outdoor lounge area

The Garden Room at the Lanesborough hotel is one of the world’s most glamorous cocktail destinations. Darius Sanai celebrates the…

jewellery boutiqe

Parisian couture jewellery house GOOSSENS opens the doors to its first London boutique in Burlington Gardens, Mayfair French jeweller Robert…

Alia Al-Senussi grew up between Egypt, South Dakota, and Minnesota, and is now based in London where she works as…

conference

Attorney, author and actress Juanita Ingram began working as a volunteer for women’s charity Dress for Success in the United…

contemporary female nude

In our new online series, renowned art consultant Maria-Theresia Pongracz profiles rising contemporary artists to watch in 2021. Here, she…

Art historian Anne-Pierre d’Albis-Ganem is the founder of the Parcours-Saint-Germain-des-Prés, a yearly contemporary art festival in Paris, and the B&C…

Man awarding medal

Keith Breslauer is the founder and Managing Director of private equity company Patron Capital, and a trustee and donor to…

emerald ring

Collector and dealer of modern, vintage and antique fine jewellery Katherine James runs her eponymous brand from her home in…

public sculptures

Helaine Blumenfeld OBE is best known for her large-scale public sculptures whose undulating, ethereal forms evoke a sense of fragility…

singer wearing glitter dress

As the fashion industry comes under scrutiny for its environmental credentials in an age of sustainability, one young designer is…

sunken terrace

Iranian-born designer Ali Behnam-Bakhtiar does it all – interiors, architectural design, weddings. Whether large-scale events or private homes, a converted…

vintage ferrari

Modern classic cars, desirable machines from the 1980s onwards, are hotter than ever, with demand not damped by the pandemic…

afternoon tea

Earlier this month, Aqua Shard in partnership with the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s charity GOSH launched a Peter Pan…

Lockdown: a word that’s more familiar to most of us now than it was this time last year, and one…

designer at work

The exclusive Chelsea Barracks residential development in London aims to be the epitome of contemporary luxury living. It also draws…

sushi plates

Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai discovers the culinary delights of Italian Japanese restaurant Sumosan Twiga An Italian Japanese restaurant in London does…

fine dining restaurant

Why should I go now? The last few years haven’t been easy for Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. Following the hotel’s…

luxurious restaurant interiors

Novikov, the famed Mayfair restaurant, is now offering perfectly prepared cuisine from its Asian and Italian kitchens, delivered to your…

Luxurious hotel bedroom

East London-based architecture and design practice Orms masterminded the renovation of Camden Town Hall Annexe in Kings Cross for The…

public gardens by residential towers

Chelsea Barracks has already established itself as one of the most desirable places to live in London. Its gardens, with…

Man wearing glasses

Erdem Moralıoğlu’s flagship store is in Mayfair, but the heart of this designer to the stars is in hip east…

luxury dining

With restaurants still closed across the UK, One Fine Dine offers an easy and creative alternative to enjoying a fine…

Pear with a slice cut out of its side

The everyday is transformed by the all-seeing eye of German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans “I take pictures, in order to see…

Suspended glowing lights

James Turrell’s practice has long centred around the manipulation of light and space. His works are designed to provide atmospheres…

Exhibition of kitchen appliances

Last week, LUX attended the launch of Gaggenau’s new combi-steam ovens, presented alongside underwater artworks by artist Jason deCaires Taylor…

Church and square

Last week saw the official launch of the 13th edition of Knight Frank’s Wealth Report at Chelsea Barracks in Belgravia,…

Monochrome portrait of man wearing sunglasses

Flavio Briatore has never stood still. From Formula One racing, to a nightclub empire, to high-end restaurants, he has transformed…

Contemporary style kitchen with stools

Of all rooms in the house, kitchens demand the best design for function as well as looks. Cultural critic Stephen…

Child playing the piano

Alina Uspenskaya is the Founder and Director of ArtSocial, a foundation that supports and establishes arts therapy programmes to help…

First class aeroplane seat

British Airways has had a hard time from business travellers, some of it justified. But LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai rediscovered…

