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5 Luxury Things to Do in London

5 Luxury Things to Do in London

If you’re looking for a luxury trip in the U.K., then look no further than the capital city of London. This city is home to some of the most luxurious tourist attractions, such as Buckingham Palace, the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, where royal weddings take place. In addition, you can also find luxury shopping at the world-famous locations Bond Street, Mayfair, Covent Garden and Saville Row, to name a few. If you’ve got the cash to splash, here are some of the best ways to enjoy your London visit in style. #1. Mahiki Club If you want to party with the royals and several members of the A-lister crowd, then look no further than Mahiki Club. Located on the world-famous luxury shopping destination Dover Street, the club is conveniently close to the Ritz Hotel and is often the setting for many tabloid snaps of…

DEVIEHL London, Coffee is a luxury experience.

DEVIEHL London, Coffee is a luxury experience.

Lifestyle is a matter of taste and not a matter of money. When clever people places Design at the service of a luxury lifestyle, DeViehl London is defined. Discover this amazing company that provides you probably the most outstanding experience in terms of Coffee cups design. All details count when it comes to a matter so passionate as coffee. When Andreas Bös and Jonathan Strauss decided to create DeViehl London, one strong idea united them: Their mutual passion for Coffee. And this is definitely something you take it seriously. Their aim is to transform your coffee drinking experience into a luxury pleasure, with a sense of adventure. According to them, they focused their complementary skills and experience in luxury watchmaking, precision engineering and product innovation, combined with an appreciation of beauty, craftsmanship and noble materials, on designing the “perfect cup”. So, the perfect cup is not something you can accomplish…

The Ampersand Hotel celebrates summer with style in South Kensington.

The Ampersand Hotel celebrates summer with style in South Kensington.

London will always be the symbol of elegance and lifestyle. The Ampersand Hotel is launching a new operation to celebrate Summer with style. Rediscover Hyde Park during a delightful afternoon tea Picnic with Champagne. Or you can also enjoy the pleasure of a horse riding lesson. Check this out. The Ampersand Hotel is an amazing place. A unique concept inspired by South Kensington cultural tradition. It’s design is in complete coherence with other mythical places like the museums of Natural History, Science and Victoria & Albert, as well as the Royal Albert Hall. Check here a video presentation of this elegant and stylish place: AMPERSAND HOTEL FILM from AmpersandHotel on Vimeo. The operation will be available from June 1st to September 30th 2013. The Afternoon tea will be open to Hotel guests but also non-residents. For a slice of rural tranquility, guests can spread out their luxury picnic blanket on the…

Jump into Ireland, travel tips.

Jump into Ireland, travel tips.

If you are looking for the perfect place in Europe to spend either a long weekend or a week, you should try Ireland. Here are 5 things you did not know about Ireland: Technically, It Is an Offense to Be Drunk in Public in Ireland  An Irishman Founded the Argentinean Navy (William Brown) Only 2 members of U2 were born in Ireland A Hospital in Belfast is a world leader in kneecap reconstruction More Guinness is sold in Nigeria than in Ireland 🙂 The website www.discoverireland.com is launching a new video  campaign to promote tourism in Ireland. The video is called Jump into Ireland and it is a welcoming invitation to discover this amazing country. See here the video campaign: So do not hesitate to check the official website and get exciting travel tips about Ireland. LA    Info sourced at official website and video from Goviral. All content is…

The Little Black Jacket by Chanel

The Little Black Jacket by Chanel

Chanel initiated a world-tour photo exhibition called “The Little Black Jacket”. Next friday, it will be in London at Saatchi Gallery until October 28th. The exhibition is designed to show the versatility and creative genius behind the legendary fashion house as well as showcasing how the jacket can be worn in a multitude of ways. Karl Lagerfeld’s 113 photos of different celebrities donning the jacket will no doubt provide inspiration for budding fashionistas out there so head down to the Saatchi Gallery for an eye opening look at the power and influence of the high end fashion industry (viewlondon.co.uk). See here the presentation video: Click here for information about Saatchi Gallery: SAATCHI GALLERY DUKE OF YORK’S HQ KING’S ROAD – LONDON SW3 4RY 10AM – 6PM LAST ENTRY 5:30PM Next stops: Moscow, Sydney, Berlin and Paris. LA Info sourced at Chanel dedicated website, viewlondon.co.uk, Saatchi Gallery website.  All content is…

Great Britain, you’re invited!

