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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…

The Royal Wedding: A Closer Look Into That Givenchy Dress!

The Royal Wedding: A Closer Look Into That Givenchy Dress!

It just take Google 0.74 seconds to find 90.2 million results about the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It was probably the news of the month and there was so many things already said about it. At LuxuryActivist we decided to focus on just one single thing: the Givenchy dress! French Style Meets British Talent: Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller As we noticed, this British Royal wedding was different from all the previous one. Experts tend to say it was the renewal of traditions. Among many things: The first one in modern English Gospel and an American preacher acting A French Fashion House did the bride’s dress! By choosing Givenchy, Meghan Markle opted for simplicity, modernity, elegance and style. Since the departure of Riccardo Tisci back in 2017, it is the British designer Claire Waight Keller who is the Creative mind behind Givenchy. She was born in…

2018 Cannes Film Festival – The best looks and also the worst… oh boy!

2018 Cannes Film Festival – The best looks and also the worst… oh boy!

This 71st Cannes Film Festival will be an edition to remember. For sure the French film festival will always be a special event. With the glamorous and activist Cate Blanchett as president, we could only see great positions taken. What is not allowed: Selfies, Harvey Weinstein and avant-premières! This year it was once again a sexy year for the Cannes festival with quite daring looks. Here are our best two looks and, oh boy, the two worst ones. Top: Julianne Moore in Givenchy Haute Couture The lady in red(head) walking the red carpet. This was a pure glamorous moment. We would love to see more elegance like this one. Julianne Moore had a very outstanding look and she definitely made her entrance. Top: Diane Kruger in Armani Privé What can we say about Diane Kruger in this amazingly beautiful Armani Privé dress? She is a true princess. It remind us…

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

Cannes Film festival, when stars “reveal” themselves.

The 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!

2018 Cannes Film Festival: what you should know about this year’s edition.

2018 Cannes Film Festival: what you should know about this year’s edition.

In one month time the 2018 Cannes Film festival will start and this year and one big novelty is that there will be no selfies allowed during the photocall on redcarpet. Thierry Frémaud, General manager of the festival, believes that celebrities should take advantage of the professional photographers present. He also declared that a selfie is a ridiculous and grotesque activity. We already know that there will be no Kardashians / Jenner this year at Cannes…. 🙂 More seriously, here is what we know so far about this year edition. Cate Blanchett, Glamorous President Of The Jury In the history of Cannes film festival, not so many women got the prestigious role of president of the jury. In 2018, after all the sexist scandals, the #metoo initiative, Cate Blanchett will be the 71st President. Weinstein is persona non grata at the festival. The 48 years old Australian actress is a…

Oscars 2018, what do you need to know about this 90th ceremony

Oscars 2018, what do you need to know about this 90th ceremony

We tend to say that the Oscars is the Super-bowl of Culture. In any case winning an Oscar is probably the highest achievement accomplished by an actor, director, or any related professional to the cinema industry. Here is everything you should know. 2018 Oscars winners Here is the full list of the Oscars winners for this year. As we can see the great winners are The Shape of Water and Dunkirk. Best Picture: “The Shape of Water” Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” Actor: Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” Actress: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” Original Screenplay: “Get Out” Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me by Your Name” Foreign Language Film: “A Fantastic Woman” Animated Feature: “Coco” Visual Effects: “Blade Runner 2049” Film Editing: “Dunkirk” Animated Short: “Dear Basketball” Live Action Short: “The Silent…

AQUATIS: too expensive, not interesting and lack of ecological values

AQUATIS: too expensive, not interesting and lack of ecological values

This weekend, LuxuryActivist went to the recently opened Aquatis. After a big buzz around the opening, we wanted to see for ourselves and I must say that it was more than disappointing, it was even shocking. It was old style, super expensive, all the cultural aspect is not well executed, and several ecological values were not respected. Truly a very disappointing experience with a real environmental responsibility. Project Recap, the key numbers Aquatis was a titanic project to get out of the waters. Seventeen years to build the organisation, the structure and to built the place. The entire platform is sit on a 12’000m2 area with a hotel, restaurants, the aquariums and vivariums. The hotel has 143 rooms, three stars quality. The parking has 1’200 places. The visit circuit covers 3’500m2 for a tremendous 2 million liters of fresh water. You will be able to see 10’000 fishes, 100 reptiles…

Fine Luxury at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

Fine Luxury at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

The 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…

British Grand Prix 2017 Guide

British Grand Prix 2017 Guide

Britain is gearing up for this year’s Grand Prix at Silverstone, the home of British motorsport.  The big race day is on 16th July 2017 and it can’t come a moment too soon for F1 fans, who are looking forward to another exciting weekend of high-octane action. Few sporting occasions match the intensity, glamour and drama of an F1 race and you can make the most of it with a supercar hire. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or it is your first time attending the British Grand Prix, there are a few things you can do to make the most of the day. A VIP Experience at a High Pedigree British Venue The British Grand Prix is the home race for British drivers Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button, but it is also an important race for many of the team manufacturers as they have team factories based around the country. Williams,…

The Montreux Jazz Festival, key numbers.

The Montreux Jazz Festival, key numbers.

Every year summer is pulsing around Lake Geneva in Switzerland thanks to the Montreux Jazz Festival. This very special Festival was founded in 1967 by Claude Nobs, Géo Voumard and René Langel with considerable help from Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün of Atlantic Records. The festival was first held at Montreux Casino. It lasted for three days and featured almost exclusively jazz artists. The highlights of this era were Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Bill Evans, Soft Machine, Weather Report, The Fourth Way, Nina Simone, Jan Garbarek, and Ella Fitzgerald. Originally a pure jazz festival, it opened up in the 1970s and today presents artists of nearly every imaginable music style. Jazz remains an important part of the festival. Part of the festival’s expansion was due to coproduction by Quincy Jones who brought many international artists in the early 1990s. Here is a great video with Mr Quincy Jones talking about the early…

The Monaco Grand Prix 2017: An Action Packed Weekend

The Monaco Grand Prix 2017: An Action Packed Weekend

The 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

Roland 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…

When digital becomes the new hollywood for movies

When digital becomes the new hollywood for movies

Last 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.

It 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.

Blade 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…

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