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Magnificent November Moments

We’re changing up our weekly subscriber’s newsletter and re-introducing Magnificent Moments so that even those who haven’t subscribed YET can know what’s going on in the world of wine, food and travel. This second week of November, we take a look at some long-anticipated cruise news, the NGV, Australia’s next gourmet hot spot and our latest story.

Will and Flow – on a sunny afternoon

Will and Flow This Magnificent Life
Image: Tim Bond Photography

Our look at Brisbane’s newest overwater bar. Its relaxed vibe manages to make the weekend last a little bit longer as time seems to drift away. Read all about it here

Cruising the Kimberley in style

Ponant Kimberley Cruises 2023 This Magnificent Life
King George River – Image: Philip Schubert
PONANT has released sales for the highly anticipated 2023 Kimberley Expedition season for one of Australia’s most popular and magnificent expedition destinations.
Between April and October 2023, the 10-night ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ itinerary journeys between Broome and Darwin showcase the wild and dramatic landscapes Kimberley landscapes in supreme comfort onboard PONANT’s Le Lapérouse or Le Soléal.


Tinaberries This Magnificent Life

While on assignment recently we spent some delicious time at Bundaberg’s finest strawberry (and ice cream) farm –  Tinaberries.

Australia’s next unlikely gourmet destination?

Bunnyconnellen This Magnificent Life

On a quick road trip to Crows Nest north of Toowoomba, some big plans are starting to take root. Outstanding produce, exceptional people and picture-perfect countryside are combining to make this the place to eat, drink and sleep in 2022. Watch this space…

Adelaide welcomes Sofitel

Sofitel Adelaide This Magnificent Life

In the heart of the city, this $150 million flagship hotel offers guests a selection of 251 luxurious guest rooms and suites and with city or Adelaide Hills views.  Magnificent open concept bathrooms with luxurious freestanding tubs maximise the spacious rooms and suites. Balmain Paris room amenities are the indulgent cherry on top of this decidedly opulent sundae. For more visit here 

Welcome Back NGV!

NGV This Magnificent Life
Image: Eugene Hyland

Last week, Melbourne’s beloved National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) re-opened.

November can’t roll along fast enough with news that Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto opens on December 4.

It’s the first exhibition in Australia to exclusively focus on Chanel’s significant contribution to twentieth-century fashion culture. The exhibition will feature 230 garments, accessories and jewellery pieces drawn from the rich holdings of the Palais Galliera and the Patrimoine de CHANEL in Paris.



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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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