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GILBEY’S CLASSIC HOSPITALITY IN ETON & OLD AMERSHAM

Gilbey’s is a family run restaurant group to its very core. Owners and husband and wife team Lin and Michael Gilbey first opened Gilbey’s Eton in 1975, situated in an enviable position on the High Street, between the historic buildings of Eton College and Windsor Castle. Gilbey’s Old Amersham followed in 1989, after Michael and Lin extensively renovated a 17th Century former grammar school… Read More

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THE FIRST EVER SAFE FOR SCHOOLS SNACK BAR

MadeGood® launches allergy friendly, organic, vegan, granola bar ‘Safe for Schools’ and free from common allergies, including nuts, peanuts, egg, soy, dairy & gluten Perfect for playground snacks, school lunchboxes and summer camps   Parents across the UK can breathe a sigh of relief as MadeGood® launches healthy granola bars in Asda. MadeGood is the FIRST EVER, totally allergen free granola snack bar that… Read More

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Experience the True Taste of Vietnamese Cuisine on the European Continent

Restaurant Bonjour Vietnam impresses with its authentic Vietnamese cuisine served with an exceptional dedication to customer service. Following their deserved recognition as the ‘Most Outstanding Vietnamese Restaurant’ outside of Vietnam, LUXlife endeavoured to find out more about the restaurant’s delectable offerings by speaking to one of the owners, Truc Quynh Tran Choleva.  You might be forgiven in thinking that it is impossible to find… Read More

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Looking to Save Money on Your Wedding Day?

Wedding days are, notoriously, expensive – especially in the luxury sphere. Yet, there are plenty of ways to reduce cost. Taking inspiration from Sunny.co.uk’s recently released master-list of wedding day tips, LUXlife have chosen to spotlight just a few of the very best. Tip 1: Alternative Venues Go the alternative route to make savings when it comes to location. Fun fact: only a quarter… Read More

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MADRID’S GINKGO SKY BAR & RESTAURANT LAUNCHES NEW SUMMER-INSPIRED COCKTAIL LIST & MENU

Introducing a new summer proposal in the heart of Madrid Madrid’s twelfth-floor Ginkgo Sky Bar & Restaurant, part of 5-star luxury hotel VP Plaza España Design, has launched a new bespoke cocktail list and summer menu bringing a fusion of Spanish and Asian cuisine to the Spanish capital. Already established as one of the best sunset spots in the city with 360º views, including… Read More

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A COCKTAIL HAT-TRICK SEES IN THE RA SUMMER EXHIBITION

British Cassis, Fishers gin and The London Essence Company team up for a summer of British gin cocktails Visitors of the Royal Academy’s 251st Summer Exhibition (10 June – 12 August 2019), will as always be treated to art in all its varieties, colours and flavours. This year however, the creativity doesn’t end in the exhibition space as Peyton and Byrne launches its new… Read More

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KEEP COOL WITH MARIAGE FRÈRES’ ICED TEA COLLECTION

Iced tea is the perfect drink for summer – cool, refreshing, no-calorie (unless you add sugar) and full of flavour. For the world’s most luxurious iced tea collection head to French tea emporium, Mariage Frères on Covent Garden’s King Street. The breath-taking range features over 18 blends to enjoy at home or pick up the ‘flavour of the day’ at the store’s iced tea… 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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How technology is changing the way we drink wine

Drinking good wine with good food in good company has been one of life’s most civilized pleasures for centuries. As time has changed, so has the way we source and drink wine. Technology has come so far that it has become possible to predict whether you’ll like a wine before you even open the bottle and taste it. Tom Gearing, the managing director of… Read More

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Wimbledon Afternoon Tea is Served at Laura Ashley The Tea Room

Laura Ashley The Tea Room Coventry, Solihull and Burnham Beeches have added a Wimbledon twist to their afternoon teas, available throughout the championships (1st – 14th July 2019).  To get guests into the grand slam spirit, the Tea Rooms will be serving up strawberries and cream flavoured tennis ball cakes with the perfect accompaniment, a traditional Pimm’s. Afternoon tea is priced between £20-24 per… Read More

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Krispy Kreme introduces new ‘Throw Back’ Party range

This July, if you wanna go back, (back to nineteen ninety-nine!), look no further than Krispy Kreme’s new Throw Back Party range, landing just in time for the summer holidays. On July 8th Krispy Kreme is launching its gleefully nostalgic range reminiscent of every 90s kid’s party spread… mmm(bop). But for those who can’t wait until launch day, Krispy Kreme is holding a pre-launch… Read More

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HERE COMES SUMMER: SCOTLAND’S FINEST BUTCHER UNVEILS THE BEST BBQ SEASON BUYS AND TOP FIVE SECRETS TO A SUCCESSFUL AL FRESCO DINING EXPERIENCE

