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Tips For Hosting The Perfect Dinner Party

Tips For Hosting The Perfect Dinner Party

If you’re hosting a dinner party at your home, then preparation is key to the success of the evening. You’re going to be largely in charge of preparing the food and dietary requirements yourself unless, of course, you’re getting a caterer. The decoration inside your own home, keeping check of invitations, who’s attending, and how all loose ends will come together will make for a slick and well organized enjoyable evening. Hosting in your own home has both pros and cons with one of the largest cons being the clean-up operation after your guests have left and you’re in the wake of a thoroughly enjoyed dinner party. You can consider hiring a cleaner for after your party if you’re planning a large event with a lot of people to feed, with plates and surfaces to be cleaned and tidied away afterward. Personalization Personalization can add a special element to your…

The Luxury Health and Wellness Routine Every Man Needs

The Luxury Health and Wellness Routine Every Man Needs

It’s no myth that the well-rounded man lives a well-rounded lifestyle. Increasingly, men are investing more in themselves, including their looks and lifestyle, and there’s no longer any taboo or judgment around men’s health and wellness goals. So what are the steps every man should follow for the ultimate luxury health and wellness routine: does it really involve skincare, can you really work hard and play hard and stay looking young, and what does it take to be a silver fox? Keep reading if you want to find out more about the luxury health and wellness products, and procedures, that truly pay back. Maximizing your workout: get out of the gym sometimes Gone are the days where in order to be seen as masculine, you need to be seen pumping weights in the gym. More and more men are opting for strong but lean physiques, rather than a shape that would make…

How to Have a Luxury Lifestyle on a Budget

How to Have a Luxury Lifestyle on a Budget

While you may wish to experience the luxurious side of life, you may not think you have the budget to make it possible. The good news is that there are ways to get a taste of the high life without clearing out your bank account. You just need to be a bit clever and think of less costly ways of indulging. Hire or rent You’ll probably be aware of the fact that limousines and supercars can be hired for special occasions, but you might be surprised to learn about some of the other luxury items it’s possible to rent. Always fancied having a yacht? You might not have the wherewithal to purchase one, but you can rent a night on a luxury yacht and experience the tranquillity and opulence for yourself. If you like the thought of having some diamonds or a Rolex to flash, you can hire expensive jewelry…

5 must-buy items for the ultimate luxury pad

5 must-buy items for the ultimate luxury pad

Creature comforts are crucial in any home — but those who appreciate the finer things in life tend to take ambience to the next level. If you’re designing your own elegant residence from scratch, or revamping the interior of an existing property, you’ve got a rare opportunity to create a bespoke design that fits your luxury lifestyle. But with so many fabulous furnishings and glamorous gadgets to choose from, prioritising premium purchases can be tricky. So here are five must-buy items for the ultimate luxury pad. 1. Jacuzzi No niche residence is complete without a cuddle-puddle — Jacuzzi bubbles and sparkling champagne complement each other perfectly. A relaxing hot tub session can be the perfect venue for a romantic rendezvous and larger models are ideal for celebrations with friends and family. If you plan to throw wild parties like a rap star, investing in one of these machines is a must. 2. Pool Private swimming…

4 ways to break into luxury entrepreneurship

4 ways to break into luxury entrepreneurship

Carving yourself a career in the luxury goods and services sector is no mean feat — especially when you’re up against established brands with hard-earned reputations. But if you like the finer things in life, have excellent taste and the confidence to mix and mingle with anyone, life as a luxury businessperson probably fits you perfectly. So here are four ways to break into luxury entrepreneurship. Leather A number of young entrepreneurs have made their mark in the niche Indian leather market in recent years. Gautam Sinha identified a demand for finely crafted travelling cases and lifestyle products made from leather and similar materials. And his Nappa Dori boutique leather brand now has a loyal following and looks set for further success. The Indian leather industry was worth $17.85 billion in 2015-16 and rival firms The Sole Sisters and The Trunks Company are now competing to grab their share. If you can spot a gap…

