This Magnificent Life in pictures 2018

A picture can indeed be worth a thousand words. Here at This Magnificent Life, we produce a helluva lot of pictures and words each year. Here are some of the pictures you may have missed from our stories or in our This Magnificent Life social posts.

January
This Magnificent Life in pictures 2018
‘The Gris’ Image: @highlights.photography on Instagram

Affectionately known in Connecticut as ‘The Gris”, The Griswold Inn is a masterpiece of American history – operating continuously since 1776.

February
This Magnificent Life in pictures 2018
Noosa Waterfront Restaurant & Bar Image: @highlights.photography on Instagram

It’s never too early to plan for one of Australia’s very best food and wine festivals – Noosa Food and Wine.

March
This Magnificent Life in pictures 2018
Freshwater Beach

Autumn in Australia. Sydney’s Freshwater Beach is a stunner all year round.

April
This Magnificent Life in pictures 2018
Salon de Co at Brisbane’s Ovolo Inchcolm Image: @highlights.photography on Instagram

Chef Anthony Hales opened Salon de Co at the Ovolo Inchcolm in April with a menu of big flavours and a surprise dessert twist – carrot/walnut/sour cream. This Magnificent Life was there.

May
This Magnificent Life in pictures 2019
The Grace Mayflower in Washington, Connecticut is one of America’s finest inns. Image: @highlights.photography on Instagram

Connecticut is postcard perfect inside and out. The Grace Mayflower’s feather-topped fourposter beds are dressed with silk draping & Frette linens. This is true luxury: privacy, exclusivity, incomparable comfort – with every moment anticipated.

June
This Magnificent Life in pictures 2018
Nostimo Brisbane Image: @highlights.photography on Instagram

This little bit of naughtiness is courtesy of Chef David Tsirekas at Nostimo  at Brisbane institution The Greek Club. A combo of chips, grated kaseri cheese, oregano and a fried egg. Nostimo! It’s Greek for tasty.

July
This Magnificent Life in pictures 2019
“Jet” at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre in July Image: @highlights.photography on Instagram

Jet was recovering at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on Fitzroy Island after swallowing a plastic bag. This Magnificent Life got to know Jet before he was happily released back to the Coral Sea.

August
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Marcel Duchamp ‘Bicycle Wheel’ Image: @highlights.photography on Instagram

Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria wowed us again with the international blockbuster exhibition “MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art”.

September
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Sebel Margate’s Blue Algae Image: @highlights.photography on Instagram

Because cocktails on the roof at Sunset is always a good idea.

October
This Magnificent Life in pictures 2018
Sage Ringwood Melbourne Image: @highlights.photography on Instagram

Sage Ringwood Melbourne seamlessly satisfies the needs of both leisure and business travellers. Close enough to Melbourne’s CBD while just minutes from the fine wine of the Yarra Valley, this is one hotel that ticks all the boxes,

November
This Magnificent Life in Pictures 2018
Artist Vincent Fantauzzo Image: @highlights.photography on Instagram

2019 will see the opening of the eighth Art Series Hotel named for multi-award-winning artist Vincent Fantauzzo. Watch this space.

December will see wine from the Loire Valley and brace yourself Melbourne – This Magnificent Life is coming back with Christmas to remember.

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Liz Bond

Liz Bond comes from a PR background and loves fine wine, great food and rewarding travel - all the magnificent things in life. She prides herself in meeting famous celebrities at baggage carousels.

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