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Swiss Small Luxury Hotels you probably do not know… and you should.

Swiss Small Luxury Hotels you probably do not know… and you should.

Reading Time: 6 minutesTraveling is always an adventure, especially if you are a luxury traveler. While holidays is already knocking at your door you might still wonder where you should go and which hotel you should stay. Switzerland represents an amazing destination for holidays, no matter if it s winter time or summer. You will be amazed by the beauty of its landscapes, the kindness of people and the important premium and luxury hotels you might find. Away from the big hotels networks, here are 5 small luxury hotels that you probably do not know….but you should. They are unique, outstanding and highly stylish. Ultima Gstaad – Luxury Boutique hotel When you think about ski resorts in Switzerland, probably the mist luxurious experience will be found in Gstaad. This small and unique ski resort had attracted the attention of worldwide celebrities as well as of a luxury clientele. If we should recommend one…

5 Great Canadian Luxury Destinations

5 Great Canadian Luxury Destinations

Reading Time: 4 minutesWhile tourism to the United States gets more attention, Canada offers many luxury destinations, whether you want to ski, hunt, swim, watch the whales or visit lower cost alternatives to California’s Napa Valley. Here are five great Canadian luxury destinations. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is located in Banff National Park. It is called the Castle in the Rockies, and the century old luxury hotel is the center of a massive resort with almost eight hundred rooms. You can find small rooms and fancy suites with amazing views of the mountains. You can golf, hike, go horseback riding, try white water rafting, fishing, ski or enjoy the on-site spa. Day trips from the hotel include Kootenay National Park, Yoho National Park, Lake Louise and Icefields Parkway. Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, British Columbia The Four Seasons Resort in Whistler, BC sits in the middle of…

5 Luxurious Gifts For Your Office Colleagues or Superiors

5 Luxurious Gifts For Your Office Colleagues or Superiors

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe best way to leave a lasting impression with your office colleagues and superiors is a gesture of gratitude that thanks them for their hard work and/or mentorship. In the corporate world, gifts of gratitude should be luxurious and impressive. A luxury gift is an investment that helps cement a strong and long-lasting professional relationship with your colleague or superior. Here is a list of five luxurious gifts for your office workers: Desk Clock The old adage, “time is money,” is the quintessential philosophy of the corporate world. Give a gift that will support time keeping and management: a desk clock. Choose a clock that has a timeless look and can complement any office decor. An overly ornamental clock will distract, so make sure you choose something with simple lines and classic materials, like crystal, glass and wood. The Simon Pearce Ludlow Clock is crafted through the 16th-century technique of shaping molten…

Staging Your Home with Luxury Items

Staging Your Home with Luxury Items

Reading Time: 5 minutesAre you thinking of putting your high-end home on the market this year?  If so, then you have come to the right place.  Getting the most for your property is always a top goal, but trying to get a higher asking price for an empty home can be difficult.  So, if you have already moved out of your house, you will need to do some staging.  By placing temporary furniture and other items inside the home you are selling, you will draw more interest and be able to sell your home quickly. Add Elegance with Artwork You might be asking yourself, “how to sell my house quick”?  A great way to do so is by adding some elegant artwork to the walls.  Bare walls are a turn off to most buyers, so make sure to hang some pictures along with some eye-catching artwork.  If you have any nice pieces of…

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…

Luxury on a Budget: 5 Surprisingly Affordable Ways to make your House look Expensive

Luxury on a Budget: 5 Surprisingly Affordable Ways to make your House look Expensive

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou don’t have to spend a fortune to create an upscale look in your home. Nor do you have to spend massive amounts of money to upgrade your home or keep it up to date with the latest design trends. We’re not going to address home renovations like fake granite countertops or replacing all of your appliances. Here are five affordable ways to make your house look expensive for relatively little effort. Paint Your Floors If you have worn wood floors, one option for making them look new again is to simply paint them with porch paint. Porch paint should be used in place of wall paint because it is designed to handle foot traffic. This same trick can be used on vinyl floors. You’ll give the floors a new look in a matter of hours and you’ll achieve it without taking away the option of replacing the floor later if…

Top Reasons to Consider Window Tinting in Your Home

Top Reasons to Consider Window Tinting in Your Home

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe design world always seems to be bringing out the latest and hottest trend that people are jumping on, but not all of these are practical or even attractive. For those wishing to create a space that is unique, luxurious, and comfortable, we’ve come across a trend that may just work for you. Window tinting is no longer just for your luxury auto, as it can now be used in your home as well. Ideal for Climate Control While many assume it’s the look of the window tinting that is helping to make this a “trend”, it’s actually very much about the climate control that it offers. For those people who live in areas that experience extreme heat and lots of sunshine, the air conditioner can seem like it’s constantly running. Not everyone enjoys the feel of a/c running all day long, or the fact it gets pretty expensive. This…

