Luxury

How to Save for a Luxury Item?

How to Save for a Luxury Item?

Most of us will have stared dreamily into a store window at something we really want but is beyond our immediate budget. Be it those designer shoes or the latest Gucci handbag, the sleek wristwatch, or perhaps it is an adventure trip abroad, it somehow all seems out of reach. Well, the good news is that there are some easy ways to save money and put it aside for a dream purchase, and this guide gives you some tips. Shop for Bank Account Deals There are many different types of bank account that can help you save money for something special. You could set aside some cash every month to put into a savings account, or you could swap to a high interest checking account to make the most of your daily money. Some bans will offer you a monetary reward for swapping your account to their bank. It is…

Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2006: The Magnetic Feeling Of Natural Contrasts.

Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2006: The Magnetic Feeling Of Natural Contrasts.

When Dom Pérignon releases a new vintage, this becomes headlines! As you may know, Dom Pérignon only works with vintage champagne which means it will never release a “weak year”. Since 1921, the Champagne brand has been produced only in 42 vintages. The first Rosé was released in 1959 and since then only 26 Rosé vintages were produced. In 1971, the Shah of Iran ordered several bottles of the first vintage of Dom Pérignon Rosé (the 1959) for the 2,500-year celebration of the Persian Empire. A bottle of that champagne, from that order, was sold at auction for €24,758 in 2008. This year Dom Pérignon is releasing the Rosé 2006 Vintage. The result is purely magnetic, playing with the different natural aspects of that year. Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2006: A True Mastery of Champagne making Each vintage at Dom Pérignon is a piece of art. The different natural elements of a given…

Why Can We Find Soy Lecithin in Swiss Chocolate?

Why Can We Find Soy Lecithin in Swiss Chocolate?

Since I live in Switzerland, many people around the world keep asking me questions about the country. How is it to live here? Is it really as beautiful as we can see on TV? Do you have a secret bank account? Most of all: Is the Chocolate really good, and can you send me some! Generally, I must say I am a good ambassador for the country and no: I do not have a secret bank account (at least I would not say it here obviously). There is one thing I always bring with me, as a good ambassador for Switzerland, while travelling is Swiss chocolate. Know-How and quality are purely magical. Very recently people started asking me about the ingredients they can read on the packages of Swiss chocolates. One ingredient caught my attention; Soy Lecithin. Why do we need it and why Swiss Chocolate brands use it? Here…

Byredo Is Now Open For business… in Seoul!

Byredo Is Now Open For business… in Seoul!

Byredo’s first store in Korea will open in the heart of Seoul’s dynamic and fashionable Dosan Park. This will be the brand’s fifth international opening, following Stockholm, New York, London and Paris. Gangnam Style The new flagship store is located at 12 Dosan-daero in Gangnam-gu. This area is one of the 25 local government districts which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Gangnam literally means “South of the River”. Both the Greater Gangnam Area and Gangnam itself are widely known for its heavily concentrated wealth and very high standard of living, which has been compared to cities such as Beverly Hills, California. Byredo New Store, Beautiful as Usual The stand-alone building has been designed by Byredo’s founder Ben Gorham and Swedish architectural and design studio Halleroed. Both companies have already collaborated on two other stores: London and New York. Halleroed’s work is well known and each project requires a lot of…

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…

Look Luxurious Without Living It

Look Luxurious Without Living It

Luxury, affluence, extravagance – whatever you want to call it, we all pine for it. It’s no secret that we all want the finest materials that life gives, whether it be the vehicles we drive, the house we live in, the garments we wear. These premium delights promise us comfort, that we could live and dress in the best way possible – if only we could afford them. What if I told you that it is possible? What if I said that you, anyone, everyone can afford to look the part of the lifestyle you want, no millionaire status required?  Know Where To Look The high-end fashion of top market designer brands is in your reach, without sacrificing your life-savings. You don’t have to break your bank just to live and look luxurious, you just need to know where to look. With some easy browsing, you can find sites like…

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…

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…

Luxury Music Festivals For Early Retirement

Luxury Music Festivals For Early Retirement

A new study has found that those who retire early are more likely to live longer – what better reason to give up work early and get on with enjoying all that the world has to offer. If you are retiring early, make the most of this time by rediscovering some of the most incredible, elite music festivals, in comfort and elegance. These aren’t the kind of festivals where you are sleeping in a field of shabby tents and drinking warm beer from plastic glasses. These are events that offer the best of the best, from music to accommodation. The Oasis Fest – Marrakech The Oasis Fest runs from 13-15th September 2019 in the vibrant city of Marrakech. This year it features quality artists such as Amelie Lens, Bassam, Carista, Ciel, Apollonia, and Driss Bennis. The festival is an extremely social occasion, perfect if you have just retired and are…

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…

How Your Car Can Define Your Lifestyle

How Your Car Can Define Your Lifestyle

Does your lifestyle define your car, or does your car define your lifestyle? It can go either way and when you’re looking at new luxury cars, you’re taking control of your lifestyle (for the better). There’s a reason what we drive has always been a symbol of who we are and what we value. Sometimes people even make a point to meet someone where they can see what they drive in order to judge them—a car can tell you a lot about a person, including what they can afford. Is it fair to judge a person by their vehicle? Maybe not, but it regularly happens. This isn’t true just for luxury car owners, either. If someone drives a Prius or an old muscle car that’s been carefully restored, you already have some pre-judgments about them, and you’re likely spot on. A car can tell you something about a person’s morals…

Byredo Rose Of No Man’s Land  – Selflessness And Compassion

Byredo Rose Of No Man’s Land – Selflessness And Compassion

Every season, Byredo surprises us with very interesting creations. By not being a conventional beauty and fashion accessories brand, it excels in the matter of originality and creativity. Each product has a strong and deep foundation that allows Byredo to develop amazing lines with a rich meaning. Nothing is done by chance. Here is one of their latest beauty line called Rose of No Man’s Land. A beautiful story about selflessness and compassion. Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land Collection: Beauty within. With Byredo and the creative mind of Ben Gorham, there is always a story behind the story. The Rose of No Man’s Land collection is a very beautiful range of beauty products, going from fragrances to body product references. 7.5ML Perfume Oil 50ML Eau de Parfum 100ML Eau de Parfum 75ML Hair Perfume 225ML Body Wash 225ML Body Lotion 200ML Body Cream 30ML Hand Cream Moved by this…

La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion – Simply Outstanding.

La Prairie Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion – Simply Outstanding.

La Prairie will never stop astonishing us. By working with outstanding and rare ingredients such as Platinum, possibilities are endless. Here is the launch of Platinum Rare Cellular Life-Lotion. It is an unparalleled formulation drawn from the source of life that regenerates to rejuvenate. In order to have a skin full of life, your skin needs to be detoxified, renewed… so it will better be able to effectively fulfill its functions for ultimate rejuvenation. Platinum: Rarity and efficiency in skincare The main key ingredient is Platinum from the earth’s molten crust. one of earth’s rarest resources recharges skin’s electrical balance and safeguards skin to intercept ageing at its source. Platinum is one of the rarest material in the world. It is a very high valued precious-metal and it gives the inspiration for the creation of this La Prairie collection.  According to La Prairie: “driven by its mission to provide age-defying benefits…

Byredo Rare Byrds Of A Feather – AW 19/20

Byredo Rare Byrds Of A Feather – AW 19/20

Byredo presents an immersive three-part installation in Paris, on the occasion of AW19-20 season, entitled « Rare Byrds of a Feather ». The main inspiration of this collection is BIRDWATCHING. According to Ben Gorham, Birdwatching is part of a subculture that if you are not into it, you might not know much about it. “This collection started around this idea of birds essentially and bird-watching as a sub-culture. It’s one that if you’re not a bird watcher you don’t know very much about – you may have an image associated with a person with binocular, but as a culture they have specific codes of behaviour, a very clear honour system”. Ben Gohram Byredo brings the pleasure of appreciating a special moment into life. Birdwatching is the opposite of today’s world where everything goes fast that we just spend superficial time on things. With Birdwatching, you take the time to appreciate…

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