Best Home Decor Gifts for Christmas

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Christmas day is gone but, as we did previously with some tips for decorating your home, now that Three Kings Day is coming, we are willing to give you some advices. This special season reminds us of not only getting our home ready to welcome friends and family, but of looking for and buying presents for them. Sometimes this task isn’t simple and we are always tormented by the thought of them not liking it. To lend you a hand and while  carrying on with the decoration subject, today we propose the most exclusive decoration gifts you can buy this Christmas.

As Three Kings or Secret Santa gift, it doesn’t matter how do you use these tips, but if you follow them your presents will draw people’s attention. Why? Because we recommend you turn to the main brands in the world of luxury decoration to find them. Be sure you don’t miss it!

Tiffany Studios

It is difficult to choose a single gift within the great catalogue that this established brand offers. If we had to mention some of them, we recommend you their porcelain objects as cups, plates and teapots; their glassware product such as glasses, bowls, jugs and candelabra; and sterling silver products like cutlery. The mohair teddy bear with felt paws and a sterling silver tag (made by the prestigious brand Steiff) will not only be perfect for decorating children bedroom but also an ideal playmate.

If you opt for a really Christmas gift, the tree ornaments of the firm are the most sophisticated. We highlight for example the American walnut and sterling silver stars. 

Gucci

In recent years numerous fashion brands such as Loewe or Dolce and Gabbana have opened their possibilities to decoration. Gucci, also associated to the fashion world, was not going to fall behind. The Italian brand has a wide range of decoration products that could be what you are looking for. If any of the gifts is for a person who loves flowers, the vases of this firm are extremely original. Besides, their printed velvet cushions and dishes. All of them have bright colours and mystical motifs.

Versace

Another example of fashion brand who sells decorative products is Versace. This Christmas, you could give away one of their dishes from the “ROSENTHAL MEETS VERSACE” collection. It has designs of prints in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their porcelain product line. Twenty-five plates and tea sets decorated with twenty-five legendary motifs that have made history.

Amara

This English firm is specialized in all types of decoration. Therefore, you can choose a large amount of different gifts from its extensive catalogue. You will find decorative accessories such as photo frames, jars or even furniture of different styles like rustic or Scandinavian. Of course, Amara also offers Christmas-themed gifts. 

Luxuu

This luxurious brand defines its proposal as timeless and with a sophisticated elegance. We recommend you its catalogue specialized in lamps, most of them in fancy golden tones. In Luxuu you can buy handmade gifts made of the most prestigious materials such as 24k gold plated brass, crystal glass (including Swarovski crystals) and velvet. The handmade technique reflects the full attention and excellence they put into every detail.

Essential Home

If you decide to give away furniture and the gift recipient has predilection for classical style, you should know Essential Home. This store takes important historical and cinematographic references from the 1930s and 1960s and turns them into unique pieces of furniture.

Koket

Koket offers you the possibility of giving a cosmopolitan lifestyle. It is a brand that takes the glamour to another level. The craftwork process makes the manufacturing result unique. In addition to amazing furniture, here you will find different types of accessories, such as furniture handles made of the finest marble or quartz and polished brass.

Hermes

The furniture and articles of this French company are not within everybody’s reach. If you visit this firm, you will impress your family and friends with fantastic gifts such as coat stands and clothes racks. They are not only very useful but also tastefully decorated. Their prices range from 11,000 to 15,000 Euros, and are just one example of the large number of high quality products that can acquire at Hermes.

These are some examples of the places you can go to get the perfect gift. Finally, we recommend you don’t delay your purchases. During this season, sales skyrocket, online stores have an exorbitant amount of orders and physical stores are completely crowded of people who, like you, try to find their perfect gift. Good luck!

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Smart gadgets that shouldn’t be missing in your home

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Houses will not need any keys shortly, but mobile phones. New technologies, next-gen household gadgets, and the Internet of Things have revolutionized  –or are about to revolutionize– homes around the world. In this post we are going to show you some of the smart gadgets that should’nt be missing in your home in 2019 and  which are also decorative.

  • Eight Sleep, a cover where you can set up the temperature as you wish.

Eight Sleep presents their new smart mattress  cover. It lets you control it through an app in your smartphone, if you’re on your way home and thinking about going to sleep in a warm bed, just turn it on and program the temperature you want in your bed. It also has monitors and evaluates your sleep quality and cycles.  You can even program, through the app on your smartphone, for it to wake you at the right moment in your sleep cycle. It also has a dual temperature zone so that each individual in bed can control their sides temperature without affecting the other. A really clever cover that will boost your sleep, comfort and life quality. This is one of the most comfortable smart gadgets.

  • Amazon Echo,  control your smat home just with the voice.

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker from Amazon that has different functions. It Includes question answering and music player. The device consists of a large talking cylinder of 9 inches (23 cm), with a matrix of 7 microphones, speakers that include a woofer / tweeter and a remote control. The device responds to the name “Alexa”.

Alexa is able to answer questions, play music from services such as Spotify, Apple MusicTuneIn and Amazon Music, create checklists, set alarms or timers, play podcasts and audiobooks, control smart devices, provide real-time weather or traffic information and offer news summaries, among many other things.

