+ Zambia

Visit a Zambian Legacy That Gives Back to The Local Community

As the eyes of the world turned to Southern Africa following the royal tour of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the staff at Tongabezi in Zambia are continuing a legacy that does not necessarily attract the attention of celebrities but is treasured by those who work and visit this unique destination.

+ Kindness is strength

World Kindness Day sees relaunch of super-limited “Kindness is Strength” print by Wonderland and letterpress design god Anthony Burrill

Launching on World Kindness Day (13th November), 100% of proceeds from the sale will be split between two worthy organisations: the Bristol homeless charity Caring in Bristol, and a whale and dolphin conservation project in Senegal.

+ Vegas

Would You Like an Upgrade? Luxury Perks and iGaming Sites

The perk culture in the world’s casino playgrounds like Macau and Las Vegas is almost legendary. But what about online gaming sites, which have become a multi-billion-pound arm of the gaming industry? What are the perks like? Can you really have a luxury experience online?

+ Stanley Spencer

Stanley Spencer’s Swan Upping returns to Cookham

Built around one of the artist’s most celebrated works, Swan Upping at Cookham (1915 -1919), the exhibition brings together rarely seen paintings and drawings from the Gallery’s collection to reveal one of Spencer’s inspirations, the River Thames.

+ Pops of colour

Making Mexican Masterpieces

Known for her playful use of acrylics to create breath-takingly bold and hypnotic works of art, Marcela Solana is an up-and-coming artist from Mexico with a matchless passion and love of colour. Expertly combining an array of aesthetics and techniques, Marcela’s work is truly outstanding. Following her global success, we caught up with Marcela to learn more about what drives her, and how her love for art became a global sensation.

+ Christmas gift guide cover

The LUXLife Christmas Gift Guide 2019

The festive season is just around the corner, and what better time than now to start Christmas shopping. Here at LUXlife, we have compiled the ultimate Christmas gift guide to suite all of your needs. So whether you’re looking for the latest technology, a yuletide beverage to share with friends or gifts for the children, our guide has it all.

+ Saatchi Gallery

French artist Cyril de Commarque transforms the Saatchi Gallery with major installation

Created as a response to Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, which will be displayed at Saatchi Gallery for six months from November to May 2020, the artist invites the viewer to contemplate notions of legacy and transition.

+ Starbucks xmas menu

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a festive Starbucks coffee!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and today Starbucks launches its best range of Christmas food and drinks yet.

+ Holiday like the royals

How to holiday like the Royals for a fraction of the price

Stunning sea views, lavish interiors and a small army of chefs, masseuses and yoga instructors on standby – these luxuries are absolute essentials when Royals like Harry and Meghan head off on holiday. With price tags hitting £100k per week for these beach paradises, how can we ordinary folk enjoy a taste of the gilded lifestyle for less on our getaways?

+ Firetree chocolate

Firetree: It’s all about ‘Taste and Quality’ in the Super-Premium Chocolate Sector

Firetree, the single-estate rich volcanic chocolate from the Pacific Islands and Madagascar, was founded in 2017 by David Zulman, Martyn O’Dare and Aidan Bishop who between them have over 85 years’ experience in the chocolate industry.

+ Quentin Blake

New works by Illustrator Sir Quentin Blake will be presented in an exhibition by Shapero Rare Books

Famous for his work with Roald Dahl — he provided the illustrations for The incredible Mr Fox, Matilda, The BFG and Charlie and Chocolate Factory, amongst others — Anthology follows a highly-acclaimed presentation of Blake’s work at Hastings Contemporary in the summer.

+ Porsche

5 essential questions to consider when shopping for a new car

Buying a new car is a momentous and exciting occasion for anyone. It’s a time where you can indulge in purchasing the car you’ve always dreamt of- but what should you consider when shopping for a new car? The experts at Design 911 have whittled it down to 5 essential questions to consider in order to make the most painless purchase possible. This way, you can drive the car of your dreams with confidence in your purchase.

+ Key Caribe

Unlocking the Caribbean

Opening the door for you to explore the Caribbean, Key Caribe offers its customers a deeply personal service that has only one purpose – ensuring that you have the best holiday possible.

+ Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield Launches ‘Afternoon Tea and Sail’ Package

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere amongst the Cumbrian Hills, has launched an ‘Afternoon Tea & Sail’ package. Guests can relax in the Laura Ashley designed Lounge Bar, Drawing Room or Library at The Belsfield and indulge in afternoon tea before walking directly through the hotel’s landscaped gardens to Bowness Bay to enjoy a lake cruise.

+ InterContinental Alex

Iconic InterContinental Hotels commission luxury London Artist

Fresh from the success of creating an eye-catching art installation seen around the world, young artist Alexander Hall has revealed his latest commission…

+ Day Of The Dead

The Lux Life Halloween 2019 Experience Guide

Halloween is almost upon us and the spooky festivities are everywhere. Whether you’re in the mood for a vibrant Day of the Dead themed parade, a murder mystery weekend, or child friendly experience to enjoy with the kids, our Halloween experience guide has something for everyone to enjoy.

+ Whiskey masterclass

Scarfes And Scotch: A Walk Through The World Of Scotch Whisky

London’s celebrated Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London has launched a luxury whisky masterclass: ‘Scarfes and Scotch: a walk through the world of Scotch whisky’. The unique experience immerses guests in the world of whisky, with quintessential Scarfes twists and tweaks, for a memorable and educational journey through Scotland’s most iconic spirit.

+ Glass House Retreat

The UK’s first purpose-built detox and wellness retreat has launched this autumn

Glass House Retreat is the UK’s first purpose-built spa, detox and weight loss retreat set in the heart of the Essex countryside, less than an hour from Central London.

+ Brain Cactus

Spooky Plants to Spruce up Your Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. The spookiest time of the year sees people of all ages get excited; pumpkin sales will go through the roof as we all try a new artistic design, while houses and establishments will be awash with fake blood, spiders’ webs, and skeletons. But, what if you could enhance your Halloween décor by including some of the world’s spookiest looking plants?

+ Halloween beverages

Halloween beverage tips and recipes that will create a fully immersive spooktacular experience

Halloween is becoming scarily popular, with an estimated UK consumer spend of £420m in 2018. As the nation continues its love affair with Halloween, 2019 celebrations are set to be bigger and better than ever before. So the odd ghoulish decoration behind the bar and Thriller on repeat will no longer inspire the increasingly expectant consumer.

+ Primal-snack-box

Subscription Box Spotlight: Go Primal With Primal Snack Box

By all regards, the subscription box market is booming, expanding to new sub-sectors, and growing to accommodate the most niche of markets. However, subscription boxes remain a true goliath in the food and beverage industry, with a bounty of offerings for those looking for something special, unique or tailored to their needs. Enter Primal Snack Box. We spoke with Director Danny James to find out more.

+ Pink Boutique Halloween Collection

Pink Boutique’s guide on what to wear for Halloween if you don’t want to dress up

If the idea of dressing up head to toe in a costume for Halloween makes you shriek with fear, then rest safe in the knowledge that there are ways to cheat the dress code. Pink Boutique believes you should still be able to feel glamorous on the scariest night of the year and that your outfit ideas should feature quality pieces that you can wear time and time again.

+ Phantom Frappuccino

Who you gonna call? The NEW Starbucks Phantom Frappuccino!

Introducing the first ever black Frappuccino to Starbucks fans in Europe- available for a limited time only from 26 – 31 October in stores across the UK.

+ Halloween Gift Guide 2019

LUXlife 2019 Halloween Gift Guide

Halloween has come around once again, and so it’s time to buy in the pumpkins and sweet treats to mark the occasion. Here at LUXlife, we have compiled a Halloween gift guide to suite all of your needs. So whether you need some gory themed tipples, last minute fancy dress ideas or something as specific as a personalised Halloween themed gift bag, our guide has it all.

+ Five tips for buying your engagement ring in 2019

Five tips for buying your engagement ring in 2019

Getting engaged should be one of the most romantic and exciting times in a person’s life. However, it can be stressful for people who don’t know where to start when it comes to picking an engagement ring.

