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How to make your garden luxurious in time for summer!

With the rise of home entertainment becoming apparent in the UK, there’s a need to keep your garden space clean and tidy at all times. Admittedly, we aren’t all gardening experts and we can often neglect our spaces during the colder months. In fact, the British public are wasting up to £672 million each year as we don’t know how to best look after our garden space.

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ODLO x ZAHA HADID DESIGN

DESIGN MEETS FUNCTION The female body as the architect’s plan: For its spring/summer 2019 Women’s Activewear collection, performance sportswear brand Odlo has joined forces with the design company of the legendary architect Zaha Hadid. In a similar way to Odlo, the architecture of the “Queen of the Curves” is distinguished by different layers and seamless transitions. This extraordinary partnership with Zaha Hadid Design gave… Read More

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Cashmere gloves that don’t cost the earth… or a fortune!

A brand that has been thinking sustainably for nearly 10 years is Turtle Doves. Turtle Doves is a British producer of 100% cashmere clothes and accessories. They rescue pre-loved cashmere on its way to landfill and proudly handcraft every item from their studio in Shrewsbury, England. And because they only use recycled cashmere and don’t use dyes, every item – from gloves to ponchos… Read More

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Tabula Rasa: Creating Works of Art Through a Blank Canvas

Susanna Cots in an accomplished interior designer working out of her studios in Barcelona, Costa Brava and Hong Kong. In October, her firm – Susanna Cots Interior Designs – was recognised in the 2019 Leading Designers programme with the Award for Excellence in Luxury Interior Services. On the back of this welldeserved win, LUXlife Magazine sought to find out more about Susanna’s work and… Read More

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Peerless Design Through Seamless Collaboration

Founded in 2007, Eye to Eye Interiors is an interior design firm based out of Downers Grove, Illinois. In November, the agency was recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s 2018 Leading Designers Awards programme with the title of ‘Best Affordable Interior Design Company’ in the state of Illinois. Following this win, we spoke to Dawn Bach Thurman, Owner of Eye to Eye Interiors, to find out… Read More

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Gem Hunters, Miners and Fine Jewellery Makers – The Rare Gemstone Company

The Rare Gemstone Company incorporated in 1974 as Lapigems has been a stalwart in the global gemstone and jewellery sector. With its established history in the market and vertical integration from mine to final owner, LUXlife Magazine was eager to shine a spotlight on this exciting company and the rare gems it mines and cuts. We spoke with the firm’s Director, Antony Zagoritis who… Read More

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In Complete Harmony with Nature: A True Luxury Experience in the Balinese Jungle

Hanging Gardens of Bali is a luxurious destination deep in the heart of thriving Balinese jungle. In January, the hotel was recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s ongoing 2019 Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards as the Leading Luxury Jungle Retreat on the island. A frequent appearance on lists of the world’s most beautiful hotels, we were eager to speak to Siswo Susetyo, Hanging Gardens of… Read More

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A Swiss Master in Innovative Architectural Design

ADELI Interior Architecture & Partners LTD is one of the leading design firms in Europe, gaining swift critical acclaim for their avantgarde and experimental design choices. In January, the firm were recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s 2019 Leading Designer Awards programme as the Most Innovative Interior Architecture Firm in Switzerland – a well-deserved accolade. On the back of the recognition, ADELI’s CEO and Founder, Siavosh… 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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Your Wedding, Your Way

Photo credit: David West Photography Lovingly crafted and restored by owners Olivia and Ralph Lockey, Northside Farm remains a must-consider destination for couples looking for a rural retreat that is resplendent with charm and character. It’s no surprise then that Northside Farm was recognised in LUXlife Magazine’s 2019 Best of the Wedding Industry programme as the ‘Most Outstanding Countryside Wedding & Events Venue’ in… Read More

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The New Young British Haute Couture Disruptor for Millennials

SB Atelier has launched the brand’s latest collection, the Woman’s Echo. This new haute couture line designed and handcrafted in the UK, poised to change the fashion industry with its unique collection of fashion wears for new young millennial women. The brand’s uniqueness and versatility are demonstrated in every fashion piece from the brand, as it effectively turns designs into (e)motions, helping fashion lovers… Read More

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Five steps to success in the fashion industry

The fashion industry is seeing its success bolstered by digitalisation. The high street may be falling on tough times, but thanks to the digital world, the industry is worth £32.3 billion in the UK alone. While brick and mortar struggles and stores continue to close, the sector is still increasing, with global online revenue being nearly three times more in 2018 than it was in 2015.