  • Planty, one of the best way to connect with plants.

Plants are no different from humans. They breathe, they drink and they require nutrition. However, they can’t communicate to tell us what they need. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could listen to what your plants are trying desperately to tell you? This is how Planty was born. It is the Internet-connected smart pot that gives your plants the unprecedented ability to communicate their needs to you. Planty connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi and monitors your plants’ soil, temperature, light and water levels. All this data is delivered directly to you via the Planty app on your smartphone so you can react appropriately.

  • Tesla Powerwall Home Battery, to save on electric bill.

The Tesla Powerwall is a lithium-ion battery pack used as backup power source  at home. The battery can store electrical energy from the generation of renewable energy, such as solar or wind installations. You can also store electricity at night when electricity is cheaper. You can install it  outdoors or indoors and doesn’t require a closed room. It also allows an electrical installation in remote locations without access to electricity.

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  • Goji Smart Lock, the lock that lets you unlock your door using a mobile pone.

Goji Smart Lock gives you complete control over the access to your home. It works with your smart phone and and provides real-time picture alerts. Besides, it presents a contemporary look for a deadbolt lock. It has a circular shape, and is elegant and modern. Goji Smart Lock is made of brushed metal with a subtle blue-text LED display that welcomes users by name when the lock is activated. The display also shows the lock/unlock status, and dates and times of all entries and exits. Its elegant simplicity fits with any home décor.

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  • Airocide, remove common household odors and add a touch of style to your home.

Although Airocide sounds like an unfortunate way to die from oxygen overdose, the company actually licenses the air purifying technology from Nasa for good. Using tiny glass rings covered in titanium dioxide, the purifier is able to instantly destroy almost 100 percent of airborne pathogens and allergens it makes contact with. As a result Airocide’s purifier is one of the most effective on the planet. And one of the quietest too, since it relies on a special aerodynamic design and simple physics to pull air through without the need for fans and motors.

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So you’re probably asking yourself: what’s the catch? Well, with most technologies that have only just reached the consumer level the Airocide purifier is expensive. Like $800 expensive. But for that amount of money you’re getting one of the smart gadgets that’s been proven to be effective in one of the most difficult testing environments one can imagine, and the salvation from ever having to clean or replace another filter ever again

Air is constantly moving and constantly getting dirty. Airocide is built to run 24/7 and doing so means it’s always working to protect you. If you want to see a difference in the way you feel, you must constantly clean the air. So, this 2019 choose to put Airocide in your bedroom, choose your mode and let Airocide do the rest.

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Leadership audiobooks to listen on your work commute

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Let’s recommend some leadership audiobooks to listen on your work commute but, firstly, let’s clear some things up. Leadership is a skill set that just few people have by birth, although you can also develop it. What is a leader? According to the dictionary, leader is defined as the person who directs or guides a group, which recognizes his authority. Anyone can lead a group, but not everyone can achieve optimal results. This difference is the key factor to become a great leader.

 Business leadership qualities:

  • Good communication skills
  • Team motivational skills
  • Charisma
  • Enthusiasm
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organisation and capacity to manage the resources.
  • Foresight
  • Negotiation strategies
  • Creativity
  • Discipline
  • Honesty
  • Strategic ability
  • Decision-making ability

What benefits can good leadership bring us?

  • Improvement of business performance.
  • Achievement of short-term, medium-term and log-term goals.
  • Highly motivated employees.
  • Effective teamwork.
  • Business profit improvement.
  •  Good company culture.
  •  Business competitiveness improvement.

On a previous post we suggested some stock market books. For this reason, today we would like to recommend you the following leadership audiobooks to download in pdf for free. They have been specially selected for the development of your skills and your team building abilities.

 

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (John Maxwell)

This book is based on universal principles of leadership that never expire. It focuses on the 21 laws that must be taken into account to be a leader.  The Law of Respect, The Law of Buy-In or The Law of Priorities are some of its examples. 

The Magic of Thinking Big ( David J. Schwartz)

David Schwartz’s book suggests that our dreams can be accomplished by thinking big, and also with: sacrifice, discipline, hard work; but above all, by believing that it is possible. Why settle for small hen you can achieve big?

The Greatest Salesman in the World (Og Mandino)

Firstly, to understand it better we have to know that Hafid, the main character, is a poor camel boy who desires to change his social status and gain power. Pathros is the greatest salesman in the world who teaches him the basic principles to achieve success, contained in ten ancient scrolls.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad (Robert Kiyosaki)

This is one of the most read leadership audiobooks. Its subtitle is “What the rich teach their kids about money that the poor and middle class do not!”. The book tells the teachings of two parents. The first one, a rich teacher, bases his teachings on study and hard work to achieve your goals. Besides, the second one, who isn’t rich, teaches you about the art of making money work for you. 

ABC’s of Good Leadership (John Maxwell)

It is not one of his most popular books and it is barely 125 pages, where he explains accurately the essential qualities that a leader should have.

