Galerie Du Griffon – The New “Window” of Editions Du Griffon in Neuchâtel.

Galerie Du Griffon – The New “Window” of Editions Du Griffon in Neuchâtel.

Les Editions du Griffon is opening a new space within its historical location in Neuchâtel. The new “window” is called Galerie du Griffon and will be a versatile place for work, exhibitions and encounters. The official inauguration to the public will take place on November 8th at 6:30pm. For this special occasion, the visitors will be able to attend to the signature of Pierre Yves Gabus autobiographical work “L’homme en Noir ou le roman du renard” at Editions du Griffon. His story reveals little-known facets of his personality and presents his life course in the world of art and antiques from here and elsewhere. His unpublished cut-and-paste illustrations illustrate the work, complemented by an exhaustive list of his exhibitions and auctions. The location of Les Editions du Griffon and now this new gallery, has a great interest as it is placed in the historical building of the edition house. It has been 50…

How to Wear Boots the Right Way

How to Wear Boots the Right Way

Boots have been around for a very long time, and they have stayed popular for many centuries. They are useful and fashionable, and they are made of many different types of materials. Some are made of leather and others are made of suede. Some are waterproof such as rain boots, and others have been designed strictly for style. They were created to offer protection for the legs and feet and have been made of wool, cotton, silk, furs, and felt. For women, boots are a sexy way to accentuate the legs while still providing a practical shoe. They are easy to dress up or worn with and look great with a skirt or over a pair of jeans or leggings. There are many different ways to wear a stylish pair of boots, and they go with pretty much any outfit that you can create from the clothes in your closet….

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…

Three Luxury Ways to Enhance Your Next Vacation

Three Luxury Ways to Enhance Your Next Vacation

Vacations are already a luxury that more and more of us around the world are starting to enjoy. Add on top of these lowered travel costs with increase choice in accommodation and even destinations, and your vacation can be anything you want it to be. You can have a truly luxurious getaway, and that definition of luxury can be entirely yours at nearly every budget. All you need is a bit of prep, a touch of creativity, and to follow this guide: 1.    Choose a Unique and Luxurious Home-Away-From-Home There is so much more to travel than hotels. Today, you can rent out a vacation home or luxury apartment just as easily and in many cases for less than you would a luxury hotel. Though there are often no amenities like a continental breakfast or room service, you don’t really need them. Order in and enjoy takeout, or go out…

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…

Vacheron Constantin Pre-SIHH 2019: Les Cabinotiers

Vacheron Constantin Pre-SIHH 2019: Les Cabinotiers

Creativity never sleeps. This fall, Vacheron Constantin is revealing 2 amazing novelties that will be presented during the 2019 SIHH in Geneva. The two following timepieces are a beautiful tribute to Geneva watchmakers who used to work in the roof tops of buildings. Their workshops were called “Cabinets” and the watchmakers working there were named “Cabinotiers”.  Here are the full details for these two intriguing watches. Pre-SIHH 2019: Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix Vacheron Constantin has a long tradition in perpetuating the “Cabinotiers”. This is how prestigious watchmakers were named when they used to work on the top floors of Geneva’s buildings. These artists used to get inspiration in nature as well as in science and the whole creative universe would bath in the light of the Enlightenment century. They dare to craft exceptional timepieces of rare technical and aesthetic complexity: a beautiful blend of science and art. Vacheron Constantin…

Le Salon Du Design- 3rd to 4th of November 2018- Second Edition in Geneva

Le Salon Du Design- 3rd to 4th of November 2018- Second Edition in Geneva

Next month there will be the second edition of the SALON DU DESIGN in Geneva. The Design fair supports quality mid century design. For the new edition, that will take place on the weekend of 3-4 November 2018 at the Pavillon Sicli, Corine Stübi, co-founder of Kissthedesign Gallery and organiser of the fair, selected around thirty exhibitors from all over Switzerland and Europe. This year, vintage design lovers and picky collectors alike will have the chance to enjoy a wider range of original 20th century pieces, but also to experience a more international shopping thanks to the participation of new Dutch, Italian, German and French exhibitors. For the rst time, the two oors of the Sicli Pavilion will be deco- rated with amazing nds from the 1910’s to 1980’s. The dome of the Pavillon Sicli in Geneva is the ideal place for a quality fair dedicated to 20th century design. Designed…

