+ 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.

+ Jottnar

Jöttnar Launches New Mountain Range to Conquer Nature’s Giants This Season

Featuring salopettes, soft and hard shell jackets, base layers and thermals, the new collection contains everything an adventurer needs to hit the slopes and go beyond the boundary to conquer nature’s giants.

+ The Mobile Apps That You Should Have 1

The Mobile Apps That You Should Have!

Not a single smartphone, even the most powerful one, can fully reach its potential without the applications installed on it. After all, all that a mobile device can do without them is to make calls, write and receive SMS, take photos and videos.

+ leaders in luxury feature

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.

+ Vegas

Would You Like an Upgrade? Luxury Perks and iGaming Sites

The perk culture in the world’s casino playgrounds like Macau and Las Vegas is almost legendary. But what about online gaming sites, which have become a multi-billion-pound arm of the gaming industry? What are the perks like? Can you really have a luxury experience online?

+ Christmas gift guide cover

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.

+ Translation apps

The 5 Best Language Translation Apps

Let’s face it, learning another language can be hard. However, simple greetings and understanding of a language can show that you respect a country’s culture when travelling and help build business relationships. To make your life easier travelling abroad, the experts at Absolute Translations have compiled a list of the 5 best language translation apps that are compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

+ washing machine

Washing Machines – The Understated Hero of Home Appliances

Whether or not we want to admit it, most of us would be lost without a washing machine. Sure, we might use it as an excuse to buy more clothes (who doesn’t love a good shopping spree?), but the reality is that washing machines are a staple of any domestic household.

From Entertainment to Smartphones – Luxury Items and Services are more Accessible than Ever

There was once a time that luxury items were only available for the elite, but the current age is one in which increasing amounts of previously lavish items and services are accessible to many. So, what are the main things that have become mainstream in the lower rungs of the societal ladder?

+

A Private Jet Broker You Can Trust to Meet the Highest of Standards

Based in Ireland, Privatejetfinder LTD – also known as Privatejetfinder.com – is an international aviation broker who specialise in selling charter flights to discerning clients.

+ BShirt

The Bshirt is a multi-award winning breastfeeding vest top designed to improve women’s confidence breastfeeding in public

The Lift the Flap top looks just like a normal vest so can be worn on its own or layered with a mother’s favourite clothes. Made in a range of colours from wardrobe staples like black and white to something brighter, it’s designed to be worn with regular clothes to enable new mums to keep their sense of personal style and feel like themselves again.

+ Seetal Fatania

Marketplace Fifth & Blue brings luxury wearable tech and stylish innovations to fashion conscious consumers

Bringing you Bluetooth necklace earphones, contactless payment rings and voice enabled smart sunglasses, fashion-tech company Fifth & Blue is the go-to marketplace providing stylish innovations and luxury wearable tech, direct to consumers.

+ Apple products

Are Apple Products Really the Luxury Option?

For a long while now, Apple products have held a place of distinction in the public eye. To many, these are the systems which represent the best that mobiles, tablets, and home computers have to offer. To others, these systems are overpriced and unnecessary. So where exactly does the truth for these systems lie?

+ Front Cover

Is it Possible to Become a Streaming Celebrity?

The arrival of the digital age has brought with it a wide avenue of new opportunities for fame and fortune. One of the most explosive and unprecedented in this regard is the development of the streaming celebrity. While primarily fixated around video games, this type of streaming also includes a wide range of other focuses, including chat-streaming, casino games, and many more. In this… Read More

+ Front Cover

EcoViking : Luxury Baby Nests for the Modern Parent

EcoViking was created to address a rather obvious gap in the parent and baby market: a need for a traditional baby nest that is both simple and stylish – Something that would feel right at home in modern residences. We spoke with EcoViking’s CEO and Founder, Stefan Bosnjak, to find out more about the company’s inspirations, ethos and future. Baby nests are becoming a… Read More

+

FROM DAWN TILL DUSK THE BRAND-NEW THERMOMIX® TM6 COOKED UP A STORM

2019 saw guaranteed results every time as Dean Edwards, John Gregory-Smith, Ruby Bhogal, Briony-May Williams and Pixie Turner took part in the longest day cooking relay to launch Vorwerk’s new Thermomix® TM6 This summer premium house-hold appliance company, Vorwerk hosted the most jam-packed cooking relay around. A host of top celebrity chefs, foodie influencers and amateurs, tagged in and out of the ultimate cooking marathon  which kicked off at 4:41am sunrise! Coming… Read More

+

3 Tech Gadgets That Will Change the Way You Travel

Thousands of Aussies travel overseas every single year, in search of new adventures and fascinating new terrains. In fact, a record 10.5 million Australians enjoyed short overseas stays in the year ending November 2018, with this number expected to increase further in the future.  Travelling abroad can be as challenging and taxing as it is rewarding, however, which is why technology is continuing to… Read More

+

Challenges and opportunities in the luxury watch industry

 By Matthew Cule, Founder of CuleM Watches Technology, innovation, AI, affordability; not necessarily terms associated with the luxury watch industry.  Indeed, the Swiss watch industry has dominated ever since the 1800s when farmers assembled handcrafted mechanical watches during harsh winter months. Today Swiss watches are synonymous with luxury and prestige but how can the Swiss watchmaking industry both survive and thrive in today’s world?… Read More

+ Japan’s Unmissable Luxury Experiences

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.

