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CON­RAN SHOP, LON­DON I worked very closely with Ter­ence Con­ran for a cou­ple of years and he has ex­cep­tional style, re­flected in the prod­uct ranges he sells, from a sim­ple clothes peg to Charles and Ray Eames’s furniture. I’m a chair nut and can spend hours sim­ply brows­ing. www.con­ran­shop.co.uk. PAUL SMITH, COVENT GAR­DEN, LON­DON I love to shop for clothes, and Paul Smith fits me the best. Long live the tai­lor: handfin­ished shirts and suits are cut within an inch of their life, there are bold but stylish fab­rics, and each sea­son builds on the last. www.paul­smith.co.uk. FAU­CHON; GRANDE EPICERIE, PARIS It’s a tough call be­tween Fau­chon and the Grande Epicerie for favourite French store. Fau­chon is beau­ti­ful in its pre­sen­ta­tion and Grande Epicerie is beau­ti­ful in its con­tent. Both make my mouth wa­ter and I spend ei­ther far too much or far too lit­tle, but al­ways leave feel­ing in­spired and en­riched. www.fau­chon.com; www.la­grandeep­icerie.fr. IN­VER­LOCHY CAS­TLE, SCOT­LAND This beau­ti­ful old house at Fort William has only a few gue­strooms and there’s no re­cep­tion desk. On ar­rival some­one just ap­pears to look af­ter you. I rec­om­mend row­ing the only boat on the lake, tak­ing in the view of snow-capped Ben Ne­vis in the back­ground while drink­ing the best mixed Pimms avail­able any­where. www.in­ver­lochy­castle­ho­tel.com. GOR­DON RAM­SAY; DORCH­ESTER HO­TEL GRILL ROOM, LON­DON It’s hard for a chef to name his food favourites. Gor­don Ram­say is tech­ni­cally amaz­ing, the tim­ing in his cook­ing is rarely men­tioned, but it’s per­fect. If I had to choose my last meal, it would be at the Dorch­ester Ho­tel Grill Room in Lon­don. I’d or­der the smoked Loch Fyne salmon, aged Buc­cleuch beef rib and sum­mer pud­ding with clot­ted Cor­nish cream, all se­lected from the trol­ley. www.gor­donram­say.com; www.the­do­rch­ester.com. WEST­ERN AUS­TRALIA I was re­cently film­ing in WA and only just scratched the sur­face: the colour of the ocean and the sun set­ting over it, as well as the fab­u­lous coast­line . . . it was breath­tak­ing. I spent time in Albany and Den­mark and am look­ing for­ward to go­ing back soon. www.west­er­naus­tralia.com. NSW GOLF CLUB, LA PER­OUSE Golf is my game. I’ve been play­ing for as long as I can re­mem­ber and it’s a great es­cape, giv­ing me time to think. I love play­ing at NSW Golf Club: golf­ing heaven. I’m plan­ning to have my ashes sprin­kled on the 6th tee. www.nswgolf­club.com.au. DATAI, LANGKAWI; YMCA, HONG KONG When I started to travel, Asia felt like a whole new world, and that feel­ing has never left me. The Datai on the is­land of Langkawi, Malaysia, takes a lot of beat­ing. You sleep in a tree­house-style villa sur­rounded by rain­for­est with mon­keys jump­ing on the bal­cony, have mas­sages by a fast-run­ning river and drink the most divine cock­tails. Then there’s the YMCA in Hong Kong where one al­ways meets in­ter­est­ing trav­ellers. It’s right on the Kowloon wa­ter­front and a real cross­roads where fel­low trav­ellers share in­for­ma­tion about where to go next. www.lhw.com/ Datai; www.ym­c­ahk.org.hk. Sharon Fowler MICHAEL Moore is head chef and owner-gen­eral man­ager of Syd­ney’s Sum­mit Restau­rant. Orig­i­nally from Bri­tain, Moore has worked in lead­ing restau­rants in Lon­don and Syd­ney. He is a pas­sion­ate trav­eller and this year will head to New York on a restau­rant pil­grim­age. www.sum­mitrestau­rant.com.au.

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