During the 1980’s, package holidays were all the rage, with glossy brochures promoting weeks away in sunny beach locations such as Spain and Portugal. Over the years, package holidays began to decline in popularity with many holiday goers seeking city breaks and ‘DIY’ holidays over the internet. With the shock collapse of various seemingly established online holiday websites, waves of wary consumers are now… Read More
Follow in Attenborough’s footsteps and uncover the secrets of Indonesia whilst helping to protect one of the world’s richest marine environments
For those who have watched Attenborough’s explorations in awe, now’s the time to follow in his footsteps and shun the shores of the Mediterranean for the mystical islands of Indonesia. There is no better way to explore the 17,000 islands that make up this archipelago, than onboard the 51 metres Dunia Baru. This spectacular vessel, which was handcrafted from teak and ironwood over eight… Read More
Wales has become a hotspot for travellers who want to enjoy and explore the country’s enviably picturesque landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. With the ‘rise of the staycation’, Wales has soon become the next luxury mainstay, as people around the UK and overseas are drawn to its unique atmosphere, warm hospitality, hearty cuisine and exceptional hotels, B&Bs and properties. Below we have chosen to… Read More
From Cook Island, to Patagonia, to the remote white wildness of Antarctica, Cookson adventures has delivered an incredible journey of scientific discovery Kickstarting this adventure was the urge to explore the Antarctica Peninsula, a love of wildlife, and a desire to link up with the superyacht Planet Nine. One of a new breed of explorer superyachts, Planet Nine’s ice class specification allows her to go… Read More
A Celebration of British Luxury Brands in the city that never sleeps against a backdrop of world-class polo hosted by Chelsea Barracks, supported by VistaJet, and generously supported by Sam Ramirez and his family In this, its 10th anniversary year, British Polo Day was excited to be back Stateside for the second New York event and the 74th British Polo Day. British Polo Day… Read More
In the Italian district of Liguria lies Portofino Park, a protected location offering a breath-taking view of the Ligurian coast.
Instagram has become a main source of inspiration for many things in our lives – wedding, birthdays, fashion and of course, travel. We analysed which destinations had received the most likes, comments and hashtags and then compiled a list of the world’s top travel destinations and calculated how much a nights stay will cost you in each location if staying in an Airbnb. The… Read More
Trump Turnberry opens series of golf events with a family focu Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort is gearing up for the summer season with a host of family friendly events across their iconic courses including the Open Championship Ailsa course. Voted the Best Golf Resort Great Britain & Ireland 2019 by Golf Digest, Trump Turnberry will be running Family Golf Days throughout the year…. Read More
‘I fought in the Second World War and I have ten medals. The fighting was non-stop. I kept fighting and fighting but I didn’t die. I fought against the Japanese. I also fought in Germany. I have been to many places to fight. I didn’t die.’ Rfn Chandra Bahadar Garbuja had walked from his home in Shikha to the secondary school I was visiting… Read More
It’s official – it’s time to ignore the siren’s call of distant shores and tropical paradises. The staycation is the up-and-coming trend for the season. Forget yoga retreats, urban escapes and beach resorts: the staycation is quickly gaining traction as people realise that some of the best luxury properties and experiences can be found without the need to pack a passport. So, with that… Read More
Established over ten years ago by Giuseppe and Charlotte Montani, Casa Montani is an exquisite guesthouse in central Rome. Renowned for its peerless guest experience, Casa Montani was named ‘Rome’s Best Luxury Guesthouse’ in LUXlife’s 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards. Giuseppe took some time out of his busy schedule to tell us more about Casa Montani’s unique and enduring appeal “The idea… Read More
Located in the heart of Marrakech, just 200 metres from the Jema El Fna Square, is Riad Ilayka – an authentic, and luxurious establishment that truly captures the Moroccan spirit. Named ‘Morocco’s Leading Luxury Hotel’ in the 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards, we took a closer look to see how Riad Ilayka has forged its enviable position in this competitive luxury market…. Read More
This summer, Ibiza’s countryside is the perfect location for travellers and holidaymakers looking for yoga and wellness retreats. Can Lluc, an authentic and historic countryside estate that has been transformed into a beautiful boutique property, is an exceptional location for unwinding and re-charging.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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?
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
-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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
• 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