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How to prep your skin for flawless makeup

Prepping your skin correctly can make a world of a difference when it comes to applying your makeup. We spoke to skincare specialist and lead product developer at Colorescience UK, Patricia Boland, who provides 7 steps on how to prep your skin for flawless makeup every time.

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Scotland’s Balbirnie House named World’s Best Destination Wedding Hotel in international ceremony held in Malaysia

Presented to an international audience, the Fife hotel beat luxury competitors from all over the globe to achieve the award.

+ 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.

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The LUXLife Christmas Gift Guide 2019

The festive season is just around the corner, and what better time than now to start Christmas shopping. Here at LUXlife, we have compiled the ultimate Christmas gift guide to suite all of your needs. So whether you’re looking for the latest technology, a yuletide beverage to share with friends or gifts for the children, our guide has it all.

+ Holiday like the royals

How to holiday like the Royals for a fraction of the price

Stunning sea views, lavish interiors and a small army of chefs, masseuses and yoga instructors on standby – these luxuries are absolute essentials when Royals like Harry and Meghan head off on holiday. With price tags hitting £100k per week for these beach paradises, how can we ordinary folk enjoy a taste of the gilded lifestyle for less on our getaways?

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Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield Launches ‘Afternoon Tea and Sail’ Package

Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, situated on the shores of Lake Windermere amongst the Cumbrian Hills, has launched an ‘Afternoon Tea & Sail’ package. Guests can relax in the Laura Ashley designed Lounge Bar, Drawing Room or Library at The Belsfield and indulge in afternoon tea before walking directly through the hotel’s landscaped gardens to Bowness Bay to enjoy a lake cruise.

+ Glass House Retreat

The UK’s first purpose-built detox and wellness retreat has launched this autumn

Glass House Retreat is the UK’s first purpose-built spa, detox and weight loss retreat set in the heart of the Essex countryside, less than an hour from Central London.

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LUXlife 2019 Halloween Gift Guide

Halloween has come around once again, and so it’s time to buy in the pumpkins and sweet treats to mark the occasion. Here at LUXlife, we have compiled a Halloween gift guide to suite all of your needs. So whether you need some gory themed tipples, last minute fancy dress ideas or something as specific as a personalised Halloween themed gift bag, our guide has it all.

+ Ted’s Grooming Room

Ted’s Grooming Room launches first ever VIP barbering experience in an exclusive Mayfair Location

Hidden in the exclusive lower ground floor beneath Ted’s Grooming Room in Mayfair; the VIP Seat is reserved for London’s most discerning gentlemen who wish to have a top-shelf whiskey in hand while their expert barber exceeds their grooming expectations.

+ Citadines

Retrace your literary heroes with Citadines

The London Literature Festival is returning to the Southbank Centre London this month for its 13th year. The festival brings together global literary greats, artists and emerging talents for 11 days of exclusive appearances, readings, performances, poetry, talks, debates, displays and book launches. To celebrate, Citadines, a collection of apart’hotels in London, has shared their top locations for literary fans to visit and retrace the steps of their heroes.

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Ascott announces record expansion at the official opening of La Clef Champs-Élysées Paris

Following its recent record expansion, The Ascott Limited has grown to 112,000 units and has expanded its presence globally and in the UK through new franchise agreements.

+ Quriky Cards

Quirky cards that are ideal for quirky festivities

From your pet’s milestone achievements, to your friend’s end-of-boxset triumphs, we think that there should be a card for every occasion, no matter how unusual.

+ Date night

How to Organise a Sophisticated Date Night for Your Significant Other

Whether you’ve been in a relationship for two months or two decades, you should never forget one very important point: you’re lucky to be with the person you love. It can be easy for those in a relationship to feel underappreciated if their significant other never does anything to show them how special they are. If you’re in need of some inspiration for a special date night, here are some ideas to help you.

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Common sleep myths debunked by experts

There are many sleep myths which circulate the internet which lead many people to having false knowledge of their sleep habits. From what happens to your body during sleep and how alcohol and looking at screens late at night affects you, the experts at Naturalmat have complied a list of the most common sleeping myths and the truth you really should know.

+ Dog and owner

Man’s best friend: how we can now do more with our pets

Here, with Cliverton, who provide dog grooming insurance, we take you through some of the best things you can do with your pup — that isn’t taking them to the local park.

+ Mother of The Bride

Mother of the Bride -The Perfect Plan

The day a daughter gets engaged is surely one of the most exciting and proud moments of a mother’s life. As the mother of the bride, you’ll no doubt be thrilled at the idea of getting everything in motion to prepare the perfect day for your daughter. Preparation is key, so take a look at our mother of the bride tips below to get started.

