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How to Create Your Dream Home and Stay On Budget

How to Create Your Dream Home and Stay On Budget

If you’ve recently moved into a new property, or wish to make your current house feel more like home, then you’ll undoubtedly be looking for design tips, inspiration, and helpful instruction. Staying on budget needn’t be a difficult task as long as you plan how you’re going to carry out each move, know what you want and what you don’t, take setbacks into account when making calculations, and, most importantly, get creative and ingenious in your approach. If you want to create your dream home on a budget and have it incorporate aspects of your individual artistic flair, then read on: Be Sensible about Kitchen Design Redesigning your kitchen is infamously expensive and troublesome since the cost of changing and tweaking the systems can soon rack up. So, why not build on and improve what you already have? It is a far easier and cost-effective method than gutting the kitchen…

From Faux-Bobs to Finger Waves: Roaring 20’s Hair Styles For Your Next Big Event

From Faux-Bobs to Finger Waves: Roaring 20’s Hair Styles For Your Next Big Event

The Roaring 20’s shook the Western World as wildly as Josephine Baker’s hips in her infamous “banana dance,” and the world was never the same. From business to culture, politics to fashion, it seemed society had gone completely topsy-turvy in major cities like Paris, New York City, London, Berlin, and Chicago. Modern inventions like cars, electric appliances, and the telephone were making life was good for many. Old, stuffy traditions were loosening up, too. And although prohibition had just come to pass at the start of the decade in the United States, drinking alcohol became all the more glamorous to indulge in while dancing the night away in speakeasies and secret clubs, including for women. Radical changes in politics and social issues were having a big impact on women’s lives. Twenties girls knew how to “werk” with twenty-five percent more joining the workforce from during and after WWI. And, just…

Pros and Cons of Lash Extensions: Are They Worth It?

Pros and Cons of Lash Extensions: Are They Worth It?

Lash extensions are a wildly popular trend in the beauty industry. In fact, according to a Wise Guys Report, the industry is growing by roughly 1.82 percent year on year, and is expected to reach a market size of $754 million by 2022. If you’re thinking of taking the leap and investing in some lash extensions but don’t really know much about it, take a look at some pros and cons to help you make the best decision. Pros of Lash Extensions Less Time Spent on Your Beauty Routine By getting lash extensions, you significantly cut down the time you spend on your everyday routine. Yes, by going to a professional, you are taking time out of your day and it will take some time to get them applied. But afterwards you will spend less time on your everyday makeup routine. Gives a Natural Look Even Without Makeup Why are long…

How to Plan a Romantic Honeymoon

How to Plan a Romantic Honeymoon

It’s your honeymoon, so it’s bound to be romantic right? Not necessarily so, unfortunately. Planning a honeymoon is possibly one of the most stressful parts of getting married, and it’s usually left to the newlyweds to organise. To help all you love birds out there we’ve put together a few tips. There are some tips that relate to the planning of this romantic occasion as well as some tips for traveling as a newly married couple. After a stressful wedding day, your honeymoon should be something to look forward to and enjoy. After all, it is your first experience of being a married couple. Even if you’ve already been living together for a while, those wedding bands and a piece of paper make a lot of difference. Talk About Your Preferences This is a holiday for the both of you, so be sure to cater to both of your tastes….

Top Plus Size Designers – And Where to Wear Them!

Top Plus Size Designers – And Where to Wear Them!

