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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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The World’s Most Luxurious Chalet Interiors

-The incredible snowfall the past year had a very positive The design of ski chalets can often be constrained to the surrounding climate.  – The interiors can be functional – structures for pre-ski preparation and après-ski relaxation – and they can often be lacking in imagination.  – In the recent years there has been incredible snowfall and bookings have increased by 77%. – Chalets… Read More

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The Chace Hotel Coventry to rebrand as a Laura Ashley Hotel

Laura Ashley Hotels today announced it is expanding its portfolio with the addition of The Chace Hotel, in Coventry.  The 66-bedroom hotel is undergoing a major refurbishment to bring it in line with Laura Ashley brand standards. The elegant new interiors will showcase the Laura Ashley Home range and its exquisite, high-quality inherently British fabrics and furnishings throughout.  The Chace Hotel is a stunning… Read More

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New Rocco Forte Hotels across Italy & Shanghai

As spring has sprung is 2019, check out the new Rocco Forte Hotels to vist this year.  Hotel De La Ville, A Rocco Forte Hotel    Rome, Italy   Opening 23rd May 2019 Rocco Forte Hotels’ newest city opening, Hotel De La Ville, will open on 23rd May 2019. Sitting atop of the Spanish Steps, the hotel will be housed within a historic 18th-century Roman palazzo.   The 104 elegant guest rooms… Read More

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The Resort Villa : A Masterclass in Luxury

For the discerning guest looking for the last word in ‘super luxury’ getaways, there’s little better than The Resort Villa in Rayong, Thailand. With its seven exclusive villas and sprawling real estate that accommodates up to 14 guests, it’s no wonder that the property was recognised as Thailand’s Most Recommended All-Inclusive Retreat in LUXlife Magazine’s illustrious 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards programme…. Read More

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In Complete Harmony with Nature: A True Luxury Experience in the Balinese Jungle

Hanging Gardens of Bali is a luxurious destination deep in the heart of thriving Balinese jungle. In January, the hotel was recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s ongoing 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards as the Leading Luxury Jungle Retreat on the island. A frequent appearance on lists of the world’s most beautiful hotels, we were eager to speak to Siswo Susetyo, Hanging Gardens of… Read More

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Experience the Japanese Spirit from the Heart of Sweden

Yasuragi is a Japanese Spa Hotel in Sweden, located just 20 minutes away from Stockholm City. In February, the hotel was recognised in LUXlife’s 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards as the ‘Most Outstanding Luxury Spa Experience’ in the country. We spoke with Yasuragi’s Head of Brand, Kersti Olophsdotter, to find out more about this truly extraordinary establishment and their unique approach to… Read More

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Escape to a Truly Unforgettable Experience in Wadi Rum

Discovery Bedu is a member of an establishment combining over 35 years’ experience within the hospitality industry, with a dedicated and unrivalled level of customer service to guests across the globe. We invited Muhannad Hamed to tell us more about the venue and what makes it so enticing to visitors.  Since being established, the team at Discovery Bedu has devoted its long experience in… 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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How to Stick to Your Healthy Regime While Travelling

There’s nothing quite like travelling for throwing you out of sync and getting you out of your healthy routine. From over-indulging on the buffets on offer to developing bags under your eyes because you’re not sleeping as well, travelling can really take its toll on your health. So how do you stick to your routine when you’re travelling for work or pleasure?

