Rituals Cosmetics opens a new store in Lausanne

Rituals Cosmetics opens a new store in Lausanne

Beauty brands are not only a product provider, they participate to your beauty routine, which means they create self-indulgent moments for you. With Rituals Cosmetics, the philosophy tends to generate happiness that can be found in the smallest of things. The brand’s aim is to transform your daily beauty routines into meaningful moments with a luxurious touch. So last night, Lausanne increased happiness with the opening of a new Rituals Cosmetics store. Rituals… a new philosophy in beauty care Rituals was launched in 2000 and they were the first brand to blend a special choice of home products as well as women and men skincare. Today they also add apparel up to a certain level. They have completely reviewed the philosophy of wellbeing by treating it as a whole. Rituals inspirations comes from the far-east, from Middle-East to Japan, China or India. From Ayurveda ancient knowledge to special Sakura rituals,…

The 10 Most Luxurious Destinations in the World

The 10 Most Luxurious Destinations in the World

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time flyer, holidays are a time for luxury. When the stresses and strains of daily life get too much, we all need to take a break – and what better place to unwind than in some of the world’s most idyllic surroundings? However, it isn’t always possible to predict what kind of experience you’re going to have when you travel somewhere new. Adverts can be misleading, and even customer reviews aren’t 100 percent reliable. Looking to plan your next excursion but not sure where to go? Satisfy your wanderlust with one of these ten luxurious destinations from around the world. La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica If you’re looking to experience true geographical wonder, this small town in Costa Rica is the destination for you. With hot springs, natural pools and rainforest trails, the area surrounding the Tabacón River is as luxurious as it…

Sisleÿa l’Integral Anti-âge Eye and Lip Contour Cream

Sisleÿa l’Integral Anti-âge Eye and Lip Contour Cream

It is said that “our eyes are the mirror of our souls”. It is also said that our eyes are witnesses of our lives, which means they tell our lives. So we better take good care of them! Sisley adds a great new product to the Sisleÿa range: the new Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-âge Eye and Lip Contour Cream. The area around our eyes, is also called the eye contour. It is the most fragile surface of our face as it is a fine skin texture always in movement. According to the brand, Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-âge Eye and Lip Contour Cream is a total anti-ageing formula for younger eyes and a rejuvenated smile. To preserve the beauty of these delicate areas, Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge Eye and lip contour cream’s new formula works simultaneously on the main concerns for the eye contour area: wrinkles and lack of firmness on the one hand,…

The Business of The Walking Dead – Facts & Figures

The Business of The Walking Dead – Facts & Figures

The Zombie business became one very interesting segment. Since the Romero iconic film “The Night of The Living Dead”, Zombies became a very strong topic in the horror film industry. In 2010, with the launch of the TV series The Walking Dead, this got to the next level to become one of the biggest TV blockbusters of all time. Each episode reaches 10 million viewers only in the US with a peak at 17 million on the last season’s premiere. Here are some interesting facts in the business behind The Walking Dead.  The Walking Dead, quick synopsis The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series developed by Frank Darabont for AMC that is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Andrew Lincoln plays the show’s lead character, sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering…

How to increase your blog traffic, 3 golden rules

How to increase your blog traffic, 3 golden rules

When you manage a blog, your expectation is always to see the traffic sky-rocket. Obviously you wonder how this will be possible, and above all, how people will crave for what you write. Unless you are a huge celebrity and have thousands of visitors every day already, this post is for you. Here are 3 golden rules to help boost your traffic. By applying these rules you should see a considerable increase in less than 12 month. 1- Choose well your blog article topic & title When you are looking for blog article ideas, you should always consider a few things first. What is your legitimacy in writing about a specific topic? People will read what you have to say if they understand that your experience (professional and personal) allows you to have a certain opinion about a specific topic. So you better choose well, otherwise you will be just…

The age limit to (still) be a blogger

The age limit to (still) be a blogger

You can call them bloggers, influencers, social media beasts, the new celebrities are not top models, singers or movie stars, they are from the web. Some of them are young, others are older. is there an age limit to be a blogger? What is the ideal age? Here are some answers. Less than 20 years old, you are a beauty beast. If you are a blogger younger than 20 years old, it means that you are probably better with instagram than writing. Your generation came in a moment in which the world wide web is not free anymore. If you wish to have visibility on Google, you need to pay. Do you want to reach your Facebook fans? You need to pay. So unless you invest several hundreds of dollars per month, you will devote your time to build your instagram feed. The only place still available for free. So…

Victorinox Wine Master, the  unboxing.

