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The Monaco Grand Prix 2017: An Action Packed Weekend

The Monaco Grand Prix 2017: An Action Packed Weekend

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe 2017 Formula One World Championship season is fully underway, with the sixth fixture having taken place in Monaco from 25th-28th May 2017. Undoubtedly the highlight of the annual 20-race calendar, this year’s race didn’t disappoint. The sun was out in full force and the mood was jubilant. Some spectators had taken the opportunity to rent a luxury car in Monaco to make the most of the weekend and discover some more of the beautiful Riviera after the festivities finished. The event confirmed exactly why the Monaco circuit is home to the most famous race in the world. The technically challenging street circuit lived up to its reputation for providing plenty of drama and surprises after a slow start. The winners were Sebastian Vettel who led the way, followed by his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen; the two shared the podium with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, who claimed third place. Vettel’s…

Roland Garros – Key numbers and new projects

Roland Garros – Key numbers and new projects

Reading Time: 4 minutesRoland Garros is starting this weekend. The Tennis French Open is one of the most prestigious world tournaments. It is part of the major 4 grand slams: Australian Open Us Open Roland Garros Wimbledon The 21-acre (8.5-hectare) complex contains twenty courts, including three large-capacity stadiums; Les Jardins de Roland-Garros, a large restaurant and bar complex;  Le Village, the press and VIP area; France’s National Training Centre (CNE); and the Tenniseum, a bilingual, multimedia museum of the history of tennis. As each year, while we wonder who is going to win the French Open, hundreds of professionals start preparing every single detail to make the 126 year tournament as sharp as never before. In order to give you an idea on how important the French open is, please see here below some key numbers and facts that will blow your mind. The Roland Garros Staff 250 Ball boys and girls between 12…

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe Cannes Film festival is the place where new stars are born and accomplished stars get the ultimate honors. In any case, stars attend to the French film festival to be seen and in some cases they end up showing off more than they would have thought. Here is our best review on Wardrobe malfunctions at Cannes film festival, since 1955!

When digital becomes the new hollywood for movies

When digital becomes the new hollywood for movies

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast weekend Amazon got 3 Oscars, which is a first in Amazon Studios history. While everybody is talking about the Academy Awards messed-up Best movie, at LuxuryActivist we were impressed to see how digital is now becoming the new Hollywood. Amazon Studios had 2 movies in the Oscars competition: Manchester by the Sea The Salesman With these 2 movies, Amazon Studios won 3 Oscars. With Manchester by the Sea, they won Best Male Actor with Casey Affleck and Best Screenplay. With The Salesman, Amazon Studios won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. It is the first time a Digital player wins an Oscar. It shows that the world is shifting and that digital audio-visual world is taking over. Amazon Studios is a division of Amazon.com, that focuses on developing television shows, distributing and producing films, and comics from online submissions and crowd-sourced feedback. It was started in late 2010. Content…

Patricia Kaas, enchantress with a new album.

Patricia Kaas, enchantress with a new album.

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt was in Geneva, that we discovered the new tour of French singer Patricia Kaas. It was the first date in Switzerland. She will cross Germany, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, and of course France. We saw a charismatic, inspired and enchantress Patricia Kaas. After singing other artist’s songs like Edith Piaf, it was time for Patricia Kaas to come back with her own songs. The tour gathers a collection of her greatest hits as well as songs from the new album. It has been several years that we did not see Patricia Kaas in concert. Patricia Kaas sold more than 20 million albums worldwide. All fans waited for more than 13 years to see a new original album. We have the very best Patricia Kaas possible. Her live voice is perfect, like in the CDs. The mise en scene is minimalistic, elegant and essential. This album would reflect the woman she…

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…

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…

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…

Cannes Yachting Festival 2016: Bigger and Better than Ever

Cannes Yachting Festival 2016: Bigger and Better than Ever

Reading Time: 4 minutesCannes is famous for its internationally renowned festivals that draw visitors to its glamorous harbour. The Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 will be no exception. As one of the largest in-water boat shows in Europe, it’s a hugely important event for the yachting industry. This year is the 39th edition and more than 550 superyachts are expected to fill up the majestic Bay of Cannes, including more than 100 premieres of the finest new vessels. All manner of yachts will be on display, ranging from 6m tenders to 52m superyachts of the highest quality. The event takes place from 6th to 11th September 2016. Both Le Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, located at either end of the famous Croisette of Cannes, attract many visitors, exhibitors, owners and buyers. The majority of yachts will be available for sea trials for potential buyers, giving enthusiastic visitors a chance to take the helm…

Harley Quinn by Margot Robbie – sexiest Comics character alive? 

