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5 Luxurious Gifts For Your Office Colleagues or Superiors

5 Luxurious Gifts For Your Office Colleagues or Superiors

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe best way to leave a lasting impression with your office colleagues and superiors is a gesture of gratitude that thanks them for their hard work and/or mentorship. In the corporate world, gifts of gratitude should be luxurious and impressive. A luxury gift is an investment that helps cement a strong and long-lasting professional relationship with your colleague or superior. Here is a list of five luxurious gifts for your office workers: Desk Clock The old adage, “time is money,” is the quintessential philosophy of the corporate world. Give a gift that will support time keeping and management: a desk clock. Choose a clock that has a timeless look and can complement any office decor. An overly ornamental clock will distract, so make sure you choose something with simple lines and classic materials, like crystal, glass and wood. The Simon Pearce Ludlow Clock is crafted through the 16th-century technique of shaping molten…

5 Style Secrets for a Small Luxe Bedroom

5 Style Secrets for a Small Luxe Bedroom

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe price of city living and the lack of land within the city limits sees up to half of the population living in apartments, either as owners or tenants. For the many people who do live in an apartment, it’s hard to juggle space and luxury, particularly in living rooms and bedrooms: the traditional hearts of the home. Just because a bedroom is small, however, it doesn’t mean you must compromise on either style or comfort. Here are some tips to add a touch of luxe to any bedroom, no matter the size. 1- Get a great bed It’s the most important – and for some, only – piece of furniture in your room, so get it right. Invest in a quality well-made modern bed that will last for years, and survive current fashion trends. Get the biggest bed possible for the space and use small side tables, as nothing…

What Exactly Is a Luxurious Lifestyle? These Definitions Might Interest You

What Exactly Is a Luxurious Lifestyle? These Definitions Might Interest You

Reading Time: 6 minutesFew people don’t crave a luxurious lifestyle, but what exactly does that mean? What constitutes living in the lap of luxury to one person may be totally different for another, and so perhaps a brief look at what today’s consumer considers ‘luxury’ to mean might be helpful. Whether you are a real estate investor seeking to buy and lease out a group of highend apartments or a young professional seeking the ‘good things in life,’ there are some common characteristics that define a luxurious lifestyle. Here are a few of the most popular aspects of living in luxury. Location Isn’t Everything Anymore It seems as though, as time passes, that old real estate mantra “location, location, location” is becoming less and less important to millennials seeking the ‘good life.’ While most young professionals want a nice neighborhood to raise their families in, they are no longer looking for ostentatious displays…

Top 5 Summer Fashion Items for Men

Top 5 Summer Fashion Items for Men

Reading Time: 7 minutesSummer holidays are not far away and you start wondering what would you need to purchase in order to make sure your look has the perfect fit for the season. At LuxuryActivist, we have digested hundreds of reviews and here are our top 5 best items for men you will need this summer, unless you wish to stay at home until Fall. Not really, so  check out these items and put them right away in to your shopping list. 1- SunGlasses, only Italian Independent The brand Italia Independent was founded in 2007 by Lapo Elkann, Andrea Tessitore and Giovanni Accongiagioco The company sells its products in about 70 countries, operating through brand stores, subsidiaries, agents, and through a network of distributors. The young brand became famous with the promotion and the launch of the first model of sunglasses made entirely of carbon fiber, handmade in Italy and presented at the Pitti Uomo in Florence. Italia…

Emmanuel Macron: en Marche but with the right shoes!

Emmanuel Macron: en Marche but with the right shoes!

Reading Time: 4 minutesIt has been only a few weeks that the new French President, Emmanuel Macron, was elected. His movement is called “En Marche” which means in French “On the Move”. Mr Macron seems very dynamic and he wishes to bring back a certain dynamics to France. If Emmanuel Macron is stepping into the President’s shoes, he is literally following the longtime tradition of French Presidents to wear JM Weston. JM Weston, a long tradition of Presidents. When JM Weston was founded at the end of the 19th Century, everything was already gathered to propose the ultimate elegance for men. Their philosophy is to proudly claim the “Made in France” and the perfect “Excellence at work”. The beginning of the 20th century was also an important time that set a lot of principles in masculine elegance. The development of elegant sports and also the development of worldwide business men, set the legend…

