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Here’s how to get this season’s major fashion must-have look with Dylon Dyes

When choosing to rock tie-dye, you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking it’s a look best reserved for the festival season or that 60s themed birthday party you’ve been invited to. But, that’s all about to change as we head into spring 2019  Designers such as Stella McCartney, Gucci and Prada all brought psychedelic patterns to the runway leading the way for a renaissance which… Read More

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Top Dog Gifts for Your Old Man!

Special dads deserve more than a pair of socks this year. This Father’s Day treat your dad to a grooming gift from Bulldog Skincare. Whether he rocks a beard, is clean shaven or just deserves some skincare TLC, we’ve got you covered. For the Clean Shaven Eco-Conscious Dad Original Bamboo Razor Does your dad prefer the clean shaven look? Why not treat him to… Read More

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Celebrate Special Events in True Style with these Luxury Properties

It can often be difficult to decide on a luxury venue that has an almost innate ability to go above and beyond expectations – to offer that all-important magical touch that makes a fantastic event simply unforgettable. Yet, the UK certainly has plenty to offer, with a whole host of unusual and one-of-a-kind properties available for those that only know where to look. Eager… Read More

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Levison Wood The Gurkha Welfare Trust

‘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

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Attilus: In the Pursuit of Perfection in the Caviar Industry

Caviar is, in many ways, the archetypal luxury dish. Rare, expensive and discerning in equal measure, it is used to punctuate the most extravagant of events, or the most momentous of personal celebrations. Attilus Caviar, even among the stalwarts of the industry, has managed to distinguish itself through a dedication to extraordinary quality – no small feat in this industry. We spoke to the… Read More

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Building connected brands in the luxury space

Cameron Worth CEO & founder at connected experience specialist SharpEnd What if you were able to book a table at the hottest restaurant in town by scanning the QR code on a new high-end accessory you had just bought? Or what about securing VIP access to a new bar by tapping the ‘connected cap’ of a luxury spirits bottle using the in-built NFC reader… Read More

New reformulated Mr Lee’s noodles are here!

Mr Lee’s Pure Foods, globally acclaimed, award-winning brand of gourmet instant noodles, have further improved the recipes in their cups this Spring After growing substantially over the past couple of years, the brand have reformulated their innovative, authentic and tasty recipes. By further balancing their seasoning levels, introducing generous, game-changing chunks of 100% chicken breast into 2 of their flavours alongside their market-leading amounts of… Read More

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Embrace the Luxury Staycation

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

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De Vere Cotswold Water Park and Cotswold Wildlife Park offer the perfect weekend away this summer

De Vere Cotswold Water Park has teamed up with nearby Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford, Oxfordshire, to offer a pair of tickets to the park so that animal lovers can take a walk on the wild side this summer.  Guests booking the Cotswold Wildlife Park package will enjoy an overnight stay at De Vere Cotswold Water Park, followed by a delicious breakfast the next… Read More

Sparkling Water for the Summer with SodaStream

With summer almost upon us it’s time for everyone to think about keeping themselves hydrated. The wonderful people at SodaStream kindly provided us with a SodaStream Spirit to test out in the LUXlife office. First Impressions  The SodaStream Spirit is a sleek-looking gadget, perfect for any kitchen countertop. Alongside the core module, you get a carbonating cylinder, and water bottle. All in all, the… Read More

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How to look chic on your cycle to work

By Catherine Bedford, Dashel Helmets Over 45 major fashion designers showed cycle shorts in their catwalk collections for S/S19 and A/W 19 including: Chanel, Alexander Wang, Fendi, Miu Miu, Roberto Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood, and Prada.  So, with fashion taking inspiration from cycling – is it time cycling wear took inspiration from fashion? Can we look cool on our commute to work as we weave… Read More

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Casa Montani – Your Luxury Guesthouse in the Heart of Rome

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

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Discover Authentic Moroccan Luxury at Riad Ilayka

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

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An Agrotourist Delight in Ibiza’s Hidden Haven

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.