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Luštica Bay Announces Launch of Centrale Year-Round Coastal Living

Luštica Bay, the emerging 690-hectare Montenegrin coastal town offering waterfront residences, hotels, berths, golf & lifestyle facilities

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LOVE YOUR LONG STAY: STAYBRIDGE SUITES® OPENS NEW EXTENDED STAY HOTEL AT HEATHROW AIRPORT

New Staybridge Suites® hotel opens just five minutes away from Heathrow on Bath Road Offers 145 spacious studios and 45 one-bedroom suites for an extended stay, boasting an impeccable finish Located just five minutes drive from all Heathrow terminals and within a short distance from Heathrow tube and train stations, plus the airport shuttle bus Now open in the heart of the Heathrow area and just five… Read More

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Living Well in Austria

Austria, with its majestic mountains, enchanting forests, fresh air and clear thermal springs is an ideal destination for a wellness break. It comes as no surprise, that the demand for wellness holidays has grown steadily over the past few years and, at one stage, contributed 3.7% to Austria’s GDP The desire for a healthy lifestyle has moved on from wellness holidays to an increasing… Read More

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Creating Surroundings To Be Enjoyed For A Lifetime

Jennifer Ryan Design is a full-service interior design and remodelling company based out of Bellingham Washington. Recently, we caught up with Jennifer Ryan to discover more about how she creates such extraordinary designs for clients. Jennifer Ryan Design projects can range from small room mini re-designs to whole house interior design. From colour consultation, furniture selection, all the way to complete design and finish… Read More

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The Perfect Escape in the Heart of the Cotswolds

The Lakes by YOO is a private estate of second family homes and rental residences in the heart of the Cotswolds. In November, the estate was named in the LUX Global Luxury Hotel and Spa Guide as the ‘Most Outstanding Luxury Estate in the UK’. We took the opportunity to speak to John Hitchcox, Co-founder and Chairman at YOO, to get some insight into… Read More

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Creating The Room Of Your Dreams

From simple solutions to entire overhauls, Wendy Interiors can change the look and feel of your home. Following her success in LUX Life’s End of Year Feature as the Innovative Interior Design Studio of the Year – 2018, we profiled the firm and caught up with Wendy who provided us with a glimpse into the innerworkings of her award-winning brand. As a designer, Wendy… Read More

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This Baronial Country House Offers a Taste of Luxury on the Scottish Border

As we prepare to celebrate the start of the new year, LUXLife reflected on the extraordinary establishments we have featured over the last twelve months. One such establishment is Dryburgh Abbey Hotel, a magnificent country house by the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders. Recently, we recognised Dryburgh as the ‘Most Outstanding Country House Hotel in the UK’ in our celebratory 2018 End of… Read More

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Arabian Excellence and World-Class Luxury

Located just a 30-minute drive from Doha’s City Centre, Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort, is a world-leading example of hospitality and refined taste. In November, the resort was recognised in LUX Life Magazine’s End of Year Feature as the ‘Best Luxury Accommodation’ in the state of Qatar. We spoke with Mr. Nawaf Ali Al-Obaidly, General Manager at Sealine, to find out more about how… Read More

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Great Design That Thinks Outside the Box

The Tabou Agency is a design firm that specialises in creating innovative interiors for exhibition, restaurants, hotels and retail clients. In October, the firm’s Founder, Pascal Permentier, was recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s Leading Designers programme. Naturally, we were eager to speak to Pascal to find out more about his firm’s innovative work and ethos. Great design can be subtle: A masterly blending of a… Read More

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Six Senses Residences Courchevel reaches new heights of luxury

Courchevel 1850 is renowned as the home of some of the world’s finest pistes, as well as for its unrivalled designer shopping and Michelin-starred fine dining. Completing this luxury lifestyle is Six Senses Residences Courchevel, a boutique collection of apartments that raise the bar in six-star mountain living.

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World famous Round the Island Race for sailors opens entries for 2019!

The Round the Island Race 2019 is set to attract thousands of sailors from all over Great Britain, mainland Europe and from as far away as the USA, to the Isle of Wight on 29th June 2019. Entries for the world’s best loved race will open at midnight on 25th January, when participants will be able to take advantage of an early bird online… Read More

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Guide to the best luxury driving holidays in Europe

With 2019 now in full swing, it could be time to start looking for some inspiration for your next holiday. After all, what better way to combat the January blues than to treat yourself to a little luxury in the new year?