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WINTER 2012 Isea&iI 3forconnoisseursofluxurytravelTRAVELTop fiveThe finest golf courses to weave into your charter 42Island lifeHighlights of Nevis in the Caribbean 46City guideThe exotic charms of Istanbul48My favourite placeExpert advice from CNI's charter team52Aboard & ashorePerfect days in the Caribbean 54Further afieldThe best of the South Pacific islands70LIFESTYLEGlam femme Gorgeous scents and candles38HommeGifts and games to take on board40Life afloat Escape on board Big Aron65The last wordTravel tips from property developer and skiwear entrepreneur PaulGoldstein 8848Isea&iIWINTER 2012WINTER 2012I sea&iI49cityguideSpectacularly historical yet refreshingly edgy,magnificently opulent but eminently tasteful, Istanbulis a city of layers and contrasts - a place in which tobe dazzled and decadent. Its Bosphorus is calming,its bazaars chaotic; its Ottoman and Byzantine décoraesthetically enriching and its food equally tantalising. Domesand minarets spiral up around every street corner behind a veilof mystical hookah smoke, and bazaars are a sensory overloadof volume, vibe and visual flamboyance with incense, spices andsmoke swirling together in an intoxicating concoction. Divide your time between ancient mosques and edgy streetcafés, linger in Prada boutiques and speed across theBosphorus. In the evening, swallow your reservations and diginto the mouthwatering contents of a döner, burrah, iskenderor shisk, for although the kebab might wallow at the bottomof the food chain elsewhere in the world, in Turkey it is not-to-be-missed fare. Restaurants and hotels range from traditional and quaint toultra modern and extravagant. In both types of venue, stylehas become a watchword, with minimalist principles flirtingwith the flamboyance of the country's incredible history. Thisis a city that truly triumphs in celebrating the best of east andwest, ancient and modern. PILLOW TALKFor boutique offerings, three hotels in particular stand out. A'jiaHotelis a traditional Ottoman mansion resplendent onthe edge of the Bosphorus. There are just 16 rooms andpure white glamour reigns inside and out. A complimentaryboat shuttle is available for trips to nearby attractions, of whichthere are many.Alternatively, The House Hotel Galatasaray, which openeda little over 18 months ago, is set in a four-storey mansiondatingback to the 1890s. Renovated by interior designerAutoban, it has 20 suites and a lounge and bar and reflectsboth vintage and modern with original marble staircases,fabulous leather sofas and roaring wood fires - everywhereyou glance is pure style. Also sporting Autoban inspirationis The House Hotel Nisantasi,near the Blue Mosque andGrand Bazaar and in the heart of the city's most exclusivedistrict for shopping, fashion and entertainment. A designconnoisseur's dream, it is full of earthy colours and white,with lots of welcoming curves and sleek Venetian blinds.There are 45 rooms and suites, with one of the nice touchesbeing the cocktail accessories that are provided so that youcan get creative with a shaker and spirits - one up on theusual hotel mini bar. istanbulArching from Europe to Asia, Istanbul is the only city in theworld to straddle two continents. Kate Rigbyunpeels thelayers of this ancient Turkish wonder on the banks of the Bosphorus123438Isea&iIWINTER 20121. JO MALONE CUSTOMISED FRAGRANCECOMBINING COLLECTIONWhat woman would refuse her own personalised scent set? This one includes six 9ml fragrances and two 100ml scents. www.jomalone.co.uk2. JO MALONE ROASTED CHESTNUTDELUXE CANDLEThis winter candle is inspired by the comfortingaroma of chestnuts roasting over a roaring log fire. www.jomalone.co.uk3. JO MALONE WILD BLUEBELL COLOGNEJo Malone has succeeded in taking this gloriousEnglish woodland flower and giving it urbanappeal with the new Wild Bluebell Cologne.www.jomalone.co.uk4. BSQ BERGAMOT NOIR Inspired by the golden age of couture, thisenchanting fragrance offers a sensual blend ofbergamot and neroli essential oils on a base of amber and wood. www.bsquare.co.uk5. LALIQUE NILANG An aquatic-oriental fragrance from Lalique,Nilang is a blend of lotus, peach, mandarin,melon, jasmine, clove flower and blueberry.www.lalique.com6. VERA WANG LOVESTRUCKThis fragrance is a delicate mix of tuberose, lotus blossom, woodland scents and sheermusk, with a sparkling floral base that hints of pink guava and mandarin.www.verawang.comfragrancesSubtle, sexy and cool fragrances abound this winter 5678910121113WINTER 2012I sea&iI39glamfemme7. BALENCIAGA L'ESSENCECapturing the essential elements of BalenciagaParis, this iconic fragrance has been adaptedwith delicate woodland notes reminiscent ofviolet and vetiver. www.balenciaga.co.uk8. PACO RABANNE LADY MILLION SOLID PERFUME Paco Rabanne's ultra-glamorous, diamond-shaped Lady Million solid perfume is vibrant,sensual, fresh, floral and woody. www.pacorabanne.com9. ACQUA DI PARMA GELSOMINO NOBILE A lovely addition to Aqua di Parma's feminine LeNobili family of fragrances. www.acquadiparma.it10. BOTTEGA VENETAThis new fragrance hints of fresh meadows, cutgrass, flowers, earth, wood, bergamot, patchouliand oak moss. www.bottegaveneta.co.uk11. CLIVE CHRISTIAN C FOR WOMENThisis a soft, semi-oriental scent with rose,jasmine, violet and tuberose. www.clive.com12. MARC JACOBS DAISY EAU SO FRESH Bright, elegant and full of charm, Daisy Eau So Fresh radiates with crisp raspberry, sensuous wild rose and deep, warm plumscents. www.daisymarcjacobs.com13. KENNETH TURNER WINTER BERRIES FRAGRANCED CANDLEHints of satsuma, sweet red berries, cinnamon,oranges and lime combine in this candle - theperfect mood-enhancer for the festive season.www.kennethturner.com

4Isea&iIWINTER 2012"With the number of new orders increasing all the time, it's clear our clients are stillpassionate about yachts, and there are some spectacular opportunities available."These encouraging sentiments from Michael Payne, the new CCO of Camper &Nicholsons, hint at good times to come in 2012, and this issue of sea&icelebratesthe finest yachts, destinations and events. Travel steers to Istanbul and the South Pacific, and our insiderguide to the Caribbean is an essential read for all those planning a winter charter around the islands.Also on the charter front, Camper & Nicholsons' experts in our Monaco, Antibes and Palm Beachoffices wax lyrical on the destinations in which they would ideally choose to cruise. With Christmas on the horizon, we have scoured the best boutiques to find the finestgifts to take with you on board; or if you are feeling particularly flush, why not buythe yacht on which to take them? We profile many of the most exceptionalsuperyachts currently on the market - as well as those available for charter.Above all, as 2012 hovers on the horizon, be assured that Camper &Nicholsons will continue to meet all your luxuryyachting needs - both through its worldwideoffices, which have seen some exciting newstaff additions in recent months, and onlinewith our newly designed and innovativewebsite at www.camperandnicholsons.com ?GOOD TIMES AHEAD