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TOUCH OF MAN­DELA GALLERY, SYD­NEY This build­ing in The Rocks is her­itage listed and so lovely; it con­tains art by Nelson Man­dela which, as you can imag­ine, is in­cred­i­bly mov­ing and beau­ti­ful. www.touch­gal­ THE COR­NER SHOP, PADDING­TON; RUBY & MIN, BAL­MAIN The Cor­ner Shop is such a sweet store filled with vin­tage and cus­tomised pieces as well as treats from new and ex­cit­ing de­sign­ers. Ruby & Min comes a close sec­ond. 43 William St, Padding­ton, (02) 9380 9828. 250 Dar­ling St, Bal­main, (02) 9818 3100. NEAL’S YARD REME­DIES, COVENT GAR­DEN, LON­DON Neal’s Yard Reme­dies is a won­der­ful, al­most mag­i­cal or­ganic health and beauty store and it is in the cutest and most colour­ful court­yard. There is also a de­li­cious or­ganic veg­e­tar­ian restau­rant up­stairs and a ‘‘ walk-in back­rub’’ place a few stores down. Heaven. www.neal­syardreme­ SOF­I­TEL ST JAMES, LON­DON; OAKS EM­BASSY, ADE­LAIDE Aside from my fam­ily home in City Beach, Perth, if I want lux­ury, the Sof­i­tel St James in Lon­don has the com­fi­est beds in the world. But I also have had a won­der­ful week’s sleep at the Oaks Em­bassy in Ade­laide. www.sof­i­tel­st­; www.theoaks­ PATIS­SERIE LENOTRE, PARIS Hav­ing a crazy sweet tooth, I love Patis­serie Lenotre in Paris. Sof­i­tel Went­worth Syd­ney has also in­tro­duced Lenotre del­i­ca­cies. 44 rue d’Au­teuil, 75016 Paris.; www.sof­i­tel­syd­ Sharon Fowler Lucy Du­rack is one of Aus­tralia’s most suc­cess­ful lead­ing ladies; she’s per­formed in the mu­si­cals 42nd Street , Thor­oughly ModernMil­lie , Oklahoma and the re­cent Re­spect:The­Mu­si­cal . www.lucy­du­

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