Author: José Amorim

Top 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Geneva.

Top 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Geneva.

Geneva is one of the world luxury capitals. From Rue du Rhone to Quai des Bergues, the city of Calvin is one of the best destinations for a luxury traveler. In order to help you organize your trip to Geneva, here are our top 5 best luxury hotels of the city. Geneva, an important city Geneva is the second most populous city in Switzerland (after Zürich) and is the most populous city of Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Situated where the Rhône exits Lake Geneva, it is the capital of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. The municipality (ville de Genève) has a population (as of December 2015) of 198,072, and the canton (which is essentially the city and its inner-ring suburbs) has 484,736 residents. In 2014, the compact agglomération du Grand Genève had 946,000 inhabitants in 212 communities in both Switzerland and France. Within Swiss territory, the commuter area named “Métropole lémanique” contains a population of 1.25 million.[citation needed] This area is essentially spread east from Geneva towards…

Luxury Traveler: Three Good Reasons Why You Should Visit Turks And Caicos

Luxury Traveler: Three Good Reasons Why You Should Visit Turks And Caicos

Some destinations are dream places for holidays and if there is one hot destination for luxury travelers is Turks and Caicos islands. It is an archipelago of 40 low-lying coral islands in the Atlantic Ocean, a British Overseas Territory southeast of the Bahamas.The tropical islands are simply a small paradise on Earth. Some celebrities like Lindsey Vonn or Cara Delevingne have already experienced the farniente of these islands. No matter if you book a hotel or if you wish to experience Turks and Caicos home rentals, any luxury traveler around the world should have at least one holiday booked to this place. So here are three main reasons to convince you to book your next trip to this tropical archipelago. Turks and Caicos geographical location: easy to access The two islands groups are in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of the Bahamas, northwest of Puerto Rico, north of Hispaniola, and about…

Best Tips To Become A Fashion Model

Best Tips To Become A Fashion Model

Modeling is an on going trend since the 60’s. With the rise of top models until their pinacle in the 80’s, millions of young ladies and young boys dream one day to have their faces in the cover of magazines and their feet in prestigious fashion catwalks. Not an easy thing to do, so here are some good advice that can help you turn into the next fashion top model. Advice Number One: Forget About It! If you think you just need a pretty face on a beautiful body, you are miles away from it. The job of model is tougher than you think. You will spend half of your time on planes, trains, cars, buses, taxis, empty hotel rooms…. and no matter what happen, how sick you feel, you need to be at your max to smile, to look pretty and to strike the pose. There are more than…

Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris, Haircare is the new Skincare

Hair Rituel by Sisley Paris, Haircare is the new Skincare

It has been more than 40 years now that Sisley Paris entered the world of skincare and delivered what nature has at its best into amazing products and formulas. 2018 is a new important milestone. It is the year that Sisley Research is now extending its know-how to hair care, launching its new brand in 2018: If you think about it, we have rituals for the face, for the skin, for make-up even. But what about the hair? In deed, we are missing a regular routine to help you have beautiful and gorgeous hair. Obviously in today’s world each minute counts, so Sisley has developed a short, yet very efficient and complete Hair Ritual that should blow your mind by its formulas. There are mainly six products to help you with your day-to-day beauty. One important question we had is why Sisley’s expertise in skincare is valuable for hair care? According…

Luxury iPhone X Cases: Our Top 3

Luxury iPhone X Cases: Our Top 3

With more than  30 million iPhone X sold in the last quarter of 2017, Apple still makes the dream machine work. Out of these 30 million, 7 million were sold only in the United States. Overall Apple sold around 77 million iPhones over the holiday season. This is less than usual but thanks to the iPhone X price tag, Apple made more money. So, for all iPhone X users, here is our top 3 most luxury cases. ROXXLYN MARBLE CASE INVISIBLE GREY This is probably the most outstanding iPhone X luxury case you may find. Made of true marble stone extracted from Turkey, this iPhone case by Roxxlyn brings a fantastic blend between luxury, style and design. The inside is made of the best Alcantara leather, that wraps your iPhone X in a perfect soft protection. Hand-made from genuine Invisible Grey marble stone  “Antolini Exclusive Collection”. Transformed to ultra-light and thin…

The Sunday Brunch At Le Mirador? Do Not Go!

