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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?

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Winter wonder staycation

As we’re in the heart of the winter season and spring is still months away, it’s best not to let the winter blues grip you and make to most out of choice of winter retreats the country offers. With cosy cabins and luxury hotels about, there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy ourselves during this cold time of the year. This guide advises on… Read More

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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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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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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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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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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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A Vision for Providing a New Genre of Wellness Destinations

Fivelements is an award-winning eco-conscious wellness lifestyle company deeply rooted in the ancient traditions of Bali with a peaceful retreat that embraces authentic Balinese Healing, Living Foods and Sacred Arts. Next year, Fivelements will launch its first standalone Yoga & Sacred Arts city destination at Times Square in Hong Kong.

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Luxurious Accommodation

The 4-star Accra City Hotel is managed by his General Manager, Roman Krabel and threw its doors open to the public for the very first time in September 1988. Recently, we caught up with Roman to discover more about the fine establishment.

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Relax, Rejuvenate and Restore

Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa is a dreamy destination located on the slopes of the Ayung River Valley in Indonesia’s most famously tranquil region. Recently, the establishment received the Award for Excellence in: Luxury Accommodation – Indonesia by LUXlife. On the back of this recognition, we profiled the luxurious retreat to discover more about their serene natural haven.

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Take The Adventure of A Lifetime With Cookson Adventures

Thanks to its vast experience in the ultra-luxury market, Cookson Adventures is pioneering innovative adventure experiences that push the boundaries of travel. Having awarded the firm ‘Most Innovative Luxury Travel Advisory Firm – the UK’ in our prestigious LUX Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2018 we invited their Chief Executive, Adam Sebba, to talk us through the work Cookson undertakes on behalf of its esteemed clientele.

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A Hidden Treasure in the Heart of the Adventure Capital

Originally opened in 2007, Onsen Hot Pools Retreat and Day Spa offers a relaxation experience that few establishments can hope to match. Based out of an idyllic, natural location, they were recently named by LUXlife Magazine as ‘New Zealand’s Best Luxury Day Spa Experience’, a title which they are almost singularly deserving. We spoke with Liz Marshallsea, who offered some insight into the spa’s extraordinary offerings.

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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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A Cornish Masterclass in Hospitality

Stone’s Throw Cottage is a four-star luxury accommodation in the small fishing village of Mevagissey, in Cornwall. In October, the cottage was recognised in LUXlife’s 2018 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards as the ‘Most Outstanding Cottage Accommodation in Cornwall’. On the back of this well deserved achievement, we spoke with Stone’s Throw’s Owner, Franziska Beranek, to find out more about this hidden treasure on the Cornish coast.

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Experience Authentic St. Lucian

Fond Doux Plantation & Resort is a 19th century eco-friendly colonial resort nestled in the heart of St. Lucia, best known for its romantic, intimate, and private cottages. In the years since they opened, Fond Doux has forged a reputation for peerless hospitality paired with stunning archetypal St Lucian vistas. Eager to find out more, we spoke with Fond Doux’s co-owner and Manager, Eroline Lamontagne, who offered a behind-the-scenes look at this must-visit resort.