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5 Easy Ways to Add Luxury to Your Lifestyle

5 Easy Ways to Add Luxury to Your Lifestyle

Close your eyes and think about your own definition of a luxury life. Living a life filled with luxuries is a lifestyle many of us aspire to live, although it can have different meanings depending on our dreams. Perhaps it could be traveling the world visiting premium hotels, or wearing designer clothing and pampering ourselves with indulgent products? While a glamorous lifestyle was once only associated with celebrities, it’s easier than we think to attain a life filled with luxury for ourselves. Without having to break the bank or aspire to have a celebrity status, here are six easy ways to bring a touch of luxe into our everyday lives. 1. Treat yourself to flowers: Coming home to a bunch of scented, fresh-cut flowers situated in your home can instantly improve your mood. Not only do they look beautiful and add a pop of color to our homes, but they…

Nespresso Reviving Origins: Rediscovering (Almost) Forgotten coffees

Nespresso Reviving Origins: Rediscovering (Almost) Forgotten coffees

Nespresso is launching REVIVING ORIGINS. It is a new initiative aimed at reintroducing coffee growing in areas where it is threatened. As part of the Nespresso AAA Program for Sustainable Quality, the company works with coffee growers in regions affected by conflicts, economic difficulties and ecological disasters. This is part of Nespresso commitment to investing over CHF 500 million between 2014 and 2020 thanks to its programme “The Positive Cup”. It is a commitment to sustainable development in the world. Nespresso will invest CHF 10 million over the next five years to revitalize the coffee industry in some countries and promote rural economic development. This announcement comes with the launch of two “pure-origin” coffees from Eastern Zimbabwe and the Caquetá region of Colombia. These almost forgotten coffees are clearly unknown by the large audience of coffee-lovers and have truly almost disappeared in recent decades. With the Nespresso initiative and partnerships…

Luxury Breaks in the UK You Can Afford

Luxury Breaks in the UK You Can Afford

The UK is full of glamorous getaways that can be more affordable than you’d think. It is within reach for many to take a weekend off to be treated like royalty while enjoying quaint settings and luxurious accommodations. There are a slew of reasonably-priced retreats throughout the UK if you want to reserve an all-inclusive package for relatively cheap. After working too hard, everyone deserves to treat themselves. If you are smart it doesn’t have to hurt your bank account too much. Here are some of your options. Dining in South Downs Much of what makes a luxurious retreat memorable is what you eat. At the glamorous New Pace Hotel, you get to enjoy the English countryside, South Downs National Park, and some world class food. Each room comes with a bottle of Prosecco and a three course meal. Every morning you will be greet the day with English breakfast…

5 Tips to Protect Your Luxury Yacht From Thieves

5 Tips to Protect Your Luxury Yacht From Thieves

You wouldn’t think that a luxury yacht could be stolen, would you? It can happen, though. As a yacht owner, you need to protect the yacht itself in addition to everything valuable aboard. Thieves might not be able to think of how they’d hide a 60-foot-or-larger ocean vessel, but those same crooks would certainty know what to do with the jet skis, personal electronics and other costly items they might find. The heist of the Change in Latitude yacht from its berth in Dania Beach, Florida, back in 2015 stands as proof that a yacht can, in fact, get stolen. Ultimately, the $700,000 Ocean Alexander Pilothouse yacht was recovered. Yet clearly, you wouldn’t want anyone to as much as “borrow” your yacht or any attendant possessions, particularly given any damage that might be done. Here are five tips for protecting your yacht. 1. Dock your yacht securely The majority of luxury…

Sebastien Cassagnol Is The New Executive Chef of the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne

Sebastien Cassagnol Is The New Executive Chef of the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne

Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa Lausanne just released the fantastic news about its new Executive Chef: Sébastien Cassagnol. At the age of 47, the French Chef with a tremendous international experience takes charge of the Royal Savoy “Brigades”, under the Signature inspiration of Chef Marc Haeberlin. A French Chef With A Worldwide Panorama Sébastien Cassagnol has a very unique profile. Born and raised in France, he started his passion for cuisine at the age of 6 years old while spending a lot of time in his grand-parents’ kitchen. His career is a great path made of excellence, rigor, tradition and creativity. Mr Cassagnol’s cuisine is rich, facetted and respectful of traditions and know-how. He had the opportunity to work around the world and he as able to deploy a very qualitative cuisine. He discovered abroad that there is a very strong and genuine culture for French gastronomy. “Cooking is an art…

What Type of Luxury Vehicle Are You?

What Type of Luxury Vehicle Are You?

