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Choosing the Right Luxury Car for You

Choosing the Right Luxury Car for You

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor some, buying a luxury car is a no-brainer. This is because the cars are guaranteed to be of top quality, and you love the brand and the image that is associated with it. If you are on the fence, however, there are a few key areas that make luxury cars standout and be the best cars on the road. Whether choosing a luxury vehicle for yourself or to raise the profile of your company, you’re investing into a great product that has: 1. Safety Features Luxury cars, on average offer more and better safety features, and the better the safety features that will come with it are as a standard. Your safety is of paramount importance, and these safety features provide better crash test results and are rated more highly by insurance companies. Whether it is for yourself, your family, or your employees, better safety qualifications are always important….

Fine Luxury at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

Fine Luxury at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Cannes Yachting Festival 2017 Dubbed ‘the international rendezvous,’ the international Cannes Yachting Festival is a truly luxurious affair, with all manner of indulgent commodities on display in the Côte d’Azur’s most glamorous destination. Europe’s largest in-water boat show celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017 and so, despite unfavourable weather conditions, the latest edition of the event was one of the biggest celebrations yet. As well as a grand selection of 600 luxury yachts, including 108 vessels making their world premiere, 516 exhibitors from across the world displayed their luxury wares to a discerning crowd across Port Pierre Canto and the Port of Cannes, including yacht brokers, shipyards and a range of other purveyors of luxury. A Special Occasion The special 40th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival was a special celebration indeed, with a range of activities and features marking the occasion. From Nice to Cannes, helicopters whirred overhead…

Veuve Clicquot Cuvée St Petersbourg, passion for champagne

Veuve Clicquot Cuvée St Petersbourg, passion for champagne

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast week LuxuryActivist enjoyed an amazing #LiveClicquot moment in Lausanne to discover the new Veuve Clicquot Cuvée Saint Petersbourg. It was a special exclusive moment in which we could also experience the Veuve Clicquot lifestyle. Veuve Clicquot, more than champagne, a way of living Philippe Clicquot, from a family of bankers and textile merchants, already owns vinyards and decides to establish a champagne house. His ambition was to “cross the borders”, and true to his word, Venice was the destination of his first shipment of champagne. Madame Clicquot was born in Reims in 1777. As the daughter of Baron Nicolas Ponsardin, her social standing allowes her to provides an excellent education, founded upon the traditional morals and values of the time. In 1798 she married François Clicquot, son to the founder of the Maison Clicquot. François shared his passion and knowledge for champagne creation and distribution with his young wife. It was because…

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

Reading Time: 2 minutesSince its inception in 1904, the pilot’s watch has been a staple accessory for aviators everywhere.  The watch was conceived by French designer Louis Cartier.  He created the watch for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, a keen aviator, after listening to him complain about how difficult it was to remove a pocket watch while flying a plane.  Cartier decided to help his friend out, and designed the first pilot’s wristwatch.  The rest, as they say, is history. And The Watch Gallery explores the history perfectly through the below infographic. The piece explores key moments in the brand’s history, such as how in 1911, the pilot’s watch was launched to the general public, and by the start of the First World War in 1914, pilot’s watches were a common accessory for British fighter pilots.  The design of them was altered to allow pilots to unleash attacks at precise times.  Glow in the…

Swiss Small Luxury Hotels you probably do not know… and you should.

Swiss Small Luxury Hotels you probably do not know… and you should.

Reading Time: 6 minutesTraveling is always an adventure, especially if you are a luxury traveler. While holidays is already knocking at your door you might still wonder where you should go and which hotel you should stay. Switzerland represents an amazing destination for holidays, no matter if it s winter time or summer. You will be amazed by the beauty of its landscapes, the kindness of people and the important premium and luxury hotels you might find. Away from the big hotels networks, here are 5 small luxury hotels that you probably do not know….but you should. They are unique, outstanding and highly stylish. Ultima Gstaad – Luxury Boutique hotel When you think about ski resorts in Switzerland, probably the mist luxurious experience will be found in Gstaad. This small and unique ski resort had attracted the attention of worldwide celebrities as well as of a luxury clientele. If we should recommend one…

