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POILANE, PARIS

PETRELLE, PARIS

NEW YORK

I AL­WAYS PACK

I travel with a large but very squeez­able goose­down pil­low I bought in Lon­don. I can’t sleep with a pil­low that doesn’t feel right. The trick is to not leave it be­hind in a ho­tel room: post­ing a pil­low across the world is not a good look. Sharon Fowler SERGE Dansereau is the chef and coowner of Bathers’ Pavil­ion at Syd­ney’s Bal­moral Beach and also runs its cafe, bar, kiosk and func­tion fa­cil­i­ties. He moved to Bathers in 2003 af­ter spend­ing more than 10 years at Kables in the then Syd­ney Re­gent Ho­tel (now the Four Sea­sons). Born in Que­bec, he trav­els fre­quently and has de­signed menus for Orion Cruises in Aus­tralia. Dansereau has writ­ten four books: his most re­cent is TheBathers’ Pavil­ion:Menu­sandRecipes. www.batherspavil­ion.com.au.

MUSEE D’OR­SAY, PARIS

I love Musee d’Or­say for its col­lec­tion of im­pres­sion­ist paint­ings by masters such as Monet, Renoir, De­gas and van Gogh, as well as its in­cred­i­ble sculp­tures and other arts. The his­toric venue is a very clever re­mod­elling of the old Gare d’Or­say. www.musee-or­say.fr.

SYD­NEY AN­TIQUE CEN­TRE; LOU­VRE DES AN­TI­QUAIRES, PARIS

I like to browse in an­tiques stores and I feel at home in the Syd­ney An­tique Cen­tre in Surry Hills. There is also an an­tiques store near the Lou­vre that should be part of any visit to Paris: Lou­vre des An­ti­quaires on rue de Rivoli. www.sydant­cent.com.au; www.lou­vre-an­ti­quaires.com.

BERGDORF GOOD­MAN MAN, NEW YORK

Bergdorf Good­man Man on Fifth Av­enue pro­vides old-style so­phis­ti­ca­tion and re­li­able brands. It is not the least hip and funky but all the time­less clas­sics are here: I emerge feel­ing like a prince. Oth­er­wise, any Ermenegildo Zegna shop is a must. www.bergdor­fgood­man.com; www.zegna.com. My ab­so­lutely favourite store is a bread shop in Paris. I re­turn to Poilane on rue Cherche-Midi each year like a ded­i­cated pil­grim and have tried to con­vert as many food lovers as pos­si­ble to my cause. www.poilane.fr.

HO­TEL SPLEN­DIDO, PORTOFINO

My wife Yvette and I had a mag­i­cal time at the Ho­tel Splen­dido in Portofino on the Ital­ian Riviera. In such an amaz­ing lo­ca­tion, it’s a treat never to be forgotten. www.ho­tel­splen­dido.com. Be­ing at Petrelle, my friend’s restau­rant in Paris, is like din­ing in a bo­hemian fam­ily liv­ing room. Jean Luc goes to mar­ket each day, writes the menu, does the cook­ing and may also serve the food him­self, so tiny is his restau­rant. 34 rue Petrelle, Paris 75009.

VAN­COU­VER IS­LAND

I love fish­ing the wa­ter­ways around Tele­graph Cove on Van­cou­ver Is­land in Canada. With killer whales, bald ea­gles, even black bears, there could be no more scenic back­drop while fish­ing for salmon. Stay at one of the old fish­ing vil­lages in a rus­tic cabin and make it a week of trekking and out­door ac­tiv­i­ties. www.tele­graph­covere­sort.com. There is a part of me, with my North Amer­i­can up­bring­ing, that craves the ac­tiv­i­ties of a big city: bal­let, sport, shop­ping and a visit to a del­i­catessen to eat what I can­not get in Syd­ney, like a su­per hot dog, over­sized smoked-meat sand­wich, bagels and deca­dent New York-style cheese­cake. www.ny­cvisit.com.

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