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Daring to be Different

Dar El Sadaka is different. Extraordinary. Daring. It challenges traditional conventions and delights in its eccentricity. Home to visual artist Jean-François Fourtou, it is a celebration of the magic of nature, filtered through the lens of childhood memories. LUXlife Magazine recognised the estate in the 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa programme with the Award for Excellence in Luxury Accommodation in Marrakech. Here we… Read More

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Vaya Tyffyn – a unique lunch box for the lovely lady in your life

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, but are you stuck on what to get for the mum who has everything? Well, fret no more as Vaya Tyffyn is the perfect gift for her! The VacuTherm insulated tiered lunch box keeps food at its optimum temperature (hot or cold) for up to six hours, so mum doesn’t need to worry about finding a fridge or microwave… Read More

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Elvie Review: femtech at its finest

The nursing movement is enjoying a moment in the spotlight after a spate of celebrities have recently uploaded photos of their feeding and expressing regimes to their social media pages. Despite the benefits and the beauty of these images, most mothers would agree the reality of expressing is not quite so glamourous! Many mothers give up breastfeeding due to its impracticalities, particularly when returning… Read More

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The Book of Everyone: Wonderfully curious personalised books

Put simply, The Book of Everyone helps people to easily create gifts that carry true emotional value. In the internet age ‘personalised’ products are everywhere and easy to find but personalised does not necessarily mean personal. The Book of Everyone enables anyone to create unique gifts for unique people, designed to show how well they know them.  Founded by Jonny, Jason and Steve, three… Read More

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Elegant Timepieces By Emile Chouriet

Emile Chouriet Swiss made timepieces are sleek and artfully designed.  Whether an important meeting in the boardroom or an evening where an understated yet eye-catching timepiece is a must, Emile Chouriet watches perpetuate the art of sophisticated timekeeping.  In the UK, Emile Chouriet watches are available now for the first time with UK retailers.  Select timepieces are available from WatchShop.com, The Watch Hut and… Read More

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Eggscape to The Belsfield this Easter

Four-star Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield has created the perfect ‘Easter Retreat’ package for a luxurious Easter eggscape.  Priced from £149, the package includes an overnight stay for two in a Laura Ashley designed room with a delicious Easter treat in the room on arrival, plus a Full English breakfast the following morning, and free cancellation*  The luxury boutique hotel guarantees a truly eggcellent… Read More

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The New Young British Haute Couture Disruptor for Millennials

SB Atelier has launched the brand’s latest collection, the Woman’s Echo. This new haute couture line designed and handcrafted in the UK, poised to change the fashion industry with its unique collection of fashion wears for new young millennial women. The brand’s uniqueness and versatility are demonstrated in every fashion piece from the brand, as it effectively turns designs into (e)motions, helping fashion lovers… Read More

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Raise a glass to the Margarita with Patrón Tequila in global search for 2019’s Margarita of the Year

Honouring the iconic tequila cocktail, Patrón Tequila kicked off 2019’s ‘Margarita of the Year’ campaign on International Margarita Day, starting a global search for the perfect twist on the classic Margarita recipe. Now in its fifth year, the bar has been raised with eight new recipes from across the globe, each offering a refreshing twist on the iconic cocktail. In 1939, the first Margarita… Read More

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Five steps to success in the fashion industry

The fashion industry is seeing its success bolstered by digitalisation. The high street may be falling on tough times, but thanks to the digital world, the industry is worth £32.3 billion in the UK alone. While brick and mortar struggles and stores continue to close, the sector is still increasing, with global online revenue being nearly three times more in 2018 than it was in 2015.

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Give your Mum the gift of exceptional teas with Newby Teas’ Dutch Roses Edition selection box

This Mother’s Day why not show your mum how special she really is with a perfect cup of tea from Newby’s exclusive Dutch Roses Edition selection box? Whether it’s a reinvigorating tea to kick-start the day, or to enjoy a peaceful moment of tranquillity, Newby’s premium assortment of the finest whole-leaf green tea and tisanes is the perfect gift for mums who deserve the… Read More

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Why High-end brands need digital

If you’re a luxury brand, it’s important to know that 80% of your sales are influenced by online activity. This figure shouldn’t come as a surprise in 2019, as this is the year where many businesses across industries have implemented a digital marketing strategy that ensures conversions.