The Sunday Brunch At Le Mirador? Do Not Go!

The sunday brunch became more than a habit, it became a art of living. It is one of the best moments in the week, that you decide t spend good time chilling-out and preparing for a new week to start (without thinking too much in it). So generally you look for a great place with great food and that everything seems easy and comfortable. That was definitely not the case last Sunday at Le Mirador close to Vevey in Switzerland. And here is why I would not recommend this place. Before: it was amazing I remember the time that Le mirador was part of the Kempinski hotels administration. Everything was fantastic for the customer. From the first step into the place, the personnel, the quality of decoration, the food, even the hotel itself was a great place to stay. The Spa by Givenchy: one of the best spas in the…

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Portugal 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…

The New Victorinox Huntsman and Spartan Wood – Beautiful.

The New Victorinox Huntsman and Spartan Wood – Beautiful.

This year Victorinox continues its dedication to design and to perpetuate the story of the iconic Swiss Army Knife. A while ago the Swiss brand started a full collection of pocket tools with wood scales. This detail of design was bringing a natural yet very elegant aspect to the pocket tools. Today there are two new models joining the collection: The new Victorinox Huntsman Wood and the new Victorinox Spartan Wood. Beautiful pieces that LuxuryActivist was lucky enough to get and to test. The New Victorinox Spartan Wood – Icons Are For Ever With the new Victorinox Spartan Wood, fans will enjoy the well known and iconic Spartan with new scales made in Walnut wood. Functional yet elegant, the Spartan Wood Swiss Army Knife packs 10 essential functions into its slimline profile, which is encased in scales of elegant, durable walnut wood. With the wood giving it a handcrafted, tactile feel,…

Theodora Haute-Parfumerie: Beautiful Fragrances In The Heart Of Geneva

Theodora Haute-Parfumerie: Beautiful Fragrances In The Heart Of Geneva

There are places you go and forget and others that leaves an invisible mark that you will always remember. THEODORA Haute-Parfumerie is one of these places. No matter if you are a fragrance lover, or just an amateur of beautiful things, your heart will be conquered if your curiosity takes you to open the doors of this shop in Geneva historic downtown. From Santa Maria Novella, to Molinard or Dyptique, your nose will follow the path of your heart and you will get into a rich and facetted olfactory journey. This is definitely our Chief Editor’s choice of the moment. THEODORA Haute Parfumerie, Independence Is beautiful In a fragrance world where the big store chains have smashed the distribution, some brave independent retailers still believe there is room for beautiful and alternative brands, that very often cannot find its placement within the “fragrance supermarkets”. Established in Geneva in 2005, THEODORA Haute…

Friday Chronicle #31: A Blogger Is Not A Cheap Journalist Or A Low-Cost VIP

Friday Chronicle #31: A Blogger Is Not A Cheap Journalist Or A Low-Cost VIP

We have never spoke as much about bloggers as today. They are trendy, they are smart, they are passionate people and generally companies think they can get cheap/free visibility thanks to the passionate work they do. There are limits in this exercice, so let’s not forget the ethics. Why Bloggers Became So Important? Today in the world there are approximately 152 million blogs. These represent 15% of all websites in the world. It means that every day in the world there are 172’800 new blogs created. They became tremendously popular in the late 1990’s. It coincided with the advent of web publishing tools that facilitated the posting of content by non-technical users. Before that, you needed to have deep knowledge in html and ftp to publish content on the web. The name blog comes from weblog, web-log. This concept was used the first time in December 1997 by Jorn Barger….

La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire: Pure Light!

La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire: Pure Light!

