Theodora Haute-Parfumerie: Beautiful Fragrances In The Heart Of Geneva

Theodora Haute-Parfumerie: Beautiful Fragrances In The Heart Of Geneva

There are places you go and forget and others that leaves an invisible mark that you will always remember. THEODORA Haute-Parfumerie is one of these places. No matter if you are a fragrance lover, or just an amateur of beautiful things, your heart will be conquered if your curiosity takes you to open the doors of this shop in Geneva historic downtown. From Santa Maria Novella, to Molinard or Dyptique, your nose will follow the path of your heart and you will get into a rich and facetted olfactory journey. This is definitely our Chief Editor’s choice of the moment. THEODORA Haute Parfumerie, Independence Is beautiful In a fragrance world where the big store chains have smashed the distribution, some brave independent retailers still believe there is room for beautiful and alternative brands, that very often cannot find its placement within the “fragrance supermarkets”. Established in Geneva in 2005, THEODORA Haute…

How to Plan a Luxury Staycation

How to Plan a Luxury Staycation

It’s the latest travel trend, an Internet buzzword that more and more people are embracing. The staycation invites you to experience the benefits of a luxury break without so much as hopping on a train. There are many benefits to this latest craze. For one thing, staycationers get to enjoy all the perks of being on holiday – freedom, pampering and sightseeing to name a few – without the stresses of travelling. A holiday in your hometown will also open your eyes to what’s on your doorstep; you might have lived in a place for many years, but have never been able to appreciate your surroundings from a tourist’s perspective. A staycation allows you to see your hometown through fresh eyes. With this in mind, here’s how to plan the perfect luxury staycation. Consider What YOU Want Chances are you work hard, or perhaps life has just gotten too much and you…

Friday Chronicle #31: A Blogger Is Not A Cheap Journalist Or A Low-Cost VIP

Friday Chronicle #31: A Blogger Is Not A Cheap Journalist Or A Low-Cost VIP

We have never spoke as much about bloggers as today. They are trendy, they are smart, they are passionate people and generally companies think they can get cheap/free visibility thanks to the passionate work they do. There are limits in this exercice, so let’s not forget the ethics. Why Bloggers Became So Important? Today in the world there are approximately 152 million blogs. These represent 15% of all websites in the world. It means that every day in the world there are 172’800 new blogs created. They became tremendously popular in the late 1990’s. It coincided with the advent of web publishing tools that facilitated the posting of content by non-technical users. Before that, you needed to have deep knowledge in html and ftp to publish content on the web. The name blog comes from weblog, web-log. This concept was used the first time in December 1997 by Jorn Barger….

How To Have The Best Workout

How To Have The Best Workout

We all want to have a productive and effective workout, one that, wakes up, warms us up and burns some calories, but sometimes, a workout can actually have the opposite effect. If you’ve been struggling with unsatisfying and unproductive workouts, then here are five tips to make sure your next workout is your best workout yet. Prepare Ahead Your workout begins the night before, as in many ways your performance will be affected by your mental and physical state before you start. Getting a good night’s sleep is key to having the best workout, as fatigue will drastically reduce the quality of your performance. Eat Right and Stay Hydrated What you eat and drink will also have a large impact on how your workout goes. Make sure you leave plenty of time after eating a meal to digest your food before you begin your workout, to prevent vomiting or bloating…

Tips For Hosting The Perfect Dinner Party

Tips For Hosting The Perfect Dinner Party

If you’re hosting a dinner party at your home, then preparation is key to the success of the evening. You’re going to be largely in charge of preparing the food and dietary requirements yourself unless, of course, you’re getting a caterer. The decoration inside your own home, keeping check of invitations, who’s attending, and how all loose ends will come together will make for a slick and well organized enjoyable evening. Hosting in your own home has both pros and cons with one of the largest cons being the clean-up operation after your guests have left and you’re in the wake of a thoroughly enjoyed dinner party. You can consider hiring a cleaner for after your party if you’re planning a large event with a lot of people to feed, with plates and surfaces to be cleaned and tidied away afterward. Personalization Personalization can add a special element to your…

