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How to Add Luxury to Your Working Life

How to Add Luxury to Your Working Life

Luxury means different things to different people. To some, luxury is a well-made item of clothing or jewelry they can wear with pride, or an expensive watch they can pass down to future generations. To others, it means living closer to nature, taking a boat out on the open water, or simply enjoying a well-cooked meal and a bottle of wine with friends. Whatever it means to you, a luxury lifestyle usually requires monetary input. The surest way to ensure financial freedom is through a prosperous career. However, many people feel they can reap the rewards of your labors because always tied up at the office. If your life is all work and no play, you might want to think about injecting some small luxuries into your working day to achieve a more fulfilling balance. Here’s how. Hire a Personal Assistant A personal assistant can serve all areas of your…

Living in the lap of luxury  – Property Inspiration

Living in the lap of luxury – Property Inspiration

Everyone dreams of living in the top floor penthouse with the city skyline as their view as they sip their morning coffee or enjoy their evening cocktails. But it isn’t very often the chance to look behind the doors of an award winning penthouse and bring that dream a small step closer. In the cosmopolitan hub of London, the wealthy region of Mayfair is home to the recently crowned SBID’s International Design Award’s for ‘residential design over £1M. An incredible piece of interior design fusing art deco styles with the historic architecture of the Grade Two listed penthouse, known as ‘Greybrook House,’ it sheds light on what it takes to provide the best accommodation for the super wealthy. Noticeable as soon as you step in the door way, the pristine marble hall way leads to a sitting room full of bespoke furniture, that is comfortable yet luxurious. A dramatic hanging bronze…

Swiss Premiere of the Ferrari Portofino: the event!

Swiss Premiere of the Ferrari Portofino: the event!

Every time Ferrari presents a new model it is big news. So when Ferrari presented earlier this year the Ferrari Portofino at the Frankfurt Motorshow, all aficionados felt their hearts race. Now, the big moment arrived for the Swiss Premiere. The event took place at the prestigious Swiss Tech Convention Center – EPFL in Lausanne. A especial evening for a very especial brand. With the official start of the new luxury car, Ferrari is aiming to promote this new launch in the Swiss market. Ferrari Portofino, a GT described with sportiness and elegance The Ferrari Portofino is a grand touring sports car produced by the Italian manufacturer Ferrari. It is a two-door hard top convertible. The car is named after Portofino village and also replaces the California T. The Ferrari Portofino was unveiled initially in the village of Portofino in Italy with two exclusive evenings of 7 and 8 September 2017,…

How To Start Living A More Luxurious Life Now

How To Start Living A More Luxurious Life Now

Anyone can have a more luxurious life. All you have to do is work at it and make a few adjustments to the way you’re currently getting by. Don’t let money stop you from indulging once in a while. Pick a few areas of your lifestyle where you want to experience the good life and focus your energy on improving those parts of your existence. Realize that you’re going to have to alter a few of your habits and make changes about how you currently exist to get what you want. See how to start living a more luxurious life now. Save Money If you want to travel to fancy places and wear expensive clothes, then you have to start saving money for it. There’s nothing wrong with working hard for your money and putting it away so that you can spend it at a later date. A luxurious lifestyle…

Choosing the Right Luxury Car for You

Choosing the Right Luxury Car for You

For 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….

Why Overseas Nuptials offer a New Level of Luxury

Why Overseas Nuptials offer a New Level of Luxury

Planning a luxury wedding not only generates huge levels of stress between you and your partner, but it can also be seriously damaging to your bank balance. Therefore, couples are increasingly looking to alternate options to celebrate their special day. According to recent statistics, one in five UK couples are now choosing to tie the knot overseas, lured by the prospect of warmer weather and an idyllic backdrop against which they can exchange their vows. Overseas nuptials can offer a new level of luxury to your big day. Not only do most venues offer outstanding levels of service and attention to detail, but you will also come home with a tan. Organizing a wedding abroad is less stressful than you might think. Bespoke service, attention to detail, and even having your own team of wedding specialists such as those at Creative Destination Events on hand, are only some of the…

Beauty Rules Were Meant to be Broken

Beauty Rules Were Meant to be Broken

Beauty rules are such an integral part of our lives that we don’t even know who made them in the first place. Some are not even scientifically proven to work, and some we were taught since childhood. Even those routines suggested by professionals may become outdated over time due to the ever-changing trends and advancements in the cosmetic industry. Whether it’s about the piece of clothes or make-up style, beauty rules have never been more challenged than in the past decades with bold attitudes by celebrities like Rihanna and Taylor Swift. These trendsetters sure made we question even the oldest of the rules and reinvent ourselves with new habits and tactics. 1. Don’t go to bed with wet hair This is something your parents probably taught you since you were a little kid. And they did have a point especially in the winter months or when you already have some…

