The age limit to (still) be a blogger

The age limit to (still) be a blogger

Reading Time: 6 minutesYou can call them bloggers, influencers, social media beasts, the new celebrities are not top models, singers or movie stars, they are from the web. Some of them are young, others are older. is there an age limit to be a blogger? What is the ideal age? Here are some answers. Less than 20 years old, you are a beauty beast. If you are a blogger younger than 20 years old, it means that you are probably better with instagram than writing. Your generation came in a moment in which the world wide web is not free anymore. If you wish to have visibility on Google, you need to pay. Do you want to reach your Facebook fans? You need to pay. So unless you invest several hundreds of dollars per month, you will devote your time to build your instagram feed. The only place still available for free. So…

Choosing the Right Luxury Car for You

Choosing the Right Luxury Car for You

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor some, buying a luxury car is a no-brainer. This is because the cars are guaranteed to be of top quality, and you love the brand and the image that is associated with it. If you are on the fence, however, there are a few key areas that make luxury cars standout and be the best cars on the road. Whether choosing a luxury vehicle for yourself or to raise the profile of your company, you’re investing into a great product that has: 1. Safety Features Luxury cars, on average offer more and better safety features, and the better the safety features that will come with it are as a standard. Your safety is of paramount importance, and these safety features provide better crash test results and are rated more highly by insurance companies. Whether it is for yourself, your family, or your employees, better safety qualifications are always important….

Victorinox Wine Master, the  unboxing.

Victorinox Wine Master, the unboxing.

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen you have a nice bottle of wine, nothing more annoying than not having a perfect tool to open it. Fine wine deserves a tool that was created with perfection. That is why Victorinox launched this year the new Victorinox Wine Master – the trusted companion for professional sommeliers and amateur gourmets alike. Its viticultural credentials are world-class and do your fine wine the honor it deserves. Here is our unboxing with all details! An extra-long corkscrew with five coils prevents cork breakage, plus a unique combination tool houses a two-step lever for uncorking and a bottle opener. The integrated pocket knife has a wavy-edged beak blade foil cutter and a large locking blade, ideal for cheese or your favorite culinary tidbits. Smart and seriously wine-savvy.When we opened the box, the striking detail was the beautiful genuine leather pouch in which the pocket tool is hosted. Such detail allows the perfect…

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Reading Time: 8 minutesPortugal became the new El Dorado for luxury travelers but not only. The Lusitania country is now a perfect destination for holidays as well as for living. We hear a lot about international celebrities moving to Portugal and some cities are better than others if you wish to find thr best place to settle. Here is our top places in Portugal if you think moving permanently. They represent hidden gems and you better hurry up if you wish to enjoy the great life there. Why Portugal is a great destination? Probably before telling you where to go in Portugal we should start by answering a very good question: Why Portugal? There are definitely very good reasons, from climate, to cost of living. Let’s start by saying that Portugal is located on the western edge of Europe. This makes Lisbon being in the perfect location for weather. The Portuguese capital is…

Friday Chronicle #29: A Titanic named Lanvin. Guess who is the iceberg? 

Friday Chronicle #29: A Titanic named Lanvin. Guess who is the iceberg? 

Reading Time: 7 minutesThis summer when Lanvin announced the arrival of Olivier Lapidus as Artistic Director, first we thought it was a joke, like “happy Halloween”. Then, we realized it was true which suddenly made us feel dizzy and even worried. Unfortunately we could not call Fashion Police as Paris is out of their jurisdiction. As expected, the first collection was a disaster. At least the good news is that it cannot be worst (well, we never know). Flashback! Jeanne Lanvin, inventor of the idea of modern luxury house It all started in 1889 when Jeanne Lanvin founded her Fashion house. In 1909 she officially joins the Syndicat de la couture which marks her official career as Couturière. She started by doing dresses for her daughter and little by little she extended her know-how and her customer list to the most influencial and beautiful people in Europe and beyond. In 1895, Lanvin married…

