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Why diamonds might not be a girl’s best friend

Why diamonds might not be a girl’s best friend

Featured Article Marilyn Monroe famously led us to believe that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but the once-coveted gemstone may need to find a new amigo amid growing consumer concern around ethical and sustainable practices. 42% of consumers have admitted to changing their buying habits as a direct response to such concerns, and the […]

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Why You Should Consider Investing in a Holiday Home

Why You Should Consider Investing in a Holiday Home

Featured Article There can be a surprising amount of stress when it comes to booking a holiday. There is so much to organise: deciding the destination, how to get there, where to stay, and how long for. Not to mention trying to think about what to do when you get there. It can get to […]

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Could The Wing’s first London branch help women in the city thrive?

Could The Wing’s first London branch help women in the city thrive?

Featured Article US women’s workspace giant The Wing has gained huge traction since its formation in 2016. With around 10,000 members, it is noted for its string of high-profile supporters including the likes of Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Marketed as “a space designed for women with a women’s focused mission”, The Wing […]

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The best destinations for wine tasting connoisseurs

The best destinations for wine tasting connoisseurs

Featured Article Robbie Fowle, Head of Marketing at travel money providers H&T, shares four luxurious locations for a wine tasting holiday. What’s better than a luxury holiday? A wine-tasting holiday, of course. Not only do you get to spend all day, every day sampling the most delicious vintages right where they were produced, but it’s […]

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How to back a winner at Cheltenham Festival 2020

How to back a winner at Cheltenham Festival 2020

Featured Article In this article, Peter Watton from matched betting specialists OddsMonkey shares his top tips for picking a winner at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most prestigious events in the racing calendar, with interest in both the social and sporting side of the meet. And, whether you’re attending […]

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How to Add Value to Your Home

How to Add Value to Your Home

Featured Article As London house prices continue to soar, improving our existing homes has become a popular option for many homeowners. Making the necessary structural and design improvements are often the most cost-effective long-term option and can add significant value to our homes, not to mention overcoming the stress and hassle that comes with selling […]

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Valentine’s Day gift ideas for all relationship statuses

Valentine’s Day gift ideas for all relationship statuses

Featured Article There are many debates as to why Valentine’s Day first came about. Some say its based on the fact that two men were executed on February 14th by Emperor Claudius II, and consequently were honoured in this way, while others believe that poet Geoffrey Chaucer linked love with St. Valentine for the first […]

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Top 5 things to think of when booking a holiday

Top 5 things to think of when booking a holiday

Featured Article Whether you’re thinking of holidaying abroad this year or planning on a stay-cation, January and February are purported to be the best months to book a summer holiday. But there are certain things you should look out for and consider before booking. Check your passports It might sound obvious but checking your passport […]

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How to Spend 48 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

How to Spend 48 Hours in Kuala Lumpur

Featured Article Any traveller looking for a hidden gem of a destination should seriously consider visiting the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumper. Despite being an incredibly beautiful, diverse and modern city with shades of its fascinating past throughout, Kuala Lumpur is often overlooked which is a real shame but great news for any traveller seeking […]

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An exclusive review of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Monaco

An exclusive review of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Monaco

Featured Article If you’re looking to ring in the New Year in spectacular style, then there is no better place than Monaco, one of the world’s most glamorous destinations. And boasting some of the finest Champagnes on tap, lavish surroundings, superb fireworks, and the world’s best DJs, last year’s New Year’s Eve parties in Monaco […]

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Which wool for a winter wardrobe? A guide to wearing knitwear this season

Which wool for a winter wardrobe? A guide to wearing knitwear this season

Featured Article Nothing quite compares to the enjoyment of wrapping up warm to beat the winter chill. Whether you’re an embracer of hygge with cosy nights in by the fire or a party animal braving the cold to dance all night long, layering up is essential. Knitwear is the perfect way to do just that, […]

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Secure Your Place As Cheeseboard Champion This Christmas

Secure Your Place As Cheeseboard Champion This Christmas

Featured Article December is a month of non-stop partying with massive meals often at the centre of the celebrations, so it’s no wonder we’re already counting down the days until Christmas. And what better represents these two luxuries than a festive cheeseboard? Though we enjoy cheese, no matter what time of year it is, the […]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Brighton

Top 5 Things to Do in Brighton

Featured Article Planning a long weekend down in Brighton? There is a huge amount to keep you busy in this cool, charming and fun coastal town so it should provide you with everything that you need for a fantastic weekend. Here are 5 of the best highlights to consider. 1. Brighton Pier The iconic Brighton […]

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Fake Or Fortune?: Five tips for art buyers to find the real deal

Fake Or Fortune?: Five tips for art buyers to find the real deal

Featured Article As seen in the 2018 Oscar-nominated movie Can You Ever Forgive Me?, even experts can be fooled by a convincing creative forgery. In the film, Melissa McCarthy plays real-life author Lee Israel, who faked a series of letters from literary celebrities, selling them for high prices. With this year’s movie adaptation of Donna […]