The Leader Who Had No Title (Robin S. Sharma)

With this book, Sharma invites us to exercise leadership from any position in a company, regardless of whether the position is the lowest or the highest. The characteristics of leadership must be used at all times.

Coaching (John Whitmore)

On the other hand, in this book, John Whitmore teaches us about the art of managing and understanding the potential of individuals to perform to their maximum potential.

How to Win Friends and Influence People (Dale Carnegie)

This book deals about personal relationships. You will learn the universal laws of personal attention, the keys to influence people and the fundamentals of leadership. This is a book that will change you as a person, and if its principles are applied, your impact on others will rise to the next level.

Factotum (Charles Bukowski)

Finally, we find this book. We all have changed jobs hoping to dedicate ourselves to something that gives more sense to our life. This is what the main character of this novel makes, involved in heavy drinking, bets and other vices, failing over and over again.

What are the advantages of audiobooks? These are the main advantages of audiobooks:

  • The reader is able to transport himself to the world in which the story takes place, improving his creativity consequently.
  • Improvement of attention and concentration capacities.
  • The use of audiobooks as a “multitasking tool”.
  • Relax: Audiobooks can relieve stress while you’re using public transport, doing exercise or doing homework.

These leadership audiobooks can be very useful, since sometimes, due to lack of time, we can’t multitask as we would like. For this reason, we advise listening to one of these audiobooks for those who want to be trained in this field.

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Do you know these social clubs in Sotogrande?

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They have their origin in England, and they are a hundred-year-old tradition. The most famous ones are well known by everyone and they enjoy an excellent reputation. However only their members really know what it is to enjoy their exclusive activities. We are talking about social clubs. Today in our blog we would like to delve into the ones that are located in one of the most select areas of Spain: Sotogrande.

As we have said before, when we talked about many of the privileges of living in Sotogrande, without any doubt, their social clubs are one of them.

La Reserva:

There are many reasons why this leisure area is one of the most luxury places in Andalucía. It is located in the heart of Sotogrande. From its lands the Mediterranean Sea and Gibraltar can be spotted, and at the same time, be surrounded by lush vegetation. This club is able to give you total relax thanks to its fresh air and quiet atmosphere.

This club stands out for its family environment and its leisure offer for all members. Among the most sophisticated activities we find:

  • Private beach:

La Reserva beach is an amazing indoor fresh water man-made lagoon that has 2,800 square metres of sandy beach and a complete offering of exclusive amenities for the entire family. It includes from restaurants to water sports, tennis or paddle tennis. It is the first and the only private beach in Andalucía and the largest in Europe. There are often music live performances from jazz to soul to flamenco, or music from different DJs.

  • Golf link:

The club has a modern 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architects.

  • Racquet sports:

Playing sports such as tennis and paddle tennis is typical in Sotogrande. They are part of its essence. Four competition clay courts form the tennis centre of La Reserva. You can take not only private and professional lessons there, but also adapted lessons to train the beginners at the Tennis Academy. Paddle tennis is practised in five courts, where all kind of training also takes

  • Restaturants:

In addition to the gastronomic space that can be found at La Reserva beach, characterized by natural and organic ingredients used in an international cuisine with Andalusian roots, L’olive restaurant is another great option. Find authentic Andalusian recipes with a contemporary European twist.

Menu is based on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, such as freshly caught fish, vegetables, herbs or freshly picked wild mushrooms. Besides, its facilities offer other activities as yoga, horse riding or polo lessons.

Trocadero:

If you are looking for a club that pays special attention to its culinary offer above everything else, Trocadero is your best option. This group of restaurants with various establishments throughout Costa del Sol has an exclusive social club in Sotogrande.

It is a historic club since it rests on the old and legendary club “El Cucurucho”.  Some remarkable facts about it:

  • Gastronomy:

You can visit two very different restaurants but equally sophisticated. Firstly, the traditional restaurant, with Mediterranean cuisine, where The Jamón de Jabugo and the Almadraba tuna stand out in its menu.

But if you prefer international flavours, the Asian restaurant is the right choice, with a fusion of Thai and Japanese cuisine. Besides, the cocktail bar provides a wide selection of drinks adapted to the most exquisite tastes.

It has been exquisitely decorated by Lorenzo Queipo de Llano, inspired by the 19th  century English wealthy colonial haciendas. Their interiors include every detail such as Victorian furniture accompanied by animal faux furs, blade ceiling fans and wooden ceilings. Outside, we can enjoy round pools, grass everywhere, palm trees, straw umbrellas and all kinds of hammocks

 Social sport clubs:

Sotogrande is a land of golf, polo and sailing. Therefore, there is no lack of options to practice these sports. However, these clubs not only host sports events, but they are also a meeting point to promote social relations among their members. For this reason and for the exceptional quality of their activities beyond golf and polo, there are some important remarks about these social clubs:

Santa María Polo Club:

This was the first association created in Sotogrande, specifically in 1965. It is linked to one of the most important polo institutions in Europe, the social club of Santa María Polo Club. During the tournaments, a wide range of products can be found in different stands. The event par excellence is the International Polo Tournament, widely known in the continent.