3 Tips For Your Anti-Aging Skin Regimen

3 Tips For Your Anti-Aging Skin Regimen

Youthful, glowing skin can greatly impact your overall appearance and self-confidence. However, as you age, so does your skin. According to the National Institute on Aging, aging skin can affect everyone differently — dryness, wrinkles, age spots, sagging, more visible veins and being less plump being just a few examples. So what can you do to slow down this aging process? Here are three tips to keeping your skin looking healthy and young. 1. Cater to Your Specific Needs Everyone has different skin, and therefore has specific needs they must consider when planning their skin regimen. Whether it’s dark circles, puffy eyes, uneven skin tone, oily t-zone, excessive dryness, sun damage or dark spots, research in depth what you can do to support your skin issues and ensure these factors do not get out of control or contribute to premature aging. On top of your daily regimen of cleansing and moisturizing,…

Friday Chronicle #30: What is Luxury? From paganism to consumerism

Friday Chronicle #30: What is Luxury? From paganism to consumerism

Luxury is a very universal concept that has been part of humanity and civilisation for centuries. It is a very complex definition that has been evolving century after century. Luxury has determined and defined kings and conquerors from the masses, it connected humanity with sacred and has developed a multi-billion dollar industry. Here is the eye of the cyclone, let’s take a few minutes to pause and to interest ourselves in the definition of luxury, past, present and future. Luxury, from sacred to paganism and consumerism In a more traditional way, here is how Thesaurus define luxury: We tend to say that luxury is a 17th century definition. Nevertheless we can track luxury from even the paleolithic period. It is an universal phenomenon. During those times, luxury had 2 main roles: The social recognition The link to the sacred  In the first role, luxury was about richness and conquest. Kings…

The Most Influential Luxury and Fashion blogs in the world – Top 75.

The Most Influential Luxury and Fashion blogs in the world – Top 75.

Last week, Feedspot.com just released an extensive list of the top 75 most influential luxury and fashion blogs and websites in the world. In order to bring a certain methodology to the ranking, here are the following criteria chosen by the RSS Reader in order to build an objective classification: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review Luxury news and fashion blogs became a very strong medium to share news from premium brands worldwide. News are news, no matter if they are old or fresh. One of the biggest increase in the news business is the one for Luxury news. While the 2008 crisis is still hitting the board, the luxury industry has year after year a solid positive growth, between 4 to 6%. In 2016 the growth was 4%…

Rituals Cosmetics opens a new store in Lausanne

Rituals Cosmetics opens a new store in Lausanne

Beauty brands are not only a product provider, they participate to your beauty routine, which means they create self-indulgent moments for you. With Rituals Cosmetics, the philosophy tends to generate happiness that can be found in the smallest of things. The brand’s aim is to transform your daily beauty routines into meaningful moments with a luxurious touch. So last night, Lausanne increased happiness with the opening of a new Rituals Cosmetics store. Rituals… a new philosophy in beauty care Rituals was launched in 2000 and they were the first brand to blend a special choice of home products as well as women and men skincare. Today they also add apparel up to a certain level. They have completely reviewed the philosophy of wellbeing by treating it as a whole. Rituals inspirations comes from the far-east, from Middle-East to Japan, China or India. From Ayurveda ancient knowledge to special Sakura rituals,…

The 10 Most Luxurious Destinations in the World

The 10 Most Luxurious Destinations in the World

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time flyer, holidays are a time for luxury. When the stresses and strains of daily life get too much, we all need to take a break – and what better place to unwind than in some of the world’s most idyllic surroundings? However, it isn’t always possible to predict what kind of experience you’re going to have when you travel somewhere new. Adverts can be misleading, and even customer reviews aren’t 100 percent reliable. Looking to plan your next excursion but not sure where to go? Satisfy your wanderlust with one of these ten luxurious destinations from around the world. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica If you’re looking to experience true geographical wonder, this small town in Costa Rica is the destination for you. With hot springs, natural pools and rainforest trails, the area surrounding the Tabacón River is as luxurious as it…

Victorinox Wine Master, the  unboxing.

Victorinox Wine Master, the unboxing.

When you have a nice bottle of wine, nothing more annoying than not having a perfect tool to open it. Fine wine deserves a tool that was created with perfection. That is why Victorinox launched this year the new Victorinox Wine Master – the trusted companion for professional sommeliers and amateur gourmets alike. Its viticultural credentials are world-class and do your fine wine the honor it deserves. Here is our unboxing with all details! An extra-long corkscrew with five coils prevents cork breakage, plus a unique combination tool houses a two-step lever for uncorking and a bottle opener. The integrated pocket knife has a wavy-edged beak blade foil cutter and a large locking blade, ideal for cheese or your favorite culinary tidbits. Smart and seriously wine-savvy.When we opened the box, the striking detail was the beautiful genuine leather pouch in which the pocket tool is hosted. Such detail allows the perfect…

Veuve Clicquot Cuvée St Petersbourg, passion for champagne

Veuve Clicquot Cuvée St Petersbourg, passion for champagne

Last 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…

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

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

Traveling 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…

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