Smart gadgets that shouldn’t be missing in your home

smart gadgets

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.

For further information about smart gadgets don’t hesitate to contact us at iluxenio@iluxenio.com.

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Leadership audiobooks to listen on your work commute

leadership audiobooks

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.

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

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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

vitamins for skin

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.

 

vitamins for the skin

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.

vitamins for the skin

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.

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

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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.

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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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Showrooms and fashion events in Marbella

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Marbella is one of the most chic places of Spain. If you don’t have a plan you can go to many fashion events and leisure events that we find there.

The city of Marbella became on October 5th and 6th an international fashion catwalk due to the celebration of the fashion event “Marbella Fashion Week 2018”. A score of designers, of whom fourteen were foreigners, participated in the parade.

Manuel Osorio Councilor of Treasury and Julio Bataglia, organizer of the event along with María Guerra, San Pedro’s Feasts’ consultant, were entrusted to make this date real.

Marbella Fashion Week is a parade included in the fashion circuit that starts in Milan and ends in Paris.

Summary of a few minutes of “Marbella Fashion Week” at Gran Meliá Don Pepe

For Halloween night, we recommend you to go to Tanino.

People say that Tanino is a place where things happen, a place to live stories. This restaurant is located just a few minutes from Puerto Banús (A7 km 168, next to the Hotel Crown Plaza). We can enjoy of its delicious dishes from noon until the early hours. Furthermore, we can’t forget to enjoy of its terrace when the sun goes down. Tanino has one of the comfiest spaces of Costa del Sol. We advise you to celebrate any event in this excellent place. If you come here for the first time, it will be a real surprise for you.

This is thanks to the features of the place, for example, the good value for money.

Consequently, as we said before, it has an exquisite and modern gastronomic offer. It is a very well- cared cuisine with a clear influence of international and Mediterranean style of cooking. Here we can find from homemade pasta to grilled pizzas and fish, or Argentinean meat. We find fusion cuisine too, with Rice woks and noodles with vegetables and seafood. Besides, it has a new concept of Indian plates and it has homemade desserts too, among them we should mention the delicious cheesecake.

Here you have links to Tanino restaurants in Estepona and San Pedro Alcántara. They organize a party for Halloween night.  Reservations in Estepona: 952 88 32 59 and Reservations in San Pedro: 952 60 48 48

Another event that you can’t miss is the tribute to Michael Jackston at the Palacio de Congresos.

King of pop is one of the best international premiere shows that remembers and honours a flawless musical and visual homage to the king of pop. A spectacle produced by Factoría Diversity Entertainments and co produced by Francisco Jackson. Francisco, the main artist, has a physical resemblance with Michael and he also has artistic similarities in their poses and dances.

The show has one of the most internationally recognized artists by Sony Music Spain, Francisco Jackson. Francisco is the only official double of Michael Jackson, endorsed by his own farther. As he said, “with his movements and gestures he reminds me of my son on the stage”. The date stated to don’t miss him, is the next November 24th from 9:30 pm. The place is the Auditorio del Palacio de Congresos Adolfo Suárez de Marbella.

You can buy tickets here

Another big new  strongly associated with fashion events is the oppening of the third boutique of Elisabetta Franchi in Puerto Banús. It is her third shop in the Spanish market.

Elisabetta Franchi has done another big step forward in Spain with the inauguration of its new boutique in Puerto Banús, in the Costa del Sol. The new opening has meant one more confirmation of this zone’s expansion.

Besides, we can say that the new Elisabetta Franchi collection involves not only Spanish clients who live in Marbella, but also tourists and lots of celebrities. All this celebrities choose using the creations of this Italian brand to go to many fashion events which are significant for the social media.

Ochre colour is the main player of its design and Elisabetta’s has selected the 70’s because of the power of the feminist movement of those years. On the other hand, this Italian firm designs don’t use materials of animal origin, and we know about the high respect of Elisabetta for the animals. A lot of celebrities have opted for its creations.  Everything started in an artisan workshop in Bolonia, in 1996. Its work has been recognized on all red carpets right across Spain. Nieves Álvarez, Malú, Marta Sánchez, Blanca Suárez, Adriana Lima o Eugenia Osborne are some of the faces that have been seduced by the powerful women’s lines of this prestigious Italian designer.

For further information about this subject 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Where and why you can taste the best wines of Andalusia

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For wine lovers, on this post we’d like to tell you dout the best wines in the region of Andalusia. We have already talked about those on previous posts, the most exclusive wines and wine tastings to enjoy in Spain.