iGen, forget about millennials, here is the new Eldorado

iGen, forget about millennials, here is the new Eldorado

Reading Time: 5 minutesMillenials were responsible for the disrruption in economy and especially in the luxury industry. This is actually old news, discover the iGen generation: fully connected, less rebellious, more tolerant and clearly unprepared for Adulthood. Yes it is a mess and it is coming for you, luxury brand! Why Millennials were the gold pot? Millennials are below 25 years old and some of them have money. They have more than $US200 billion to spend and they contribute to $US500 billion indirectly through influencing their parents (source: US Chamber of Commerce). By 2017, this generation is supposed to outspend the BabyBoomers. They are “hyperly” connected and engage with luxury brands in ways we would not imagine. They are also very demanding and traditional luxury is not enough. They seek very exclusive experiences and products, more than previous generations. Also called generation Y, they are young adults born between 1980 and 2000. so…

Fine Luxury at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

Fine Luxury at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Cannes Yachting Festival 2017 Dubbed ‘the international rendezvous,’ the international Cannes Yachting Festival is a truly luxurious affair, with all manner of indulgent commodities on display in the Côte d’Azur’s most glamorous destination. Europe’s largest in-water boat show celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017 and so, despite unfavourable weather conditions, the latest edition of the event was one of the biggest celebrations yet. As well as a grand selection of 600 luxury yachts, including 108 vessels making their world premiere, 516 exhibitors from across the world displayed their luxury wares to a discerning crowd across Port Pierre Canto and the Port of Cannes, including yacht brokers, shipyards and a range of other purveyors of luxury. A Special Occasion The special 40th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival was a special celebration indeed, with a range of activities and features marking the occasion. From Nice to Cannes, helicopters whirred overhead…

Beauty Routine for Men, The Essentials. 

Beauty Routine for Men, The Essentials. 

Reading Time: 10 minutesVery often, men struggle with their beauty routine. Either we have no time for anything more than the basic hygiene or we will take hours treating ourselves. At the end, we do not really know how to handle a beauty routine on a regular basis. Here are 5 key tips to help you manage it. Nothing over the top, only the essentials. 1- Get your skin clean and healthy let’s start from the first step which is your skin. Do not mess around with it as you only have one (ok cells regenerate but you need to treat your skin well in anycase). The basic gesture for every men is to maintain one’s skin clean and healthy. And the solution is to exfoliate your skin twice a week. As we need to shave quite often, if your skin is recovered with loads of dead cells, shaving will not work well…

La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler – Celebrating 30 years of luxury and beauty

La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler – Celebrating 30 years of luxury and beauty

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt was more than 30 years ago: La Prairie created and launched the Skin Caviar collection. It has set the rules for the entire luxury skincare industry. For the 30th anniversary of the legendary Caviar collection, La Prairie has developed a new anti-aging treatment based on revolutionary technology: Caviar Absolu, the most renewable and volumizing caviar cell concentrate to date. The Caviar Absolu fills, repulps and helps to restore the density of the skin. The Skin Caviar collection, 30 years of master pieces in terms  of skincare The Skin Caviar Collection has evolved since its inception 30 years ago to continue to offer exceptional lifting and firming action combined with cutting-edge performance. With the launch of the collection, La Prairie made the audacious choice of using Caviar Extract. With continued research and new technological advancements, La Prairie then created Caviar Water, which is produced using a state-of-the-art steam distillation process…

Top 6 UK Fashion Brands to watch for in 2017

Top 6 UK Fashion Brands to watch for in 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe United Kingdom is a gold mine in terms of fashion talents. From the prestigious Saint Martin School to the street pop creativity, the UK reveals each year several new fashion talents, some of them will definitely shape the future of the fashion business. Here is our top 6 UK fashion brands to watch in 2017. Martine Rose, from experimental to men’s elegance Founded in 2007, Martine Rose background comes from Men’s shirts. Her artistic exploration drives us towards exploration of individualism and yet belonging to a cultural group (for the reference). Martine Rose will choose amazing icons from the past in order to provide them with a contemporary context. Obviously the work of the fashion artist is to take those icons and offer them a new context that might be a quite subversive approach, questioning the former functionality or past popularity of certain aesthetics through their re-appropriation today. Have a…

