From simple solutions to entire overhauls, Wendy Interiors can change the look and feel of your home. Following her success in LUX Life’s End of Year Feature as the Innovative Interior Design Studio of the Year – 2018, we profiled the firm and caught up with Wendy who provided us with a glimpse into the innerworkings of her award-winning brand. As a designer, Wendy… Read More
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
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
With the healthy eating market on the rise, consumers are turning their attention to the alcoholic drinks they enjoy in an effort to reduce their calorie intake. New craft lager brand Gen!us aims to offer drinkers the opportunity to enjoy their favourite drink with fewer calories: but does it live up to expectations? LUXlife tried it to find out. Gen!us’s branding evokes imagery of… Read More
2019 has been labelled ‘The Year of the Vegan’ and research shows that 2,662,900 people in Britain* are aiming to take part in Veganuary this month. To cater for the growing desire for vegan-friendly dining options, Laura Ashley the Tea Room has launched a brand-new vegan afternoon tea menu at its tea rooms in Burnham Beeches, Coventry, and Solihull.
A GEN!US New Way to Keep Fit and Drink Smart GEN!US, the UK’s first ‘light’ craft lager, has recently launched in the UK and along with a hoppy, citrus taste, provides a smart option for those feeling guilty after an over-indulgent festive season. Last year, it was revealed that a record 3.1 million people in the UK took part in dry January* but come 20th of the month, most had already… Read More
Fantastic Flavours is an ice cream parlour with a difference. Founded by husband and wife team Miceál O’Hurley and Oksana Shadrina, Fantastic Flavours is a delightful mid-century style American Ice Cream Parlour in the centre of Youghal, Ireland. Recognised in LUXLife Magazine’s 2019 Restaurant & Bar Awards, we spoke with Miceál to find out more about his efforts to reinvigorate a dying craft in the country
Taking a break between Christmas and New Year – the time also known as Twixmas – has become a popular option to make the most of annual leave, continue the celebrations, and to have a well-deserved break following the hectic Christmas period. For the ultimate Twixmas staycation, leading boutique holiday lettings agency Mulberry Cottages has shared four properties with availability during Twixmas so that… Read More
A traditional British pub located in Highclere, the Yew Tree Inn offers eight cosy, cottagestyle rooms for guests to rest in, in the heart of the English countryside. Recently, LUX Life were welcomed into the humble inn where we discovered more about the charming décor, tried the delicious food and soaked up the idyllic location.
Situated ideally between the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal in the charming town of Kintbury, The Dundas Arms 18th-century Grade II listed inn is an idyllic place to enjoy a pint or glass of wine by the river. Following our recent trip to the quaint inn, we reflect on our time at The Dundas Arms, revealing the hidden gems of the picturesque escape.
Christmas is a time for family, fun, and of course, food! Having created a Christmas Gift Guide on social media to showcase the best presents for everyone, LUXlife’s Staff Writer Hannah Stevenson decided to offer a Food Guide so that you can tuck into some decedent treats on the big day! With Christmas fast approaching and shoppers already scouring the supermarkets for the… Read More
Hair and beauty is one of those industries that customers are willing to pay for quality — looking good is big business. Women spend up to £40,000 on hair and £100,000 on make-up in their lifetime, according to hairtrade.com, and few people will book an appointment at a salon that looks shabby. So, it’s important that you project professionalism at all times and portray… Read More
Following the success of Laura Ashley The Tea Room in Solihull and Burnham, the company has today announced the opening of Laura Ashley The Tea Room at The Chace Hotel, Coventry.