National wines have a great worldwide recognition and those made in Andalusia, where one million hectoliters are produced per campaign, are increasingly gaining importance. Most of those Andalusian wines are backed with a Designation of Origin like Condado de Huelva, Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Manzanilla de Sanlúcar, Málaga, Sierras de Málaga y Montilla-Moriles.

The Mediterranean climate of this region and its mild temperatures make of Andalusia an ideal place to grow and produce wine.

The guided tours, wine tasting and the shows in the wineries have been increasing in recent years.

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JEREZ-XÉRÈS-SHERRY DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

First of all, we find This Designation of Origin. It has the oldest Council of Spain and probably those are the most well-known wines in the world.

The production is located at the provinces of Cádiz and Sevilla and they use the varieties of:

– Palomino grapes, Pedro Ximénez and Muscatel.

-Generous wines: Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso and Palo Cortado.

-Generous liquor: Pale Cream, Medium and Cream

-Natural sweet wines: Pedro Ximénez y Moscatel.

Palo cortado wines:

The winery Tradición is the only of the Jerez Designation of Origin dedicates exclusively to the oldest wines.

This is an unique and exclusive generous aged for more than 32 years. It combines the fineness of the Amontillado and the Olorosos’ body.

Lustao vors 30 Yo:

It is one of the best wineries and with worldwide prestige, since back in 2014 it received the Sherry Producer award. Its colour, the aroma of hardwood with saline touches and the immensely long taste that remains in the mouth make it perfect for pairing.

MANZANILLA DE SANLÚCAR DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

We can find it only in Sanlúcar de Barrameda and also in Cádiz. This is because of its weather conditions. Besides, wines of Sanlúcar are made by crops of film yeast typical of the area. They make a veil of flor that turns the liquid into Manzanilla.

Manzanilla Solear, Barbadillo wineries:

Wine Spectator magazine included the products of this winery in the 100 top of the best wines of 2014 and it mentioned its wine as one of the Manzanilla’s with the longest aging process in the market.

It is an elegant and fine Manzanilla which has a pale yellow color with reflections. It is very bright and intense, dry on the palate but soft and harmonious to the taste.

Manzanilla San león, Herederos de Argüeso wineries:

Another of the most awarded wines is the San Leon Manzanilla from the Herederos de Argüeso winery. It has the Gold Medal of the Bruxelles Worldwide Contest or the Grand Prize of the Iberwine Wine Contest. This drink is dry and broad and it has a long and delicate taste. You can taste it with ham and cheeses. Its aging time: more than 60 months.

 MONTILLA-MORILES DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

It is located in the southern countryside of Córdoba. Here, the climate and the Pedro Ximénez grapes result in the Montilla – Moriles Designation of Origin wines, which, same as Manzanilla wines, need aging processes under a veil of flor.

Those wines are: Generous (Fine, Amontillado, Oloroso, Palo Cortado), Generous Liquor (Pale Dry, Pale Cream, Cream and Medium) and Natural Sweets (Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel).

Old Amontillado 1890.

The Old Amontillado 1890 from Herederos Torres Burgos came out as one of the best four wines of Spain in the International Wine Competition Bacchus in 2015. It won the jury with its amber color, sharpened and hazelnut aroma. In the mouth, it is attractive, broad and powerful.

Pedro Ximénez 1830 of Alvear winery:

This is one of the oldest wineries in Andalusia. An old sweet wine that comes from the oldest Pedro Ximenez’s winery solera, which started its activity in 1830. It has 98 points in the Peñín Guide 2015.wines

CONDADO DE HUELVA DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

The Designation of Origin Condado de Huelva mainly uses the Zalema grape variety, which becomes to Generous white wines and Generous liquors.

S`Naranja- Saucí winery:

It’s an original wine from Sauci winery of Bollullos Par del Condado. Maybe, this is one of the first wineries that saw the orange as an ideal ingredient to bring new sensations to the typical Andalusian wines. It is good to pair with chocolates.

Mioro Grand Selecction:

It’s one of the greatest white wines of Andalusia and it’s recognized by awards like the Zarcillo de Bronce or the Medalla de Bronce at the Marbella International Exhibition.

Señorío de Broches, Antonio Muñoz Cabrera wineries:

This natural sweet wine of ‘Moscatel de Alejandria’ is from La Axarquía, Málaga. It shows a pale, clean and bright color and it’s intense on the wineglass.

