Our Top Four Florida Keys Experiences

Black Tomato | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Just off the Southern Coast of the USA lies The Florida Keys; a plethora of beautiful islands, each a unique hot spot for natural wonders, delicious cocktails, exciting water sports and coastlines bathed in sunshine. Here's a little list of a few things you can get up to in this incredible destination. If we could fit in your suitcase, we'd be there too.

Why I Am Putting My Name Out in the Jewellery World to Back Fairtrade Gold

Liz Earle | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Style
Liz Earle

If we can achieve an ethical and fair provenance for goods as transient as a T-shirt, surely we can also work towards creating a fairer and more transparent journey for the gold that we wear as jewellery - something also worn next to our skin and so often given as a symbol of eternal love. Fairtrade gold gives us that opportunity.

10 Beautiful Facts About French Macarons

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

There is nothing quite as satisfying as unwrapping a decadent macaron. They are the epitome of luxury, a pure indulgence and largely known as the beloved cookie of Parisian teahouses. But behind their pastel shades and beautiful textures the art of macarons is a technical science with inspiration taken from sweets, sensations, fragrances and encounters.

Canada: Unique Experiences and Where to Find Them

Black Tomato | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Unique is the opposite of well known. It is something you have to look hard to find. Everyone wants to experience it, but unfortunately, few people actually do. Blinded by the allures of the (equally beautiful) tourist trails that exist around the world, our travels often lack the authenticity we so crave.

Designer Brands Charging for Advertising NOT Quality - Look at the Label

Heidy Rehman | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Style
Heidy Rehman

With fast fashion brands, most customers assume their cheap clothes are a direct reflection of low-cost manufacturing. This is correct in some respects. As highlighted in the table, around 40% of a garment's price is allocated to its production.

10 Amazing Things About Notting Hill!

Annette Bette Kellow | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Annette Bette Kellow

I normally switch it up depending on whom I'm talking to and how posh I want to sound (naughty I know). But they all equate to the same thing- the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea!

The Best of Luxury Boutique Hotels in UK Cities

Zahra Razavi | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

We know all too well that where you choose to rest your head can really impact on your experience of a place. That's why we've done all the hard work for you and put together our luxury boutique hotel picks in five of our favourite UK cities.

The Best Health Retreats in Europe - Top Four Juicing and Fitness Retreats

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

If you are looking to improve your fitness regime, detox or even try a little yoga and fancy a break from the normality of home life, there are plenty of great health retreats in Europe, but before reaching for the wallet here are a few things to consider.

A Few Words About Luxury

Emil Kotomin | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Style
Emil Kotomin

The discussion that ensued prompted me to write this note, partly - to summarise my thoughts on why the term "affordable luxury" is an oxymoron crafted by people with a profound lack of understanding as to what "luxury" really means.

Luxury Ireland by car

Olivia Greenway | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

If you enjoy driving, consider a trip around Ireland. Roads are relatively quiet, the scenery is varied and picturesque and you are never very far from the coast. Start at Dublin and pick up your hire car from the airport.

Six Luxury Swiss Ski Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

By many accounts, Switzerland is the most expensive country in the world. It's also one of the most beautiful and offers superb skiing. It would be a shame to dismiss it entirely on grounds of cost.

The Best of Canada in Alberta

Black Tomato | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Canada is, putting it simply, vast and spectacular. Home to the iconic Rockies, roaming grizzly bears, cosmopolitan cities and spanning 9,984,670 km² (yes, it's huge) we can't blame you for thinking you need to dedicate weeks upon weeks of your free time to explore the country.

Nine Overwater Bungalows to Escape Your Winter Blues | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

January and February are notorious for being the most depressing months of the calendar. In order to escape your winter blues, why not lust over a holiday in an exotic location? These luxurious overwater bungalow resorts offer privacy, luxury and unbeatable views.

The 'Must Have' List for Mum's to Be!

Faye Jacobs | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

With just over 8 weeks until the due date I am seriously excited about welcoming this little baby into our family! Third time around I have shopped smart. Investing in quality pieces that will get maximum use as opposed to the vast quantities I have bought in the past that were given to charity still with the labels on!

Scottsdale Uncovered

Black Tomato | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

From sophisticated cocktail bars to a foodie scene that'll rival the very best, have a scan over some of our top Scottsdale experiences and be inspired by a destination few know, and even fewer have been lucky enough to visit.

'Skint' Vs 'Posh People' - Inequality and the Great Class Divide

Becky Hopper | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

With 'Posh People' - based on the readership of Tatler magazine - on one channel and 'Skint' on another, it's probably time to address the growing inequality and the huge class divide...

World's 10 Most Amazing Places For a Spa Treatment

Jane Anderson | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Anderson

Feel in need of some pampering? Here are 10 of the world's most dreamy locations for a spa treatment.

Top Gifts for Her This Christmas

Faye Jacobs | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

When you're a stay at home mum with little income, you heavily rely on such occasions to be adorned with impractical luxuries that can't be justified the rest of the year! So below are items that I either believe will make a beautiful gift, feature high on my personal Christmas list

New Dating App Is Tinder For Rich People

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Tech

Luxy might just be the worst thing to ever happen to online dating. While on the surface it may just look like a posh version of Tinder it's much much...

Five Baths You'll Want to Dive Into

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Did you hear about the robber who stopped to take a bath? He wanted to make a clean getaway. It's not the best joke ever, but sometimes you can find that baths in hotels are a bit of a joke themselves.

Why Retreats Are the Ideal Way to De-Stress Your Life

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Retreats have been happening for a long time, the sense of freedom away from your everyday life can provide relaxation and can be the ideal solution for releasing pent up stress and anxiety. This time is a great opportunity and ideal time to implement a change in lifestyle

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 82 - Build to Bang

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Arriving on site in high viz with my steel-toe-capped boots, there is a frenetic energy crackling in the atmosphere. The exhibitors' own contractors a...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 79 - Founder's Day and Full Possession

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Thomas Woodham Smith

It's all Masterpiece now. My life is on hold until the last contractor packs up his tools and vacates the site. Masterpiece is just beginning to enter...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 78 - an Atrocity in Brussels

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am sad, very sad. For the last few days I have been haunted by the news of the man who pulled up outside the Jewish museum in Brussels, and shot and killed two visitors and a member of staff. There are photographs on the internet of him firing through the door.

LIfe in the Arts Lane - Week 77 - Stanley Spencer Lobster and Burgundian snails

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I began the week with Lobster thermidor and ended it with half a dozen Burgundian snails; or, I began the week with the Stanley Spencer exhibition at Pallant House in Chichester and ended it with the fabulous 13th century Tour du Guet in Calais. It all depends on how you look at your week.