat­ton. We dis­cover style and el­e­gance on Europe’s his­toric wa­ter­ways, take to the skies for unique he­li­copter ex­pe­ri­ences, nav­i­gate frosted tracks in su­per­cars on ice, and slow down on The Blue Train as it winds its way through South Africa.

Mark Daffey ex­plores Chile from the north in the Ata­cama Desert to the south­ern­most tip of Tierra del Fuego, while his­to­rian Will Davies guides us through the French bat­tle­fields of World War I. Dale R Mor­ris goes in search of the elu­sive jaguar in Brazil’s Pan­tanal Wet­land, and Hilary Dol­ing as­cends to snowy heights in New Zealand.

Tom Kundig takes us in­side his in­cred­i­ble Whistler Ski House while Joanna Tovia un­cov­ers the world’s most ex­trav­a­gant din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences from the haute cui­sine of Alain Du­casse au Plaza Athénée in Paris to a sublime din­ner un­der the sea in the Mal­dives.

Fi­nally, we look to the world of fash­ion and Aus­tralia’s emerg­ing young cou­turier from Ade­laide, Paolo Se­bas­tian, whose del­i­cately fem­i­nine de­signs are win­ning him ac­co­lades world­wide.

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