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Why High-end brands need digital

If you’re a luxury brand, it’s important to know that 80% of your sales are influenced by online activity. This figure shouldn’t come as a surprise in 2019, as this is the year where many businesses across industries have implemented a digital marketing strategy that ensures conversions.

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Striking A Balance Between Successful Brand Image And Customer Service For Luxury Brands

Striking A Balance Between Successful Brand Image And Customer Service For Luxury Brands If you’re a luxury brand, making sure that your products or services appeals to your target market is essential. Brand awareness is one of the most significant factors that contribute to the successful running of a business. You want to make a great first impression that will last if you have… Read More

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Style Icon: How the Palais-Royal Influenced Generations

France has always been the epicentre of fashion and opulence. From today’s brands such as Louis Vuitton and Chanel to those from yesteryear, France has always led the way when it comes to style.

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BLUEMINT Launches SS19 Collection

London based lifestyle brand Bluemint launches its SS19 collection which pays homage to the essence of summer with bold colours mixed with an ode to classic prints, stripes and dots. Renowned for its craftsmanship, Bluemint designs beachwear staples for well-travelled individuals. Inspired by art, travel and photography. Launched in 2013 by its founder Dogu, the brand’s vision was to capture its Mediterranean heritage within… Read More

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Luxury Watches: A Guide To Purchasing Your Perfect Timepiece

Truly luxury watches are an investment: alongside the thousands of pounds they cost, there is also the servicing and maintenance that they require to ensure they continue to run in perfect order. However, a luxury watch is also a masterpiece of engineering, and as such can last the wearer their entire life and, in some cases, be an investment for their future. LUXlife Staff… Read More

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5 Tips on Buying a Ski Property

With record snowfall this year and last across the Alps, many will be making the most of it and heading off for their annual fix of adrenaline and exercise. For skiers ‘there is no such thing as too much snow!’. For those that want to enjoy the mountains all year round, buying an alpine property can be a great lifestyle and financial investment. And… Read More

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Innovative Technology Bringing New Efficiency To Relaxation

Technology has played a large part in making all of our lives more comfortable, but its contributions are often misunderstood or understated. The best technological advancements for many of us come from miniaturization, so it makes sense that we would benefit most from that which goes unseen.

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Add a Touch of Luxury to Your Home

When you think about luxurious homes, you’ll probably conjure up images of penthouse apartments, celebrity pads and out-of-this-world mansions.

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Your 2019 Style Guide: Perfecting The Shirt And Blazer Combo

The shirt and blazer combination has been a significant style in men’s fashion for years.  From casual get-togethers to formal affairs, this look has carried men effortlessly through almost every style of event — but are you maximising its full potential? It’s all about staying on trend. Not sure which colours, fabrics and patterns got together? Check out our shirt and blazer guide for… Read More

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The foolproof way to wear every type of skirt

If you’re a stoic fan of trousers and jeans, skirts can seem like a whole new territory. But certain situations call for the sleek look of a skirt, and so inevitably, you’ll need one or two skirts in your wardrobe for these occasions. There’re so many different cuts and lengths and styles to choose from — but how do you pull off a certain… Read More

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The Natural Materials company working with Frog Skin, Puffer Fish, Termite’s Nest and Tobacco Leaf to create luxury finishes

Application of heritage artisan skills is what we do. Sustainability of natural material is what we stand for. Environmental, economic and social well-being is our mission. Our company was founded in 2000 by two partners, Paul Hoeve and Lay Koon Tan, whose mission was to create meaningful, sustainable and exciting employment opportunities for people in developing countries. In an age of rampant globalisation and at the… Read More

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Lounge for longer with Chelsea Peers NYC

Winter may be over but there are still plenty of reasons to stay-in with Chelsea Peers NYC…. Pride Short Set £25  As the days get longer, spend your extra time wisely in the brand new Chelsea Peers NYC SS19 collection. The perfect brand for those who love to lounge and want to look good doing so!  The stylish-sleepwear and luxe-loungewear brand have launched their… Read More

