This Month We Love Spring Living
This season, our collections take inspiration from some of the finest and most enduring art forms in the world – Majolica ceramics and the coloured glass of Murano. Majolica is a distinctive type of tin glazed earthenware, which began its life in the potteries of the Italian Renaissance in the 16th century. www.designersguild.com
Mother’s Day Delights 2017
For the ultimate in Mother’s Day treats see our collection of mouth-watering and luxury delights!
Mother’s Day Dining at Sopwell House (www.sopwellhouse.co.uk)
For a relaxing and indulgent Mother’s Day, Sopwell House is offering a wide selection of dining options for you and your mum to enjoy. The Brasserie is the perfect location for a relaxed family lunch as it is offering a Mothering Sunday Buffet. High in demand in The Restaurant, Cocktail Bar and Conservatory is the Champagne Afternoon Tea. A delicious spread of sandwiches, home-baked scones and intricate cakes is paired with Champagne for additional indulgence. To entertain the whole family, Sopwell House is offering an extravagant, grand buffet lunch in its impressive banqueting space – the St Alban Suite.
Rockin’ Mother’s Day at K West Hotel & Spa (www.k-west.co.uk)
To celebrate the leading ladies in your life, the Glam Rock Afternoon Tea will be served with a glass of pink bubbles for two guests, a Doisy & Dam chocolate bar and a complimentary spa gift for all mothers. For the encore, K West is also offering a voucher for 20% off any treatment at the award-winning K Spa. The Glam Rock Mother’s Day package is priced at £37.50 per person, available between 1pm – 6pm, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2017.
Hot Brands Cool Places – The Travel Issue – February 2017
Welcome to our Travel issue, packed full of wonderful escapes both at home and away for 2017.
We include highlights from Luxury Travel: All-time Favourites created by Carrier in recognition of its 35th anniversary this year– a nostalgic round-up of where to go in 2017, as chosen by a panel of experts at the forefront of luxury travel, including in-the-know travel journalists, well-known personalities and Carrier’s knowledgeable destination experts.
We also have an inspiring interview with one of our favourite authors, best selling romantic novelist, Katie Fforde.
As we approach the half-term holiday, we share ideas of places to visit, to start enjoying the fresh air of spring as well as ways to kick start the new year with healthy eating.
We also have a selection of delightful and inspiring books to help you learn new crafting techniques and create beautiful projects, plus our usual Beauty Round-Up.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Style 2017
Here is our round up of places to go and treats for Valentine’s Day.
The Royal Exchange partners with Lulu Guinness for month-long Valentine’s collaboration
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, The Royal Exchange has teamed up with Lulu Guinness to bring a splash of chic style to the Grand Café and Threadneedle Bar. From 8 February to 10 March, guests will be able to enjoy an exclusive range of cocktails and desserts inspired by the luxury British accessories designer, while the Grand Café will be adorned with decorations that exude Lulu’s striking and distinctive style.
Cocktails will include the Dark Kiss Fizz with plum sake, Staibano Lemon Cream Liqueur, Chambord, chocolate bitters, and prosecco, while Executive Head Chef, Stefano Leone, has created the Stripes & Lips dessert exclusively for the collaboration. There will also be a further incentive to enjoy this wonderful collaboration, with guests who spend over £50 at The Royal Exchange receiving a £15 voucher for purchases over £100 at Lulu Guinness, while those spending over £75 at Lulu Guinness receiving one complimentary Lulu Guinness cocktail, and those spending over £100 receiving two complimentary cocktails.
About Hot Brands Cool Places, the online luxury lifestyle magazine
We are a well-established online luxury lifestyle magazine, and Directory of Leading Lifestyle and Travel Brands, celebrating our 10th anniversary year (2006-2016). Hot Brands, Cool Places is a vibrant and definitive collection of the hottest brands and the coolest places. With sources of exquisite gifts, elegant designs for the home, adorable childrenswear, beautiful accessories for brides, inspiring travel destinations and much more!
As well as interesting news and reviews, we also introduce you to an eclectic mix of boutique hotels, superb restaurants, specialist shops, and inspiring places to visit presented in a dynamic online environment where our visitors can find everything that they need to achieve the lifestyle that they desire.