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Luxury Lifestyle

Luxury Lifestyle International eXcellence luxury magazine

The Corner House Restaurant Canterbury

There is always a big question mark when a restaurant you have always enjoyed gains a sibling.  The demands of a chef owner are great but finding the premises and recruiting a team that can recreate the characteristics of the original is a major challenge.  We have been tempted to ask when bookin

The Sapphire Queen

This week marks a milestone for Queen Elizabeth II- she ascended the throne on the 6th February 1952- she has reigned for 65 years, longer than any other monarch in British history and this milestone has been declared her Sapphire Jubilee.

High Street Shops Need to Be More Social To Survive

Today’s ONS retail statistics reveal December’s High Street retail figures slumped to their biggest fall for over four years, while online sales rose 21.3%. They support the findings of a new report that home shopping will wipe out 50% of town centre stores by 2030.

Faberge Snowflakes

The depths of winter in which we now find ourselves has served as inspiration to many artists and designers. The snowflake, with its perfect symmetry and tantalisingly beautiful crystal structure has been rendered many times over in diamonds by artist jewellers throughout the last century.

The Importance of Cut in Gemstones

Colour, Carat, Clarity and Cut... these are the four important characteristics by which gemstones (especially diamonds) are judged. Of the four, cut is the most important one, the one that brings the other three qualities together.

Up Close with Comedien, Writer & Actress Tiffany Stevenson

Yves de Contades asked Tiffany Stevenson a few things people might just be curious about.

Where did you grow up?
In a picturesque hamlet called Greenford. The home of ‘Kebab, Pizza, Burger, Pizza World’ note they put pizza in the establishment’s name twice.

SalonQP Watch Exhibition And Beyond

An interest in watches is not the only reason for attending SalonQP.  Anyone who has a curiosity and likes to see an extraordinarily high quality of workmanship should make a beeline for this annual exhibition.