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5 Luxury Gift Ideas For That Special Someone

5 Luxury Gift Ideas For That Special Someone

The festive season is fast approaching, which means that now is the ideal time to start shopping for that special someone. There is always a considerable amount of pressure to purchase your partner something that they will love and highly appreciate, no matter if it is the early stages of your relationship or if you have been married for many years. What you buy your partner will depend on their personality and taste, but there are a few luxury options which you can never go wrong with which will certainly make for a unique gift and allow you to enjoy the holidays more in love than ever. 1- Shared Experiences Sometimes, a shared experience can be a better gift to give your loved one than a physical gift. There are all kinds of luxury options to consider, and it will depend on your interests, but a few good choices include:…

Domaine Des Malandes, A Winery Anchored In Tradition And Overflowing Energy

Domaine Des Malandes, A Winery Anchored In Tradition And Overflowing Energy

Domaine des Malandes is a family domaine that exploits 29 hectares of vines in Chablis. Their wines are appreciated for their freshness, finesse and minerality directly from the famous Kimmeridgian, unique subsoil of the Chablis vineyard. France has a fantastic terroir and Chablis is for sure one of the best places in the world for wine. Le Domaine Des Malandes, a Family Passion From Generation to Generation It all started after the Second World War, when André and Gabrielle Tremblay harvested their first grapes in 1949 in their vineyard “Fourchaume”. With great work and passion, they brought the domain up to 7Ha and handed it over to their daughter Lyne Marchive. She started her own winery in Chablis in 1973 and In 30 years she grew the number and the size of her vineyards, extended the winery and modernized the equipment. Lyne Marchive started traveling and exported her wines to Asia,…

Plan a Luxurious and Fun Log Cabin Holiday in Europe

Plan a Luxurious and Fun Log Cabin Holiday in Europe

If you’re planning a holiday close to nature, log cabin retreats are spot on. Not only are they cozy and comfortable, they are also made from renewable and natural materials. Combine these advantages with the beauty and serenity of the area plus the convenience and amenities of a luxuriously furnished timber home and you’re all set to enjoy one of the most amazing breaks you’ve ever had. Here’s a list of places to go for astounding log cabin holidays in Europe. Stay at the Val d’Herens, Switzerland Switzerland is known for its exquisite nature with lots of mountains, valleys and forests. It’s also renowned for its alpine resorts. An incredible place for a log cabin vacation is Val d’Herens, a valley at the canton of Valais. Surrounded by mountains, it is a popular starting point for expeditions.  La Dent Blanches and la Dent d’Herens are two peaks that are over 4,000 meters. Alpine history…

Dressing To Impress: Why Some Fashion Rules Should Not Be Broken

Dressing To Impress: Why Some Fashion Rules Should Not Be Broken

Dress codes can be a controversial subject; in a recent survey, 22% of adults argued that work place rules on clothing limited their self expression.  On the other hand, dress codes are said to improve discipline in schools, discourage bullying based on perceived income differences, and generally set the tone for what is expected by an employer or authority figure.  In luxury establishments, dress codes offer much the same. Rather than seeing them as stuffy or restrictive, view them as setting the parameters for what’s acceptable; and then go and have fun applying your own style to it. Be a gracious guest With the world’s most luxurious hotels going to considerable expense (most notably $3 billion for Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Palace) to build, lavishly furnish and delight their guests, it is perhaps only fair that you dress to show your appreciation of their beauty.  In any luxury environment, adhering to the dress code signifies your…

Most Valuable Artworks in the World

Most Valuable Artworks in the World

A Leonardo da Vinci is sold for $450 million at an auction house of New York “Christie’s auctions and private sales.” It is a record-breaking sale because the current record for the auction of artwork is $179.4 million in 2015 for a Picasso. The record-breaking painting is not only famous for its beauty but the sotheby’s rybolovlev case. Salvator Mundi: A Portrayal of Jesus The painting is sold for a sum of $10,000 almost 12 years ago. The painting is a portrayal of Jesus known as Salvator Mundi. Experts believed that a follower of Da Vinci had painted the portrait. Some critics still have doubts on the authorship of the work, but a majority of researchers trust its authenticity. The uncertainty didn’t affect the bidding period of 19 minutes. During this duration, the painting climbed from a pre-sale guaranteed bud of $100 million. Salvator Mundi is painted by old masters…