Friday Chronicle #28 – The Fashion business, key facts and figures

Friday Chronicle #28 – The Fashion business, key facts and figures

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe world of fashion is one very dynamic industry that generates more than 3’000 Billion USD of sales every year. From ready-to-wear, to Couture, sportswear or even Childrenswear, it is a very juicy industry to work with. Here are the key facts and numbers you might want to know and that will define the incoming trends. From the 3 trillion USD, womenswear represent 621 Billion USD worldwide. The fashion business is a worldwide business Fashion is never out of fashion. A simple statement that means a lot. Today more than 5 million manufacturers maintain more than 2 million brands across the globe (source: Euromonitor). In the last 20 years, the fashion industry employed a lot of people. It went from 15 million employees back in the early 90’s to almost 30 million today. From this 3 trillion dollars business, 6 segments outstand from the rest. The leading category is Womenswear…

5 Benefits of Buying Engagement Ring Online

5 Benefits of Buying Engagement Ring Online

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this fastest ever life, you don’t get time to spare for yourself. It’s even more disturbing when you have an extraordinary day of your life coming your way a few months later. Thanks to the electronic revolution, you have internet and e-commerce to help you. From pin to plan, everything is available online that too delivering at your door step. However, people still doubt on the quality and authenticity of the products available online and prefer buying it offline following the conventional shopping methods especially when it’s something precious like jewelry. Clarifying the suspicion of the people regarding online shopping, we would like to say that it’s entirely transparent these days. The websites give their customers various facilities like easy return, exchange offers and good discounts. Hence, be it buying a hair pin or to buy engagement ring mountings online, the level of quality you’ll get here shall be the…

London’s 5 hottest commercial locations

London’s 5 hottest commercial locations

Reading Time: 4 minutesLondon‘s claims as a capital of commerce and culture remains unchallenged and commercial properties in the UK capital are coveted. But investing in prime property here can be challenging — the best locations are snapped up super-fast and it’s hard to predict the next prime spot for investment. So here are London’s five hottest commercial locations — take a look to see which spot suits your project perfectly. East Croydon The Home of the UK Home Office was once criticised for its drab concrete architecture — but it’s now home to some of South London’s best shops and bars. The Westfield shopping centre is a mercantile mecca for bargain-hunters from across the city and the Gatwick Express makes it a stone’s throw train trip away from the centre. So East Croydon is particularly primed for property investment and is definitely worth consideration, depending on the nature of your business. Forest Gate Property prices in…

Top 5 Things Your Need for a Luxurious Bathroom

Top 5 Things Your Need for a Luxurious Bathroom

Reading Time: 3 minutesBathrooms are a key part of any home that truly distinguishes luxury from mediocrity. The luxurious home puts thought and care into the bathroom because it’s one of the most used rooms in a home. Plus, if it’s decoration appropriately, you have the opportunity for an in-house spa. Who wouldn’t want that? Don’t settle for a drab bathroom that only fulfills basic functions. Make it a focal point for your home! From full-renovation to simple design tricks, here are the top five things you can do to make your bathroom luxurious: 1. Proper Lighting This one is an absolute no-brainer. Good lighting is not only essential for any bathroom, but you need it if you have any sort of beauty routine. That is why you need vanity lights in your bathroom. Not only do they cast great light that illuminates the room, but they also give you the perfect lighting to…

How to Decorate Your Home Like a Stylist

How to Decorate Your Home Like a Stylist

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe all dream of creating a home that looks straight out of a magazine. Yet, we can sometimes lack the confidence of a professional interior designer. However, achieving a beautiful home doesn’t have to be a challenge. Simply read our tops tips on how to decorate your home like a stylist. Frame Feature Wallpaper Interior designers love nothing more than playing with designs. Instead of covering your walls from top to bottom with feature wallpaper, you could follow the stylish trend of wallpapering a section of the wall and framing it with wooden beading. It’s a great way to complement the colors in your sofa and drapes. Embrace Repetition Three is the magic number when it comes to interior design. Many home stylists use a series of identical images to create a focal point within a living room, hallway or bedroom. For instance, you can hang three photos in a…