Harley Quinn by Margot Robbie – sexiest Comics character alive? 

Reading Time: 4 minutesSuicide Squad is pulsing in theathers right now and the world has discovered the sexiest cartoon character of all time: Harley Quinn. Obviously the entire sexiness comes from the interpretation of young Australian actress Margot Robbie. Margot Robbie, fresh and sexy Margot Elise Robbie was born in Australia in 1990. She worked in different films before her role of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Neighbours -2008/2011 About Time – 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street – 2013 Focus – 2015 The Legend of Tarzan – 2016 Suicide Squad – 2016 On her different roles we can see a fresh, sparkling femininity that renew the cinema landscape. She represents a new kind of modernity in which a whole generation of women will identify themselves. Margot Robbie has a promising career ahead and we feel that Suicide Squad is just the beginning. On a side note, Margot Robbie lived in New York…

UEFA Euro 2016: play-field for Asian brands.

UEFA Euro 2016: play-field for Asian brands.

Reading Time: 4 minutesRight now France is the field for a world class sport event: the UEFA Euro 2016. The best European football teams compete to determine who is the best team in Europe. For the first time, we can see that most of the event sponsors are Asian companies. Probably European or Western companies have no money to sponsor such events. For the first time, an European competition of this level got a Chinese sponsor: Hisense. Hisense joins a list comprising nine other high-profile companies with global sponsorship rights to Euro 2016, namely Adidas, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Continental, Hyundai-Kia, McDonald’s, Orange, Socar and Turkish Airlines. There are also six national sponsors in Abritel-HomeAway, Crédit Agricole, FDJ, La Poste, PROMAN and SNCF. Total sponsorship revenues for the tournament are expected to be in the region of €400 million ($438 million). Commenting on the deal, Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events SA, said: “We are excited…

Here is what you did not know about Coachella festival.

Here is what you did not know about Coachella festival.

Reading Time: 5 minutesMusic festivals became a real big deal worldwide and it is a positive thing. People can share a nice moment around music and amazing singers. By far, one of the most popular festival in the world is the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, or simply mentioned as Coachella Festival. From an interesting programme to all the celebrities you can see there, the Californian Festival is more than just jeans shorts and make-up. Here is what you did not know about the most fashionable festivals in the world. Who owns the Coachella Festival? We could say that the people owns Coachella. With 200’000 tickets sold every year in less than 20 minutes, the festival is always breaking new records. Behind the festival there is Goldenvoice, a subsidiary of AEG Live, the second biggest concerts organizer just after Live Nation. AEG live was founded in 2002 by Philip Anschutz, after acquiring…

Top 5 Tennis Players with the biggest earnings in their career.

Top 5 Tennis Players with the biggest earnings in their career.

Reading Time: 7 minutesSports are probably one of the most exciting and universal activity that gathers millions of people around the world. Some sports are more niche than others and a few have international super stars who become true icons to the young and less young generations. They provide amazing scenes and can even makes your heart beat stronger when an edgy situation is happening: a world soccer finals, the Super bowl last game, Wimbledon finals or sometimes just an amazing shot or pass during a national championship game. These amazing sports players provide entertainment, passion and inspiration for the sport, and potentially strong emotions. Some of them are very well paid to do that. Tournaments have been increasing the prize money constantly in order to attract more and more key sportsmen to participate to their event. If we take for example the French Tennis open Roland Garros: in 2015, the French tennis open…

Damien Germanier, Culinary art at the service of your senses. – Nespresso Gourmet Weeks.

Damien Germanier, Culinary art at the service of your senses. – Nespresso Gourmet Weeks.

Reading Time: 7 minutesFor Damien Germanier, his heart belongs to Valais. This talented Chef, not only applies his passion to his cooking but he also shares it with others thanks to the creation of cooking classes. Damien Germanier has a precise and detailed cooking. Full review.

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