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Luxury homes, live-in housekeeper and a balmy tropical climate: The three overseas destinations where Aussies can live the 'good life' for just $40,000 a year

Many of us have dreamed about relocating to tropical and exotic climes to escape the stresses and strains of big city life and the associated …

Chiang Mai

Inside Bijan the store behind Paul Manafort's lavish wardrobe - CNN Style

Paul Manafort

Tarquinia, Italy: Unforgettable, Untouristy Cultural Marvel near Rome

Feeling Rome Tourist Burnout? Take the Train to Authentic Tarquinia<p>Italy is a cherished luxury travel destination, perhaps excessively so, packing …

Luxury Travel

Around the World in 245 Days: Viking Launches the Longest-Ever Continuous Cruise

The new Ultimate World Cruise is one stellar way to tackle your travel bucket list.<p>Though certainty not for landlubbers, Viking’s new eight-month …

Arabian Sea

These two beautiful islands are Venice's best-kept secret

Color your world<p>If you visit Venice, which many consider to be the most beautiful city in the world, you'll be immersed in its grandeur, history and …

Italy

7 Lessons For Retail in the Age of E-Commerce

Rachel Shechtman, the founder and chief executive of the Manhattan-based concept store Story, shares seven key lessons for ensuring success in …

Spy for a Day

Former British intelligence officer Julian Fisher has used his espionage training to launch Your Mission, where clients get to act out their le Carré fantasies<p>By<p>Tyler Maroney<p><b>JENNIFER BARCLAY,</b> a British spy tracking a sex-trafficking ring, walks briskly near the National Gallery in London. Feeling a …

Business Development

Europe's 10 cheapest beach resorts for 2016

Bentley wants to put holographic butlers in its luxury cars

The 21st century Jeeves will be beamed directly into your personal transportation pod, serving up glasses of champagne, bouquets of roses and a freshly ironed copy of that morning's Times newspaper - at least according to Bentley's graphic designers.<p>Speaking to The Mirror, Bentley design director …

Luxury Lifestyle

Wakayama, Japan: See fire festival and 10 other things | CNN Travel

India’s temples of sex

This extremely conservative country was once home to the world’s first sex treatise and the erotic art on display is perhaps more shocking now than when it was created.<p>In December 2013, India’s LGBT community suffered a severe setback as the country’s Supreme Court ruled homosexuality to be a …

Soaking in a unique bath culture

The alchemy behind Bhutan’s hot stone baths draws on both Indian Ayurvedic practices and the traditional medicine of 7th-century Tibet.<p>I was standing in the psychiatric ward of Thimpu’s National Institute of Traditional Medicine, where patients with mental conditions are sent after answering a few …

Bhutan’s dark secret to happiness

Citizens of one of the happiest countries on Earth are surprisingly comfortable contemplating a topic many prefer to avoid. Is that the key to joy?<p>On a visit to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, I found myself sitting across from a man named Karma Ura, spilling my guts. Maybe it was the fact that he …

Bhutan

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Hermès Unveils Its First-Ever Parfumerie in Downtown New York

Designed by Denis Montel, the new parfumerie showcases the company’s entire library of perfumes and ancillaries<p>WHEN CÉLINE ELLENA signed on to work with Hermès five years ago to create its first line of home fragrances, she joined forces with her father, Jean-Claude Ellena, the brand’s legendary …

China’s Fashion Business Billionaires

About 20 percent of China’s 200 or so billionaires can thank the fashion business for at least part of their fortunes. But how did these fascinating …

The story behind Lisbon’s beauty

Elaborately-painted Portuguese tiles, called azulejos, fell out of favour in the early 20th Century. But Lisbon today is embracing the art in its murals, museums and metro stations.<p>The blue-and-white tiles that line the church of Lisbon’s Madre de Deus convent complex tell stories in engrossing …

Oman’s operatic shift in sound – and sin

Muscat’s state-of-the-art opera house has hosted Andrea Bocelli and Yo-Yo Ma, sparking controversy – and, as other Arab countries follow suit, a shift in conservative cultures.<p>When Plácido Domingo sang at the Royal Opera House Muscat, which opened in Oman’s capital in 2011, the Spanish tenor was …

The Danna Langkawi - Malaysia An award-winning...

<b>The Danna Langkawi - Malaysia</b><p>An award-winning hotel situated on the Langkawi Island’s elegant Telaga Harbour, The Danna Langkawi offers everything …

World’s largest and flawless blue diamond to fetch up to $25 million at Geneva auction -

The fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond with internal flawless clarity ‘The Blue’ will take centre stage at the annual Christie’s Magnificient …

Hotel Muse With its lavish interiors, dazzling...

With its lavish interiors, dazzling collection of award-winning restaurants, and an unbeatable location in Bangkok’s prestigious Langsuan area, Hotel …

Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)

Creative Vacation<p>Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)<p>Creative block is impossible at these destinations, ranging from …

Paris to tourists: Stop locking down love

The tourist tradition of attaching padlocks to Paris’ Pont des Arts footbridge is ruining the structure – leading to some critics asking for the tradition to be outlawed.<p>Every year, thousands of couples make the pilgrimage to Paris’ Pont des Arts footbridge, where they attach to its railings …

France

Temple Tree at Bon Ton - Langkawi, Malaysia ...

<b>Temple Tree at Bon Ton - Langkawi, Malaysia</b><p>Situated on Pulau Langkawi, the largest island of the Langkawi archipelago, Temple Tree at Bon Ton brings …

New Majestic Hotel - Singapore Snuggled in the...

<b>New Majestic Hotel - Singapore</b><p>Snuggled in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown, the New Majestic Hotel combines rich local heritage with modern design …

Recipes for Beauty: Pomegranates

Now that there’s a juice bar on every corner, while every other celebrity publicly extols the virtues of raw-food fasts, we’ve never as a society …

Healthy Holiday Drinks

One of our favorite holiday traditions? The drinks! Liquid indulgences make us joyful and nostalgic for the cold weather—think homemade hot …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …