Moon phases in watch-making: measuring life with time.

Moon phases in watch-making: measuring life with time.

Reading Time: 8 minutesWatchmaking is a beautiful blend of technical mastery and poetry. Watchmakers are often considered as artists and from their ingenuity comes marvelous creations that keep your time. Some of the watches can do much more. What we usually call complications, bring an added value to the measure of time. This month, our watch blog decided to talk about a very interesting and one of the oldest complications in watch-making: the Moon Phases. Moon Phases and the measurement of life The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth. The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing positions of the Moon and Sun relative to the Earth. The Moon’s rotation is tidally locked by the Earth’s gravity, therefore the same lunar surface always faces Earth. This face…

Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, and the journey continues

Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, and the journey continues

Reading Time: 6 minutesProbably the most awaited fragrance launch has finally arrived. Louis Vuitton revealed their new fragrance collection, carefully crafted by Jacques Cavallier Belletrud the in-house Master Perfumer. A contemporary collection of seven fragrances that completely translate the spirit and the philosophy of Louis Vuitton’s creative universe. From the airiness of Rose des Vents to the intoxicating Turbulences, the ecstasy of a first night with Dans la Peau to the mindful immersion in nature with Apogée; from the self-revealing Contre Moi to an exploration of a darker side with Matière Noire and the explosion of the senses with Mille Feux… Les parfums Louis Vuitton describe a journey of emotions. It is definitely the luxury news of the month! Named Maître Parfumeur of Louis Vuitton in 2012, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud traveled the world for four years to perfect the first collection of Louis Vuitton perfumes. Each fragrance he created starts with an emotion,…

3 Beauty Secrets For Men: The Perfect face.

3 Beauty Secrets For Men: The Perfect face.

Reading Time: 9 minutesEvery morning it is the same struggle: how to take care of your skin and still keep things time efficient. As a man, your face is your visit card and year after year you need to take care of it. Naturally men tend to spend less time on beauty routines. In the morning every second counts, generally taken by shower and coffee! In order to help you keep things efficient, here are the 3 essential gestures you need to do and how. 1- Exfoliating your face: the essential gesture that every man forgets Your skin is the largest organ on your body, made up of several different components, including water, protein, lipids, and different minerals and chemicals. If you’re average, your skin weighs about six pounds. It’s job is crucial: to protect you from infections and germs. Throughout your life, your skin will change constantly, for better or worse. In…

Fab Labs, Digital revolution? Checked!

Fab Labs, Digital revolution? Checked!

Reading Time: 10 minutesDigital revolution is not a dream anymore, it is already happening and it is happening everywhere. The proof? Check the Fab labs and you will understand that the rules of the game is drastically changing. Traditionally, people believe that technology is a top-down approach. It means that a bunch of very educated people are sitting in a white room, inventing tomorrow’s technology. Once this job  is done, they release the technology that might reach the masses at one point in the future. Internet democratization helped to develop and spread knowledge. According to Forrester, the global internet population in 2013 reached 2.2 billion people. This is 37% of total world population. So as much people who can have access to knowledge and technology. Next year around 200 million people will join internet for the first time in their lives. Imagine what these people can bring. It is a total redefinition of things….

Give Your Home a Breath of Fresh Air – Interior Design Inspired by Nature

Give Your Home a Breath of Fresh Air – Interior Design Inspired by Nature

Reading Time: 3 minutesIf you are among countless homeowners who are simply tired of looking at the same old, same old, it’s probably time you did something about it. While you could always move to a new location, that may not solve all your woes. After all, you have a small fortune invested in your property and this is the neighborhood you have grown comfortable in. You know your neighbors, the kids aren’t ready to move to a new school and quite frankly, you may not even have the budget to buy the house of your dreams. So why not simply remodel the home you’re in? If boredom has you down in the dumps, why not give your home a breath of fresh air with interior design inspired by nature? There’s just something awe inspiring when you think about what it would be like to live under the stars with lush vegetation and…

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser: must have. 

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser: must have. 