How To Ensure Hygiene Of Ceramic Vases

How To Ensure Hygiene Of Ceramic Vases

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe vase is something that holds paramount significance in our lives. When it comes to sprucing up interiors of the house, it is the first thing that comes to our mind. It has the power to add simplicity and elegance to the look of your home decor without any hassle. Whether you opt for floor or flower vases; it can help you to fill up those empty corners of your living room. You know how important are vases in your lives. But the question is that do ever show concern for its hygiene? People often surf for the best ceramic vase designs and look forward to buying it. There’s nothing wrong in it; you acquire better idea before purchasing it. But, why not to obtain knowledge for cleaning it? Think of it before it’s too late. Vases are meant to add grace to the home decor and not to spread illness…

Gabrielle Chanel Fragrance, a true incarnation of the brand.

Gabrielle Chanel Fragrance, a true incarnation of the brand.

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen Chanel launches a new fragrance, it is always big news. We all have in mind the amazing olfactory creations the French luxury house has been providing in the past decades. All different with their own personalities, yet one thing always prevails across all creations: this passionate aim to intrigue, explore, excite and conquer the hearts and the noses of all Chanel’s fans around the world. 2017 is a very special year, the year of Gabrielle Chanel. It is a year of celebration and a year to remind what Chanel stands for. It is a year with amazing product revelations, from fashion accessories to watches and now fragrances. Here is the story of an amazing new launch, a fragrance called Gabrielle Chanel. Gabrielle Chanel Fragrance, the quintessence of Chanel Everything on this new fragrance is to remind the amazing work Chanel does in the Fragrance industry. It has set trends,…

Dress to impress in 5 global luxury locations

Dress to impress in 5 global luxury locations

Reading Time: 4 minutesPicking the perfect outfit for a luxury location can challenge even the most competent fashionistas. And your refined style skills to dress well for different events might not translate to looking trendy in every locale. But with a little research you can avoid a fashion faux pas, impressing locals and guests alike with your impeccable fashion sense. So here’s how to dress to impress in five dramatically different luxury locations. Cape Town Cape Town is the jewel in the crown of South Africa’s luxury hotspots. Cradled between Table Mountain and the point where the Atlantic and Indian oceans converge, its natural beauty is breath-taking. You should put your feet up in a pair of deck-shoes, khaki culottes and a cool cotton shirt from Murphy & Nye as you enjoy the finest seafood at Blues Bar & Restaurant in Camps Bay. But if you’re in residence at The Twelve Apostles hotel a little further round the coast,…

Turning Facebook into a Luxurious Travel Page

Turning Facebook into a Luxurious Travel Page

Reading Time: 3 minutesAre you travelling around the world visiting stunning locations, but only share your experiences and photos with loved ones? Well with that in mind, have you ever thought about sharing this aspect of your life with a larger audience? Well, you don’t need a website or specialist platform to do that – it can all be done from the comfort of Facebook. After all, Facebook is used by many adults in the Western world. You are also no doubt well-versed with how this social media platform functions. So if you want to create a casual blog of sorts, Facebook is one of the best options available for doing that. However, there are various things to consider for growing your Facebook travel page. Produce an enticing cover Considering a cover is the first impression you have with people on Facebook, it is not exaggerating when saying that it is one of the most…

Four Great Reasons to Invest in a Luxury Tailor Made Suit

Four Great Reasons to Invest in a Luxury Tailor Made Suit

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you have a big occasion coming up which requires you to wear a suit, then you might be wondering whether it’s worth investing in a tailor-made suit, rather than your standard off-the-rack option. Whilst a bespoke suit may set you back more financially than something from your local department store, there are many reasons to consider paying the extra and investing in something that many would argue every man needs to have in their wardrobe. We’ve listed some of the main reasons why it’s worth investing in a good tailor-made suit. Reason #1. More Choice of Fabrics When you purchase an off-the-rack suit, the fabrics are going to be already decided for you. Because of this, your choices will be narrowed down, and it’s going to be more difficult for you to find the perfect mixture of the right fabric, color and cut altogether. On the other hand, when…

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