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New Hipster Haven – Up-and-comer Perth is making its mark as a foodie destination

The world just can’t seem to get enough of Australian cuisine, and it’s not too hard to see why; their dedication to quality, respect for sustainable production, and obsession with culinary innovation have put them right at the top of any gourmand’s list of top countries to visit for an epicurean escape.

sage-west-perthJust a five-hour flight from Singapore, Perth is a growing travel destination for families, friends and couples – widely recognised for its fresh local produce, relaxed outdoor lifestyle, pristine white beaches, and easy access to the world-famous Margaret River vineyards. And who better to be your guide than Sage West Perth? Guests of the hotel are encouraged to embrace the richness, colour and life of the local community through highly bespoke itineraries created by the hotel’s concierge team and their personal partnerships with local purveyors.

From meeting locals for guided walks and family cycling trips through King’s Park on the hotel’s complimentary bikes, to swimming with dolphins and boutique wine tours – visitors can experience the finest the region has to offer. Those seeking a more laid-back taste of Perth, on the other hand, can indulge in Margaret River “Fish Bone” wine and Swan Valley snacks available in all the hotel room minibars, which carry the Sage fair value promise’ matching prices to local suppliers.

Designer Eats – Fashion and food: a match made in heaven

Where’s the perfect place to holiday for the foodie fashionista? Why, Milan of course! Gourmet Trails specialises in custom holidays for food lovers, from tasty hole-in-the-wall eats to fine dining, you’ll be busy exploring the city’s gastronomic offerings in between your shopping.

“If fashion is your passion, what we offer is a personal and exclusive access to the world’s top fashion capitals,” says Pamela Tan, founder of Gourmet Trails. “We treat your senses to authentic local cuisines by tapping into our connections with local gourmet purveyors to bring you on a journey to taste seasonal specials. We believe that food is a universal language and should be part of any holiday experience.”

milan-gourmet-trailsIn Milan, go shopping with personal fashion stylist Melanie Payge, who will show you the heart of the artisanal fashion world. Get ready to be awed by top-notch designs as you gain exclusive access to designer showrooms. In between shopping sprees, enjoy light fare at the courtyard of a palazzo smack in the heart of Milan’s Quadrilatero d’Oro (Golden Rectangle), tuck into hearty Milanese osso bucco at one of the top restaurants in town, indulge in good coffee and snack on a panzerotti (fried dough with varied fillings) from a famous family-run shop, and wine and dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

If your trip dates coincide with a prestigious Milan fashion event, how about an invitation to a cocktail party as well? Hobnob with designers, chat with industry experts, snap selfies with models and rub shoulders with the glamorous. Simply fabulous!

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