Reading Time: 4 minutesAesop is an amazing brand with best-in-class products. This month we are highlighting one of the brand’s best seller: the Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser. Cleaning your skin is one of the basic beauty rituals you can do. Aesop became expert in different beauty treatments, cleaning is a best-selling area. With the Geranium Leaf body cleanser, Aesop gently removes grime, banishes odour and leaves skin beautifully scented and refreshed. Its formula finds the perfect balance between a perfect cleaning and the respect of your skin nature. The Formula, nicely done The basis of the formula is an interesting balance between the Sodium Laureth Sulfate and the Coco-Betaine. The first is an efficient detergent that will work in the cleaning part and the second a gentle soft ingredient (coconut oil based). Both together make a perfect structure to support the rest of the formula. As ingredients are one of the brand’s strength,…

Harley Quinn by Margot Robbie – sexiest Comics character alive? 

Harley Quinn by Margot Robbie – sexiest Comics character alive? 

Reading Time: 4 minutesSuicide Squad is pulsing in theathers right now and the world has discovered the sexiest cartoon character of all time: Harley Quinn. Obviously the entire sexiness comes from the interpretation of young Australian actress Margot Robbie. Margot Robbie, fresh and sexy Margot Elise Robbie was born in Australia in 1990. She worked in different films before her role of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. Neighbours -2008/2011 About Time – 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street – 2013 Focus – 2015 The Legend of Tarzan – 2016 Suicide Squad – 2016 On her different roles we can see a fresh, sparkling femininity that renew the cinema landscape. She represents a new kind of modernity in which a whole generation of women will identify themselves. Margot Robbie has a promising career ahead and we feel that Suicide Squad is just the beginning. On a side note, Margot Robbie lived in New York…

Plane Chic: How to Look Stylish at the Airport

Plane Chic: How to Look Stylish at the Airport

Reading Time: 4 minutesThink of the airport as your very own international fashion runway. Hundreds of eyes on you, people from all over the world—it’s your chance to show them just how plane chic you are. Wearing the following will make you look ravishing and let you shine in full force on that moving walkway: 1.Large Leather Satchel You’ll inevitably need a bag to carry all your personal items onto the plane—make it a good one. A large leather satchel gives you the ample room and compartments to store your most important items like make-up for touch ups, iPad to stream TV up in the air and of course, some cash for the in-flight adult beverages. Choosing a leather one will also give you that classy edge and the quality assurance to endure all the movement that goes along with travelling. 2.Dark Skinny Jeans The sweatpants look may be enticing, especially when you’re…

How To Dress Up For a Night At The Casino

How To Dress Up For a Night At The Casino

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn this modern age, women have been putting glamour to the world of casinos. In past years, the rise of popular poker portals have casualized the gambling world. Casino wear has become much more laid back over the past recent years. As the famous casino professionals attending tournaments with regular home-wear clothes (baggy jeans and scruffy t-shirts), this style has become a trend in itself. However, there are still many people who uphold the spirit of casino fashion as many casino stars take pride in their image and the attention it collects. Indeed, what other ways there could possibly be, to get in a gambling mood for a night in top rated casinos in norway if by not the dressing part? So, go ahead and glam up your wardrobe with one of the following styles. The Sparkles and The Sequins Look It’s impossible not to get carried away by an…

Top 6 best Spas around the Leman Lake in Switzerland.

Top 6 best Spas around the Leman Lake in Switzerland.

Reading Time: 10 minutesSwitzerland has a longtime heritage of cosmetics and beauty treatments. Several Swiss and International brands produce their beauty products in Switzerland. Luxury tourism is a big activity and especially around cities like Zürich and Geneva. The entire country breathes well-being and you can find amazing locations for beauty spas. Luxury Hotels are playing in 2 areas in order to differentiate themselves from competition. The first area is to capitalize on the traditional architecture of their building and the second one is their Spa. In the past 5 years, the biggest trend is the well-being area. It goes from the traditional fitness area to different swimming pools, massage cabinets, hammam, sauna and other water parcours. At LuxuryActivist we decided to rank our top 6 best Spas around the Leman Lake, mostly are located in beautiful and amazing hotels. Richemont Geneva, The Spa by Sisley This is probably one of the best spas…

