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The World’s Best Views From Incredible Heights

Everyone wants to explore an array of different countries. In a world where we’ve become fully focused on aesthetics, we don’t mind settling on a quick trip to Spain for a pretty awesome view that can be uploaded straight to Instagram for all of our followers to see  But where should you be heading?  UK: The Shard, London Known as the highest viewpoint of… Read More

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UK jewellery laws to keep in mind before buying an engagement ring

It might come as a surprise to many that there’s certain rules and regulations to keep in mind ahead of purchasing jewellery. For example, hallmarking can guarantee purity and the independent certification of a diamond can prove that the stone has been graded by an unbiased and professional examination.  With some help from Angelic Diamonds, suppliers of bespoke yellow gold engagement rings, lets take… Read More

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How many of these fictional streets have you heard of?

Everyone wants to emerge themselves into the universe of our favourite characters. Whether this is associated with soap operas or cinematic masterpieces, we’ve become extremely familiar with the streets many of these people grew up on — but what are some of the most known?   Mary Poppins’ Cherry Tree Lane If you’ve recently watched Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt, you’ll definitely feel… Read More

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Donald Sultan: Dark Objects Works 1977-2019

The acclaimed American figurative painter Donald Sultan is to receive his first U.K retrospective at Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, opening June 5, 2019.  Arranged over two floors, the exhibition is comprised of 17 works produced between 1977 and 2019 and features three canvasses from his seminal Disaster Paintings series. Sultan has not shown in London in 10 years, so this exhibition is timely, providing an… Read More

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LUXlife’s Interview with Travel & Book influencer Lucy Pearson

LUXlife had a chance to sit down and interview Lucy Pearson, who ditched her day job to follow her passion and become an influencer who shares her passion for travelling and books four years ago. Lucy now makes a living sharing news about independent bookstores, new book launches, literary hotels, alongside running literary book workshops through her website The Literary Edit.   She also recently… Read More

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Books for your Dad

Let’s face it, finding the perfect gift for someone can be difficult. However, here to help Lux Life has compiled a list of the best gift ideas for those who are passionate about books. And with Father’s Day just around the corner, you can’t go wrong picking a luxury publication from The Folio Society for the dad who loves to read.   With more than… Read More

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INTRODUCING BELGROVE – A PREMIUM, LUXURY HAZELNUT RUM NOW AVAILABLE AT SELFRIDGES

A newly launched rum brand is set to offer even the most discerning palate a truly premium tasting experience. Created by North West entrepreneur Edmund Wood, Belgrove is a single-origin Demerara rum, painstakingly developed to create the highest quality spirit  Belgrove Rum is distilled from pure Demerara sugar cane grown on the mineral-rich banks of the Demerara River in Guyana. The rum is infused… Read More

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The Best 5 Wine Apps making it WAY less overwhelming to buy a bottle of wine

Like a fine wine, we’ve got better with age and now wine apps are a thing. The world of wine can be overwhelming, intimidating and complex with ‘vionology’ (a funny term that literally means ‘wine speak’) confusing beginner wine enthusiasts wishing to learn more. Luckily, the experts at Cult Wines have put together a list of the best 5 wine apps to use when… Read More

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For An Ibiza Weekender Rooted In Wellness, Look No Further

For guests seeking an exceptional Ibiza experience rooted in wellness and wellbeing, look no further than Mikasa, a beautiful boutique hotel with rooms inspired by the four seasons and twelve different moons. Bordered by one of the region’s finest yoga establishments, this is the perfect hotel for a relaxing break in the sun.

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JOYOUNG LAUNCH THE ULTIMATE STEAM RICE COOKER TO GREAT ACCLAIM IN LONDON

Joyoung’s revolutionary S5 Steam Rice Cooker was launched to great acclaim this week in London at a special event at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, held in association with Tmall. The Institution was chosen by Joyoung because it was founded by another great innovator, George Stephenson, the British engineer behind the first steam engines. Launch of Joyoung’s S5 Steam Rice Cooker, Institution of… Read More

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Family Fun at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Set by Lake Windermere and the Cumbrian Hills, Laura Ashley The Belsfield offers a haven for families looking for an idyllic British break  The four-star hotel welcomes children of all ages with large family rooms available, some featuring a separate lounge area so the whole family can relax and unwind together.  Priced from £229, the Laura Ashley designed family rooms offer luxurious 2000 spring,… Read More

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LONDON-BASED ARCHITECTS SYBARITE DESIGNS CHINA’S MOST LUXURIOUS DEPARTMENT STORE

London-based architecture and design practice Sybarite’s co-founder Torquil McIntosh has been given keys to Xi’an from the mayor of the city for the creation of a new 250,000sqm, 20-storey, luxury landmark SKP store in Xi’an, China’s former capital and home to the famous Qin Dynasty ‘Terracotta Army’. The Xi’an project came after the extraordinary success of the practice’s design and rebranding for SKP Beijing… Read More

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2019 Leading Designers

The 2019 Leading Designers Awards have been designed to recognise the companies, teams and individuals who are excelling in this ever-growing industry

