Luxury and Style

Luxury & Style is the ultimate online resource and review centre for everything connected to British luxury and a stylish, elegant lifestyle.Luxury & Style is the ultimate online resource for British luxury and a stylish lifestyle; which includes luxury product reviews, a rich revelation of gracious living and the latest news on the UK style scene. On this site we cover the country lifestyle, art and antiques, pets, classic clothing, gardens and outdoor living, polo, public schools, horse racing, classic cars, sailing, nannies, entertaining, the social season, health and beauty and luxury lifestyle services. Visitors can gain a clear understanding of etiquette, classical taste, culture and elegance, as well as an insight into smart society, including the distinctive and utterly unique English aristocracy. We also outline the secrets of the British highlife to help those who are determined to join the upper echelons and mix with the illustrious cream of society.

Many people, who are fortunate enough to have some spare cash, investments or even a potential inheritance, may query the need to employ a financial advisor. However not using the expertise of someone who understands the world of finance may cost you dearly. So why and how should you seek out proper financial advice?

As to why – it is well acknowledged that a sound and experienced financial professional will be able to help protect your income, plan your finances in the event of illness or death, plan for further education costs, help save on any inheritance tax due, plan for a safe retirement and even more important assess the impact of a change in world affairs and your personal circumstances. Read more »

If you are lucky enough to be able to keep goats you may want to know about cheese making so that you and your family can enjoy this delicious by product of milk. Cheese is made from curds which are formed when milk coagulates, as with soured milk. 

However it is more usual for fresh milk to be coagulated; perhaps by the addition of rennet – a substance obtained from the stomachs of unweaned calves – or with an acid substance such a lemon juice, or by adding a bacterial culture. Coagulation is activated in temperatures of between 20C-40C for up to 36 hours, depending on the type of cheese. Curds are then separated from the whey which can also be used to make some cheeses. The curds are used according to size, the smaller ones for hard cheeses, medium for firmer cheese and large for soft cheeses. Read more »

If you relish the idea of staying in a stately home, castle or large country house you can do no better than using the exclusive contacts provided by Unique Home Stays. Affording exclusive access to some of the most extraordinary country houses in the UK and overseas, Unique Home Stays stunning selection of very individual and breathtaking properties range from spacious coastal pads perfect for a relaxed get-together to stately homes bedecked with lavish antiques, beautiful fresh flowers and exquisite classic style furnishings.

There’s an ideal ‘unique’ venue for every occasion; from summer getaways to festive breaks and celebratory weekenders. From fully catered, staffed stays to luxury self-catered homes, tailor your break to suit your group. Read more »

If you want to learn to play polo properly you need to start with a sympathetic and experienced teacher who is used to dealing with all levels of horsemanship. In other words you need to place your trust in a place where people from all walks of life learn to play polo at a level that is both fun and encouraging. It is important that you find a polo school that builds your confidence at a steady realistic pace until you reach the point where you feel ready to take part in your very first chukka and hit that ball across the pitch. The famous Ascot Park Polo Academy is one such place.

Just a 20 minute drive from London Heathrow airport, in rural Berkshire, is a well-established polo academy where the rich and famous play polo and yet total beginners are well catered for and encouraged. Read more »

We are completely addicted to the fabulous rich yellow yoke free range eggs from the Clarence Court chickens down in deepest Cornwall and in other parts of England. Not only are their eggs probably the tastiest you will have ever eaten, they all come from well cared for British heritage breeds that have plenty of space to run around and scratch for worms and insects, exactly as any happy hen should.

Clarence Court produce a fantastic and unusual range of rare breed hen’s eggs as well as duck, quail goose, turkey, rhea and ostrich eggs. Not only are the birds free range, but they have special management to encourage the birds to range further, instinctively helping them to range from dawn to dusk. These eggs are quite simply delicious and have large yolks with egg whites that are very firm. Read more »

Whether your charity is affluent or not, there is always an onus upon those working for the cause to ensure that every penny donated or raised is spent responsibly. The less that is spent on marketing, fundraising events or even administration, the more that can be spent directly on frontline services. So being a ‘budget-aware-marketeer’ is an essential ingredient of guaranteed success.

The first step for anyone running an event for charity should be to ‘work’ your contacts. Contacts are the life-force of any charity; it comes down to the old adage ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’. A strong charity is built upon the solid foundations of its supporters. It is certainly not solely about generous donations of money but willing donations of time, resources, services and products. Read more »

Who would have thought that a redesigned airline trolley could provide luxury storage space for your home, as well as an extraordinary interior design feature? Well Skypak has done just that. Besides its mobile functions and the practical storage space, the Skypak Luxury Trolley can also be viewed as unusual decorative feature in your home. These trolleys are fully customizable as the people at Skypak found an ingenious way to turn the well known airline trolley into a great piece of luxury furniture.

Shelves and drawers made of aluminum or walnut can be purchased as additional elements; thanks to the side runners, pulling the drawers out and pushing them back in is child’s play. These additional features can instantly transform your personal trolley into somewhere to keep special items.  Read more »