Ways to Treat Yourself After a Stressful House Move

Ways to Treat Yourself After a Stressful House Move

Reading Time: 3 minutesMoving isn’t easy, and it certainly isn’t fun. In fact, moving can be one of the most stressful things that you’ll ever do. So after you’ve completed a house move, it’s time to relax and treat yourself. How can you go about doing so? Check out the tips below that will help you unwind in no time at all. Go on a Holiday You’ve bought or rented a new place and gone through all of the trouble of signing the important paperwork, paying the appropriate fees, and moving all of your things into your new place. Now it’s time to book a trip and go on a nice holiday so you can relax all of your cares away. And there are a lot of affordable trips that you can take, even if you’re on a tight budget as a result of your move. For example, you can check out this…

3 New Desserts at the Lausanne Royal Savoy – New Menu.

3 New Desserts at the Lausanne Royal Savoy – New Menu.

Reading Time: 6 minutesDuring a very inspiring morning at the Royal Savoy in Lausanne, we were able to discover 3 new desserts that will complete the new menu for this Spring. It was the opportunity to meet the talents behind this extraordinary cuisine like Julien Krauss (Executive Chef), Adam Bentalha (Brasserie Chef) or Marc Haeberlin (Signature Chef). This morning was actually a “tasting session” in which we would discover and taste 3 new desserts. These new three creation will be part of the new menu to be launched in February 7th. The 3 desserts are revisits to great classics and the talented team at the Royal Savoy found a new way to review these amazing desserts. Between poetry and design, the Royal Savoy customers will be amazed. The following desserts were prepared by Charlotte Marchal operating in the Royal Savoy kitchen. The three new desserts were chosen by being classics. Still, the Royal Savoy team…

Expert Tips on Choosing the Right Art for Your Home

Expert Tips on Choosing the Right Art for Your Home

Reading Time: 5 minutesArt is definitely among the best luxuries to invest in, especially if you’re in the process of creating an ambience or a particular look for your house. A room can be so much livelier and more comfortable with the right pieces or art placed in the right locations. Art doesn’t have to serve a purpose, but that doesn’t mean you can’t introduce a sense of practicality when choosing your pieces. Take a look at the work of top interior designers and you will find beautiful ways of integrating art into your home. If you’re eager to get started with a bit of art shopping, we have a few expert tips on choosing the right pieces to buy that you can follow. Size Matters Even the most beautiful art pieces can still make a room look cluttered. On the other hand, the right pieces can also make a room appear bigger…

Luxury Traveler: Top 3 sunny destinations the holiday season

Luxury Traveler: Top 3 sunny destinations the holiday season

Reading Time: 3 minutesSummer is already behind us and as much as we like indian summers, it is not the same thing. So for that week of holiday you have before christmas here are our top destinations for this fall. 1- Saint Barthélemy, land of eternal sun What can we say about this small island of 25 square kilometers and a total population of 9’000 people? Well, it is the perfect destination in the Antilles archipel where th sun shines all year long. French is the native tongue of the population. English is understood in hotels and restaurants, and a small population of Anglophones have been resident in Gustavia (capital) for many years. Saint Barthélemy or Saint Barth, is a magical destination for your holidays. You will discover a stylish yet relaxed lifestyle, interesting for all Luxury travellers around the world. From the Anse du Grand Colombier to the Anse des Flamands or the Saint…

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…

The Finishing Touches to the Perfect Superyacht Experience

The Finishing Touches to the Perfect Superyacht Experience

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe most luxurious of pastimes, superyacht charter experiences combine adventurous travel, indulgent relaxation and exhilarating thrills. There is no better way to experience an opulent lifestyle than by chartering a superyacht: friends and families can travel to exotic destinations while enjoying the five star service of a dedicated crew and the onboard features of a luxury vessel, from wellness suites to helipads and sundeck Jacuzzis. These features are complemented by a selection of luxurious finishing touches, which help to etch the yachting experience in one’s memory for eternity. Whether chartering a yacht in the Caribbean this winter or cruising in the Mediterranean, these three handpicked finishing touches are sure to enrich your luxury experience. 3) Caviar Quintessentially luxurious, caviar is a staple of discerning tastes. The consumption of caviar is often associated with the most distinguished of celebrations: for centuries, caviar has been a means of characterising the most elegant…

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…

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