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Robbie Williams takes the crown… new album.

Robbie Williams takes the crown… new album.

This fall, Robbie Williams is releasing his ninth studio album called Take the Crown. Here are the details. The album was already released in the UK beginning of November and it contains already a big hit with the song “Candy”. Check here the official video clipin which we can see Robbie Williams in the role of an Angel. It is a Pop song and the theme is about a girl who thinks she is simply great! “Candy” was written by Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow and Terje Olsen, while production was handled by Jacknife Lee. The album contains 11 songs and here is the track listing: Be a boy Gospel Candy Different Shit on the Radio All that I want Hunting for you Into the Silence Hey wow Yeah Yeah Not like the others Losers (featuring Lissie) The Deluxe version has 2 more songs: Reverse and the famous Eight Letters. This one was fully performed by…

Jump into Ireland, travel tips.

Jump into Ireland, travel tips.

If you are looking for the perfect place in Europe to spend either a long weekend or a week, you should try Ireland. Here are 5 things you did not know about Ireland: Technically, It Is an Offense to Be Drunk in Public in Ireland  An Irishman Founded the Argentinean Navy (William Brown) Only 2 members of U2 were born in Ireland A Hospital in Belfast is a world leader in kneecap reconstruction More Guinness is sold in Nigeria than in Ireland 🙂 The website www.discoverireland.com is launching a new video  campaign to promote tourism in Ireland. The video is called Jump into Ireland and it is a welcoming invitation to discover this amazing country. See here the video campaign: So do not hesitate to check the official website and get exciting travel tips about Ireland. LA    Info sourced at official website and video from Goviral. All content is…

Claire Milner, Swarovski crystals for a diamond jubilee.

Claire Milner, Swarovski crystals for a diamond jubilee.

Claire Milner is what we could call a virtuose of light and color. After an amazing Marylin Monroe’s portrait made of 65,000 Swarovski crystals, now she will reveal beginning of September a brilliant portrait of Queen Elisabeth. The “Swarovski Queen” will be exhibited in Ripon Cathedral, North Yorkshire, UK, as a feature of the Great North Art Show from 1st – 23rd September. It is a prestigious annual exhibition in a magnificent venue – the cathedral has a history dating back over 1300 years. The exhibition will feature artwork by some of the UK’s finest contemporary painters and photographers. The exhibition shows “tomorrow’s art today”. Basically they try to capture the “Air du temps” in a precise and qualitative snapshot of the best artists of today and tomorrow. For more information, please check the official website: http://www.greatnorthartshow.co.uk Here is what the artist says about this outstanding portrait: “I created the…

Bentley, 60 years of Motorsport at Goodwood

Bentley, 60 years of Motorsport at Goodwood

The ‘Home of Bentley’ at Goodwood featured a range of Bentley models as well as a vision of the company’s future – the EXP 9 F SUV concept. Joining the EXP 9 F on display was the Mulsanne Mulliner Driving Specification (MDS) and the new Continental GT V8 and the New Continental GT Speed – both of which also went ‘up the Hill’. Joining the modern Bentley models on the Hill were two cars from the Company’s Le Mans heritage. The Bentley Speed 8 that was victorious at the 2003 Le Mans 24 Hours made two runs per day, as did the 41/2-litre supercharged “Team Car” that was raced extensively by renowned Le Mans winner and Bentley Boy Tim Birkin in the 1920s. Fresh from completing the Mille Miglia for the third time, the Team Car was driven at Goodwood by Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, Wolfgang Dürheimer. Driving duties…

Stasha, Colour, let’s paint the rainbow in London.

Stasha, Colour, let’s paint the rainbow in London.

Following Stasha’s last sell out exhibitions REACTION in 2005 and SOFT in 2006, she is once again taking the London art scene by storm with her new vibrant collection of work, simply called COLOUR. Stasha – Rainbow 250cm x 200cm, Acrylic on canvas Her style is a complete freedom on the movements. Her creative mind liberates the artist paintbrush to a very original artwork. In this new exhibition, colour is honored. It is an interesting work, between abstraction, expressionism and the courage of Rothco in terms of colours. When compared to her last two shows, Stasha explains why this collection is so different: “I stood in this bright white room, a total blank canvas…so unlike the past two exhibitions because they were both painted outside in the garden…REACTION – a burst of energy and passion…SOFT – inspired by the beautiful spring blossoms that fell as I painted…but here I was,…

