Opulence and style: two words that represent a lifestyle that many subscribe or wish to subscribe to, a lifestyle brimming with fast cars, first class seats and bespoke items.
Since luxury is naturally always in vogue, there are unsurprisingly a vast number of avenues through which lovers of lavishness can find their perfect possessions and exercise their moneyed pastimes. However with so many sites out there, how can the astute separate the classy from the cud? Here are some of our favourite sites for those that simply love luxury living.
Food & Drink
Eating well is something everyone can attest to adoring, though it can be difficult to find excellent restaurants and delicious recipes amongst the millions of lesser articles cluttering the internet. For those that love to cook, Utterly Gourmet is a must. The do it yourself culinary blog is bursting with recipes and hints for cooks, featuring diverse recipes that include savoury pancakes with dried cherries and prosciutto and beetroot cake with dried cranberries. For those that prefer eating out, The Amateur Gourmet is great for covering haunts in the US, and for those in the UK, Gourmet Gorro has reviews of all of the most sumptuous locations.
Going to see and opera or a symphonic performance are usually entertainments associated with luxury, but there’s plenty more things to do out there that don’t conform to these rather nineteenth century stereotype. Who doesn’t enjoy a game of something on their tablet nowadays, and Uptown Aces’ VIP Club is a must for those that want a little excitement from the comfort of their living room, positively spoiled by big buy-ins and ridiculously large prizes. For more outward excursions, Decorating Diva has lots of lifestyle and entertainment suggestions for when you can’t stand staying in.
We all like to look good, but for many strolling through the high-end shopping districts is a far too time-consuming endeavour; take a look at these luxury fashion blogs instead! Style Salvage is a must for male fashion, offering users interviews with style gurus, articles examining the new male catwalk trends, and insights into style prerogatives themselves.
Ladies, don’t despair, there’s great sites for you too; Net-A-Porter is a sublime site brimming with sartorial insights, lists of garments-that-go and an encompassing number of articles on pretty much every type of garment that exists! The site is presented in a magazine-like form, contents and all, making this one excellent for even those that bemoan using the net.