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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…

Friday Chronicle #30: What is Luxury? From paganism to consumerism

Friday Chronicle #30: What is Luxury? From paganism to consumerism

Luxury is a very universal concept that has been part of humanity and civilisation for centuries. It is a very complex definition that has been evolving century after century. Luxury has determined and defined kings and conquerors from the masses, it connected humanity with sacred and has developed a multi-billion dollar industry. Here is the eye of the cyclone, let’s take a few minutes to pause and to interest ourselves in the definition of luxury, past, present and future. Luxury, from sacred to paganism and consumerism In a more traditional way, here is how Thesaurus define luxury: We tend to say that luxury is a 17th century definition. Nevertheless we can track luxury from even the paleolithic period. It is an universal phenomenon. During those times, luxury had 2 main roles: The social recognition The link to the sacred  In the first role, luxury was about richness and conquest. Kings…

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…

Wireless internet in airplanes: the end of an el dorado of peace. 

Wireless internet in airplanes: the end of an el dorado of peace. 

We are always connected. Is there any place in this world where we cannot receive any SMS, email or even a phone call? Even in a desert or in the middle of a sub-tropical jungle things are possible. But there was one place in which we were forced to be off-line. There was one magical place that phones, smartphones, tablets and other laptops were out of the grid. One place in which for once you could just relax and enjoy some hours only for yourself. This place is called a plane. While traveling in a plane you could not take any calls, responde to any SMS or browse the internet and answer emails. It was forbidden as this could short-cut the aircraft technology. If you were traveling for business or for lesure this was a moment in your life that you could use to sleep, relax, have creative thoughts or…

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

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

The 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…

Choose Private Transportation Services to Travel Luxuriously

Choose Private Transportation Services to Travel Luxuriously

It is a stark reality that most people detest waiting for transportation services. When it comes to traveling and moving around the world, the worst thing to do is travel on a crowded bus or wait hours at the airport for a cab to arrive. This is the reason why so many private transportation service providers are now offering easy pickup and drop services based on your scheduled time to and from the place you book. Among the many advantages of hiring private transportation services is that they take you directly to your destination with no halts in between, saving much of your time along the way. Here are some tips to consider in order to save time and money when hiring a private transportation service. 1- Book Early: If you are booking well in advance, you have a better chance of getting a good deal. If you wait until the last moment…

The Monaco Grand Prix 2017: An Action Packed Weekend

The Monaco Grand Prix 2017: An Action Packed Weekend

The 2017 Formula One World Championship season is fully underway, with the sixth fixture having taken place in Monaco from 25th-28th May 2017. Undoubtedly the highlight of the annual 20-race calendar, this year’s race didn’t disappoint. The sun was out in full force and the mood was jubilant. Some spectators had taken the opportunity to rent a luxury car in Monaco to make the most of the weekend and discover some more of the beautiful Riviera after the festivities finished. The event confirmed exactly why the Monaco circuit is home to the most famous race in the world. The technically challenging street circuit lived up to its reputation for providing plenty of drama and surprises after a slow start. The winners were Sebastian Vettel who led the way, followed by his Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen; the two shared the podium with Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo, who claimed third place. Vettel’s…

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…

Artemide, lamps like no others

Artemide, lamps like no others

Lighting 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…

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

You 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

The 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…

Why Traveling Power Couples Should Marry in the NYC Area

Why Traveling Power Couples Should Marry in the NYC Area

As a power couple, you are used to the finer things in life. As frequent travelers, you are used to seeing some astonishing locations. When it is time for you to get married, there is no better place in the world than the New York City area. It offers all you could want in a location. Not so sure? Read on to learn more about why you should consider the Big Apple or the surrounding area for your wedding: Best Wedding Professionals The New York metro area is home to some of the best wedding professionals in the world. You can hire the same photographers whose works appear in magazines and hang in museums. You can hire the chefs who appear on television or who cook for the restaurants that you can’t get into without red carpet notoriety. You can hire the wedding planners to the stars and the bakers who…

Hermes Baselworld 2017, new watches you need to know.

Hermes Baselworld 2017, new watches you need to know.

Baselworld has more than 1’000 brands represented in the fair. It is by far the biggest international watch event. Some watchmakers are legends and some watches became iconic. Hermès has for the past 30 years adopted a high-qualitative position by taking care of each single detail of their watches. Each Baselworld is a surprise and generally a good one. Before starting the watch fair, Hermes has released 2 amazing incoming creations: Hermes Cape Cod Hommes Hermes Slim Quantième Perpétuel Platine The history of Hermès watches is not new. It already started back then in the beginning of the 20th century when Jacqueline Hermès would wear a pocket watch for which Hermès would built a wrist bracelet. This was back in 1912. This definitely shows the earlier interest of the Hermès family for wrist watches and a very innovative approach. From the 1920’s and especially from 1928, Hermès officially started selling wrist…

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