Just in time for the scorcher we are due this summer, Royal Warrant-holding butcher Donald Russell (www.donaldrussell.com), unveils the ultimate BBQ feasting range: award-winning burgers, extra-meaty sausages, succulent hand prepared steaks and juicy ribs – all perfectly butchered, and delivered direct to your door.  Available now from £9.50, simply add your favourite sauces, sides and salads, and enjoy British barbeque perfection the way it… Read More

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Life is sweet as Enjoy! launches new range of products

A man so debilitated by food intolerances that he hadn’t eaten chocolate for 15 years today unveiled his own range of chocolate treats after spending four years perfecting the ultimate recipe. Now backed by two former directors of Thorntons, Chris Crutchley’s Enjoy! range of naturally fabulous chocolates includes the UK’s first vegan caramel filled bars and vegan caramel filled buttons. The investment has enabled Chris… Read More

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Al Fresco Dining At Royal China Restaurants

Dine al fresco at Royal China Canary Wharf and Fulham this summer. Enjoy a range of appetizing Chinese dishes in the sunshine at two of Royal China’s most renowned restaurants. Royal China, Canary Wharf Royal China Canary Wharf has a large south-facing outdoor patio for up to 80 guests.  Overlooking the Thames, and a minute’s walk from the Thames Clipper’s Canary Wharf Pier, the… Read More

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Tuck in as you tune in!

To celebrate its sponsorship of Friends on Comedy Central, New York Bakery Co. has unveiled SIX new recipes inspired by the characters. The as seen on TV recipe collection has been released by the UK’s number one bagel baker 25 years after the sensational six first arrived on the nation’s small screens. From The Divorcee to The Shopaholic, fans can tuck in as they tune… Read More

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K West Hotel Launches Retro Afternoon Tea

Sweet treats of yesteryear are all the rage at the moment! Come along to K West Hotel & Spa to sample such delights with the new Retro Afternoon Tea, available daily in Studio Kitchen. Expect the ultimate throwback with a playful, confectionary-inspired menu in the swanky surroundings of K West Hotel.  In true K West fashion, the afternoon tea is served on a retro… Read More

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Small Beer Brew Co. unveil new beer: Session Pale

Get ready for the ultimate summer session… Small Beer Brew Co. have launched their highly-anticipated Session Pale, the latest beer from the team of big thinkers that champion world-class taste at a “sociable” ABV. Adding to their family of classic beer styles below 2.8%, as the name and ABV suggest, it is a truly sessionable Pale Ale. At 2.5%, it gives you all the… Read More

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Unveiling The Macallan boutique launch at Dubai

Macallan has now opened the first of their new whisky boutique collections in Dubai International Airport (DXB).

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The Most Elegant English Sparkling Cider You Will Ever Serve….

Do you want to serve something a little different this summer? Slightly tired of packing the usual sparkling wine and prosecco into the picnic hamper to enjoy at the polo, opera and tennis? Look no further, award winning Chalkdown Sparkling Cider, is something you can impress your family and friends with, still with the theatre of releasing the cork and familiar sounding pop! Chalkdown… Read More

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Caorunn Launch New, 54% Highland Strength Gin

Caorunn have launched their highest strength gin yet: Caorunn Highland Strength.   Crafted at Balmenach Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, Gin Master Simon Buley has expertly handcrafted Caorunn Highland Strength at a bold 54% abv to enhance the traditional Scottish botanicals that distinguish Caorunn Gin. This stronger version of Caorunn Gin utilises Scotland’s unique natural resources by infusing five locally foraged Celtic botanicals and… Read More

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Taste of London: Firetree Launches Rich, Single-Estate Chocolate From the Volcanic Pacific Islands and Madagascar

‘Redefining Taste’ with a smooth, rich dark chocolate, which is also dairy-free and vegan-friendly Firetree, the UK’s new super-premium chocolate brand, is delighted to announce the launch of its single-estate, volcanic chocolate range. The superior tasting cocoa beans are sourced from small, island estates in the ‘Pacific Ring of Fire’* and Madagascar, where the volcanic terroirs produce cocoa beans with natural flavours that change,… Read More

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OatPantry: UK’s first Porridge and Granola subscription service launches in Shropshire

A unique subscription service launched on 3 June (2019) will bring a healthy, tasty breakfast direct to your letterbox with flavours which change monthly. Oat Pantry will deliver Shropshire artisan granola and flavoured porridge to households throughout the UK. The product will not only be healthy due to reduced sugar and all-natural vegan ingredients, but its environmental impact will be minimal due to its… Read More

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LUXlife 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is once again upon us. Here at LUXlife, a last-minute dash to the store to buy a card and some socks simply will not do: we’re all about the latest ‘must-haves’, not the quick ‘it’ll-dos’.  So, let’s treat all the father figures in our lives to something a little bit special with a selection of gifts below. Maestro DOBEL Humito® 1. Maestro… Read More

