+ wedding uk

How to Plan an Intimate Wedding Under New Government Guidelines

The Coronavirus pandemic has left thousands of couples uncertain about whether to go through with their 2020 weddings. However, as lockdown has been eased, weddings can now take place with a maximum of 30 guests. Whilst the guest count may not be large, some couples may wish to delay the larger celebration and have an intimate wedding instead, under the new guidelines. We spoke to the experts at The Ash Barton Estate, who share their top tips on how to plan an intimate wedding under new Government guidelines.

+ mexico wedding

The Six Best Resorts for a Destination Wedding in Mexico

When it comes to destination weddings, Mexico has a ton to offer. You’ll enjoy breathtaking white-sand beaches and warm weather galore. Plus, you can find considerable travel savings.
If you want to say “I do” south of the border, where should you host it? The six resorts below are sure to delight you and your guests and make you feel like a princess on your special day.

+ relax on holiday

Traveling for Optimal Health: Top Reasons it Pays to Get Away

Go ahead and celebrate! Scientists and mental health experts agree that getting away on occasion is good for your health. Traveling is no longer seen as just a luxury but is now thought to be more of an essential practice. It appears that taking a hiatus from your daily grind for a few days can have both physical and psychological benefits known to enhance… Read More

+ enjoy life

Enjoy Life More by Increasing Your Discretionary Spending

It is easy to feel like life can become a grind. You do the same things day in and day out, with little reward or hope for change. You may work at a job you don’t love and wonder what you need to do to change that, or if it is even possible. One thing that can make life more enjoyable is creating a… Read More

+ Baden-Baden Tourism Board

Living the Good-Good Life in Baden-Baden

Seldom is it easy to find a cosmopolitan city in the heart of the countryside that offers both tranquillity and excitement. Yet, that is exactly what BadenBaden is; an idyllic international spa city in Germany’s Black Forest. Offering a wealth of stylish things to do and place to stay, discover the luxury of living the good-good life in Baden-Baden.

+ 6 Factors Luxury Hotels Have in Common and Why

6 Factors Luxury Hotels Have in Common and Why

Hotel guests have various expectations for their visits. A family may want larger rooms with a connecting door or an outdoor pool. People traveling for business likely want a comfortable place to sleep and round-the-clock room service.

+ virtual reality

Stuck Inside? 7 Ways To See The World Virtually

Amid COVID-19, many of us have now been isolated into our homes. Working from home can be hard to adapt into, especially if you have small children, and with the Easter holidays approaching you might have had a nice holiday or activity planned which has now either been cancelled or postponed. Well, did you know you can explore many places in the comfort of your own home, many virtual reality travel experiences are as good as the real thing – and free!

+ Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca: the holiday guide

Sat in the western Mediterranean on the largest Balearic island, Palma de Mallorca is a truly magical place to spend a holiday. There is no shortage of amazing sights to discover and things to do here, so you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. If you’re not sure where to stay or what to prioritise during your trip, take a look at our top tips below.

+ Cuba

Havana Club Pay Homage to 500 Years of the Cuban Capital

In November LUXlife was invited to attend the launch of Havana Club’s 1519 rum which coincided with the momentous 500th anniversary celebrations across the city. Read on to discover more about the 1519 special blend, and how Havana Club rum embodies Cuban culture in all aspects.

+ Sydney

A Luxury Weekend Walkthrough of Western Sydney

Sydney is an exciting city to visit, but there’s something really special about its Western region. As with any sprawling city, different parts of town have different appeals and Western Sydney certainly has something for the luxury traveller. Even better, for a capital city, Sydney is a surprisingly affordable destination – ka ching! Here are our tips for the best places to see and be seen.

+ Calke Abbey

At the Peak of its Powers – Calke Abbey

Luxurious tourist destinations… All over the world there are some amazing backdrops, resorts and mountainous views which attract tourists from all over the world.

+ Sicily

Why Sicily Should Be At The Top Of Your Travel Bucket List For 2020

There’s so much more to Italy than the Roman Colosseum, the leaning tower of Pisa and a gondola trip along Venice’s canals. Just off the southern coast of boot-shaped Italy is Sicily, the largest and most exotic island in the Mediterranean. It is a great holiday destination, still unspoilt by mass tourism.

+ hogarths

A Spot of Paradise

Just 15 minutes from Birmingham Airport and the NEC, there’s a spot of a paradise. There’s a similar place just a short drive from Kidderminster, right on the doorstep of rural Worcestershire. Both go by the name hogarths. Here at LUXlife, we couldn’t resist taking a closer look at what they think of an escape from the hustle and bustle.

+ Lux Volcano

The Top 7 Most Stunning Volcanoes In The World

Dangerous, active, powerful and beautiful- volcanoes are some of the most awesome destinations in the world. If you are an adventure seeking traveller, visiting a volcanic attraction can provide the extreme challenge you might be looking for. Combining beauty and danger, there is nothing more thrilling than standing at the edge of a smoking crater. As one of the most stunning getaways available, the experts at Property Turkey have narrowed it down to the top 7 must-see volcanoes in the world.

+ Flavors of Paris

Perusing the Parisian Palate

The best way to discover more about a foreign city, especially one as beautiful as Paris, is through a gastronomic experience in the form of an intimate, and interactive tour.

+ hagen

Pioneer of Live Communication

Celebrating forty years of extraordinary success, HAGEN INVENT is considered one of the strongest agencies of its type. Constantly innovating and adapting to the needs of the client, and the needs of the day, we take a closer look at what HAGEN INVENT are all about.

