World’s top most expensive yachts

luxury yachts

Have you ever dreamed about sailing by the sea with a mild coast breeze blowing  and a myriad of luxuries at the same time, all without leaving the ship? These are some of the features of these incredible luxury yachts mentioned below can offer. Maybe some of you can only imagine them, but the owners of these jewels enjoy their endless comforts in a very real way.

If you were impressed by the launch of the first Aston Martin yacht, what we bring you today will not disappoint you. These luxury yachts have more features than many fantastic places we found on dry land.

Eclipse (€1,31 billion)

This boat belongs to the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich It is 160 metres in length, thus becoming. the second largest private yacht in the world. Its size makes harder for paparazzi to perform easily their work. It has two helipads, two swimming pools, a gym, a spa and 24 guest cabins equipped with movie screens. In total, the yacht can accommodate up to 62 passengers, where guests have a crew of 50 members at their disposal.

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Lady Moura  (€185 millions)

The opulence, among other things, is measured in gold.
And precisely, both the name and the escutcheon are carved in 24 carat gold. The boat is owned by the Saudi billionaire Nasser Al Rashid and can host around 30 exclusive guests. Its crew is made up of around 60 people. It has two amazing elements: a pool with retractable roof and even its own beach club aboard!

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Azzam (€535 millions)

It may not be one of the most expensive luxury yachts in the world, but it holds the record as the largest one, with 179.8 meters. Despite its size, it can sail at high speed. Its owner is Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, President of the United Arab Emirates.

The yacht has a bombproof master cabin, an anti-missile security system, two helipads, two swimming pools and even a submarine. 

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Dilbar (€527 millions)

This is another record-breaking yacht. In this case, the Dilbar is the world’s largest ship in terms of, internal volume. It also has an indoor pool with a capacity of 180 cubic meters of water. It is the largest pool ever built on a yacht. Besides, It stands out in terms of sustainability since it is the least polluting yacht. It can host up to  40 guests and a crew of 80 professionals. Its owner is the business magnate Alisher Usmanov.

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Dubai (€357 millions)

It’s 162 meters long  and it  belongs to the top-ranking of the world as the third largest yacht. It belongs to Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Emir of Dubai and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Among its amenities we find seven sunbathing areas and eleven VIP suites. It also has several theaters, cinema, nightclubs, squash court, helicopter and submarine.

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Serene (€295 millions)

Another of the best luxury yachts is the Serene. Russian billionaire Yuri Shefler ordered its construction. It has 4,459 square meters of interior space among seven decks and it is 130 meters long. Its facilities range from a spa, to a movie theater, even through a wood-fired pizza oven. It also has two helipads (one of them becomes a swimming pool). The Russian millionaire sold this yacht, which now belongs to Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salman.

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Al Said (€267 millions)

This is one of the most exclusive luxury yachts. Its owner is the Sultan of Oman, Qabus bin Said al Said. The most incredible thing about this boat is that it has its own concert hall. It is a large auditorium with a capacity for 50 musicians.

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Pelorus (€267 millions)

Roman Abramovich was the owner of this floating mansion. At the moment it belongs to the Chinese property tycoon Samuel Tak Lee. It has two swimming pools and an incredible suite with 180degree panoramic views. This is possible thanks to a wall that lowers to transform the room practically into a veranda.

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Rising Sun (€267 millions)

The 8000 square meters of space of this yacht are distributed into 82 rooms across five decks. Its owners are Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle Corporation, and David Geffen, a Hollywood mogul. That is why film stars such as Leonardo di Caprio have ever been seen on the boat.

It has two helipads one of which becomes a basketball court. Also in this exclusive yacht you can enjoy a gym, leisure rooms, cinema, cellar, etc.

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Motor Yacht ‘A’ (€357 millions)

It is reported that its original name was chosen in order to make it appear first on shipping records. Its length is 120 meters and a Russian magnate, Andrey Melnichenko, is its owner. Inside, there are six suites (and a huge main room), and different multipurpose spaces due to the installation of glass and sliding walls. In total, it can accommodate up to 14 guests and a crew of 30 people.

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Best lifestyle Instagram accounts

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Influencers are on everyone’s lips nowadays, they are a reality with a special talent to bring trends and what’s new in the world of fashion, decoration, gastronomy.

Today we want to bring you a little closer to these influencers, recommending some accounts that may be of your interest and guide you towards new trends.

The accounts with more followers are those that show us ideas about healthy food, this season’s latest trends travel etc…

Azulmostaza

This account belongs to Mr. Wonderful’s co-founder, who encourages with her advices and positive energy quotes. This personal IG account shows a more familiar side and her everyday life with photos of her daughters, their outfits, family outings, visits and excursions they make. She also posts her adventures on her blog Blue mustard. This account is perfect to find inspiration for your daily life.

