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International Culture

International eXcellence luxury magazine

International eXcellence's 20 Most eXcellent Films from 2012 and 2013

As divisive a subject as you could ask for, whenever words like ‘finest’ and ‘film’ are put together the smart money is on an argument breaking out. We all look for different things from the seventh art, and as a result it’s impossible for everyone to see movies in the same way.

LEC F1 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

One of Formula 1’s forgotten machines, the Lec CRP1, will turn a wheel in anger for the first time in over 35 years at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 26-29.

A-listers, the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Sultan of Brunei

If you're partial to a bit of Hollywood scandal then the situation that has unfolded between numerous Tinsel Town stars, one of the most iconic addresses in Los Angeles, and the strict religious laws currently in place for the people of Brunei is a classic example.

White Dog

There's a tragic truth to the premise of Samuel Fuller's often overlooked (or, more accurately, largely unseen) film, White Dog, which isn't so much revealed via subtle metaphor as a smack-you-in-the-face cornerstone of the movie's overall reason to exist.

India's Epic Manuscript Reunited

The Ramayana is one of the ancient epics of India, telling the stirring tale of Prince Rama’s quest to rescue his wife, Sita, following her abduction by the ten-headed demon king Ravana.

Beauty Skin Clean

Spring is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time to clear out, organise and re-stock your skincare with some hard working skincare. Forget the house spring clean; Levanah Reyes-Wainwright dishes out the skin clean.

New Food Discoveries

Now that the weather is warming up slightly, Levanah Reyes-Wainwright has discovered three foodie finds to put a spring in your step.

Four Reasons To See 300: Rise of An Empire

March 7th saw the release of 300: Rise of An Empire. Inspired by the decidedly macho Frank Miller graphic novels, on the face of it this could be written off as simply just another comic book adaptation, albeit one of the large minority targeting a more adult audience.

Basil Soda Fall Winter 2014 Collection

Experimental is the word of the season. The Fall-Winter RTW 2014 collection from BASIL SODA is an experiment of prints, and material work; with a casual take on the house’s DNA. The atelier was in a painterly mood this season bringing together a touch of illustration to the textiles.

International eXcellence Interviews Jameel Lalani

Jameel Lalani is the senior partner of Lalani & Co., the London based artisan, small batch tea company.

-  Where did you grow up and what was your childhood like?

I grew up and still live in Pinner, North London. I had a very happy childhood. 

 - Where did you study?