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Explore West Sussex

To mark the release of new film, Mary Queen of Scots, on 18th January 2019, Mulberry Cottages has shared four properties perfect for exploring Cowdray Ruins – where a scene from the film was shot.

Mary Queen of Scots is based on the 2004 biography, My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots by Professor John Guy. The cast and crew of the 2019 film, starring Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and David Tennant, were spotted filming at Cowdray Ruins in Midhurst, West Sussex, where Mulberry Cottages has a choice of properties ideally located for visiting the ruins.

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Trate: Emotive Brutes

Entitled Emotive Brutes, the show is comprised of a suite of large-scale works in oil, all executed between 2017 and 2018. The paintings display Trate’s haunting, childlike aesthetic, chronicling the human condition through traceable brush strokes and reimagined facial traits, layered over distinctive colour patterns.

+ Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour

Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour

Fantastic Flavours is an ice cream parlour with a difference. Founded by husband and wife team Miceál O’Hurley and Oksana Shadrina, Fantastic Flavours is a delightful mid-century style American Ice Cream Parlour in the centre of Youghal, Ireland. Recognised in LUXLife Magazine’s 2019 Restaurant & Bar Awards, we spoke with Miceál to find out more about his efforts to reinvigorate a dying craft in the country

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Christmas Isn’t Over Yet at The 5* Chedi Luštica Bay

This year, The Chedi Luštica Bay is celebrating its first winter season from December through to February with Christmas festivities and traditions of Montenegro.

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Stay Resolute: Start The Year as You Mean To Go On

Making resolutions for the year is a tradition which harks back centuries, as the promise of a fresh start prompts us to make changes within ourselves. Whether you want to use less plastic, or cut down on Netflix binges, you’re bound to start full of optimism, but perhaps lack a solid strategy.

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Luxury Travel: How Rich People Travel the World

In the era of AirBnB and budget flights to pretty much anywhere on Earth, it has never been easier for an ordinary person to feel like a millionaire, at least for a few days. Even rooms at some of Europe’s most luxurious hotels are now affordable to anyone on an average salary.

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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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Five Quirky Hotels So You Can Holiday In Style

In today’s hotel market, it’s important to stand out, but with so many establishments now desperate to be different it can be hard to tell the genuinely unique and venues simply trying to entice guests with a quirk. As such, Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson gives us the low-down on five truly unforgettable experiences you can enjoy around the world so that you can have… Read More

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Five Tips On How To Travel The World With Only Hand Luggage (And Still Look Fabulous)

LUXlife Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson has travelled the world with just a 25-litre backpack, and still managed to impress CEOs, Business Leaders and fellow journalists alike with her outfits. She explains how she does it and why it has made her life so much easier.  Having travelled across the globe on press trips, holidays and exercises to free myself of wanderlust, over the years… Read More

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Twixmas Breaks with Mulberry Cottages

Taking a break between Christmas and New Year – the time also known as Twixmas – has become a popular option to make the most of annual leave, continue the celebrations, and to have a well-deserved break following the hectic Christmas period. For the ultimate Twixmas staycation, leading boutique holiday lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has shared four properties with availability during Twixmas so that… Read More

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A Perfect Getaway to the Beautiful English Countryside

A traditional British pub located in Highclere, the Yew Tree Inn offers eight cosy, cottagestyle rooms for guests to rest in, in the heart of the English countryside. Recently, LUX Life were welcomed into the humble inn where we discovered more about the charming décor, tried the delicious food and soaked up the idyllic location.

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The Dundas Arms, A Hidden Gem

Situated ideally between the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal in the charming town of Kintbury, The Dundas Arms 18th-century Grade II listed inn is an idyllic place to enjoy a pint or glass of wine by the river. Following our recent trip to the quaint inn, we reflect on our time at The Dundas Arms, revealing the hidden gems of the picturesque escape.

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Aurora Pets – where function, design and style collide

Our mission is to find the world’s highest quality products for pets that are fashionably elegant and seamlessly blend in with your own style. We realise the importance of buying products made with un-compromised high-quality materials that are timeless and stylish. Experience Aurora Pets and see the latest collections of luxury dog accessories and designer apparel from the best international designers.

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Delicious Christmas Treats For All The Family

Christmas is a time for family, fun, and of course, food! Having created a Christmas Gift Guide on social media to showcase the best presents for everyone, LUXlife’s Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson decided to offer a Food Guide so that you can tuck into some decedent treats on the big day!   With Christmas fast approaching and shoppers already scouring the supermarkets for the… Read More

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Leaflet marketing for your beauty business

Hair and beauty is one of those industries that customers are willing to pay for quality — looking good is big business. Women spend up to £40,000 on hair and £100,000 on make-up in their lifetime, according to hairtrade.com, and few people will book an appointment at a salon that looks shabby. So, it’s important that you project professionalism at all times and portray… Read More

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2019 Best of the Wedding Industry awards

Now in its second year, the 2019 Best of the Wedding Industry programme has been designed to recognise the businesses and individuals who go above and beyond to make every wedding day special – those who help make the journey from engagement to becoming a married couple as perfect as possible.
Worth billions, the wedding industry is a vibrant and eclectic space encompassing everyone from wedding planners and decorators through to tailors, hotels, photographers and everything in between. With couples constantly looking for new and creative ways to share their special day, the market has become incredibly diverse.

How the Internet Reinvented Poker

Poker has been a popular card game for centuries, with some historians tracing it all the way back to the 16th Persian card game called As Nas and others linking it to traditional French and Spanish games. By the end of the 19th century, it had become popular in the US and would later spread across to Europe.