Best Lodges for the Luxurious Traveller

Best Lodges for the Luxurious Traveller

Reading Time: 4 minutesHave you been putting off an adventurous vacation because the idea of answering nature’s call in the middle of the woods doesn’t exactly appeal to you? Well, you don’t really have to worry about that anymore because, in this article, we have listed places that offer the best of both worlds. By “best of both worlds”, we mean you can experience an exhilarating adventure outdoor and come back to luxuries like delicious meals, classy wine, and massages at the end of the day. So without further ado, let’s take a look and find out more about the best adventure lodges that will provide you with exactly what you always wanted from a vacation; an adventure that doesn’t make you sacrifice luxuries. The Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, Canada This was once a fishing village in the 18th Century and now it has been transformed into a popular adventure destination for…

Luxury on a Budget: 5 Surprisingly Affordable Ways to make your House look Expensive

Luxury on a Budget: 5 Surprisingly Affordable Ways to make your House look Expensive

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou don’t have to spend a fortune to create an upscale look in your home. Nor do you have to spend massive amounts of money to upgrade your home or keep it up to date with the latest design trends. We’re not going to address home renovations like fake granite countertops or replacing all of your appliances. Here are five affordable ways to make your house look expensive for relatively little effort. Paint Your Floors If you have worn wood floors, one option for making them look new again is to simply paint them with porch paint. Porch paint should be used in place of wall paint because it is designed to handle foot traffic. This same trick can be used on vinyl floors. You’ll give the floors a new look in a matter of hours and you’ll achieve it without taking away the option of replacing the floor later if…

Krug Carnotzet in partnership with Lausanne Palace – Ultimate Luxury experience.

Krug Carnotzet in partnership with Lausanne Palace – Ultimate Luxury experience.

Reading Time: 4 minutesLuxury brands have the creative gift to make you dream and to invite you to amazing journeys. The Champagne house Krug invite you until mid-April to live an amazing experience called the Krug Carnotzet. In partnership with Lausanne Palace in Switzerland, you are able to book an evening to remember. Enjoy an ultimate luxury diner in a very exceptional place. Krug, the ultimate luxury champagne, every glass is exceptional Every glass of Krug Grande Cuvée is the fruit of many years of craft and patience. The art of blending many years gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique plethora of flavours and aromas, incredible generosity and an absolute elegance that would be impossible to express with the wines of a single year. As you taste it, notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar and jellied fruits may take you by surprise. You may even taste hints of apples still on the tree,…

Cool, New Hairstyles For Guys To Try in 2017 [Infographics]

Cool, New Hairstyles For Guys To Try in 2017 [Infographics]

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe’re already months into the new year and, for many of us, not much about our lives has changed. And while the certainty of a steadfast routine can positively influence many aspects of life, it can also be boring. If you’re never changing, adapting, and growing, you’ll be left behind. Now, most men would default to changing up their wardrobe when it comes time for a change, but this can be extremely costly and time consuming. However, a simple hairstyle transformation can go a long way when revamping your style and look. The beauty of a hairstyle change is that it’s cheap and completely temporary – if you don’t like your new cut, it will grow back in a few weeks. When getting a new cut, it’s important to pick a hairstyle that is going to make a statement that is fashion-forward and awesome. Men’s haircuts with short sides and long…

Inside Chanel Chapter N.18 – Gabrielle, a rebel at heart [Breaking News]

Inside Chanel Chapter N.18 – Gabrielle, a rebel at heart [Breaking News]

Reading Time: 3 minutesIn 2017, CHANEL will celebrate Gabrielle. 2017 will be a year of celebration of Gabrielle Chanel. Five years after its first launch, Chanel pursues its story-telling of the Inside Chanel series. Launched in 2012, each chapter tells a piece of history of Chanel, its founder and its iconic products. The French luxury house has chosen LuxuryActivist.com to reveal the 18th chapter of this amazing online novel. So this is breaking news. The chapter is called Gabrielle, a rebel at heart – in french: Gabrielle ou l’insoumission. Here is the video: Inside Chanel, a great window into the Brand’s history book In order to understand the future, you need to know your heritage. Chanel launched during Fall 2012 one of the most ambitious online series called “Inside Chanel”. It tells the story of Mademoiselle Chanel, Coco, and the heritage of the French luxury house. With several videos per year, you can get inside…