Marta Simonet

A Mallorcan influencer with her  ingenuity and creativity at the service of gastronomic companies and for creating recipes as different as delicious.This account is full of  a lot of very original ideas, modern recipes, gorgeous photos and great gastronomic recommendations that will come in handy when you travel.

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Kayla Itsines

This account is intended for people who cannot skip a day without exercising. Kayla Itsines  is a Australian personal trainer and one of the creators of the Bikini Body Guide, an easy to understand exercise guide, which illustrates each of the movements with photographs. With this guide you can reach your ideal weight in a short time and have a healthy lifestyle.  On instagram, she has achieved a big success with the photos of her clients following this method and recovering their shape, so as a result she has written an ebook with all the information about her method. On her account there are many total makeovers with images and recipes to follow a healthy diet. You can also find workout charts to be done anywhere.

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The glamourai

This account belongs to the stylist Kelly Framel, and shows her daily life  with colorful photos of her journeys and projects. This account is very interesting for those who enjoy the world of fashion and wants to know what it is like to be a fashion stylist.

From my glasses

Rafaela Martínez-Dueñas  is the person behind this account. Here  you can find photos of her everyday life, pastel color pictures full of creativity where she captures small details in a new way.

ValentinaSalezzi

She is a journalism graduate and model from Cordoba. She has a large social media presence where  she combines her two passions: travel and fashion on her posts.

Chufy

The most international of Argentinian figures that managed to become one of the most prominent points of reference for style in the Big Apple. She is an art director, businesswoman and fashion consultant.

Foxdecoblog

It is perfect for those who do not find the right furniture to decorate their home, this account was created to show  inspiring photos as well as some proposals to find them in your country. The main idea of ​​this account is to decorate with simple ideas that help you enjoy your house.
As its author says:
“The content is so that what I show on my blog becomes a reality”

ValuRamallo

A pastry account created by a young sweet food lover “My love for cuisine has developed as long as I can remember. New combinations of flavors feed my curiosity.” comments young Valu. So she tries to transmit her enthusiasm for this passion through social networks. Their recipes are puddings, cakes and Argentinian traditional homemade desserts.

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Angelitalc

Her instagram bio is: Traveling ant  #helpingisgood, Art Lover. A very glamorous profile, that shows  her attendance to events, parties, parades, trips and a lot of fashion.  It also encourages volunteer activities.

Lookconnected

This account is intended for moms. Agustina Ramos Mejía is behind it. She combines her time between fashion and her daughter, talking about trends, types of maternity in the world. She has a section especially devoted to women

If you want to know more about these influencers, do not hesitate to visit their accounts and learn more about their everyday life.

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Luxury architecture and ecology: a perfect tandem for your home

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Maybe, if you think about luxury homes, the image of mansions with the best features or baroque decoration that  worth its weight in gold comes to your mind. It is a common belief that dream house’s owners don’t care about ecology.  You may think they don’t care if they waste or contaminate just to get their way. However, although you can find examples that fit this stereotype, there is another option that is already essential when building: opting for a sustainable luxury villa.

Is ecological architecture compatible with luxury? Not only do they make up a perfect tandem but also quality, durability, timeless appeal and architecture and design of sustainable homes are all the rage. This is so much the case that the ecological issue, is the cause of the increase in the house price.

How to make a luxury home sustainable? From the facilities to the gardens, let’s review what elements should not be missing in your sustainable luxury villa.

Ecological lighting

When we are designing a sustainable luxury villa, we must consider energy saving as a key aspect. For example, a good idea is to provide your house with as much natural light as possible. Thus avoid the need of turning on lights. However, at nigh-time we can face the darkness with LED light systems. They provide the necessary luminosity without wasting energy. They are always more efficient and durable than traditional incandescent bulbs. And don’t you worry, if you are thinking of putting especially opulent lamps such as chandeliers, LED bulbs will also adapt to them.

Today’s modern lighting systems with home automation, are increasingly sophisticated and practical. If you add a light control system to your sustainable luxury villa, you can remotely change the types of lighting and reduce energy consumption when you want.

Solar panels

This element is related to the previous point. Solar panel installation is increasingly becoming a popular option. Certainly, they are essential elements for those who want to live in an ecological environment since renewable energy from the sun has a leading role in energy saving.

In recent times, not only panels but also solar tiles have been developed. They allow a better adaptation to the architectural design of the roofs. These tiles have a higher price, but for those looking for something very specific in the architecture of their home without neglecting the ecological aspect,  solar tiles can be good a good option.