Most people dream of owning a luxury vehicle, but when the time comes, what will you actually get? If you have the means to get any car you want, will you be disappointed in your choice? The answer is no, if you know which type of luxury vehicle suits your personality. Read on to learn which type of luxury vehicle is the embodiment of your personality. 1. Rockstar/diva The Rockstar or Diva personality type often gets a bad rap. Yes, these people do like to be the center of attention, but they’re also the life of the party. A diva or Rockstar personality is the type to bring a bit of glitter to everything they do. When you’re around this person, everything gets a bit more interesting. On the flipside, this personality does not settle. They demand to be treated with respect and surrounded by luxury.  This personality likes to…

Tips for Planning a Winter Wedding

Tips for Planning a Winter Wedding

Winter weddings are popular because of the sparkling snow and winter wonderland feeling that they offer. If you are planning a winter wedding, you will need to plan everything carefully while considering the chill. Here are some tips that will come in handy when planning a winter wedding: Set Your Date Soon In the winter, most people are busy making holiday plans and traveling. For this reason, you need to set your wedding date as soon as possible to ensure that your guests can attend. If you want a small, intimate wedding, you can get away with a December wedding because you will not have to make many plans. However, a large wedding requires more planning time, so you should set a February date. Choose a Suitable Venue You need to select the right location for your winter wedding. If you want an outdoorsy wedding with a rustic feel, you…

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Monaco

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Monaco

A New Year’s Eve in Monaco guarantees a night to remember. From glamorous clubbing to festive dinners and fireworks, here are a few Monaco events to pave your way to a sparkling 2019. Take to the skies First of all, if you’re planning to spend New Year’s Eve in Monaco, why not make a celebrity-style entry aboard a helicopter? With the Principality’s helicopter company Monacair, you can enjoy a Monaco airport transfer from Nice airport for a little more than the cost of a taxi and you’ll be chauffeur-driven to your accommodation. If you’re already in Monaco, Monacair is offering a five-minute panoramic flight for just 35 euros per person until 6 January 2019. The tours are available every day except 25 December and 1 January, which means you can seize this opportunity on 31 January. Taking off from Monacair’s base at the sea-facing heliport in Fontvieille, you’ll fly from…

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…

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…

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…

Exclusive Interview with Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder And CEO, Eve Sleep (Sleepeve.ch)

Exclusive Interview with Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder And CEO, Eve Sleep (Sleepeve.ch)

You could imagine that everything was already invented in the mattress and sleep business. Well, this was true until you meet eve Sleep. Here is an exclusive interview of Jas Bagniewski – Co-Founder and CEO of eve Sleep. The concept of eve Sleep is that everyone should be able to access good sleep. For a very long time, good mattresses have been sold through expensive stores at massively inflated prices. That is why eve was created. A simple, beautiful mattress, available to everyone at a surprisingly fair price. LuxuryActivist got in contact with them and could get the following exclusive interview. LuxuryActivist (LA)- Mr Bagniewski, with your established career in the industry, why did you create your own company rather than working for others? Wouldn’t that be more comfortable? Jas Bagniewski (JB)- I’m an opportunist, and when we realised there was such potential in the industry to build a viable…

How Jewelry Can Add to Any Outfit

How Jewelry Can Add to Any Outfit

If you know anything about style, you’ll be aware of the importance of accessories when it comes to completing an outfit. Choose correctly and you’ll be adding the perfect finishing touches to your look. Leave them out and no matter how chic your wardrobe, you’ll fail to shine as brightly as you should. Jewelry is one of your key accessories, and it can really make or break your outfit, so attention to detail and careful consideration are needed to make sure you select the right piece that will enhance your look for you. Necklaces One of the focal points of your outfit will be what you choose to wear around your neck. Plunging necklines and a hint of cleavage invite the addition of pendants and showier pieces, designed to draw attention to the area. To work well, the length of the chain is of paramount importance. The necklace must lie…

Planning A Luxurious-Looking Wedding On A Budget

Planning A Luxurious-Looking Wedding On A Budget

Planning a wedding on a budget can be a daunting task, and if you do not want all of the decorations or the setting to look cheap, you really have to make an effort and get as creative as possible. We have put together a list of tips and tricks that might be able to assist you in planning the perfect wedding from a visual standpoint, even if you don’t want to ruin your finances for life for the purpose. The right venue Organizing your reception at a restaurant is probably the most boring (and most used) ideas in the world. However, in the past several decades, buffet weddings have become more and more popular. What that means is that you can rent a fascinating venue such as a gallery, a museum, a historical site, or an aquarium (or zoo) and keep your costs minimal. Do consider one of these…

Top tips for hosting your first luxury party

Top tips for hosting your first luxury party

The time may have come for you to host your first party, for either yourself or a friend, and the chances are that you have no idea where to start to make it the most luxurious, magical event possible. Whether you are hosting a get together with friends and family or celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday or engagement, you need to make sure that you set the standard high right from the get-go. So make sure that you send your invitations out in time, choose your guests carefully to get the right mix, make sure that you dress to impress and finally don’t forget the food and décor to ensure you host an amazing event. Send your invites in time No one likes to receive an invite a few days before an event, meaning that they cannot attend. So, when it comes to sending your invites make…

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