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December 11, 2019

Luxuria Lifestyle Luxury Christmas Gift Guide, version two

Hommage – The perfect gift for the men in your life

With the backing of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Japan, HOMMAGE has grown to become a brand for men who know that diligent research, exploration and fine-tuning bring convincible results. In-line with our Japanese heritage, over the last 10 years, we have created a simple yet effective set of products based on extensive scientific research and results.

We do not chase the latest headline products but choose to develop rituals that bring about both skin and general wellness benefits, applying our ground-breaking research to fine-tune our range and continually enhance our results-driven approach.

WoodWick Christmas Candle Collection

WoodWick® offers the perfect cosy touch for any home this winter, creating a multi-sensory experience as the candle crackles as it burns. Choose from several different sizes of a candle, including the Ellipse which crates the ideal centre-piece for any Christmas table. The WoodWick® candles’ feature natural wooden wicks, premium fragrances and sophisticated designs that provide a unique experience that indulges the senses. The Pluswick® Innovation creates a beautiful even burn and creates the soothing sounds of a crackling fire. The WoodWick® Hearthwick® Flame, which appears in Ellipse Candles, displays a long dancing flame and soft crackling sound to create a beautiful ambience.

Ucon Acrobatics – minimalist backpacks

Inspired by friends, the city they call home and the places they choose to travel: The approach Ucon Acrobatics take towards product design demonstrates a bias for simplicity and utility. This journey is anchored by a sincere foundation for quality pieces that are constantly challenged by the theory that you are only as good as your last product. Ucon Acrobatics create goods designed to enable journeys and exploration; bags and backpacks for men and women often with an additional functional aspect. Staying true to their core values during seventeen-plus years in business helped Ucon Acrobatics to create a company they’re proud to run and work for. We strongly believe in our idea of innovative, modern, functional and especially minimalistic products for a whole new generation of creative consumers. The Ucon Acrobatics focus is on making the best products possible with sophisticated fabrication, technical know-how and open-minded philosophy has brought us to where we are right now.

Linda Meridith facialist to the stars

Stepping into the Linda Meredith Knightsbridge salon is like looking at a pictorial version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The salon walls are lined with black and white images of famous clients offering thanks.  From Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney, Madonna, Colin Firth and Sienna Miller, British skincare guru Linda Meredith appear to be on celebrity speed dial when it comes to good skin.

The Knightsbridge based facialist won’t comment, but she counts some very famous and beautiful faces amongst her clients.  She has worked on everyone from actual Royalty to catwalk royalty like Naomi and Kate, she is Goop endorsed, and Victoria Beckham recommends her in two of her books.

The Nutcracker Afternoon Tea treat

Afternoon Tea is a staple of British Tradition and so is the Opera, with an endless choice of beautiful and entertaining shows to attend to in the Capital and around the country.

What if I could tell you that you could have both? JW Marriot Grosvenor House has, in fact, partnered with Birmingham Royal Ballet for a limited-edition Nutcracker Afternoon Tea and I was invited to try out the special menu on their launch date.

This collaboration comes ahead of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s performances of famous ballet at the Royal Albert Hall this December, and it’s a match made in heaven.

The afternoon tea is hosted in the famous Park Room which overlooks the bustling Park Lane, just a few minutes from Hyde Park and Mayfair.

Katherine Hamilton Luxurious glamorous lingerie

Katherine Hamilton is the British, luxury lingerie brand specialising in larger cups and smaller bands, combining luxury materials from silk to French Leavers Lace, for a superior technical fit and comfort. This independent UK brand redefines luxury for most cup sizes (26-38, D-HH), creating a uniquely flattering shape of forwarding projection and lift and is one of only a handful of brands in the world to cater to smaller backs, beautifully.

The new SS20 Seasonal Collection is now available from NET-A-PORTER. The brand is also found at Harrods, Selfridges and selected lingerie boutiques. The range evokes warm summer days in full bloom with stunning coral, pink and berry tones. Metallic threads are paired with gold and rose gold hardware that truly reflects the quality of the brand. Leading the way is the Mariella Boysenberry range as well as Abrielle Rose Gold and the new Abrielle Blue set. The Eden Coral range joins Sophia Apricot this season, and best selling classics come in the shape of Abbie Vintage Rose and Sophia Black.

Mosimann’s Grand Cru Brut Champagne

Mosimann’s on West Halkin Street in Belgravia was found in 1988 and is now one of the most prestigious private dining clubs in the world. Since 2000, Mosimann’s has been awarded The Royal Warrant for catering services to HRH The Prince of Wales and even catered for the sumptuous dinner at Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding reception. Their motto is “passion for excellence” which is reflected in the Mosimann’s Champagne and Chocolate Champagne Truffle Gift Box. Mosimann’s Grand Cru Brut Champagne is produced and labelled by a family-run champagne house in Verzenay in the Champagne region. The champagne is a Blancs de Noirs, which means it is only made from the two black grapes permitted within the appellation, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Festive Diplomatico Chocolate Tasting

Christmas has officially arrived with the bliss of joy and glowing lights within everyone’s homes and streets. Finding unique presents every year can be a hard task, so to make things easier we have discovered the 2019 Christmas edition gift set. The award-winning Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva rum and outstanding chocolatier Paul A. Young have created a truly unique rum and chocolate tasting experience for a lucky few to find under the tree.

The gift set includes a bottle of award-winning Reserva Exclusiva rum and Venezuelan dark chocolate orange segments, created to complement the elegant and complex Venezuelan sipping rum.

The gift not only delivers a delicious taste combination unavailable anywhere else, but the box itself also offers the perfect addition to after-dinner entertaining. Cleverly designed to transform into an elegant serving tray on which to display your bottle of Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva with the chocolates.


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