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Striking A Balance Between Successful Brand Image And Customer Service For Luxury Brands

Striking A Balance Between Successful Brand Image And Customer Service For Luxury Brands If you’re a luxury brand, making sure that your products or services appeals to your target market is essential. Brand awareness is one of the most significant factors that contribute to the successful running of a business. You want to make a great first impression that will last if you have… Read More

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Landmarks in the UK with the best accessibility

Landmarks in the UK with the best accessibility If you’re looking for some great days out where accessibility isn’t a problem, then look no further. This list has been put together by mobility stairlifts suppliers Acorn Stairlifts, to ensure you know where all the top most accessible UK landmarks are! National Space CentreExplore the stars at the UK’s biggest planetarium. Take in some of… Read More

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LUXlife 2019 St Patrick’s Day Drinks Guide

It’s that time of the year again when the streets are painted green, clovers adorn every item of clothing, and people search for just a touch of that patented Irish luck. By all regards, St Patrick’s Day is the one of the largest of spring events, as people come together to celebrate a shared culture. In the spirit of the day, LUXlife Magazine has… Read More

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ELICITE OPENS UP THE WORLD OF FINE WINE

THE NEW FINE WINE EXPERIENCE AND ONLINE DESTINATION ELICITE, the new fine wine experience, will open up the world of fine wine using beautifully produced and engaging digital content to guide visitors on a journey of discovery. The online destination will feature educational films, making it easy and enjoyable to learn about fine wine; empowering and inspiring people to purchase and taste with confidence…. Read More

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“Bump & Mind’ launches luxury hypnobirthing & pregnancy wellness retreats.

From the 22nd-25th of March hypnobirthing and pregnancy wellness company ‘Bump and Mind’ are launching their luxury retreats. As the only retreat of its kind, this threeday break will be held in the idyllic Isle of Wight countryside at Northcourt Manor. Expectant parents will enjoy a Royal College of Midwives accredited KGHypnobirthing course, exclusive maternity fitness programme, partner yoga, relaxation workshops and a pregnancy… Read More

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The Ultimate Guide to Central London

Central London is a tourist hotspot filled with world-famous tourist attractions and renowned sites. It’s home to the West End and the Queen, as well as where you’ll find some of the most glamorous and lavish postcodes in the country, from Kensington and Knightsbridge to Marylebone and Mayfair. Whether you’re visiting for the day or you’re lucky enough to be able to spend a… Read More

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Hamilton Grand – A Unique Opportunity In An Increasing Buoyant Scottish Million Pound Property Market

Hamilton Grand, the “second most photographed building in golf” comprising 26 luxury residences on the 18th hole of St Andrews’ Old Course, is an excellent reflection of the increasingly buoyant million-pound property market in Scotland. North of the border, there were 211 property sales above £1m last year, which is the highest number since 2008, and Hamilton Grand alone accounted for four of the… Read More

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Artist Hannah Shergold announces collaboration with Born Free Foundation for new Mayfair exhibition

Artist Hannah Shergold has announced a new collection in collaboration with the Born Free Foundation. The collection is inspired by the charity’s incredible work promoting the survival of threatened species in the wild and will be showcased at a two-week exhibition at La Galleria, Mayfair, from 17-29th June. A painting will be selected and auctioned at the Private View with all proceeds being donated… Read More

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Commuter Must-Haves for the Tech-Savvy

Commuting life isn’t always much fun. In fact, for the majority, it can be tedious, monotonous and may even feel like a complete waste of time. However, with the commute often being an essential part of your daily routine, how can you make the most out of it? Here are some great techy ideas that we’re sure you’ll love: An Electric Bike If there’s… Read More

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Estonia: Holidaying in a Real-Life Fairytale

Estonia: Holidaying in a Real-Life Fairytale Looking for a quirky holiday destination filled with breath-taking, picturesque sights? Look towards northern Europe to the beautiful country of Estonia and add it to your travel bucket list. It may not be the first holiday destination that comes to mind, but Estonia can offer adventurers plenty of new and unique experiences, amongst fairytale-like surroundings. Here are a… Read More

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GIVE MUM A GIGGLE THIS MOTHER’S DAY WITH PERSONALISED GIFTS AND CARDS

Mother’s Day (31st March) is fast approaching, it’s time to pull up your socks and get organised. Vanilla Reindeer can do the hard work for you with plenty of beautiful personalised gift options to show mum just how much you care.  Vanilla Reindeer’s personalised gifts couldn’t be easier – choose your favourite photos of mum or some of your silliest selfies of you and… Read More

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Masoud Akhavanjam presents two new sculptures in the Giardini Marinaressa alongside 2019 Venice Biennale

Masoud Akhavanjam – Dilemma of Man & Metamorphosis Giardini Marinaressa, East Garden, Venice Sunday 11 May 2019 to Friday 24 November 2019 Preview days 9-10 May (works in situ from 1 May) Iranian Iranian sculptor Masoud Akhavanjam will exhibit two large scale, stainless steel sculptures, as part of the GAA Foundation’s PERSONAL STRUCTURES – open borders exhibition, in the context of the 2019 Venice… Read More

