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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…

The Complete Guide For Sightseeing In Prague

The Complete Guide For Sightseeing In Prague

Prague is one of the significant historic cities in Europe. If you are a traveler that is passionate about history and architecture, then this is a must-have on your bucket list. Before you go sightseeing, take some time to plan everything. There are so many popular touristic spots to visit, so knowing what you want to see in advance will save you some precious time. You can get around with bus, metro, and tram. Locals would advise you to check the bus schedule ahead, as it is known as being quite confusing for the tourists. Withlocals’ tours is one of the most convenient ways to explore this magic city. If you don’t have enough time to plan your visit and check the confusing bus network, then this would be the best solution for you. What should you see in Prague? As we already mentioned, there are lots of landmarks that…

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…

How to Make Your Vacation Fun for Everyone

How to Make Your Vacation Fun for Everyone

When you travel with friends, family or other like-minded people, it can either be fun-filled or a disaster waiting to happen. Keeping everyone happy can sometimes prove difficult, especially when you share different interests.  As such, parents whose children are easily bored and disinterested with anything except for the activities they enjoy won’t experience the relaxing getaway they’ve been dreaming of, while good friends could part ways if the vacation turns sour.Traveling with others may sound like hard work, but it doesn’t have to be. With these simple tips, you can make your vacation fun for everyone. Plan a Mix of Activities Having a mix of activities that cater to various interests will go a long way in making everyone happy. For example, the first half of the day could be snorkeling in the ocean, with the afternoon being spent exploring the local markets. If you have kids, wear them out…

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…

Vitamins & Supplements 101: What You Need to Know

Vitamins & Supplements 101: What You Need to Know

Do you take vitamins and supplements? If you do, you are not alone. Millions of Americans take or have taken supplements and vitamins. And it’s no wonder why. These health aids provide a range of benefits. Whether you are taking supplements to add nutrients to your diet or calcium and vitamin D for bone health, there are a few things you should know.  Who Needs Supplements and Vitamins Most people don’t need to supplement their diets. It’s true. If you are a generally healthy person and consume a wide range of foods including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, legumes, fish, and lean meats, you likely do not need to supplement your diet. Why? All of these foods provide valuable nutrients. After all, The Dietary Guidelines for Americans states that nutritional needs should be met through your diet. But there are some exceptions. Women who are pregnant can benefit from prenatal…

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…

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,…

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…

Two Luxury Home Updates to Enhance Your Life

Two Luxury Home Updates to Enhance Your Life

Your home is the place that your whole life revolves around; it is the place where you can relax, entertain friends and family, live with someone you love, and maybe even raise a family. Aside from the basic functions of your house, it should also be a place where you get to feel like your best self and truly make the most out of the time you have away from the busy rat-race of the working week. To help you to recapture some of the luxury your home has the potential to have, this handy guide will walk you through two essential ways that you can add the glamour back into your home. When your house is looking its best, you will feel like the greatest version of yourself and ready to face anything, which is why it is so vital that you take on board the advice of this guide…

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…

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