National Luxury and Lifestyle awards

Annie PalmerAnnie PalmerJune 5, 2015
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Victoria Beckham, Louis Vuitton, Marina Rinaldi, Prada, St. Moriz, Bare Minerals,  American Express,  Harrods, Quintessentially,  Tiffany & Co, Rolex, are just a few of the many luxury brands nominated by over 75,940 luxury consumers for the prestigious 5th annual National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards 2015. The National Luxury and Lifestyle Awards are a British awards ceremony held by London’s No.1 Luxury and Lifestyle magazine, Chelsea Monthly in conjunction with Luxury Weekly  .

The award show celebrates the best luxury products, brands and services with all nominations submitted by luxury consumers and public voting online at chelseamonthly.com and Luxury Weekly .

The winners will be announced at the hotly anticipated National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards poll winners party on the 30th of July 2015 filmed and broadcast on  the Luxury Weekly show on Showcase, Sky 192 and Freesat 402.

A coveted National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards nomination is a mark of excellence and an exclusive unique selling point as an emblem of quality for all brands targeting the luxury audience.

From March, luxury consumers have submitted nominations across over 17 categories at chelseamonthly.com and over 75,940 took part this year (2015) with the buying public choosing their favorite luxury products, brands and services. This week, voting starts on the 8th of June at www.chelseamonthly.com  and  www.luxuryweekly.co.uk

Lucy Coleman, Editor at Chelsea Monthly commented “The list of brands nominated this year shows that there is a consistent rise of luxury consumers. The majority of luxury consumers define luxury now by intrinsic values such as quality, exclusivity and craftsmanship, over external factors like brand visibility. Most luxury consumers are advocates for brands they like , with ninety percent speaking about brands, their key motivations being superior quality, design and customer service.”

The National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards are fast becoming the mark of distinction that celebrates brands who go that extra mile to provide a better service, and this year we have introduced the nominees’ plaque of excellence. Each nominee will receive an official NLLA 2015 plaque to commemorate their nomination.

The winners will be announced at the prestigious poll winners party taking place at No.41, Mayfair. London W1 on the 30th of July 2015

Find the Official Nominations for the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards 2015:


Best Luxury Hotel

Seaham Hall, Seaham
Arch Hotel, London
The Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
Corinthia Hotel, London
Mayfair Hotel, London
Rosewood, London
The Kensington Hotel, London
Westbury, London
The Soho Hotel, London
Gidleigh Park Hotel,Chagford
South Place Hotel, London


Best Luxury Spa

SenSpa at Careys Manor, New Forest
The Scarlet, Cornwall
Ockenden Manor Hotel & Spa, West Sussex
Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire
Lime Wood, New Forest, Hampshire
The Lowry, Manchester
The Grove, Hertfordshire
Bovey Castle, Dartmoor
Harmony at The Haven, Dorset Spas

Best Bar

Bar 45, Park Lane
Orrery Terrace Rooftop, London
The Bloom Gin Rooftop, Garden Bar
Sushisamba London
Apotheca, Manchester
Oxo Tower, London
The Artesian, Langham Hotel, London
Radio Rooftop Bar – ME London Hotel
Tonic & Remedy, London
BYOC, Camden , London
Bar 45, Park Lane
Madison Rooftop bar


Restaurant of the Year 2015

New Angel Restaurant, Notting Hill
Gows Restaurant, London
Hutong at The Shard, London
Tarts Kitchen, London
Gordon Ramsey, Chelsea
Nipa Thai Restaurant, London
The Fat Duck, Bray
Shaka Zulu, London
SushiSamba London
The Ivy Chelsea Garden
Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham
Aumbry, Prestwich, Manchester
Le Gavroche Mayfair
The Refinery, Regents Place
Bury Court, London
The Lucky Pig, Fulham
Giglamesh, London


Best Online Retailer 2015

Net-a-porter.com
qvc.com
farfetch.com
stylebop.com
notjustalabel.com
secretsales.com
modaoperandi.com
shoescribe.com
mrporter.com
brandalley.com
Harveynichols.com
marinarinaldi.com

Best Luxury High Street Retailer

House of Fraser
Harrods
Ella Boutique
Tiffany & Co
Louis Vitton
Igloo Clothing
Hamleys
Harvey Nichols
Ozwald Boateng
Fortnum & Mason
Vivienne Westwood


