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The Ultimate Guide to Having a Luxury Lifestyle in the New Year

The Ultimate Guide to Having a Luxury Lifestyle in the New Year

With the new year fast approaching, many people, including yourself, will have already begun to think about what changes they are going to make in their lives and how to achieve these goals. The new year is a great time to declare a new start for yourself and set resolutions that will have a highly positive impact on your lifestyle. Perhaps you have decided to give up smoking or go to the gym a little bit more? If you can keep one resolution, then why not go the whole way an make the choice to inject more luxury into your life? This might not sound like an obvious resolution at first but given that you only have one life to live, making a commitment to having the best one possible with no compromises suddenly makes a lot of sense. A complete overhaul of your lifestyle doesn’t need to be as scary…

5 Luxury Gift Ideas For That Special Someone

5 Luxury Gift Ideas For That Special Someone

The festive season is fast approaching, which means that now is the ideal time to start shopping for that special someone. There is always a considerable amount of pressure to purchase your partner something that they will love and highly appreciate, no matter if it is the early stages of your relationship or if you have been married for many years. What you buy your partner will depend on their personality and taste, but there are a few luxury options which you can never go wrong with which will certainly make for a unique gift and allow you to enjoy the holidays more in love than ever. 1- Shared Experiences Sometimes, a shared experience can be a better gift to give your loved one than a physical gift. There are all kinds of luxury options to consider, and it will depend on your interests, but a few good choices include:…

Domaine Des Malandes, A Winery Anchored In Tradition And Overflowing Energy

Domaine Des Malandes, A Winery Anchored In Tradition And Overflowing Energy

Domaine des Malandes is a family domaine that exploits 29 hectares of vines in Chablis. Their wines are appreciated for their freshness, finesse and minerality directly from the famous Kimmeridgian, unique subsoil of the Chablis vineyard. France has a fantastic terroir and Chablis is for sure one of the best places in the world for wine. Le Domaine Des Malandes, a Family Passion From Generation to Generation It all started after the Second World War, when André and Gabrielle Tremblay harvested their first grapes in 1949 in their vineyard “Fourchaume”. With great work and passion, they brought the domain up to 7Ha and handed it over to their daughter Lyne Marchive. She started her own winery in Chablis in 1973 and In 30 years she grew the number and the size of her vineyards, extended the winery and modernized the equipment. Lyne Marchive started traveling and exported her wines to Asia,…

Moon phases in watch-making: measuring life with time.

Moon phases in watch-making: measuring life with time.

Watchmaking is a beautiful blend of technical mastery and poetry. Watchmakers are often considered as artists and from their ingenuity comes marvelous creations that keep your time. Some of the watches can do much more. What we usually call complications, bring an added value to the measure of time. This month, our watch blog decided to talk about a very interesting and one of the oldest complications in watch-making: the Moon Phases. Moon Phases and the measurement of life The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth. The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing positions of the Moon and Sun relative to the Earth. The Moon’s rotation is tidally locked by the Earth’s gravity, therefore the same lunar surface always faces Earth. This face…

La Prairie A Tale of Luxury: Where Precious Materials Meet Infinite Beauty

La Prairie A Tale of Luxury: Where Precious Materials Meet Infinite Beauty

 From the chasms of earth and sea emerge the eternity of platinum, the opulence of gold, the indulgence of caviar and the luminosity of white caviar. Swiss luxury skincare brand La Prairie presents the next chapter of its unique story with a new film. The two-minute video highlights La Prairie’s four rare, precious ingredients used in its signature luxury collections. It underscores not only the Brand’s innovative, pioneering spirit in the world of skincare but also its place in the world of luxury. With this new film, La Prairie takes us into a journey of excellence and eternal beauty. From the indomitable nature of Swiss Alps and Sea, to the contemporary cutting edge technology, La Prairie pictures a dream of luxury, design and state of the art cosmetics. The film illustrates the rare ingredients used by La Prairie: Platinum Gold White Caviar Caviar We do not know if the action…

