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Why Overseas Nuptials offer a New Level of Luxury

Why Overseas Nuptials offer a New Level of Luxury

Planning a luxury wedding not only generates huge levels of stress between you and your partner, but it can also be seriously damaging to your bank balance. Therefore, couples are increasingly looking to alternate options to celebrate their special day. According to recent statistics, one in five UK couples are now choosing to tie the knot overseas, lured by the prospect of warmer weather and an idyllic backdrop against which they can exchange their vows. Overseas nuptials can offer a new level of luxury to your big day. Not only do most venues offer outstanding levels of service and attention to detail, but you will also come home with a tan. Organizing a wedding abroad is less stressful than you might think. Bespoke service, attention to detail, and even having your own team of wedding specialists such as those at Creative Destination Events on hand, are only some of the…

Three Top Luxury Vacation Destinations

Three Top Luxury Vacation Destinations

If you are planning on traveling this year, but you have no clue where to go, then you have come to the right place.  Below you will find three of the top luxury destinations in the United States.  Each of these locations has something for everyone and all are great places to make memories with friends and family.  Let’s learn more about them, shall we? You just might be surprised at what you find here! Snowmass, Colorado First on the list is Snowmass, Colorado.  This area of the state is a skier’s dream and the perfect place to hit the powder.  Snowmass vacations are not only memorable, you will also have the time of your life and meet some really cool people.  There are many lodges in the area that will accommodate you. Also, you will find luxury condos for rent which will help protect your privacy while you are…

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…

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

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

During 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…

“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,…

The World’s most expensive trip by DreamMaker – Bespoke Luxury at all levels.

The World’s most expensive trip by DreamMaker – Bespoke Luxury at all levels.

DreamMaker is a 28-year old-experiential travel and event design boutique. The DreamMaker crafts uniquely creative design concepts for their clients’ vacations with an emphasis on experiences that have never been done before. This time DreamMaker offers a world premiere, the most expensive trip ever made, costing USD 14 million for 50 people. The trip involves flying on two outfitted Boeing business jets, traveling 20 cities in 20 days, while covering 50,000 kilometers in the air. Highlights include a one-to-one ratio of guest to staff, a USD 500,000 charity poker tournament with the world’s top-ranked poker player in the air, and a hotel which will rebrand its identity to “Hotel 50” (including chipping out its marble tile in the foyer). Mining conglomerate World of Diamonds Group was commissioned to create the trip’s most luxurious amenity; a set of 18-karat gold swizzle sticks set with white and blue diamonds worth a total of USD 1…

Luxury Traveler: Top 3 sunny destinations the holiday season

Luxury Traveler: Top 3 sunny destinations the holiday season

Summer 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…

The Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

The Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

With 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…

Cannes Yachting Festival 2016: Bigger and Better than Ever

Cannes Yachting Festival 2016: Bigger and Better than Ever

Cannes is famous for its internationally renowned festivals that draw visitors to its glamorous harbour. The Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 will be no exception. As one of the largest in-water boat shows in Europe, it’s a hugely important event for the yachting industry. This year is the 39th edition and more than 550 superyachts are expected to fill up the majestic Bay of Cannes, including more than 100 premieres of the finest new vessels. All manner of yachts will be on display, ranging from 6m tenders to 52m superyachts of the highest quality. The event takes place from 6th to 11th September 2016. Both Le Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, located at either end of the famous Croisette of Cannes, attract many visitors, exhibitors, owners and buyers. The majority of yachts will be available for sea trials for potential buyers, giving enthusiastic visitors a chance to take the helm…

Plane Chic: How to Look Stylish at the Airport

Plane Chic: How to Look Stylish at the Airport

Think 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…

Top 6 best Spas around the Leman Lake in Switzerland.

Top 6 best Spas around the Leman Lake in Switzerland.

Switzerland 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

Summer 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…

Reasons to change from Business Class to Private Jet Travel

Reasons to change from Business Class to Private Jet Travel

If your bank balance allowed you to, would you even think twice about getting your own private jet? While flying on business and first class offers more comfort, private jets are the crème de la crème of the aviation industry. They are the epitome of luxury. Besides the extra comfort and luxury a private jet provides, here are some more reasons why you may want to consider chartering a private jet for your next flight. 1. Save time A private jet saves you the worry of running a little late or missing your flight. You can board your jet for departure in your own time – your crew and pilot are ready for take-off as soon as you are.  You don’t have to rush through terminals or stand in any lines. Travel experts say a private jet requires a maximum of only 15 minutes to get the flight underway. Another…

Gears, Glitz and Glam at the Monaco Grand Prix 2017

Gears, Glitz and Glam at the Monaco Grand Prix 2017

The last weekend of May 2016 saw the world’s rich and famous converging in the Principality of Monaco during one of the most exhilarating sporting events in the world. It was of course the 74th Monaco Grand Prix, where the action on the streets of Monaco remains one of the biggest talking points of the Formula One calendar. The Monaco circuit sees drivers clock the fastest lap speeds of all Grand Prix racetracks – approximately one minute and seventeen seconds. Avid spectators and revellers alike enjoyed the race, as Lewis Hamilton eventually dominated the circuit, winning by an impressive seven seconds and in a total time of just under two hours. While it was the race that captured the attention of the international media, the world’s second smallest country welcomed thousands of pleasure-seeking personalities, proving it’s not all about the gears but also about the glitz and glam. Here are…

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