Best Fashion Brand

Calvin Klein
Marina Rinaldi
Dior
Burberry
Louis Vuitton
Manolo Blahnik
Chanel
Armani
Victoria Beckham
Prada
Victoria’s Secret

 

Best Cosmetics Brand 2015
Etude
Decleor
Bare Minerals
St. Moriz
Urban Decay
Natura Bisse
Prai
Alpha H
Oriflame
Best Health product
Wellman
Imedeen Prime Renewal Skin Collagen
Philip Kingsley PK 4 Supplements Trio 90
Natura Vitalis Original Spirulets 1500 Tablets
Barbel Drexel Astaxanthin Energy Drink
Best Luxury Resort 2015
Four Seasons Resort, Bora, Bora
JA ManaFaru, Maldives
Fairmont Royal Pavillion, Barbados
Paradise Island Resort, Samoa
Unna Resort, Barbados
Forte Village, Sardegna, Calagari
Non Such Bay Resort, Antigua
Vila Vita Parc, Algarve
Best Travel Destination
Switzerland
Barbados
Thailand
Antigua
Samoa
Turkey
Monaco
St. Barthelemy
Morocco
South Africa
Maldives
Dubai


Best Fragrance 2015

Liz Earle Botanical Essence No1 50ml
TOVA Fragrance Trio 50ml
Lalique L’Amour Eau de Parfum 50ml
Penhaligon’s 2 Piece Lily of the Valley
Miller Harris 3 Piece Eau de Parfum

 

Best Luxury Salon 2015
Headmasters, Nationwide
Taylor Taylor London
Four, Conduit Street, London
Philip Kingsley Clinic
The Hairven Hair Salon
Bella and Beau, Notting Hill
Percy & Reed
Martyn Maxey, Marylebone
The Soho Salon
Andrew Barton, Covent Garden
Nicky Clarke Hair Salon

Best Luxury VIP & Concierge brand
Quintessentially
American Express
Ten Lifestyle Conci .erge
Privee Concierge
Envy Group
Mensos Concierge
Prime Lifestyle
Bon Vivant


Best Golf Brand

Tiitleist
Garmin
UKKO
Honma
Wonderful World of Golf
Callaway
Odyssey
Cobra
Aquastum
Druh


Best Luxury Watch Brand

Apple Watch
Rolex
Girard Perregeaux
A. Lange & Söhne
Audemars Piguet Royal Offshore
Baume et Mercier Clifton
Panerai Radiomir 1940
Patek Philippe
Vacheron Constantin


Best Private Jet Hire company

Exact Aviation
Fly Victor
FlyLea
FlyBlink
Skytime Jets

Best Airline
Virgin Atlantic
Emirates
British Airways
Etiad
Air New Zealand
Thai Airways
Virgin Austalia
Singapore Airlines
Qatar Airways
Cathay Pacific

Voting goes live on the 10th of June 2015 till the 20th of July 2015 @ Chelsea Monthly- NLLA Voting


Kristina FosterKristina FosterJuly 15, 2014
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London needs as many rooftop bars as it can get during the summer, having only a small window to enjoy those blazing hot days and steamy nights. This is perhaps why the French Provincial restaurant, Orrery, Marylebone, does so well as we need people who understand sunshine to know the dynamics of rooftop sunning. Their roof terrace doubles up as a beautiful bar taking inspiration from the back gardens of Provence. It’s dotted with tea-lamps, olive trees, and of course those familiar lavender rows that we cannot help but associate with the smell of French sun. As the wine boxes cum plant-pots suggest, there is an array of amazing wines and of course champagne that you can sip and enjoy in the open air.

The Orrery Terrace Rooftop has been nominated this year for the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards in the best bar category. You can vote for them from the 19th of July 2014 here.


Kristina FosterKristina FosterJuly 15, 2014
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Situated in the pastoral New Forest in Hampshire, The Lime Wood spa, The Herb House breathes relaxation and simplicity from its roof-top herb garden down to its wooden floor boards to the all-round fragrance of lavender, rosemary and thyme. The spa designers have tried their best and succeeded in delivering an out-of the-box spa experience, it quite literally tears down walls and puts up glass windows so that you can take in the forest views from the sauna and 16 metre lap-pool. The steaming hot tub looks like a bubbling natural spring caged in wooden decking. The rooftop herbs of course also go into the food at their Raw & Cured restaurant which serves up fresh vegetarian delights such as a tomato and date salad but also cured meat from their own ‘Smoke House’. The epitome of laid-back luxury and a natural invigorating experience.

