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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

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Laura Ashley The Tea Room Solihull launches brunch menu

Laura Ashley The Tea Room Solihull has launched a new brunch menu offering a variety of delicious brunch dishes alongside their traditional afternoon tea menu. Laura Ashley the Tea Room has also extended its hours and is now open from 10am until 6pm. The new brunch dishes are served from 10am until 1pm and are priced from £4. ‘Egg-citing’ new dishes include savoury breakfast… Read More

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Tyne Bank Brewery- The Perfect Festival Tipple

With Summer just around the corner, Tyne Bank Brewery have created a range of perfectly crafted and distinctively fruity beers to suit all tastes this festival season. The popular craft ale brewery, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, uses fresh fruits, herbs and spices along with an array of hops to create a variety of unique tastes resulting in amazing flavours including; the quintessentially British Rhubarb and Custard, the… Read More

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FOR THE SAKE OF SAKÉ FOUR FOX SAKÉ OFFICIALLY ARRIVES IN THE UK

International brand, Four Fox Saké officially arrives in the UK. Spearheaded by London entrepreneurs Oliver Proudlock & Fraser Carruthers, the premium Saké will now be available to purchase through; www.amathusdrinks.com & www.31dover.com. Dedicated to revitalising the ancient tradition of Saké in London the brand is set to make their mark with the backing of Carruthers and Proudlock. As exclusive in its production as it… Read More

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How to Build a Custom Wine Cellar

So, you are ready to start a wine collection, but your storage capacity is severely limited. If that is the case, building a custom wine cellar may not be a bad idea. After all, a real connoisseur should have their private wine collections without feeling apologetic about it and ensure that it is being stored correctly without the worry of damaging the wines. In… Read More

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Jameson Whiskey: Bow Street Delivers New Beauty With 18-Year Cask Strength

In February LUXlife had the pleasure of visiting the Jameson Distillery Bow Street in Dublin to learn more about the brand and sample the new batch of Jameson’s only cask strength whiskey available to the public: Jameson’s Bow Street 18-Year Cask Strength Batch 2.

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EGG-CELLENT NEW PERSONALISED GIFT IDEAS

Searching for that extra special Easter gift this year, sure to make your loved ones smile? Personalised packaging brand, Vanilla Reindeer, is at your service, providing gifts with a giggle this chocolate-filled holiday. Vanilla Reindeer has taken the hard work out of finding the perfect gift this Easter, allowing you to personalise a range of gift bags, presents and packaging with your own photos… Read More

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Delicious meals on-the-go with Vaya Preserve

New stylish meal jars that keep dishes at its ideal temperature Vaya Life has launched a range of brand new, chic, insulated meal jars – Vaya Preserve – to simplify the concept of taking food out on-the-go. Vaya Preserve keeps food at its optimum temperature – whether hot or cold – for up to six hours so users can fully enjoy. They’re compact enough… Read More

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HAND ‘BAG’ OF THE KING VANILLA REINDEER LAUNCHES GAME OF THRONES THEMED PERSONALISED PACKAGING

Throw yourself into a world of fantasy with Vanilla Reindeer’s latest design, launched to celebrate the epic eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones, back on our screens from April. The Vanilla Reindeer design uses a cheeky message – ‘I Would Pause Game Of Thrones For You’ – and is available across the brand’s range of personalised gift bags and bottle boxes. For… Read More

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Adam Handling launches luxury afternoon tea experience in the heart of Chelsea at Cadogan’s by Adam Handling

Cadogan’s by Adam Handling, the stunning tea lounge at the newly-opened Belmond Cadogan Hotel in Chelsea, has now launched its spectacular Afternoon Tea experience.  Nine months in the making, Cadogan’s exquisite Afternoon Tea offering has been developed by the hotel’s Chef Patron and award-winning restaurateur, Adam Handling, in collaboration with renowned pastry chef, Chris Underwood who joined Adam Handling Restaurant Group as Group Pastry… Read More

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Chocolate and Rum – the Perfect Easter Pairing

Easter is a time for indulgence, so try something new this year and pair your favourite chocolate treats with the UK’s most-awarded rum, Neptune Chocolate and Rum is an age-old pairing that never fails to delight, and with Easter celebrations just around the corner there is no better time to indulge in an exceptional bottle of Neptune Rum. As most of us enjoy an… Read More

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Exquisite Bespoke Wedding Cake Creations for Your Perfect Day

Based in Mawdesley in Lancashire, The Cake Pavilion has enjoyed flourishing success on the back of a dedication to perfection. As a result of this, it was recognised as the Most Outstanding in Luxury Cake Design for the county of Lancashire in LUXlife Magazine’s 2019 ‘Ones to Watch in the Wedding Industry’ programme. Naturally, we were eager to speak to The Cake Pavilion’s Owner… 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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Vaya Tyffyn – a unique lunch box for the lovely lady in your life

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, but are you stuck on what to get for the mum who has everything? Well, fret no more as Vaya Tyffyn is the perfect gift for her! The VacuTherm insulated tiered lunch box keeps food at its optimum temperature (hot or cold) for up to six hours, so mum doesn’t need to worry about finding a fridge or microwave… Read More

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Raise a glass to the Margarita with Patrón Tequila in global search for 2019’s Margarita of the Year

Honouring the iconic tequila cocktail, Patrón Tequila kicked off 2019’s ‘Margarita of the Year’ campaign on International Margarita Day, starting a global search for the perfect twist on the classic Margarita recipe. Now in its fifth year, the bar has been raised with eight new recipes from across the globe, each offering a refreshing twist on the iconic cocktail. In 1939, the first Margarita… Read More

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Give your Mum the gift of exceptional teas with Newby Teas’ Dutch Roses Edition selection box

This Mother’s Day why not show your mum how special she really is with a perfect cup of tea from Newby’s exclusive Dutch Roses Edition selection box? Whether it’s a reinvigorating tea to kick-start the day, or to enjoy a peaceful moment of tranquillity, Newby’s premium assortment of the finest whole-leaf green tea and tisanes is the perfect gift for mums who deserve the… Read More