Luxury

Scottsdale Uncovered

Black Tomato | Posted 18.12.2014 | 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 10.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 24.11.2014 | 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.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 73 - Work Work Work

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK
Thomas Woodham Smith

Knuckling down is a great phrase which simultaneously calls to mind the twin thoughts of hard work and orangutans. After the Easter break there was a ...

What Lies Beneath

Christina Miller | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Miller

The femininity and romance continues with bold and rhythmical flowers and leaves designed to move sensually with the body - in particular, the hand finished diamante drops and peek-a-poo aesthetic of the sheer base teamed with seductive suspender belt, thong or brief. It's super pretty, super feminine, and super expensive.

Karl Lagerfeld Hits London

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

What I treasure in an age of media trained, talent vacuum 'celebrity' clothing lines, is that Lagerfeld is a uniquely gifted character who will always speak his mind, no matter how controversial.

Saving the World in Heels When Disaster Strikes

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

Why is it always those friends whose wardrobes are creaking under the weight of idle purchases, who are desperate to borrow something to wear? Enter T and a third date with a banker as fickle as her taste in Nicholas Kirkwood shoes: A scenario prompting a 'WARDROBE CRISIS!!!!'

St Piece: It's All in the Print

Ben Mirza | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

It's experimentation that is the key to St Piece gaining so much attention in just over a year, being a varied group of artists, graphic designers and architects; they're a broad church so to speak, unlike similar studios.

A Right Royal Retreat: Royal Mansour, Marrakech

The Spa Spy | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Hidden in a secret oasis behind the ancient city walls - amongst palms, citrus, olive and pomegranate trees -the tranquility of The Royal Mansour feels a million miles away from the vociferous bustle of nearby Djemaa el Fna square.

Inconspicuous Branded Consumption Is the New Business Buzzword in Retail

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

Previously, economists have coined the term the 'lipstick effect' to describe consumers' desire to increase their purchase of goods, like lipstick and chocolate, when faced with an economic or social crisis.

Chinese Jewellery Designer, Bao Bao Wan's Luxurious London Launch

Sarah McGiven | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

I've never met Bao Bao Wan but everything I've read about her makes me smile. From her go-getting globetrotting and unusual upbringing which saw her sent off to school in America at age nine, to her outstanding eye for luxury jewellery design - her life has been described as 'a 21st century fairytale' but to me that doesn't quite ring true.

Unique Australian Adventures

Black Tomato | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Australia is a destination that's probably pretty high on most people's travel bucket lists. From airborne adventures to treks across striking landscapes and countless diving opportunities, not to mention the infamous wildlife and landmarks, this is without a doubt one spectacular country that begs to be explored.

2014: The Year of Single-mindedness

Howard Milton | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Howard Milton

But luxury or personalised packs aren't always the right move for a brand - especially if you're a fast-food chain. As I look back over the past year, one aberration sticks out more than all others for me; this summer, McDonald's launched a range of luxury burgers in Japan loaded with gourmet toppings such as black truffle sauce and even a chorizo and avocado medley.

Birthday Getaways | Stylish Indulgence in NYC

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

I had made up my mind, I would not allow my 30th birthday to transpire without an explosion of fun and indulgence. And so I embarked on my very first trip to New York City, for a birthday getaway of culture, fine dining and pampering.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 49 - Road trip to Namur

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thomas Woodham Smith

You have got to love a road trip. The car, the road, the intense conversations, and people sleeping while you drive. There is a wonderful sense of pastoral care as you drive in darkness and all the other occupants are sound asleep. I don't know why, but I love it.

L.A | Where to Stay, Where to Eat

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

"You're going to L.A? Why? You'll get bored!" remarked a friend on the east coast, before my very first visit to L.A, "you should visit New York instead." And though I love New York, there's something about Los Angeles that will have me coming back, again and again.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 47 - Caravan in New York

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am in New York, and yes, I am visiting another art fair- this one is the International Fine Art and Antique Dealers Show, New York.