How to Add Luxury to Your Working Life

How to Add Luxury to Your Working Life

Luxury means different things to different people. To some, luxury is a well-made item of clothing or jewelry they can wear with pride, or an expensive watch they can pass down to future generations. To others, it means living closer to nature, taking a boat out on the open water, or simply enjoying a well-cooked meal and a bottle of wine with friends. Whatever it means to you, a luxury lifestyle usually requires monetary input. The surest way to ensure financial freedom is through a prosperous career. However, many people feel they can reap the rewards of your labors because always tied up at the office. If your life is all work and no play, you might want to think about injecting some small luxuries into your working day to achieve a more fulfilling balance. Here’s how. Hire a Personal Assistant A personal assistant can serve all areas of your…

How To Start Living A More Luxurious Life Now

How To Start Living A More Luxurious Life Now

Anyone can have a more luxurious life. All you have to do is work at it and make a few adjustments to the way you’re currently getting by. Don’t let money stop you from indulging once in a while. Pick a few areas of your lifestyle where you want to experience the good life and focus your energy on improving those parts of your existence. Realize that you’re going to have to alter a few of your habits and make changes about how you currently exist to get what you want. See how to start living a more luxurious life now. Save Money If you want to travel to fancy places and wear expensive clothes, then you have to start saving money for it. There’s nothing wrong with working hard for your money and putting it away so that you can spend it at a later date. A luxurious lifestyle…

iGen, forget about millennials, here is the new Eldorado

iGen, forget about millennials, here is the new Eldorado

Millenials were responsible for the disrruption in economy and especially in the luxury industry. This is actually old news, discover the iGen generation: fully connected, less rebellious, more tolerant and clearly unprepared for Adulthood. Yes it is a mess and it is coming for you, luxury brand! Why Millennials were the gold pot? Millennials are below 25 years old and some of them have money. They have more than $US200 billion to spend and they contribute to $US500 billion indirectly through influencing their parents (source: US Chamber of Commerce). By 2017, this generation is supposed to outspend the BabyBoomers. They are “hyperly” connected and engage with luxury brands in ways we would not imagine. They are also very demanding and traditional luxury is not enough. They seek very exclusive experiences and products, more than previous generations. Also called generation Y, they are young adults born between 1980 and 2000. so…

5 Luxurious Gifts For Your Office Colleagues or Superiors

5 Luxurious Gifts For Your Office Colleagues or Superiors

The 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…

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

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

Few 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

Maybe 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…

“Bubbly Breakfast” at the Lausanne Royal Savoy. When talent and creativity meet.

“Bubbly Breakfast” at the Lausanne Royal Savoy. When talent and creativity meet.

This morning there was only one place where LuxuryActivist could be. It is a exceptional place where luxury, art and know-how meet. This place is called the Lausanne Royal Savoy. Around this very exclusive breakfast table 5 amazing talents: Mr Benoît Gouez, Chef de Cave at Moët & Chandon Mr Marc Haeberlin, 3 stars Michelin and Signature Chef at the Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Julien Krauss, Executive Chef at Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Adam Bentalha, Brasserie Chef at Lausanne Royal Savoy Mr Reza Nahaboo, Chef Sommelier at Lausanne Royal Savoy The idea was to discover the new desserts coming in the new menu and to taste the unique and amazing Moët & Chandon Millésime 2008. It was a true Bubbly Breakfast. Several journalists and bloggers were invited to this very special occasion. Having these 5 great talents around the table was definitely our most inspiring experience of this year so far. Benoît Gouez,…

La Brasserie du Royal by Marc Haeberlin – beautiful.

La Brasserie du Royal by Marc Haeberlin – beautiful.

There are places that you go once and you want to go back again and again. This is the case for the Brasserie du Royal at the Royal Savoy Hotel in Lausanne. The menu of the Brasserie du Royal reflects the craftsmanship of Michelin-starred chef Marc Haeberlin. Recognized in France and around the world as one of the best Chefs of his generation, Marc Haeberlin is the worthy heir of a family of experts in the art of cooking. The glorious adventure of Marc Haeberlin continues today thanks to his involvement in La Brasserie du Royal as Signature Chef. His expertise will complement the offer of the Executive Chef Julien Krauss and will allow connoisseurs to discover and enjoy high-end Brasserie food. The terasse is an amazing place. You can hear a small background noise that reminds you that you are at the heart of Lausanne, and still you feel relaxed in this stylish oasis. Everything…

Louis Moinet is officially the inventor of the Chronograph.

Louis Moinet is officially the inventor of the Chronograph.

After 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…

5 Ways to Turn Any Space Into a Luxury Apartment

5 Ways to Turn Any Space Into a Luxury Apartment

Regardless 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…

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