10 Hottest Travel Accessories You Need This Summer

10 Hottest Travel Accessories You Need This Summer

Reading Time: 6 minutesSummer is in full swing and now’s the time to take advantage of long, warm, sunny days. Whether your summer travel plans include lounging by the pool, basking in warm beach waves, or island hopping on a luxurious yacht, these travel accessories are the hottest, must-have items you’ll need this summer. 1. The Perfect Luggage Every traveler needs the perfect luggage and nothing is more convenient or stylish than the Prada Trolley. The Prada Trolley has two wheels and a telescopic handle for ease of navigating through busy airports. Approved carry-on size, you’ll be able to take all of your essentials with you and avoid the hassle of baggage claim. The Prada trolley is made of luxurious Saffiano leather and is available in chalk white, baltic blue, burgundy, and black. If you’re looking for something more compact and equally stylish, Prada also makes a beautiful squared backpack that can double…

Breaking luxury news: Ladurée opens at Quai des Bergues in Geneva!

Breaking luxury news: Ladurée opens at Quai des Bergues in Geneva!

Reading Time: 5 minutesWe just got the information, Ladurée will open a new store in Geneva, in one of the prestigious adresses in town: Quai des Bergues. The store is designed by India Mahdavi. This is definitely the luxury news of the month. Geneva is the perfect place in Europe to enjoy a stylish and a luxury life. Ladurée is already present in certain point of sales but here it will be a central point for the brand. Ladurée is a French luxury bakery and sweets maker house created in 1862. It is one of the world’s best-known premier sellers of the double-decker macaron, fifteen thousand of which are sold every day. Parisian tea rooms’ history is intimately tied to the history of the Ladurée family. It all began in 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from the southwest of France, founded a bakery in Paris at 16 rue Royale. In 1871, while Baron Haussmann was giving…

4 Ways to Get Silky Smooth Skin

4 Ways to Get Silky Smooth Skin

Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery woman wants the smoothest, silkiest skin possible but it seems like no matter what they do or how hard they try, their skin just seems to get rougher and drier. Actually, according to board certified dermatologist, Dr. Jessica Krant, that may be the problem. Women just try too hard and in so doing will do more damage than good. If you are looking for the silkiest smoothest skin imaginable, here are great four ways for you to have the skin of your dreams. 1. Avoid Over Washing and Harsh Soaps Most women are laboring under the impression that they need to scrub their face several times a day. This could be the most worst move they can make if the silky smooth skin they are looking for is on their face. Dr. Krant says that the market is flooded with all kinds of anti-aging products that dry the skin…

Victorinox Classic Limited Edition 2016 – Design rules.

Victorinox Classic Limited Edition 2016 – Design rules.

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe Swiss Army Knife is one of Switzerland’s most iconic and famous products. Most people are familiar with the classic red design and the unmistakable Victorinox cross and shield. The annual limited edition of the Classic pocket knife is a popular collector’s item and gift all around the world. The fresh and new designs should also increase the impulse buys and strengthen the Victorinox brand and its reputation of being creative, functional and appealing. It is already an annual appointment made with the very best graphic artists out there. Each year Victorinox challenges the most creative minds in order to create astonishing designs for the iconic Classic pocket knife. The Swiss company utilizes the crowdsourcing platform Jovoto and year after year we get our mind blown away with very interesting and creative ideas. Victorinox narrowed down the pool of ideas from 1,022 to 40 and then let Victorinox fans around the…

4 Ways to Care for Your Beard

4 Ways to Care for Your Beard

Reading Time: 3 minutesDue to the fact that the hair that is on your face is much different from the hair on your head, it comes with its very own set of instructions. Beards are trendy at the moment, but only when they’re well cared for.  No one likes to look at a scraggly, scruffy beard with food stuck in it after all! If you are considering, growing a beard for the first time, here are four tips that will help you keep your bead in the best shape possible. Color with Care If you find that the hair in your beard is graying, or you have a beard that is a vastly different color to the hair on your head, you may want to consider coloring it. If either of these apply to you, it’s vital that you take the time to find a specialized dye for the job. When you have…