3 New Desserts at the Lausanne Royal Savoy – New Menu.

3 New Desserts at the Lausanne Royal Savoy – New Menu.

Reading Time: 6 minutesDuring a very inspiring morning at the Royal Savoy in Lausanne, we were able to discover 3 new desserts that will complete the new menu for this Spring. It was the opportunity to meet the talents behind this extraordinary cuisine like Julien Krauss (Executive Chef), Adam Bentalha (Brasserie Chef) or Marc Haeberlin (Signature Chef). This morning was actually a “tasting session” in which we would discover and taste 3 new desserts. These new three creation will be part of the new menu to be launched in February 7th. The 3 desserts are revisits to great classics and the talented team at the Royal Savoy found a new way to review these amazing desserts. Between poetry and design, the Royal Savoy customers will be amazed. The following desserts were prepared by Charlotte Marchal operating in the Royal Savoy kitchen. The three new desserts were chosen by being classics. Still, the Royal Savoy team…

“Bubbly Breakfast” at the Lausanne Royal Savoy. When talent and creativity meet.

“Bubbly Breakfast” at the Lausanne Royal Savoy. When talent and creativity meet.

Reading Time: 9 minutesThis morning there was only one place where LuxuryActivist could be. It is a exceptional place where luxury, art and know-how meet. This place is called the Lausanne Royal Savoy. Around this very exclusive breakfast table 5 amazing talents: Mr Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave at Moët & Chandon Mr Marc Haeberlin, 3 stars Michelin and Signature Chef at the Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Julien Krauss, Executive Chef at Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Adam Bentalha, Brasserie Chef at Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Reza Nahaboo, Chef Sommelier at Lausanne Royal Savoy The idea was to discover the new desserts coming in the new menu and to taste the unique and amazing Moët & Chandon Millésime 2008. It was a true Bubbly Breakfast. Several journalists and bloggers were invited to this very special occasion. Having these 5 great talents around the table was definitely our most inspiring experience of this year so far. Benoît Gouez,…

(BELVEDERE)RED Vodka – Fighting AIDS

(BELVEDERE)RED Vodka – Fighting AIDS

Reading Time: 4 minutesLast summer, Belvedere Vodka, one of the world most prestigious Vodka brand revealed the new (BELVEDERE)RED limited edition bottle. 50% of profits will go to the Global Fund, the leading financier program to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa. In support of Belvedere’s partnership with (RED), #MAKETHEDIFFERENCE campaign ambassador, musician John Legend, has collaborated with celebrated Ndebele artist Esther Mahlangu to design the colorful and bold bottle, inspired by the campaign’s four values: security, support, change and unity. Esther Mahlangu is a South African Ndebele artist. She is known for her bold large scale contemporary work inspired by the Ndebele heritage. She uses traditional coloful patterns you usually find in Ndebele jewelry and clothes. Mahlangu is one of the African artists whose art is often exhibited internationally. Her works are in major private collections including that of The Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC) of Jean Pigozzi and in many Western museums. Despite…

Millennial-Led Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

Millennial-Led Trends to Watch Out for in 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutesIf you’re born between 1982 and 2004, then you’re a Millennial. The title comes with some negative connotations, but there’s no denying the generation has already made its mark on the world. It’s the generation that’s redefining marriage, work schedules and how we connect with the rest of the world. Millennials are also the largest generation, which means they’ll be a driving force behind many trends in the coming years. Here are some Millennial-led trends to watch out for in 2017. Vaping Innovations The last few years have made it clear that the vaping industry is on an upward swing. A significant contributing factor is the Millennial generation. People in this age group are less likely to smoke cigarettes, but they’re the largest customer base for vaping. Millennials have helped vaping go mainstream, and now they’re pushing the innovation further. Everything from the cartridges to the e-juice is getting upgraded….

Luxury news: AO YUN, The New Frontier of Winemaking

Luxury news: AO YUN, The New Frontier of Winemaking

Reading Time: 7 minutesMoet Hennessy has a strong heritage of innovation and respect of traditions. This year they are revealing one of their latest projects: AO YUN, wine from China. It is a multiple years project that has the ambition to become the best wine in China. Moet Hennessy put all the required means to make it happen. The project is as it is a brand new winery creation: living the dream of any vigneron, it is the opportunity to discover a new region with, rich culture and breathtaking landscapes. After years of research to identify the best region for the project, Moet Hennessy has chosen one with a high-mountain identity: same maximum temperature, lower night temperature, stronger UV, drier end season. This means they do not need to bury the vines in winter and there is enough rain to help the vines grow. The vineyards are situated in North Yunnan, at the…

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