The Winners of the 2019 Winter Sports Awards

LUX Life Magazine Announces The Winners of the 2019 Winter Sports Awards. United Kingdom, 2019- LUXlife magazine announces the winners of the 2019 Winter Sports Awards. Making its debut at LUX magazine, the 2019 Winter Sports Awards aim to provide recognition and reward those deserving candidates within this diverse and exciting sector. With indoor skiing and snowboarding becoming ever more popular, the world of… Read More

+ Nature Squared

Nature Squared have exhibited a series of new, sustainable and natural designs within the VIP suite at this year’s Independent Hotel Show

Nature Squared have been at the cutting-edge of sustainability and social responsibility for the past 18 years. They are one of the most esteemed natural material specialists in the interiors sector; collaborating with a variety of luxury brands, as well as designers, that include the likes of Rolls Royce, BMW, MontBlanc, Bethan Gray and Victorinox.

+ Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic

Autograph collection hotels extend Swiss portfolio with addition of Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic in Montreux

Autograph Collection Hotels has unveiled the latest addition to its distinctive collection of one-of-a-kind independent hotels around the world. Located in the picturesque town of Montreux, the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic embodies Autograph Collection Hotels’ values of vision, design and craft and marks the brand’s third property in Switzerland.

+ Deptford

South East London arts festival, Deptford celebrates its 21st with its largest programme to date

Deptford X, London’s longest running contemporary visual arts festival, celebrates its twenty-first birthday this year with its largest programme to date. New director Nathalie Boobis has curated twelve major projects, five of which have been specially commissioned. These will be bolstered by almost 100 fringe events drawn from the local community.

+ Ted’s Grooming Room

Ted’s Grooming Room launches first ever VIP barbering experience in an exclusive Mayfair Location

Hidden in the exclusive lower ground floor beneath Ted’s Grooming Room in Mayfair; the VIP Seat is reserved for London’s most discerning gentlemen who wish to have a top-shelf whiskey in hand while their expert barber exceeds their grooming expectations.

+ Citadines

Retrace your literary heroes with Citadines

The London Literature Festival is returning to the Southbank Centre London this month for its 13th year. The festival brings together global literary greats, artists and emerging talents for 11 days of exclusive appearances, readings, performances, poetry, talks, debates, displays and book launches. To celebrate, Citadines, a collection of apart’hotels in London, has shared their top locations for literary fans to visit and retrace the steps of their heroes.

+ Eileen Cooper

Eileen Cooper RA, will be exhibiting her Personal Space collection at Huxley-Parlour Gallery from this week

The 15 new works presented fuse objective drawing from life, a new part of her practice, with the instantly recognisable, imaginative works she is known for. The focus of the exhibition is on the female figure in private and intimate spaces, expanding on themes Cooper has explored throughout her forty-year career, those of universal female experience, primarily fertility, sexuality and motherhood.

+ Translation apps

The 5 Best Language Translation Apps

Let’s face it, learning another language can be hard. However, simple greetings and understanding of a language can show that you respect a country’s culture when travelling and help build business relationships. To make your life easier travelling abroad, the experts at Absolute Translations have compiled a list of the 5 best language translation apps that are compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

+ The Grand Prismatic Spring, USA

The Top 7 Most Beautiful Hot Springs in The World

Hot springs are some of the most amazing natural wonders in the world. They are formed when hot water emerges through cracks in the earth’s surface, producing extremely high temperatures at the centre of the spring. The springs are so hot that they create some of earths greatest phenomena. The experts at Property Turkey have narrowed it down to the top 7 most beautiful hot springs in the world so you can plan your next peaceful, luxury getaway.

+ Scottish Highlands

An Autumnal Foraging Break in the Highlands at Five-Star Dunalastair Hotel Suites

This Autumn, embrace the trend of farm to fork dining and head to the Highlands for a luxurious stay at the five-star Dunalastair Hotel Suites where the head-chef will lead guests on a culinary journey through the incredible rugged landscape foraging for the freshest ingredients.

+ Ben Turnbull

Acclaimed artist Ben Turnbull will be showcasing his American History X volume III, Manifest Decimation collection at Bermondsey Project Space

The show is the artist’s first since his highly-acclaimed Saatchi Gallery presentation in 2017 and extends Turnbull’s ongoing exploration of American political and social culture.