+ Heston

Heston Blumenthal’s Iconic Three Michelin-Starred Restaurant, The Fat Duck, Reopens This Month on Its 25th Anniversary

The reopening signals the beginning of a yearlong celebration to mark the revolutionary restaurant’s silver anniversary, which will see the return of some of The Fat Duck’s most iconic dishes.

+ Laurent Perrier

New ‘Pop-Up’ Brings a Taste of The Sea to The Dales

Two aspects of The Great British Isles that no one takes for granted these days, are our beautiful open spaces, including our National Parks and glorious beaches – well, why not indulge in a taste of both this summer, with the newly-launched Devonshire Arms’ Laurent Perrier Champagne & Seafood Terrace.

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How Coffee Is Served Around The World

Coffee is a beverage loved by many across the world, it brings together friends in cafes, teams in workplaces and loved ones at home. Coffee is consumed in every corner of the world, however, how you choose to drink your coffee is a different story. Coffee can be roasted for different flavours, ground to fine powder, brewed to different strengths and consumed black or milky – the choices are endless!

+ red wine

How is the sweetness of wine measured? An expert explains

Like so many elements in the fascinating world of wine, the concept of sweetness is often open to debate. For some connoisseurs, a wine may only be considered sweet if it falls among those categories boasting the highest levels of residual sugar, such as Tokaji and Passito wines. For others, wine is a decidedly ‘dry’ invention and talk of sweetness has no business here… Read More

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The top micro-trends during quarantine

With most of the world’s population confined to their homes, the result has been a number of micro-trends emerging on social media to alleviate boredom.

+ Quoin Rock Wine Estate

Delicious Success

South Africa is a country famous for many things, but one of its most famous exports is undoubtedly the selection of sumptuous cuisine and fine wines. The epitome of elegance and sophistication, truly discerning oenophiles and individuals craving the utmost in superior cuisine need look no further that Quoin Rock Wine Estate.

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Staying In This Mother’s Day? Then Why Not Bake A Bailey’s Treat With Mum

It’s needless to say, that most of us will be staying at home this Mother’s Day due to recent events. If you’re able to spend this Mother’s Day with your mum, baking together is a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with one another to make up for any other cancelled plans. These vegan Butterfly Pea Flower, Baileys Almande and Cardamom Loaves from The Great British Bake off star, and author of The New Way to Cake, Benjamina Ebuehi, are a fantastic treat for Mother’s Day.

+ Mother's Day Gift Guide

The LUXlife 2020 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again where we recognise our Mothers for being the absolute queens they are. Of course, we appreciate them all year round, however, mothering Sunday is a chance for us to really show our gratitude by spoiling our matriarchs with gifts and most importantly our love. From stunning bouquets to luxury jewels, here, we have compiled the ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide to help you with finding your mother the perfect gift for this Sunday 22nd March.

+ Pasta

The 10 Commandments of Italian Cooking

From soups, pastas and risottos, to delicious meat and vegetable dishes, Italian food is heralded as one of the most delectable cuisines in the world. With a respect for fresh, locally sourced ingredients and big flavours that root in a colourful heritage, cooking Italian food can be considered the ultimate craft. Whether you are a home cook or a classically trained chef, the 10 commandments of Italian cooking remain the same.

+ Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca: the holiday guide

Sat in the western Mediterranean on the largest Balearic island, Palma de Mallorca is a truly magical place to spend a holiday. There is no shortage of amazing sights to discover and things to do here, so you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. If you’re not sure where to stay or what to prioritise during your trip, take a look at our top tips below.

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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.

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The Best Places To Celebrate Valentine’s Day This Year

Knowing where to celebrate Valentine’s Day can be a struggle; especially if you’re getting tired of going to the same steakhouse every year. So why not treat your loved one to something special this year by whisking them on a weekend away, wining and dining them in a Michelin star restaurant, or taking them on a slightly more unique experience. Either way our event guide will ensure you have a Valentine’s Day to remember.

+ Perkins' pastry versions of The Weeping Woman, Bull’s Head and Creme Catalan

Rosewood London Is Hosting A Picasso Art Afternoon Tea

Executive Pastry Chef Mark Perkins creates intricate pastries inspired by one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

+ hogarths

A Spot of Paradise

Just 15 minutes from Birmingham Airport and the NEC, there’s a spot of a paradise. There’s a similar place just a short drive from Kidderminster, right on the doorstep of rural Worcestershire. Both go by the name hogarths. Here at LUXlife, we couldn’t resist taking a closer look at what they think of an escape from the hustle and bustle.

+ Flavors of Paris

Perusing the Parisian Palate

The best way to discover more about a foreign city, especially one as beautiful as Paris, is through a gastronomic experience in the form of an intimate, and interactive tour.