Victorinox Wine Master, the unboxing.

When you have a nice bottle of wine, nothing more annoying than not having a perfect tool to open it. Fine wine deserves a tool that was created with perfection. That is why Victorinox launched this year the new Victorinox Wine Master – the trusted companion for professional sommeliers and amateur gourmets alike. Its viticultural credentials are world-class and do your fine wine the honor it deserves. Here is our unboxing with all details! An extra-long corkscrew with five coils prevents cork breakage, plus a unique combination tool houses a two-step lever for uncorking and a bottle opener. The integrated pocket knife has a wavy-edged beak blade foil cutter and a large locking blade, ideal for cheese or your favorite culinary tidbits. Smart and seriously wine-savvy.When we opened the box, the striking detail was the beautiful genuine leather pouch in which the pocket tool is hosted. Such detail allows the perfect…

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Moving to Portugal? Here is where you should live. 

Portugal became the new El Dorado for luxury travelers but not only. The Lusitania country is now a perfect destination for holidays as well as for living. We hear a lot about international celebrities moving to Portugal and some cities are better than others if you wish to find thr best place to settle. Here is our top places in Portugal if you think moving permanently. They represent hidden gems and you better hurry up if you wish to enjoy the great life there. Why Portugal is a great destination? Probably before telling you where to go in Portugal we should start by answering a very good question: Why Portugal? There are definitely very good reasons, from climate, to cost of living. Let’s start by saying that Portugal is located on the western edge of Europe. This makes Lisbon being in the perfect location for weather. The Portuguese capital is…

Friday Chronicle #29: A Titanic named Lanvin. Guess who is the iceberg? 

Friday Chronicle #29: A Titanic named Lanvin. Guess who is the iceberg? 

This summer when Lanvin announced the arrival of Olivier Lapidus as Artistic Director, first we thought it was a joke, like “happy Halloween”. Then, we realized it was true which suddenly made us feel dizzy and even worried. Unfortunately we could not call Fashion Police as Paris is out of their jurisdiction. As expected, the first collection was a disaster. At least the good news is that it cannot be worst (well, we never know). Flashback! Jeanne Lanvin, inventor of the idea of modern luxury house It all started in 1889 when Jeanne Lanvin founded her Fashion house. In 1909 she officially joins the Syndicat de la couture which marks her official career as Couturière. She started by doing dresses for her daughter and little by little she extended her know-how and her customer list to the most influencial and beautiful people in Europe and beyond. In 1895, Lanvin married…

iGen, forget about millennials, here is the new Eldorado

iGen, forget about millennials, here is the new Eldorado

Millenials were responsible for the disrruption in economy and especially in the luxury industry. This is actually old news, discover the iGen generation: fully connected, less rebellious, more tolerant and clearly unprepared for Adulthood. Yes it is a mess and it is coming for you, luxury brand! Why Millennials were the gold pot? Millennials are below 25 years old and some of them have money. They have more than $US200 billion to spend and they contribute to $US500 billion indirectly through influencing their parents (source: US Chamber of Commerce). By 2017, this generation is supposed to outspend the BabyBoomers. They are “hyperly” connected and engage with luxury brands in ways we would not imagine. They are also very demanding and traditional luxury is not enough. They seek very exclusive experiences and products, more than previous generations. Also called generation Y, they are young adults born between 1980 and 2000. so…

