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Friday Chronicles #27 – Top 4 luxury trends that you better watch out.

Friday Chronicles #27 – Top 4 luxury trends that you better watch out.

Reading Time: 10 minutesThe luxury industry is completely redefining its scope right now. From the explosion of internet and specially Social Media, Millennials being so radical in terms of choices and a new luxury culture being established… all these elements bring luxury brands to develop new strategies. The time during which luxury brands would arrogantly dictate what people should wear or do is over. Here are 4 luxury trends that you better watch out if you wish to keep ahead of the luxury game. luxury [ luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh- ] Main Entry: luxury Part of Speech: noun Definition: great pleasure, indulgence Synonyms: affluence, bliss, comfort, delight, enjoyment, exorbitance, extravagance, frill, gratification, hedonism, high living, immoderation, intemperance, leisure, luxuriousness, opulence, rarity, richness, satisfaction, splendor, sumptuousness, treat, well-being Antonyms: austerity, economy, frugality The Luxury Market, big money for a worldwide business We estimate the global luxury market in 2017 up to $289 Billion (source: Worldwide Luxury Market…

What Exactly Is a Luxurious Lifestyle? These Definitions Might Interest You

What Exactly Is a Luxurious Lifestyle? These Definitions Might Interest You

Reading Time: 6 minutesFew people don’t crave a luxurious lifestyle, but what exactly does that mean? What constitutes living in the lap of luxury to one person may be totally different for another, and so perhaps a brief look at what today’s consumer considers ‘luxury’ to mean might be helpful. Whether you are a real estate investor seeking to buy and lease out a group of highend apartments or a young professional seeking the ‘good things in life,’ there are some common characteristics that define a luxurious lifestyle. Here are a few of the most popular aspects of living in luxury. Location Isn’t Everything Anymore It seems as though, as time passes, that old real estate mantra “location, location, location” is becoming less and less important to millennials seeking the ‘good life.’ While most young professionals want a nice neighborhood to raise their families in, they are no longer looking for ostentatious displays…

5 Ways To Make Your Home More Luxurious

5 Ways To Make Your Home More Luxurious

Reading Time: 3 minutesMaybe you’ve been in your home awhile, and are looking for a refresh. There comes a time when you should add more style and updates to your house. Think about going above and beyond when you’re ready to upgrade. Therefore, consider these five ways to make your home more luxurious and inviting. Furniture & Décor Take a tour around your home and see what furniture needs replacing. Use grand couches in your living room with beautiful trim or woodwork. Oversize furniture looks luxurious and expensive, and fancy up your décor with gorgeous trinkets to use on coffee tables and shelves. Use large statement pieces that grab your attention and have you admiring their beauty. Landscape Borders Head outside and upgrade your landscaping design. Houston concrete landscape curbing has ideas that’ll make you love your outdoors again. Professional landscape curbing is elaborate and will get the neighbors talking. Concrete curbs and…

Artemide, lamps like no others

Artemide, lamps like no others

Reading Time: 4 minutesLighting in a house, or apartment, is important. Not only to see clearly, which will not surprise you, but for a decorative function. If one is supposed to have a well-lighted interior, better to have beautiful lamps. A task for which a specific brand stands out, Artemide. Artemide has been a world leader in the lighting industry for decades. Besides their desire to produce quality lighting with unapologetic design, Artemide’s values prioritise the wellbeing of people.  Artemide’s philosophy is to transform light with the aim of improving the quality of life. Paying particular attention to the environment, the company designs products that respect it, with optimal luminous rendering and minimal resource consumption. Many retailers, such as LampCommerce, offer a wide range of luxury lightings’ brands, including Artemide! The Artemide Lamps On an international scale, Artemide lamps are considered masterpieces in the field of contemporary design. Artemide lamps are displayed in…

Cool, New Hairstyles For Guys To Try in 2017 [Infographics]

Cool, New Hairstyles For Guys To Try in 2017 [Infographics]

Reading Time: 2 minutesWe’re already months into the new year and, for many of us, not much about our lives has changed. And while the certainty of a steadfast routine can positively influence many aspects of life, it can also be boring. If you’re never changing, adapting, and growing, you’ll be left behind. Now, most men would default to changing up their wardrobe when it comes time for a change, but this can be extremely costly and time consuming. However, a simple hairstyle transformation can go a long way when revamping your style and look. The beauty of a hairstyle change is that it’s cheap and completely temporary – if you don’t like your new cut, it will grow back in a few weeks. When getting a new cut, it’s important to pick a hairstyle that is going to make a statement that is fashion-forward and awesome. Men’s haircuts with short sides and long…

Bride-to-be’s Guide: The Most Exotic Ideas To Choose Wedding Flowers

Bride-to-be’s Guide: The Most Exotic Ideas To Choose Wedding Flowers

Reading Time: 4 minutesOn a day like your wedding, with the glamorous bride, stunning venue decoration is essential. What do you think? Obviously, everyone wants to see a bride, how is she looking?, which gown she’s wearing?, and the main part: which flowers are there in her wedding bouquet? Undoubtedly, brides are in the limelight because it’s all their day. Most of the brides & grooms start wedding decoration planning before a year or just after their wedding date is fixed. Anyway, there is a good news for all the new-couples out there or the couples-to-be that you can also send flowers online by moyses flowers, even on the same day. Are you a new bride? Do you seek for some creative ideas? Well, it’s the best page you would love to recommend further. Check it out…  Wedding trends Traditional flowers can never be outdated, and when it comes to decorating your wedding…

