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Ashleigh Whitfield

Editor in Chief

Ashleigh has worked in the world of broadcasting and journalism since 2001 in both TV and radio. Her passion for good champagne, truffle oil and travel have led her down a lavish path into the world of luxury writing where she's been a main contributor to the Luxuria brand for the past 3 years. Now at the helm of Luxuria Lifestyle UK and based in London.

Gareth Herincx

Motoring Editor

Gareth is a versatile journalist, copywriter and digital editor who's worked across the media in newspapers, magazines, TV, teletext, radio and online. After long stints at the BBC, GMTV and ITV, he now specialises in motoring. Freelancing for various publications and websites gives Gareth the opportunity to drive hundreds of new cars every year, often in amazing locations.

Paul Joseph

Health & Fitness Expert

Paul is the co-founder of the hugely successful Health and Fitness Travel – the leading experts in tailor-made wellness holidays worldwide. His passion for yoga, wellness and spas lead him finding rare and hidden gems around the world and designing trend-setting luxurious healthy holidays. Paul also contributes to various travel columns in a number of high-profile newspapers.

Leonie West

Executive Lifestyle Writer

Based in the square mile, where first impressions are everything, Leonie is our resident 'City Insider'. With beauty and fitness fanaticism, fascination with self improvement and facing that common daily struggle of being a woman trying to “have it all”, she puts water-cooler gossip and board-room bragging to the test, bringing the latest in Executive Lifestyle.

Niki Whewell

Ethical Lifestyle Writer

Luxuria’s resident eco-warrior! Combining a love of luxury with a touch of altruism, Niki is on a mission to prove that deliciously sumptuous, dramatically effective and opulently stylish products don’t have to mean a ‘conscience compromise’.

Kerene Barefield


Kerene Barefield is an experienced and successful television producer who’s worked for all the major UK broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Having rubbed shoulders with the stars for over a decade, Kerene has grown a love of everything and anything luxurious from London’s finest restaurants to the world’s most exclusive spas and hotels.

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