+ 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.

+ Kinglike Concierge

Marvellous Mykonos Shows Off Grecian Glory

Greece is a country of many natural wonders, from Poseidon’s Cave at Paxos, to the rolling hills of Corfu. For those travellers looking to experience all that natural glory from a luxurious and sumptuous villa, then Kinglike Concierge are on hand to help. Renting a collection of over two hundred luxury villas on the island of Mykonos , this company are ideal for securing the perfect villa for the perfect holiday.

+ 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.

+ Mardan Palace, Turkey

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.

+ 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.


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

+ Front Cover

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


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

+ Front Cover

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

+ Front Cover

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

+ front cover

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

+ Front Cover

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

+ Front Cover

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

+ Front Cover

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


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

+ Japan’s Unmissable Luxury Experiences

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.


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


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


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


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


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