SIERRAS DE MÁLAGA DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

Besides, we find in Andalusia the designation of origin Sierras de Málaga. It is the only Andalusian designation of origin which produces Rosé and red wines within the varieties Romé, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Tempranillo and white wines of the varieties Chardonnay, Macabeo and Sauvignon Blanc.

Chinchilla doble Doce:

Another wine to talk about is this red wine aged for more than twelve months in French oak barrels is strong and has intense aromas of ripe black fruits, which match it with others such as cedar and spices. In 2014 it received the Gold Medal at the Concours International des Cabernets celebrated in Paris.

Tinto Sedella:

Finally, we find Red wine Sedella which comes from La Axarquía, Malaga. It’s aged between 16 and 20 months in new French oak barrels.

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The top 10 most prestigious Spanish marinas

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Having your own mooring and enjoying summer at a luxury marina is something unmissable for nautical world lovers.The feeling of waking up on holidays and knowing that you’re going to spend the day in your own vessel  on the high seas with your family and friends is not something everyone can afford .

However, we also know that having a boat not only brings the cost of mooring and fuel. For low season it’s usual (and recommended, as a saving measure and in the case that your vessel bottom isn’t made of wood and derivative materials) to save your ship until the next summer period.

For these reasons, and because many navigators dont’t live near port areas it is common to rent yachts and sailboats, and so to avoid all the possible inconveniences that implies having them in property.

Spain has been for some time now a world class destination for the entire European and global jet set. So much that having a mooring in destinations like Ibiza or Marbella has become more a matter of power than a real love for the pirate life.

And the last report of Engel & Völkers Yachting of June 2018 about the most expensive marinas in Europe proves this. For boats of more than 55 meters in length, Ibiza Magna has placed this year in the first most expensive marina to moor your boat. The daily cost has gone from 3,025 € in 2017 to 4,000 € in 2018. Puerto Banús maintains its price in comparison with the previous year 2,068 € and keeps in the 6th position.

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Then, here you have a break down of each Spanish marina. This is our list of the 10 most prestigious marinas.

Ibiza Magna

The marina of Ibiza Magna offers unparalleled services for its users. From the exclusive atmosphere of the Port of Ibiza, the connection with the marinas of Formentera, Mallorca and Menorca is very close. A perfect location for what is probably the most wanted luxury holiday destination in our country.

Puerto Banús:

Few marinas are like this. If you go for a walk along Marbella promenade you will arrive at the most exclusive area of ​​the town. On the street that runs the port you can see the best luxury shops and high-quality cars in the world. Besides, you can find the most spectacular yachts of the Costa del Sol in its moorings.

Marina Port Vell:

It is located in the heart of Barcelona’s marina, ​​and is the most qualified place to receive super luxury yachts. From there you can enjoy of your boat, sail to the Islas Baleares and go back on the same day. For this reason, this is the best option to live the summer between Barcelona and Mallorca.

Marina Port Palma:

It is a private marina recently renovated in 2017. In its facilities you can feel the exclusivity that gives you a place with restricted access and surveillance for 24 hours. It has its own waste cleaning service and availability of any nautical service à la carte.

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Marina Puerto Portals:

Located in the Bahía de Palma, it is one of the most prestigious ports in the Mediterranean. Besides, It has an exclusive shopping area with a good leisure offer: restaurants, bars, fashion boutiques, nautical companies, jewelers, perfumeries and even real estate agencies.

Club Náutico Punta Lagoa:

In Vigo, we can find the Club Náutico Punta Lagoa with several luxury facilities and professional nautical services. The natural environment in which it is located makes the trips along the estuary even more special. It offers sailing lessons for all ages, participation in regattas, technical training and also night sailing.

Puerto Calero Lanzarote:

We find this marina surrounded by volcanic nature. It has modern and high level facilities and the possibilty of connecting to Internet, it counts on a travel lift of 100 tn too. Besides it offers an own weather report service.

Real Club Marítimo del Abra:

It is placed near Las Arenas, in Vizcaya. Here you can enjoy perfect social and sports facilities. It is not only possible to go to the sailing school but also it has a pool and a SPA, a games room, a gym, a sauna, some restaurants and an endless number of luxuries.

Marina Isla Canela:

Surrounded by exclusive hotels where you can stay, this marina is located in Ayamonte, Huelva. It has one of the most modern facilities designed to give a complete service to navigators and their boats.

Sotogrande:

It is placed in the heart of the Strait of Gibraltar, Cádiz. In this marina you can take a boat tour through its famous canals and participate in competitions. In addition, it has privileged facilities for naval enjoyment where it is possible to ride a watercraft, practice diving and go to the gym, among other activities.

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