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Laura Ashley The Tea Room Launches at Burnham Beeches Hotel Following the success of the first Laura Ashley The Tea Room in Solihull, the company has today announced the opening of the first Laura Ashley The Tea Room in the South of England, at Burnham Beeches Hotel, Burnham on the Buckinghamshire-Berkshire border near Slough. Guests can expect all the British afternoon tea classics including… Read More
Providing guests fine dining in a country pub The Oxford Blue in Old Windsor brings you fine dining set in a country pub. Chef Proprietor Steven Ellis bought the property in 2015 and has orchestrated a magnificent transformation marrying the finest elements of tradition with modern practicalities and comfort. Trained under the eye of Clare Smyth at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Steven’s passion is all… Read More
The Petersham Hotel The Petersham Restaurant is set within a stunning 4-star hotel, proudly overlooking the River Thames and surrounding Petersham Meadows. Built in 1865, The Petersham is rich in history, yet progressive in approach, offering first-class hospitality. In 1978, The Petersham was purchased by the Dare family and this year, will be celebrating their 40th anniversary of ownership. The Petersham Restaurant is unique,… Read More
Barbaresco welcomes the opening of CAMPAMAC, the Osteria New restaurant & deli from entrepreneur Paolo Dalla Mora and Michelin star chef Maurilio Garola in the heart of the Langhe, Italy Campamac, the first Osteria of its kind from Head Chef Maurillio Garola and business owner Paolo Dalla Mara, has opened its doors in the flourishing wine region of Barbaresco. Located in the heart of the… Read More
Best Wine Regions Around The World If you’re a lover of wine and are currently deciding where your next trip abroad should take you, then why not consider a holiday focused on sampling the best wine in the world? Take a trip to one of the world’s best wine regions for a truly unique experience, which will see you enjoying fine wines in gorgeous… Read More
Grand café kosher restaurant and bar to open in Belsize Park on 29 July 2018 Opening on Sunday 29 July in the heart of leafy Belsize Park, Tish is a contemporary kosher restaurant and bar offering an all-day menu of European cuisine, featuring Jewish heritage family favourites. Tish will open from 7:00am to 12:30am and with a capacity of 160, its beautiful dining room,… Read More
Royal Salute Toasts Mid-Autumn Festival with Limited Editions The ‘King of Whisky’, Royal Salute, has unveiled two limited edition gift sets in celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival. The first in an annual series celebrating British royal traditions, the limited edition gift sets depict the impressive ‘Art of Blending’ and draw parallels between the skill, craftsmanship and rituals involved in blending Scotch whisky and… Read More
Niquesa Launches Exquisite Online Hub for Luxury Desires Brand expands world of immaculately curated luxury products and services with launch of new e-partment store Niquesa is delighted to announce the launch of its new luxury e-partment store, offering UK-based consumers unprecedented access to some of the world’s most desirable products, alongside exceptional customer service via a dedicated Niquesa Personal Assistant. An international launch is… Read More
Share the Exotic Spirit of Rum this Father’s Day with Havana Club Treat Dad to Havana Club Añejo 7 Años: the original Cuban sipping rum For too long, Father’s Day has been synonymous with new socks, golf accessories and whisky, so Havana Club is calling upon sons and daughters around the world to inspire their father’s this June with something new: the exotic spirit… Read More
New ‘Artesian Moments’ Menu Launched At The Langham, London Artesian at The Langham, London has announced the launch of its new menu, Artesian Moments. Centred around the flavours and feelings associated with key moments in one’s life, and rooted in metaphysics and statistics, the menu has been created by Head Bartender, Remy Savage and Bar Manager, Anna Sebastian. Inspired by Savage’s passion for philosophy,… Read More
A New Design In Food Etiquette Pavilion is the latest launch from the Elysium empire, taking over the River Lodge at Middleborough, and breathing in a new lease of verve with a £3.6m renovation. Spread over 14,000-sq. ft. this Grade II listed building has parts of its structure dating back to 1780, the venue design has been sympathetically developed in keeping with the history… Read More
Twice Brewed is an Inn based in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall Country, which has recently opened purpose-built state of the art eco brewery designed to create rich, flavourful brews that do the region proud. The creation of a brewery at the Twice Brewed Inn was always destined to be – with those involved having a clear vision to re-establish the tradition of brewing… Read More
South Place Chop House Launches Seasonal Feast Series This May, South Place Chop House will launch the first in its series of seasonal sharing feasts. On Friday 11th May, head chef Guy Betteridge, will host a spectacular dinner showcasing the highlights of Britain’s Spring produce at a four-course dinner held on Chop House’s central sharing table at South Place Hotel. Sharing his passion for… Read More
The Bar at The Dorchester Hotel has launched two exceptional spirits designed to offer a refined taste of true British quality. For the first time, Dorchester Collection’s iconic British hotel, The Dorchester is offering a rare cask of single malt Scotch Whisky, Caol Ila, which has been distilled exclusively for the hotel and is available from The Bar at The Dorchester. Having partnered with… Read More
Sketch Celebrates Fifteen Years of Success Master chef Pierre Gagnaire creates 15th anniversary menu for the Lecture Room & Library Sketch, the iconic venue in Mayfair, will this month celebrate fifteen years at the forefront of the London food, music and art scene. To commemorate this anniversary, Master chef Pierre Gagnaire has created a special Prestige Menu, which reflects the evolution of the restaurant,… Read More
The Dubliner Irish Whiskey has released a Limited Edition 10-Year-Old Single Malt Whiskey, distilled in copper pot stills and 100% matured in oak casks that previously held Kentucky Bourbon.
Founded by friends Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan, Ikoyi will offer a unique take on West African cuisine, with Head Chef Jeremy bringing his fine dining experience from restaurants such as Dinner and Noma to create highly skilled dishes.
A celebration of inspirational women, Veuve Clicquot and Charlotte Olympia come together for an exclusive collaboration that sees the designer put her unique stamp on an iconic brand.
Smith & Sinclair offer an innovative range of Edible Cocktails, offering a grown-up stocking filler for any cocktail connoisseur.
2018 Restaurant & Bar Awards
Situated in the heart of the English Riviera, the John Burton-Race Restaurant with Rooms in Torquay is a truly exceptional establishment to visit, boasting dedicated and supportive staff, glorious natural surroundings and delicious food.
Coffee table books remain a staple of high end decorating, and yet they are often overlooked as mere trinkets that are simply for decoration.