Features - Luxe

Aqua Cycling

The Tour de France is watched by millions in complete admiration as cyclists battle through 21 gruelling stages, burning thousands of calories each day as they go in search of that coveted yellow jersey.

How fragrance lifts mood

As it turns out, we don’t just like fragrances for their sweet smell: they also make us feel a certain way. The sense of scent requires the least amount of processing through the various nerves of our senses  its like direct dialling right to the brain. Pleasant smells lower the heart rate, while volatile substances, like those in the scent of lemon, stimulate us when molecules quickly evaporate as they hit our olfactory nerves.

Articles - Luxe

luxe - Miss Clara by Nobis, Stockholm

One of Stockholms most treasured art nouveau buildings, the former Ateneum school for girls has been transformed into a sleek Scandinavian hotel in the evolving City district.

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fine food - World Cup winning restaurants

With the football World Cup in Brazil now in the knockout stages, we highlight three knockout restaurants from the three countries to have won the last three FIFA World Cups.

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fine food - Summer fruit sorbets

A dairy-free and low-fat alternative to ice cream or gelato, a zesty sorbet makes the ideal dessert or refreshing palate-cleanser. Here are three must-try spots from around the world.

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What to eat this Ramadan

Contrary to popular belief (and cravings after a long day of fasting), it’s not advisable to indulge in sugary, fatty foods during Suhoor or Iftar. It’s important to follow a diet similar to one’s non-Ramadan diet to avoid drastic weight gain or unhealthy side-effects. What’s more, Ramadan is all about modesty, discipline, and cleansing your body, and these foods and tips for healthy Ramadan eating will ensure optimal health during the Holy Month.

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The ABC of Vitamins

During the month of Ramadan, be sure to stock up on these vitamins for energy and proper nutrition. But do keep in mind that it’s always good to consult with your doctor before taking any supplements – they will be able to best advise you on just what, and how much, your body needs.

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luxe - SLS Hotel South Beach

Creativity and design innovation lap on Miami’s shores more often than a Caribbean wave.

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luxe - Tropical seclusion at Kandolhu Resort

This newly opened resort combines contemporary luxury with the intimacy of a small island.

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Mangoes

More than half the world’s mango crop is grown in India, and fortunately for us, it’s just coming into season. Here are three great places to appreciate this versatile fruit.

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What to eat this summer

Along with being one of the most fun seasons of the year for outdoor activity, summer can also be one of the most dangerous for the body, due to exhaustion, dehydration, and sun damage. It is often said that you are what you eat, so this summer, make these summer superfoods (and drinks) a mainstay in your kitchen.

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