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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…

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…

Ali Mahdavi takes Aubade to the next level of glamour.

Ali Mahdavi takes Aubade to the next level of glamour.

Reading Time: 5 minutesThis season, Ali Mahdavi gives an extra layer of glamour to Aubade. The sexy lingerie brand renews its famous “lessons in seduction” through the lens of talented photographer and artist Ali Mahdavi. Responsible for shooting a series of “Lessons in Seduction”, Ali Mahdavi writes a new chapter of the Aubade saga Aubade, a great success story of seduction Created in 1875 by Doctor Bernard, a corset specialist, the Aubade brand was founded in 1958, when panties and girdles were essential elements of women’s lingerie collections. No longer bound by the requirement to provide physical support, Aubade writes the first chapters of its story by offering sensual and glamorous products: lingerie becomes a real weapon of seduction. For Aubade, the 90’s is the decade when its cult products are launched: the Bahia, the calendar… The 1990s also represent another keystone for Aubade: the launch of the first Lesson in Seduction. This is a real turning…

Best luxury news websites 

Best luxury news websites 

Reading Time: 5 minutesThe web represents an amazing source of information. You can search about everything and you can find what you are looking for just in a couple of seconds. With the expansion of luxury worldwide, the web search became a great source of information for all the luxury customers and fans around the world. So here is our review about the best luxury news website that you can find if you are searching about this topic. The luxury market, an ongoing growth worldwide According to Euromonitor and Forbes magazine, the luxury industry worldwide represented $ 300 billion sales. 33% of this figure came from Europe, representing the biggest luxury market in the World. The region gets a +5% year on year which shows that there is no crisis in luxury. If we take a close look in other regions like Asia-Pacific, we can see that there is a triple digit growth…

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold, precious beauty jewel.

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Perfecting Fluide Pure Gold, precious beauty jewel.

Reading Time: 5 minutesLa Prairie is one of the most iconic luxury beauty brand and every beauty treatment is a true self-indulgence. This year they are launching a new amazing product called Cellular Radiance Perfect Fluide Pure Gold.

The Fairmont Montreux Palace: luxury, music and more. 

The Fairmont Montreux Palace: luxury, music and more. 

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are hotels that represent a good place to stay and there are palaces that you need to stay at least once in your lifetime. And one of these unique places is the Fairmont Montreux Palace in Switzerland. This 5 stars hotel has an amazing reputation and is a place for great holidays as well as business trips. Placed in the heart of Montreux, this beautiful city by the shores of Lake Geneva, the Fairmont Montreux Palace offers one of the best stays in the region. Every summer, Montreux gets funky thanks to the Montreux Jazz festival.      Amazing musicians, music groups and literally Rock stars come to Montreux and play their very best music to the joy of the festival participants. So for the time of a music festival, the Fairmont Montreux Palace become the world HQ for great artists. From Tony Bennett, to Lenny Kravitz, Toto, Portishead, Lionel…

Fabergé, an unique story of craftsmanship, elegance and luxury.

Fabergé, an unique story of craftsmanship, elegance and luxury.

Reading Time: 8 minutesThere are names that crossed decades and became legends on their fields of art. One of those names is Fabergé.

2015 Pre-SIHH, what to expect from Geneva watch show next january

2015 Pre-SIHH, what to expect from Geneva watch show next january

Reading Time: 9 minutesEvery year, Geneva SIHH gathers some of the most iconic and beautiful watchmakers in the world. The Richemont group as well as some invited brands reveal their new creations to an audience of professionals buyers and the press. The next edition will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the trade show. 40’000m2 and 16 watchmakers will constitute the 25th SIHH in January 2015. Here is a sneak peak of what await us next january. Cartier, no Skeletons in the closet. Cartier has developed since the 60’s a true know-how in Skeleton watches. The concept of a Skeleton watch is an interesting challenge for watchmakers. All of the moving parts are visible through either the front of the watch, the back of the watch or a small cut outlining the dial. True ‘skeletonization’ also includes the trimming away of any non-essential metal on the bridge, plate, wheel train or any other mechanical part of the watch, leaving…

Four Places to Find Awesome Vintage Jewelry

Four Places to Find Awesome Vintage Jewelry

Reading Time: 4 minutesThere are so many amazing modern jewelry designers that make large and small piece to complement any outfit. I am a personal fan of Zoe Chicco’s pieces, as well as Nam Cho; but when I want to make a really big statement, I always go for the vintage pieces. The great thing about vintage pieces is that they tend to be unique, even one-of-a-kind. Even if they were mass-produced during their time, it was usually done in smaller batches. They also tend to be classic, timeless pieces that are always in fashion. Sure, you could go with modern jewelry designed to look vintage, but it’s just not the same. At the same time, it can be difficult to find quality vintage pieces – but not impossible. Here are some places where you can find great vintage pieces to add to your collection. Luxury Goods Buyers Luxury buyers, like San Diego Jewelry Buyers,…

Baunat, Diamonds are forever.

Baunat, Diamonds are forever.

