Author: José Amorim

La Brasserie du Royal by Marc Haeberlin – beautiful.

La Brasserie du Royal by Marc Haeberlin – beautiful.

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere are places that you go once and you want to go back again and again. This is the case for the Brasserie du Royal at the Royal Savoy Hotel in Lausanne. The menu of the Brasserie du Royal reflects the craftsmanship of Michelin-starred chef Marc Haeberlin. Recognized in France and around the world as one of the best Chefs of his generation, Marc Haeberlin is the worthy heir of a family of experts in the art of cooking. The glorious adventure of Marc Haeberlin continues today thanks to his involvement in La Brasserie du Royal as Signature Chef. His expertise will complement the offer of the Executive Chef Julien Krauss and will allow connoisseurs to discover and enjoy high-end Brasserie food. The terasse is an amazing place. You can hear a small background noise that reminds you that you are at the heart of Lausanne, and still you feel relaxed in this stylish oasis. Everything…

(BELVEDERE)RED Vodka – Fighting AIDS

(BELVEDERE)RED Vodka – Fighting AIDS

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast summer, Belvedere Vodka, one of the world most prestigious Vodka brand revealed the new (BELVEDERE)RED limited edition bottle. 50% of profits will go to the Global Fund, the leading financier program to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. In support of Belvedere’s partnership with (RED), #MAKETHEDIFFERENCE campaign ambassador, musician John Legend, has collaborated with celebrated Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu to design the colorful and bold bottle, inspired by the campaign’s four values: security, support, change and unity. Esther Mahlangu is a South African Ndebele artist. She is known for her bold large scale contemporary work inspired by the Ndebele heritage. She uses traditional coloful patterns you usually find in Ndebele jewelry and clothes. Mahlangu is one of the African artists whose art is often exhibited internationally. Her works are in major private collections including that of The Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC) of Jean Pigozzi and in many Western museums. Despite…

Gaby Machado, entrevista exclusiva para LuxuryActivist.com

Gaby Machado, entrevista exclusiva para LuxuryActivist.com

Reading Time: 4 minutesPara ler o articulo completo (en inglés), clique aquí. LuxuryActivist (LA): Vocé começou sua carreira em 2009. Verdade? O qué vocé acha da aventura até agora? Gaby Machado (GM): Sim comecei em 2009,acho que até agora está sendo uma boa experiencia, pois conheço pessoas e lugares diferentes. LA: O que motivou vocé para ser modelo? GM: Começou sendo querer, uma agencia viu meu perfil numa rede social em 2009 e convidou para fazer um agenciamento sem custos e meus pais aceitaram. Com 8 anos eu nem me ligava nesse mundo da moda. LA: Que typo de trabalho você prefere? Desfilar ou fotografia ? Porquê ?  GM: Gosto dos dois não tenho um preferido. LA: Qual foi o trabalho que você mais gostou até hoje ?  GM: Foi de uma marca de moda praia que viajamos para Pernambuco ficamos 4 dias foi maravilhoso , Porto de Galinhas é lindo. Os meus trabalhos preferidos são…

Gaby Machado, the next super model – exclusive interview. 

Gaby Machado, the next super model – exclusive interview. 

Reading Time: 5 minutesShe is Brazilian, beautiful and young. Gabriela “Gaby” Machado is definitely the next it-girl in fashion modelling. With only 15 years old she has already 7 years of experience in modelling. She started at the age of 8. If you think she was discovered in the street, in a party or on the beach, you are wrong. She was discovered in… social media. At the age of 8 she was discovered by a Brazilian modelling agency in ORKUT, the brazilian Google social network at that time. This is an interesting fact as more and more models are discovered via their social media presence. Gaby Machado has already a very solid experience and all Brazilian fashion press already know her. She is definitely the next super model. She knows what is required to become a model without compromising who she is. She is photogenic, she “grabs light” like no one at her…

Luxury Traveler: Top 3 sunny destinations the holiday season

Luxury Traveler: Top 3 sunny destinations the holiday season

Reading Time: 3 minutesSummer is already behind us and as much as we like indian summers, it is not the same thing. So for that week of holiday you have before christmas here are our top destinations for this fall. 1- Saint Barthélemy, land of eternal sun What can we say about this small island of 25 square kilometers and a total population of 9’000 people? Well, it is the perfect destination in the Antilles archipel where th sun shines all year long. French is the native tongue of the population. English is understood in hotels and restaurants, and a small population of Anglophones have been resident in Gustavia (capital) for many years. Saint Barthélemy or Saint Barth, is a magical destination for your holidays. You will discover a stylish yet relaxed lifestyle, interesting for all Luxury travellers around the world. From the Anse du Grand Colombier to the Anse des Flamands or the Saint…

Blade Runner 2049, the neo-noir science fiction film is back.

