A One-of-a-Kind Immersive Exhibition Lands in Sydney

Plus: a landmark hotel launch in Melbourne and a travel case to protect wine on-the-go.

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Gucci Gardens Archetypes launches at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum in November, 2022. Photography courtesy Gucci.

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Gucci Gardens Archetypes, as envisaged by creative director Alessandro Michele. Photography courtesy Gucci.

Visit This: Gucci Gardens Premieres in Sydney

After its 2021 debut in Florence, Gucci is bringing its immersive exhibition Gucci Gardens Archetypes to Sydney’s Powerhouse Ultimo Museum, recreating the brand’s most formative and conceptually courageous advertising campaigns conceived by Alessandro Michele. A unique combination of innovative technologies, interior design and hand-crafting will come together in distinct, immersive narrative spaces for the exhibition, that showcase Gucci’s creative director’s vision. First staged last year in celebration of the brand’s 100th anniversary of its founding, the exhibitions large-scale, cinematic installations have travelled from Shanghai to Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul, officially touching down in Australia from November 17, 2022. Book tickets today.

Rimowa 12 Bottle Case
Photography courtesy Rimowa.
rimowa wine case closed
Photography courtesy Rimowa.

Covet This: Rimowa Wants You To Carry Your Wine in Style

Rimowa’s iconic travel cases receive a functional update this season, with the release of its 12 Bottle Case, designed in collaboration with Wine Access. Encased in the brand’s signatured grooved anodized aluminium, the custom-engineered interior reveals a series of thoughtfully crafted padded cushions conceived to nurse wine bottles of any size. The case’s integrated support system ensured stability once opened, with dual locks to protect the precious cargo once the case is closed. Manufactured in Germany, the case is available to purchase from November 24 from rimowa.com.

InterContinental Hayman Island Pavilions
InterContinential Hayman Island's new beachside pavilions, perched on the edge of the Coral Sea. Photography courtesy Hayman Island.

Stay Here: A secluded beachside escape on Hayman Island

The idyllic InterContinental Hayman Island Resort has unveiled 12 new adults-only beachside pavilions, featuring 24-hour concierge service, buggy transfers, private heated plunge pools and access to all of the resort’s on-and off-island activities. Each freestanding pavilion’s footprint measures at 45-square-metres, with interiors helmed by Daarc Studio, including a king-size bed, freestanding bath, crisp blue and white interiors and alfresco balcony overlooking the azure Coral Sea for a blend of nature, tranquillity, and luxury. Prices start from $2750 per night. haymanisland.intercontinental.com/accommodation/beachfront-pavilions

PE Nation
From left: Claire Tregoning, Kayla Itsinis and Pip Edwards. Photography courtesy P.E. Nation.

Wear This: P.E Nation Teams Up with Fitness Star Kayla Itsines

One of Australia’s most recognisable activewear labels, P.E Nation, has launched a collaborative capsule collection with fitness entrepreneur and Sweat co-founder, Kayla Itsines. The collection, available now, draws its inspiration from Itsines’ functional fitness lifestyle, and features an edit of training shorts, leggings, crops and tanks. Engineered to be worn for all fitness styles (from high intensity training to Pilates and boxing) P.E Nation’s co-founders Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning extended the initial curation to include oversized street layers and an exclusive re-design of Kayla’s favourite P.E Nation bomber jacket from the archives. “Watching [Kayla] do this is what inspired the collection; we wanted to create a range that celebrates every facet of the busy, active woman’s life-from gym sessions in the morning to school runs in the afternoon – whilst ensuring we stayed true to functionality and form and kept active at the core,” says Edwards. Drop one of the collection is available to purchase now, with drop two slated for December, 2022. pe-nation.com

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The forthcoming Ritz-Calrton Melbourne's infinity pool. Image courtesy Ritz-Carlton.

Book This: Melbourne is Putting on the Ritz in 2023

From March 2023, the latest addition to Melbourne’s luxury hotel landscape will feature an 80-storey Ritz-Carlton on the CBD’s Lonsdale Street. Featuring 257 rooms and suites, the soon-to-be tallest Australian hotel will boast panoramic views over Port Phillip Bay and the Bolte Bridge with the stylish, residential-inspired interiors including custom leather and velvet furniture, hand-made glass panels, bespoke light fixtures, marble bathrooms, rain showers and oversized bathtubs. A heated indoor infinity pool and pool deck will overlook the city, with guest amenities such as a spa, restaurant and intimate library bar. ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/australia/melbourne