Ronald Falloon, essence of the sixties…

Ronald Falloon, essence of the sixties…

Ronald Fallon is one of the great names in photography during the 60’s. He introduced the legend of Marianne Faithfull as the symbol of a new youth. He is our photographer of the month. He is the photographer of the month at luxuryactivist.com. The 60’s represented a renew in the fashion photography. After all the classicism of the 50’s, this new decade inspired us with a “boutique spirit”. In deed, the ready-to-wear style was predominant on the 60’s, showing much more the energy and the sexyness of that time. We think about photographers like Richard Avedon or David Bailey but Ronald Fallon is also one of the top hit photographers. He basically captured the essence of the sixties with his camera. This period was also called the “Swinging London”. It was a youth-oriented phenomenon that emphasised the new and modern. It was a period of optimism and hedonism, and a…

5ive Star London, travel with style.

5ive Star London, travel with style.

Did you know 5ive Star London? It is a new website dedicated to Travel… with style. In deed and for the first time, major luxury hotels in London got together in order to offer a prestigious experience for online bookings. And this is the 5ive star London website. London is one of the most visited european capitals. Millions of people come to London, either for Business and/or lea sure. London welcomes over 14 million international visitors each year, making it the world’s most visited city. And if we calculate how many people stays overnight, the figure reaches 27 million. It is a real industry of 15 billion pounds. Of course, all these visitors need to stay in a hotel somewhere! And as many of these visitors are  business travelers and high-end tourists, there is a big need in terms of luxury hotels. Today, London’s leading five star luxury hotels have today…

Land Rover Defender by Prindiville Design

Land Rover Defender by Prindiville Design

Prindiville Design is launching its new limited edition for the Land Rover Defender. Only 25 models in the world for a real luxury version of the well know SUV. Check here the outstanding design and features. Prindiville was founded by Alex Prindiville in 2000. It has central London headquarters and relies extensively on British craftsmen, designers and engineers. Prindiville Design has extensive experience of carbonfibre manufacture and construction techniques, and practises this art in the automotive, aeronautic and boatbuilding industries. Alex Prindiville, the company’s Founder and Chief Designer, personally designs and oversees all Prindiville Design’s projects. The features of this beautiful limited edition 90 wheelbase platform, 2 to 7 seat configuration. Hand-assembled in the UK. 2.4L engine. Suspensions, braking system and cooling improved. Matt or metallic finish paint from Prindiville’s very own palette. Rear Prindiville signature badge. Chrome side protection runners. LED front and rear headlamps. Titanium high performance sports exhaust. Raised…

London Fabergé Egg hunting by Spina Design.

London Fabergé Egg hunting by Spina Design.

London is known for being the capital of all eccentricities. This year, Fabergé is organizing a huge Egg hunting in the streets of London and over 200 eggs will be placed in the city. Everything starts on the 21st of February…. next week! And one of the important players is Spina Design. So imagine more than 200 eggs disseminated all around London in strategic locations. Members of the public will be able to hunt down the strategically placed, giant eggs, currently being exclusively designed, bejewelled and decorated by some of the world’s leading artists, architects, jewellers and designers including the Bruce Oldfield, Chapman Brothers, Zandra Rhodes, Diane Von Furstenberg, Theo Fennell, Sophie Dahl, Rob Ryan, William Curley, Bompas and Parr, Polly Morgan, Vivienne Westwood and Sir Ridley Scott. A big auction will be organized in order to raise funds to 2 different charity institutions: the Elephant family which protects asian elephants and…

Queen Elisabeth, the jubilee of the last monarch

Queen Elisabeth, the jubilee of the last monarch

60 years in a throne needs celebration. In deed our dear Queen Elisabeth will celebrate 60 years of reign next year, which we called Diamond Jubilee. On the 6th February 1952, Queen Elisabeth the II, took the throne of the seven countries of the Commonwealth after her father died, King George VI. Only Queen Victoria, in 1897, is thus far the only monarch in the histories of Britain and a few other commonwealth countries members to have celebrated a Diamond Jubilee. Following the tradition of past jubilees, a Diamond Jubilee medal will be issued in various countries. Here above, the canadian medal. A 300$ in pure gold with a real diamond inserted on the gold mass. We can also see Queen Elisabeth with an elegant, delicate and firm gesture from her hand. Very Royal! So it will be a great year for the United Kingdom as they also have the…

The Royal Kiss – 1 and 2

The Royal Kiss – 1 and 2

Here are the two Royal kisses directly from Buckingham Palace balcony. Just beautiful.