Blade Runner 2049, the neo-noir science fiction film is back.

Reading Time: 6 minutesBlade Runner 2049 represents the return of one of the most iconic movies of the 80’s. Fans can talk about this movie for hours and it was definitely one of the defining moments of Harrison Ford. Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. Why Blade Runner is such an iconic Film? Some people might wonder why Blade Runner is such an iconic film. There are some elements that definitely made a defining moment not only for Harrison Ford but also for the history of Science Fiction movies. Let’s put things in context. The first Blade Runner was launched in 1982. At…

Luxury news: AO YUN, The New Frontier of Winemaking

Luxury news: AO YUN, The New Frontier of Winemaking

Reading Time: 7 minutesMoet Hennessy has a strong heritage of innovation and respect of traditions. This year they are revealing one of their latest projects: AO YUN, wine from China. It is a multiple years project that has the ambition to become the best wine in China. Moet Hennessy put all the required means to make it happen. The project is as it is a brand new winery creation: living the dream of any vigneron, it is the opportunity to discover a new region with, rich culture and breathtaking landscapes. After years of research to identify the best region for the project, Moet Hennessy has chosen one with a high-mountain identity: same maximum temperature, lower night temperature, stronger UV, drier end season. This means they do not need to bury the vines in winter and there is enough rain to help the vines grow. The vineyards are situated in North Yunnan, at the…

Friday Chronicle #25: Why Programmatic is killing Luxury Brands

Friday Chronicle #25: Why Programmatic is killing Luxury Brands

Reading Time: 10 minutesDigital is evolving is such ways that today we can target and track people in ways that we would not imagine 5 to 10 years ago. Barbarian words such as sequential targeting, re-targeting, re-marketing are current vocabulary for any good digital marketer. The king of all barbarian words would definitely be Programmatic. You can also call it automatic advertising as per the nature of the activity. We can see that today in the world more than 50% of total ad spending in digital is done via programmatic. 27.7 Billion USD is dedicated today for Programmatic buying, from which a large majority is concentrated in the US. The main idea of programmatic is to focus on the audience targeting which brings the “environment” in a secondary position. The goal being to reach the right person with the right message no matter where this person is. It is called automatic advertising as…

Ultimate Guide for Top 2017 Nail Art Trends – Color is Beautiful

Ultimate Guide for Top 2017 Nail Art Trends – Color is Beautiful

Reading Time: 8 minutes2016 was another year in which the Nail Polish market had a strong growth. This beauty segment grew by 6% showing for the 5th year in a row a consistent development (source: Kline). Here are some key insights from 2016 and 5 biggest trends for the 2017 nail art market. 2016, key take aways from the Nail Polish Market 2016 was another outstanding year. The Nail polish industry has evolved in a solid manner, providing to all customers several new opportunities. From basics to pure innovative products, everybody could find its way. What should we keep from this segment? Long Lasting Nail Polish One of the biggest focus in the past 12 month was the aptitude for brands to propose long lasting nail polish, that could be used at work and during party time. The Long-wear nail polish category has been growing by triple-digit since 2015 and it was still…

The Very Best of Vaudois Wine at Lausanne Palace – Every Monday!

The Very Best of Vaudois Wine at Lausanne Palace – Every Monday!

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Office des Vins Vaudois have the pleasure to invite you to an exceptional journey in which you will be able to taste and discover the best Grands Crus of the Vaud region. Exceptional wines that can be tasted only in exceptional places and in Lausanne only one place would honor this exceptional experience: The Lausanne Palace and Spa. During one month, you will be able to be charmed by the enchanting power and richness of Vaudois wines. It will give you a taste of the Christmas magic. Every Monday, discover 2 Grands Crus from Vaud and enjoy a relaxing start of the week. Monday 21st of November 2016 – Château La Bâtie 1er Grand Cru – Vinzel, Cave de la Côte – Château de Montagny 1er Grand Cru Villette, J. & M. Dizerens Monday 28th of November 2016 – Château de Châtagneréaz 1er Grand Cru, Mont-sur-Rolle – Les Roches Plates 1er Grand…

