Nespresso Reviving Origins: Rediscovering (Almost) Forgotten coffees

Nespresso Reviving Origins: Rediscovering (Almost) Forgotten coffees

Nespresso is launching REVIVING ORIGINS. It is a new initiative aimed at reintroducing coffee growing in areas where it is threatened. As part of the Nespresso AAA Program for Sustainable Quality, the company works with coffee growers in regions affected by conflicts, economic difficulties and ecological disasters. This is part of Nespresso commitment to investing over CHF 500 million between 2014 and 2020 thanks to its programme “The Positive Cup”. It is a commitment to sustainable development in the world. Nespresso will invest CHF 10 million over the next five years to revitalize the coffee industry in some countries and promote rural economic development. This announcement comes with the launch of two “pure-origin” coffees from Eastern Zimbabwe and the Caquetá region of Colombia. These almost forgotten coffees are clearly unknown by the large audience of coffee-lovers and have truly almost disappeared in recent decades. With the Nespresso initiative and partnerships…

The Hottest Color Trends of 2019

The Hottest Color Trends of 2019

When it comes to color in fashion, it’s fairly safe to say that all the prime colors make an appearance year after year. It is the shades that make a season, however, which is why you will see various shades that just seem to rule the runway year after year. There will always be pink, for example, but will it be more of a pastel, baby blush pink, or a vibrant millennial pink? The color opportunities are endless, and the reason why all fashion-forward folk should follow what colors are trending at the moment is that shades come and go. If you love the latest red showcased on the catwalk, then you need to go out and invest in that shade because next season it might be a more plum red that rules the fashion world. Without further ado, here are the hottest color trends of 2019 that you need…

Look Luxurious Without Living It

Look Luxurious Without Living It

Luxury, affluence, extravagance – whatever you want to call it, we all pine for it. It’s no secret that we all want the finest materials that life gives, whether it be the vehicles we drive, the house we live in, the garments we wear. These premium delights promise us comfort, that we could live and dress in the best way possible – if only we could afford them. What if I told you that it is possible? What if I said that you, anyone, everyone can afford to look the part of the lifestyle you want, no millionaire status required?  Know Where To Look The high-end fashion of top market designer brands is in your reach, without sacrificing your life-savings. You don’t have to break your bank just to live and look luxurious, you just need to know where to look. With some easy browsing, you can find sites like…

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2019

Victorinox Alox Limited Edition 2019

Victorinox pursuits its path of creativity and innovation. In 2019, the Swiss company is launching a new limited edition to the Alox series. It is the fifth consecutive year in which Victorinox extends the range of Alox, this time with a Champagne-gold scales. The new trio is: The small Classic 58mm Midsized Cadet 84mm Large Pioneer 94mm The champagne-gold-hued Alox scales characterize this year’s collection. Stamped from aluminium, embossed and wrapped in a corrosive-resistant anodized oxide coating, they are as striking as they are durable. Indeed, when we talk about Alox scales, it is a true commitment to durability, strength and engineering. The anodic oxidation process creates an additional protective layer to prevent damage and corrosion. The Alox series is music to Victorinox fans ears. It became a true iconic line over the years and it is now an annual appointment with the fans. From a functionality point of view,…

Welcome To The New Gods of Fashion

Welcome To The New Gods of Fashion

Exit Yves, Christian, Karl, Raf, Albert… Welcome to Cristiano, Robyn or Gwyneth. The fashion world has dramatically changed. The old gods were replaced by new ones. New idols replace previous icons. Fashionistas replace Couturiers and Fashion labels erase Fashion houses. That is the way the world goes and it seems this change is here to stay. The Old Gods Of Fashion Gone Bad Every chain reaction has a starting point. In our case here it all started back in 2007 when Hedi Slimane resigned from his position at Dior Homme. At that time everybody was shocked. When Hedi Slimane took over the artistic direction of Dior homme in 2000, he reshaped the fashion brand and satellized the Dior name into the stars of fashion desire. The Slimane look was born, very black tie, slim and rock. He became the same time a fashion icon and probably he was and still…

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

The Cannes Film festival is the place where new stars are born and accomplished stars get the ultimate honors. In any case, stars attend to the French film festival to be seen and in some cases they end up showing off more than they would have thought. Here is our best review on Wardrobe malfunctions at Cannes film festival, since 1955!