One of Paris’ most illustrious tailoring houses has opened the doors to its a new London boutique. LUX takes a…

facade of Victorian townhouse with red brick and white windows

London might seem spoilt for hotels, but if you’re looking for small-scale, intimate luxury it’s not so easy to find…

Woman wearing a bowling hat wearing jewellery

Founded in 1980 by Anthony and Diane Hirsh, luxury jewellery brand Hirsh is now under the creative direction of Jason…

Portraits hanging on red painted wall of a gallery

Tim Walker’s photographs are usually found on the glossy covers and pages of high-end fashion magazines, but his work holds…

Woman standing on cliff

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Abstract painting with geometric patterns

Argentinian artist Ruben Alterio is known for his large-scale abstract paintings, created in his Parisian studio, two floors up from…

People admiring artworks in a gallery

The launch event of Louis Roederer’s Brut Nature 2012 saw twelve students from the Royal Academy of Arts artistically interpret…

Man standing in front of street artwork

Philipp Plein is the partying designer for the Monaco private-jet set, who has also retained his status among fashion’s elite….

mixed medium ink painting with beige and black ink

Hong Kong-based artist Chloe Ho revives ancient techniques of Chinese ink painting with a contemporary perspective. Following the opening of…

Louis Roederer International Wine Awards

Last week, the 15th edition of the annual Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards took place at The Royal Academy…

colourful mist lit suspended in the air

Standing in front of Olafur Eliasson’s Beauty, a shimmering mist suspended by light, is both a grounding and unsettling experience….

installation view of a contemporary art exhibition

Lawrence Van Hagen set out to start a travel tech company, and somewhere along the way, ended up curating a…

Aerial view inside a bed making workshop

In 1905 The Savoy Hotel decided to create a bespoke bed for its guests, and so began the legacy of…

Dinner table laid out with champagne bottles and antique plates

This week, Ruinart opens the doors to a one bedroom luxury hotel concept created in collaboration with fashion designer Jonathan…

Luxury dining room area with contemporary stylish furnishings

Fashion designer Roksanda Ilinčić has curated the interiors of a penthouse apartment inside Gasholders London, a new residential development in…

Installation view of a contemporary art exhibition with round canvases

Last week, Mayfair’s JD Malat Gallery celebrated its one-year anniversary with a summer party and private view of a psychedelic…

Two women watch water rising up out of a surface in a black room

The Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson famously brought the sun to Tate Modern. He is now returning for a major retrospective…

Painting of a group of young women in a bedroom setting

Frank Cohen is one of the UK’s most renowned art collectors. Since selling his DIY business in 1997, he has…

Portrait of arts management agency founder Marine Tanguy

Marine Tanguy is the founder of arts talent agency MTArt, which represents the likes of Sarah Maple, Alexandra Lethbridge and…

Two young ballet dancers leaping in unison

This year, London Children’s Ballet is celebrating their 25th anniversary with a summer production of Ballet Shoes. LUX gets a…

Colourful interiors of a living room with velvet arm chairs and illustrated walls

This month, a new members’ club opened its doors in Marylebone, London. Sister to Home House, Home Grown is geared…

Mature model Mouchette Bell photographed against a white background

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Rachel Whiteread sculpture on the edge of a lake in the US

Rachel Whiteread, winner of the 2019 Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon award, has illuminated the world’s art scene with her blazing…

Eccentrically dressed artists pose in Bicester Village luxury retail destination

Today marks the beginning of luxury shopping destination Bicester Village’s springtime campaign featuring artists and designers from East London If…

Business woman Vicky Xu poses with a black horse

Vicky Xu, the head of Hong Kong venture capitalists Global Group’s new Lifestyle & Sports Club, has brought her lifelong…

Installation shot of a gallery exhibition showing digital videos

We live in interesting times – so interesting, in fact, that not only are artists using ever-newer technologies and digital…

Tom Pope performance artist pictured floating in mid air

What do you get when you squeeze all the opulence and exclusivity of a private members’ club into a box about the…

