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How to choose a short-term apartment in European cities

How to choose a short-term apartment in European cities

Sometimes finding where to go in Europe, it is hard. Many possibilities and not all are great. Check this interesting infographics that might help you making the best choice for you. To learn more, check this complete guide: guide to picking luxury vacation homes LA   Info sourced by the author for luxuryactivist.com. All content is copyrighted with no reproduction rights available.

Carmen Dell’Orefice, oldest top model in the world.

Carmen Dell’Orefice, oldest top model in the world.

Carmen Dell’Orefice is the oldest top model in the world.  She has been modeling for more than 40 years and she is still on track!   Carmen Dell’Orefice was born in June 3rd 1931 in New York city. She is today 82 years old and she is worldwide known as the oldest top model still working. She was on the cover of Vogue at the age of 15. At that time she had her first contract for $7.50 an hour.   At the age of 50, after a bad marriage, she was obliged to get back to modeling for financial reasons. And she has been modeling since then. Nowadays, she is still the muse of many photographers, creators and Brands. Here is a 2009 campaign for Rolex on the topic “Class is Forever”. A very sophisticated campaign in which Carmen Dell’Orefice is highlighted with the Rolex watches. Very edgy campaign….

Emporium Chair by Marco Costa. “Cutting” edge design.

Emporium Chair by Marco Costa. “Cutting” edge design.

Design was often made to serve functionality. But some talented designers bring something more. Boca do Lobo always proposes exclusive designs made by inspiring people. Discover the Emporium chair – limited edition – by Marco Costa. You never saw something like it. Marco Costa is a self-taught artist and he finds his inspiration in Surrealism. He transcends design and function into a more intense experience. In hour case here the chair has only 3 legs ! This piece was conceived with the goal of questioning the notion of space and what is established by usage or not. 2 main parameters are interesting to highlight despite the design and construction: the usage of Aluminum and the different colours proposed. There is a sense of fun and frivolity but as the same time it has something of dramatic. A brilliant paradox. All hand-crafted. According to Boca do Lobo: “Marco dares to create…

Sisley at Manor Geneva. A splash of Nature in the city

Sisley at Manor Geneva. A splash of Nature in the city

This week Sisley Is litterally bringing nature into the heart of the urban frenesie of Manor Geneva department store. With the launch of Botanical D-Tox, Sisley colours up your day with a dedicated animation. It is a true breath of freshness. If you are in Geneva until saturday, just have a beauty break and join the event. You can discover the Must have items and also the new 2013 launches. Among them, the Mascara So Intense and the Phyto Cernes Eclat. You can also just sit down, relax and enjoy a professional make up minute. The music playlist was designed by luxuryactivist for a urban-spa spirit…. the modern beauty lounge. The event is taking place until saturday March 16th at Manor Geneva Rue Cornavin 6 1201 Geneva Manor Geneva has one of the most intense traffic@store so it is an interesting place to be for visibility. And since last week…

Adidas Foot Truck in Paris for Americana re-edition

Adidas Foot Truck in Paris for Americana re-edition

Adidas turned in years into one of the most fashionable sport brand thanks to the vintage and Adidas Original collections. This year it is the rebirth of a myth: The Adidas Americana of 1975. For this relaunch, the 3 stripes brand got back to the streets and is promoting the new sneaker with its Foot-truck.    The idea is to bring to the streets a truck, inspired by the traditional American food trucks: The Foot Truck. Painted with the colours of the Adidas Americana, people will be able to rediscover this mythical sneaker. First released in 1975, it was one of the first iconic sneakers for the NBA in the USA. And rapidly became a street-fashion and street-dance icon.   This Friday, the Adidas Foot truck will be in Paris, fashion capital. It will cross the parisian streets all night long. Everybody is invited to join the Adidas team during the…

Win London Fashion week VIP Experience!

Win London Fashion week VIP Experience!

