Author: José Amorim

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….

Top 5 Most Luxurious Healthcare Centers On the Planet

Top 5 Most Luxurious Healthcare Centers On the Planet

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe world is filled with an abundance of medical centers who all compete to provide excellent healthcare services. However, there are a select few who provide a much higher quality of service to individuals who are willing to pay extra to be seen by a doctor of nursing practice. These facilities also utilize the latest equipment and offer luxurious amenities that you wouldn’t be able to find at a typical healthcare center. In this post, we’re going to take a look at five of the most luxurious health care centers on earth. 1) Diamond Physicians Diamond Physicians are described as being one of the leading luxury health care service providers in America. Unlike many health care centers, they charge a flat monthly fee, which is separate from what their patients have to pay to be seen by a physician. However, unlike most centers, they limit the amount of patients that…

Who is the next king of cool?

Who is the next king of cool?

Reading Time: 14 minutesEvery decade has its rising stars, cash cows and dying mammoth… Ok, here I am not talking about Darwin or about animals… I am talking about innovative, creative and outstanding companies that reshape the high-tech world. There are always companies that hook the consumer more than others. If we analyse the high-tech market, life cycles are getting shorter and shorter and companies are also getting a hard time to keep leadership and to keep their image on what I call being the “King of cool”. Follow the timeline… Probably the first king of cool in history might be Alan Kay at Xerox PARC when he presented the first Laptop idea in 1972 called Dynabook. IBM presented in 1975 the first commercial portable computer called the IBM 5100. Many others followed like Epson and HP. Some companies worked on different features of what we see today in modern Laptops and in October 1992…

The new e-Ink keyboard by Apple – what now?

The new e-Ink keyboard by Apple – what now?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is always surprising to see there are people in this world who spend most of their time analysing, observing, digging out, searching and revealing every single thing Apple might do. At least the good news for the Curpetino company is that they do not need to spend millions of dollars in viral and buzz campaigns. People do it for them for free. Last rumour that becomes a reality is what we call the e-Ink keyboard. The tecnology itself is not a rumor but the viral component comes from the idea that Apple might equip the next generation of laptops with it. And this is big news as it has been a little while that Apple did not focus on their macbook pro range. What is the e-Ink keyboard? As we all know, a laptop keyboard is by nature…. small. You cannot have all the keys you wish and sometimes…

Sisley Double Tenseur: instant and long-term

Sisley Double Tenseur: instant and long-term

Reading Time: 2 minutesSisley rediscover the lifting effect thanks to Sisley Double Tenseur. A lifting skin care with botanical extracts which is effective both immediately and in the long-term. This moisturizing and ultra-sensorial fresh gel with a “second skin” effect is doubly effective, both immediately and in the long term. An immediate lifting and smoothing effect on the skin’s surface: Oat seed extract creates a continuous, stretchy and flexible 3D mesh on the skin’s surface which, as it retracts, smoothes the skin, thereby giving an immediate lifting sensation. At the same time, the combination of Rhatany and Lemon extracts tones and smoothes skin texture. An in-depth strengthening of the skin’s firming capacity: day after day, the powerful combination of plant-based active ingredients, Tiger Nut and Cottonseed extracts, strengthens the dermal structure. The face is instantly firmed, features appear lifted and signs of fatigue are faded. After 4 weeks, the skin is more toned, it feels denser…

The 30 Most Iconic Sun-glasses of all time [Infographics]

The 30 Most Iconic Sun-glasses of all time [Infographics]

Reading Time: 3 minutes  Here is a cool infographic about the 30 most iconic sunglasses of all time. All of them reflects a strong image of the most amazing actors, singers and even cartoon characters. Sunglasses are the most stylish In prehistoric and historic time, Inuit peoples wore flattened walrus ivory “glasses,” looking through narrow slits to block harmful reflected rays of the sun. It is said that the Roman emperor Nero liked to watch gladiator fights with emeralds. These, however, appear to have worked rather like mirrors. Sunglasses made from flat panes of smoky quartz, which offered no corrective powers but did protect the eyes from glare were used in China in the 12th century or possibly earlier. Ancient documents describe the use of such crystal sunglasses by judges in ancient Chinese courts to conceal their facial expressions while questioning witnesses. James Ayscough began experimenting with tinted lenses in spectacles in the mid-18th century, around 1752. These were not “sunglasses” as that term is…

