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Suite Dreams: Grosvenor House Hotel Unveils Nursery Fit For Royalty

May 14, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

While the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge await the arrival of their first baby, a prestigious London hotel unveils its luxury nursery suite—one fit for royalty. Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel in London’s West End has transformed one of its high-end Premium Park View Suites into a quintessential British nursery.... Read More

Gallivant Like Gatsby at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships

May 10, 2013  |   Contributor: Alexa Mangrum

According to F. Scott Fitzgerald, life begins in the summer. Though the famous author of The Great Gatsby was actually referring to the Long Island scene, it's easy to imagine him cavorting among high society during the Wimbledon Championships as well. For the annual event that could rival any West Egg party, head to London June 24-July 7 to the aptly named Gatsby Club and experience the annual prestigious sporting event, Wimbledon 2013.... Read More

Authentic Italian Fare at London's Quaint Trullo Restaurant

May 8, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

It’s more like a quaint, family-run trattoria that, as a tourist, you’d stumble upon while meandering through the tiny cobbled streets in Italy; rather than a restaurant found on the busy St Paul’s Road in Highbury, London. But that’s all part of Trullo’s appeal.... Read More

Simple French Cuisine at Celebrity Chef Raymond Blanc's Brasserie Blanc

May 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

“I feel as though we’re on a vintage train in France in the 30s,” my dining companion remarks as we walk into Brasserie Blanc on the South Bank of London. The branch is owned by renowned celebrity Chef Raymond Blanc and is incredibly different to his Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons—his two Michelin-star restaurant in Oxfordshire.... Read More

Pringle of Scotland Sets Sights Towards London Collections: Men

Apr 25, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

For those of you who think that Pringles don’t have a place in fashion, it’s probably time for you to broaden your horizons (and your knowledge of luxury menswear.) Quite different from the chips in a tube that summon memories of colorful ad campaigns from the ‘90s, Pringle of Scotland is a centuries-old luxury knitwear manufacturer and importer that is worn by such big names as Madonna, David Beckham, Nicole Kidman, and Claudia Schiffer.... Read More

Carnaby Summer Fashion Event Hits the Streets May 2

Apr 23, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Calling all fashionistas! Trendy Carnaby Street in the heart of London is hosting its bustling fashion event next month. More than 100 stores, bars and restaurants will be taking part in the evening extravaganza on Thursday, May 2, making it the biggest event of its kind in the capital.... Read More

citizenM Launches Guests into the Future with Tablet-Controlled Hotel

Apr 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

The future has arrived. Okay, we realize that’s an oxymoron, but the future as seen in Sci-Fi thrillers about computers taking over the world – that future has arrived. citizenM hotel in London has scrapped the conventional concepts of hotel service, opting for a more modern approach through the use of Samsung Galaxy Tablets. Instead of face-to-face interactions with a concierge, the hotel has set-up said tablets for guests to actually check themselves in and out and manage other room amenities.... Read More

Mila Kunis Becomes Gemfields Brand Ambassador for Latest Starring Role

Mar 19, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

Mila Kunis has been all over the place these last few years — after her memorable performance in 2010’s Black Swan, the Ukrainian beauty has booked a ton of other gigs, both on-screen and off. Most recently, she’s making celebrity news for becoming the new brand ambassador for luxury jewelry brand Gemfields.... Read More

Join the Mile High Club While Filling Your Culinary Passport

Mar 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Fancy a taste of the exotic but no time to leave the country? An innovative new series of immersive events will launch this year, combining food from one of London’s most exciting young chefs... Read More

Burberry Men's Show Returns Home After Years Abroad

Mar 13, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Keogh

With the launch of the London Men’s Fashion Week last year, more and more brands are moving their menswear shows to “The Big Smoke.” Following Alexander McQueen and Tom Ford, it seems only fitting that the most quintessentially British luxury fashion label brings its menswear shows home after years of presenting at other international fashion weeks.... Read More

Historic London Mansion on Legendary Cheyne Walk Listed at $34 Million

Feb 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

A historic mansion with an aristocratic pedigree in the heart of London’s Chelsea has been listed for sale at about $34 million by Christie’s International Real Estate. Belle Vue House is located in Cheyne Walk, a street that’s been home to famed figures over the years from Henry James, George Eliot and Laurence Olivier to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.... Read More

Luxury Fashion and Tea Come Together at the Lanesborough Hotel

Feb 12, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

This spring, The Lanesborough Hotel will collaborate with leading fashion house, Beulah London to celebrate the beginning of the city’s social Calendar.

To prepare you for this summer’s prestigious events, offering fashion inspiration for each occasion, The Lanesborough is delighted to present key pieces from Beulah London’s spring/summer 2013 collection over a sumptuous afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of Apsleys, the hotel’s famed restaurant. The Lanesborough is proud to collaborate with Beulah London, a brand which has developed an international reputation as an ethical, luxury, British fashion label producing ready-to-wear silk garments for women, which are manufactured to the highest quality in Europe. This exclusive event will showcase the highlights of Beula... Read More

Bacon and Basquiat Top Half Billion-Dollar London Art Auctions

Feb 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Over half a billion dollars in fine art will be sold in London this month as the major auction houses stage landmark sales of contemporary, modern and impressionist art. Topping the list are multimillion-dollar works by the likes of Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Germany’s Gerhard Richter (the world’s top selling living artist).... Read More

Aqua Nueva Launches One of The Finest Spanish Wine Bars in London

Feb 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Explore one of the finest and largest selections of Cava in London when aqua London launches the Aqua Nueva Cava Bar in March. A Spanish rooftop restaurant on Regent Street, Aqua Nueva’s new bar will be... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Partners with British Artist for Gallery in the Air

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Art-lovers travelling from London to New York are being invited to take part in a brand new way of acquiring fine art – purchasing it from a commercial gallery at 35,000 feet. Upper Class passengers on Virgin Atlantic will have the opportunity to view and purchase a series of one-of-a-kind paintings by renowned British artist, Ben Eine, all from the comfort of their seat.... Read More

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