The Importance of Fashion Clothing For Children

The Importance of Fashion Clothing For Children

Fashion plays an important role in today’s society. People of all ages who are willing to express character and personality through clothes are following fashion trends each season. While most people believe fashion is based on eccentric items of clothing, it is not always the case. First of all, it is good to keep in mind the fact that fashion allows individuals to express and define their personality. Furthermore, fashion clothing is a simple way of communicating people’s interests and tastes. Therefore, more and more people should realize the importance of fashion for both adults and children. These days fashion is everywhere. People can see it on TV, on catwalks, in magazines, and on the high street. Your clothing choices are an element which can tell people around you a lot about who you are. Even though the first impression is quite important in some cases, people need to understand…

La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire: Pure Light!

La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire: Pure Light!

 La Prairie is launching a new outstanding product this year within the White Caviar Collection. It is called the White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire. The new launch is an incredible moisturizing cream that offers new levels of luminosity and evenness. The accomplished challenge for scientists was to release the most powerful illuminating molecule yet. The goal being to banish dark spots and other skin discolorations. The brand guarantees immediate effects after 2 weeks, visible in one month. La Prairie scientist have screened more than 50’000 ingredients in order to find the most brightening active, this being LUMIDOSE. This revolutionary patented molecule is the most effective in supporting the inhibition of melanin, the pigment that causes dark spots. Melanin production is controlled primarily by one key enzyme for melanin synthesis: Tyrosinase. Of all the ingredients La Prairie screened, Lumidose has the lowest IC50-value — the concentration required for 50 per cent inhibition…

Swiss Blog #1: A Renversé Is Not A Coffee With Milk

Swiss Blog #1: A Renversé Is Not A Coffee With Milk

Our first blog post about Swiss specificities is dedicated to the Renversé! In Switzerland you do not say a Coffee with Milk, you say a Renversé… but be careful. It is not really the same thing! The name of Coffee varies a lot from one country to another and even sometimes from one region to another. However, if we compare the name given to coffee with milk in the adjacent regions of French-speaking Switzerland, we quickly see that the renversé (overthrown) finds no origin in our nearest neighbors. German-speaking Switzerland: Schale France: Café au lait Italy: Caffè latte Germany: Milchkaffee Autriche: Kaffee Melange or Kaffee Verkerhrt Netherlands: Koffie verkeerd Actually Verkehrt (herum) means reverse, upside-down in several languages. We do not really know why the term renversé was imported to Switzerland but we know more or less when. The first written proof of the usage of renversé in Switzerland seems to…

How to start a blog about luxury?

How to start a blog about luxury?

We tend to say there are 152 million bloggers around the world. That seems a lot, especially when you know that every second a new blog is created. Bloggers are a quite recent phenomenon and brands have been using them as a leverage for visibility. In the past 2 to 3 years, brands are not seeking bloggers anymore, they want influencers, meaning people who can drive attention to what they think towards millions of people. The buzz landscape is changing. From a luxury blog to influencers, from online writers to social media celebrities… welcome to the next level of online visibility. Here are some pieces of advice to create your blog about luxury. Luxury Blog: choose your topic well Before starting a blog about luxury, you need to choose your topic and your angle. Probably this piece of advice work for any blog. Make sure you will have great pleasure to…

My Sisley Must-Haves For This Winter

My Sisley Must-Haves For This Winter

Winter is here and the ski season has never been so great for snow. Being outdoor is great for our health and state of mind but it also comes with a challenge for your skin. The weather conditions can be one of the skin aging factor. The cold, wind or sun can accelerate the natural skin aging process. Sisley has been working with the very best that nature and science can offer to help you protect your skin and take good care of it. Here are our top 3 must-haves you need in your bathroom in order to enjoy the very best of your winter season. Before going outside, protect your skin well Preparing your skin to go outside your home, it is like dressing up. If it is cold you will choose a comfortable and warm pull-over and if it is hot you will prefer a light blouse or…