La Prairie A Tale of Luxury: Where Precious Materials Meet Infinite Beauty

La Prairie A Tale of Luxury: Where Precious Materials Meet Infinite Beauty

 From the chasms of earth and sea emerge the eternity of platinum, the opulence of gold, the indulgence of caviar and the luminosity of white caviar. Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie presents the next chapter of its unique story with a new film. The two-minute video highlights La Prairie’s four rare, precious ingredients used in its signature luxury collections. It underscores not only the Brand’s innovative, pioneering spirit in the world of skincare but also its place in the world of luxury. With this new film, La Prairie takes us into a journey of excellence and eternal beauty. From the indomitable nature of Swiss Alps and Sea, to the contemporary cutting edge technology, La Prairie pictures a dream of luxury, design and state of the art cosmetics. The film illustrates the rare ingredients used by La Prairie: Platinum Gold White Caviar Caviar We do not know if the action…

How to Look Your Best All Year Round

How to Look Your Best All Year Round

Looking your absolute best all the time, there’s an art to it. To do it, not only do you have to resolve to take your beauty regime seriously, but you also have to act in a way that makes you seem more attractive. If you want to look good from January 1st right the way through to December 31st, these are things that you simply have to do. Here’s what you need to do specifically in order to look your absolute best all year round: Exert confidence When seeking to look your best all year round, it’s just as important to act in a certain way as it is to tend to your beauty regime. In fact, it’s probably more important to put on the right kind of act. Specifically, you should seek to exert confidence at all times and in everything that you do. This means throwing your shoulders back,…

Galerie Du Griffon – The New “Window” of Editions Du Griffon in Neuchâtel.

Galerie Du Griffon – The New “Window” of Editions Du Griffon in Neuchâtel.

Les Editions du Griffon is opening a new space within its historical location in Neuchâtel. The new “window” is called Galerie du Griffon and will be a versatile place for work, exhibitions and encounters. The official inauguration to the public will take place on November 8th at 6:30pm. For this special occasion, the visitors will be able to attend to the signature of Pierre Yves Gabus autobiographical work “L’homme en Noir ou le roman du renard” at Editions du Griffon. His story reveals little-known facets of his personality and presents his life course in the world of art and antiques from here and elsewhere. His unpublished cut-and-paste illustrations illustrate the work, complemented by an exhaustive list of his exhibitions and auctions. The location of Les Editions du Griffon and now this new gallery, has a great interest as it is placed in the historical building of the edition house. It has been 50…

How to Wear Boots the Right Way

How to Wear Boots the Right Way

Boots have been around for a very long time, and they have stayed popular for many centuries. They are useful and fashionable, and they are made of many different types of materials. Some are made of leather and others are made of suede. Some are waterproof such as rain boots, and others have been designed strictly for style. They were created to offer protection for the legs and feet and have been made of wool, cotton, silk, furs, and felt. For women, boots are a sexy way to accentuate the legs while still providing a practical shoe. They are easy to dress up or worn with and look great with a skirt or over a pair of jeans or leggings. There are many different ways to wear a stylish pair of boots, and they go with pretty much any outfit that you can create from the clothes in your closet….

Two Luxury Home Updates to Enhance Your Life

Two Luxury Home Updates to Enhance Your Life

Your home is the place that your whole life revolves around; it is the place where you can relax, entertain friends and family, live with someone you love, and maybe even raise a family. Aside from the basic functions of your house, it should also be a place where you get to feel like your best self and truly make the most out of the time you have away from the busy rat-race of the working week. To help you to recapture some of the luxury your home has the potential to have, this handy guide will walk you through two essential ways that you can add the glamour back into your home. When your house is looking its best, you will feel like the greatest version of yourself and ready to face anything, which is why it is so vital that you take on board the advice of this guide…

