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LUMIRA is a luxury scented candle and fragrance house founded by Almira Armstrong in Sydney, Australia. LUMIRA products are your luxury lifestyle essentials. Copyright 2017 Atelier Lumira.

Journal

LUMIRA CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

Almira Armstrong

With Christmas just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about meaningful and luxurious gifts that your friends and family will thank you for.  Lumira’s luxury lifestyle essentials are proof that good things come in small packages.

“Scent has the ability to transport you to anywhere you want to be,” says Founder and Creative Director Almira Armstrong. “The power of fragrance can trigger the senses, a memory and even a person's emotional state making it the perfect gift”.

FOR HER

A few luxuries guaranteed to delight under the tree.

Persian Rose

Persian Rose

Darsana

Darsana

Balinese Ylang Ylang

Balinese Ylang Ylang

Smoke Glass Dome

Smoke Glass Dome

FOR HIM

Fragrances that he will love.

Cuban Tobacco

Cuban Tobacco

Arabian Oud

Arabian Oud

A GIFT FOR YOU

Something special for yourself.

Persian Rose

Persian Rose

La Primavera

La Primavera

FOR THE HARD TO BUY

Give the gift of fragrance with a LUMIRA Gift Card – the ultimate gift for any fragrance connoisseur.  Let them choose their LUMIRA experience online with your own personalised message.

LUMIRA Gift Card

LUMIRA Gift Card

A Parisian Gallery Guide

Almira Armstrong

No other city sparks our imagination or stirs our passions more than Paris. It would be easy to spend all our time marvelling at the architecture and gardens, strolling through the Marais eating croissants, and drinking red wine into the early hours of the mornings. But no trip to the City of Lights is complete with a visit to one of the city’s numerous art galleries. Here, we list some of our favourites.

Musée de L’Orangerie

The Orangerie exemplifies the importance of how art is displayed as much as the artwork itself. The drawing card of the Musee D’Orsay’s petite, modern offshoot is the display of Nymphéas (Water Lilies) - Claude Monet’s masterpiece. In twin pristine white oval rooms, Monet’s paintings softly hug the gentle curves of the walls, enveloping the viewer in his extraordinary study of light and colour. Downstairs in the museum’s subterranean bunker, you’ll find works by post-impressionist artists such as Modigliani, but Monet’s work is a tough act to follow. No visit to the Orangerie is complete without a subsequent walk through the Tuileries to really let your mind absorb Monet’s genius way with colour and light.

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Musée de L’Orangerie

Musée de L’Orangerie

Musée Picasso

Pablo Picasso reportedly once said “Give me a museum and I’ll fill it”. Regardless of whether he did say this or not, fill a museum he has. The Musée Picasso displays Picasso’s almost absurd levels of creative output with over 400 individual works. Included in the mix is a smattering of work by his favourite artists including Chardin, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin, Braque, Miró, Matisse and Henri Rousseau. The Baroque 17th Century mansion that houses the collection is one of Paris’s most beautiful, and each room is a portal into a different crevice of his extraordinary mind. A carefully curated gift shop creates an elegant conclusion to an experience well worth an entire afternoon.

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Musée Picasso

Musée Picasso

Musée Rodin

Housed within the Hôtel Biron - a jewel of Parisian rocaille architecture built between 1727 - 1732- the Musée Rodin is one of the most popular galleries in Paris. It’s not hard to see why, given the chance to explore the immaculate gardens and over 300 works on display. But for us, it’s the joy of seeing Rodin’s prodigious abilities with sculpture and his prolific drawings first hand that draws us back each time we are here. Also on display are paintings by Eugène Carrière, Vincent Van Gogh, Auguste Renoir, and Claude Monet. Inspiration at large.

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Musée Rodin

Musée Rodin

Palais de Tokyo

We have to say it: after a few days, the sheer volume of classical artwork in Paris can be overwhelming. Humming with the electric energy of Paris’s undeniable creative spirit, a visit to the contemporary Palais de Tokyo provides just the reprieve needed in order to stay engaged. Palais de Tokyo is the largest centre for contemporary artistic creation in Europe. Emerging and established artists in performance art, fashion, craft and more are championed through thematic and monographic exhibitions. Trailblazing in its commitment to the avant garde, the Palais de Tokyo is playful, provocative, and infinitely interesting.

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Palais de Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo

Palais Galliera

A visit to the Palais Galliera expels any doubt that fashion truly is art. A museum dedicated to preserving and displaying fashion from the 18th Century right through to present day, the collections on display champion the power of fashion as a reflection of society, as a cultural touchstone, and as an evocative and emotionally charged exploration of creativity. From Comme Des Garcons to Vivienne Westwood, to the exuberance of 18th Century clothing, each piece helps to highlight the ways in which fashion touches us all, ties our memories together, and acts as a conduit for our own personal story.

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Palais Galliera

Palais Galliera

A WEEKEND IN WOLGAN VALLEY

Almira Armstrong

A weekend in Wolgan Valley means sharing the weekend with these furry friends.  On October 22, Almira Armstrong, founder of Lumira, hosted an intimate fragrance and candle masterclass at the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley.  Guests journeyed to the mountains to experience the power of scent and had the opportunity to create their own candle, personally selecting their own beautiful fragrance and gained an insight into the exquisite art of this craft.

OUR PICKS FOR YOUR NEXT STAY AT EMIRATES ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY

STAY

The Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley accommodating is comprised by a series of private, luxury villas.  Each is replete with stunning views of the surrounding Blue Mountains, luxury interiors, fireplace and yes, each villa has a private pool. Ideal for couples looking for an ultra-romantic weekend away!

DO

If you are planning a trip to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, no stay would be complete without a booking at the One&Only Spa.  With nothing but the tranquility of the surrounding landscape to stir the senses, let the holistic therapies of this space wash over you and really calm the body and the mind. Facial, massage, body-wrap?  Take your pick from the most indulgent spa treatment menu!  If adventure is your thing, then a bike ride or hike is a must.  Gain an insight into the natural environment and cultural heritage of Wolgan Valley whilst on foot or mountain bike.

EAT

Post a big day of exploring, let the sumptuous cuisine at The Wolgan Dining Room tantalise the taste buds.  In the warmer months, let the team prepare a picnic to be enjoyed in the surrounding acreage.  Post-dinner, make like a true vacationer with a night-cap on the Valley Bar & Terrace.

A magical destination that must be experienced.
www.oneandonlyresorts.com/one-and-only-wolgan-valley-australia