Brigitte new album Nues, an unique sound for two amazing voices

Brigitte new album Nues, an unique sound for two amazing voices

Certain artists are gifted with the capacity of reaching your heart and soul. Brigitte is an astonishing duet with two amazing voices and a very unique sound. Brigitte is a French indie folk musical duo formed in 2008 by Sylvie Hoarau (the brunette) and Aurélie Saada (the blonde). Their 2011 debut full-length album Et vous, tu m’aimes ?, went platinum in France. The Brigitte duet returns with a 3rd album, after more than 400 000 sold albums and a tour in France and in the world of more than 170 dates. It is the perfect timing as they are celebrating their 10th anniversary. “Brigitte is retro, our style it’s the 50s, it’s French, it’s Brigitte Bardot, it’s Brigitte Lahaie, the aunt that cooks, the cousin’s wife. Brigitte is the woman in plural” – Sylvie Hoarau With the release of this 3rd album – Nues – Brigitte creates a beautiful and feminine…

MIDO Commander Big Date: Celebrating 100 Years of Quality, Innovation And Design.

MIDO Commander Big Date: Celebrating 100 Years of Quality, Innovation And Design.

When Georges Schaeren founded MIDO one hundred years ago, he set the principles that would allow the Swiss watchmaker to evolve through the years: impeccable quality, always-on innovation philosophy and perfect design. To start this year of celebrations, MIDO launched a Commander Big Date. It reflects the spirit of the company as an international benchmark in terms of watchmaking. MIDO Commander Big Date, the very best of MIDO. One hundred years is a great anniversary and MIDO decided to make things BIG. With the launch of the Commander Big Date, the Swiss watchmaker capitalized in the great design codes of the Commander and added something new. This new line adopts the codes that have given the Commander its legendary status: a sunray satin-finished dial, protected by an elegant round case in satin-finished stainless steel and enhanced by a polished bezel. The Commander line is a true hymn to iron, to the curves…

The Luxury Health and Wellness Routine Every Man Needs

The Luxury Health and Wellness Routine Every Man Needs

It’s no myth that the well-rounded man lives a well-rounded lifestyle. Increasingly, men are investing more in themselves, including their looks and lifestyle, and there’s no longer any taboo or judgment around men’s health and wellness goals. So what are the steps every man should follow for the ultimate luxury health and wellness routine: does it really involve skincare, can you really work hard and play hard and stay looking young, and what does it take to be a silver fox? Keep reading if you want to find out more about the luxury health and wellness products, and procedures, that truly pay back. Maximizing your workout: get out of the gym sometimes Gone are the days where in order to be seen as masculine, you need to be seen pumping weights in the gym. More and more men are opting for strong but lean physiques, rather than a shape that would make…

Learn How to Plan an Amazing Exotic Vacation to Turks and Caicos

Learn How to Plan an Amazing Exotic Vacation to Turks and Caicos

Traveling to exotic places allows you to see things that you may not be able to see anywhere else. When traveling on a luxury vacation, it is important to make the most of your time in the exotic destination. If you are looking for a great place to travel on your next vacation, Turks and Caicos is a great destination to consider. There are many great things to do during your trip and it is the ultimate destination to relax and unwind from a hectic life. The following guide walks you through a few tips to use when you want to travel to Turks and Caicos. Ensure Your Trip to Turks and Caicos Is Enjoyable Many people make the mistake of simply taking a plane to get to Turks and Caicos. This is not overly enjoyable, though. Consider a Marina Del Rey yacht rental instead. You can travel in the…

Who is the next king of cool?

Who is the next king of cool?

Every decade has its rising stars, cash cows and dying mammoth… Ok, here I am not talking about Darwin or about animals… I am talking about innovative, creative and outstanding companies that reshape the high-tech world. There are always companies that hook the consumer more than others. If we analyse the high-tech market, life cycles are getting shorter and shorter and companies are also getting a hard time to keep leadership and to keep their image on what I call being the “King of cool”. Follow the timeline… Probably the first king of cool in history might be Alan Kay at Xerox PARC when he presented the first Laptop idea in 1972 called Dynabook. IBM presented in 1975 the first commercial portable computer called the IBM 5100. Many others followed like Epson and HP. Some companies worked on different features of what we see today in modern Laptops and in October 1992…