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10 Things Luxe Loves This August

From spectacular spa days and must-see films, to summery scents and adorable pupdates, Nicole Wood picks out 10 things we are loving this August…

Perfect scent >>


Summer calls for gorgeous floral scents. Day or night, Viktor & Rolf’s Flower Bomb is an absolute must-buy for anyone after an uplifting, feminine spritz for the warmer months.

This eau de parfum comes packed with a bouquet of floral notes including bergamot, patchouli, sambac jasmine, centifolia rose and plenty more pretty aromas.

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50ml, £78,

Following >>


This cute corner of Instagram has everything you need to brighten up your day. Follow Oscar, the three-year-old Cavapoo from Newcastle, on all of his tail-wagging adventures.

From pupdates and adorable poses, to dog-friendly days out with his fellow four-legged friends, this adorable pooch sure knows how to fill your feed with cheery updates, heaps of positivity and a healthy dose of cuteness.

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Watching >>


Plot twists, suspenseful drama and plenty of edge-of-your-seat moments. Based on the gripping, best-selling novel by A. J. Finn, The Woman in the Window is the new Netflix thriller you need to add to your watchlist.

The story follows Anna Fox, a young woman who is confined to her New York City apartment by her agoraphobia. Anna finds herself obsessing over the new picture-perfect family across the street through her window, but little does she know the secrets she’s about to uncover.

Her life is turned upside down after she inadvertently witnesses a brutal crime. Drama, mystery and suspense follows her, buried-deep secrets begin to unravel and no one appears to be who they say they are. If you love gripping, nail-biting, psychological thrillers, this one’s for you.

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Kitchen inspo >>


Cool beverages all summer long? Don’t mind if we do. This luxury champagne bath from Annabel James is perfect for parties and family gatherings when one bottle of champers is simply not enough.

If champagne isn’t your tipple of choice, this nickel-plated bath can be used to keep your wine, beers and other summer drinks cool. A sparkling centrepiece for any summer garden party.

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Pampering with >>


Who knew cleansing your skin could feel so good? You won’t regret incorporating this dreamy product into your skincare routine – especially during the summer months when our pores get a little more clogged up thanks to the heat and humidity.

This nourishing rich balm and cleanser is perfect for all skin types, and is a useful tool in fighting acne, dehydrated, oily, or sensitive skin. This one product is enough to remove makeup, clean deep into your pores, fight signs of ageing and even promote the formation of new tissue.

The Cleansing Balm is naturally antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, which leaves your skin smooth, calm and conditioned.

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Dreaming of >>


Spend the summer relaxing with a day of bliss at Seaham Hall. Perfectly placed on the Durham coastline, The Serenity Spa is surrounded by sea air and spectacular views. Let the stresses of day-to-day life melt away and take this time to put rest, recovery and relaxation first.

With a multitude of immersive facilities, Seaham’s Spa aims to welcome all with a sense of wellbeing. Whether it be a for an indulgent treatment for the mind, body and soul, a spa experience with all the added extras, a dip in the outdoor hydro-pool or a slumber on the waterbeds, whatever it is, you’re sure to leave feeling your best self.

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In our basket >>


Crank your al fresco dining game up a notch this year with the incredible Morsø Forno Deluxe Garden Oven and Kitchen. This grill and pizza oven provides everything you need for family dinners and summer soirées.

Whether you’re looking to serve breakfast on the terrace, knock up a fancy lunch for your friends or host a garden dinner for your loved ones, you’re all set and ready to go with this crafty outdoor kitchen.

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Reading >>


Ellie White is a self-published, independent author from Houghton-le-Spring. She released her debut novel, Love & London earlier this year and we couldn’t wait to add it to our summer read list. This book will make you laugh, cry and then laugh some more.

The story follows Maggie who, after being widowed eight years earlier, is finally ready to return to the dating scene. Encouraged by her family and friends, she embarks on an emotional journey of healing and self-discovery as she takes on new challenges, pushes herself from her comfort zone and finds herself on a string of terrible blind dates.

This uplifting rom-com filled with love and laughter also covers challenging topics such as grief, heartache and a journey of acceptance. You won’t be able to put this one down.

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Listening to >>


If true crime and mysterious murder investigations are your thing then you will love this podcast. A binge-worthy true crime series following the case of Peta and Chris’s murder investigation and the suspicious 38 years it took to arrest the only suspect.

This is one you can really get your teeth stuck into with plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep you on your toes as well as a ‘Discover More’ section on the BBC Radio 5 Live website, where you can look further into the case.

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Living by >>

“Life is about choices. Some we regret. Some we’re proud of. We are what we choose to be.” – Graham Brown

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What are you loving this month? Let us know on Instagram, @TheLuxeMagazine.