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5 reasons why you should consider a walk in wardrobe

The walk in wardrobe is rapidly becoming a big trend! It’s now a must have for many middle-class homes. They have always been a symbol of luxury and the functionality of its features can ultimately bring a sense of order in to your life.   A walk in wardrobe can be like stepping in to Narnia. Inviting and luxurious, walk in wardrobes can bring… Read More

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Creating Surroundings To Be Enjoyed For A Lifetime

Jennifer Ryan Design is a full-service interior design and remodelling company based out of Bellingham Washington. Recently, we caught up with Jennifer Ryan to discover more about how she creates such extraordinary designs for clients. Jennifer Ryan Design projects can range from small room mini re-designs to whole house interior design. From colour consultation, furniture selection, all the way to complete design and finish… Read More

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The Perfect Escape in the Heart of the Cotswolds

The Lakes by YOO is a private estate of second family homes and rental residences in the heart of the Cotswolds. In November, the estate was named in the LUX Global Luxury Hotel and Spa Guide as the ‘Most Outstanding Luxury Estate in the UK’. We took the opportunity to speak to John Hitchcox, Co-founder and Chairman at YOO, to get some insight into… Read More

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Exceeding Expectations in Luxury Travel

Blacklane provides high-quality chauffeur and airport concierge services in more than 500 airports, 300 cities and 60 countries around the world. In November, Blacklane was recognised in LUX Life Magazine’s 2018 Luxury Lifestyle Awards as the Most Outstanding Luxury Chauffeur Service. Following this win, we spoke with Blacklane’s CEO and Co-founder, Dr. Jens Wohltorf, to find out more about this extraordinary business. Founded in… 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

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NEW IN THE CLASSIC METAL SERIES – AGOSTINO

LIGHTWEIGHT – CONTEMPORARY – BOLD – WITH UNIQUE 3-IN-1 LENS TECHNOLOGY   The new launch Agostino boasts a thin, lightweight frame with a very modern flat design and is handcrafted for ultimate comfort. When you pair this with Serengeti®’s Ultra-Light lens featuring Photochromic, Spectral Control® and Polarized technologies, the result is clear: the ultimate classic, unsurpassed in performance and style. Serengeti®’s Ultra-Light lenses are… Read More

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World famous Round the Island Race for sailors opens entries for 2019!

The Round the Island Race 2019 is set to attract thousands of sailors from all over Great Britain, mainland Europe and from as far away as the USA, to the Isle of Wight on 29th June 2019. Entries for the world’s best loved race will open at midnight on 25th January, when participants will be able to take advantage of an early bird online… Read More

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Where is the fashion industry heading?

The future of the fashion industry looks a little hazy, with once-beloved high street brands closing down and new e-commerce outlets springing up every single day. Mobile sales are the new major avenue for so many fashion retailers, and bricks-and-mortar stores are losing their edge. After all, if you can shop in your pyjamas on the sofa and not have to look for a parking space at a shopping centre, who wouldn’t?

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Running into the New Year with infrared sportswear

The original producer of infrared sportswear, KYMIRA Sport, has launched its new smart tech running apparel, including enhanced leggings and ‘2in1’ shorts.

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The Quintessentially British Seaside Bridal Boutique

The Bridal Boutique of Jules is a British bridal boutique in the quaint town of Walmer, Deal in Kent. In November, the boutique was named the ‘Most Outstanding Luxury Bridal Boutique in Kent’ in LUXlife Magazine’s 2019 Best of the Wedding Industry programme. We spoke with the boutique’s Owner, Jeska McGeehan, to find out how she has created a truly luxurious experience for prospective brides.

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Spring 2019: The Lightweight Down Jacket

A change in the seasons means a change of clothes too, and many people see fit to rearrange their wardrobes. Of course, the transition from winter to spring isn’t always immediately apparent. Wednesday 20th March will be mark the first day of change, but the cold weather and bleaker skies are unlikely to suddenly disappear on this date.

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How to Create a Luxury and Warm Living Space

When it comes to refurbishing or remodelling your home, there’s a tendency to focus on changes that can add value to the property. Building a new conservatory can generate around £5,750 in profit, for example, while delivering an impressive ROI of 108%.