LITTLE BLACK BOOK
COREY Mckernan, managing director of Cmultimate Events, has swapped a career as two-time AFL Premiership winner with North Melbourne for a career organising tours to sporting events such as the Super Bowl, US Masters and FA Cup final. More: cmultimateevents.com. Top shopping secret: Being tall, it’s a struggle to find clothes that fit. Las Vegas has two great options: the luxury boutiques at The Forum in Caesars Palace or the Fashion Show Mall on Las Vegas Boulevard. Inviting culinary destination: I love the seafood, especially octopus, at Estiatorio Milos, the Greek restaurant at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. DEALS OF THE WEEK Queenstown quest: Visit New Zealand’s adventure capital this autumn to experience extreme sports or savour fine wine at charming cellar doors. Stay at Heritage Queenstown from $NZ140 ($108) a room a night, including a welcome beverage and late checkout, on bookings until June 21. More: wotif.co.nz/hotelw992. Perfect place for indulgence: The Thalasso Spa at the Grand Mirage Resort at Nusa Dua, Bali. You can walk into the spa directly from the beach and enjoy seawater and seaweed hydrotherapy. Must visit: I travel overseas frequently but the most amazing Business bonanza: Garuda Indonesia has announced low business-class fares from Sydney or Melbourne to a range of its network’s destinations. A Sydney-denpasar return fare, for example, starts at $1358; on sale to February 29. Garuda also offers onboard Indonesia visa processing. More: garuda-indonesia.com. places are in Australia, such as the clubhouse at Barnbougle Lost Farm links course in Tasmania. Stand-out bar experience: Try a daybed at Ku De Ta restaurant and bar on the beachfront at Seminyak, Bali. I can’t imagine ever getting sick of the decor, the atmosphere and the friendly vibe. Most memorable splurge: I bought a suit and trench coat from the Versace store in Rome (via Bocca di Leone 23 and 26-27). Eleven years later they still look brand new. Distinctive accommodation: The Lodge at Pebble Beach in California overlooks one of the world’s best golf courses. Girls on the lam: Travelling Divas has a Chopsticks & Chinoiserie escorted tour to Hong Kong on November 1-6; from $2269 a person twin-share (flights extra), with loads of princessy extras, shopping treats, cocktails, special culinary experiences and calligraphy lessons. More: travellingdivas.com.au.