Energy-saving appliances

Likewise, modern appliances have an important role. The most luxurious ones are also the most energy efficient. But what is even more important, do you know how the use of a certain type of smart refrigerator can help the environment? If your fridge has a built in camera, you can see its content and buy only the groceries we need, so there will be no leftovers that end up in the trash.

Sustainable materials

Wood is a trend! Before, only those rustic style lovers might think about using this material, but it is becoming increasingly present in luxury villas. Why? Because wood with certified origin or natural stone are ecological materials par excellence.

Did you know these materials? They can be recovered wood, bamboo, cork, natural stone, recycled glass tiles, or recycled steel. They are gorgeous and looks great in at your home, besides being very durable!

In addition to the above mentioned products, you may not have considered another option to make the construction of a sustainable luxury villa a more ecofriendly process. It’s about using local materials to avoid their transportation and the negative impact of pollution caused by the long journeys.

Green spaces

Often, the most aware environmentalists seek to preserve and increase green areas in cities, called green lungs of the world. This same philosophy can be transferred to our sustainable luxury villa. Plants improve air quality, so being surrounded by nature is priceless. Therefore, in any good worthwhile architectural project, gardens can’t be ignored. Vegetation is aesthetic and attractive, it provides that chill out space that many people want, but it has other remarkable benefits. One of them is the insulating properties of green roofs and walls, which offer an extra layer, providing freshness to rooms and reducing sun heat impact.

As you can see, the sign of opulence has changed its color. Green is the new gold. If your home has a large presence of vegetation, the prestige of it will increase.

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Amazing features to add to the house of your dreams

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Today on the blog we are giving you some ideas of the newest features to have in your dream house and that we have always dreamed of. Do you think you have seen large and luxurious houses so far? Sometimes, we have ideas of how we want that house but we don’t know how to carry it out. What would there be in the your dream house?

Here are some ideas to include in that house to make it the incredible place you have always dreamed of.

Creativity has no limits, extravagant solutions to problems or small needs but that certainly surprise for its high level of complexity and design.

Refrigerated drawers in the kitchen

If you have a large kitchen, this idea can be great to have things in your freezer handy and refrigerated, but always without sacrificing a nice fridge.

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A hidden wine cellar

It is a feature that any good wine lover cannot miss in their dream house. As a general rule, this winery should store wine in a ventilated place, protected from light, vibrations and at a constant temperature. The five fundamental aspects to preserve wine:

Humidity, Movements, Light, Ventilation and Temperature.

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A fire pit by the pool

As a decorative quirk for the exterior of the house of your dreams.

Any pool is good to adapt a fire pit and enjoy stunning views while still being a simple pool.

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A door that turns into a ping-pong table

This Ping Pong Door is perfect for lovers of this sport, this can be a great idea to enjoy with friends at home.

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A beach desk

It will make you feel like if you are on vacation while you work. So you can relax and de-stress.

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A room to roam

Rest rooms are one of the most important places in a house. This room where you can lie down only needs large cushions and a very clean carpet floor. It is also essential to put a screen where you can enjoy a good movie.

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TV in the bathtub

It is a luxury to be able to enjoy a relaxing salt bath in the house of your dreams while watching your favorite movie or show.

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Embedded  fireplace

For winter and cold months it is a great idea that will look spectacular in your living room. It will help create a warmer environment. In addition, its glazed panel prevents the room from getting full of.

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A wash station for pets

For animal lovers and those who consider their pets to be part of the family, you cannot skip a wash station at home for them.

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Dining room with swings

A very fun option while enjoying a meal with friends and family. Though it does not seem to be the most comfortable option to eat, it may be worth a try.

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A hammock

If you have an unused space at home, a hammock would be a good option to occupy it, where you can enjoy your children, reading a book or getting away from your worries.

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An aquarium under the stairs

You can optimize the use of space by placing a large aquarium full of fish.

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Rotating sink

It has it all in one, it includes a sink, a cutting board and a colander.

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Nowadays, there are many houses that meet the requirements of your dream house. And we have Pinterest social network to get inspiration from decoration magazines or real estate websites, taking pictures of different houses, until forming the one you have always wanted.

At your dream house there must be room for all the things you have always dreamed of, and of course for all the features we have shown you and we are sure you will love. The essential spaces that cannot be missing in your home are:

  • A large kitchen.
  • A fireplace.
  • A reading corner.
  • A workplace for work and creativity.
  • A rest room.
  • A garden.

Everyone has always dreamed of being able to enjoy a house with their favorite things. In these dream houses there should always be a large garden, a room for movies and games, a cellar, a large pool and another heated pool for winter.