The Complete Guide To Shop Swim-Suits For Real Women

The Complete Guide To Shop Swim-Suits For Real Women

Reading Time: 4 minutesBuying Swimsuit Online The shady fluorescent dressing room lights are never as flattering as the golden, poolside sunlight. So, the best option is to shop online, trying them on at home and send back the things which doesn’t work. Luckily, there are more than enough online stores which offer almost endless stocks of bras, one-pieces, bikinis, bathing suits and everything in between. You may get overwhelmed by the prices of such products on the online stores. But you can get discount offers and voucher codes at vouchershops to shop from a number of stores online. Debunking the Swimsuit Myths Are you preparing to be a beach bombshell? Genius style tricks like tummy-trimming and super awesome flattering swim-suits can turn even the most swimsuit-wary girl into a certified Sun goddess. But there are some swimsuit myths which lets the girls backed. Let’s debunk some of them: Myth #1: Never wear a white…

L’Homme Cologne Cedrat by l’Occitane. Gentleman’s signature.

L’Homme Cologne Cedrat by l’Occitane. Gentleman’s signature.

Reading Time: 3 minutesCédrat is probably one of the most mysterious citrus fruit. Also called Citron (do not be confused with Lemon), Cedrat was considered as one of the rarest fruits in Ancient times. We tend to consider Cedrat as the golden fruits from the Garden of Hesperides. Its fragrance is subtle as intense and has been part of men’s perfumery heritage. L’Occitane en Province has been exploring this theme as part of the brand legacy, as a true masculine theme. For this christmas, L’Occitane reinvents its masculine territory thanks to L’Homme Cologne Cedrat. With a fragrance flacon invented by Olivier Baussan, the main idea was to rediscover a masculine flask. A perfect timeless theme for a timeless and elegant scent. L’OCCITANE’s masculine fragrances for men are comprised of harmonious blends of wood, spices, and herbs, and evoke feelings of mystery, ruggedness, and sensuality. Each fragrance reflects Provence’s authentic nature. With its striking appearance and irregular…

Luxury Family holidays: is it possible? Sure and here is how.

Luxury Family holidays: is it possible? Sure and here is how.

Reading Time: 6 minutesYou have your luxury lifestyle. You find the person of your dreams and you start a simple life made of small pleasures and luxury delights. You appreciate small luxury hotels, you enjoy marvelous weekends in amazing cities like Prague, Barcelona or Paris. And then one day, you decide to build a family and get children. It is probably one of the most beautiful things you will have in life: children. Problems start when you get your first holidays with your children. You realize the following cannot happen anymore: Decide on last minute what to do Get in this marvelous small luxurious romantic hotel Just lay down by the pool and enjoy a calm and stylish afternoon Go party all night get that table for 2 in that 3 Michelin star restaurant Children and luxury, you become immediately a drama queen When your life get full with children, you start realizing that…

Davidoff Yamasa, exceptional new Cigar. One of a kind.

Davidoff Yamasa, exceptional new Cigar. One of a kind.