Veuve Clicquot Cuvée St Petersbourg, passion for champagne

Veuve Clicquot Cuvée St Petersbourg, passion for champagne

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast week LuxuryActivist enjoyed an amazing #LiveClicquot moment in Lausanne to discover the new Veuve Clicquot Cuvée Saint Petersbourg. It was a special exclusive moment in which we could also experience the Veuve Clicquot lifestyle. Veuve Clicquot, more than champagne, a way of living Philippe Clicquot, from a family of bankers and textile merchants, already owns vinyards and decides to establish a champagne house. His ambition was to “cross the borders”, and true to his word, Venice was the destination of his first shipment of champagne. Madame Clicquot was born in Reims in 1777. As the daughter of Baron Nicolas Ponsardin, her social standing allowes her to provides an excellent education, founded upon the traditional morals and values of the time. In 1798 she married François Clicquot, son to the founder of the Maison Clicquot. François shared his passion and knowledge for champagne creation and distribution with his young wife. It was because…

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

Reading Time: 2 minutesSince its inception in 1904, the pilot’s watch has been a staple accessory for aviators everywhere.  The watch was conceived by French designer Louis Cartier.  He created the watch for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, a keen aviator, after listening to him complain about how difficult it was to remove a pocket watch while flying a plane.  Cartier decided to help his friend out, and designed the first pilot’s wristwatch.  The rest, as they say, is history. And The Watch Gallery explores the history perfectly through the below infographic. The piece explores key moments in the brand’s history, such as how in 1911, the pilot’s watch was launched to the general public, and by the start of the First World War in 1914, pilot’s watches were a common accessory for British fighter pilots.  The design of them was altered to allow pilots to unleash attacks at precise times.  Glow in the…

Why Aura Mugler is a great Mugler?

Why Aura Mugler is a great Mugler?

Reading Time: 7 minutes2017 is a great year for the fragrance industry. Among great launches of this year, Aura Mugler is definitely one to highlight. We have already written a full review that you can read here about Aura Mugler. Now we have taken a closer look into the Fragrance and the Flacon during the Swiss launch in Lausanne. These are two important topics that will explain why we think Aura Mugler is a great Mugler. Aura Mugler, the Fragrance What makes a Mugler fragrance a Mugler fragrance? Not an easy question to answer. There are Fragrance Brands who are known for their distinctive olfactory signature. And Mugler is one of them. Year after year, launch after launch Mugler has shaped its olfactory footprint and all Mugler fragrances have a high common denominator, a powerful sharpness with a lot of generosity. From Angel, to Alien, now Aura but also the masculine fragrances like A*Men, they…

Swiss Small Luxury Hotels you probably do not know… and you should.

Swiss Small Luxury Hotels you probably do not know… and you should.

Reading Time: 6 minutesTraveling is always an adventure, especially if you are a luxury traveler. While holidays is already knocking at your door you might still wonder where you should go and which hotel you should stay. Switzerland represents an amazing destination for holidays, no matter if it s winter time or summer. You will be amazed by the beauty of its landscapes, the kindness of people and the important premium and luxury hotels you might find. Away from the big hotels networks, here are 5 small luxury hotels that you probably do not know….but you should. They are unique, outstanding and highly stylish. Ultima Gstaad – Luxury Boutique hotel When you think about ski resorts in Switzerland, probably the mist luxurious experience will be found in Gstaad. This small and unique ski resort had attracted the attention of worldwide celebrities as well as of a luxury clientele. If we should recommend one…

Jean-Paul Gaultier Scandal? Not really. 

Jean-Paul Gaultier Scandal? Not really. 

Reading Time: 8 minutesJean-Paul Gaultier brought an idea of impertinence to the fragrance industry. With the 2 pillar creations as Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male and Le Classique, it opened a new route for fragrance creation that would not follow the standards. From an olfactory point of view as well as from a flacon and outer-packaging perspective, Jean-Paul Gaultier changed the traditional codes of luxury by creating new icons. With the launch of Scandal Eau de Parfum, the French brand tried to create a third pillar, which they have been falling to do since the mid-90’s. Jean-Paul Gaultier Scandal? Not really. And this is why. The life of Madame la Ministre: sex and politics… pfff! The new fragrance tells the story of a woman who has a double life. During the day she works in the French government and in the evening she has an intense life, openly sexual. She is a woman with…

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