Fashion week London fashion week is pulsing already and from all fashion weeks, it is by far one of the most stylish ones. Creativity, surprise, style and timeless elegance will be the words for this year. London is for ever the city of style as its streets are an endless source of inspiration. Vestiaire Collective associated with talented designer Zoë Jordan are offering exclusive VIP experience during the FW. The only thing you need to do is to participate to their Facebook contest, like their page and fingers crossed! Zoë Jordan is officially opening London fashion week. For this talented designer who launched her label last year, it is the opportunity to show her knowhow. Influenced by her love for travel and architecture, we can see how precise and glamorous she creates beautiful outfits. So check this amazing opportunity to be part of the great fashion week… made in London….

Emeralds, the sexy gem from jewellers

Emeralds, the sexy gem from jewellers

The mysterious deep green colour of Emeralds always fascinated women and jewellers. Emerald green is the color that is used to align the heart chakra, or energy point, allowing feelings of love to low freely from a person’s heart. Its story starts 4’ooo years ago in Babylon. But soon enough, legendary women just placed Emeralds in the heart of history. Cleopatra, Elisabeth Taylor and lately Angelina Jolie, shared their passion for Emeralds. From the raw stone to a crafted silver emerald rings, the precious green gem reveal itself with its depth, colour and translucence. Brazil and Zambia are 2 origin countries with “safe” emeralds. So when you buy a emerald ring or necklace, be sure to get an official certificate about the origin.   According to Elisabeth Taylor, the green from the Emerald highlights violet tones on blue eyes, so you get an intriguing and mysterious look. So that you can…

Ultimate fashion item: designer coats.

Ultimate fashion item: designer coats.

Fashion designers In winter, things get complicated when a woman tries to dress with style. If the temperature is freezing outside, your best friend will always be a good coat. But of course, the choice of the perfect coat can be challenging. So when all your trendy fashion accessories and dresses need to stay in the wardrobe, only a beautiful coat can save your allure. Elegant, urban, original or sophisticated, a beautiful coat is like a signature. It marks your silhouette. Many online shops propose a large choice of clothes but only a few have an expert eye on what is really hot or not. So when it comes to Designer Coats, you need to be sure that you get the hottest coat in the season. How much should you spend for a coat? You will probably wear it almost every day for several month, so basically do not hesitate…

Crans-Montana Photo Panorama contest

Crans-Montana Photo Panorama contest

The Swiss Ski station Crans-Montana is organizing an online contest called Photo Panorama. Compete and win a ski weekend for 2 people at Hotel Helvetia Intergolf, Ski passes or a meal for 2 at Le Mayen Restaurant. Check the official video for the competition here: The competition is organized by the official Crans Montana Tourism office and runs from December 1st 2012 to 31st of January 2013. The principle is simple: Take pictures from your best spots at Crans Montana resort, then share them on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #cmpanorama. You can also use the dedicated Facebook app called Panorama competition on Crans Montana Tourism Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/cransmontana?sk=app_244041225639079 Crans-Montana is one of the best Ski resorts in western Switzerland. In the true heart of Swiss Alps, the ski area is composed of 140 km of slopes. Crans-Montana is famous in alpine ski racing for the 1987 World…

Marilyn Monroe and Chanel N.5, legendary.

Marilyn Monroe and Chanel N.5, legendary.

Chanel just launched a mini website called Inside Chanel. Their goal is to continue the incredible story-telling around the brand. Starting with the myth of Chanel N.5 and Marilyn Monroe, here is a video about the famous question asked to the American star: “What do you wear to Bed?” Her legendary answer was “A few drops of Chanel N.5”. By answering this, Marilyn Monroe just placed the Chanel’s fragrance in orbit for ever. In deed, nothing could be more glamorous than that.  She was 26 years old, she had one of the most promising future in Hollywood and the legend was made. See here the video Chanel shared . If you wish to learn more, connect to the Brand dedicated website: http://inside.chanel.com When I rising star meets a rising perfume legend, the world get filled with Glamour. LA   Info sourced at the Brand official website and on luxurydaily website. All…