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The Secret Cooking Trick Of London’s Leading Fine Dining Establishments: Fine dining straight to your door

Forman & Field, the only luxury food brand to deliver artisan food and fresh restaurant handcrafted dishes to homes nationwide, along with a selection of London’s leading restaurants and hotels. Forman & Field is an independent family business specialising in the best of fresh British produce. All of the dishes are either handmade within the H.Forman & Son smokehouse or sourced from artisan producers… Read More

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SYBARITE DESIGNS AWARD-WINNING* FINE-DINING RESTAURANT BEIJING KITCHEN FOR SKP XI’AN, CHINA

London-based architecture and design practice Sybarite has created an elegant, intimate dining experience for Beijing Kitchen at luxury department store SKP Xi’an The restaurant’s design and layout are inspired by Xi’an’s streetscape and urban structure, as well as by the grids, symmetry, hierarchy and greenery of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Also taking design cues from the original Beijing Kitchen at SKP Beijing, this… Read More

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The Art of Drinking Small

World class tasting lower ABV beer – crafted for those who think big! Small Beer Brew Co. is the creation of two big thinkers who were searching for a new category of drinks that would deliver world-class taste at a sociable ABV. Setting out on a mission to reignite the lost art of brewing classic beers below 2.8%, James Grundy and Felix James opened… Read More

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Building connected brands in the luxury space

Cameron Worth CEO & founder at connected experience specialist SharpEnd What if you were able to book a table at the hottest restaurant in town by scanning the QR code on a new high-end accessory you had just bought? Or what about securing VIP access to a new bar by tapping the ‘connected cap’ of a luxury spirits bottle using the in-built NFC reader… Read More

New reformulated Mr Lee’s noodles are here!

Mr Lee’s Pure Foods, globally acclaimed, award-winning brand of gourmet instant noodles, have further improved the recipes in their cups this Spring After growing substantially over the past couple of years, the brand have reformulated their innovative, authentic and tasty recipes. By further balancing their seasoning levels, introducing generous, game-changing chunks of 100% chicken breast into 2 of their flavours alongside their market-leading amounts of… 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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Brasserie 9 : Simply Exquisite French Dining in Thai’s Capital

There are many places around the world that have attempted to capture the magic of French cuisine outside of the country itself. Perhaps it is a bit unexpected to find that one of the places that does succeed in this endeavour is deep in Bangkok – a city with its own refined culinary identity. That restaurant is Brasserie 9. On the back of Brasserie… Read More

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Add a drop of nostalgia with MONIN Limited-Edition Butterscotch syrup

Butterscotch, with its sweet, smooth buttery flavour, is considered to be a true confectionary classic.  Based on this time honoured recipe MONIN Butterscotch is the latest limited edition flavour to hit the hot beverage shelves, allowing consumers to easily replicate delicious drinks in the comfort or their own home. The latest limited edition flavour will feature alongside the much-loved MONIN core range of Caramel,… Read More

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The Belsfield launches new vegan, vegetarian, gluten and dairy-free afternoon tea menus

Four-star luxury boutique hotel, Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield, has launched four brand-new afternoon tea menus to appeal to a wide-range of diets.  As well as a traditional afternoon tea menu, The Belsfield’s 2AA Rosette chefs have created vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free afternoon tea menus.  Priced from £22.95 per person, afternoon tea is served with buttermilk plain, fruit, vegan or gluten-free scones with… Read More

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Caorunn launch New Scottish Raspberry Gin To Mark 10-Year Anniversary

To mark their upcoming10-year-anniversary, Caorunn are launching their very first flavoured gin today: Caorunn Scottish Raspberry. Crafted at Balmenach Distillery in the Scottish Highlands, Gin Master Simon Buley has expertly handcrafted Caorunn Scottish Raspberry in small batches of 1,000 litres at a time. Utilising Scotland’s unique natural resources, Caorunn is infused to perfection in the world’s only working Copper Berry Chamber*. Caorunn’s distinctive aromatic… Read More

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INTRODUCING BELGROVE – A PREMIUM, LUXURY HAZELNUT RUM NOW AVAILABLE AT SELFRIDGES

A newly launched rum brand is set to offer even the most discerning palate a truly premium tasting experience. Created by North West entrepreneur Edmund Wood, Belgrove is a single-origin Demerara rum, painstakingly developed to create the highest quality spirit  Belgrove Rum is distilled from pure Demerara sugar cane grown on the mineral-rich banks of the Demerara River in Guyana. The rum is infused… 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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Family Fun at Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield

Set by Lake Windermere and the Cumbrian Hills, Laura Ashley The Belsfield offers a haven for families looking for an idyllic British break  The four-star hotel welcomes children of all ages with large family rooms available, some featuring a separate lounge area so the whole family can relax and unwind together.  Priced from £229, the Laura Ashley designed family rooms offer luxurious 2000 spring,… Read More