Portrait of art collector Aeneas Bastian

Established in 1989 by Celine and Heiner Bastian, BASTIAN opened its first gallery in 2007 in Berlin. Now, the gallery has…

Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG silver car pictured against blue sky

Our high-performance Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is transformed further by the simple expedients of an excellent annual service, and new high…

A Hong Kong market place at night photographed by @nelis_vansia

Has Instagram been taken over by fake follower fever, banal mirror selfies and blatant product promotion? Not if you’re one…

White cliffs of dover with the channel stretching into a blue horizon

The DFDS ferry from Dover to Calais only takes 90 minutes, but with beautiful views, good food, and the comforts…

close-up photo of SPMTE color bars

By Dylan Jones A LUX x ROSEWOOD COLLABORATION I remember the very first time I met Jonathan Ive [Apple’s chief…

Bird's eye shot of Canary Wharf, London at night with a sunset sky

Once an industrial dockyard, Canary Wharf Estate is now home to London’s most famous skyline of angular glass towers, but…

Aerial shot of Château de Versailles, France

Throughout Spring 2019, Sotheby’s will auction 75-limited edition cases from Château Mouton Rothschild to help fund restoration projects at the…

Book launch at Hatchard's London with Christmas decorations and guests chatting

Last week saw the launch of author and photographer Hossein Amirsadeghi’s latest book Equine Journeys: The British Horse World at Hatchard’s bookshop…

Anna Wallace-Thompson speaks to curator and artist Maryam Eisler about the characters in her latest book, Voices: East London, which…

an exhibition space of design pieces such as furniture and sculptures

With a gimlet eye for the latest and newest, LUX’s Cool Hunter and Digital Editor Millie Walton reveals what is…

gallery view of art exhibition with hanging punch bag and colourful paintings on the walls

Marking the centenary since some women won the right to vote in Britain, London’s newest Mayfair gallery Unit celebrates the…

Man testing wine from a line of oak barrels

The art of the Master Sommelier is steeped in tradition, but with the rise of ever-more sophisticated technology, Rebecca Gibb…

Washed out image of Girl sitting in a field in a white dress

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Image of an old empty swimming pool with a turquoise surface

Frieze art fair might be over, but London’s still the top destination for art this month, says Digital Editor Millie…

Performance art scene of people hanging over surrounded by mist and pink lights

As the world’s leading contemporary art galleries come together for this year’s Frieze London in Regent’s Park, Iwona Blazwick, director of…

view of luxury penthouse suite with wooden decking and outdoor seating areas

In 2006 British entrepreneur John Caudwell sold his pioneering telecommunications company, the Caudwell Group, which included high-street mobile phone retail…

Model poses against pale blue wall wearing ruffled collar shirt with short black hair

LUX contributing editor and model at Models 1, Charlie Newman continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about their…

Chelsea FC football players in their blue tracksuits standing outside of a Hublot shop front with Ricardo Guadalupe

Monday night saw the official opening of Hublot’s flagship boutique on New Bond Street Celebrities and fashionistas lined the pavements…

A grand hotel reception decorated in purple with gold and black detailing

Jacques Garcia is the master of decadent design. His portfolio includes the likes of Hôtel Costes in Paris, La Mamounia in Marrakech…

Entrepreneur Wendy Yu poses with locals from Rwanda

Wendy Yu – entrepreneur, investor, cultural ambassador, fashion devotee, and frequent flyer between Shanghai, Hong Kong, London and New York…

large contemporary lounge area with sofas and armchairs

Invitation only, private members club Wentworth is home to one of the UK’s most exclusive and historic golf courses. After…

Sommelier pouring wine in modern style kitchen

Last week Gaggenau’s 2018 UK Sommelier competition took place in London to decide which young sommelier would go on to…

Colour photograph of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo holding a traditional figurine against a blue door

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up is an examination of the creation of an artist – and a person, –…

stylish contemporary interiors of a lounge space with orange chairs, big glass windows and wooden detailing

Co-working spaces are already well integrated into our urban landscapes. Companies like WeWork provide communal offices for start-ups and self-employed…

