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Kate Moss, Lily Allen and Harry Styles Party at London's Coolest New Hotel

Apr 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Andre Balasz re-invented the legendary Chateau Marmont, dated Uma Thurman, appeared in ads for Louis Vuitton, and launched the Mercer and Standard hotel brands as paragons of casual cool. Until now, however, he has never had a property outside the U.S. That’s set to change in late May when he opens The Chiltern Firehouse, a 26-suite boutique luxury hotel in central London’s chic Marylebone district. And it’s already on track to become the city’s coolest hangout.

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Does Your City Rank in Christie's Top 10 Luxury Real Estate Markets?

Apr 25, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

In January of last year, news broke that Japan’s second richest man, Softbank chief Masayoshi Son, had paid $117.5 million for a nine-acre estate in Woodside, California. That set the tone for a booming luxury market that lasted through all of 2013, according to a new report from Christie’s International Real Estate called Luxury Defined: An Insight into the Luxury Residential Property Market.

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Newly Designed ?1 Coin Is Using Current Technology To Cut Down On Counterfeiting

Mar 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The Royal Mint has been working on a replacement £1 coin that’s purpose is to cut down on counterfeiting in the United Kingdom. Designed with two tones of metal, the twelve-sided currency piece is styled like the threepence coin that was taken from circulation in 1971.

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Celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal to Open Restaurant at Heathrow's Terminal 2

Mar 20, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Heston Blumenthal, the British celebrity chef whose three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck is consistently voted Best Restaurant in the UK, is opening a new eatery at Heathrow airport’s recently revamped Terminal 2. Set to open in June, The Perfectionists’ Café aims to deliver world-class cuisine quickly, in an informal, friendly setting, and could well be the globe's best airport restaurant.

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Dine Privately in the Exclusive Chef's Penthouse Popping Up in London

Mar 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The thought of privately dining in the home of a gourmet chef can make a foodie's heart flutter. Now, imagine two chefs living in a penthouse at Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living in London, giving you that rare "at home" experience you've always dreamed of. 

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Le Méridien Teams up with Tate Galleries for 8 Unlock Art Film Series

Jan 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts have teamed up with Tate, a family of four art galleries housing the UK's collection of British art from 1500 and of international modern art, to create a series of short films titled Unlock Art. Available online, the four movies in the series released so far are: Frank Skinner on Performance Art, Sally Phillips on Shopping for Art, Alan Cumming on Pop Art and Where are the Women?

 
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London Tourism Hit Record-Breaking Numbers in 2013

Jan 22, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With all the exciting events taking place in London over the last few years, it’s no surprise they’re seeing record-breaking tourist numbers. From the 2012 Olympic Games to Andy Murray's Wimbledon win to the birth of Prince George, interest in this already popular capital city just continues to rise, with 4.9 million visitors between July and September 2013 alone, according to figures recently released by the Office for National Statistics.

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Safe Cyclist Freeways Planned for London's Skyline in 20 Years

Jan 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

London’s residents may be looking at a new skyline in 20 years with a proposed SkyCycle project that aims to create bicycle routes that sit high above existing suburban railway corridors. Foster + Partners and Space Syntax are collaborating on creating a secure, wide deck above trains that would give cyclists approximately 136 miles of car-free roads.

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The Berkeley Hotel in London Opens Chic New Rooftop Spa

Dec 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

London’s luxurious Berkeley Hotel — a celebrity haunt with guests like Madonna, Gisele Bundchen and Leo DiCaprio — has just unveiled the Bamford Haybarn Spa on its 8th floor rooftop. The spa is designed to “bring the essence of the English countryside to the heart of the city,” and was created in partnership with Bamford Organic, the UK’s premier organic beauty brand. The spa will now be the focus of the hotel’s unique rooftop space which features a swimming pool, secret garden and state-of-the-art gym.

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Ireland's Ashford Castle Recreates Prince of Wales' 1905 Hunting Party

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

The prestigious Ashford Castle in County Mayo, Ireland, one of the United Kingdom’s most impressive historic estates, recently celebrated its 75th anniversary as a luxury hotel. It did so by recreating a famed hunting party held for the Prince of Wales on the castle’s grounds in 1905. Now a five-star member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the castle was first built on the estate in 1228 by the Anglo-Norman family, House of Burke. It has been rebuilt several times over the decades and ultimately becoming a world-class hotel in 1939.

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We're Dreaming of a Pink Christmas From Marrakesh to Hawaii

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Had enough of White Christmas? Looking forward to a Radiant Orchid, the color of 2014? Apparently a few design tastemakers just can’t wait either. While red, green and snow continue to dominate the holiday scene; pink is the surprise choice for maverick Christmas elves and style mavens this year. 

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Claridge's Hotel Unveils London's Most Fashionable Christmas Tree by Dolce & Gabbana

Dec 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern  |  1 Comment

Claridge's, a landmark hotel in London’s posh Mayfair neighborhood whose admirers include Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Madonna and Victoria Beckham, has unveiled what is undoubtedly the world’s most fashionable Christmas tree. Designed by longtime guests and friends of the hotel, the tree was created by Italian fashion icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The luxurious hotel, originally opened in 1812, has made a tradition of inviting its designer devotees to design a Christmas tree each year; past contributors have included Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz and Dior’s John Galliano.

 

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Own a Piece of the Legendary Lanesborough London at Their Auction This December

Nov 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Tara Imperatore

As the iconic Lanesborough gears up for a refurbishment, it's giving the public a chance to keep a part of its legacy alive by owning a part of the property. From December 9-13, 2013, the hotel will hold an auction with over 3,000 lots featuring period furnishings, artwork and artifacts that have made up the property’s signature 18th century style and sophistication.

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Ashley House Vacation Rental Mixes Country Charm With Modern Amenities

Nov 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Hayley Stovold

Nestled in the beautiful English countryside, Ashley House – a vacation rental – is a great retreat for friends and family looking to escape in the quiet village of Piddletrenthide, above the West Dorset Downs. Rented out courtesy of Sykes Cottages, Ashley House is a five-star residence with many of the same amenities as a small hotel.

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$1M Luxury Apartments in London's Canaletto High-Rise Now Previewing

Oct 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

If it’s to-die-for views you’re after while living in London, Canaletto — the new luxury skyscraper development — could be for you. The 31-story tower on the banks of the Regent’s Canal opened its doors to the public last week, with the marketing suite showcasing the latest in five-star waterside living.

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