Reading Time: 5 minutesThere is something very special in a diamond precious stone. It is the fact that its beauty seems to shine fron within. From all precious materials used in the art of high-jewellry, Diamonds are probably king. Some companies became masters in the way they work with Diamonds. One of the best is Baunat. Baunat, the value of a Diamond is beyond its price When Stefaan Mouradian and Steven Boelen decided to create Baunat, there was one strong idea that united them: the love for beautiful diamonds worked and treated at the state of art. The company is Belgium with the headquarters in Antwerp, city of style. Their aim is to buy the best possible diamonds in the world, directly from producers, in order to control all the steps from a raw stone to a precious beautiful faceted piece. Baunat believes that in every single diamond there is an inner beauty…

Tips for Choosing the Best Day Spa

Tips for Choosing the Best Day Spa

Reading Time: 6 minutesAre you planning on spending a day at the spa? If so, you’re going to want to read all the advice and tips we have below to make sure you have a wonderful experience. Choosing the right day spa doesn’t need to be difficult – even if you want somewhere to relax and maybe take a nap while you wait for your massage appointment. Tips to ensure an enjoyable day spa experience Here’s a few things you can do to make sure you don’t spend too much money and that you receive everything you need to be able to relax and rejuvenate while making yourself look great at the same time. Call and confirm so that there will be no nasty shocks or surprises or when you learn the actual prices upon completion of treatment. Once satisfied, you should make an appointment that suits your schedule Ask for recommendations from…

Nailmatic, when beauty meets generation Y

Nailmatic, when beauty meets generation Y

Reading Time: 5 minutesDiscover Nailmatic, a young dynamic nail polish brand that completely found its target: The generation Y or who we call the Millenials. So it is about creativity, nail polish, innovation and high-tech.  Nailmatic, why nail polish ? Because ! The beauty market is one of the most dynamic segments of the luxury overall industry. Fragrances and skincare are traditionally the 2 engines that leaded the way in the segments for several years. Nevertheless due to a heavy competition, market segmentation and probably a lack of dynamism, these 2 activities have been stagnating a lot. 2 other segments took the lead since 2000: MakeUp and especially Nail Polish. Look the figures. 2012-2013 represented a worldwide record with  7.5 billion US$ spent on nail services. According to Euromonitor, nail polish sales increased by 43% from 2008 and 2012. In comparison, lipstick sales increased only by 7% and facial makeup by 11%. Euromonitor…

Noël, Joyeuse Obsession by Prada – Printemps Department store.

Noël, Joyeuse Obsession by Prada – Printemps Department store.

Reading Time: 7 minutesThe luxury french Department store PRINTEMPS, reveals this week their incoming partnership with PRADA for the next Christmas season. With a different theme every year, we are always impressed by the original parti-pris that the french department store evokes during the holiday season. And this year, the theme is called “Noël, Joyeuse Obsession by Prada”. In french it means, “Christmas, a happy Obsession by Prada”. Le Printemps, Luxury temple in Paris Since 2006, Le Printemps changed a lot, or let’s say it evolved a lot towards a certain image of the new century luxury. With the purchase by Borleti group from PPR, the french department store got into another league.  More luxury, more edgy and more modern than any other parisian department store. The level is so high that Printemps can compete agains a Sak’s 5th Avenue in New York, Takashimaya in Tokyo or even Harrod’s in London. With a…

Taschen 4 cities, everything you need to travel with style.

Taschen 4 cities, everything you need to travel with style.

Reading Time: 4 minutesEvery year it is always the same story: I am traveling to a certain destination and wonder which travel guide book should I choose. From Lonely Planet to the Louis Vuitton city guides, sometimes we have the feeling there is always something missing. This year you can discover the 4 Cities travel collection by Taschen. It is an original, compact yet complete travel guide collection based on 4 important destinations in the world: Paris, London, Berlin and New York. Each city gets 3 guides by theme: Hotels, Bars and Restaurants, Shopping. Thanks to these guides, you will live and experience like if you were an inhabitant of one of these cities. Many tips, insider advices and beautiful pictures in order to describe the best experience you can get from these destinations. Here are some snapshots from inside the books, as you can see, the images and the layout is really…

Alchimie Forever, Swiss quality for your daily beauty.

Alchimie Forever, Swiss quality for your daily beauty.

Reading Time: 5 minutesDiscover Alchimie for Ever, a Swiss skincare company that provides both the best from Dermatology and the best from Nature into a modern range of skincare products. All Swiss made, so you cannot be disappointed. It all started in 2004 on the initiative of Ada Polla, current CEO. Her parents being in the medical industry she had the right background to start a serious business in the beauty area. So the father, Dr. Luigi Polla, acts since the start of the company as the Dermatologist Chief responsable for all developments and all the tests, a crucial phase. The mother, Dr. Barbara Polla, took over the R&D Department to make sure that all the products are developped in the best qualitative way. So in each Alchimie Forever product you have what Nature and Science have to propose at its best. All the products from Alchimie Forever are manufactured 100% in Switzerland,…

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