Abstract black and white landscape painting by British artist John Virtue

This September, Fortnum & Mason in collaboration with art collector Frank Cohen will present an in-store exhibition of British landscape…

French-Iranian artist Sassan Behnam-Bakhtiar‘s latest exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery is refreshingly uncontroversial. And that’s the point. Aptly titled Oneness…

It was hand-painted handbags at dusk at the new, gallery-like Accessories Hall at Selfridges in London as Moynat, the uber-exclusive…

Johnny Hon, founder of venture capital and investment company Global Group, is on a mission to lower cultural and trade…

Eclectic, competitive and radical, Slam Poetry is a fringe form of spoken word poetry and protest, blurring the lines between…

Portrait of artist Viktor Wynd outside of his museum in east London,

Maryam Eisler is a busy woman; co-chair of the Tate’s MENAAC Acquisitions Committee,  member of the Tate International Council, trustee…

Balenciaga's envelope dress changed the shape of women's fashion

As the official London Fashion Week hotel, The May Fair has played host to some of the greatest names in…

London based artist Sam Winston created an installation of art and poetry whilst working in total darkness

Darkness heightens our senses, challenges our perceptions and opens up new creative visions, according to London based visual artist Sam…

Richard Mille Ambassador Mutaz Essa Barshim wearing the new RM

Ultra-luxe watchmaker Richard Mille combines artistry, technology, a nod to architecture, Kitty Harris speaks to their latest partner, Qatari Silver Olympic Highjump Medalist Mutaz…

Luxury eyewear brand Tom Davies women and mens glasses

Tom Davies is a British eyewear designer offering a truly bespoke service. Kitty Harris sits opposite the designer in his Royal…

poet, model and film-maker greta bellamacina

London-based Greta Bellamacina is one of those people who, once discovered, you can’t stop thinking about. Like a sleeper hit…

Luxury kitchen appliance brand, Gaggenau, gets creative with Brazilian-born artist, Mayra Sérgio, to host an exhibition, ‘Sensorial Shelter’, in their…

Wendy yu wears bespoke desinger dress

Wendy Yu is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, and the founder and CEO of Yu Capital. With investments in China and Europe…

Brainchild arts and music festival

LUX’s Contributing Poet Rhiannon Williams puts the spotlight on British poet Bridget Minamore this month, exploring her unique portrayal of…

London member's club

To those of a certain net worth and vintage, the name Annabel’s has for decades been synonymous with the finest…

Model and artist, Orla Carolin

LUX contributing editor and Storm model, Sydney Lima continues her online exclusive series, interviewing her peers about modelling life and…

London poetry muse

LUX’s Contributing Poet Rhiannon Williams discovers street poetry and protest is alive and thriving on the fringes of the international…

Sake No Hana Sakura celebrations

Mayfair’s Sake No Hana restaurant by the Hakkasan Group celebrates the Japanese ‘sakura’ season with an installation of intertwining cherry…

Labassa Wolfe

Fitzrovia’s latest opening, Labassa Woolfe is the brainchild of Johan Labassa, an antiques dealer, and Joe Woolfe, previously Retail Director…

Westminster School

Westminster School in London is probably the best school in the world. From Beijing to Buenos Aires, the global elite…

TeamLab Transcending Boundaries

Pace, one of the big five leading contemporary art galleries in the world represents more than 80 artists and estates,…

Garden maki sushi

Sushi Shop is a ground-breaking global sushi chain, combining takeaway casual, fine-dining quality, experimental cuisine, and collaborations with some of…

David Hockney exhibition london

As David Hockney approaches his 80th birthday, the Tate Britain celebrates his vast and varied body of work in the…

Reignwood group development, 10 Trinity square

As if opening the first luxury hotel in the City of London weren’t enough, Reignwood, which owns luxury real estate in Hawaii, Wentworth, and Voss water, among many other assets, has a bigger, bolder, and longer-term strategic aim. LUX Editor-in-Chief, Darius Sanai sat down with Songhau Ni in the Latour Room, to find out more.