You are no longer a second rated individual in today’s society. You have come to love yourself as you are over the past ten years and now the fashion industry has come to love you too! With social media slogans such as “real women have curves” and “big is beautiful”, your voice has finally been heard and the fashion industry has caught on to the ever expanding demographic of real women. In the USA the average woman is between a size 16 and 18, and in the UK a third of women buy plus-size clothing. This begs the question: why did it take the fashion industry so long to start catering for plus-size women? So many real women complain about the impossible body images set by skinny models on the catwalk, in fashion magazines and on television shows. The market is finally panning to the majority market. You see more plus-size…

Reputation Matters: How to Find the Best Products

Reputation Matters: How to Find the Best Products

How do you know what to look for when purchasing luxurious goods online or in stores? Is it simply the highest price tag or is there more to it? Whether shopping for the best accommodations during your international travels, high-quality body care and makeup, or different appliances for your home, you want to buy from a reliable industry leader. You want to purchase from a company that sells top brand-name products backed by a company guarantee. Before you buy the most expensive item, make sure it’s the best item. Here’s how: Brand-Name Products & Reputation Amway has been a leader in the online retail and e-commerce niche for more than 50 years. The company backs the products it sells, the brands it promotes, and guarantees the quality of all products customers order from the site. Operating in more than 100 countries, consumers from around the world trust the company and…

Nature, Culture and Fun in the Sun: Enjoy an Austrian Summer at CLC Alpine Centre

Nature, Culture and Fun in the Sun: Enjoy an Austrian Summer at CLC Alpine Centre

This summer, choose your own adventure in the Austrian Alps. While it may be the epitome of a wonderland in the winter months, to overlook Austria for your summer escape to the sun is to miss out on a holiday that is nothing short of magical — especially with such fabulous alpine accommodation to choose from. As charming     in summer as it is snowcapped in winter, CLC Alpine Centre is a class apart when it comes to discovering the Austrian Alps in July and August, just look at  the reviews of this CLC World resort. Great facilities, breathtaking mountain scenery, a variety of outdoor activities for all the family to enjoy … here are just some of the sunny highlights to expect. The hills are alive… If you ever find yourself in the Austrian alpine countryside on a warm, bright summer’s day, then you may just start to understand what…

Getting, Wearing and Caring for the Perfect Jewelry

Getting, Wearing and Caring for the Perfect Jewelry

For many people, jewelry is the ultimate accessory. It can immediately enhance any outfit, dressing up even the most basic t-shirt and jeans ensemble. Jewelry can also be a serious investment and very personal item. Few possessions can have such value and meaning. So it’s only natural people want to show these prized possessions off and take care of them to maintain their integrity. Let’s take a look at how you can get your hands on the perfect jewelry, how to wear it and what to do to take care of it. Getting the Perfect Jewelry There are lots of ways to acquire jewelry. But the perfect pieces that really mean something tend to acquired through one of three means: Custom Pieces Diamonds Forever is a premier purveyor and creator of custom jewelry in San Diego. The company notes that custom pieces always have special meaning. Their clients come in wanting…

Does DJ Micky have the Best Job in the World?

Does DJ Micky have the Best Job in the World?

Meet the resident DJ at Amber Lounge, the hottest Monaco Grand Prix party It’s many people’s idea of a dream job. Travelling the world from one glamorous party to another, playing set after set of pulsating music to a VIP audience of celebrities, sports stars and even royalty. For international man of music, DJ Micky, this life is his reality. The figure behind the turntables at the hottest party during the Monaco Grand Prix, Amber Lounge, has a job that takes him around the F1 circuit: from Monaco to Singapore’s iconic night race and the excitement of the season ending race in Abu Dhabi. We meet this lucky Frenchman to learn more. How did you become the Amber Lounge’s resident DJ? I met Sonia Irvine (Amber Lounge founder and sister of ex-Formula 1 driver Eddie) at one of my gigs. She liked what I was playing and asked if I wanted to be part of…

Why Golf is Such a Luxury Sport

Why Golf is Such a Luxury Sport

Of the many sports on offer around the world, golf is often seen as a luxury sport.  It can also be seen as a ‘rich man’s sport’ but is this really the case now? Why it is a luxury sport Yes, it is true that golf is a luxury sport.  You can spend a lot of money buying golfing clothes, shoes, clubs and other accessories.  You can be up to date with the latest trends and change your golfing wardrobe on a seasonal or yearly basis.  All of this makes it a luxury sport because not everyone can afford these items. Yet at the same time, it can be one that is easy to access.  There are golf courses around the country and many offer deals where you can try the game without having to sign up for a membership.  You can ‘pay as you play’ to try out some…

