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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…

Staging Your Home with Luxury Items

Staging Your Home with Luxury Items

Reading Time: 5 minutesAre you thinking of putting your high-end home on the market this year?  If so, then you have come to the right place.  Getting the most for your property is always a top goal, but trying to get a higher asking price for an empty home can be difficult.  So, if you have already moved out of your house, you will need to do some staging.  By placing temporary furniture and other items inside the home you are selling, you will draw more interest and be able to sell your home quickly. Add Elegance with Artwork You might be asking yourself, “how to sell my house quick”?  A great way to do so is by adding some elegant artwork to the walls.  Bare walls are a turn off to most buyers, so make sure to hang some pictures along with some eye-catching artwork.  If you have any nice pieces of…

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…

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…

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, Hyper-luxury

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, Hyper-luxury

Reading Time: 6 minutesLa Prairie has a strong know-how in luxury skincare. The caviar collection became the ultimate icon in terms of hyper-luxury. There is no doubt that La Prairie invented the ultimate luxury in terms of cosmetics with the Skin Caviar collection. Back in 1998, La Prairie settled the foundations of what would become a true icon in the cosmetic industry: the Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. Based in the cutting edge technology developed since 1987, La Prairie established all the codes for a luxury cosmetic product. From colors to texture, scent, active ingredients it was a true revolution in the old powdery cosmetic market. Modern cosmetology was born. 19 years later, the caviar collection developed very well. The extension towards the White Caviar collection allowed the Swiss brand to tackle a very important growing market: Skin enlightening. For years, products were old in this segment and there was not much to say in…

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…

Top Reasons to Consider Window Tinting in Your Home

Top Reasons to Consider Window Tinting in Your Home

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe design world always seems to be bringing out the latest and hottest trend that people are jumping on, but not all of these are practical or even attractive. For those wishing to create a space that is unique, luxurious, and comfortable, we’ve come across a trend that may just work for you. Window tinting is no longer just for your luxury auto, as it can now be used in your home as well. Ideal for Climate Control While many assume it’s the look of the window tinting that is helping to make this a “trend”, it’s actually very much about the climate control that it offers. For those people who live in areas that experience extreme heat and lots of sunshine, the air conditioner can seem like it’s constantly running. Not everyone enjoys the feel of a/c running all day long, or the fact it gets pretty expensive. This…

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…

Ways to Treat Yourself After a Stressful House Move

Ways to Treat Yourself After a Stressful House Move

Reading Time: 3 minutesMoving isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t fun. In fact, moving can be one of the most stressful things that you’ll ever do. So after you’ve completed a house move, it’s time to relax and treat yourself. How can you go about doing so? Check out the tips below that will help you unwind in no time at all. Go on a Holiday You’ve bought or rented a new place and gone through all of the trouble of signing the important paperwork, paying the appropriate fees, and moving all of your things into your new place. Now it’s time to book a trip and go on a nice holiday so you can relax all of your cares away. And there are a lot of affordable trips that you can take, even if you’re on a tight budget as a result of your move. For example, you can check out this…

“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,…

La Brasserie du Royal by Marc Haeberlin – beautiful.

La Brasserie du Royal by Marc Haeberlin – beautiful.

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere are places that you go once and you want to go back again and again. This is the case for the Brasserie du Royal at the Royal Savoy Hotel in Lausanne. The menu of the Brasserie du Royal reflects the craftsmanship of Michelin-starred chef Marc Haeberlin. Recognized in France and around the world as one of the best Chefs of his generation, Marc Haeberlin is the worthy heir of a family of experts in the art of cooking. The glorious adventure of Marc Haeberlin continues today thanks to his involvement in La Brasserie du Royal as Signature Chef. His expertise will complement the offer of the Executive Chef Julien Krauss and will allow connoisseurs to discover and enjoy high-end Brasserie food. The terasse is an amazing place. You can hear a small background noise that reminds you that you are at the heart of Lausanne, and still you feel relaxed in this stylish oasis. Everything…

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….

Louis Moinet is officially the inventor of the Chronograph.

Louis Moinet is officially the inventor of the Chronograph.

Reading Time: 10 minutesAfter the best part of six months of procedures and thorough investigations, Louis Moinet has become the official holder of the title of “First Chronograph”, awarded by the official Guinness World Records organisation. In bestowing its Guinness World Records award, the worldwide authority brings further recognition of a fact already widely acknowledged in the world of watchmaking: the chronograph was first invented by Mr Louis Moinet in 1816, with his “Compteur de Tierces”. Chronometer versus Chronograph: What is the difference? According to Thesaurus, a watch is an apparatus fo measuring and recording the progress of time. Obviously in the past 300 years watches have become more than just timekeeper objects. Several watchmaking complications joined the field of possibilities. Chronometer: A name that is given to only watches with the highest precision standards. These watches have passed rigorous testing of the Swiss Official Chronometer Control which consists of 15 days under…

High Culture and Desirable Living: Art in Mayfair, London

High Culture and Desirable Living: Art in Mayfair, London

Reading Time: 4 minutesSince the 18th century, Mayfair in London has been associated with a revered aesthetical appeal thanks to the area’s popularity with people from the higher echelons of society, who have invested in the architecture and design of their prime property. In fact, when Grosvenor Square was built in 1721, titled buyers bought 177 of the 277 houses. As Rev. Sydney Smith, the canon of St Paul’s Cathedral in the mid-19th century, said: “The area contains more intelligence and human ability – to say nothing of wealth and beauty – than the world has ever collected in one space before.” So, it may come as no surprise that Mayfair is now a melting pot of exquisite art galleries and auction houses, housed in a range of architecturally fascinating buildings, from townhouses to modern designs. As well as being home to well-known names, such as Sotheby’s and The Wallace Collection, the area also hosts many…

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