Fine Luxury at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

Fine Luxury at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2017

The Cannes Yachting Festival 2017 Dubbed ‘the international rendezvous,’ the international Cannes Yachting Festival is a truly luxurious affair, with all manner of indulgent commodities on display in the Côte d’Azur’s most glamorous destination. Europe’s largest in-water boat show celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017 and so, despite unfavourable weather conditions, the latest edition of the event was one of the biggest celebrations yet. As well as a grand selection of 600 luxury yachts, including 108 vessels making their world premiere, 516 exhibitors from across the world displayed their luxury wares to a discerning crowd across Port Pierre Canto and the Port of Cannes, including yacht brokers, shipyards and a range of other purveyors of luxury. A Special Occasion The special 40th edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival was a special celebration indeed, with a range of activities and features marking the occasion. From Nice to Cannes, helicopters whirred overhead…

La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler – Celebrating 30 years of luxury and beauty

La Prairie Skin Caviar Absolute Filler – Celebrating 30 years of luxury and beauty

It was more than 30 years ago: La Prairie created and launched the Skin Caviar collection. It has set the rules for the entire luxury skincare industry. For the 30th anniversary of the legendary Caviar collection, La Prairie has developed a new anti-aging treatment based on revolutionary technology: Caviar Absolu, the most renewable and volumizing caviar cell concentrate to date. The Caviar Absolu fills, repulps and helps to restore the density of the skin. The Skin Caviar collection, 30 years of master pieces in terms  of skincare The Skin Caviar Collection has evolved since its inception 30 years ago to continue to offer exceptional lifting and firming action combined with cutting-edge performance. With the launch of the collection, La Prairie made the audacious choice of using Caviar Extract. With continued research and new technological advancements, La Prairie then created Caviar Water, which is produced using a state-of-the-art steam distillation process…

Top 6 UK Fashion Brands to watch for in 2017

Top 6 UK Fashion Brands to watch for in 2017

The United Kingdom is a gold mine in terms of fashion talents. From the prestigious Saint Martin School to the street pop creativity, the UK reveals each year several new fashion talents, some of them will definitely shape the future of the fashion business. Here is our top 6 UK fashion brands to watch in 2017. Martine Rose, from experimental to men’s elegance Founded in 2007, Martine Rose background comes from Men’s shirts. Her artistic exploration drives us towards exploration of individualism and yet belonging to a cultural group (for the reference). Martine Rose will choose amazing icons from the past in order to provide them with a contemporary context. Obviously the work of the fashion artist is to take those icons and offer them a new context that might be a quite subversive approach, questioning the former functionality or past popularity of certain aesthetics through their re-appropriation today. Have a…

Veuve Clicquot Cuvée St Petersbourg, passion for champagne

Veuve Clicquot Cuvée St Petersbourg, passion for champagne

Last week LuxuryActivist enjoyed an amazing #LiveClicquot moment in Lausanne to discover the new Veuve Clicquot Cuvée Saint Petersbourg. It was a special exclusive moment in which we could also experience the Veuve Clicquot lifestyle. Veuve Clicquot, more than champagne, a way of living Philippe Clicquot, from a family of bankers and textile merchants, already owns vinyards and decides to establish a champagne house. His ambition was to “cross the borders”, and true to his word, Venice was the destination of his first shipment of champagne. Madame Clicquot was born in Reims in 1777. As the daughter of Baron Nicolas Ponsardin, her social standing allowes her to provides an excellent education, founded upon the traditional morals and values of the time. In 1798 she married François Clicquot, son to the founder of the Maison Clicquot. François shared his passion and knowledge for champagne creation and distribution with his young wife. It was because…

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

The Pilot’s Watch: A Watch with a Rich History

Since its inception in 1904, the pilot’s watch has been a staple accessory for aviators everywhere.  The watch was conceived by French designer Louis Cartier.  He created the watch for his friend Alberto Santos-Dumont, a keen aviator, after listening to him complain about how difficult it was to remove a pocket watch while flying a plane.  Cartier decided to help his friend out, and designed the first pilot’s wristwatch.  The rest, as they say, is history. And The Watch Gallery explores the history perfectly through the below infographic. The piece explores key moments in the brand’s history, such as how in 1911, the pilot’s watch was launched to the general public, and by the start of the First World War in 1914, pilot’s watches were a common accessory for British fighter pilots.  The design of them was altered to allow pilots to unleash attacks at precise times.  Glow in the…