Turn Your Trips into Extended Adventures: How to Have More Time (and Money) to Travel

Turn Your Trips into Extended Adventures: How to Have More Time (and Money) to Travel

Reading Time: 3 minutesWe’ve talked about a lot of interesting travel destinations to visit, plenty of cuisines to try and the best tips to help you enjoy your trips more. Although going on short trips is always exciting, sometimes, a long adventure is what you really need. Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to have the time – and money – to go on extended trips. This article will cover some of the things you can do to turn your short trips into longer adventures. Go on a Work-Study-Holiday A lot of countries now offer a WHV, or Working Holiday Visa, which allows you to travel across the country while working at the same time. You can pick up smaller jobs as you backpack through a country of your choice; this allows you to earn money as you travel, which in turn will help you extend your time in the country…

The Complete Guide To Shop Swim-Suits For Real Women

The Complete Guide To Shop Swim-Suits For Real Women

Reading Time: 4 minutesBuying Swimsuit Online The shady fluorescent dressing room lights are never as flattering as the golden, poolside sunlight. So, the best option is to shop online, trying them on at home and send back the things which doesn’t work. Luckily, there are more than enough online stores which offer almost endless stocks of bras, one-pieces, bikinis, bathing suits and everything in between. You may get overwhelmed by the prices of such products on the online stores. But you can get discount offers and voucher codes at vouchershops to shop from a number of stores online. Debunking the Swimsuit Myths Are you preparing to be a beach bombshell? Genius style tricks like tummy-trimming and super awesome flattering swim-suits can turn even the most swimsuit-wary girl into a certified Sun goddess. But there are some swimsuit myths which lets the girls backed. Let’s debunk some of them: Myth #1: Never wear a white…

L’Homme Cologne Cedrat by l’Occitane. Gentleman’s signature.

L’Homme Cologne Cedrat by l’Occitane. Gentleman’s signature.

Reading Time: 3 minutesCédrat is probably one of the most mysterious citrus fruit. Also called Citron (do not be confused with Lemon), Cedrat was considered as one of the rarest fruits in Ancient times. We tend to consider Cedrat as the golden fruits from the Garden of Hesperides. Its fragrance is subtle as intense and has been part of men’s perfumery heritage. L’Occitane en Province has been exploring this theme as part of the brand legacy, as a true masculine theme. For this christmas, L’Occitane reinvents its masculine territory thanks to L’Homme Cologne Cedrat. With a fragrance flacon invented by Olivier Baussan, the main idea was to rediscover a masculine flask. A perfect timeless theme for a timeless and elegant scent. L’OCCITANE’s masculine fragrances for men are comprised of harmonious blends of wood, spices, and herbs, and evoke feelings of mystery, ruggedness, and sensuality. Each fragrance reflects Provence’s authentic nature. With its striking appearance and irregular…

Luxury Family holidays: is it possible? Sure and here is how.

Luxury Family holidays: is it possible? Sure and here is how.

Reading Time: 6 minutesYou have your luxury lifestyle. You find the person of your dreams and you start a simple life made of small pleasures and luxury delights. You appreciate small luxury hotels, you enjoy marvelous weekends in amazing cities like Prague, Barcelona or Paris. And then one day, you decide to build a family and get children. It is probably one of the most beautiful things you will have in life: children. Problems start when you get your first holidays with your children. You realize the following cannot happen anymore: Decide on last minute what to do Get in this marvelous small luxurious romantic hotel Just lay down by the pool and enjoy a calm and stylish afternoon Go party all night get that table for 2 in that 3 Michelin star restaurant Children and luxury, you become immediately a drama queen When your life get full with children, you start realizing that…

Davidoff Yamasa, exceptional new Cigar. One of a kind.

Davidoff Yamasa, exceptional new Cigar. One of a kind.