Three Of The Best Diving Tenders & Toys – Monaco Yacht Show 2018

Three Of The Best Diving Tenders & Toys – Monaco Yacht Show 2018

The Monaco Yacht Show is the place to showcase new and exciting yachtie technologies, and with diving an established yachting hobby it’s no surprise that this year’s show was filled with tools to help us dive better. After all, when you buy or charter a luxury yacht, it’s not just the boat that you want – it’s the entire lifestyle. And for anyone who’d like to up their watersports game, a little help from gadgets can go a long way. With that in mind, we trawled Port Hercules to bring you three of the best diving tenders & toys Monaco Yacht Show 2018 had to offer. Discover our favourite new diving tenders & toys – Monaco Yacht Show 2018 delivered some amazing finds… 1. An underwater scooter to thrust you into the deep The SEABOB is a diver’s best friend, propelling you to great depths with minimal effort. Crafted from…

Hermès Arceau Robe Du Soir, Beautiful!

Hermès Arceau Robe Du Soir, Beautiful!

Hermès has a fantastic gift to combine watchmaking and poetry. Here is an outstanding work made on a 41 mm-diameter Arceau watch:  2,200 tiny juxtaposed leather squares form a horse profile inspired by the Hermès “Robe du Soir” silk scarf designed by Florence Manlik in 2018. Set against an electric blue backdrop and matching strap, the colourful fragments are lit up by the rose gold glow of the round case with its asymmetrical lugs and slim leaf-type hands. This horological creation imbued with the Hermès saddle- and leather-making heritage is issued in a 12-piece limited numbered edition. Hermès has year after year celebrated watchmaking craftsmanship with a specific focus on dials. Very often the French luxury house developed its own techniques, some of them carefully built in order to bring true wonders. For the Arceau Robe du Soir, it took a full year and a half of R&D to master…

When Balmain copies Mugler…. Real Scandal !

When Balmain copies Mugler…. Real Scandal !

Paris fashion week has always its part of glory but also its part of scandalous decadence. The scandal came from Balmain SS19 collection. When watching the fashion show, several people got astonished by recognizing several iconic models from Thierry Mugler back in the 70’s, the 80’s and the 90’s. We could have call it inspiration, homage? Well Thierry Mugler, himself, call it copy. Here are the images he shared on this instagram stories: It is obvious that by comparing the different models, there was more than a simple inspiration. When Olivier Rousteing was appointed Artistic Director of Balmain in 2011, he was just 25 years old. It was a challenge and a great opportunity for the talented fashion creator for explore the fullness of his talent at the service of one of the most beautiful fashion houses. Balmain was founded in 1945 by Pierre Balmain. From the outset, Monsieur Balmain’s…

Luxury Women’s Outerwear That’ll Keep You Snug and Stylish

Luxury Women’s Outerwear That’ll Keep You Snug and Stylish

As winter is just around the corner, it is vital to start thinking of ways to keep yourself warm once temperatures plummet. It means looking beyond cozy sweaters and thinking of the different outer garments that will help to keep the cold at bay. To ensure you feel both comfortable and chic during the colder months, here are the luxury women’s outwear options that will keep you both snug and stylish. Find the Perfect Coat If you want to wrap up warm this winter, the first purchase you will need to make is a stylish coat. If you want to invest in a coat that will stand the test of time, so you can wear it with confidence for many years to come, you should pick up a classic design that will complement almost every garment in your closet, such as a trench, duffel, or peacoat. View the many different styles…

BYREDO ELEVENTH HOUR, WHEN EVERYTHING COMES TO AN EDGE – FRAGRANCE REVIEW.

BYREDO ELEVENTH HOUR, WHEN EVERYTHING COMES TO AN EDGE – FRAGRANCE REVIEW.

If there is one fragrance that you need to know this month, it is ELEVENTH HOUR by BYREDO. The Swedish born brand launched another wonder, that you will crave for in case your nose come across it. More than a fragrance, it is an original creation with a contemporary olfactory structure. No chance this Eau de Parfum will leave you with a heart of stone. BYREDO, more than just a brand When Ben Gorham founded BYREDO in 2006, his dream was stronger than any difficulty encountered when you build a new beauty brand. His creative mind was filled with ideas and scents brought back from his travels. When he went to India, his mother hometown, the shock of smells was a strong trigger for his imagination and BYREDO was born. Many people ask me what does it means BYREDO. Generally we say the name stands for “By Redolence”, which means…

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…