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Brasserie 9 : Simply Exquisite French Dining in Thai’s Capital

There are many places around the world that have attempted to capture the magic of French cuisine outside of the country itself. Perhaps it is a bit unexpected to find that one of the places that does succeed in this endeavour is deep in Bangkok – a city with its own refined culinary identity. That restaurant is Brasserie 9. On the back of Brasserie… Read More

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JHID : A Full-Service Approach to Exceptional Interior Design

From luxury interior design through to large-scale commercial projects, JHID has impressed through a commitment to their strengths, combining a diligent and comprehensive approach to design with a hard-earned expertise and years of tested experience. Recognised in the 2019 Leading Designers programme with the ‘Award for Excellence in Luxury Interior Design – Yorkshire’ we spoke with the JHID’s Director, Jane Hernon, to find out… Read More

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South African Sophistication Meets Untamed Wild for the Perfect Wedding Venue

Blue Mountain Luxury Lodge is a stunning and exclusive 5-star luxury lodge in Mpumalanga, South Africa, near Kruger National Park. Renowned for a dedication to excellence, the lodge was named ‘South Africa’s Most Luxurious Wedding Venue’ in the 2019 Ones to Watch in the Wedding Industry programme. Following this deserved achievement, we took a closer look at this establishment to find out why it… Read More

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Ancient Healing and Modern Living at Spa Burasari

Burasari Heritage is a romantic boutique hotel in the idyllic Luang Prabang, a renowned UNESCO Heritage site. Following the Spa Burasari’s deserved recognition as the ‘Most Outstanding Luxury Spa Experience in Laos’ in the 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards, we spoke with the spa’s General Manager, Wannapa Rattanaphong, to find out more about their leading treatments. Very much like the city in… Read More

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Add a drop of nostalgia with MONIN Limited-Edition Butterscotch syrup

Butterscotch, with its sweet, smooth buttery flavour, is considered to be a true confectionary classic.  Based on this time honoured recipe MONIN Butterscotch is the latest limited edition flavour to hit the hot beverage shelves, allowing consumers to easily replicate delicious drinks in the comfort or their own home. The latest limited edition flavour will feature alongside the much-loved MONIN core range of Caramel,… Read More

THE END OF GAME OF THRONES SET TO INSPIRE MILLIONS TO SAY GOODBYE TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC WASTE

SodaStream International LTD. today unveiled its latest video campaign, “Say Goodbye”, featuring Game Of Thrones actors Thor Bjornsson AKA “The Mountain”, Hannah Waddingham AKA “Septa” and Kristian Nairn AKA “Hodor”. Capitalising on the popularity of the programme, which is due to conclude its eighth and final season this coming Sunday, the video shows each actor struggling with single-use plastic bottles in everyday situations before… Read More

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The Belsfield launches new vegan, vegetarian, gluten and dairy-free afternoon tea menus

Four-star luxury boutique hotel, Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, has launched four brand-new afternoon tea menus to appeal to a wide-range of diets.  As well as a traditional afternoon tea menu, The Belsfield’s 2AA Rosette chefs have created vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free afternoon tea menus.  Priced from £22.95 per person, afternoon tea is served with buttermilk plain, fruit, vegan or gluten-free scones with… Read More

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Caorunn launch New Scottish Raspberry Gin To Mark 10-Year Anniversary

To mark their upcoming10-year-anniversary, Caorunn are launching their very first flavoured gin today: Caorunn Scottish Raspberry. Crafted at Balmenach Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, Gin Master Simon Buley has expertly handcrafted Caorunn Scottish Raspberry in small batches of 1,000 litres at a time. Utilising Scotland’s unique natural resources, Caorunn is infused to perfection in the world’s only working Copper Berry Chamber*. Caorunn’s distinctive aromatic… Read More

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The Home Updates and Furniture Worth Splurging On

Doing up your home can be a pricey project, with certain ideas costing more extravagant prices than others It’s easy to let the pound signs put you off, but it turns out that many items could be worth spending a little extra on. There are some key items worth having in your home which may set you back a little fund-wise, but they will save… Read More

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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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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