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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

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LUXlife 2019 St Patrick’s Day Drinks Guide

It’s that time of the year again when the streets are painted green, clovers adorn every item of clothing, and people search for just a touch of that patented Irish luck. By all regards, St Patrick’s Day is the one of the largest of spring events, as people come together to celebrate a shared culture. In the spirit of the day, LUXlife Magazine has… Read More

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ELICITE OPENS UP THE WORLD OF FINE WINE

THE NEW FINE WINE EXPERIENCE AND ONLINE DESTINATION ELICITE, the new fine wine experience, will open up the world of fine wine using beautifully produced and engaging digital content to guide visitors on a journey of discovery. The online destination will feature educational films, making it easy and enjoyable to learn about fine wine; empowering and inspiring people to purchase and taste with confidence…. Read More

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GIVE MUM A GIGGLE THIS MOTHER’S DAY WITH PERSONALISED GIFTS AND CARDS

Mother’s Day (31st March) is fast approaching, it’s time to pull up your socks and get organised. Vanilla Reindeer can do the hard work for you with plenty of beautiful personalised gift options to show mum just how much you care.  Vanilla Reindeer’s personalised gifts couldn’t be easier – choose your favourite photos of mum or some of your silliest selfies of you and… Read More

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Start-Up Celebrates Sweet Win With Collaboration At Five Star London Hotel

THE FUTURE is looking sweet for fledgling Start-up ‘Diet Starts Tomorrow’ having landed a much-coveted spot on the in-room dining menu of legendary five-star hotel The May Fair in London. Launched just eight months ago, Diet Starts Tomorrow, which offers monthly subscription boxes of gourmet sweets and treats is the brainchild of young entrepreneurs, co-founders and friends Charlie Terry and Mikey Pearce. The May… Read More

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What’s in the market for luxury gifting?

The lives of the rich and famous often seem far removed from our own. In the lives of unbelievably rich, £600,000 for a diamond encrusted Christmas tree topper is seen as acceptable. And it doesn’t stop there, there are pens available for just short of £1 million and Rolex watches fitted with diamonds for close to £45,000. Together with Angelic Diamonds, retailers of marquise… Read More

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Lounge for longer with Chelsea Peers NYC

Winter may be over but there are still plenty of reasons to stay-in with Chelsea Peers NYC…. Pride Short Set £25  As the days get longer, spend your extra time wisely in the brand new Chelsea Peers NYC SS19 collection. The perfect brand for those who love to lounge and want to look good doing so!  The stylish-sleepwear and luxe-loungewear brand have launched their… Read More

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LOVE YOUR LONG STAY: STAYBRIDGE SUITES® OPENS NEW EXTENDED STAY HOTEL AT HEATHROW AIRPORT

New Staybridge Suites® hotel opens just five minutes away from Heathrow on Bath Road Offers 145 spacious studios and 45 one-bedroom suites for an extended stay, boasting an impeccable finish Located just five minutes drive from all Heathrow terminals and within a short distance from Heathrow tube and train stations, plus the airport shuttle bus Now open in the heart of the Heathrow area and just five… Read More

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5 reasons why you should consider a walk in wardrobe

The walk in wardrobe is rapidly becoming a big trend! It’s now a must have for many middle-class homes. They have always been a symbol of luxury and the functionality of its features can ultimately bring a sense of order in to your life.   A walk in wardrobe can be like stepping in to Narnia. Inviting and luxurious, walk in wardrobes can bring… Read More

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Creating The Room Of Your Dreams

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

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LUXlife Valentines Gift Guide 2019

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

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NEW IN THE CLASSIC METAL SERIES – AGOSTINO

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

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Fewer Calories, Same Great Taste? That’s Gen!us

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

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Laura Ashley the Tea Room launch vegan afternoon tea menu

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.

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New Beer. New You!

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

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Fantastic Flavours Ice Cream Parlour

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

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Twixmas Breaks with Mulberry Cottages

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

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A Perfect Getaway to the Beautiful English Countryside

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.

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The Dundas Arms, A Hidden Gem

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.

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Delicious Christmas Treats For All The Family

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

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Leaflet marketing for your beauty business

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

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Laura Ashley The Tea Room opens at The Chace Hotel, Coventry

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.

+ The best new London restaurants

The best new London restaurants of 2018 so far…

Discover which openings should be on your radar in London according to the dining experts from Ten Lifestyle Group, a leading technology-enabled lifestyle and travel platform.

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Laura Ashley The Tea Room Launches at Burnham Beeches Hotel

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

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The Oxford Blue

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