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe life of Davidoff Cigars is the life of Zino Davidoff. His brilliant savoir vivre infused all aspects of cigar craftsmanship and enjoyment. A visionary in all regards, Zino was a man who ensured time, like each of his cigars, was always beautifully filled. While we think everything was invented, everything was already done, Davidoff launches a new Cigar. After 20 years in the making, Davidoff Cigars unveils its newest cigar range, Davidoff Yamasá: an intense exhilaration in taste. Davidoff is a Swiss luxury tobacco goods brand name, which is carried by a range of products including cigars, cigarillos, cigarettes and pipe tobaccos. The company is otherwise independently owned by Oettinger Davidoff AG. Here are some key figures about Davidoff Cigars: 2015 Turnover: CHF 1.126 Million Employees: 3’541 Number of total cigars produced annually: 45 Million Davidoff cigars are sold worldwide through a selective distribution system. The Davidoff Flagship Stores have a special position among the carefully selected…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Properly Washing Your Face

The Do’s and Don’ts of Properly Washing Your Face

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt seems so simple, so basic. But many people are washing their face all wrong. During our adolescent years, we all learned about the importance of keeping our face clean. Battling hormones was a big enough challenge without adding dirt, sweat and environmental factors on top of it. Chances are you swiped on an Oxy pad or washed with a salicylic acid bar soap and called it a day. Achieving silky smooth skin starts with properly washing your face. The do’s and don’ts below will help you perfect your daily cleansing routine to reveal beautiful skin under the build up. Don’t Forget It’s a 4-5 Step Process Washing your face properly doesn’t end when you rinse off the cleanser. That’s just the first step. To really get your face fresh and clean, you should follow up with an alcohol-free toner and then a serum that nourishes the skin. Finally, top the…

Power Your Way to the Top with These Fashions

Power Your Way to the Top with These Fashions

Reading Time: 4 minutesAnyone looking to climb the corporate ladder needs to understand just how important fashion is in their endeavors. As little children, we were taught ‘never judge a book by its cover,’ but unfortunately, that’s just how the world of business operates. If you are looking to power your way to the very top of your profession, you sure better look the part. Here are some tips on fashions that can send you on your way. Timeless Timepieces With all the buzz about digital this and digital that, there is something quite dignified in the timelessness of a mechanical watch. For some undeniable reason, an analog mechanical watch brings with it the perception of a person who has control of their own life. A digital watch just keeps going and going until the battery runs out, but an analog mechanical watch from days gone by offers the image of a person…

Medieval Factory by L’Espace des Inventions – Lausanne

Medieval Factory by L’Espace des Inventions – Lausanne

Reading Time: 4 minutesL’Espace des Inventions opened in 2000 in Lausanne. Since then, their mission is to inspire vocations and to awaken young people’s interest in science and technology. These are 2 key elements to our modern culture that should educate future generations. They are located in a very special building, constructed for the National exhibition of 1964. The roof is a giant solar dial and the space is located at the bottom of an amazing park called the Youth valley. The main surface is about 250m2. Generally L’Espace des Invention hosts different ephemeral exhibitions dealing with a science or technical theme. Visitors are stimulated and exposed to experiences thanks to observation and manipulation. L’Espace des Inventions welcomes over 23’000 visitors each year. Right now you can discover an amazing exhibition called Medieval Factory.  It is displayed until December 2016 and visitors will discover, understand and manipulate catapults, medieval engines, learn more about the…

Swiss Blog: Aesop opens new store in Lausanne

Swiss Blog: Aesop opens new store in Lausanne

Reading Time: 4 minutesAesop just opened a new store in Lausanne. Year after year, the Australian brand is investing into the Swiss Market as being part of one of its key european territories. Aesop is an amazing brand. It all started in 1987 in Melbourne – Australia. It was founded by Dennis Paphitis. His aim was to have a precise and expert range of superlative products in which he would gather the best of what nature and science can offer. In addition to skincare, Aesop also produces hair care, soaps and fragrance. Each time Aesop opens a new store, it is an unique new story starting. Each store has an unique design and atmosphere. In Lausanne, it is all about wood. Located in the historical area of the city, the new Aesop boutique was designed by  Marion Mouny, architect at Aesop Design department. The space is inspired by what Gio Ponti did at the Intercontinental Hotel in Naples….