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

Show love and appreciation to a special woman in your life and celebrate this year’s International Woman’s Day at The 5* Chedi Luštica Bay in Montenegro. Pamper her with a spa treatment, surprise her with a romantic four-course dinner at the Asian inspired marina restaurant The Spot, and let her mind and soul surrender to the mesmerising views of the Adriatic Sea for a… Read More

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SIX SENSES RESIDENCES COURCHEVEL JOINS ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN FOR THE PERFECT PAIRING

Six Senses Residences Courchevel is delighted to be partnering again this season with Rolls-Royce. The pre-eminent motoring company recently launched Rolls-Royce Cullinan, its first all-terrain SUV which makes luxury off-road travel a reality for the first time. Whether a guest is driving or driven to the residences in Courchevel 1850, it is the ultimate way to arrive. The marque has returned to Six Senses… Read More

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BERKELEY HOMES REVEALS PLANS FOR FIRST PHASE OF MAJOR CENTRAL LONDON DEVELOPMENT, OVAL VILLAGE

• The first phase of Oval Village will launch on the 16th February with 286 Manhattan, one two and three bed apartments starting at £470,000 • When complete, Oval Village will be a major new central London destination consisting of 1,309 homes at the historic Oval Gasholders site   • Oval Village will be extremely accessible, with Vauxhall (Zone 1) and Oval (Zone 2) stations… Read More

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Style Icon: How the Palais-Royal Influenced Generations

France has always been the epicentre of fashion and opulence. From today’s brands such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel to those from yesteryear, France has always led the way when it comes to style.

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BLUEMINT Launches SS19 Collection

London based lifestyle brand Bluemint launches its SS19 collection which pays homage to the essence of summer with bold colours mixed with an ode to classic prints, stripes and dots. Renowned for its craftsmanship, Bluemint designs beachwear staples for well-travelled individuals. Inspired by art, travel and photography. Launched in 2013 by its founder Dogu, the brand’s vision was to capture its Mediterranean heritage within… Read More

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Forest Fresh

Entitled Forest Fresh, the exhibition is comprised of eleven variously scaled oil paintings, along with sketches executed in the same medium on floppy disks. Playing off the exhibition’s title, which takes its name from one of the works in the show, the artist will create a walk through installation made up of sixteen undecorated, artificial Christmas trees, along with an audio soundtrack of birdsong and pine scented air-fresheners.

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Emotions Go to Work

Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present an interactive installation by the New York-based artist Zoe Beloff. Entitled Emotions Go to Work, the exhibition examines how technology, through a variety of means — be it internet marketing or Artificial Intelligence — is increasingly able to read our feelings and transform them into valuable assets.

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A COVEN A GROVE A STAND

Firstsite, Colchester, is delighted to present A COVEN A GROVE A STAND, a major exhibition by the artist susan pui san lok. The installation explores the folklore surrounding witchcraft and the history of the witch persecutions across East Anglia in the 16th and 17th centuries, including the campaign led by Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled ‘Witchfinder General.’

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Start-Up Celebrates Sweet Win With Collaboration At Five Star London Hotel

THE FUTURE is looking sweet for fledgling Start-up ‘Diet Starts Tomorrow’ having landed a much-coveted spot on the in-room dining menu of legendary five-star hotel The May Fair in London. Launched just eight months ago, Diet Starts Tomorrow, which offers monthly subscription boxes of gourmet sweets and treats is the brainchild of young entrepreneurs, co-founders and friends Charlie Terry and Mikey Pearce. The May… Read More

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Luxury Watches: A Guide To Purchasing Your Perfect Timepiece

Truly luxury watches are an investment: alongside the thousands of pounds they cost, there is also the servicing and maintenance that they require to ensure they continue to run in perfect order. However, a luxury watch is also a masterpiece of engineering, and as such can last the wearer their entire life and, in some cases, be an investment for their future. LUXlife Staff… Read More

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5 Tips on Buying a Ski Property

With record snowfall this year and last across the Alps, many will be making the most of it and heading off for their annual fix of adrenaline and exercise. For skiers ‘there is no such thing as too much snow!’. For those that want to enjoy the mountains all year round, buying an alpine property can be a great lifestyle and financial investment. And… Read More

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Innovative Technology Bringing New Efficiency To Relaxation

Technology has played a large part in making all of our lives more comfortable, but its contributions are often misunderstood or understated. The best technological advancements for many of us come from miniaturization, so it makes sense that we would benefit most from that which goes unseen.

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Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield is a four-star luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Lake Windermere in the resort town of Bowness-on-Windermere in the Lake District. The hotel sits amidst six acres of landscaped gardens with unrivalled views over England’s largest lake.