Great Britain, you’re invited!

Less than 2 month after the marvelous Summer Olympic games in London, VisitBritain launches a campaign called “Great Britain, you are invited”. The concept of the “You’re Invited” initiative unveiled five celebrity ambassadors, all of whom have recorded a short film promoting different aspects of Great Britain. Dame Judi Dench waxes lyrical on the nation’s heritage, Hever Castle and stately homes while Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel talks about the energy and multicultural fascination at the heart of London and Jamie Oliver talks about food and off-the-beaten track delights. Other ambassadors, including actor Matt Smith, who plays Dr Who, will come on-board. You can visit the official website here for more information and enjoy a lovely time in such a great country. LA Info Sponsored by Goviral Network. All images and texts are copyrighted with no reproduction rights available.  

Claire Milner, Swarovski crystals for a diamond jubilee.

Claire Milner, Swarovski crystals for a diamond jubilee.

Claire Milner is what we could call a virtuose of light and color. After an amazing Marylin Monroe’s portrait made of 65,000 Swarovski crystals, now she will reveal beginning of September a brilliant portrait of Queen Elisabeth. The “Swarovski Queen” will be exhibited in Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire, UK, as a feature of the Great North Art Show from 1st – 23rd September. It is a prestigious annual exhibition in a magnificent venue – the cathedral has a history dating back over 1300 years. The exhibition will feature artwork by some of the UK’s finest contemporary painters and photographers. The exhibition shows “tomorrow’s art today”. Basically they try to capture the “Air du temps” in a precise and qualitative snapshot of the best artists of today and tomorrow. For more information, please check the official website: http://www.greatnorthartshow.co.uk Here is what the artist says about this outstanding portrait: “I created the…

Karl 2012 Olympics capsule – at Selfridges.

Karl 2012 Olympics capsule – at Selfridges.

Selfridges customers will be exclusively introduced to a temporary and dedicated KARL LAGERFELD space as the fashion house unveils a unique ‘pop up store’, in the heart of the 3rd floor within the store’s Contemporary Womenswear Department. This will allow customers and fans to experience and be part of the KARL LAGERFELD world. Karl Setting high standards of quality and accessible fashion, Selfridges is proud to debut the Autumn Winter 2012 KARL collection. The more casual of the two lines, this luxury yet affordable range, for men and women, offers the wearer sharp tailoring and fresh silhouettes without compromising great fabrics and durability, that can only compliment the modern wardrobe. Karl Lagerfeld Paris As part of this great occasion, Selfridges’s customers will also be exclusively introduced to the debut of KARL LAGERFELD PARIS MAN, a luxury ready-to-wear range reflecting the strong style and personality of the modern man. This contemporary…

Jessica Zoob’s PASSION.

Jessica Zoob’s PASSION.

Next month we will have the London Olympic games, so you will probably visit the british capital during that time. There is not only sports in live, art too. So if you will be in London then, you need to visit an interesting exhibition by Jessica Zoob. It is called Passion and  it will take place at NEO Bankside. The style expressed in this collection is amazing and electrifying. Passion liberates the artist. It make her get rid of barriers and feel the freedom under her brush. What is interesting here is that we could see an amazing reference to impressionism but in a more modern and liberated way. On this, we could link Jessica Zoob’s work here as Contemporary art. She got her freedom from the mainstreams to create her own. Here some of the great artwork you can see during the exhibition. Jessica Zoob trained at Central School…

Luxury for everyone ?

Luxury for everyone ?