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AYSOY UPDATES ITS ANCIENT CHINESE INSPIRED COLLECTION , CELESTE, WITH BRIGHT NEW PIECES FOR SUMMER

Fine jewellery brand, Nadine Aysoy, has unveiled six new additions to its celebrated ‘Celeste’ collection, as summer fast approaches and festival season kicks in. The Celeste collection has been inspired by art, sculptures and ancient Chinese tradition, using smooth disks of White Jade, which signify harmony, courage and unconditional love; the stone is also said to have powerful healing energies that make challenges seem… Read More

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LUXlife One to One with Marc Ahmed CEO of Scarlet

LUXlife had a chance to have a one to one interview with Scarlet and their CEO Marc Ahmed. Scarlet is one of the world’s most exclusive luxury party and wedding planners.  From bespoke glass house creations for wet weather, to international theatre kitchens and the top venues for throwing a summer extravaganza – Monte Carlo and Chateau de Chantilly – Scarlet has created stunning events around the world. … Read More

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Launch of the ultimate luxury travel watch

Independent watch maker, Culem Watches, will be launching its first automatic luxury dual-time GMT travel watch on 7th May 2019.  Culem combines two passions; mind-expanding travel and luxury watches of the highest craftmanship. A Culem watch is a collection of memories in time, a capsule of your most treasured journeys, and a window into a world of discovery.  Culem Watches are also the world’s… Read More

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Koh Samui is attracting a surge in new property investment

long-established Samujana remains the pre-eminent, independent, secure estate27 Bespoke and Secluded Villas with an Ocean Vista As the Thai property market continues to power ahead, there has been a surge of property and hotel investment in Koh Samui over the last 18 months. Within the large luxury villa market on the island, the Samujana estate has been a consistent market leader. The pre-eminent, owner-managed… Read More

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Got a tech-enthusiast in your life? Choose the diskAshur range of Ultra-Secure portable HDDs and SSDs

Ultra-secure iStorage diskAshur² is the latest gadget to have: Super speed USB 3.1, PIN authenticated, hardware encrypted portable data storage drives with unique EDGE™ technology. Have you got a ‘tech-enthusiast’ in your life and are always wondering what to get them on special occasions?  When they always want the latest devices and with ‘state of the art’ James Bond type features, look no further… Read More

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Is this what luxury travel will look like in the future?

If someone time-traveled from 50 years ago and found themselves in a modern airport, there are many things that would surprise them. However, the planes would still look quite familiar. While major upgrades in safety, avionics, and engines have occurred, the commercial plane is still similar to its counterparts from 50 years ago. In fact, one of the most successful commercial airplanes, the Boeing… Read More

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‘THE NETFLIX OF HEALTH AND FITNESS’ CELEBRATES 10,000 MEMBERS THREE MONTHS AFTER LAUNCH

My Coach School gives members access to the most extensive workout and knowledge-based video library in the world  My Coach School, a newly launch online health and fitness platform, is celebrating reaching 10,000 members since its launch three months ago. Ben Haldon and Lucy Davis My Coach School is an online training academy which allows users to watch hundreds of workouts, recipes, and coaching… Read More

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Laura Ashley The Tea Room Solihull launches brunch menu

Laura Ashley The Tea Room Solihull has launched a new brunch menu offering a variety of delicious brunch dishes alongside their traditional afternoon tea menu. Laura Ashley the Tea Room has also extended its hours and is now open from 10am until 6pm. The new brunch dishes are served from 10am until 1pm and are priced from £4. ‘Egg-citing’ new dishes include savoury breakfast… Read More

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Josef Fischnaller Prächtig

Exhibition dates: 13 – 31 May 2019   Private View: Thursday 16 May, 6 – 8.30pm  Cadogan Contemporary 87 Old Brompton Rd London SW7 3LD www.cadogancontemporary.com Josef Fischnaller, Herbst (Autumn), 2013-2016, C-Print, aluminium dibond and acrylic, 75x100cm © the artist, courtesy of Cadogan Contemporary Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by the Austrian artist Josef Fischnaller. Fischnaller’s artfully constructed photographs… Read More

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Tyne Bank Brewery- The Perfect Festival Tipple

With Summer just around the corner, Tyne Bank Brewery have created a range of perfectly crafted and distinctively fruity beers to suit all tastes this festival season. The popular craft ale brewery, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, uses fresh fruits, herbs and spices along with an array of hops to create a variety of unique tastes resulting in amazing flavours including; the quintessentially British Rhubarb and Custard, the… Read More

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Laura Ashley rebrand begins at Burnham Beeches Hotel

Burnham Beeches Hotel, located in South Buckinghamshire, has revealed a first look at its new Laura Ashley designed bedrooms, as it begins its transformation to rebrand as a Laura Ashley Hotel. The four-star hotel is currently undergoing a major refurbishment and later this year will become the third hotel in the Laura Ashley Hotels portfolio  The newly refurbished bedrooms at Burnham Beeches Hotel are… Read More

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LIFE ISN’T ALWAYS A FAIRY TALE… but what if it could be?