In the heart of Knightsbridge overlooking one of London’s most beautiful garden squares is a new residential conversion that is…

Mr. Pig pop up by nobu's ex-head chef

Ex-Nobu head chef, Scott Hallsworth, provides Londoners with a rare insight into some of his favourite foods at a wonderfully wintery pop-up that will have your taste-buds tingling and your eyes all aglow this festive season.

Frieze Art Fair in Regents Park, London

The Frieze art fairs in London and New York are the reference points for the brave new world of contemporary art: at once ground-breaking and commercial, edgy and established, and a badge of honour for the galleries selected to sell there. Frieze co-founder Matthew Slotover talks to LUX Editor-in-Chief Darius Sanai about digital art, the future of culture, and new developments.

Cocktail from East London bar Discount Suit Company

Czech beers, Bloody Marys, live jazz and padron peppers, East London’s gastronomic scene is more vibrant than ever. Digital Editor, Millie Walton picks some of her favourite spots for drinking and dining in the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods

For the launch of her AW16 collection, luxury accessory designer Stefania Pramma teamed up with artist Sara Berman to create a playful installation of handbags and paintings, displayed for one night only in the colourful interiors of 5 Hertford Street’s exclusive nightclub, Loulou’s. Millie Walton spoke to the designer about her inspiration, Italian heritage and obsession with dogs.

Auoportait: an oil on canvas by Erik Bulatov

The investment potential of the best art will just keep on increasing, says Simon de Pury, one of the world’s most renowned auctioneers, as art becomes ever more aligned with high luxury. A continuation of our series on investment and business philosophy and strategy.

Caroline Davies speaks to the London entrepreneur turning junk into art, and supporting his local community and numerous charities in…

Marc Chagall’s star still shines bright today: the Russian-French Modernist is coveted by collectors and connoisseurs alike. Our columnist explains why…

London Fashion Week is an increasingly unmissable item on the global style calendar. With the help of Tom Ford and…

Art is becoming a luxury good for the elite: but if it does so, it will die. R.J. MALONE takes…

It’s the combination of history, hospitality and a superb location in the heart of South Kensington that makes Cranley Hotel…

It is a quarter of a century since Nobu Matsuhisa first teamed up with Robert De Niro to open a…

Does make-up all look the same to you? Are you tired of telling your Revlon from your Lancôme? If that’s…

It may not have the adrenaline rush of free falling from an airplane but for our columnist there is nothing…

  Mayfair is so 2012. The future of London retail, art, cuisine, and trends, is east, on the grimy streets…

DESIGNERS ARE SETTING THEIR SIGHTS ON THE NEXT GENERATION, AS THE FIRST GLOBAL KIDS FASHION WEEK IN LONDON PROVED High fashion for…

From ‘Princess Kate’ Middleton to Lady Gaga, celebrities are nobody without a Philip Treacy hat. But what drives London’s divine…

  ROJA DOVE’S SCENTS ARE THE ROLLS ROYCES OF THE PERFUME WORLD. AND THE FLAMBOYANT ENGLISHMAN WHO HAS REWRITTEN THE…

DARIUS SANAI’S Luxury travel views Where our Editor-in-Chief ponders culinary conundrums from his sojourns around the world Not so long…

Michelin stars are so twentieth century. Karys Webber rounds up 21 establishments around the world where you can have a…

ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS, AS DISCIPLINES MERGE, EVERYTHING IS BLENDING INTO ONE CREATIVE-SCIENTIFIC PARTY. Karys Webber SCOURS THE WORLD FOR SOME…

Art Hong Kong

TIM ETCHELLS FOUNDED ART HONG KONG, WHICH HAS NOW BEEN TAKEN OVER BY ART BASEL AND IS THE LEADING ART…

SIR TERENCE CONRAN IS A MAN WHO CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD THINKS ABOUT DESIGN. AND HE WANTS TO DO…

Serena Morton had a unique challenge to curate an art collection for one of London’s landmark historic buildings, now an…

Interior design and homewares are undergoing a boom to parallel the explosion in the art market. Karys Webber seeks out…