+ Carolina Spaces

Designing Dream Spaces

Viewing a property for the first time can often mean seeing a building in its barest state. With the structure complete, and little else, it can sometimes be hard for potential buyers to connect emotionally with a space. Show homes can be the perfect way to grab a buyer’s attention, and Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design specialize in just that. As we showcase the business, find out why it was such a worthy winner of LUXlife’s 2020 Award for Excellence in Luxury Home Staging Services across South Carolina.

+ fashion

Revealed: The Best And Worst Fashion Trends Of The Past Decade

2010s fashion was completely transformed by social media, influencers and, in the latter years, sustainability. The decade saw trends come and go, some more questionable than others, but for British women, it seems the favourite trend is skinny jeans, as the figure-hugging denim was voted the most popular style of the past decade. But which other styles are Brits carrying into the 20s? And which would be better left in the past?

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Valentine’s Day: The Presents You Should Avoid

Valentine’s day is almost here, so whether you’re in relationship, treating your Galentine or buying something thoughtful for your mum, you might be planning what gifts to buy them. To ensure that you don’t purchase the wrong item this year, a holder of the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen, high-end independent corporate gifting specialists, Veritas Gifts have rounded up the 7 things to avoid when trying to put a smile on someone’s face during this romantic holiday season.

+ hagen

Pioneer of Live Communication

Celebrating forty years of extraordinary success, HAGEN INVENT is considered one of the strongest agencies of its type. Constantly innovating and adapting to the needs of the client, and the needs of the day, we take a closer look at what HAGEN INVENT are all about.

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The LUXlife 2020 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

On February 14th, couples around the world celebrate their love, cherishing the time they’ve spent together which often involves the exchanging of gifts. To ensure you’re well prepared for Valentine’s Day this year, we have compiled the ultimate Valentine’s gift guide to give you some much needed inspiration- so there’s no excuse for you or your significant other to buy a last minute box of chocolates from the petrol station. Our gift guide has something for everyone; so whether you’re married, in a long term relationship, single or celebrating ‘Galentines’, our guide is well worth a read.

+ Jennifer Ryan Design

Making a House a Forever Home

Drawing on the experience of its Founder and namesake, Jennifer Ryan Design offers quality interior design and contracting services. Following her success in the 2019 Leading Designer program, we invited Jennifer herself to tell us more about the work she undertakes and how she collaborates with her clients to produce a space they can cherish forever.

+ Plain Spaces

Design as Architecture

Plainspace Architecture and Design DPC is a specialised residential and commercial architecture, interior and design firm based in and out of New York City. Following the firm’s recognition in the 2019 Leading Designers program, where it received the ‘Award for Excellence in Innovation’, we spoke with Principal and Founder, Angelica M. Ruano, and Co-Founder Marc J. Albertin to find out more about their exemplary approach to design.

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Relax and Rejuvenate with Color Me Cosy

For Teri Shadbolt, life simply needs quiet moments. To take the time to relax, recuperate and, eventually, to carry on to tackle whatever life decides to throw at us. As you can imagine, Teri has thoroughly embraced this idyllic ethos as part of her utterly luxurious cushion designs over at Color Me Cosy. Intrigued, we took a deep dive to find out more.

+ eco house

6 Ways To Make Your Home More Sustainable

From making changes to the products we buy to creating an ecosystem at home to recycle more and even sharing what we consume with locals. With new technologies allowing us to become kinder to the planet, here are 6 simple ways you can improve your footprint and even help lower your bills!

+ beauty

Five Beauty Resolutions To Make In 2020

New Year’s resolutions are fun to make, but often difficult to keep. Luckily, in the beauty world there are a few simple tweaks and adjustments you can make to your regime that will benefit your skin and makeup routine. The skincare specialists at ZO Skin Health UK, have narrowed it down to five easy beauty resolutions to make in 2020 to ensure you are maintaining your skin’s health whilst looking your best.

+ River’sTone

Gold-Standard Symphony of Success for River’sTone

Having created what is unquestionably one of the greatest -and most expensive- sound systems the world has ever seen, River’sTone deserves all the plaudits it has received. A collaborative effort between former Sony audio designer Michio Sakamoto and Anodic Supply Co., River’sTone is the ultimate luxury for any lover of sound who wants the absolute best of the best.

+ Poker

What is the ideal outfit for playing poker?

Undeniably one of the most popular casino games, poker has become a worldwide hit as mega casinos continue to open up all around the world. Regardless of the location, poker is almost always available to play at luxury casinos and hotels; it’s one of the games that that first comes to mind when people think of casinos, and the glitz, glamour and excitement that go along with it.

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The World’s Most Expensive Christmas Treats

From old familiar festive favourites to the most delicious new European imports, read on for our look into the most expensive examples of Christmas treats.

+ christmas stocking

“All I Want For Christmas” Is A Luxury Stocking Filler: Why Less Is More This Season

As shops are filled to the brim with an abundance of gifts this season and the recent cyber weekend sales have fed the fast-purchase frenzy of consumers, a leading packaging entrepreneur says brands need to drive a more minimalist mindset for customers. And, he says that a luxury stocking filler may be the right way to do it.

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Designer for the Kardashians Launches Luxury Skincare Brand

Designer, Ollia Tzarina has launched a luxury, chemical free skin care brand. The designer who has sold her fur coats to stars including Kylie Jenner and Beyonce, speaks to Lux Life about why she’s now decided to enter the beauty industry.