 Casa Club Golf Sotogrande:

it stands out for its luxurious restaurant and its shop with a wide variety of items, especially designed to have a good time in its excellent golf courses.

For further information about social clubs in Sotogrande don’t hesitate to contact us at iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

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Restoring your skin after summer with these keys

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If your skin is still suffering the excesses of summer, we would like to offer you these keys to restore it. Doses of vitamins for skin will make your skin shine again.

Leaving our daily routine takes  its toll on us, so we have  to get back into our routine again. If we followthese fair advices,  it won’t take us long to restore our skin and  body. You will leave the summer excesses behind.

Among the agents that most affect the skin in summer, there’s no doubt that the sun is the main factor. It is the responsible for causing sunburns and sun skins . Besides, the most penetrating UVA rays destroy collagen and ellastin fibers in the skin  , causing  skin ageing and the appearance of wrinkles. However, other factors also affect the skin, for example: humidity, temperature changes, salt and chlorine from swimming pools, and, of course, our routine changes.

 

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Basic tips to restore and provide vitamins for skin

– Rehydrating our skin: dermatologists often use hyaluronic acid in mesotheraphy to moisturize the skin.

– During summer, the skin gets dirty. It is recommended to get an appropriate facial cleansing with mild skin care products and exfoliation.

– If skin spots increase or new ones appear, you may perform a chemical peel  and use pulsed light to eliminate them. This process should only be followed once the tan has faded.

– Drinking plenty of water and juices.

– While it is advisable to use regenerating cream and moisturizers, in autumn the best thing you can do is apply creams with stronger active ingredients  such a retinoic or glycolic acid. They are not used in summer because the skin is more exposed to sunlight.

– Following a physical peel treatment to remove dry skin cells.

– Eating a balance diet including food enriched with vitamins   A and C, such as carrots and carotenes.

– Continuing to apply sunscreen.

–  In autumn you should look for cream or liquid make up to moisturize and not to dry your skin out.

–  Mesotherapy is a key treatment that facilitates the active agents’ absorption. It allows nutrients and other products to be more effective providing our skin with those vitamins for the skin that are so necessary.

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Once your skin is recovered thanks to these tips, it’s time to start more specific treatments to get ready for the coming season: Winter. Cold months and big temperature changes can be aggressive to our skin. Especially, areas such as lips and hands but, most of all, the face.

-Apply moisturizing lotion: although not recommended by experts, it is a common procedure to wash your face with soap. The reason is because it removes the natural oil of our skin. Instead, the best option is to use moisturizing cream after our bath, once the pores have dilated enough. Following this tip, we will fight better against the dehydration of the skin.

– Use soft sponges: Sometimes we use abrasive sponges that exfoliates our skin to avoid the dry appearance which is caused by winter. However, abuse of this action during cold days is counterproductive, since it wears the outer layer  away and causes more scaling and dryness. For this reason, we encourage  the use of soft sponges.

–  Anti-acne cares: if you suffer from acne this is the right time to treat it. These kinds of cares, specially, the most aggressive ones, contain photosensitive isotretinoin and their application is not recommended when sun is too hot.

However, you should not forget that sunscreen must be used even during the winter. The reason is that skin is more vulnerable to the sun when you apply these cares and skin spots can appear even in this season. Besides, it is important to take into account this advice even if you are not following an anti-acne treatment. Protecting yourself of the sun light is vital in any season.

As it has been  said before, it is important to follow a diet. We are what we eat and our appearance shows it. To regain your figure and makes your skin shine, it is necessary that after holiday you follow a balanced diet rich vitamins A, E and C.

Discover rigorous hydration routines to provide vitamins for skin

The first commandment to restore your skin that we recommend and we consider as the maximum hydration, is to replenish nutrients and water that the skin has lost during the summer. Doing that, it will have a young, firm and luminous appearance. Pay more attention to sensitive areas such as face, eye contour, neck and neckline. It is advisable to establish a hydration routine with products like cleanser, night cream, tonic or serum. But don’t delude yourself, oily skin with tendency to the appearance of pimples can be dehydrated too.

We hope that these tips have been very helpful to you and that you follow them as we have said.

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The great wedding of Marta Ortega in La Coruña

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Today’s post is about one of the reference events of the year within the framework of current affairs and luxury. It’s the marriage between the successor of Inditex Empire, Marta Ortega and her partner for 3 years Carlos Torretta, the son of the designer Roberto Torretta.

The amazing celebration took place the past November 16th at La Coruña, the Ortega’s family home town and the hub of one of the most powerful fashion chains in the world.

The event was marked by the attendance of great figures of international and national fashion, of close friends with the couple and of the participation of great personalities of the event organization world. Calculations estimate that the cost of the nuptial was around 4 million Euros for: pattern construction designs, luxury event organizations, the best photographer, caterings and luxury gastronomy, the most wanted singers…Marta Ortega’s wedding had a great impact at all levels.

The wedding took place in three main stages: the house of the Ortega family, in the Paseo de la Dársena; in the Marina Real of La Coruña; and finally in Casas Novas, placed at Arteixo, in the same place where the heart of Inditex is located.

