+ 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.

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The LUXlife 2020 New Year’s Gift Guide

2020 has begun and it’s now time to get the new year and even the new decade off to a good start. January is all about setting yourself new goals and being positive with looking forward to the new year ahead. So to help you out with your new year’s resolutions- whether it’s to get fit following the indulgence of Christmas or you need motivation to start work again- we have compiled a gift guide which will enable you to start 2020 off in the best way.

+ 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.

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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.

+ miami beach

7 luxury hen do destinations inspired by celebrities

It is not uncommon to look to celebrities when planning a hen do, as they are notorious for having the best and most lavish hen parties of all time. With this in mind, the experts at Nude Life have compiled a list of 7 celebrity hen do destinations so you can travel and treat the Bride to an A-listers hen-do.

+ 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.

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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.

+ Mantra Beauty and Body Spa - LUXlife

Sublime and Soothing – Kiwi Spa Secures Success

Reenergising the soul is just as important as taking of one’s body. Feeling relaxed, destressed, and completely at ease is vital to ensure that everyone is getting the care they deserve. In the outstandingly beautiful country of New Zealand, Mantra Beauty and Body Spa offers a matchless selection of treatments, establishing it as one of the nation’s most outstanding spa and wellness experiences.

+ Castel Monastero - LUXlife

Authentic Italian Style

When it comes to finding a place to truly take advantage of some rest and recreation, there’s no better place than the Italian Castel Monastero. Set against a backdrop of woods and vineyards, we thought we’d take a closer look to see what it really offers.

+ 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.

+ 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.

+ Scotland

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.

+ 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?

+ 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?

+ Key Caribe

Unlocking the Caribbean

Opening the door for you to explore the Caribbean, Key Caribe offers its customers a deeply personal service that has only one purpose – ensuring that you have the best holiday possible.

+ Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

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.

+ InterContinental Alex

Iconic InterContinental Hotels commission luxury London Artist

Fresh from the success of creating an eye-catching art installation seen around the world, young artist Alexander Hall has revealed his latest commission…

+ Day Of The Dead

The Lux Life Halloween 2019 Experience Guide

Halloween is almost upon us and the spooky festivities are everywhere. Whether you’re in the mood for a vibrant Day of the Dead themed parade, a murder mystery weekend, or child friendly experience to enjoy with the kids, our Halloween experience guide has something for everyone to enjoy.

+ Whiskey masterclass

Scarfes And Scotch: A Walk Through The World Of Scotch Whisky

London’s celebrated Scarfes Bar at Rosewood London has launched a luxury whisky masterclass: ‘Scarfes and Scotch: a walk through the world of Scotch whisky’. The unique experience immerses guests in the world of whisky, with quintessential Scarfes twists and tweaks, for a memorable and educational journey through Scotland’s most iconic spirit.

+ 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.

+ Halloween Gift Guide 2019

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.

+ Nature Squared

Nature Squared have exhibited a series of new, sustainable and natural designs within the VIP suite at this year’s Independent Hotel Show

Nature Squared have been at the cutting-edge of sustainability and social responsibility for the past 18 years. They are one of the most esteemed natural material specialists in the interiors sector; collaborating with a variety of luxury brands, as well as designers, that include the likes of Rolls Royce, BMW, MontBlanc, Bethan Gray and Victorinox.

+ Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic

Autograph collection hotels extend Swiss portfolio with addition of Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic in Montreux

Autograph Collection Hotels has unveiled the latest addition to its distinctive collection of one-of-a-kind independent hotels around the world. Located in the picturesque town of Montreux, the Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic embodies Autograph Collection Hotels’ values of vision, design and craft and marks the brand’s third property in Switzerland.

+ 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.

+ The Grand Prismatic Spring, USA

The Top 7 Most Beautiful Hot Springs in The World

Hot springs are some of the most amazing natural wonders in the world. They are formed when hot water emerges through cracks in the earth’s surface, producing extremely high temperatures at the centre of the spring. The springs are so hot that they create some of earths greatest phenomena. The experts at Property Turkey have narrowed it down to the top 7 most beautiful hot springs in the world so you can plan your next peaceful, luxury getaway.

+ Scottish Highlands

An Autumnal Foraging Break in the Highlands at Five-Star Dunalastair Hotel Suites

This Autumn, embrace the trend of farm to fork dining and head to the Highlands for a luxurious stay at the five-star Dunalastair Hotel Suites where the head-chef will lead guests on a culinary journey through the incredible rugged landscape foraging for the freshest ingredients.

+ La Clef Champs-Élysées Paris

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.

+ yacht

For Those Idyllic Luxury Adventures….

Founded in 2004, Tropicalboat Luxury Yacht Charters & Rentals remain one of the foremost entities on the luxury yacht charter market, providing a plethora of choice for those that just want to escape and enjoy the open sea. Eager to find out more, LUXlife took a deep dive to see how Tropicalboat has become the go-to choice for highly-discerning travellers, tourists and adventurers.

+ Toronto

4 Cool and Unusual Hotels in and around Toronto

Toronto is rightly one of Canada’s most vibrant and fascinating tourist destinations. Fittingly, it’s also home to a compelling collection of cool and unusual hotels that capture the spirit of this cosmopolitan city. From boutique accommodation to hip resorts, these places help bring to life Toronto’s unique character.

+ Bedroom

Enjoy a cosy autumnal break with De Vere

As the evenings start to draw in and the leaves begin to fall, there’s nothing better than escaping for a cosy weekend away. Escape to the Cotswolds and stay at De Vere Cotswold Water Park, surrounded by 152 lakes and the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, making it ideal for colourful countryside strolls.

+ European road trip

Can you spot the differences? These British Road Trips Are The Perfect European Lookalikes

As one-third of Brits are now starting to consider non-EU options for their holidays in the lead up to Brexit, a road trip guide released by Tyre Shopper has revealed the 8 best European road trips and their UK equivalent.

+ Samujana

Samujana: A Picture-Perfect Winter Bolthole on Koh Samui

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 two years. Within the large luxury villa market on the island, the Samujana estate has been a consistent market leader.

+ Venice

7 car-free cities around the world that will amaze you

Car-free cities come in many forms. Some are historic city centres that have banned cars to preserve its original forum and increase tourism. While other cities are car-free due to rural and isolated locations, or for being a canal city with no choice of transportation other than boats. Whatever is the reason, these towns offer a change of pace from the whirling engines and constant traffic of big cities. The experts at Design 911 have rounded up 7 car-free cities that will make you want to book a plane ticket, Asap!

+ outdoors

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.