+ give wear love

Give Wear Love Launches British-Made Fashion Praxis; Ethically Sourced, Organic and Sustainable Womenswear

British-made Fashion Praxis is now live on Give Wear Love with an exclusive capsule collection of womenswear made from ethically sourced, organic and sustainable fabrics, all of which are organic and all but one are Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified.

+ xmas tree

How To Style A Christmas Tree According To Interior Experts

Christmas tree decorating is one of the most magical parts of the festive season. Everyone wants their Christmas tree to look beautiful, luxurious and encompass their style of Christmas. From gorgeous ornaments to sparkling tree lights to the showstopping tree topper, we spoke to five different interior experts who provide their five tips on how to style a Christmas tree.

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How To Rock Sequins This Christmas Party Season

With the festive season upon us and Christmas party outfit planning in full swing, so is the return of the sequins. With the search for the perfect outfit underway, one question many might have is “is there such a thing as too many sequins?”

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Sustainable luxury wedding trend tips to throw the perfect eco-friendly celebration

Eco-friendly weddings are becoming more and more popular, but going down the sustainable route doesn’t mean sacrificing quality and luxury. Here, Charlotte Ricard-Quesada, Founder of luxury wedding company, La Fête shares her tips on throwing the perfect eco-friendly celebration!

+ shopping

Black Friday Bargains You Can’t Miss This Weekend

The end of November only means one thing, Black Friday! This weekend is the best time to get your Christmas shopping done as shops are slashing their prices, giving you the best deals of the year up until Cyber Monday. From discounted televisions to teeth whitening kits and bargain buffet servers, here are some of the best premium discounts on the market this Black Friday.

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Looking Beyond the Visual Veil

Based in Washington D.C., Architextual is a small, boutique design firm that is focused on delivering quality design, technical documentation, and project execution to a varied clientele, ranging from single-family property owners to largescale developers.

+ Jottnar

Jöttnar Launches New Mountain Range to Conquer Nature’s Giants This Season

Featuring salopettes, soft and hard shell jackets, base layers and thermals, the new collection contains everything an adventurer needs to hit the slopes and go beyond the boundary to conquer nature’s giants.

+ Noor Shamma

Simple Complexities – New York Jeweller Shines

In the city that never sleeps, it’s important to shine. Sustainable fine jewellery brand owner Noor Shamma stands above her competition with her unrivalled skill and proud individuality.

+ RJHArchitecture

London’s Leading Luxury Designers

Providing best in class architectural, design, and construction services across the prime residential markets of London’s central boroughs, RJHArchitecture have built a formidable reputation by designing truly luxurious spaces for high-net-worth clients. As 2019’s Architect of the Year, we lift the curtain on the firm and its founder, Richard Hastings, to learn more about their unparalleled success.

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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.

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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.

+ Fülcher Design International

Innovative Design from an Inspirational Mind

Based in New York City, Fülcher Design International is a movie production design, manufacturing and project management firm.

+ Porsche

5 essential questions to consider when shopping for a new car

Buying a new car is a momentous and exciting occasion for anyone. It’s a time where you can indulge in purchasing the car you’ve always dreamt of- but what should you consider when shopping for a new car? The experts at Design 911 have whittled it down to 5 essential questions to consider in order to make the most painless purchase possible. This way, you can drive the car of your dreams with confidence in your purchase.

+ Brain Cactus

Spooky Plants to Spruce up Your Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. The spookiest time of the year sees people of all ages get excited; pumpkin sales will go through the roof as we all try a new artistic design, while houses and establishments will be awash with fake blood, spiders’ webs, and skeletons. But, what if you could enhance your Halloween décor by including some of the world’s spookiest looking plants?

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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.

+ Õpaal Interiors

Deluxe Dubai Designers

By incorporating ingenuity, enthusiasm and experience, Õpaal Interiors have secured their rightful position as an award-winning and leading design firm. Today, the team at Õpaal are determined to find the perfect balance of user ambition, industry needs, and physical space shape to create truly exquisite spaces. As we take a closer look at what makes this company Dubai’s leading high-end designer for 2019, discover the secrets to their luxurious success.

+ country house

Traditional English Country House Interiors

You don’t have to have a grand ancestral home to recreate this enduring style. There are many ways you could give your modern house a nostalgic twist and create a setting worthy of a classic English novel.

+ Visata Creative

Redefining Retail Through Exemplary Design

Established in 2004, Visata Creative is an innovative design firm that is focused on designing profitable interior spaces for retail businesses. On the back of their success in the 2019 Leading Designers programme, we spoke with Visata Creative’s Owner, Timothy Liew, to gather more insight into their creative process, mission and design inspirations.

+ Royal Wedding car

The best royal wedding cars of all time

From the bride’s dress, to the service, to the cake, to the music- royal weddings are some of the most lavish ceremonies in the world. With weddings so full of style, it makes sense that the Royals also arrive and leave the venue in fashion. Whether it be the wedding getaway cars, security or custom-made vehicles, the experts at Design 911 have rundown the best royal wedding cars of all time.

+ sustainable fashion

5 ways to make your style more sustainable

With nature-inspired colour palettes dominating London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020, the trend to go green manifested in pieces from the likes of Victoria Beckham and Christopher Kane. ‘Buy less, choose well, make it last’, were the words of Dame Vivienne Westwood, and so to help you do your bit for the environment, here are five frugal tips to help you do more with less…