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe life of Davidoff Cigars is the life of Zino Davidoff. His brilliant savoir vivre infused all aspects of cigar craftsmanship and enjoyment. A visionary in all regards, Zino was a man who ensured time, like each of his cigars, was always beautifully filled. While we think everything was invented, everything was already done, Davidoff launches a new Cigar. After 20 years in the making, Davidoff Cigars unveils its newest cigar range, Davidoff Yamasá: an intense exhilaration in taste. Davidoff is a Swiss luxury tobacco goods brand name, which is carried by a range of products including cigars, cigarillos, cigarettes and pipe tobaccos. The company is otherwise independently owned by Oettinger Davidoff AG. Here are some key figures about Davidoff Cigars: 2015 Turnover: CHF 1.126 Million Employees: 3’541 Number of total cigars produced annually: 45 Million Davidoff cigars are sold worldwide through a selective distribution system. The Davidoff Flagship Stores have a special position among the carefully selected…

Medieval Factory by L’Espace des Inventions – Lausanne

Medieval Factory by L’Espace des Inventions – Lausanne

Reading Time: 4 minutesL’Espace des Inventions opened in 2000 in Lausanne. Since then, their mission is to inspire vocations and to awaken young people’s interest in science and technology. These are 2 key elements to our modern culture that should educate future generations. They are located in a very special building, constructed for the National exhibition of 1964. The roof is a giant solar dial and the space is located at the bottom of an amazing park called the Youth valley. The main surface is about 250m2. Generally L’Espace des Invention hosts different ephemeral exhibitions dealing with a science or technical theme. Visitors are stimulated and exposed to experiences thanks to observation and manipulation. L’Espace des Inventions welcomes over 23’000 visitors each year. Right now you can discover an amazing exhibition called Medieval Factory.  It is displayed until December 2016 and visitors will discover, understand and manipulate catapults, medieval engines, learn more about the…

An exquisit Autumn picnic, with Champagne Krug

An exquisit Autumn picnic, with Champagne Krug

Reading Time: 6 minutesAutumn is often a nostalgic season. Not yet winter and no more summer. Temperatures start to drop and holidays are over. That is probably why we should find things to do, to treat ourselves with nice things. While the sun is still there, Autumn is the perfect season to connect to nature and rediscover simple pleasures like a picnic. We can see nature changing and for LuxuryActivist was the perfect occasion to rediscover Champagne Krug. Autumn, nature under the hood The word autumn comes from the ancient Etruscan root autu- and has within it connotations of the passing of the year. It was borrowed by the neighbouring Romans, and became the Latin word autumnus. After the Roman era, the word continued to be used as the Old French word autompne (automne in modern French) or autumpne in Middle English, and was later normalized to the original Latin. In the Medieval…

Victorinox Fall Winter Fashion Collection, Modern Craft story.

Victorinox Fall Winter Fashion Collection, Modern Craft story.

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is surprising with Swiss Ingenuity is the large numbers of possibilities. Victorinox is the proud ambassador of such philosophy and the Swiss manufacturer has season after season innovated in the fashion industry. They propose a modern and clever fashion, crafted for outdoor and daily adventures. Here is our review of the new Fall-Winter collection by Victorinox. It is our Swiss Blog of the month. This is how Victorinox describes the new collection: “In the new-season collection from Victorinox, we embrace craftsmanship, celebrating artisanal skills and enjoying innovative textiles in apparel and accessories designed for endurance. The pieces in the new collection showcase the company’s trademark Swiss quilting in unexpected ways. Another key element in the collection is Damascus steel – the patterned metal giving a blade an interesting and artisanal look. Its distinctive markings are made using a handcrafting technique dating back to medieval times.” What we can say…

Luxury Blog: IOMA Paris opens new store in Paris – A temple to beauty.

Luxury Blog: IOMA Paris opens new store in Paris – A temple to beauty.

Reading Time: 5 minutesIOMA, the beauty high-tech brand opens a new store in the heart of Paris, at Saint German des Près. In this new store, the brand gathers the very best of high-tech and skin expertise. You will be able to find the best sellers of the brand as well as specific treatments, including massage cabines. This is definitely a new beauty destination in Paris. IOMA is a skin expert and all the concept is based in trying the find the best and the most adapted treatment for your own skin. For that the brand has created different high-tech skin diagnosis in order to personalize the offered treatment. The power of the brand is to be present in 17 countries in 3 different continents. These represent more than 1’500 sales outlets across the world. IOMA deployed 2’200 skin diagnostic devices. In one hand, the brand can serve its customer’s best interests and…