Author: José Amorim

Bang & Olufsen, state of the art. Discover these 2 must-have.

Bang & Olufsen, state of the art. Discover these 2 must-have.

Reading Time: 6 minutesBang & Olufsen is an amazing brand. In the highly competitive high-tech market, very few brands achieve more than the pure technique. While many brands will focus on technical specs only and hundreds of explanations and accessories, Bang & Olufsen is a state of the art. Discover here 2 must-haves from the brand. Full review.

Alien by Thierry Mugler, 10 years already, Flashback!

Alien by Thierry Mugler, 10 years already, Flashback!

Reading Time: 8 minutesEvery year, hundreds of new fragrances are launched in the world. After 10 years, only one or two of these hundreds are still around and may be one might be still a top performer in terms of sales. Alien by Thierry Mugler is definitely the one. Celebrating 10 years, this amazing fragrance has an extremely originality and highlights femininity like no other fragrance of the market. Women rise as goddesses and the wild sensuality of Sambac jasmine takes you into an extraordinary journey. Flashback.

Friday Chronicle #17: Desktop is dead, mobile is the new black in web design and advertising.

Friday Chronicle #17: Desktop is dead, mobile is the new black in web design and advertising.

Reading Time: 5 minutesAt the end of August 2015, there were 170 million computers sold. This is an increase of 15% compared to last year (source: Gartner). Nevertheless the internet world became mobile. With 1.9 billion smartphones and 360 million tablets to be sold this year people connect more to the web via their mobile devices than something else.

Victorinox eLLa receives the Swiss Packaging Award 2015

Victorinox eLLa receives the Swiss Packaging Award 2015

Reading Time: 4 minutesReceiving an award is always a pleasant thing. It shows the recognition of great work and the fact that people find interesting what you do. This year Victorinox received the Swiss Packaging Award 2015 for its fragrance Victorinox eLLa.

Friday Chronicle #16: Luxury is dead, Hyper-Luxury is the new black.

Friday Chronicle #16: Luxury is dead, Hyper-Luxury is the new black.

Reading Time: 3 minutesA Hermes Kelly bag, a Bulgari emerald ring, or a Serge Lutens Fragrance? No thank you. Not luxury enough! In deed welcome to the era of the Hyper-Luxury.

South-Africa is the biggest luxury market in Africa. Rising star!

South-Africa is the biggest luxury market in Africa. Rising star!

Reading Time: 8 minutesSouth Africa is an amazing market for luxury. It is a giant within s giant. Here is a snapshot of the luxury landscape in South Africa. From the market, to brands, distribution and fashion designers.

The 5 tallest buildings in New York

The 5 tallest buildings in New York

Reading Time: 4 minutesNew York is known for its amazing skyline and all the Skyscrappers that shape the city in such distinctive way. Despite the fact it was Chicago who built the first skyscrapper in 1897 with its 12 floors, New York became in the beginning of the 20th century the world champion. Here are the 5 tallest buildings in New York, measured in a regular way, meaning no antennas. New York, did you know… New York is the biggest city in the US in terms of population. With its 8.5 million inhabitants, Big Apple (the city nicknamw is definitely a world capital. New York City traces its roots to its 1624 founding as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was named New Amsterdam in 1626. That is why the city flag looks like this: Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center…

Soir d’Orient, a mystery is unveiled… new fragrance by Sisley.

Soir d’Orient, a mystery is unveiled… new fragrance by Sisley.

Reading Time: 3 minutesSisley is launching Soir d’Orient, an amazing fragrance that only Isabelle and Hubert d’Ornano have the secret talent to develop. A free variation of Eau du Soir which envelops us in the distinctive, almost magical, atmosphere of an oriental palace.

Hotel Acquaviva del Garda, between sunshine, wellness and style. 

Hotel Acquaviva del Garda, between sunshine, wellness and style. 

Reading Time: 3 minutesItaly is an amazing place for holidays, especially if you choose the right hotel. If you wish to visit Lake Garda, in the north of the country, there is one amazing address: Acquaviva Del Garda Wellness, Resort & Spa. Close to Sirmione, Maria Callas preferred holiday place, you will have a beautiful stay.

Christine and the Queens: if Barbara was born in 1988 she would have been Heloïse Letissier.

Christine and the Queens: if Barbara was born in 1988 she would have been Heloïse Letissier.

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe French music landscape has been painted in a new color thanks to the arrival of Christine and the Queens. Some say it is minimalistic, others essential. At LuxuryActivist we would say just two words: free and inspired.

Tresors de mon Pays: read about Switzerland as you will never know it anymore.

Tresors de mon Pays: read about Switzerland as you will never know it anymore.

Reading Time: 2 minutesTresors de mon Pays: etween 1955 and 1990, Les Edition du Griffon published 165 books to (re) discover Switzerland in its intimacy and beauty. With a focused care in writing as to the quality of photos and reproduction, these are some 165 titles that offer a genuine insight into Switzerland, its traditions, its landscapes and its people.

SuicideGirls, a new genre of Pin-Ups: 2.0 glamour.

SuicideGirls, a new genre of Pin-Ups: 2.0 glamour.

Reading Time: 4 minutesFor the past 13 years SuicideGirls reinvented burlesque and the idea of Pin-Up Girls. This year, they are everywhere, buzzing throughout all social networks, especially on Periscope. An amazing adventure that proposes another kind of femininity, free from classic standards. Welcome to the 2.0 Pin-Up.    The concept of Pin-Up, older than you think. In the late 19th century, burlesque performers and actresses sometimes used photographic advertisement as business cards to promote themselves. These adverts and business cards could often be found in almost every green room, pinned-up or stuck into “frames of the looking-glasses, in the joints of the gas-burners, and sometimes lying on-top of the sacred cast-case itself. The word it-self, Pin-Up-Girl, comes from the fact that most of these representations were displayed informally, just by pinning-up on the wall. One of the first known Pin-Ups was Betty Grable. She was basically in every locker of each American…

The Fairmont Montreux Palace: luxury, music and more. 

The Fairmont Montreux Palace: luxury, music and more. 

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are hotels that represent a good place to stay and there are palaces that you need to stay at least once in your lifetime. And one of these unique places is the Fairmont Montreux Palace in Switzerland. This 5 stars hotel has an amazing reputation and is a place for great holidays as well as business trips. Placed in the heart of Montreux, this beautiful city by the shores of Lake Geneva, the Fairmont Montreux Palace offers one of the best stays in the region. Every summer, Montreux gets funky thanks to the Montreux Jazz festival.      Amazing musicians, music groups and literally Rock stars come to Montreux and play their very best music to the joy of the festival participants. So for the time of a music festival, the Fairmont Montreux Palace become the world HQ for great artists. From Tony Bennett, to Lenny Kravitz, Toto, Portishead, Lionel…

Plants and Spirituality at the Geneva Botanic garden

Plants and Spirituality at the Geneva Botanic garden

Reading Time: 3 minutesUntil October 18th, the Geneva Botanic garden presents a very interesting exhibition called Plants and Spirituality. Since man is man, he always used plants in order to better connect to something greater than him. From Religion to chamanism, the Geneva Botanic garden proposes a journey across time and space. The visitor will be able to discover this new exhibition as well as re-discover the Botanic garden itself.

Les Editions du Griffon, Swiss Publishing house for beautiful art books.

Les Editions du Griffon, Swiss Publishing house for beautiful art books.

Reading Time: 7 minutesLes Editions du Griffon is an amazing Swiss Publishing House located in Neuchâtel. Since 1944 it became a world reference for art books and some of their monograph are true references for artists like Vasarely or Piza. Check our full review here.