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The New “Luxe”

Redefining Luxury for a Modern World


The New “LUXE”!

There is an appreciation of the luxury lifestyle that has been evolving over the past few years. It is slowly altering as the world develops through global commerce, humanity interacts socially and viewpoints shift.   As it progresses, I find that this still includes many new and old elements, but always with an eye on quality.

With this in mind, I plan to share many examples of this with you during the course of hosting this journaling site.

Research, concept and craftsmanship are all a part of that wonderful end product. Time is essential to luxury, and here’s why.   It takes time to search for and find just the perfect pieces, to cherish them and perhaps give them as a gift. For the artisan – it means time to research, conceive, design, scrutinize, produce and deliver an exclusive object of desire.

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With a nod to VOGUE, where I am honored to be one of their ‘ Insiders,’ I want to share this with you. This is a perfect example of “The New Luxe“ as I have named it.    “With hand-woven pouches, jewelry and bags that scream bohemian chic, Kin Lab Collective is the latest luxury label working alongside local Guatemalan artisans to re-create classic ethnic styles infused with strong cultural references.”

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Fine handmade pieces to collect from Laura Bennett. The luxury is felt the moment you pick these up.

You may consider your time well spent in your own personal pursuit of luxury in your life.

  • What luxurious item are you currently adding to your life and why? Please comment below.  I’d love to hear from you.


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Posted by on April 22, 2016 in Luxury


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Travel on The Luxury Trains of India

Allen-Hewlett  | The LUXE REPORT   

LUXE TRAVEL – Journal Issue 1

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 F or the select few this can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience aboard the famed luxury trains of India.  Let the Saga of romance, elegance and adventure begin as you live the life a Maharaja on board a moving ‘Palace on Wheels! ‘

Over the past few years, India has emerged as the fastest-growing luxury destination on the world map. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Bangalore, Mumbai and Varanasi, India offers a rich garland of diversity, culture, and tradition which can be best experienced by traveling on India’s World class Luxe trains.

With five luxury trains, offering a total of fifteen all-inclusive signature Luxe rail journeys across some of the most exciting destinations across India, these luxury train vacations are a class apart when it comes to unique guest experiences in India. Luxury train traveling embraces the impeccable service of years gone by.  They feature tastefully crafted and adventure packed itineraries as a sophisticated and opulent way to discover the myriad hues of India. Each of these great rail journeys in India offer unique insider experience and cultural interactions at various destinations.

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The interiors of these rolling palaces are characterized by a seamless fusion of re-created traditional motifs and modern indulgences.   High levels of comfort on board adding to the romance and opulence of these quintessential rail journeys may include:

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You can take pleasure in impeccable personalized services and facilities; like experienced guides during sightseeing tours, personal chauffeur-driven cars, and world-class amenities that can be tailored-made for you!

In Iconic style, a seamless fusion of romance of a bygone era is presented to travelers with contemporary finesse. Luxury rail journeys in India offer unparalleled ways to explore the true essence of Indian culture.  Traveling a land as diverse as this, where ancient past blends with an exploding future, offers great opportunities to plan several excellent luxury tours to India. This country is home to exotic wildlife, adventurous locations, cultural destinations, palaces and forts, beaches, backwaters, lakes, ancient religious sites, and magnificent monuments. Not to be missed is “The Golden Triangle, “which includes: Delhi, Rajasthan, Agra, and the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the Wonders of the World and an UNESCO World Heritage Site

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The elegant collection now running on India’s Luxe rails, offers the best of quality service and five star facilities that are difficult to find today and are some of the most fulfilling rail journeys in the world.  The history of rail transport in India began in the mid-nineteenth century during the time of The British Raj, and is evident in the décor and services of this train system. In 1848 there was not a single kilometer of railway line in India. The core of the pressure for building railways in India came  from directives from London. The luxury trains came from the demands and needs of Indian Royalty, which was influenced by British aristocratic traditions.

The new breed of connoisseurs of luxury for unforgettable journeys like no other, are unraveling the essence of what I’m calling            Incredible Luxe India

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Rosanne Allen-Hewlett is a writer and connoisseur of all things “Luxury”, and will be reporting on today’s exceptional global goods, travel, realty and events.


You can find her at: Allen-Hewlett | The LUXE REPORT


Instagram: @AllenHewlett

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Posted by on April 8, 2016 in Uncategorized




Welcome to Allen-Hewlett | The LUXE ReportNew Luxe Logo 2

 The LUXE Report is a collection of trends, product reviews, people profiles, interviews and musings on various aspects of the luxury industry and commentary on modern style around the world.

Luxury, both as an industry and as a concept, will be the primary focus of The LUXE Report and I expect to explain in-depth, why I consider each location, item, person, experience, environment or trend a part of today’s “Luxury”.

The LUXE Report is presented by me through research, experience, writing on subjects specific to a sense of elegance, class and style.

A Canadian upbringing, family relations with British Aristocracy, and a private school education, lead to a career in style and beauty through studies and work in other locations such as  Britain, Italy, France, Greece, Mexico, Iran, Japan, Korea, Puerto Rico and South Pacific Islands giving me a further education in global cultures. Life has brought me to many rich experiences and people to be admired. My personal interests include investments, real estate, fashion, art, dance, jewelry, interiors, architecture, events, foods, travel, music, history, global cultures, literature and, as sport, yachting and ballooning (not necessarily in that order).

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The idea for The Luxe Report was born out of a desire to share, inform and educate with in-depth coverage of all areas of the luxury industry. I find that many of the luxury blogs are mere portals for advertising and album pages for picture posts which offer little informative description or critique. In contrast, I would like The Luxe Report to be an honest discussion about luxury, not only as an industry but also as a concept and the blurring of the lines between massive consumption and the quality of style, which I feel is rapidly disappearing.

The opinions expressed in The Luxe Report are exclusively my own. My viewpoint is from the perspective of a consumer of a luxury lifestyle, goods and services. The features, profiles, and occasional product, services, and reviews will be collected by myself with occasional input from trusted associates, including journalists, writers, designers, artists, investors and marketing professionals. I currently serve on several trend-setting councils such as: VOGUE Insiders, ELLE and Traditional Home magazine.

Plans for The Luxe Report include personal interviews by me with notable brand providers. It will carry limited advertising and sponsorships. Any product, website link or service advertised on The Luxe Report will be carefully selected and where possible, will have been researched by me personally, and which I believe can stand up to scrutiny. I am also available for advice, travel for auction attendance or product selection on a consultant basis. Contact me via Email.

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The Luxe Report welcomes all comments or corrections which are not an attempt to advertise a product or service.   Comments deemed incorrect, offensive, rude or hurtful will be promptly taken down. For further details regarding The Luxe Report’s policies, please click on Terms of Use. Please enjoy!


Yours in Luxury,

Rosanne Allen-Hewlett

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Posted by on April 8, 2016 in Uncategorized