RETREAT Magazine

N.20 -December - February 2020/2021

Celebrating travel, fashion and culture, RETREAT explores the places, people and ideas that inspire and define of-the-moment trends.Thought-provoking, relevant and always inspirational, RETREAT is the go-to women's travel & lifestyle magazine. From red eye flights to delays, to the dreaded lost baggage, traveling can be anything but chic. But leave it to RETREAT to find you the perfect advice to travel like a frequent flyer. Whether the flights are booked or you’re just dreaming of an escape, get set to travel the world in style with RETREAT magazine.

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in this issue

2 min
editors note

EDITORS PICKS WELCOME TO ISSUE #20! TRAVEL IN A NEW FASHION For this issue, we have set out on a number of different journeys to inspire your next vacation. If you’re on the lookout for fresh destinations, whether you’re a beach bum, surf enthusiast, or looking for the ultimate weekend getaway, we have you covered! Turn to page 126 for the ultimate insider’s guide to the world’s most luxurious desert escapes from the Arabian Peninsula to Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. We also have the top European holiday destinations, exclusive villas that offer the utmost of privacy and luxury. If you’re dreaming of Greece, we have the best hotels, restaurants, and things to do on the beautiful island of Santorini. For those of us who can not yet travel, we have fun ideas to make…

3 min
letter from the beauty editor

@itstroyjensen Interview by Aaron Royce The perfect lip colour can tip any look together DIOR, Rouge Dior lipstick (Rose Montaigne), $38 HOW DID YOU ACHIEVE RENÉE’S MINIMALIST GLAM FOR THE COVER? Makeup: Renée has gorgeous skin and lots of freckles, and I wanted those to come through. I used a palette from Sigma Beauty to create a natural smoke around the eyes, and then I used an Urban Decay lime green eyeliner in the corner of the eye. There’s a Sigma gloss that’s a soft rosewood shimmer, and I added just a little to hydrate her lips. I didn’t want her to look like she had lip colour or lipstick. It’s really about the elements and the crisp white clothes, and her looking fresh and beautiful. There wasn’t too much makeup, there wasn’t too much…

8 min
my holiday rules

MATT DILLON Director of Public Relations KONA ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII The Perfect Day: Waking up at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and walking to the white sand en route to the beach to meditate and reflect on the beauty of the area. Memorable Moments: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters does an amazing island tour that feels very like Jurassic Park and you can take in the whole island from high in the clouds. Where to stay? Eat? Shop? Stay at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Ocean Sports offers an amazing snorkeling day trip out on the water. What do you pack? I pack some chic evening, dinner and swim looks plus plenty of sunscreen as it’s HOT! KIMBERLY RANDALL Art Director SCOTLAND “Although I love luxury travel, one of my most memorable holidays was the solo backpacking trip I took on the West…

1 min
about face

High Tech Secret Serum Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Brightening Amine Face Lift, $160 La Roche-Posay Redermic Pure Vitamin C10 Anti-Ageing Serum 30ml $63 Mask It…

1 min
liquid gold

6 min
holiday skin survival guide

HOLIDAY SKIN EMERGENCY #1: Clogged Pores & Dullness There is nothing worse than clogged pores, blackheads and a lacklustre complexion especially when you are wanting to look your best over the holidays. With extra makeup, later nights, alcohol and extra sugar in the diet it is no wonder the skin is often the first to show signs of fatigue. Clogged pores can develop from a buildup of sebum (oils) and debris within the skin and this is often the result of not cleansing properly at the end of the day, not exfoliating the skin efficiently and using too much occlusive makeup and creams. The solution? Ensure you always double cleanse each night before bed and ALWAYS remove your makeup. A double cleanse should use a gentle cleanser to remove makeup, dirt and excess oils…