Firstly, the wedding started with the civil liaison around 1 pm in Ortega’s Family house. Francisco Manuel Ordóñez Arman, a good friend of the family and notary handled it. 50 attendees among family and best friends were the witnesses of this marriage.

To go on with the celebration, they went to the Real Marina. For this part of the event, they closed the transit to club members since the day before the wedding to prepare the place.There, a group of 300 persons surrounded the newlyweds. Among them, were the closest friends of Marta Ortega and Carlos Torreta and they immediate relatives.

We could see celebrities like Rosauro Varo and Amaia Salamanca, Jon Kortajarena, Eugenia Silva or María and Marco Juncadella. There were also personalities from horse riding world, for example, Athina Onassis or “The Boss”’s daughter, Jessica Springsteen.

The guests had their accommodation assured by the Ortega family. They closed two hotels near the Marina: the NH Finisterre and the Eurostars Atlántico. In both of them, employers kept strict confidentiality about any detail of the wedding if someone asked them.

The agency Pro First which is a regular in Zara and Massimo Dutti’s celebrations organised the event. The floral decoration was led, of course, by the Belgian Thierry Boutemy, who travelled with his whole team a few days before the wedding to the Galician Capital to prepare the scenography.

Finally, the final site was Casas Novas. There, it took place a more conventional ceremony with 400 attendees who had to dress formally. Gentlemen were required to wear tuxedo and ladies had to dress in long dress. The only ones that were exempt from the requirements were Amancio Ortega (Zara suit), Marta’s firstborn and the wedding pages. They also wore clothes of this flagship brand.

The luxury details of the wedding between Marta Ortega and Carlos Torreta.

The main focus was the clothing of the bride and groom.  On the one hand, Marta Ortega chose Valentino to dress herself. She wore an exclusive custom haute couture design that needed several travels of the tailor and creative director of the brand, Pierpaolo Piccioli to La Coruña. Apart from this dress, three other models were added for the different parts of the celebration.

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Foto: El Español

For her own makeup and hair style, she chose Pablo Iglesias, a regular on Penelope Cruz’s agenda. Besides, the Ortega family made available to the friends and family members who stayed at the two contracted hotels, the service of the local hairdresser that they have always attended: Lorida.

In addition, the bridal bouquet was created by Thierry Boutemy too and was inspired in native wild flora of Galicia. He was who did the same works for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s wedding.

On the other hand, the groom, however, choose the English firm Savile Row for his custom suit. The suits of this brand are usually around 2500 €.

Capturing the event is another fundamental part of a wedding, and that’s why Marta Ortega couldn’t choose a better photographer than Peter Lindbergh, one of the most influential in the world.

About the catering, they offered in Ortega family’s house a reception for 50 made by the chef Pepe Solla in which he served from local products to classics like serrano ham and croquettes.

Besides, The cuisine of Javier Olleros (Culler de Pau) and Ricardo Sanz (Kabuki) joined in the Real Marina. In this cocktail for 300 people it was possible to taste from local wine As Sortes de Valdeorras (D.O Valdeorras), to Ruinart champagne.

In addition, three music bands amused the evening: Watermart, The Bluebirds and Sam French.

The hosts who were present there, had to fulfill two requirements: being between 18 and 25 years old and speak fluent English. Besides they had to sign a confidentiality agreement for 2 years. The uniform was led by the firm Massimo Dutti.

One of the best chefs in Spain and also in the world, Albert Adrià designed and elaborated the menu served at Casas Novas. The menu consisted of: parmesan cream with black truffle sauce; peas and beans with mint; mini shitakes in Oriental pickle; tomatoes with gelatin from their consommé; and cauliflower with caviar. As a gift, they handed out a make-up case from Le Bouge Rouge to the guests.

However, the highlight of this day of celebration was the ambiance because of the performance of Coldplay’s leader (Chris Martin), Jamie Cullum and Norah Jones.  For the later party the renowned DJ Mark Ronson joined.

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Foto: El Español

As a matter of course,  a private security team covered 24 hours  all locations of the event. Besides Ortega family took care of all the necessary trips between the key points of the event.

Undoubtely, Marta Ortega and Carlos Torretta’s wedding was a real success.

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Luxury gyms around the world

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Fitness lifestyle is a global trend. Many people have decided to take care about their physical health. There are different ways of doing it. However, it is in a luxury gym where we can experience release to the fullest.

Training has become something more than burning fat or working out our muscles. It’s is a ritual,  to the point that nowadays diets, treatments, cosmetics, surgery, beauty salons, spas or health tourism shape a new lifestyle in which gyms have an undisputed place. Everything is important when it comes to choosing a luxury gym.

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 We tell you which are the most expensive and luxurious gyms in the world:

Chelsea Health Club & Spa

Firstly, we find this luxury gym  with modern facilities and high technology like the Boditrax analysis system that allows users to know the most relevant statistics of their anatomy. It is located in London.

Also it offers activities such as Bootcamp, Power Aqua o Chelsanity… members can enjoy of exclusive services such as spa, restaurant, lounge or sauna.