4 Tips For Setting Up A Luxury Corporate Events Company

4 Tips For Setting Up A Luxury Corporate Events Company

If organising exclusive events in luxe locations for corporate high-flyers sounds fantastic, a career in events planning might be your calling. Add a can-do attitude and lashings of charm and you’ve got a firm foundation for success. But excelling in the events industry is also extremely hard work — so here are four tips for setting up a luxury corporate events company. 1. Find your niche Since you aspire to work with high-end clients, you’ve already selected a specialism. But you can narrow down your niche even further by focusing on trade shows, corporate dining or collaborative charity fundraising events. And you might also forge links with partners for seasonal events — for instance, working with sailing experts like Charter One Yachts means you can charter vessels for exclusive parties during the Yachting Festival de Cannes. A broad knowledge of corporate events provides a foothold in the sector — but filling a gap in the…

How To Save In Time For Your Luxury Vacation

How To Save In Time For Your Luxury Vacation

If you are saving for the vacation of a lifetime, then it can be daunting and overwhelming at times, in particular, if your bank balance is not in the healthiest of states currently, or when you go in to book your trip. However, no matter your budget we all deserve a little luxury while you are away from home, so it is up to you to get organized and ensure that you have enough money or savings so that you can swim with dolphins, skydive or even dive with sharks – as these moments are priceless and life-changing, no matter the initial cost. Plan your trip If you are not planning to stay in a resort during your entire trip, then it is up to you to plan and prepare your trip so that you can stick to your budget, while also ensuring that you are having the adventure of…

Mediterranean Yacht Charter: Experience the Med Like Never Before

Mediterranean Yacht Charter: Experience the Med Like Never Before

There’s a reason why the Mediterranean has long been the favourite playground of yachties. It’s not just that it is home to many beautiful areas perfectly suited to exploration by yacht charter, such as the French Riviera, Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, and the dreamy archipelagos of Greece. Those in the know realise that to do the Med right, it simply has to be by yacht. For though the sunny landscape offers countless villas, beach houses and manors, anything they can do a yacht can do better. Here’s why Mediterranean yacht charters beat all other holiday accommodation, every time. Never Lift a Finger When chartering yachts in the French Riviera and beyond, you can expect best-of-class service. In order to work on a yacht, stewards and stewardesses must already be qualified to the highest level, with the luxury nature of a superyacht meaning that service is available 24/7 and no demand is…

Advice For Finding And Purchasing A Luxury Home

Advice For Finding And Purchasing A Luxury Home

Buying a luxury home is an enormous purchase, but it is also a life-changing one, and hopefully, it will be somewhere that will make you very happy for many years to come. Many people dream of owning their very own palatial pad and raising a family, but this does not have to be a fantasy as it is possible to purchase a luxury home without spending millions. As such a large and important purchase, it is important that you take your time to make sure that it is right for you and this can make it quite a stressful situation. Read on for advice for finding the perfect palace and making the big move. Work Out Your Finances First, you need to work out how much money you can afford to spend on the property. There are a few ways that you can improve the resale value of your current…

4 Ways To Make Your Small Home Luxurious

4 Ways To Make Your Small Home Luxurious

Just because your living space is fairly small that doesn’t mean it can’t be a luxurious space too. In fact, it’s easy to make any space look more luxurious with just a few simple additions (or takeaways), and many of these useful tips cost very little money (if any). Take a look at these easy ways to make your small home luxurious and you’ll see what we mean. Declutter No matter the size of your home, if you have a lot of furniture and general items in it, it’s going to seem smaller and more cramped up and that’s definitely not a sign of luxury. This is why decluttering is such a good idea. Once you have removed everything you don’t need (you can store it, take it to Goodwill, or arrange a garage sale if you prefer), you’ll be able to move your furniture around too and that can…

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