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Excellence Group Luxury Event McLaren London

The eXcellence Group hosted a luxury network event of British excellence and wealth at McLaren London, 100 Knightsbridge last month.

The event brought together the very best British and International luxury brands, combined with the opportunity to invest in the latest successful innovative tech, media and luxury startups. The guests were a mix of ultra high net worth, angel investors, capital investment firms, family offices and successful entrepreneurs looking to invest in new technologies and future forming business ideas.

Blue Planet II-The Boiling Sea by Roger Munns

Roger Munns is a British, Emmy award-winning underwater cameraman, based in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Specialising in open ocean and coral reef natural history film-making, Roger was one of the principal cameramen on the BBC’s recent Blue Planet II series. He logged over 600hrs underwater while filming ten different stories for four episodes. Here he tells his story of filming the boiling sea for the BBC program Blue Planet II in his own words.

The 15th Century Swan at Lavenham – Hotel and Spa In Suffolk

One of the great benefits of Lavenham  is that it is not really on the way to anywhere for most people.   This village has grown to be a small town but the centre still has the feeling of a village community.  This is possibly because so many of the houses in the centre are of the same Tudor period as there are over 350 Listed buildings from the very grand Guildhall to former bothies.  They must share the same endless problems of living in delightful but high maintenance houses.  If Lavenham had been in the Home Counties, property developers would be salivating at the numerous sites that th

McLaren Create Matched Pair Of MSO R Coupé & Spider For Lucky Client

One customer will shortly be taking delivery of two unique McLarens, created to his individual specification by McLaren Special Operations (MSO).  Called the MSO R Coupé and MSO R Spider, they are the latest in a lineage of McLarens produced as personal commissions, a service that sees the customer working closely with MSO to agree the direction, scope and specification of a project.

Morston Hall Unspoilt Treasure in Norfolk

Norfolk was quite a surprise, whilst certain aspects took our minds back even as far as the 1950’s, there was a pleasant buzz about so many refreshing facets of life outside the Home Counties.   People have time to be polite, the roads were generally uncongested; we found some real treasures.  Some were unspoilt villages, wide open spaces of countryside seemingly largely unpressured by too much development.  There are several very grand houses including two very different National Trust properties; Blickling Hall for its exterior – even better than the photographs - and the modern planting

Great British Racing: Investing in Race Horses

Owning a race horse is generally for the wealthy or expert, it is not a field normally open to amateurs or those looking to experiment. However Great British Racing has started a new venture called In The Paddock which aims to make it much more accessible, fun and affordable to invest in your own race horse.

I went up to Newmarket to spend a few days behind the scenes with the professionals and find out more about this intriguing new proposition and exactly how the bloodstock, training and racing business worked.


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