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Perfectly Personalised Engagement Gifts

Perfectly Personalised Engagement Gifts

Featured Article There is nothing more romantic than a wedding – except maybe an engagement. When a couple becomes engaged, they are making the biggest commitment of their lives, making that promise to marry and stay together, come what may. If you are looking for a special way t congratulate a couple on their upcoming […]

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Retake Control of Your Weight Gain After the Summer Holidays

Retake Control of Your Weight Gain After the Summer Holidays

Featured Article Have you lost control of your diet and indeed your weight through the summer period? That’s quite common and things often begin to slip through the summer. We can become lazy which means lower levels of exercise while we often also indulge in delicious treats. If you’re on holiday, it’s difficult to avoid […]

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Chablis en vogue: What makes the French wine so special?

Chablis en vogue: What makes the French wine so special?

Featured Article In the 1960s, Chablis was home to just 500 hectares of vineyards. However, by 2018 the area of Burgundy region taken up with growing wine had risen more than tenfold to 5,600 hectares. This accounts for around 23% of Burgundy’s vineyards in total, and the region is considered by many to produce the […]

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How to Choose a Cosmetic Procedure Provider

How to Choose a Cosmetic Procedure Provider

Featured Article Deciding to undergo a cosmetic procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical, is a nerve-wracking, and often life-changing decision. But, with safety concerns, financial burdens and the final result of the procedure playing on our minds, choosing the right provider is of paramount importance. Symmetry Clinic, one of London’s best rhinoplasty surgeons, discusses three key […]

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Explore the Balearic Islands in October Aboard a Yacht

Explore the Balearic Islands in October Aboard a Yacht

Featured Article In search of the ultimate yacht charter destination this October? Whether you want to simply soak up the end-of-season Mediterranean sun, dip your toes into crystal-clear aquamarine waters, or enjoy rich culture and heritage, exploring the Balearic Islands in October offers the ideal yacht charter destination, offering a decadent break from busy day-to-day […]

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Tips for restyling your home office

Tips for restyling your home office

Featured Article Maybe you work from home or maybe you just like to have a room in your house for getting life admin done. Either way, the way your office is designed can have an impact on how productive you are. From colour psychology to ergonomic furniture, there are endless things you can work on […]

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5 Reasons You Should Travel to France Next Year

5 Reasons You Should Travel to France Next Year

Featured Article If you’re thinking ahead to your next European getaway, you might want to add France to your destination list. It may be just a short flight away, but France has a lot to offer regardless of what type of traveller you are. Here, you’ll discover just 5 reasons you should travel to France […]

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Best of British: Countryside day trips for Londoners

Best of British: Countryside day trips for Londoners

Featured Article While it’s hard to prise a Londoner away from the big city, there is something to be said for the British countryside. From rolling hills to quaint little villages, it’s certainly a stark contrast from the high-rise buildings and busy tube stations city dwellers are used to. It’s often said that country air […]

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How to Avoid Tired-Looking Eyes

How to Avoid Tired-Looking Eyes

Featured Article The eye area is very sensitive and, as a result, can tell us a lot about a person’s lifestyle; whether they have been partying a little too hard, working over-time or simply not getting enough sleep – the eyes are an area where it becomes most noticeable. Our hectic schedules often mean that […]

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What jewellery should I wear to specific events?

What jewellery should I wear to specific events?

Featured Article You know what they say – diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But when should we wear diamonds – actually, what jewellery should we wear and when? From office chic to dinner glam, we’re here to give you the rundown on how to work your jewellery no matter the occasion. Pretty professionals Everyone […]

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Dinner Party Gifts with a Touch of Luxury

Dinner Party Gifts with a Touch of Luxury

Featured Article A dinner party is a wonderful time for you to catch up with friends. It offers much more intimacy than a restaurant, as it’s in their home and there are no staff and strangers. The evening is made up of you and good company. It is customary to bring a gift to a […]

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Quartz Countertop Questions: 5 Things you need to know

Quartz Countertop Questions: 5 Things you need to know

Featured Article As an engineered stone offering many of the same benefits of granite, quartz is comprised of 93% quartz particles and seven percent binding polymer resins. The engineered stone delivers numerous benefits, all of which help increase the value of your home. If you are thinking about installing a quartz countertop in the kitchen […]

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Choosing a Kitchen Countertop Material That Won’t Be Dated in 5 Years

Choosing a Kitchen Countertop Material That Won’t Be Dated in 5 Years

Featured Article When designing a kitchen, a timeless look is the goal. No one wants to live in a never ending renovation and considering a look that will stand the test of time is important. Along with the floors, counters, appliances, and fixtures comes the countertops. There are some countertop materials that haven’t held up […]

