In 2020, we’ve had more time on our hands than ever, and have found ourselves at a loose end more than we’d care to admit thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 lockdowns. If you’ve exhausted all of your reading materials by now – in some cases, several times over – then you might be wondering how exactly to fill your downtime in 2021. And, if you’ve spent far too much time online shopping and have grown bored of your usual haunts, then the thought of browsing your favourite luxury stores may no longer hold quite the same appeal.
Thankfully, there is no shortage online – you just have to know where to look. So, to keep you occupied and inspired into 2021, we’ve rounded up some of the best high-end websites, blogs and stores for all tastes.
Best for men’s style: The Gentleman’s Journal
This luxury website for men covers everything from fashion to style and grooming, and is aimed at the sartorial man who isn’t prepared to compromise on looking his best. Offering up expert tips and advice to help you ensure that you’re ahead of the style curve at all times, it’s a hub of inspiration and information that will keep you on top of the latest fashion trends and facial hair fads all year round.
Touching on business, lifestyle and food and drink too, it should definitely be added to your reading list for 2021. You’ll wonder how you ever did without it.
Best for interior design: Artisan Abode
Luxury interior design studio, Artisans and Artists, was founded in 2009 by Susan Folwell and Robert Allen – business and life partners – and in the spring of 2019, in celebration of ten years of working with clients who are looking to achieve the very best out of their lavish homes, the Artisan Abode website was born. Sitting as an online offering alongside the bricks-and-mortar showroom, based in a pretty Italianate Victorian townhouse in Ashburton, Devon, it has fast become the go-to for those looking for unique and beautiful home furnishings.
Artisan Abode works alongside some of the very best makers, artists, artisans and craftspeople to bring its customers exceptional quality antique and one-off items that are not found on the high street, offering up some of the very best brands in the business.
Best for mobile gaming
In a year where the glitz and glamour of a night at the casino has started to feel like a thing of the past, there’s no doubt that the high-rollers amongst you are missing a good game of poker, baccarat or roulette, and with more people than ever logging onto online casinos to get their fill, plus no obvious end in sight to the ongoing global pandemic, it’s a trend that’s set to continue well into 2021.
Casinostoplay.com is a complete guide to the UK’s best casino sites, and your first port of call for finding which one to head to next. It’s also a leading provider of industry news, and has been playing and rating casinos for over a decade – making it well placed to advise you on the pick of the bunch.
Best for women’s fragrances: Penhaligon’s
Whilst Penhaligon’s might not exactly be new to the party, it remains our top choice for sourcing luxury women’s fragrances, not least thanks to the fact that it has been – in their words – ‘scenting the great and good of society for 150 years’ – and is rather well versed in the matter as a result.
Penhaligon’s doesn’t just do fragrances – they do fragrances that have been specially formulated for royalty and other inimitable icons. If it has the royal stamp of approval, then it certainly has ours, and with an array of sumptuous timely scents for both daytime and evening, you can expect opulent packaging, lavish label designs and scents you’ll practically want to take a bath in.
Best for luxury travel
We’re certainly not ones to blow our own trumpet, but at LLM – Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, we make it a priority to bring you the latest and greatest in luxury travel, worldwide. With a team of writers who relentlessly scour the globe in pursuit of the most opulent experiences, outstanding five-star hotels and beautiful destinations, we aim to bring you even more inspiration in 2021 – especially when there’s so much lost time to be made up for, after the trying year we’ve all had thanks to Covid-19.
So, if you’re dreaming of a luxury getaway or two in the next twelve months, then look no further – because we’ve got some exciting ideas and inspiration in store for you that we just can’t wait to share.