+ Bora Bora

8 Best International Wedding Resorts For 2020

As a travel expert, you want travelers to have unforgettable experiences, and this rings true when it comes to destination weddings. What’s a more fitting way for couples to begin their journey together than to do it in a novel, dreamlike place? With these eight resorts, you won’t have to search any further for the best places to host a destination wedding in 2020. These locations are sure to influence lasting memories.

+ Villas do Indico

A Little Piece of Paradise in Mozambique

Vilanculos is an area of swift economic growth in Mozambique, celebrating significant inward investment to boost the district’s appeal to tourists from all over the world. It’s in this environment that eco-tourism has thrived, and no establishment arguably more so than Villas do Indico, which finds its home on the white sands of the Bazaruto Archipelago. We spoke to General Manager Ana Paula to find out more.

+ XperieNZ Limited

Kiwis Crowned King

When visiting a country for the first time, the excitement of trying new things and sampling the local culture is palpable. For those discerning visitors to New Zealand, XperieNZ offers a wide selection of fresh, exciting and exclusive experiences that are customised into once-in-alifetime holiday programmes. Discover why this exotic experiences company has been named New Zealand’s Best Specialty Holiday Company.

+ giggs and bell

Experts Estate Agents in Luton and the Surrounding Areas

Experts Estate Agents in Luton and the Surrounding Areas Harnessing half a century of expertise in the Bedfordshire property market, Giggs & Bell – based in Luton – have become one of the region’s leading experts, thriving through an ability to exceed their client’s expectations at every turn. They absolutely understand that every property transaction is about relationships so always take time to get… Read More

+ hakata

Discover London’s ‘Izakaya’ At Hakata Ramen+Bar, Bermondsey Street

Situated in the heart of London Bridge on Bermondsey Street, HAKATA champions exceptional Japanese cuisine with its delicious Ramen accompanied by fukusai; smaller delicious dishes that perfectly accompany any drink.

+ boating

Get Your Winter Boating Fix With Ancasta At Boot Düsseldorf International Boat Show 2020

Explore a selection of new and award-winning boats in Düsseldorf with Ancasta.

+ eco house

6 Ways To Make Your Home More Sustainable

From making changes to the products we buy to creating an ecosystem at home to recycle more and even sharing what we consume with locals. With new technologies allowing us to become kinder to the planet, here are 6 simple ways you can improve your footprint and even help lower your bills!

+ The Algarve

Exploring the Algarve: Portugal’s Most Desirable Destination

With over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and 200 kilometres of stunning coastline it’s hardly surprising that the Algarve has become Portugal’s most popular tourist destination. The Algarve really does have something for everyone, whether you want to just relax on a beach or get stuck into some serious sporting activities, whether you are single or travelling as a family.

+ Bali

5 Luxury Destinations That Are Cheaper Than You Think

Here, for our North American readers we have selected the best places to consider when planning the trip of a lifetime- and you don’t even have to leave North America or break the bank.

+ How to Better Care for Yourself with a Little Luxury

How to Better Care for Yourself with a Little Luxury in Your Life

Luxury is completely subjective. While some may believe luxury means higher-priced items, for a lot of people it simply means comfort and elegance, whatever that might mean personally to you.

+ gift experience guide feature photo

The Ultimate Experience Gift Guide

Life’s about making memories, so treat your loved ones to something different this Christmas with an experience gift. Here’s a selection of luxurious experiences you won’t forget, from a celebrity hair styling experience to a VIP Rugby day at Twickenham.

+ wedding outside

Sustainable luxury wedding trend tips to throw the perfect eco-friendly celebration

Eco-friendly weddings are becoming more and more popular, but going down the sustainable route doesn’t mean sacrificing quality and luxury. Here, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, Founder of luxury wedding company, La Fête shares her tips on throwing the perfect eco-friendly celebration!

+ Jottnar

Jöttnar Launches New Mountain Range to Conquer Nature’s Giants This Season

Featuring salopettes, soft and hard shell jackets, base layers and thermals, the new collection contains everything an adventurer needs to hit the slopes and go beyond the boundary to conquer nature’s giants.

+ Cookson adventures

Cookson Adventures redefines wellness and invites guests to ‘Breathe’

Cookson Adventures has launched a dedicated wellness adventure programme. Inviting guests to engage their body and mind in some of the most isolated and idyllic locations on Earth, away from civilisation and crowded spa resorts.

+ leaders in luxury feature

Leaders in Luxury 2019

The 2019 Leaders in Luxury programme, now in its second year, has been designed to recognise the companies and individuals who are excelling within the ever-growing industry of luxury products and services – those who are illustrating the specialised expertise and innovative approach that keeps Blacklane at the forefront of its field.

+ Paul Fox

A Conversation with Paul Fox, CEO of LeTou

Today, Paul Fox celebrates a level of business success that has seen him become a well-respected member of the gambling industry. As CEO of international company LeTou, he has helped the company become a key player in the Asian market, with a future defined by further growth and expansion. Here LUXlife talks to Paul to find out more about his career, luxury mainstays and his love for the Philippines.

+ Winter wonderland

The Fabulous Festive City Hideaway Returns To Broadgate Circle

A must-visit destination, The Winter Forest plays host to a series of exciting events that will appeal to everyone from friends looking to eat and drink, team celebrations, or families in search of a festive day out.

+ orca

Follow in The Footsteps of David Attenborough With Borrow A Boat

Whether it’s spotting orca and humpback whales off the Icelandic coast, jumping into the crystal-clear waters of French Polynesia to see Sting Ray City, or the Indonesian Lesser Sunda Islands to spot Komodo Dragons; with Borrow A Boat even the most remote destinations can be reached.

+ 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.

+ 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?