The Luxe Company | Blog

03/05/2018

What exactly is ‘style’?

Brian Marshall, Director of luxury lifestyle boutique The Luxe Company tries to get to the crux of the matter. It’s an age-old question that has so many subjective answers. Everyone has an opinion but let’s try to by-pass subjectivity and aim to get to the essence of what style actually is. So, where should we start? Maybe it’s easier to start with what style isn’t. Well, in our humble opinion, style is not fashion. That’s another can of worms entirely. In the words of Yves Saint Laurent, ‘Fashions come and... Read More

13/02/2018
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Boxing clever??

So, we’re coming up to two years old. How time flies! But how should we celebrate? Well I’m sure there’ll be a glass of fizz or two alongside the lunchtime Luxe Company sandwich that day, but we thought we’d use this milestone to raise our game a little, so we put our thinking caps on and worked out what needed attention. We like to think that The Luxe Company name pretty much tells you what we’re about. ‘Luxury, style, elegance’ is our tag line and we like to live by... Read More

10/02/2018

Luxe Life: A little slice of Cotswold luxury – The Lygon Arms, Broadway

Imagine a hotel where roaring log-burning open fireplaces hint at its roots dating from the 1300’s. Picture a Great Hall with a vaulted ceiling and original wood panelling built in the seventeenth century. Visit a hotel that has been coloured by the characters of history. At The Lygon Arms, Broadway, you can stay in the suite that Oliver Cromwell stayed in the night before the Battles of Worcester in 1651. The Lygon Arms has roots reaching right into the 1300’s. It’s a historic hotel in the Cotswolds, with a typically... Read More

10/02/2018
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The secrets of Hotel Bedroom Chic

  “Luxury hotel bedroom.” It’s a phrase that instantly conjures up an image of stylish interiors, intimate lighting, sumptuous soft furnishings and extravagant little details. But it doesn’t have to end when you check out. Follow our  guide and you can create your own little slice of luxury in your own five star boudoir. Step 1 – Luxurious Linen. If there’s one thing that says luxury hotel it’s quality bed linen. Buy the best you can afford. Consider it an investment rather than a luxury as it will pay you... Read More

11/09/2016
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The Luxe Company Cocktail Masterclass: Extra Dry Martini

A Vodka Martini is perhaps the all-time classic cocktail, beloved of the rich and famous, fabulous and fictional, the world over. Nothing says sophistication quite like a dry martini, but the debate on whether it should be shaken or stirred, as in the video below, rages on. Here’s our view on this major debate: James Bond’s famous tag line is actually a reversal of the original quote from Fleming’s books. The author used the line “stirred not shaken” to add yet another facet to Bond’s cool image. If a Martini is... Read More

11/09/2016
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L’Agent AW16 collection – sexy with attitude

Here at The Luxe Company we’re excited to have received the first delivery of our new L’Agent by Agent Provocateur AW16 collection. Click HERE to see the brand pages on the website. Featuring a range of vibrant colours that L’Agent has become known for, the collection has a youthful, fresh, bold, and feminine feel.  L’Agent is well known for it’s ethos of celebrating and empowering women and this collection ticks all those boxes and then some. As one would expect from this premium designer brand, the collection is provocative whilst leaving something to the imagination. The designs have a very British... Read More

28/08/2016
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The Luxe Company Cocktail Masterclass: The Bellini

Welcome to the second part of our cocktails masterclass. At The Luxe Company we’re always up for a celebration, especially if it involves a bit of bubbly, so much so that we’ve added a fabulous Leather Handled Champagne Bath to our product range. Check it out on the site – click HERE to visit the Product Page. With its classic champagne hammered finish and stylish leather handles, this champagne bath will not only keep your bottles of bubbly cool but it will look good doing it! Now if there’s anything better than a glass of... Read More

20/08/2016
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The Luxe Company Cocktail Masterclass: The Cosmopolitan

Here at The Luxe Company we like to enjoy a cocktail or two now and then, so much so that we added the fabulous Milan Cocktail Shaker to our product list. Click HERE to visit the Product Page. Our cocktail shaker is a traditional ‘Manhattan’ style rather then the ‘Boston’ glass and metal shaker style featured in the video below, but we think it’s the safer option as there’s less chance of it spilling! (A recommendation born out of unfortunate experience, we might add!) Now as we all know, it’s no... Read More

20/08/2016
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7 Fabulous Lifestyle Decor Ideas for Reindeer Hides

As those summer nights start to slip away and thoughts turn towards Autumn & Winter what could be more cozy than snuggling up beneath a Reindeer skin? Luxurious, practical and versatile, here’s a few ways to use your reindeer hide to add impact to your home. (Reindeer hides are now in stock at https://www.theluxecompany.co.uk/gifts-c5/furnishings-decor-c55/lx-by-luxe-reindeer-hide-fur-rug-p417 ) Buy yours with a clear conscience in the knowledge that our hides are a natural by-product from the Scandinavian meat industry and they are not sourced from flocks farmed purely for their fur. Use them in the... Read More

30/07/2016
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Luxe Life: L’Auberge du Père Bise, Talloires, France

  There are some experiences in life that become benchmarks against which all else is judged. Such is the case with our recent visit to L’Auberge du Père Bise. This stunning restaurant and boutique hotel, situated in the picture postcard perfect Bay of Talloires on the shore of Lake Annecy is a true jewel in it’s surrounding stunning landscape. We arrived after a full day’s drive from the Italian Riviera to find ourselves entranced by the stunning azure blue of the lake, reputedly the purest water in Europe. The picture below looking through the window... Read More