On Tuesday 27 March, in London, has been presented the new ad campaign from the famous tour operator lastminute.com (known most of all for its affordable online hotel, travel and leisure offers), in the luxurious and trendy hotel W Leicester Square. The event took place in Suite 717, big enough to welcome the guests and give a good idea of the services you are proposed in such a hotel category. But small enough as well, not to feel lost and have a chance to meet with the event organizers. Lastminute.com loves bloggers as this evening was definitely dedicated to them. The purpose of this event was to show the new ad campaign who plays on the fact that, even with a small budget, you can reach the luxury hotels category, by booking online (at the last minute!), and be proud of it! Now, following the campaign, 4 or 5* hotels are…

Vintage Seekers, curating a Heritage lifestyle

Vintage Seekers, curating a Heritage lifestyle

Here is the discovery of the week: Vintage Seekers. I was really happy when I was contacted by them because it is by far one of the most original, interesting, high-class online shops for Collectibles, Design, Fashion, Motoring, Watches and more. www.vintageseekers.com Driven by a passion for the pieces they sell, Vintage Seekers’ small, dedicated team based in London’s Covent Garden sources from the world’s most reputable niche suppliers. For Vintage Seekers, buying vintage – that is, items of more than 25 years old and less than 100 – is about celebrating the style and innovation of the last century, whether it’s for the home, for yourself or as a gift. From vintage couture fashion to fine and rare wines through classic cars and first edition books, Vintage Seekers unites traditionally disparate industries, enabling customers to buy right here, right now. Every piece in Vintage Seekers’ collection is selected using…

5ive Star London, travel with style.

5ive Star London, travel with style.

Did you know 5ive Star London? It is a new website dedicated to Travel… with style. In deed and for the first time, major luxury hotels in London got together in order to offer a prestigious experience for online bookings. And this is the 5ive star London website. London is one of the most visited european capitals. Millions of people come to London, either for Business and/or lea sure. London welcomes over 14 million international visitors each year, making it the world’s most visited city. And if we calculate how many people stays overnight, the figure reaches 27 million. It is a real industry of 15 billion pounds. Of course, all these visitors need to stay in a hotel somewhere! And as many of these visitors are  business travelers and high-end tourists, there is a big need in terms of luxury hotels. Today, London’s leading five star luxury hotels have today…

London Fabergé Egg hunting by Spina Design.

London Fabergé Egg hunting by Spina Design.

London is known for being the capital of all eccentricities. This year, Fabergé is organizing a huge Egg hunting in the streets of London and over 200 eggs will be placed in the city. Everything starts on the 21st of February…. next week! And one of the important players is Spina Design. So imagine more than 200 eggs disseminated all around London in strategic locations. Members of the public will be able to hunt down the strategically placed, giant eggs, currently being exclusively designed, bejewelled and decorated by some of the world’s leading artists, architects, jewellers and designers including the Bruce Oldfield, Chapman Brothers, Zandra Rhodes, Diane Von Furstenberg, Theo Fennell, Sophie Dahl, Rob Ryan, William Curley, Bompas and Parr, Polly Morgan, Vivienne Westwood and Sir Ridley Scott. A big auction will be organized in order to raise funds to 2 different charity institutions: the Elephant family which protects asian elephants and…

Amy Winehouse – Lioness, Hidden treasures

Amy Winehouse – Lioness, Hidden treasures

In the music industry, you have artists that pass by, others make one big shot and are forever gone and others… become legends. This is the case of Amy Winehouse. After her death last july, a new album is coming in december – Lioness hidden treasures. The “chick from London” was an English singer-songwriter known for her powerful deep contralto vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres including R&B, soul and jazz. Winehouse’s 2003 debut album, Frank, was critically successful in the UK. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to six Grammy Award nominations and five wins, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made Winehouse the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the “Big Four”: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Following her tragic death in July, some of the closest producers and musicians who worked with Amy Winehouse, among them Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi,spent time listening to many recordings that Amy had made before, during, and after release of “Frank” and “Back…

Joan Miro at The Tate Modern – UK

Joan Miro at The Tate Modern – UK

Last weekend, I visited the Miro exhibition at Tate Modern in London. Joan Miro’s work witness his vision of the society he lived. The exhibition collects 150 paintings and some sculptures. While visiting the exhibition, we have the feeling to have a History class from beginning of the century up to the post-world war II period.

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