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Wedding pubs are becoming an increasingly popular option for couples- so how are they catering for the industry?

A wedding in a pub might not adhere to traditions of the past, but it is certainly becoming a more popular option among couples selecting a venue for reception for their big day. Pub weddings are on the rise, and by making a free house the setting of your wedding, you can achieve that much-coveted rustic, intimate feel when you tie the knot and celebrate with the finest ale in high spirits.

+ Luxlife Iguazu Gran melia pool and falls

Is this the most luxurious waterfall experience in the world?

Sitting on the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazu Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, Alison Brinkworth explores why a visit to these cascades is such an unforgettable holiday.

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Hotel Aurelio Set to Host its First Ever Mountain Yoga Retreat in the Austrian Alps, 4th – 8th September

This summer, five-star Hotel Aurelio see’s the first Summer opening of its three new showstopping chalets and host its first ever Mountain Yoga Retreat, 4th – 8th September 2019. Set in the most prestigious pocket of the Austrian Alps, Hotel Aurelio is a world-class, mountain side hotel on Lech’s skyline, offering an abundance of luxury and world-class amenities from unrivalled interiors, 24/7 butler service,… Read More

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Petosan : Dental Care for Your Furry Friend

Petosan is a family business with over 200 years’ accumulated experience in the dental field which offers quirky pet dental care products. As part of our showcase of some of our 2019 Leaders in Luxury we profile the firm and share an insight into the unique solutions it provides for besotted owners and their pampered pets. Established in May 2002, Petosan came about as… Read More

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KEEP COOL WITH MARIAGE FRÈRES’ ICED TEA COLLECTION

Iced tea is the perfect drink for summer – cool, refreshing, no-calorie (unless you add sugar) and full of flavour. For the world’s most luxurious iced tea collection head to French tea emporium, Mariage Frères on Covent Garden’s King Street. The breath-taking range features over 18 blends to enjoy at home or pick up the ‘flavour of the day’ at the store’s iced tea… Read More

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How to transform your garden and get on board with the alfresco living trend.

Outside dining is a consumer trend that has been rising at a steady rate and is forecasted to continue. More and more consumers are investing their hard-earned cash into their gardens and therefore, naturally, want to spend more time enjoying it. It has been revealed that 39% of Brits have transformed their green spaces in recent years so that they can utilise their outdoor… Read More

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K Spa Launches Cryo-Oxygen Facial Treatment

Say yes to rejuvenated skin with the new Cryo-Oxygen Facial Treatment from the award-winning K Spa in Shepherd’s Bush. Considered the most effective and advanced skin rejuvenation treatment yet, the Cryo-Oxygen Facial is designed to tackle lines, wrinkles and pigmentation leaving your skin revitalized. Whilst Cryo-Oxygen cools and oxygenates the skin, a unique Micro-channelling Roller creates thousands of microscopic channels effectively getting down to the layers… Read More

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LUXlife 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is once again upon us. Here at LUXlife, a last-minute dash to the store to buy a card and some socks simply will not do: we’re all about the latest ‘must-haves’, not the quick ‘it’ll-dos’.  So, let’s treat all the father figures in our lives to something a little bit special with a selection of gifts below. Maestro DOBEL Humito® 1. Maestro… Read More

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LOVE HENRI LUXURUIOUS SHEA BALM – GO TO HOLIDAY BEAUTY

Looking to streamline your beauty kit for a trip to the sun? Love Henri’s Luxurious Shea Balm is all you need to be a summer beauty this season – in one eco-friendly jar!  Created by leading UK aromatherapist Henrietta Cassar, every gorgeous jar of Love Henri Luxurious Shea Balm is hand crafted and it’s the combination of the African shea tree nut whipped into… 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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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

+ Beachouse Ibiza

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.

+ Ravana Gardens

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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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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LUXlife 2019 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is, once again, almost upon us. Maybe you’re having some difficulty finding that perfect gift, or you simply want some inspiration – tired of the tried and tested floral arrangement. You want something new, something a little bit different. Something exciting. Here at LUXlife we have a few ideas to help you say ‘thank you’ on this special day.  Chelsea Peers NYC… Read More

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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.

+ Healthy Regime While Travelling

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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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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LUXlife Valentines Gift Guide 2019

It’s that time of year again where couples look back, reminisce on treasured memories and cherish their time together. However, like every year before, you are running the gauntlet when it comes to selecting the perfect gift for your significant other. Do you opt for the heart shaped balloons, the bouquets of roses and the boxes of chocolates, those hardy stalwarts of St Valentine’s,… Read More

+ Six senses residences

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.