But you can always be more original with the location, as we have shown in some of the previous examples.

Here we conclude our list of amazing features, we hope you liked it and it helps you to get inspired.

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Elements that should not be missing in a luxury home

Elements

What kind of elements should not be missing in a luxury home?

 When we say the word luxury brings to mind a lot of amenities, such as swimming pools, saunas, home gyms, tennis courts, garden, game rooms and fully stocked kitchens but ,what are the elements that luxury homebuyers want to have?

Below, we leave you a list for your house will be recognize as a luxury villa:

Private pool:

You can’t miss the pool and obviously it has to be private. In such a house, privacy is very important. But also if it is an infinity pool better than better. In addition to the pool has to contain water games.

Elements

External kitchen

Only one indoor kitchen is not enough, the villa must have an outdoor pool where you can not miss a built-in gas grill, a sink and a small fridge to always have very cold drinks.

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Fully equipped kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the house. An opulent life requires a magnificent kitchen. We must know that a quality kitchen is a huge need when it comes to a villa of more than 1.5 million euros. An opulent kitchen will always have a warm atmosphere, wine fridges, quality appliances similar to a restaurant, and plenty of storage in a large pantry.

Sea views

It is one of the luxuries that if the villa we want is near the sea, we can´t  give up this pleasure of life. Being able to sit on your own terrace and listen to the sound of the waves is something that conquers everyone.

Cinema

Game rooms and movie cinemas are an absolute whimsical when we talk about luxury homes. With a room dedicated to the seventh art provided with a giant screen and accompanied by freshly made popcorn … what can go wrong? In addition, this type of room is designed for the little ones in the house who will love the plan.

Gym

Why do you have to sweat in front of other people you don’t know about anything. Have an open space to include machines and weights. And of course you can´t miss wireless speakers, televisions. In addition to an indoor sauna and pool to relax after training.

A huge main room

We must not leave the most intimate place in the house without being less.We spend a lot of time in our lives in the bedroom. It is imperative that the bedroom be a large open space with space for a huge bed and plenty of seating areas. It is important to have a first class technology to have everything you need for not get out of bed. For example, integrated automation systems for lighting, security, remote control curtains and climate control can not be missing in the main bedroom of the house or in the rest.

Dressing rooms

An extension of the room always has to be the dressing room. A high priority for a woman is to have a place to store and at the same time show all the extravagant shopping stories like shoes and bags. Women and men alike seem to have a growing desire for a large separate room to dress and display their high-end garments. This area of ​​the house requires walls lined with cedar shelves, racks to show shoes, bags and ties, and of course you can´t miss the lighting and mirrors for look handsome and make up.

Tennis court

Tennis court or paddle courts are conducive elements to practice your favorite sport or simply enjoy learning new ones. To do this, many of the luxury villas have a tennis court, where both adults and children can play and have fun for hours.

Outdoor spaces

Sit on an outdoor terrace reading a good book. Eating surrounded by your family and friends or sunbathing on a good sunbed is priceless. Therefore, a luxury house must have outdoor spaces such as gardens and terraces, from where it is possible to relax, or drink a glass of champagne watching the stars.

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Babysitter

There are many parents who have to be working or traveling all day and need the smallest of the house to be in good hands. Therefore, the service of a babysitter is essential for children to be safe. In addition, they will surely have a lot of fun and will not feel alone at any time of the day. Besides, if the nanny speaks several languages, it is a great way to learn new languages.

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The most important racecourses in the world

Racecourses

It is the sport of kings and has diverse spots around the world. The following selection of racecourses includes emblematic places that become real focal points of the international jet set whenever a derby is run, in other words, an annual equestrian competition of special importance.

Horse racing is one of the most exclusive hobbies. But more than for the race itself, horse racing is chosen for the show and for many more factors as the festive air around the race or the enthusiasm for wearing elegant clothes.

It is one of the oldest sports, with its origins in the prehistoric nomadic tribes from Central Asia who first domesticated horses around 4500 BC. For thousands of years, horse racing flourished as the sport of kings and nobility. However, modern  races exist mainly because they are a perfect way to legalize gambling.

They started to become a professional sport during the reign of Queen Anne (1702-14), when match racing made way to multi-horse races. These races evolved in England, and they were offering bigger and better horses. Due to the rapid spread of the sport the need to form a central government authority became apparent. In 1750 horse  racing’s elite met at Newmarket and formed the Jockey Club, which to this day has complete control over the English races.

Other important types of horse racing are harness racing, jump racing and quarter horse racing.