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How to Make Your Home Look More Luxurious

We aren’t all blessed enough to live in giant country homes or hang multimillion pound pieces of art on our walls. That doesn’t, however, mean that we can’t live luxuriously. Your home is your palace, whether you’re living in a 14-bedroom manor or a tiny studio apartment. With some savvy design know-how, anybody can make their home look and feel like the interior of a luxury hotel. Here’s how.

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The Luxury Network

The Luxury Network UK, the private membership club is delighted to announce its fifth birthday. They are celebrating their expertise in amplifying brands and businesses for success, and the achievements of their members.

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Beautiful Books To Bestow On Your Loved Ones This Christmas

Stunning books will brighten any bookshelf, and this Christmas there are some great offerings available for those who want the gift of knowledge, as our Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson explores.  What do you get the special person in your life who has everything? A beautiful book! In the age of technology, books offer a combination of tradition and flare that will never go out… Read More

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The Private Jet v The Chartered Yacht

Most people have the same assumptions when it comes to luxury travel. Of course, it’s easy to assume that all expensive voyages will be identical in quality. However, not all high-end travel experiences are the same.

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What Different Types of Private Jet Planes Are There?

Private jets come in all different shapes and sizes. Some are better than others, due to the fact they’re more spacious, comfortable, or include more high-end features and luxury services. There’s a diverse range of private jets to hop aboard, but only some will get the job done in a truly satisfying style.

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Making a Measurable Impact

Gradient Experiential is an award-winning, global, integrated experiential and digital agency. The teams are comprised of strategists and creative thinkers, producers and digital specialists. Recently, we profiled the firm and spoke to Managing Partner, Pauline Oudin to discover more about the innovative solutions they provide.

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How to Explore Canada’s Stunning Natural Landscape with Luxury

One thing is for sure: Canada has something for everyone. Whether you are looking for brimming urban nightlife or craving to go hiking in stunning natural surroundings, the Great White North can cater to every taste – and it sure offers some great lush options for those of us who love to explore nature with luxury.

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Laura Ashley The Tea Room opens at The Chace Hotel, Coventry

Following the success of Laura Ashley The Tea Room in Solihull and Burnham, the company has today announced the opening of Laura Ashley The Tea Room at The Chace Hotel, Coventry.

Are These Luxury Ski Resorts the Best in the World?

With every passing World Ski Awards, it becomes clearer that Europe is the place to visit if you’re looking for some great slopes and cute chalets.

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Janette Kerr: North

‘Janette Kerr, in my estimation, is the best painter of the sea in these islands… one of her greatest assets is the quality of her brushwork … it is dynamic and suggestive, and has an organic life of its own.’ – Brian Fallon, author and art critic

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Jbr Capital Reveals Most Popular Supercars Across Britain

Buyers in the north of England and Scotland are most likely to buy British-based exotica, according to new research of Britain’s supercar buying habits, says JBR Capital.

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Tron – the crypto with a distinct niche

Source: Tron website Cryptocurrencies have captured the mainstream media headlines for over a year now. Even as people overcome the overwhelming scepticism of cryptocurrency, a new name joins the band and makes waves, making investors sit up and watch out. Similar to the stock market where each company wants to create niche distinct from peers and not be seen as just one of the players… Read More

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The plus-size clothing market in 2018 and beyond

Is plus-size a growing sector of fashion? For the past few years, not only has there appeared to be a surge in clothing brands stocking solely plus-size clothing, but many established womenswear companies also now offer dedicated plus-size departments. So, how has the plus-size market developed and what do experts predict for it in the future? From its net worth to emerging trends in… Read More

Top 10: Sustainable Cities Around The World

Year or year, the global population increases and technology developments mean that we are changing the way we live our lives and as a result, the sustainability of our planet is in greater danger than ever before. From the release of harmful emissions to extradentary levels of waste — it’s becoming unbearable. Governments and local authorities across the globe are feeling the pressure of… Read More

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Where to head for a luxury winter break

We’ve been absolutely blessed with summer weather this year in Britain, haven’t we? However, all good things come to an end and the miserable winter months are upon us.

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Sex & Sensuality from 16th – 20th Century

This winter, Rafael Valls hosts Sex & Sensuality, an exhibition examining eroticism in paintings and drawings of the male and female nude from 16th Century through to 20th Century. The exhibition will run from 26 November – 21 December 2018 at Rafael Valls Ltd, 11 Duke Street St James’, London SW1. Artworks range from about £5,000 – £1,000,000.

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New Quirky Properties from Mulberry Cottages

New Quirky Properties from Mulberry Cottages Leading boutique holiday lettings agency Mulberry Cottages is regularly adding new properties to their website. Here are five unique new additions to the Mulberry Cottages portfolio. Barefoot Beach House, Camber Sands, Sussex Sleeps 8 Pet friendly: 3 nights £1300/ 7 nights £1800 Barefoot Beach House is sat right on beach at Camber Sands with stunning panoramic views. The property… Read More

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The best destinations for autumn sun

As autumn approaches, there’s still time to make the most of the sun by travelling to warmer climes. Ten Lifestyle Group recommends some of the top destinations to top up the tan in serious style.

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Face Value

SJ Fuerst, Trophy Wall, Oil on canvas, 96.5cm x 127cm Albany Arts Communications is delighted to announce Lot 5 Collective’s fourth exhibition, Face Value, will be staged at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery, London, running from 8 – 17 November 2018. The six artists that make up the collective, Lizet Dingemans, SJ Fuerst, Lucas Garcia, Luca Indraccolo, Helen Masacz and Harriet Spratt, seek to… Read More