EDI­TOR’S LET­TER

VOGUE Living Australia - - CONTENTS -

As we ease into a new year, I just can’t help but feel ex­cited for the hol­i­day sea­son and the long sum­mer ahead. We Aus­tralians love sum­mer so we’ve pro­duced an is­sue that re-cre­ates that warm sum­mer feel­ing and the sense of free­dom that comes from spend­ing time with loved ones dur­ing this spe­cial time of year. It’s a sea­son when we savour the out­doors, so on page 32 in ‘Sunny Out­look’ we round up the most so­phis­ti­cated out­door loungers and re­clin­ers, pro­duced by our style edi­tor Joseph Gard­ner. We’ve asked An­thony Spon-Smith, creative direc­tor of Aus­tralian fur­ni­ture re­tailer-turned-maker Coco Repub­lic, to give us an ex­clu­sive look at his new out­door range in ‘Stu­dio Mr Smith’ (page 64), which he de­scribes as fur­ni­ture with a “global in­flu­ence” in­ter­preted for the Aus­tralian lifestyle.

We also take you on a jour­ney to visit the hottest sum­mer hol­i­day des­ti­na­tions around the world — from Ftelia, the in­cred­i­ble Mykonos beach club de­signed by Ital­ian ar­chi­tect Fabrizio Casir­aghi (page 44), to de­sign­ers Lucy Folk and Tamsin John­son’s Tus­can hol­i­day hot spots (page 145). ››

‹‹ And then there are the in­te­ri­ors. Each home in this is­sue has been cho­sen to evoke a feel­ing of sum­mer — whether it’s the white-washed dream es­cape on the Ae­o­lian is­lands, owned by Ital­ian ac­tor Luca Bar­bareschi and his in­te­rior de­signer wife, Elena Monorchino (page 134), or an ex­clu­sive tour of Hugh Jack­man and Deborra Lee-Furness’s East Hamp­ton re­treat (page 100) — every lo­ca­tion we’ve fea­tured em­bod­ies a sense of light­ness and so­phis­ti­cated ease.

I hope this is­sue will not only pro­vide you with a wealth of sum­mer in­te­rior in­spi­ra­tion but also an in­dul­gent es­cape dur­ing the busy hol­i­day sea­son as we un­wind and dip into the New Year.

Happy hol­i­days!

EDI­TOR

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