Here is what Ferrari showcased during the Zurich Auto Show 2018

Here is what Ferrari showcased during the Zurich Auto Show 2018

The Zurich Auto Show 2018 is currently taking place in Switzerland and Ferrari showcased the very best of new cars. With more than 225 exhibitors, 42 new models, an area of 30’000m2 and more than 60’000 visitors, the Zurich Auto show stands out as a main car event in Europe. Ferrari and Switzerland were made to get well together. With more than 6’000 cars in circulation in Switzerland last year, Ferrari is one of the most sold luxury cars in the country. Switzerland is the 5th biggest market for Ferrari, behind the US, UK, Germany and Japan. Switzerland is also the country with the highest number of Ferrari per inhabitant. So Switzerland loves Ferrari and it is not only because of the red color. Ferrari represents a certain idea of the perfect luxury car. From the precision of its engine, the important detail in design and the qualitative approach of…

Suívie: Healthy Energy For Your Life – The Power Of Erva Mate

Suívie: Healthy Energy For Your Life – The Power Of Erva Mate

Suívie is a Swiss-Brazilian venture that stands for a healthy, balanced lifestyle, combining the best of two worlds: the vibrancy and “joie de vivre” from Brazil with the quality and purity from Switzerland. This month LuxuryActivist tried 2 main products from Suívie: The Suívie Lemon and Hibiscus Ice Tea The Suívie Tea – Erva Mate, Cinnamon, Star Anise and dried apple Suívie, It all start with Erva Mate… Erva mate is used to make a tea beverage known as mate in Spanish and Portuguese. But the drink is called other names in Portuguese, such as chimarrão and tererê/tereré when served cold. In English, the tea is frequently just called yerba mate. It is traditionally consumed in central and southern regions of South America, primarily in Paraguay, as well as in Argentina, Uruguay, southern and central-western Brazil, the Chaco region of Bolivia and southern Chile. It is also popular in the Druze community in Syria and…

Creating a Luxury Christmas Break

Creating a Luxury Christmas Break

Everyone has different ideas and expectations when it comes to Christmas. While some see it as a magical time of the year, for others it may be about bonding with family. Another thing that Christmas can be is luxury if you want it to be. There are many activities you can do in this respect whether it be fine dining or indulging in high-end self-care. It’s also possible that you do so without having to put a dent in your pockets if you plan ahead and think about it. See how you can create a luxury Christmas break below. Go to a Warm Destination While some people are inclined to stay in their city during Christmas holidays, others are open to traveling out. For those who are amongst the latter, think about going somewhere with sunshine during the Christmas break. A nice destination to consider is Orlando, Florida. It’s a…

BYREDO Is Taking Over London And Paris – Stores Opening

BYREDO Is Taking Over London And Paris – Stores Opening

BYREDO is deploying its worldwide strategy by getting a strong footprint into the luxury retail. This fall the Swedish, Parisian based brand is opening a store in London and in Paris. A beautiful brand for beautiful people in beautiful places. BYREDO London – 42 Lexington Street The London flagship store is an important milestone for the brand retail deployment. The 200m2 store has 2 floors that allow to showcase all BYREDO products Fragrances Beauty Leather goods Eyewear The place itself is a beautiful address. Lexington street is originally a fashionable district for the aristocracy, it has been one of the main entertainment districts in the London capital since the 19th century. The building where BYREDO is placed, is a beautiful historic post-Georgian building erected in 1885 and was completely remodeled by Ben Gorham and Swedish architectural design studio Halleröd. The interior design of the store reminds us the original design already…

The Three Most Astonishing Pearl Stories

The Three Most Astonishing Pearl Stories

  By Heather Carlson of www.PearlsOnly.com The pearl is one of the most valuable jewels in the world to this day. Known as the Queen of Gems, it is a symbol of elegance, wealth, and social status that is hard to replicate. Because some of these treasures are incredibly valuable, they gain global fame. In this article, we will discuss three of their stories. 1- La Peregrina Few jewels represent old Hollywood glamour as beautifully as the La Peregrina pearl does. Also known as the King Philip II pearl, it should not be confused with the equally famous La Pelegrina. The latter was offered by King Philip IV to his daughter Maria Theresa with the occasion of her 1660 wedding with Louis XIV, the renowned Roi Soleil or Sun King. What makes La Peregrina stand out even when compared with its paronym counterpart is its rich and tumultuous history that…