+ Valentines Gift Guide 2020

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.

+ TRIBE

Fuelled By The Force of Natural Food

Spearheading a revolution in performance-enhancing nutrition, TRIBE is a community of like-minded individuals, pushing themselves to greater levels of success in trusting the power of nature. Keeping athletes fuelled whilst offering tremendous deals and raising money to fight human trafficking, discover the incredible story behind this mission-driven community.

+ Burns Night

The Best Ways To Celebrate Burns Night This Weekend

Saturday the 25th January marks the Scottish tradition of Burns Night; the celebration of the life and poetry of Robert Burns. Here we have compiled some of the best ways to celebrate the night, from cocktail making at home, to dining out in some of the best Michelin star restaurants. All including whiskey of course!

+ hakata

Discover London’s ‘Izakaya’ At Hakata Ramen+Bar, Bermondsey Street

Situated in the heart of London Bridge on Bermondsey Street, HAKATA champions exceptional Japanese cuisine with its delicious Ramen accompanied by fukusai; smaller delicious dishes that perfectly accompany any drink.

+ cavendish

The Cavendish London Unveils Plant-Based Menu For Veganuary

Veganism has skyrocketed in recent years, with a ‘plant-based revolution’ a top trend prediction for 2020, according to Innova Market Insights. The Cavendish London is taking part in Veganuary by offering a full vegan menu in its 2AA Rosette fine dining Petrichor Restaurant this month.

+ treatz

Best National Dessert Parlour Chain 2019 – Treatz Luton

It could be the selection of childhood favourites or the temptation of those luxury items, which feature combinations from beyond your wildest dreams. Treatz dessert parlour of Luton inspires those who are longing for a sweet treat. Here at LUXlife, we took a closer look at the company to find out more.

+ starbucks

Starbucks Kicks Off 2020 With A New Selection of Food and Drinks, Including The Blonde Macchiato Trio

They say good things come in threes… and the brand-new Blonde Macchiato trio is the latest taste sensation to hit Starbucks stores in the UK. They’re also launching a scrumptious new Winter menu including healthier vegan and meat based options.

+ How to Better Care for Yourself with a Little Luxury

How to Better Care for Yourself with a Little Luxury in Your Life

Luxury is completely subjective. While some may believe luxury means higher-priced items, for a lot of people it simply means comfort and elegance, whatever that might mean personally to you.

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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.

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“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.

+ WINE PAIRING

Festive Wine Pairings Made Simple By A Wine Expert

When it comes to food, we can struggle to find the perfect wine pairing. Balancing the abundance of different tastes, textures and flavours with the characteristics of a wine is understandably overwhelming- especially with the wide variety on the market. So to help with this, we spoke to Lukasz Kolodziejczyk, head of fine wine at Cult Wines who provides his suggestions for the right wine pairings to complement your dining experience.

+ xmas day

A Guide on How to Host the Perfect Christmas Day

Having guests round and being the host can be enjoyable, yet very stressful. There is a lot of pressure to cook the perfect dinner, keep drinks topped up and guests entertained, especially on Christmas Day. But fear not, here at Lux Life we have compiled a guide to help you host a show stopping Christmas Day which everyone will enjoy.

+ negroni

The Negroni Cocktail Celebrates Its Centenary Year With A Spectacular Art Exhibition In Milan

The Art of Negroni features 29 artistic interpretations from around the world of the iconic cocktail with a Campari soul. The exhibition is a homage to the extraordinary world of Campari advertising material, which ever since its origins in 1860, has made use of the arts as its narrative vehicle and communicative channel of choice.

+ xmas menu

The Finest Restaurants To Dine Out At This Christmas

Whether you’re going for a light lunchtime bite to eat with friends, or for a three course meal with a large group, these London fine dining restaurants are well catered for the festive period, providing a dining experience to suit everyone this December. They’re providing both Christmas and New Year’s Eve set menus too offering divine cuisine including delicious vegetarian and vegan options.

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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!

+ lux wine storage

How to store fine wine

We’ve all heard the saying ‘like a fine wine, you get better with age’- but what if we told you that fine wine can deteriorate if stored in the incorrect conditions? Particularly if you are investing in high-end wine, storing it professionally in controlled conditions is vital to increase its value, keep the wine fresh and allow the wine to reach its full potential. To navigate you through the storage process, the experts at Cult Wines have whittled it down to 5 top tips on how to store fine wine.

+ 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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A Leading Light in Global Interior Design

Michelle Evans & Associates (MEA) is a boutique interior design company with over thirty years’ experience in the hospitality sphere.

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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.

+ Clos19 launches its Corporate Gifting Offer

The ultimate destination for business gifting!

With Christmas fast approaching, it brings the opportunity for businesses to re-affirm the value placed on loyal staff and important clients.

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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.