Equinox Chain

Equinox’s luxury gyms, which are present worldwide, highlight their creativity to inspire its members.  Pure Strenght, Firestarter and The Puirsuit by Equinox are activities created born in these gyms. They can be accompanied by the motivational podcasts available on the site.

On the other hand, it is a spa whose speciality is massages and facial massages with exclusive Kiehl’s products couldn’t be absent. So, in 2019 the chain will combine luxury, travel and sport within an incredible wellness concept hotel.

The Houstionian Club

This resort is located in 125 square meters’ space, where users can enjoy holidays thanks to a hotel with deluxe rooms and luxury suites.

In Houston city, those who attend to this center are guaranteed high-quality care in all services.  Besides, it also has great gastronomic options and restaurants.

Caroli Health Club

It is one of the most special sport centres in Spain. You can find it in Valencia and Madrid. Its Turkish bath and the experience in its Finnish sauna are a must.

Clients are exposed to a Health Profilede, a three staged process that evaluate their physical condition, their skin health and their nutritional status to provide a highly customized service. Besides, this club is famous due to its services focused on beauty and grooming.

Madison Square Club.

We find it in the middle of a relaxed and private atmosphere, between fine oriental carpets. The club, located in New York, was created with the idea of offering customized services for each person. They said that they aren’t not only a health center but also a state of mind, so they offer trips to exclusive destinations such as the Capri Mountains or the Girardini di Augusto’s terraces, always with a healthy style.

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In Spain, we can find these luxury gyms:

Metropolitan

Being a member of any of these 19 clubs of this prestigious chain is a real luxury. Metropolitan clubs have the well-deserved fame of having the best urban spas, with water circuits, saunas and zen areas where you can relax.

Reebok Sports Club

Here you can train with celebrities and well-kown personalities. We love it. Jukari Fit to Fly is a group class developed by Reebok in cooperation with the Cirque du Soleil.

The Gym by Six Senses Spa

Located inside the Hotel Arts Barcelona, it is one of the most selected wellness clubs in our country. You can train with your own personal trainer to follow an exclusive exercises’ program designed to take care of your body and your mind.

Also its private gym placed in its Real and Presidencial suites, on the 42th floor of the hotel, are intended for the most sophisticated and demanding clients. 

Holmes Place

There are six centers in Spain of this English chain which was the first firm to include the concept ‘personal trainer’. Its facilities are aimed at finding the balance between body and mind. We absolutely love it. Besides, it has a big offer of yoga classes: Stretch, Hatha, Yin, Mengar, Power, Ashtang, Vinyasa or Yoga Mind.

 Cubo Spa & Sport

Finally, this is an awesome urban spa located outside of Pamplona. Here we can find seven different pools, showers’ temple, vertical jacuzzi and the last in aesthetics and wellness. It offers a wide range of guided activities and an impressive fitness room. It has a bonus: its spectacular spa with views, to enjoy after a training session.

luxury gym

The highest valued things by clients when they stay in a luxury hotel are the luxury gym and the spa area. Exclusivity, comfort, good catering… these were the services that luxury establishments had to meet. But now, guests give more importance to the wellness offers and the fitness centre than any other hotel facility.

Even for luxury travelers, who have forgotten their sportswear, Trump and Fairmont Hotels have joined with Under Armour and Reebok to help guests look elegant during their training.

 What are you waiting for going to some of these luxury gym?

For further information about this subject don’t hesitate to contact us to iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

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Cecilia Gómez, interior decoration

Interior decoration

When we talk about interior decoration, it is usual to think that we are referring exclusively to the house’s aesthetic. However, this goes far beyond. Beauty can be, for example, a synonym of order. It is also a way to plan the distribution of spaces, an aid to take a better advantage of them and to make the most of them. The interior atmosphere of our home is fundamental for human’s well-being .

Therefore, we can’t be satisfied just by the cover of decoration’s concept. If all elements that have been chosen are those that best suit you, are placed in a perfect location and are a part of a whole, it will be more likely that your house becomes more and more as your initial idea and begins to become the home of your dreams. And this is the philosophy of today’s post lead: the firm Cecilia Gómez.

Our participation in Salón Inmobiliario internacional de Madrid (SIMA) a few months ago, left us great experiences. The biggest Real Estate event celebrated in our country, brought together developers, builders, interior decoration shops, real estate agencies, credit institutions and all kinds of companies that have a direct contact with the industry.

During our stay there, we had the chance to know many brands from all sectors mentioned before. Due to the proximity to our stand, and so because of the great treatment that they gave to the exhibitors and visitors, and mainly for the quality of their materials and service, one of the best experiences that we took from SIMA was to meet Cecilia Gómez and her team.

So, on today’s post about interior decoration, we would like to dedicate a space to talk about them.

Cecilia Gómez is a family business headed by a mother and her daughter. Curiously, with the name of her daughter, which is Cecilia Gómez, the mother started in the world of interior decoration. Her current experience added to Cecilia’s, who grew up and learned from the best teacher —between projects of flats and refurbishments to be trained later as an interior’s architect— has made of the brand one of the leaders in the region of Madrid and also at national level.