Visit Sistelo: The Hidden Gem, Made In Portugal – Travel guide

Visit Sistelo: The Hidden Gem, Made In Portugal – Travel guide

Portugal is for sure an amazing destination for holidays. While most travellers focus on Lisbon, Porto and Faro, you should definitely discover other places. Some of them are true wonders of nature and architecture. Here is one of the hidden gems of Portugal treasures: SISTELO. Located in the north of Portugal, in Arcos de Valdevez municipality, this village is one of the oldest in the Alto-Minho. It is a true hidden gem enclosed in a valley at the entrance to Peneda Geres Park. Sistelo is a great example of Man’s ability to adapt to the singularities and adversities of nature. He can transform his environment in favour of his needs and still creating a picture of rare beauty. In Sistelo, we can see amazing scenery thanks to thousands of terraces. When walking around Sistelo, you can feel a warm welcome from this hidden city. The Portuguese government supported by local…

Thank You John Singleton F​or Everything You Did

Thank You John Singleton F​or Everything You Did

The world discovered today that American Filmmaker John Singleton passed away at the age of 51 years old. American (but not only) cinema owes him a lot and he was for sure one of the most gifted filmmakers of his generation. He will be remembered for many films and especially Boyz N The Hood. John Singleton Had A Purpose With His Career When John Singleton was still a Film student at USC, he already knew he would make a difference in the cinema industry. His passion for filmmaking and his Afro-American folks would set up the scenery for John Singleton to deploy his film vision. All his filmography was dedicated to capturing the nuances of his characters in different films. He created character-driven movies that are easier to use in defining a culture. His film, Boyz N The Hood, was a true defining moment in American history. By staying focused…

4 Reasons to Choose Oregon for Your Next Vacation

4 Reasons to Choose Oregon for Your Next Vacation

Oregon is an increasingly popular destination with travelers and, when you look at all it has to offer, it’s easy to see why. It provides the perfect balance between stunning natural beauty, thrilling adventure, boutique shopping, fascinating history and culture, and exquisite luxury. Located on the Northwest Pacific coastline, this diverse and vibrant state is fast becoming the go-to place amongst travelers of all ages. Whether you’re looking for nightlife and restaurants, relaxation and pampering or a full itinerary of outdoor activities, start planning your vacation in Oregon and enjoy the best of both worlds. Just in case you are yet to be convinced, here are four reasons to visit Oregon in 2019. 1. Awesome Wilderness Oregon is bursting with incredible scenery to explore including mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, desert, and farmland. The Wallowa Mountains, in particular, are very popular with hikers. There are some stunning lavender fields in the…

Moon phases in watch-making: measuring life with time.

Moon phases in watch-making: measuring life with time.

Watchmaking is a beautiful blend of technical mastery and poetry. Watchmakers are often considered as artists and from their ingenuity comes marvelous creations that keep your time. Some of the watches can do much more. What we usually call complications, bring an added value to the measure of time. This month, our watch blog decided to talk about a very interesting and one of the oldest complications in watch-making: the Moon Phases. Moon Phases and the measurement of life The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth. The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing positions of the Moon and Sun relative to the Earth. The Moon’s rotation is tidally locked by the Earth’s gravity, therefore the same lunar surface always faces Earth. This face…