Fine-jewellery brand Aisha Baker launches extension line of its fantasy-themed ‘Mirror, Mirror’ collection Luxury jewellery brand Aisha Baker turns fantasy into reality once again, with the launch of a commercial extension of the brands celebrated ‘Mirror, Mirror’ line.  The collection, which will launch in three parts throughout 2019, has been designed to evoke memories of childhood fairy-tales, the enchanted forests, mysterious castles and bewitching… Read More

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A little bit of luxury…

Everybody needs a bit of luxury occasionally, and what’s better than a fabulous, self-catered luxury getaway  Dorset Coastal Cottages is a brand of Dorset Holiday Cottages Limited, a small family business established over 20 years ago in 1991. Providing luxury cottages which are all rated 5* under the Turnstone Assessment, Dorset Coastal Cottages guarantee the highest of standards ideal for any special occasion or… Read More

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Ilana Manolson Chance Encounters

Cadogan Contemporary 87 Old Brompton Rd London SW7 3LD www.cadogancontemporary.com  Exhibition dates: 23 April – 10 May 2019     Private View: Thursday 25 April, 6 – 8pm   Ilana Manolson, Autumn release, 2018, acrylic on yupo paper on board, 28in x 28in © the artist, courtesy of Cadogan Contemporary ‘Manolson’s long practice of translating her experience of nature into invented landscapes firmly roots her oeuvre in… Read More

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FOR THE SAKE OF SAKÉ FOUR FOX SAKÉ OFFICIALLY ARRIVES IN THE UK

International brand, Four Fox Saké officially arrives in the UK. Spearheaded by London entrepreneurs Oliver Proudlock & Fraser Carruthers, the premium Saké will now be available to purchase through; www.amathusdrinks.com & www.31dover.com. Dedicated to revitalising the ancient tradition of Saké in London the brand is set to make their mark with the backing of Carruthers and Proudlock. As exclusive in its production as it… Read More

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How to Build a Custom Wine Cellar

So, you are ready to start a wine collection, but your storage capacity is severely limited. If that is the case, building a custom wine cellar may not be a bad idea. After all, a real connoisseur should have their private wine collections without feeling apologetic about it and ensure that it is being stored correctly without the worry of damaging the wines. In… Read More

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JOHNNIE COOPER throe on throe

SATTCHI GALLERY  Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road London SW3 4RY www.saatchigallery.com Exhibition Dates: 19 April – 4 May 2019   Pearl City, Shanghai, 2007, acrylic on paper, 53 x 73 cm © Johnnie Cooper, Courtesy of the artist A major survey of work by the acclaimed British artist Johnnie Cooper will take place at Saatchi Gallery, London, opening 19 April 2019. Entitled throe on throe,… Read More

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Accessible landmarks to visit within the UK…

We’ve put together this guide of the UK’s most accessible family-friendly attractions so that families can enjoy quality time together no matter their levels of mobility alongside Lookers, retailer of motability vehicles.

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ARMILLION RELEASES NEW ‘DIAMOND-SET’ CONTACTLESS PAYMENT BRACELET, WITH A £1 MILLION SPENDING LIMIT

Swiss-engineered Armillion takes FinTech to the next level, by dipping its famous bracelet in diamonds and increasing its spending allowance to £1M Contactless payments up to £1,000,000 Supported by Mastercard© Limit can be set by the wearer or purchaser Limit can be increased in further upon request High-Tech Ceramic embraced by 18k White Gold structureSet in 252 brilliant-cut diamonds, 4.6 carats. Water resistant Unlock… Read More

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Are you a car enthusiast? Find out the best days out for you!

With so many ‘supercars’ out there to test drive, driving experience days have become extremely popular. It’s really no surprise there has been a rise in how many members of the public are jumping in the front seat and hitting the revs.

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How to make your garden luxurious in time for summer!

With the rise of home entertainment becoming apparent in the UK, there’s a need to keep your garden space clean and tidy at all times. Admittedly, we aren’t all gardening experts and we can often neglect our spaces during the colder months. In fact, the British public are wasting up to £672 million each year as we don’t know how to best look after our garden space.

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Are You Looking for a Guilt-Free Vacation?

As of late, there has been a significant rise in the number of holidaymakers and, in turn, the number of holiday deals and travel options in order to satisfy this burgeoning demand. Encouraging as this development can seem, it is also causing a palpable negative impact on an already fragile environment. Now more than ever, it is crucial that we are aware of our carbon footprint, and what our holidaymaking means for our planet. After all, if not us, then who?

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Art Deco meets Bold Luxury: Lennox Hotel Miami Beach to launch this Summer

Original 1930s Art Deco and Mediterranean Revival property has been restored and transformed into a piece of living history   Boutique hotel offers 119 rooms, restaurant, private beach area, and Mediterranean-style courtyard with swimming pool and poolside bar   Interiors are curated by acclaimed Argentinian interior designer Juan Ciavarella A striking new modern hotel, combining contemporary design with original Art Deco design, is on… Read More