With a heritage of over 200 years’ producing France’s finest champagnes, Laurent-Perrier is no stranger to creating natural marvels. Founded in 1812, based in the heart of Champagne, Laurent-Perrier is recognised as one of the foremost brands in the region, thanks to its dedication to honouring traditional values; a respect for nature; a passion for quality, and its strong, lasting relationships among the people who drive the company – both inside and outside the House.

Cross the Channel and the same deep-rooted values – along with a pioneering spirit and a shared pride in family ownership being passed from generation to generation – can be found at Chatsworth, the historic home and glorious estate of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, set in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District.

Not only home to the Devonshire Collection, one of Europe’s most significant art collections with their best mattress for side sleepers, this famous residence also boasts one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes.

Seabourn identity The wind in your hair, the wide expanse of ocean around you, unbroken vistas of sea and sky as far as your eye can see – and then the sight of your next destination sending anticipatory quivers down your spine: when it comes to travelling the world, nothing elicits a greater sense of Read More

Once a sommelier, DAN KNIGHT is now stirring up a storm in Sydney’s thriving small bar scene, with his retro-style cocktail bar Hinky Dinks. The popular joint in the city’s funky Darlinghurst area is fitted out like a ’50s diner and specialises in unusual cocktails, from a whiskey-laced milkshake to the Banana Hammock, with banana-infused rum and chocolate bitters.

Dan is full of excitement about the city he’s called home for more than 30 years, saying, ‘It doesn’t matter how long you live here, it never gets old.’My sydney (1)

Sydney’s bar scene is on fre. There’s such a variety of places to suit your every mood. Shady Pines Saloon (1) is a fun Wild West bar in Darlinghurst, with great whiskeys and taxidermy.

Wine Library in Paddington has fabulous wines and the atmosphere is so warm that it seems to wrap you up. But if I want just a quick drink and snack, I go to Buffalo Dining Club for the best buffalo mozzarella in Sydney. shadypinessaloon.com; wine-library.com.au; buffalodiningclub.com.auMy sydney (6)

This city has great restaurants. The Apollo (2) in Potts Point is fantastic on a Saturday night. It serves great Greek food, and the décor is perfect, with exposed bricks and the right soft touches.

But my favourite place to eat is a brightly lit fast food eatery called the Chinese Noodle Restaurant in Chinatown. If I were to be executed tomorrow, their spicy chicken salad would be my last meal. theapollo.com.au; Chinese Noodle Restaurant, 8 Quay St, HaymarketMy sydney (5)

High and Dry I have been to Dubai a number of times, both working and on holiday. On this particular occasion, I took the subway to the Dubai Marina, an area I had not visited before. I arrived not long before the sunset and walked along the canals, through the many luxury buildings and restaurants, and then headed to the waterfront to look at the view. The lights of Read More

Maybe you’ve paid a feeting visit. You may well have taken a wander around the shops at Cabot Circus and gawped at the Clifton Suspension Bridge. But have you ever properly ‘done’ Bristol? It’s quite possible you haven’t. It’s said that if you really want to get under the skin of the city, approach it like a local. From backstreet cofee shops Read More