Three Luxury Ways to Enhance Your Next Vacation

Three Luxury Ways to Enhance Your Next Vacation

Vacations are already a luxury that more and more of us around the world are starting to enjoy. Add on top of these lowered travel costs with increase choice in accommodation and even destinations, and your vacation can be anything you want it to be. You can have a truly luxurious getaway, and that definition of luxury can be entirely yours at nearly every budget. All you need is a bit of prep, a touch of creativity, and to follow this guide: 1.    Choose a Unique and Luxurious Home-Away-From-Home There is so much more to travel than hotels. Today, you can rent out a vacation home or luxury apartment just as easily and in many cases for less than you would a luxury hotel. Though there are often no amenities like a continental breakfast or room service, you don’t really need them. Order in and enjoy takeout, or go out…

Creating a Luxury Christmas Break

Creating a Luxury Christmas Break

Everyone has different ideas and expectations when it comes to Christmas. While some see it as a magical time of the year, for others it may be about bonding with family. Another thing that Christmas can be is luxury if you want it to be. There are many activities you can do in this respect whether it be fine dining or indulging in high-end self-care. It’s also possible that you do so without having to put a dent in your pockets if you plan ahead and think about it. See how you can create a luxury Christmas break below. Go to a Warm Destination While some people are inclined to stay in their city during Christmas holidays, others are open to traveling out. For those who are amongst the latter, think about going somewhere with sunshine during the Christmas break. A nice destination to consider is Orlando, Florida. It’s a…

Three Of The Best Diving Tenders & Toys – Monaco Yacht Show 2018

Three Of The Best Diving Tenders & Toys – Monaco Yacht Show 2018

The Monaco Yacht Show is the place to showcase new and exciting yachtie technologies, and with diving an established yachting hobby it’s no surprise that this year’s show was filled with tools to help us dive better. After all, when you buy or charter a luxury yacht, it’s not just the boat that you want – it’s the entire lifestyle. And for anyone who’d like to up their watersports game, a little help from gadgets can go a long way. With that in mind, we trawled Port Hercules to bring you three of the best diving tenders & toys Monaco Yacht Show 2018 had to offer. Discover our favourite new diving tenders & toys – Monaco Yacht Show 2018 delivered some amazing finds… 1. An underwater scooter to thrust you into the deep The SEABOB is a diver’s best friend, propelling you to great depths with minimal effort. Crafted from…

Luxury Women’s Outerwear That’ll Keep You Snug and Stylish

Luxury Women’s Outerwear That’ll Keep You Snug and Stylish

As winter is just around the corner, it is vital to start thinking of ways to keep yourself warm once temperatures plummet. It means looking beyond cozy sweaters and thinking of the different outer garments that will help to keep the cold at bay. To ensure you feel both comfortable and chic during the colder months, here are the luxury women’s outwear options that will keep you both snug and stylish. Find the Perfect Coat If you want to wrap up warm this winter, the first purchase you will need to make is a stylish coat. If you want to invest in a coat that will stand the test of time, so you can wear it with confidence for many years to come, you should pick up a classic design that will complement almost every garment in your closet, such as a trench, duffel, or peacoat. View the many different styles…

BYREDO ELEVENTH HOUR, WHEN EVERYTHING COMES TO AN EDGE – FRAGRANCE REVIEW.

BYREDO ELEVENTH HOUR, WHEN EVERYTHING COMES TO AN EDGE – FRAGRANCE REVIEW.

If there is one fragrance that you need to know this month, it is ELEVENTH HOUR by BYREDO. The Swedish born brand launched another wonder, that you will crave for in case your nose come across it. More than a fragrance, it is an original creation with a contemporary olfactory structure. No chance this Eau de Parfum will leave you with a heart of stone. BYREDO, more than just a brand When Ben Gorham founded BYREDO in 2006, his dream was stronger than any difficulty encountered when you build a new beauty brand. His creative mind was filled with ideas and scents brought back from his travels. When he went to India, his mother hometown, the shock of smells was a strong trigger for his imagination and BYREDO was born. Many people ask me what does it means BYREDO. Generally we say the name stands for “By Redolence”, which means…

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