Cour du Corbeau hotel, elegance is an Art.

Cour du Corbeau hotel, elegance is an Art.

2 weeks ago I was in Strasbourg and I discovered a beautiful hotel called Cour du Corbeau. It is a magnificent 4 stars hotel. It is one of the oldest hotels in Europe, its first construction took place in 1538. The Cour du Corbeau, litterally Raven Court, is located in the historical heart of Strasbourg, just a few steps away from the big central Cathedral. I was lucky to have some minutes with Ms Anne Gerber, the Hotel Director. She is a delightful person, very passionate and we feel that she enjoys to share her passion for this place. She explained to me the story of the Cour du Corbeau and the “spirit of the house”. She spend her time watching carefully for her guests comfort and well-being. She rhythms the place but always in a very discreet manner. The star is the guest. The Cour du Corbeau was at…

Atelier Evanessence, a journey  in the heart of perfumes…

Atelier Evanessence, a journey in the heart of perfumes…

France is the land of perfumery. Historically speaking, the Egyptians invented perfumery but French leveled it up to an Art. In Strasbourg, capital of Europe, I discovered a passionate experience proposed by Atelier Evanessence. It is a journey into the heart of perfumes. Agnès Azario-Bouyé is the owner and founder of Atelier Evanessence. She used to work for a fragrance house for many years. Years in which she had the chance to work with great perfumers and magnificent brands. She discovered the world of fragrance creation and became passionated about it. Today, she wants to share this passion for perfumery, for pure creation and, for the precious raw materials used to create these masterpieces called fragrances. She created Atelier Evanessence, based in Strasbourg. Going to this true adventurous journey you can discover a beautiful city, Strasbourg, the historical center and secrets from the perfumer’s desk. The workshop took place in…

Victorinox Tomo – the unboxing by LuxuryActivist

Victorinox Tomo – the unboxing by LuxuryActivist

Hi, this month the Makers of the Swiss Army knife, Victorinox, is launching a new product called Victorinox Tomo. It is the result of a beautiful collaboration between the Swiss brand and the Japanese design studio Abitax. We can really say that Swiss Precision meets Japanese Design for a cutting edge product. I have already made an article about it a few month ago, before the launch. You can find it here. There is more information about Mr Yamaguchi work and the collaboration. Now, here below you will find a video of the unboxing I made of the Victorinox Tomo. It gives you a good idea on how great this product is. You will like to collect them all!   According to Mr. Yamaguchi: “for Japanese people, Simple is beautiful”… check here an exclusive interview from the Designer: Victorinox Tomo is definitely a beautiful product with a beautiful story. Visit…

Victorinox Swiss Unlimited – the unboxing

Victorinox Swiss Unlimited – the unboxing

Hi,
this week I am revealing the unboxing of a fragrance for men called Victorinox Swiss Unlimited. It was created by the famous swiss company, Victorinox, the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife.

Dufour 34E, luxury, design and performance.

Dufour 34E, luxury, design and performance.

This month I spend 2 days in a beautiful boat, a Dufour 34E. It is a 10m from Dufour yatching company. The french company spent the last 40 years in the cutting edge boat construction, designed to race.

Sisley Eau d’Ikar, new fragrance for men

Sisley Eau d’Ikar, new fragrance for men

Sisley just announced the launch of Eau d’Ikar, its new fragrance. It is the brand first fragrance for men. Most of people say that Sisley waited 40 years to launch a masculine fragrance. Well, do not forget that some of Sisley fragrances are also used by men. 1976 Eau de Campagne, a beautiful creation by Jean Claude Ellena, conquered the heart and the noses of many men around the world (including me).

Elie Saab Le Parfum, pure elegance.

Elie Saab Le Parfum, pure elegance.

We have this month the launch of the first fragrance of the beautiful brand Elie Saab. It is called Elie Saab Le Parfum (the fragrance in french). And we can say that this fragrance crystallizes all the outstanding beauty of the Couture House.

Ellen Von Unwerth – a woman’s story…

Ellen Von Unwerth – a woman’s story…

If you like Helmut Newton, you will love Ellen Von Unwerth. She was considered for a longtime as Newton’s Alter Ego but Ellen von Unwerth is much more than that. She goes further in the exploration of women fantasies and phantasms.

Shakira: Sexiest woman alive? Rabiosa…

Shakira: Sexiest woman alive? Rabiosa…

She is launching a new single called Rabiosa. It is on her last year album Sale el Sol (launched in october 2010). Rabiosa in spanish and especially in this context means: “hungry for love”. … “Rabiosa, come a little closer and bite me en la boca (on the mouth)”. Yes suddenly the ambiance gets a little hotter here…

Mugler Men Spring 2012 – Brothers of Arcadia… not convinced.

Mugler Men Spring 2012 – Brothers of Arcadia… not convinced.

Last week, Mugler revealed its new collection for Men, Spring/Summer 2012 with the theme called Brothers of Arcadia. As you know, Nicolas Formichetti is the Artistic Director of the fashion brand.

Fashion Zoo- episode one

Fashion Zoo- episode one

Here is the first video of Fashion zoo by LuxuryActivist…

Marc Jacobs, new Louis Vuitton collection a/w 2011

Marc Jacobs, new Louis Vuitton collection a/w 2011

Marc Jacobs 2011 A/W Louis vuitton collection. He explains the philosophy of creation of the new 2011 Autumn/winter collection. He proposes a classical scenario but with a modern style by the choice of the female models, the accessories (puppies) and the image displayed. It is almost a modern Bonnie and Clyde ambiance without the guns and without Clyde :-).

UNIL Summer 2011 – Hans Steiner Conference

UNIL Summer 2011 – Hans Steiner Conference

Last friday I attended to an interesting presentation about Hans Steiner, the great swiss photographer. It took place in Lausanne at Unil (the university). This presentation was a conclusion on the exhibition hosted by Musée de l’Elysée.

Top 5 most viewed posts of the week – june17/2011

Top 5 most viewed posts of the week – june17/2011

Hello,
as usual, here are the top articles of the week. They are the ones most viewed during the past 7 days.
Have a nice weekend.
LA

Victoria Jungfrau, Grand Hotel in Interlaken.

Victoria Jungfrau, Grand Hotel in Interlaken.

Beginning of June I spent a few days in a beautiful Five star Hotel Spa in Switzerland. It is called Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel and it is located in Interlaken.