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The great outdoors: promoting healthy minds in adults

Sometimes we all need a break from everyday life. Thanks to the digital age, we spend most of our days glued to screens and stuck inside, cultivating increasing levels of stress and anxiety. Nature offers an escape. Taking time out of your busy schedule to reconnect with nature could make a world of difference to your physical and mental well-being.

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The top 7 most luxurious hotels in the world

If you desire an all five-star service and experience, staying in a luxury hotel is the perfect way to sample the lifestyle of the rich. Featuring stunning architecture, world class amenities and fine dining, luxury hotels offer an exceptional experience for the elite. For the most tasteful luxury travelers, the experts at Property Turkey have compiled a list of the top 7 most luxurious hotels in the world.

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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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Yorkshire’s Hidden Delights

Yorkshire is a county of many parts. It is a county of bustling cityscapes and vast open countryside, offering tourists, travellers and explorers alike with tantalising options that are sure to sate every taste. Here at LUXlife we wanted to highlight just a few of the options available to those who want to experience the real Yorkshire and find out why it remains a… Read More

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New Opening: Laura Ashley Hotel The Iliffe, Coventry

Laura Ashley Hotels adds second hotel to the portfolio  Laura Ashley Hotel The Iliffe, Coventry, formerly known as Corus The Chace Hotel, opened its doors on Monday 29th July 2019, revealing its Laura Ashley transformation. The new boutique Laura Ashley Hotel, which is only the second Laura Ashley branded hotel, had a thorough refurbishment to bring it in line with Laura Ashley brand standards…. Read More

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Escape to the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight was, famously, the holidaying location of choice for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Today, generations later, it remains a popular mainstay for British holidaymakers who are eager to escape to a place that is just that little bit more magical. Here, LUXlife spotlights a select few cottages from Island Cottage Holidays’ extensive portfolio. Bonny Blink Cottage Seaview, Isle of Wight… Read More

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Dog-friendly escapes with De Vere

A holiday isn’t complete without the whole family, so to ensure that no one gets left behind, De Vere – a collection of historic mansion house estates and distinctive contemporary hotels – has opened its doors to four-legged guests too*  Pooches will be treated to the paw-fect stay with their own bowl, bed and delicious treats to enjoy throughout their stay, priced from £30… Read More

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Enjoy Everything the New Forest has to Offer with these Luxury Cottages

The New Forest has swiftly become one of the regions of choice for travellers looking for an enticing mix of tranquil heathland, exceptional forest trails, and idyllic villages. Yet, away from all of this, the area also boasts some of the most picture-perfect cottages in the luxury sphere. Eager to find out more, we spotlight just a couple of the properties available from New… Read More

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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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Experience Exceptional Luxury at Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf

Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf is, impressively, the only five-star resort in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. Named ‘Bangladesh’s Best Luxury Tea Resort’ in the 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards, we took a closer look at the hotel to find out how they have gained such an impeccable reputation in the luxury hospitality industry. Located in Srimongal, the ‘tea capital’ of… Read More

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Hotel Haldenhof Redefines the Meaning of Exceptional Guest Service

Based in the idyllic Austrian village of Lech, the Hotel Haldenhof is the perfect base after a long day spent on the slopes – though it truly delights in its peerless dedication to a personalised service. After the hotel was recognised with the ‘Award for Excellence in Outstanding Guest Services’ in the 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards programme, we spoke with Michael… Read More

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Treat Yourself to a Truly Magical Experience at Casa de Mita

Casa de Mita is an intimate ocean front villa style boutique hotel located on the Pacific coast of Mexico. As LUXlife’s ‘Most Outstanding Oceanfront Accommodation’ we were eager to speak to Casa de Mita’s Owner, Marc Lindskog, to find out how they have delivered one of the most exceptional luxury experiences in the country. In more than one way, Casa de Mita is a… Read More

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Belgrade Waterfront Launches A New Selection of Apartments at The Residences at The St. Regis Belgrade

Located at the Best Address, Kula Belgrade, Serbia’s Tallest Building Belgrade Waterfront is delighted to announce the sales launch of a new selection of 32 homes in the The Residences at The St. Regis Belgrade. Located in Kula Belgrade, the city’s new landmark and the tallest building in the country, the exclusive apartments will be the brand’s first residential venture in Europe, with the… Read More

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Japan’s Unmissable Luxury Experiences

In the lead up to Japan hosting the Rugby World Cup this Autumn and the 2020 Summer Olympics, Alison Brinkworth, writing for LUXlife, highlights unmissable experiences the country has to offer.

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Kent Wildlife Stays with Mulberry Cottages

With the much-anticipated film release of Lion King on 19th July 2019, leading holiday lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has shared two properties in Kent where guests can see Simba and Nala in the flesh.  Animal enthusiasts can watch wildlife roam free and let a lion’s roar be their alarm clock at these unique properties. Why not take a walk on the wild side and… Read More

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The Chace Hotel to rebrand as Laura Ashley Hotel The Iliffe, Coventry

The Chace Hotel will rebrand as Laura Ashley Hotel The Iliffe, Coventry, from 29th July 2019, Laura Ashley Hotels has announced today.  The new boutique Laura Ashley Hotel is undergoing a thorough refurbishment which will 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… Read More

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Considering tying the knot abroad? Here’s a list of marriage laws from all over the globe

Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life. Whether you’re the groom waiting at the alter or the bride walking down the aisle, it’s a moment you’re going to remember for the rest of your life. According to research, the average UK wedding in 2017 cost £15,000, even though 61% of couples made their own favours. Twenty-seven… Read More

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Why the Package Holiday is Making a Comeback

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

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The Most Beautiful Places to Stay in Wales

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

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De Vere Cotswold Water Park and Blenheim Palace Partner for a luxury weekend break

Located among the 152 lakes that make up the Cotswold Water Park area, De Vere Cotswold Water Park has partnered with World Heritage Site, Blenheim Palace to create a special weekend break package that includes an overnight stay with breakfast plus a pair of tickets to the world-famous Blenheim Palace.  Blenheim Palace boasts over 300 years of history and is one of Europe’s grandest… Read More

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Explore The Newly Re-Opened Portofino And Its Stunning Natural Park

In the Italian district of Liguria lies Portofino Park, a protected location offering a breath-taking view of the Ligurian coast.

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Top 2019 luxury travel destinations according to Instagram

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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Koh Samui is attracting a surge in new property investment

long-established Samujana remains the pre-eminent, independent, secure estate27 Bespoke and Secluded Villas with an Ocean Vista As the Thai property market continues to power ahead, there has been a surge of property and hotel investment in Koh Samui over the last 18 months. Within the large luxury villa market on the island, the Samujana estate has been a consistent market leader. The pre-eminent, owner-managed… Read More

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Accessible landmarks to visit within the UK…

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.

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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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Art Deco meets Bold Luxury: Lennox Hotel Miami Beach to launch this Summer

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

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The World’s Most Luxurious Chalet Interiors

-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

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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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New Rocco Forte Hotels across Italy & Shanghai

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

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The Resort Villa : A Masterclass in Luxury

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