What a strange year it has been, especially for the luxury industries. Looking back at the editions published early in the year is a sobering experience. Yet, here we are – for the most part, through the worst.
While we’ve spent the last six months – and all of summer – restricted by lockdowns and curfews and quarantines, all signs point to winter heralding a tentative freedom, of sorts (if nothing too drastic changes). Yet, we’re currently treading water in the mellowed hues of autumn, waiting for more normal operations or a retreat back behind closed doors. It’s a time of utter uncertainty with the future looking both murky and bright.
With many industries adapting to what many describe as the new normal, this summer edition of LUXlife is focused around showcasing the variety of ways in which businesses have changed to continue providing their services to clients.
And so, we come to spring.
Whilst the news at the moment is decidedly morose, we – as always- endeavour to offer a respite. It’s important to stay focused on the positives, and the promise that the future will be better than this rather surreal present.
Fittingly, this issue is a celebration. A celebration of the finest establishments, products and services on the global luxury landscape. From solid gold sound systems, to must-visit archipelago resorts, we have spotlighted just a few of the very best.
All over the world there are signs of its presence – whether you’re currently hunkered down and bracing against a cold chill or gazing out of the window at the grey skies and ever-present rainfall. Of course, for our neighbours in the southern hemisphere, winter means heat, warmth and humidity (I’m slightly envious).
Summer is almost over. Sadly.
Yet, there’s plenty to look forward to as we enter the new season. Whether you can’t wait to dive into the coveted Pumpkin Spice Latte, wrap up warm, or watch the leaves turn, Autumn (or Fall, depending on your preference) is a gift just waiting to be enjoyed.
With a heatwave bearing down upon us (don’t forget to drink plenty of water!), there can be no mistaking that summer is here, and it’s going to be a hot one. So, why not sit back, take a moment for yourself and relax with the latest issue of LUXlife?
It’s time to prepare for that perfect getaway. That idyllic sun-drenched retreat. The untouched slopes, and warm, cosy chalets. The jungle paradise offering the quintessential way to reconnect with nature. Whatever your cup of tea – whether you are setting off for tropical climates or arctic ones – it’s important to claim some time for yourself.
It is the perfect time for a spring clean. Whether it’s rejuvenating a tired old space or finding that perfect wellness retreat to revitalise your mind, body and spirit, it is important to take stock and prepare for the opportunities – and challenges- that lie ahead.
For many, a New Year heralds a fresh start. After all, this is a time for reflection and a time to look ahead, learning from the previous’ years challenges, and exploring new opportunities for growth. This is a time for new beginnings, as businesses around the world set their plans for the upcoming year.
As 2018 draws to a close and with the festive season quickly approaching, the Xmas issue of LUXlife Magazine has been designed to showcase to you the very best of luxury getaways, restaurants with dishes to tantalise the tastebuds and innovative interior designs to inspire you for any home renovations.
Stepping into the Autumn months, LUXlife is provides you with a glimpse into the finer things in life. From world-class design firm, to luxurious hotel getaways, LUXlife provides you with a taste of world of luxury.
As we begin to embrace the summer months, LUXlife is taking a glimpse into the realm of luxury lifestyle. From interior designs, to luxurious spas, even one of Sir David Attenborough’s favourite places in the world, Queensland, LUXlife has dived into the world of the glamorous.
Taking centre stage of this month’s edition is Flirt Products, whose luxurious Flirt Hair Extension was designed for practical and healthy reasons, along with comfort and enjoyment in mind. Recently, we profiled the products as we aim to explore the secrets behind the success of this exciting retailer.
Gracing our cover of this month’s issue, is the John Burton-Race Restaurant with Rooms in Torquay, situated in the heart of the English Riviera. The truly exceptional establishment boats dedicated and supportive staff, as well as glorious natural surroundings and delicious food.
Diving straight in, the Mondrian Doha, designed by Marcel Wanders, brings guests to a world where anything can happen, and around each corner lies another surprise, as we find out when we visited this beautiful and enticing establishment.
Diving straight in, we take a glimpse at Aroma Spa Retreat, which is spa like no other. Nestled on the beach in the beautiful Balinese village of Sanur, it makes you feel like you are stepping back in time when you arrive in the traditional Balinese compound.
Gracing the covers of this month’s issues, is boutique catered chalet company, Ski Talini who are situated in the picturesque ski resort of St Martin de Belleville in the iconic Three Valleys.
In this edition, we learn more about contemporary boutique hotel, The Wyndham Garden Brooklyn Sunset Park, from the General Manager, Omar Bouchaar.
In this edition, we learn more about contemporary boutique hotel, The Wyndham Garden Brooklyn Sunset Park, from the General Manager, Omar Bouchaar. On the 2nd August, cryptocurrency innovator Eleesa Dadiani, launched Dadiani & Partners, the UK’s first exchange for the purchase of luxury assets solely in cryptocurrency.
In this edition, we learn about how when you hire Orleans Shoring, you get a company committed to raising your home safely, delicately and carefully above flood waters. With their recent success obtaining the prestigious LUX Award for Luxury Design, we interviewed President and CEO, Christian Cancienne to find out more.
Last month, I enjoyed a visit to the high Alpine luxury resort St. Moritz, which is 1,800 metres (5,910 ft) above sea level. The visual and gastronomic wonders of the region are really qualities to behold and cherish. The luxury facilities of the Kulm Hotel I stayed in, were second to none, and I would recommend them to anybody.
Heading up this edition is a fascinating insight into the work of Lilian H Weinreich Architects, which combines a clean modern aesthetic with an understanding of how people live and use spaces on a daily basis.
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