The Spy Who Loved Me was one of those definining moments in my life when I realized that skiing may not be such a bad thing to be into. The movie was 23 years old by that point, and it wasn’t James Bond’s epic skiing/ parachuting down the cliff scene that convinced me of the benefits of snow sports, it was the scene back at the chalet previously, the one where he lies with a nubile blond on resplendent rugs by the roaring fire. All of a sudden, skiing didn’t represent cold, snow and sweat, it meant warmth, luxury, mystique and all around sexyiness. I cannot say I have made much headway into skiing since – my one and only attempt was a terryfying mulled wine fuelled snowplough down the Black Diamond run that could be characteristically labeled a complete fail, however, adapt at apres ski I most certainly am.
For this reason, when Shona Joy mentioned doing an apres ski story for the next installment of my Winter 15 edit of the collection, I jumped in wholeheartedly. And what better place to embrace the luxury of winter than the amazing One&Only Emirates Wolgan Valley resort?
For this edit, my heroine was Barbara Bach’s feisty 70s beauty and her double agent character in the beforementioned spy film – I wanted to connect the delicious tweed, sexy lame dresses and loose 70s suits with a powerful woman waiting for her spy and plotting her next calculated move…
Photographed by Alice Wesley- Smith
With thanks to the One and Only Emirates Wolgan Valley resort