Luxury news, information for hyper-luxury customers

Luxury news, information for hyper-luxury customers

Reading Time: 5 minutesNews are news, no matter if they are old or fresh. One of the biggest increase in the news business is the one for Luxury news. While the 2008 crisis is still hitting the board, the luxury industry has year after year a solid positive growth, between 4 to 6%. In 2016 the growth was 4% and it was leaded by Luxury cars, luxury hospitality and luxury personal goods. These 2 segments represented 80% of total luxury activity in 2016. The total luxury market represented sales for USD 1.20Trillion. The luxury car segment had the strongest growth with +8%. The very top level in this segments had a very solid growth thanks to new markets like Asia and South America. The personal luxury goods segments was mainly flat reaching a USD 2.75 billion. In order to maintain this level of business, we need customers aware and educated in luxury. Nowadays…

Pre-SIHH 2017: Parmigiani Fleurier at its best.

Pre-SIHH 2017: Parmigiani Fleurier at its best.

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn May 29th 1996, the brand Parmigiani Fleurier is founded. It is born from the trust woven between Michel Parmigiani and the Sandoz Family Foundation who have acknowledged his talent as a watchmaker. 20 years later, the Fleurier watch-maker is keeping with innovation and know-how. SIHH 2017 starts and Parmigiani is presenting amazing creations, all highlights of what Parmigiani does at its best. Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Galaxy Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda 1950 Meteorite Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Métrographe With these new launches Parmigiani displays the in-house high-end know-how in dials and the luxury ultimate aspect of its watches. The Tonda 1950 Galaxy showcases a magnificent Aventurine glass dial. It procures a glittering glass made in high-temperature and low-oxygen environment. When you look to the watch, you have the feeling to see the sky and the universe with its stars. The brand added 84 diamonds ti the bezel and a very beautiful…

Louis Moinet is officially the inventor of the Chronograph.

Louis Moinet is officially the inventor of the Chronograph.

Reading Time: 10 minutesAfter the best part of six months of procedures and thorough investigations, Louis Moinet has become the official holder of the title of “First Chronograph”, awarded by the official Guinness World Records organisation. In bestowing its Guinness World Records award, the worldwide authority brings further recognition of a fact already widely acknowledged in the world of watchmaking: the chronograph was first invented by Mr Louis Moinet in 1816, with his “Compteur de Tierces”. Chronometer versus Chronograph: What is the difference? According to Thesaurus, a watch is an apparatus fo measuring and recording the progress of time. Obviously in the past 300 years watches have become more than just timekeeper objects. Several watchmaking complications joined the field of possibilities. Chronometer: A name that is given to only watches with the highest precision standards. These watches have passed rigorous testing of the Swiss Official Chronometer Control which consists of 15 days under…

Church’s – A British Jewel in the Art of shoe-making. 

Church’s – A British Jewel in the Art of shoe-making. 

Reading Time: 6 minutesChurch’s story in shoe-making starts officially in 1873 with the foundation of the company by Thomas Church and his 3 sons. But the shoe-making heritage was already in the Church’s family since the 17th century. In deed, Stone Church, the Church’s great grand-father of Thomas was born in 1676 in Northampton. This British city had a long and solid heritage in shoe-making. So this specific know-how was written in the family’s DNA for several generations. It was natural that several decades later Thomas Church founded his company in Northampton where they still have the main factory. The business remained within the founding family until 1999, year that Prada Group took over. Thanks to this acquisition, the British company had enough resources to expand overseas. Today the company produces around 5’000 pairs of shoes every week and 70% of total production is dedicated to exportation. Besides products sold to resellers and…

Manufacture Royale: A Ray of Light in Swiss Watchmaking.

Manufacture Royale: A Ray of Light in Swiss Watchmaking.

Reading Time: 5 minutesSometimes we feel that we have seen it all, especially in Watchmaking. Well you are wrong. In Switzerland you can discover true marvels, small treasures in the serious business of Watchmaking. When it comes to Luxury watches, Manufacture Royale is like a ray of light providing bright, luxurious watches aligned with a strong heritage. Thank you very much Mr Voltaire! It was all about Voltaire and his free spirit François-Marie Arouet, also known as Voltaire (his writer name), was a French writer, historian and famous philosopher of the 18th century. He believed in freedom of religion, freedom of speech and separation of church and state. Definitely not an easy position to maintain, especially in France. Voltaire was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was…

5 Ways to Turn Any Space Into a Luxury Apartment

5 Ways to Turn Any Space Into a Luxury Apartment

Reading Time: 5 minutesRegardless of what type of budget you may have, the whole concept of turning any space into a luxury apartment is not as expensive as you may assume. By making a few adjustments, you could completely transform the look of your apartment and add a sense of panache and elegance to any room. In this post, we’re going to take a look at several things you can do to transform your space, no matter how small or large it is, into a luxury themed apartment. 1) Lavish Bedroom A lavish bedroom is at the centre of every luxury apartment. In fact, if you have ever been in a VIP suite at a hotel, you more than likely have noticed how the suites always contain a bedroom that is well-designed with matching curtains, pillows and bedding. The first thing you’ll need to do is to ensure that you get a supportive…

From best luxury Bloggers to top Influencers… the new era of online visibility.

From best luxury Bloggers to top Influencers… the new era of online visibility.

Reading Time: 10 minutesWe 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. Blogger, a full story of a personal website. Probably the first blog in history was Links.net created in 1994 by university student Justin Hall. Obviously at that time nobody would call it a “blog”. It was described as a personal web page. We needed to wait 3 years to see…

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…

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