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The Benefits of Having a Wine Cellar in the home

The Benefits of Having a Wine Cellar in the home

Featured Article Bespoke wine cellars are becoming an increasingly popular feature for enthusiasts who wish to create a dedicated place to store their wine. Here, Wine Racks UK discusses the various benefits of having a wine cellar installed within the home. Improved organisation Wine cellars allow passionate wine lovers to better organise their collection based […]

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4 Easy Ways to Incorporate Luxury into Your Master Bedroom

4 Easy Ways to Incorporate Luxury into Your Master Bedroom

Featured Article The bedroom is somewhere we spend a large amount of our time, whether it be for sleeping, getting ready, or just winding down and reading a good book. As such, it is important to create a space where we feel comfortable and which sparks joy. Incorporating luxury into our bedrooms does not necessarily […]

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Have you got your spice girls hospitality?

Have you got your spice girls hospitality?

Featured Article It’s going to be a rocking summer  2019 in England. The Manchester Arena is hosting some of the biggest concerts this year. The Likes of Shawn Mendes, Bill Bailey and The Eagles are be taking the Manchester Arena by storm. Music lovers across the UK are expected to attend the upcoming concerts in […]

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Ben Andrews on Farming, LGBTQ+ & Belstaff

Ben Andrews on Farming, LGBTQ+ & Belstaff

Featured Article Farming is an integral part of the landscape in Herefordshire, but what are the realities for a gay farmer living in a relatively closed off community? Ben Andrews runs his family farm in the heart of rural Herefordshire. At 36 years old, he has managed to find love and happiness and now, with […]

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Basics tips that will help you provide complete care to your horse

Basics tips that will help you provide complete care to your horse

Featured Article Gleaming coat, healthy long and full tail, bright eyes, exuberant gait – that’s the picture of a healthy, happy horse we all love to see. However, getting there is, quite a challenge…but not impossible. Image source So, what does it take to get there? PROPER HORSE CARE! Wondering How? The answers are right […]

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A Guide To the Perfect Family Vacation in London

A Guide To the Perfect Family Vacation in London

Featured Article There is no question that London is one of the greatest cities in the entire world. England’s capital has something for everyone and a unique energy unlike anywhere else. This makes it a superb destination for a family holiday as there is so much to see and do during a trip here. This […]

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Where do people in the UK visit most frequently in winter?

Where do people in the UK visit most frequently in winter?

FEATURED ARTICLE While it’s often overlooked, you really don’t have to go abroad to have a nice break — even in the winter. We may inhabit a relatively small island that isn’t blessed with the greatest of climates, but if you know where to look, there are some incredible places to visit that will provide […]

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Most Common New Years Resolutions and How to Keep Them

FEATURED ARTICLE A new year means new goals, as millions across the globe plan to live their lives partly afresh. After all, no one is flaw free, and everyone has that little tiny thing going on in their lives that they wish they could change. Well, the new year helps people realise one thing; it’s […]

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Find the right nanny with the help of Irving Scott

Find the right nanny with the help of Irving Scott

FEATURED ARTICLE Meghan Markle is one of many expectant mums who is currently looking into childcare options and interviewing for nannies. Most parents begin making plans during pregnancy, even if parental leave is going to be taken once the baby arrives. At Irving Scott we are often asked for advice on recruiting the right nanny […]

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How To Create A Luxury Living Space

How To Create A Luxury Living Space

Featured Article We all spend a huge amount of time in our living rooms, especially in the winter weather, so it’s important our space is both comfortable and stylish. When designing your interior, it can be tricky to takea step back and see it with fresh eyes. Here, we explore how to create a luxury […]

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Feeling Festive: What to do During a December London Break

Feeling Festive: What to do During a December London Break

FEATURED ARTICLE The hustle and bustle of London make this city an exciting place to be any time of the year, but especially in the run-up to Christmas. With so much to do and so many magical things to see, the capital brings Christmas spirit alive, making it the ideal place for a festive winter […]

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Best Ways to Get Your House Christmas Ready

Best Ways to Get Your House Christmas Ready

FEATURED ARTICLE Whether you love it or hate it, the time has almost arrived to decorate the home in time for Christmas. Creating the perfect warm and cosy festive atmosphere involves so much more than simply sticking up the tree. So, if you’re looking to get your home Christmas ready, below you’ll discover some great […]

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Planning a New Year’s Eve Event with the Wow Factor

Planning a New Year’s Eve Event with the Wow Factor

FEATURED ARTICLE While you are busy getting ready for Christmas, planning and buying the perfect gifts, getting ready to adorn your home with your favourite festive decorations, there is something else you need to organise: New Year’s Eve. After all, it requires a lot of preparation to welcome 2019 in show-stopping style. So, whether you […]