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Indigo Hotel Glasgow: A Landmark Building Transformed Into a Modern Gem

Nov 26, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Fashioned out of a landmark 19th century building, Indigo Hotel is a boutique luxury property conveniently positioned in the heart of Glasgow, a five-minute walk from central train station. Once housing the city’s first electric power station built in 1892, architects and interior designers at Ica deserve strong praise for their conversion efforts, which have created a nine-story contemporary hotel while preserving the listed building’s 1920’s plasterwork and ceramics.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little London Christmas at These 6 Hotels

Nov 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Ever since Charles Dickens immortalized London as the 1840’s setting of the classic A Christmas Carol, ye olde English capital has been the world’s most ideal place to celebrate a traditional Yuletide. Just being in London’s city center in the wintertime elicits nostalgic excitement thanks to the cheerful buzz on the streets, in the shops, the restaurants, at the special holiday productions and with the warm holiday hospitality of hoteliers who delight in creating special feasts, experiences and memories for guests.

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3 Picturesque Countryside-Retreats Worth the Drive to the English Lake District

Sep 4, 2014  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen  |  1 Comment

A hallmark of English countryside vacations, the Lake District in Cumbria offers a patchwork quilt of mountain peaks, open fells, lakes and sparkling rivers perfect for autumn travel. The area has also inspired writers as diverse as Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth to write about its landscapes.

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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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What Would You Do With A Million Dollars?

Oct 11, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

What would you do with a million dollars? I cannot tell you how many times that question was posed to me as a child, perhaps as a way to spark my imagination or to make sure that I would grow up into a financial savvy adult.... Read More

Wealthy Brits May Be Looking at New "Emergency" Tax to Aid Recession

Aug 31, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

It looks like the U.S. isn’t the only one in a debate over taxing the wealthy. While President Obama and Mitt Romney go head-to-head with their ideas on how to better our current economic situation, across the pond, Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg is discussing an “emergency” tax on high-net-worth Brits, according to CNBC.... Read More

Textile Artist Creates Amazing, Life-Sized Drawings Using Thread

May 14, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

British-based artist, Debbie Smyth, doesn’t create her amazing installation pieces using, canvas, paint, paper, or any of the typical materials you think when you hear the word “drawing,” or “art.” Instead, Smyth, an accomplished crafter of textiles, recreates scenes and objects from the world around us using thread. Her incredible pieces have been featured on the front cover of the New York Times and have been commissioned by the likes of Sony, Red Cross Canada, Mr. Jones Watches and many others.... Read More

Royal Horseguards Hotel in London Offers Luxury Vacation Packages

Mar 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Royal Horseguards has launched a range of new luxury lifestyle packages for travelers visiting London in 2012. The luxury hotel is on a mission to reach out to all worldly travelers in search of their own, ultimately fabulous experience package. The Sophisticated Shopper experience includes a tour through one of London’s most fashionable department stores with a Regent Street VIP discount card. The Romance on the River package offers a romantic getaway, where champagne, truffles, and more are lavishly served. The Glamour In The Tower deal offers a room with extraordinary views of the London Eye and the South Bank across the River Thames. Additional themed vacation packages include An Eye for Luxury, Ladies Only London, and London Reveled.... Read More

Grosvenor House London Offers Deluxe Diamond Jubilee Package

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

With the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee set to make London the place to be this summer, Park Lane’s posh Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel, has created a special package for those wishing to celebrate the momentous occasion... Read More

Lanesborough St. Regis Celebrates Queen Elizabeth II's 60-Year Reign With Diamond Jubilee Package

Mar 19, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The Lanesborough St. Regis, a luxury hotel which is adjacent to Buckingham Palace, is inviting world travelers to join them in celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s milestone with the Diamond Jubilee Package. The special promotion takes place the weekend of June 2-5, 2012. It includes four-nights in an executive-double room. Visitors will attend the prestigious Epsom Derby on Saturday, June 2, while taking in the comforts of the Derby Suite throughout the day at the races. The following day will present an opportunity to view the Thames River Pageant, as it reaches the Tower Bridge, aboard the HMS Belfast. This flotilla, which is a 7.5-mile procession led by the Queen’s Royal Bar... Read More

Hyde Park, London Sees Opening of Jumeirah Grosvenor House Apartments

Mar 16, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

The amenities of a five-star Jumeirah Hotel, combined with decorum of a Mayfair manor, are the attributes that distinguish the Grosvenor House Apartments. The new hotel residences are palatial, as each of the 133 apartments contains more than 4,800 square feet of living space. Premium services for guests will include a 24-hour concierge, daily maid service, a gym, 24-hour in-residence dining, and in-home service from the Spa Illuminata. Many of the luxury residences overlook Hyde Park or Mayfair. Others open onto a new seven-story atrium with a vaulted ceiling. Short and long-term options are available. Reservations for the Grosvenor House Apartments are now being accepted. The grand opening will occur on April 2, 2012.... Read More

Roast Restaurant, London Offers Unique Treasure Hunt Dining Experience

Mar 20, 2012  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

You’ve heard of singing for your supper – but what about hunting for your lunch? To celebrate his recent appointment as the top chef at Borough Market favorite, Roast, Chef Marcus Verberne has devised a unique, monthly treasure hunt that culminates in a rather delicious fashion The hunt is on with Marcus Verberne at Roast... Read More

Why is Rachel Weisz's L'Oréal Ad Banned in the UK?

Feb 1, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has begun to crack down hard on beauty ads, including those featuring Dakota Fanning, Hailee Steinfeld, Julia Roberts and Christy Turlington.... Read More

Single-Food Festivals Worth a Thousand-Mile Journey

Feb 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

Food festivals can be divided into two categories: those that showcase a broad and diverse culinary spectrum; and those that hone in on a single ingredient and celebrate it to the tens.... Read More

European Christmas Traditions

Dec 15, 2011  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Europe's winter holiday traditions date back before the dawn of Christianity, and incorporate many belief systems and cultural eras under the umbrella name "Christmas." From Roman festivities to peculiar legacies like the giant straw yule goat of Gavle, Sweden (pictured), a European Christmas is actually a rich and varied mish-mash of festivities. Here's a gallery of our favorites.... Read More

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