New Year, New You – Our Holiday Experiences Gift Inspiration

Think outside the box! Create rich, new memories with your holiday gifts, whether for your loved ones, your friends or yourself.  Positive Luxury brings you a list of incredible experiences to help inspire the spirit of giving this season… or just pamper yourself! 




Make your next great escape a gastronomic delight at a winery destination, courtesy of Rusticae Hotels. Rusticae focuses on promoting a ‘quality’ tourism model versus the ‘quantity’ model, a model that enhances an incredibly valuable artistic and cultural heritage, superb and rich cuisine, beautiful landscapes, traditions, nature, silence and, ultimately, healthy life through boutique hotels in Spain, Portugal and Morocco as well as in Latin America. Rusticae knows that each type of getaway requires a certain type of accommodation, so destinations are incorporated into a selection of small, charming hotels the best full rental houses and stylish apartments. Destinations in Spain and Portugal. Availability and pricing vary upon location. 




This holiday, take a quick winter getaway and indulge in the culinary creations of some of the world’s best chefs, including Andrew Fairlie, who is proudly part of Krug Champagne‘s family of Ambassades. Dine at his two Michelin-star restaurant Andrew Fairlie, in Gleneagles, Scotland, where Krug lives its life under the Chef’s meticulous eye and wry sense of humour. Let Andrew Fairlie Restaurant welcome you into a warm atmosphere, with its ‘salon’ interiors and beautiful mountainous view of Scotland.




A magical evening awaits you in the May Fair Kitchen, part of the iconic May Fair Hotel, with 3 sharing plates, a glass of Prosecco, and a Royal Opera House live screening of Sleeping Beauty for £39 per person on 28th February 2017. (*Reservations must be made for 6pm to allow time for dining before the screening. Advanced booking is strongly recommended.)  Prefer something in the morning? Bring a guest to a traditional afternoon tea with a twist, that takes inspiration from Italy and Spain. Indulge in a delectable trio of bruschetta, amaretto scone and tiramisu!




Experiences-Gift-Inspiration_03_Lisa Franklin 

Respected London-based skincare specialist Lisa Franklin knows that everyone can have beautiful, radiant skin. Treat yourself to a private, bespoke facial treatment and skin consultation with Lisa at the Sloane Street Clinic in Knightsbridge.



Neal’s Yard RemediesCreate Your Own Range is the perfect way to treat yourself, or to create a unique aromatherapy gift for someone special. With a selection of massage oils, lotions, ointments and body washes at the palm of your hand (pun intended!), Neal’s Yard Remedies brings you endless possibilities for your own bespoke skincare. If you’re new to the world of aromatherapy and herbal infusions, get inspired by Neal’s Yard recipes here.




 Since launching ten years ago, the Soveral dream continues to bring the joy of nature and health into our everyday lives, blending cutting-edge science and traditional artisanal techniques to best make use of the purest and finest natural ingredients. Concocting premium, hand-blended products using the most considered ingredients and materials, Soveral believes in sustainability at the heart of every step. Bespoke perfumes are available for the most conscientious of beauty lovers. When formulating a new composition, Alexandra always includes at least 3 notes chosen by the client – things they love and are instinctively attracted to. She then works around the chosen notes and adds different chords to enhance and refine the scent. Bespoke Compositions (Up to 7 notes) are presented in beautiful cut glass bottles with your name printed on the label. Repeat orders of the bespoke scent can be extended to soaps, candles, body oils, lotions and shower gel. Prices begin at £120.




 Experiences-Gift-Inspiration_06_Alexandra Llewellyn

Celebrate craftsmanship by designing your own bespoke backgammon board or games table with Alexandra Llewellyn. Alexandra takes commissions for exclusive, hand-crafted British-made backgammon boards, games sets and games tables. These unique, one-off productions are created in close conversation with the client to reflect their lives and tastes, taking personalisation to the next level. Launched in December 2010, Alexandra Llewellyn Designs embody an exquisitely unique vision of the oldest recorded board game in the world. 



Experiences-Gift-Inspiration_07_Wearing Memories

Create a bespoke piece of jewellery to capture an unforgettable moment – all Wearing Memories pieces are made from Fairtrade precious metals and can be combined with stunning stones and jewels and transformed into pieces to celebrate for years to come…



In time for Christmas, Bodas is offering a personalisation service to make those pyjamas even extra special. Visit this brand to trust in their Notting Hill store where your wish is their command.







It’s all about having fun and working muscles that you have perhaps neglected for a few months or, even decades. At Wildfitness, nature and evolution are the most powerful teachers. Become an efficient mover with Wildfitness coach Hannah Beadle in just 6 weeks, with a course aimed to improve your posture, reawaken dormant muscles and energise you. Located at Battersea Park, the Mastering Movement course in London begins January 14th 2017. Individual sessions are also available at £20.00 per class. For information and booking please email, or sign up here.


Energise yourself at Wildfitness’ retreat in Zanzibar White Sands. Palm trees? They are as much for climbing as they are for providing a shady spot to read your book. This is nature’s paradise and your deep squats and lunges and crocodiles across the beach will be followed by a deep bath full of essential oils under a starry sky. For information and booking please email

Experiences-Gift-Inspiration_16_Highland Partners

What better way to begin a new chapter than with keys to a fabulous new home? Highland Partners is the premier company for luxury, residential real estate in the East Bay and surrounding San Francisco Bay Area in the United States, where clients can experience impeccable service. The team at Highland Partners are dedicated to supporting their clients and the communities in which they live and do business by building better communities through involvement and service. Highland Partners provide tailored service specialising in Alameda, Alamo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Danville, Kensington, Lafayette, Oakland, Orinda, Piedmont, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Walnut Creek and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. 


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