Luxury Breaks in the UK You Can Afford

Luxury Breaks in the UK You Can Afford

The UK is full of glamorous getaways that can be more affordable than you’d think. It is within reach for many to take a weekend off to be treated like royalty while enjoying quaint settings and luxurious accommodations. There are a slew of reasonably-priced retreats throughout the UK if you want to reserve an all-inclusive package for relatively cheap. After working too hard, everyone deserves to treat themselves. If you are smart it doesn’t have to hurt your bank account too much. Here are some of your options. Dining in South Downs Much of what makes a luxurious retreat memorable is what you eat. At the glamorous New Pace Hotel, you get to enjoy the English countryside, South Downs National Park, and some world class food. Each room comes with a bottle of Prosecco and a three course meal. Every morning you will be greet the day with English breakfast…

How to Make Your Vacation Fun for Everyone

How to Make Your Vacation Fun for Everyone

When you travel with friends, family or other like-minded people, it can either be fun-filled or a disaster waiting to happen. Keeping everyone happy can sometimes prove difficult, especially when you share different interests.  As such, parents whose children are easily bored and disinterested with anything except for the activities they enjoy won’t experience the relaxing getaway they’ve been dreaming of, while good friends could part ways if the vacation turns sour.Traveling with others may sound like hard work, but it doesn’t have to be. With these simple tips, you can make your vacation fun for everyone. Plan a Mix of Activities Having a mix of activities that cater to various interests will go a long way in making everyone happy. For example, the first half of the day could be snorkeling in the ocean, with the afternoon being spent exploring the local markets. If you have kids, wear them out…

Luxury Music Festivals For Early Retirement

Luxury Music Festivals For Early Retirement

A new study has found that those who retire early are more likely to live longer – what better reason to give up work early and get on with enjoying all that the world has to offer. If you are retiring early, make the most of this time by rediscovering some of the most incredible, elite music festivals, in comfort and elegance. These aren’t the kind of festivals where you are sleeping in a field of shabby tents and drinking warm beer from plastic glasses. These are events that offer the best of the best, from music to accommodation. The Oasis Fest – Marrakech The Oasis Fest runs from 13-15th September 2019 in the vibrant city of Marrakech. This year it features quality artists such as Amelie Lens, Bassam, Carista, Ciel, Apollonia, and Driss Bennis. The festival is an extremely social occasion, perfect if you have just retired and are…

Beyonce’s Lemonade Finally Arrives On Spotify And Apple iTunes… The End Of Tidal?

Beyonce’s Lemonade Finally Arrives On Spotify And Apple iTunes… The End Of Tidal?

Three years after the launch of Beyonce’s Lemonade album, her latest, it is finally available on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Is this the sign of Tidal’s end? Four years ago, we wrote about TIDAL and the way Jay-Z (Beyonce’s husband) wanted to revolutionize the music streaming industry. When Beyonce launched her latest album Lemonade only on TIDAL, the message was clear. Well, three years later, the album is finally on Spotify and in other streaming platforms. Why? TIDAL Never took-off really Back in 2015, when we wrote our article about Tidal, the streaming platform accounted for 500’000 users worldwide and around 20 million songs. In one year, Jay-Z platform did have a great start. Four years later, the platform declares to have 3 Million paid users and about 60 million songs. In comparison, Spotify used to have back in 2015 around 15 million paid users and 30 million songs….

Planning a Luxury Vacation in Seattle

Planning a Luxury Vacation in Seattle

Seattle is a city of endless possibilities. Although nestled amongst some of the most stunning scenery and mountains, the city offers all the convenience and modern comforts you can imagine. There is something for everyone from fine dining, luxury accommodation, culture and art, to quirky shopping, sports, outdoor adventures and a bustling nightlife. While there is something for everyone in the Emerald City and plenty to fill multiple trips, it’s a particularly popular destination for travellers looking for luxury from their vacation. If you’re planning a trip to Seattle and looking for ways to make it extra special, here are some suggestions for where to stay, where to eat and what to do during your stay. Where to Stay Four Seasons This 5-star hotel combines modern comforts and a central location with luxury and relaxation. The modern rooms and finished to an incredibly high standard with floor to ceiling windows…

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