Interior decoration

From left to right Patricia Martín, Digital Marketing Manager of iLuxenio, Claudia (Cecilia Gómez Decoración assistant), Práxedes Iglesias (Business Manager of iLuxenio) and Cecilia Gómez (Business co- manager of Cecilia Gómez Decoración).

 Nowadays, they almost have 30 years of experience in the sector. Their projects throughout their career show that they have a stamp and a style that distinguishes them. This is about an open line that create modern environments and where the upholstery has a main role.

In its aim to satisfy their clients, they care about their specific needs. With a detailed knowledge of the market, the firm offers you the opportunity to achieve a perfect decoration, just as you imagined it. The decoration adapts to your personality and your daily habits. Their slogan “Turn your projects into reality”, couldn’t be closer to this idea.

They are specialized in interior decoration of all kind of spaces, ranging from flats to detached houses going through hotels and offices. Besides, they complete a hundred of works per year.

Another of their most remarkable activities is the home staging:

In this way, they are perfectly coordinated with developers to offer to the client the possibility to visit show flats completely decorated. Enjoy absolutely of a real staging is a plus when buying a home. And with Cecilia Gómez, you can even apply the design that you have seen before to our own house.

In relation to the materials they use, although they work with different elements, from national and international manufacturers, they don’t hide their preference by the accessories, the wallpapers and the fabrics.

One of the keys of success of Cecilia Gómez is the professional team that it has. It its composed not only by decorators but also by experts assemblers, cabinet makers, carpenters, furniture restorers, graphics specialists and even builders. Besides, they have their own workshops in upholstering and production. However, and depending on the characteristics of the different projects they made, they also collaborate with other companies of the construction industry, which provides a quality result, thanks to the integral development of the process.

Interior decoration

If your interest in interior decoration world has increased after visiting this post and checking the endless possibilities that Cecilia Gómez offers, we encourage you to visit her. You can find them at Plaza de la Iglesia 2, local 10, in Torrelodones (Madrid).

For further information about this subject don’t hesitate to contact us to iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

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Ski resorts in Spain, what is special about each one?

ski resorts

Are you a ski lover? If skiing is one of your hobbies don’t miss the post of today in our blog because we tell you about the ski resorts in Spain and their features:

Today we show you a list of the 10 best ski resorts in Spain, although there are others that also offer excellent services and have remarkable quality standards.

Baqueira- Beret

It is located in El Valle de Arán (Lleida). For many people it is the best ski resort and it is considered the most exclusive because a lot of celebrities have toured its 155 km of tracks, which are adapted to all ski levels. The most select skiers are the members of the Spanish Royal Family who have been seen here frequently. It has a wide range of hotels and restaurants.

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Cerler

It won the prize for the best ski resort in Spain in the World Ski Awards, prizes that distinguish the best ski resorts in the world. This place is the highest ski resort in the Aragonese Pyrenees; it has a ski area of ​​79 km. The beauty of the landscape that surrounds this place it’s one of its attractions.

In this ski resort you can practice disciplines like:

Cronoslalom

Boardercross

Snowspeed

Speedriding or use the snowmobiles.

The town of Cerler preserves the typical villages of the Benasque Valley. The town has preserved its historical beauty. It has many noble houses from the sixteenth century and some buildings from earlier times.

Sierra Nevada

It is located 31 km from the capital, Granada. This resort has the highest steepness in Spain and 106.8 km skiable.

The main endorsement is its good weather, which is important for skiing. Among its views, it dazzles the Mulhacén, the highest peak of the Península Ibérica. This ski resort offers you the possibility of skiing at night. Besides it has family, children and recreation areas.

Candanchú

It is the oldest ski resort in Spain and is located near the source of the Aragón River, in the Aragonese Pyrenees close to France. Its ski slopes measured 39.5 km and the skiers can enjoy with the Tubo de la Zapatilla, a downhill of deep complexity between the rocks only suitable for experts. This station also has a snow garden for children and ski schools, not only for them but also for adults.

This is the largest ski resort in Spain. It is located in Huesca, close to Aragonese Pyrenees and it has slopes covering 176 km. It offers many activities for children and a nursery service in Formigal zone and also in Panticosa zone. In addition, in this resort we can find the Marchina bar. It has a big outdoor terrace where some DJs play music.

Astún

We find it in the Valle de Astún, (Aragonese Pyrenees). It was nominee for Winter Olympic Games in 1998, 2006 and 2010 y it has 50 km of ski slopes. Formigal, Candanchú and Astún form a form a geographic triangle for ski lovers. For this reason, it it’s possible to acquire the Skipass, a pass to ski in Astún and Candanchú with a discount

San Isidro

It is placed in the province of León, inside the Parque Natural de los Picos de Europa. It has 27, 5 km divide into four sectors ( Cebolledo, Requejines, Riopinos y Salencias y La Raya). There are a zone where we find towns and places of immense historic and architectural interest.

