• She’s Still Got The X-Factor

    She’s Still Got The X-Factor

    Since winning X Factor in 2008, a lot has happened to this 23-year-old  girl. She’s got a new single out and there’s rumours about a new boyfriend. JAKE PHILLIPS writes. Alexandra Burke has been out and about promoting her new single ‘Elephant’, featuring Erick Morillo, released via RCA Records on March 11th 2012. The track is the first single to be taken [...]

  • Michael Bublé – The Family Man

    Michael Bublé – The Family Man

    He’s got it all. The success, the good looks, the voice and the fame. But Michael Bublé is still a real person, as LEAH THOMSON finds out… Michael Bublé has it all. Pin-up looks, a stunning new wife, 35 million record sales – he even owns his own ice hockey team, The Vancouver Giants. But he’s the first to admit that when [...]

  • Iron Lady: We chat to Meryl Streep

    Iron Lady: We chat to Meryl Streep

    In a beautiful but contentious adaptation of Margaret Thatcher’s time as Prime Minister, Meryl Streep deals with the sensitive issue of dementia. But how did she prepare herself? Rachel Clark writes. Portraying one of the most loved and hated characters of British politics of the 20th century was always going to be a mammoth task. And Meryl Streep wasn’t going [...]

  • Exclusive: Florence & The Machine

    Exclusive: Florence & The Machine

    Florence and the machine have managed to avoid the dreaded second album syndrome with ‘Ceremonials’, which went straight in at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Lead singer Florence Welch’s debut album ‘Lungs’ also reached number one in the UK charts, won the Brit Award for Mastercard British Album, and peaked at number fourteen in America’s Billboard chart. She has [...]

  • Win tickets to Renovating Show

    Win tickets to Renovating Show

    Life&Style Magazine, in conjunction with NOW Homes, are giving away 30 pairs of FREE tickets to the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show at the NEC in Birmingham from March 29th – April 1st, 2012. The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the UK’s biggest, dedicated self-build & renovation event. This year it will be packed to the rafters with free [...]

  • A ‘natural’ look for your kitchen

    A ‘natural’ look for your kitchen

    Chris Ashwin – of bespoke kitchen company Hill Farm Furniture – talks about the trend towards a natural look for today’s kitchens. Despite the recent fashion of glossy kitchens and sleek lines, there is a timeless elegance and warmth that you can only get from a country-style English kitchen – a kitchen that is truly the heart of the home. [...]

  • Stylish new hotel in Nottingham

    Stylish new hotel in Nottingham

    A new 76-room, 4 star hotel located in the fashionable Lace Market area of Nottingham has recently opened its doors. Originally a coaching inn, the building that houses the new Mercure Hotel was constructed in 1822. The building has undergone a complete renovation, transforming it into a chic, contemporary hotel. At the same time, the hotel exudes a sense of [...]

  • Luxe for less

    Luxe for less

    It’s not uncommon for homeowners to get the itch to move when they’ve been in their house awhile. While just picking up and moving isn’t an option for most of us, there’s another approach that people are taking: Refreshing their house to create a high-impact, high-style look, but doing it in a way that’s cost effective. You don’t need to [...]

  • Take care of yourself

    Take care of yourself

    It can feel difficult – if not impossible – to find time to care for yourself in the daily hustle and bustle, particularly during the festive season. But at the same time, everyone wants to look good, feel good and be healthy. There’s truth in the idea that sometimes you need to put yourself first. Looking good and feeling good [...]

  • Tallento Excellente

    Tallento Excellente

    A simple meeting at a dinner party led flamboyant Italians Pierfrancesco Gigliotti and Maurizio Modica to create one of the world’s most stunning and cutting edge fashion labels. Pierfrancesco Gigliotti grew up in Calabria, a region in the south of Italy with a population of just over 2 million. “I had a really nice childhood, I don’t have any brothers [...]