Best SUV in 2018 & 2019, The Editor’s selection

Best SUV in 2018 & 2019, The Editor’s selection

The Automobile industry is a fantastic business that echoes around the world. It was always a symbol of progress, technology and many times an ostentatious symbol. One important segment is the luxury SUV segment that has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years. Originally, SUVs were meant to be useful and professional vehicles restricted to certain people (adventurers, explorers, farmers…). With the arrival of luxury SUVs, the whole segment was leveled up in terms of pricing but also in terms of market share. The Global SUV Market, An Interesting Growing Market Last year, the Global SUV market grew to 26.6 million cars produced. This volume of production is supposed to reach almost 51 million cars by 2023. This important growth is explained by: Increasing consumer inclination towards compact SUVs Rising consumer demand for a car that is comfortable and can perform the occasional off-roading Growing adoption of hybrid and electric…

Four Tips for Creating a Luxury Home

Four Tips for Creating a Luxury Home

Luxury homes are showcased in magazines, featured in tv specials, and coveted by most around the world. They are the best, the biggest, and the epitome of human design and elegance. The lie here, however, is that they are only for the elite. You can transform any property into a luxury home by simply focusing on the key characteristics that traditional luxury homes share. Make these four changes, and you can enjoy a truly luxurious home whether you own a detached property or a small apartment: Soundproof Your Home When you think about the most luxurious homes in the world, one of the common characteristics that they share is solitude. Even the multi-million homes in the downtown heart of cities are penthouses, minimizing neighbor interaction and giving their owners some of the best views over the city. To mimic this trait in your own home you will need to emphasize…

How to Start Your Own Custom Jewelry Business

How to Start Your Own Custom Jewelry Business

Making your own costume jewelry can be both fun and profitable. Let’s assume that you are interested in costume jewelry, want to try it out as a hobby, and, if people love your stuff, start a part-time or full-time business. Learning All about Costume Jewelry If you’re interested in making costume jewelry, then you’re someone who already has some artistic talent and an eye for fashion. Start by deciding what it is that you want to make. What type of style appeals to you? One way to identify your style is to visit local stores and notice how they use gemstone beads, gold, or cubic zirconia diamonds. Pay attention to the weave and the thickness of the wires. You’ll notice that some strive to grab your attention with lovely sapphire glass while others try to add value by using sterling silver rather than silver-plated brass. Notice all these little things to get…

Joy By Dior, The Fragrance Evaluation : A Copy Of Allure de Chanel

Joy By Dior, The Fragrance Evaluation : A Copy Of Allure de Chanel

As most of you know by now, Christian Dior is launching JOY BY DIOR, the new fragrance for women. Joy by Dior is a sheer oriental olfactory structure, being a pale copy of Allure de Chanel. It is almost shocking to see the same structure and even the same ingredients. Shocking!

How to Create Your Dream Home and Stay On Budget

How to Create Your Dream Home and Stay On Budget

If you’ve recently moved into a new property, or wish to make your current house feel more like home, then you’ll undoubtedly be looking for design tips, inspiration, and helpful instruction. Staying on budget needn’t be a difficult task as long as you plan how you’re going to carry out each move, know what you want and what you don’t, take setbacks into account when making calculations, and, most importantly, get creative and ingenious in your approach. If you want to create your dream home on a budget and have it incorporate aspects of your individual artistic flair, then read on: Be Sensible about Kitchen Design Redesigning your kitchen is infamously expensive and troublesome since the cost of changing and tweaking the systems can soon rack up. So, why not build on and improve what you already have? It is a far easier and cost-effective method than gutting the kitchen…

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