La Molina

This ski resort is situated in the region of Cerdaña,in West Pyrenees. It has an area of 67 km and suitable slopes adapted to all levels.  You can also enjoy the snow in a snow park and in the biggest super pipe in the Pyrenees. It has hosted events like the world Alpine Ski World Cup in 2008, the World Snowboard Championships in 2011 and the Alpine Ski World Championships for disable people in 2013.

ski resorts

La Masella

It is also located in the region of Cerdaña (Girona). It has 79km of ski area. The ski and the snowboard come together in at Dues estacions, and besides it connects La Masella with its neighbour La Molina, mentioned before. They have a forfait that allows you skiing in both resorts. As it is placed on top of Tosa which is at a height of 2.535 metres, you can contemplate the mountains of West Pyrenees and Central Pyrenees.

ski resorts

Boí Taüll Resort

This is the highest resort in the Spanish Pyrenees. It has 47 km of ski slopes and a snow park with modules all levels-oriented. It is a great holiday resort. Besides it proposes the possibility of going to the spa and a good catering offering.

Would you like to visit these snow places? The days to enjoy this winter sport are very close.

For further information about ski resorts don’t hesitate to contact us to iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

 

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Do you know where to buy the best diamonds?

Diamonds

Diamond is the jewelry piece par excellence, a whim that only few are able to resist. How many times have you stared at its beauty in shop windows? But when you have to decide what diamonds you are going to buy, you can’t get along with just anything. These jewels are going to be with you forever and you shouldn’t purchase them hastily.

Before leaving you the list with the best places to buy diamonds, we can’t miss the opportunity to offer you a few tips that should be taken into account before make the decision.  Pay attention!

Diamond Cut: The diamond cut is the most important element to consider when buying a diamond. Depending on the size of the piece, its sparkle will be greater or lesser. Besides, a small diamond may appear dull, so we recommend you always to choose the biggest diamond cut for your budget allowance.

Diamond color: Maybe you have never thought about the importance of diamond color, because actually they are colorless. But this is exactly the key. The less noticeable a diamond is the more qualified they’ll be. If we notice a yellowish tone, it would be better to ask for a different piece.

Diamond Clarity: This refers to its purity, its imperfections on the surface and internally too. This is the least important factor when choosing a diamond, as usually, we don’t appreciate these superfluous and internal mistakes to the naked eye because they are microscopic. Albeit, we should take these mistakes into account too.

Diamond Carat Weight: This may be the best known feature of a diamond. Sometimes we confused it with its size but, actually, when we speak of carats we refer to its weight. In any case, both are related and we can’t buy a good diamond without keeping this in mind. For example, a larger carat diamond with a poor size may look smaller than a smaller diamond which weight is greater.

In addition to these characteristics that make up the 4 C of a diamond (cut, color, clarity and carat weight) it is necessary to keep also in mind the form and know if it has a certificate from a gemological institute.

Once we keep all these tips in mind, we can go to the best places to buy diamonds:

Graff Diamonds

This is, possibly, one of the most important diamond firms in the world.  The English Laurence Graff  founded it in 1960 and since that date it has never decreased in terms of quality and excellence. It’s especially famous for having rare and beautiful diamonds (and even new discoveries of great value). Among its diamonds stand out: the Wittelsbach-Graff, the Pink Graff, the Delaire Sunrise, the Lesotho Promise, the Graff Sweethearts, the Perfection and the Graff Constellation.

Diamonds

Harry Winston:

The founder of this well-known New York firm is considered one of the most prestigious jewelers in the world and even he is called “the king of diamonds”. He started working at his father’s workshop until he finally opened his own jewelry store in 1932. His innovative, elegant and timeless designs always make these diamonds to be fashionable.

Diamonds

Cartier:

Although we also know it to be a watch factory, their diamonds also possess great quality. Louis-François Cartier founded it in 1847, even before the previous ones. His pieces are characterized by having their own personality, being excellent, delicate and unique. It is one of the firms par excellence of celebrities and royalty and they are known as “the jewelers of the kings”. One of its most renowned jewels is the “Panther of Cartier”, which is usually a panther-shaped brooch covered with diamonds and others jewels and metals.

Diamonds

Tiffany & Co:

Nowadays, everyone knows the name like this but it wasn’t the primitive one. This New York jewelry, opened for the first time in 1837 with the name of stationery and fancy goods emporium. Now with the name of Tiffany & Co. Currently it is, almost certainly, the most famous diamonds shop. In front of its shop windows Holly Golightly, the character of the legendary Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, used to have breakfast. This is because it’s worth to contemplate its jewels. During its history the firm has been concerned with diamonds as a main piece in its works and, as pioneers in Art Nouveau, they have always opted for avant-garde designs. Among their pieces, Diamonds for engagement rings are the most prominent.

Diamonds

Amberes, the city of diamonds:

In addition to these luxury brands, if you are a true lover of diamonds, you should visit at least once, the biggest diamond shopping mall in the world. It is located in the Belgian city of Amberes. The diamond district has only four streets (Pelikaanstraat, Schupstraat, Hoveniers and Rijfstraat) but it brings together many merchants who even offer tours to show how their job works.

For further information about this subject don’t hesitate to contact us iluxenio@iluxenio.com

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