Louis Vuitton opens first Global Flagship store in Brazil

Louis Vuitton opens first Global Flagship store in Brazil

Louis Vuitton just opened the first Global Flagship store in Latin America. It is located at Iguatemi Mall in Sâo Paulo – Jardims area. Inspired by the architecture concept of the LV New Bond Street in London, the store reveals several separate rooms by specialization. From The “Art of Travel” towards Mens, women’s ready-to-wear up to accessories collections. There is another section dedicated to Haute Maroquinerie where customers can choose up to 80,000 combinations to get a unique design for a handbag. The leather brand asked brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana for creating an area called “Cabinet de voyage”. With this launch, Louis Vuitton reinforce its presence in Brazil and South America, one of the strongest regions in terms of growth for luxury products. Louis Vuitton has 450 flagship stores in the world, 125 are located in South America. To see more news about Louis Vuitton, please connect to…

Drambuie Presents the Extraordinary Bar

Drambuie Presents the Extraordinary Bar

Check this amazing film about Drambuie, the legendary drink made of finest Scotch malt whisky, honey, herbs and spices   Give some wings to your imagination now. LA   Info sourced at the Brand official content via Goviral. All content is copyrighted with no reproduction rights available

2012 Eau du Soir Limited edition by Sisley.

2012 Eau du Soir Limited edition by Sisley.

This year, Sisley Paris reveals the eleventh limited edition of the legendary Eau du Soir. In 2011 Eau du Soir dressed with the deep and bewitching colors of blue and black. In 2012, Eau du Soir enwraps its famous bottle in DAZZLING CHERRY RED encrusted with SPECKS OF GOLD, brightening it with a NEW VIVID TWO-TONED RADIANCE. The violet filigree adorns the design with a romantic, baroque touch.   A shiny gold sculptured stopper crowns this new special bottle. The hot-stamped gold BOX set SHIMMERS IN CONTRAST with the impact of the red bottle. The crown adds a defining touch of NOCTURNAL VIOLET, an ode to the mysteries of the night. This collector’s edition will only exist for the holiday season and will be available from perfumeries and department stores. A Rich, mesmerizing scent. FREE, SENSUAL and DARING, the trail of Eau du Soir carries us along in a FLORAL CHYPRE WHIRLWIND. Olfactive notes of…

Air France Premium Voyageur, comfort at a good price.

Air France Premium Voyageur, comfort at a good price.

Air France presents its Premium Voyageur program: Comfort and Calm, at a price suited to your travels. It is a new cabin with limitated seats in which you can enjoy much more space and comfortable seats at a good rate, economic class like. Air France innovated, when introducing on its long-haul flights in autumn 2009, a new private cabin, located between the economy cabin and the business cabin, called Premium Voyageur. Here a video explaining the concept. The more we see planes getting bigger and bigger, the smaller sometimes the seats are. The race to efficiency and optimizations becomes a performance key to many air flight companies. But in our case here, AirFrance thought about the people flying more and more with the need to find the perfect balance between comfort and good price. We can see that many companies have limitations in terms of transport budgets and in deed…

La Vie est belle by Lancôme, nothing to report…

La Vie est belle by Lancôme, nothing to report…

I will not speak about the Lancôme new fragrance called La Vie est Belle by Lancôme.  The french brand is desperately looking for the next big hit after Trésor (1990). After Poême (1995), Miracle (2000), Attraction (2003), Hypnose (2005) and Magnifique (2008), now they are launching La Vie est belle (2012). I am not sure we will remember this one as probably we do not remember most of the ones in my above list.  By using Julia Roberts, they probably also expect to please the Tresor client (40 years and more) because I am not sure young women would remember her. The “Pretty woman” generation got old. Then what stroke me was some similitudes to Givenchy Ange ou Demon movie. Of course the Lancôme one is more politically correct but I found some interesting parallels with the dress, the decoration, some characters, scenario and camera moves. It is like if…

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