Scarlett Johansson is Major in Ghost in the Shell

Scarlett Johansson is Major in Ghost in the Shell

Reading Time: 4 minutesGhost in the Shell is an upcoming American science fiction action film directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Jonathan Herman and Jamie Moss, based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Masamune Shirow. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, and Michael Pitt. It will be released on March 31, 2017. Ghost in the Shell, a great story Cyborg counter-cyberterrorist field commander The Major (Scarlett Johansson), and her task force Section 9 thwart cyber criminals and hackers. Now, they must face a new enemy who will stop at nothing to sabotage Hanka Robotic’s artificial intelligence technology. Masamune Shirow’s manga and anime series Ghost in the Shell takes place in a cyberpunk version of Earth in the near future. The series focuses on Japan, but several other nations figure prominently in some stories. The world of Ghost in the Shell features significant advances in technology, the most significant of which is the cyberbrain, a mechanical casing for the human brain that allows mental…

Church’s – A British Jewel in the Art of shoe-making. 

Church’s – A British Jewel in the Art of shoe-making. 

Reading Time: 6 minutesChurch’s story in shoe-making starts officially in 1873 with the foundation of the company by Thomas Church and his 3 sons. But the shoe-making heritage was already in the Church’s family since the 17th century. In deed, Stone Church, the Church’s great grand-father of Thomas was born in 1676 in Northampton. This British city had a long and solid heritage in shoe-making. So this specific know-how was written in the family’s DNA for several generations. It was natural that several decades later Thomas Church founded his company in Northampton where they still have the main factory. The business remained within the founding family until 1999, year that Prada Group took over. Thanks to this acquisition, the British company had enough resources to expand overseas. Today the company produces around 5’000 pairs of shoes every week and 70% of total production is dedicated to exportation. Besides products sold to resellers and…

Aesop Holiday Season launches – treat yourself good.

Aesop Holiday Season launches – treat yourself good.

Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery Holiday season, Aesop delight us with the very best of its product collection. Either with new amazing launches or with great giftsets, Aesop is definitely one of the stars of the season. Here are their recent launches. You will be amazed. Parsley Seed Anti-oxydant facial cream & Lucent Facial Concentrate The new Parsley Seed Antioxydant is a richly emollient cream offering exceptional anti-oxidant fortification for the skin. Potent, soothing moisturiser formulated with emollient botanicals and anti-oxidant rich ingredients to fortify the skin and leave it feeling soft, supple and thoroughly hydrated. Suited to most skin types, other than sensitive. 3 main ingredients: White Tea Tocopherol Rock Rose This fresh, herbaceous scented cream will delight you with a  moment of pure pleasure. Your skin will feel and look hydrated. It is the perfect care to start the holiday season with. The new Lucent Facial Concentrate by Aesop is a vitamin-rich hydrating…

From best luxury Bloggers to top Influencers… the new era of online visibility.

From best luxury Bloggers to top Influencers… the new era of online visibility.

Reading Time: 10 minutesWe 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. Blogger, a full story of a personal website. Probably the first blog in history was Links.net created in 1994 by university student Justin Hall. Obviously at that time nobody would call it a “blog”. It was described as a personal web page. We needed to wait 3 years to see…

Sisley Eau du Soir – Limited edition 2016: White is the color.

Sisley Eau du Soir – Limited edition 2016: White is the color.

Reading Time: 2 minutesSisley revealed its limited edition of Eau du Soir for this Christmas. Sisley aficionados have a regular appointment with the brand to discover the new redesign of Eau du Soir. After the success of Soir d’Orient last year, Sisley takes christmas with another great creation around Eau du Soir. Sisley Eau du Soir 2016 Limited Edition: White and Gold The new floral and graphic Eau du Soir Limited Edition is eye-catching. The bright white lacquered bottle is decorated with circle arabesques and black and gold petals merged in a hypnotic round. Eau du Soir is the second perfume by the house of Sisley and it is feminine, elegant and eternal. Its complex and rich composition is based on perfect harmony of contrasted lines: fresh citrus, sensual flowers, warm amber and musk. The flacon, with its golden cap was designed by Polish sculptor Bronisław Krzysztof. The top notes are mandarin orange, grapefruit, spruce and carnation….