An exquisit Autumn picnic, with Champagne Krug

An exquisit Autumn picnic, with Champagne Krug

Reading Time: 6 minutesAutumn is often a nostalgic season. Not yet winter and no more summer. Temperatures start to drop and holidays are over. That is probably why we should find things to do, to treat ourselves with nice things. While the sun is still there, Autumn is the perfect season to connect to nature and rediscover simple pleasures like a picnic. We can see nature changing and for LuxuryActivist was the perfect occasion to rediscover Champagne Krug. Autumn, nature under the hood The word autumn comes from the ancient Etruscan root autu- and has within it connotations of the passing of the year. It was borrowed by the neighbouring Romans, and became the Latin word autumnus. After the Roman era, the word continued to be used as the Old French word autompne (automne in modern French) or autumpne in Middle English, and was later normalized to the original Latin. In the Medieval…

The World’s Most Expensive Gemstones

The World’s Most Expensive Gemstones

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor thousands of years, people have used gemstones in a variety of different ways to add color and more aesthetic value to a range of jewelry pieces, such as necklaces, rings, and earrings. Although today, some gemstones are more popular than others, there is a wide range of other gemstones to choose from which are both stunning to look at and expensive to buy. Whether you’re planning to buy something lovely for yourself, are looking for an expensive gift for that special someone, or simply want to learn more about the most expensive gemstone options, we’ve got all the information you need right here. Diamonds Arguably the most popular gemstone of all time, diamonds are also one of the most expensive to purchase. Hugely durable and long-lasting, diamonds are also the traditional choice for engagement rings and other jewelry items which tend to hold more sentimental value. Although most people…

Victorinox Fall Winter Fashion Collection, Modern Craft story.

Victorinox Fall Winter Fashion Collection, Modern Craft story.

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhat is surprising with Swiss Ingenuity is the large numbers of possibilities. Victorinox is the proud ambassador of such philosophy and the Swiss manufacturer has season after season innovated in the fashion industry. They propose a modern and clever fashion, crafted for outdoor and daily adventures. Here is our review of the new Fall-Winter collection by Victorinox. It is our Swiss Blog of the month. This is how Victorinox describes the new collection: “In the new-season collection from Victorinox, we embrace craftsmanship, celebrating artisanal skills and enjoying innovative textiles in apparel and accessories designed for endurance. The pieces in the new collection showcase the company’s trademark Swiss quilting in unexpected ways. Another key element in the collection is Damascus steel – the patterned metal giving a blade an interesting and artisanal look. Its distinctive markings are made using a handcrafting technique dating back to medieval times.” What we can say…

The Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

The Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith its dazzling display of over 630 boats, the latest electronic gadgets, decadent deck fittings and fun new toys, the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival, which has now drawn to a close for the 39th time, more than cemented the event’s reputation as one of the leading yacht shows in the world. The record-breaking edition was the best to date, with industry professionals converging in Cannes to experience the most innovative advances in the yachting industry. Giving its film festival counterpart a run for its money, this year saw the premier of 191 new models, with visitors from the world over gathering to witness the largest European in-water show (now officially so thanks to a record-breaking number of attending boats). A highly important date in the Mediterranean yachting calendar, guests were treated to a showcase of luxury from the quality of the yachts to the overall atmosphere – the latter of which…

Luxury Blog: IOMA Paris opens new store in Paris – A temple to beauty.

Luxury Blog: IOMA Paris opens new store in Paris – A temple to beauty.

Reading Time: 5 minutesIOMA, the beauty high-tech brand opens a new store in the heart of Paris, at Saint German des Près. In this new store, the brand gathers the very best of high-tech and skin expertise. You will be able to find the best sellers of the brand as well as specific treatments, including massage cabines. This is definitely a new beauty destination in Paris. IOMA is a skin expert and all the concept is based in trying the find the best and the most adapted treatment for your own skin. For that the brand has created different high-tech skin diagnosis in order to personalize the offered treatment. The power of the brand is to be present in 17 countries in 3 different continents. These represent more than 1’500 sales outlets across the world. IOMA deployed 2’200 skin diagnostic devices. In one hand, the brand can serve its customer’s best interests and…

Luxury news, a growing interest in the world.

Luxury news, a growing interest in the world.

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe luxury industry has never been better. There is a new millionaire in China every hour, so the growing interest of people for luxury became a true fact. People from all over the world get interested to luxury and it is interesting to highlight how popular Luxury news magazines and newspapers have become.