 La Prairie is launching a new outstanding product this year within the White Caviar Collection. It is called the White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire. The new launch is an incredible moisturizing cream that offers new levels of luminosity and evenness. The accomplished challenge for scientists was to release the most powerful illuminating molecule yet. The goal being to banish dark spots and other skin discolorations. The brand guarantees immediate effects after 2 weeks, visible in one month. La Prairie scientist have screened more than 50’000 ingredients in order to find the most brightening active, this being LUMIDOSE. This revolutionary patented molecule is the most effective in supporting the inhibition of melanin, the pigment that causes dark spots. Melanin production is controlled primarily by one key enzyme for melanin synthesis: Tyrosinase. Of all the ingredients La Prairie screened, Lumidose has the lowest IC50-value — the concentration required for 50 per cent inhibition…

Swiss Blog #1: A Renversé Is Not A Coffee With Milk

Swiss Blog #1: A Renversé Is Not A Coffee With Milk

Our first blog post about Swiss specificities is dedicated to the Renversé! In Switzerland you do not say a Coffee with Milk, you say a Renversé… but be careful. It is not really the same thing! The name of Coffee varies a lot from one country to another and even sometimes from one region to another. However, if we compare the name given to coffee with milk in the adjacent regions of French-speaking Switzerland, we quickly see that the renversé (overthrown) finds no origin in our nearest neighbors. German-speaking Switzerland: Schale France: Café au lait Italy: Caffè latte Germany: Milchkaffee Autriche: Kaffee Melange or Kaffee Verkerhrt Netherlands: Koffie verkeerd Actually Verkehrt (herum) means reverse, upside-down in several languages. We do not really know why the term renversé was imported to Switzerland but we know more or less when. The first written proof of the usage of renversé in Switzerland seems to…

How to start a blog about luxury?

How to start a blog about luxury?

We tend to say there are 152 million bloggers around the world. That seems a lot, especially when you know that every second a new blog is created. Bloggers are a quite recent phenomenon and brands have been using them as a leverage for visibility. In the past 2 to 3 years, brands are not seeking bloggers anymore, they want influencers, meaning people who can drive attention to what they think towards millions of people. The buzz landscape is changing. From a luxury blog to influencers, from online writers to social media celebrities… welcome to the next level of online visibility. Here are some pieces of advice to create your blog about luxury. Luxury Blog: choose your topic well Before starting a blog about luxury, you need to choose your topic and your angle. Probably this piece of advice work for any blog. Make sure you will have great pleasure to…

My Sisley Must-Haves For This Winter

My Sisley Must-Haves For This Winter

Winter is here and the ski season has never been so great for snow. Being outdoor is great for our health and state of mind but it also comes with a challenge for your skin. The weather conditions can be one of the skin aging factor. The cold, wind or sun can accelerate the natural skin aging process. Sisley has been working with the very best that nature and science can offer to help you protect your skin and take good care of it. Here are our top 3 must-haves you need in your bathroom in order to enjoy the very best of your winter season. Before going outside, protect your skin well Preparing your skin to go outside your home, it is like dressing up. If it is cold you will choose a comfortable and warm pull-over and if it is hot you will prefer a light blouse or…

Brigitte new album Nues, an unique sound for two amazing voices

Brigitte new album Nues, an unique sound for two amazing voices

Certain artists are gifted with the capacity of reaching your heart and soul. Brigitte is an astonishing duet with two amazing voices and a very unique sound. Brigitte is a French indie folk musical duo formed in 2008 by Sylvie Hoarau (the brunette) and Aurélie Saada (the blonde). Their 2011 debut full-length album Et vous, tu m’aimes ?, went platinum in France. The Brigitte duet returns with a 3rd album, after more than 400 000 sold albums and a tour in France and in the world of more than 170 dates. It is the perfect timing as they are celebrating their 10th anniversary. “Brigitte is retro, our style it’s the 50s, it’s French, it’s Brigitte Bardot, it’s Brigitte Lahaie, the aunt that cooks, the cousin’s wife. Brigitte is the woman in plural” – Sylvie Hoarau With the release of this 3rd album – Nues – Brigitte creates a beautiful and feminine…