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(CNN) -- Over the past few months, Monita Rajpal and the "Art of Life" team have been taking viewers to some of the world's most exclusive and exciting locations. As well as masquerading at the Venice carnival and soaking up the atmosphere in Cuba they have covered subjects as diverse as luxury investing and ethical consumerism.

December

In the final Art of Life of 2007 we explore rural residences and thriving country businesses in the UK. Monita visits Chatsworth House in Derbyshire where the Cavendish family has turned their home into profitable business. Next, Monita visits Inverlochy Castle in Scotland, one of Europe's finest hotels and in Ireland she meets the Leslie Clan who have managed to preserve their castle for over 300 years.

December: Country houses, castles and commerce

November

This month Art of Life went East taking in a Fendi catwalk show on the Great Wall of China. Monita meets contemporary art guru, Pearl Lam, chats with Handel Lee, the entrepreneur responsible for some of Shanghai's best new buildings and catches up with Chinese Vogue's editor-in-chief Angelica Cheung

November: China: Wealth, Lifestyle and Culture

October

Art of Life feels the need for speed this month. From the world's first road-legal grand prix bike to a rock legend with a passion for aviation. Monita checks out Ducati's motorbikes, Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson on flying, and trance legend Paul Van Dyk takes us to the former East Berlin.

October: Toys for the boys

September

Art of Life goes on a quest to discover some of the world's most luxurious culinary treats. Champagne from the House of Krug and Remy Martin 100 year-old cognac are some of the vintage delights Monita gets to sample. Valhrona chocolate and black perigord truffles also feature.

September: Luxury food and vintage wine

August

This month's Art of Life is all about the modern face of beauty and comes to you from Paris, the home of makeup and skincare. Monita meets Estée Lauder's granddaughter Aerin in New York, Rebecca Körner of cult Australian skincare house, Körner and Linzie Janis talks to John Frieda.

August: The face of beauty

July

In an Art of Life first, this month's entire episode is dedicated to fashion designer, Tom Ford. Monita Rajpal joins him at a perfume launch in Milan, at Tom Ford Menswear flagship store in New York and gets a guided tour of of his beautiful home in London.

July: Tom Ford special

June

The business of luxury hospitality is at the heart of this episode. We check out the Cipriani family's luxury Wall Street apartments, travel to Turkey to stay in hotel built inside 10th century caves, and meet visionary hotelier, Sol Kerzner.

June: Luxury hotels and 5 star hospitality

May

From a private slice of paradise to your own thoroughbred, this episode explores the best way to invest your money. We look at cars, racehorses or your own island and tell you how to channel your money into less traditional investments.

May: Profits and pitfalls of luxury investing

April

Shopping is big business throughout the globe, but how much is being consumed responsibly? In this episode, we meet the people, products and charities that can help you make positive changes.

April: Consumption with a conscience

March

In this episode, Art of Life travels to Cuba, a country brimming with character. We look behind the crumbling facades to explore the riches of the country and the spirit of its people.

March: Cuba's color and complexity

February

Venice is the setting for Italy's centuries-old carnival. Art of Life takes in the street parades, masquerade balls and private parties at opulent palazzi -- all part of the lengthy celebrations.

February: Masquerading at Venice carnivale

January

For the rich and the famous, time is the ultimate luxury. In this episode of Art of Life, Monita Rajpal takes time out from her news anchoring duties to discover what a Hollywood stylist and a British tailor do in their spare time.

January: Taking time out in style E-mail to a friend E-mail to a friend

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