 

The Lime Wood’s Herb House has been nominated this year for the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards in the luxury spas category. You can vote for them from the 19th of July 2014 here.


Kristina FosterKristina FosterJuly 15, 2014
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The Doyle Collections’ Kensington Hotel first caught our eye when they revealed one of the biggest suites in London, boasting an impressive three bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living rooms. All the rooms combine classic English style with modern touches to give that warm, homey feeling that may be hard to find in the whirlwind of London. With roaring open fires and unbeatable afternoon teas, The Kensington truly offers the best of English hospitality on the doorstep of the best of London’s attractions.

The Kensington Hotel has been nominated this year for the National Luxury & Lifestyle Awards in the luxury hotels category. You can vote for them from the 19th of July 2014 here


Kristina FosterKristina FosterJuly 8, 2014
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We caught up with one of London’s hottest up and coming club DJs, DJ Vik Toreus.

 

CM: At what stage in your life did you realise that you had a passion for playing music?

DJ Vik Toreus: At about seven or eight years old I started learning guitar and piano and I’ve always been interested in music, which slowly led to where I am today

 

CM: What inspires you?

DJ Vik Toreus: There were no DJ’s that particularly excited me but more the experience of the nightlife and seeing people perform, but when I started getting into it and practicing and doing gigs, I started following DJ’s more and more.

 

CM: I listened to your Blueberry Nation compilation mix, sound cloud, very eclectic, how would you describe your musical style.

DJ Vik Toreus: A mishmash of different genres, I play a bit of everything so it’s hard to narrow it down to one particular style, but generally I like to play happy, uplifting music. It’s a combination of house, RnB, old skool hip-hop, things that make people happy.

 

CM: The name ‘DJ Vik Toreus’…how did you come up with it?

DJ Vik Toreus: My real name is Vik. I’d been DJing for years with HV entertainment, a mobile disco company that I run with a business partner. I never really had a DJ title but when I started getting more into clubs I needed to make more of a brand name for myself. DJ Vick was a bit too clichéd, it wasn’t something that stood out. I went a bit back and forth over it because I didn’t want to make something completely fake. I wanted a cool name that had a part of me in it. I stuck with DJ Vik Toreus and I think it rolls off the tongue quite easily! Now all my friends are calling me DJ Vik Toreus, so it was the right choice.

 

CM: The name almost sounds like an alter ego, would you say that playing music makes you act different than in every day life?

DJ Vik Toreus: I don’t think it’s an alter ego but when I DJ it’s quite similar to how I am in person. They the way I dress, my image it’s how I am in person when I go out. It’s not like I’m quiet in the day or crazy in the night!

 

CM: Okay so your Blueberry nation mix CD is out on the 31st of July, can you tell us what people should expect? 

DJ Vik Toreus: It’s being presented at the National Luxury & Lifestyle awards poll winners party so it’s being launched on that day. We’ll be handing out copies at the event. It’s going to be similar to the usual stuff, commercial deep-house, RnB, still very eclectic, very easy listening, something you can pop in to your car and listen too while you’re driving or at the gym.

 

CM: Top 3 venues you’ve played at?

DJ Vik Toreus: Home House London, Shaka Zulu in Camden, and a tie between Pacha London and the O2

 

CM: What are you’re top three international destinations to play at in the future?

DJ Vik Toreus: Las Vegas, Ibiza and…China.

 

CM: China?? That’s very interesting…

I’ve been there a few times on vacation and there’s a market out there which a lot of people don’t realise, but they are very into the same kind of music that we’re into like hip-hop, RnB and house music. They have a lot of energy, they want to party and there’s a lot of talent out there.

 

CM: What are you listening to on your Ipod at this present moment?

DJ Vik Toreus: Jeremiah, Don’t tell ‘em,

 

CM: Worst songs of all time?

DJ Vik Toreus: Aqua- Barbie girl and Bob the builder

 

CM: Let’s play the “either/or” game?

CM: Beach or city?

City

CM: Tina Turner or Lana del Rey?

Tina Turner

CM: Mac or PC?

Mac

CM: Ketchup or Mayonnaise?

Ketchup

 

DJ Vik Toreus’s Blueberry Nation mix CD is out on the 31st of July . Catch Vik Toreus live at the National Luxury Lifestyle Awards Poll winners party on the 31st of July 2014 @ No.41 , Mayfair. W1

https://soundcloud.com/viktoreus/viktoreus-secret-radio-show-3



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