+

Sage Sanitizing Systems: Best Animal Welfare Facility Cleaning Systems 2019

Drawing on more than 55 years’ experience in the market, Sage™ Sanitizing Systems are manufacturers and distributors of cleaning, sanitizing and hygiene equipment, which have been specifically designed for commercial catering foodservice and animal welfare facilities. We profile the firm to find out more about how it came to win one of our prestigious Pet Products & Services Awards for 2019. Founded in 1964,… Read More

+

Bamford London unveils the Mayfair Sport

The Third Design in Bamford London’s Signature Mayfair Collection The Bamford London team launch its new Mayfair Sport, a watch that has been crafted to make a stand-out impression all year round. The third timepiece in Bamford London’s signature Mayfair collection, the Mayfair Sport comes in an array of brightly coloured designs, making it a picture-perfect accessory for any occasion. Whilst fashionable in design,… Read More

+

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN PRACTICE SYBARITE DESIGNS NEW LUXURY CINEMA BRAND FOR SKP

Sybarite has created a luxurious, futuristic and standalone cinema brand for SKP – with its own strong and scalable design language – that will complement the luxury retailer’s existing brand Whereas most cinemas are dark spaces, where seemingly little attention has been paid to the design, Sybarite wanted to develop something unexpected and futuristic with the SKP Cinema brand. The first SKP Cinema opened… Read More

+

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

+

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

Sparkling Water for the Summer with SodaStream

With summer almost upon us it’s time for everyone to think about keeping themselves hydrated. The wonderful people at SodaStream kindly provided us with a SodaStream Spirit to test out in the LUXlife office. First Impressions  The SodaStream Spirit is a sleek-looking gadget, perfect for any kitchen countertop. Alongside the core module, you get a carbonating cylinder, and water bottle. All in all, the… Read More

THE END OF GAME OF THRONES SET TO INSPIRE MILLIONS TO SAY GOODBYE TO SINGLE-USE PLASTIC WASTE

SodaStream International LTD. today unveiled its latest video campaign, “Say Goodbye”, featuring Game Of Thrones actors Thor Bjornsson AKA “The Mountain”, Hannah Waddingham AKA “Septa” and Kristian Nairn AKA “Hodor”. Capitalising on the popularity of the programme, which is due to conclude its eighth and final season this coming Sunday, the video shows each actor struggling with single-use plastic bottles in everyday situations before… Read More

+

The Best 5 Wine Apps making it WAY less overwhelming to buy a bottle of wine

Like a fine wine, we’ve got better with age and now wine apps are a thing. The world of wine can be overwhelming, intimidating and complex with ‘vionology’ (a funny term that literally means ‘wine speak’) confusing beginner wine enthusiasts wishing to learn more. Luckily, the experts at Cult Wines have put together a list of the best 5 wine apps to use when… Read More

+

JOYOUNG LAUNCH THE ULTIMATE STEAM RICE COOKER TO GREAT ACCLAIM IN LONDON

Joyoung’s revolutionary S5 Steam Rice Cooker was launched to great acclaim this week in London at a special event at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, held in association with Tmall. The Institution was chosen by Joyoung because it was founded by another great innovator, George Stephenson, the British engineer behind the first steam engines. Launch of Joyoung’s S5 Steam Rice Cooker, Institution of… Read More

+

Got a tech-enthusiast in your life? Choose the diskAshur range of Ultra-Secure portable HDDs and SSDs

Ultra-secure iStorage diskAshur² is the latest gadget to have: Super speed USB 3.1, PIN authenticated, hardware encrypted portable data storage drives with unique EDGE™ technology. Have you got a ‘tech-enthusiast’ in your life and are always wondering what to get them on special occasions?  When they always want the latest devices and with ‘state of the art’ James Bond type features, look no further… Read More

+

Is this what luxury travel will look like in the future?

If someone time-traveled from 50 years ago and found themselves in a modern airport, there are many things that would surprise them. However, the planes would still look quite familiar. While major upgrades in safety, avionics, and engines have occurred, the commercial plane is still similar to its counterparts from 50 years ago. In fact, one of the most successful commercial airplanes, the Boeing… Read More

+

‘THE NETFLIX OF HEALTH AND FITNESS’ CELEBRATES 10,000 MEMBERS THREE MONTHS AFTER LAUNCH

My Coach School gives members access to the most extensive workout and knowledge-based video library in the world  My Coach School, a newly launch online health and fitness platform, is celebrating reaching 10,000 members since its launch three months ago. Ben Haldon and Lucy Davis My Coach School is an online training academy which allows users to watch hundreds of workouts, recipes, and coaching… Read More

+

ARMILLION RELEASES NEW ‘DIAMOND-SET’ CONTACTLESS PAYMENT BRACELET, WITH A £1 MILLION SPENDING LIMIT

Swiss-engineered Armillion takes FinTech to the next level, by dipping its famous bracelet in diamonds and increasing its spending allowance to £1M Contactless payments up to £1,000,000 Supported by Mastercard© Limit can be set by the wearer or purchaser Limit can be increased in further upon request High-Tech Ceramic embraced by 18k White Gold structureSet in 252 brilliant-cut diamonds, 4.6 carats. Water resistant Unlock… Read More

+

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

+ Digital Branding Trends Luxury Brands Shouldn’t Ignore

2019 Digital Branding Trends Luxury Brands Shouldn’t Ignore

In this increasingly tech-dependent and data-saturated world, it’s easy to pass on the new digital trends that come and go with each new year. However, as any owner of a successful high-end brand can tell you, many of the best industry practices today began as mere trends. These are a few examples of some such trends that have shed their temporary status, evolving into useful and sustainable business strategies for the digital world.

+ LUXlife Magazine 2019 Pet Product & Services Awards

LUXlife’s 2019 Pet Product & Services Awards Are Open For Voting!

Following on from the success of last year’s awards the 2019 Pet Product & Services Awards are now accepting nominations. We are seeking some of the greatest pet products and service providers to showcase in this year’s awards.

+

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