Unlike France and England, Spanish horse races are not very well known. That’s why some professional  jockeys, such as Isabel Vaquero and Claudine Cazalis spread this exciting sport. They started a few years ago at the Zarzuela racecourses (Madrid) and now they are in Dos hermanas (Sevilla), so anyone can attend and learn everything that a day of racing involves.

Racecourses

So if you like horse racing today we want to recommend some of the most important racecourses in the world.

La Zarzuela, Madrid, España

It is located on the mount of La Zarzuela, in the neighborhood of El Pardo. It opened for business in May 1941 and many races have been held there until 1996. Later, it was reopened in 2005. Among other important prizes, the racecourse hosts Madrid Grand Prix and the Villapadierna Grand Prize, considered the Spanish derby.

Meydan, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

This is one of the most luxurious racecourses in the world. Its new sports complex is like a city. More than 1,300 million dollars were invested there. The public can attend the races at the 60,000-seat grandstand of 1.6 kilometers long. Another alternative to the grandstand is booking a terrace of one of the 290 5-star rooms of the only hotel located in the racecourse, or whach it from a yacht marina where you can follow the competition without getting out of it. The race course  has a race track that is 2,400 meters long and is the largest in the world. But there is also an all-weather track of 1,750 meters long. It has 10 restaurants, museum, theater and the headquarters of the Racing Club Dubai. However, gambling is forbidden by the Muslim religion.

Royal Ascot, Berkshire, Inglaterra

It is located in the small town of Ascot, and it is linked to the Royal Family because it is owned by the Crown and it is close to Windsor Castle. There the best hatters compete to dress the heads of the European jet set women. 

Longchamp, París, France

It was built in 1857 and inaugurated by Napoleon III. Its beauty inspired the painters Manet and Degas, among others, to capture the place in some of their works. It is located in the middle of the famous Bois de Boulogne park, and offers the most prestigious horse races:

The Ispahan Prize (in May)

The Grand Prix of Paris (in July)

or the Arc de Triomphe Prize (in October)

These races bring together the aristocracy with the most elite and selected people in Europe and where the stakes are high.

Churchill Downs, Louisville, EE.UU.

The first race was run on May 17th, 1875. It holds the Kentucky Derby, the most famous race in the United States; it is usually called  “the two most exciting minutes in sports” for its duration, and it is also referred  as “the “Run for the Roses” for the garland of 554 red roses that is placed on the winner.

Maroñas, Montevideo, Uruguay

It was inaugurated on February 3rd, 1889 by the Jockey Club of Montevideo. It has a main track of 2,065 meters and a training track of 2,000 meters. With a seating capacity of 2,426 people and around 5,500 standing.

It is specially famous for the José Pedro Ramírez Grand Prize that has been held since January 1st, 1889. Maroñas is, along with the Palermo Racecourse in Argentina and San Isidro, a reference point for the most important turf in the River Plate.

Other racecourses that are worth mentioning are: Argentino de Palermo, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ciudad Jardín, San Pablo, Brazil, or Epsom Downs, Surrey and England.

 

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The most appreciated Spanish interior designers

Spanish decorators

In Spain we can boast of interior design names of international recognition. We would like to talk now about those great Spanish decorators that you must know and who succeed in and out of our country. They are the ones who know how decorate your mansion, the latest trends and create original and custom projects.

Today in social networks, especially in Instagram, decoration has an important role, there you can see and follow the creations of these prestigious Spanish decorators, to be at the forefront of the latest decorative trends.

We would like to pay tribute to these prestigious Spanish decorators that we have in our country.

 

Tomás Alía

The studio is located in the capital, and focuses on industrial design, interior architecture and decoration. This architect from Toledo, has worked with large companies around the world, changing premises from scratch or its decoration. In some of his interviews he has recognized that one of his specialties is designing private spaces. Specially those who are dedicated to a high-end public, although he does not like to be pigeonholed in this sector. This Spanish defines himself as a decorator with a contemporary and cosmopolitan style.

He combines the influences and craftsmanship of his homeland with lighting and technology.

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Patricia Urquiola

She was born in Oviedo and studied architecture in Madrid and Milan. In her beginnings between years 90 and 96, she was responsible for the product development office of De Pavoda. This is a chain of exclusive design stores. Later she set up her own interior studio in Milan. Since its foundation she has already carried out more than 200 projects for large firms in the sector. Her contemporary style led by her passion for architecture, that has led her to win important prizes as the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts, designer of the decade for the German publications Home and Haüser and the Designer of the year for five popular magazines.

Among her most characteristic works are: Fjord chair, Loom sofa or Antibodi, Besides, great industry experts recognized them.

She exhibited  some of her projects in large museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 

Lorenzo Castillo

He is one of the most popular decorators Spain. It has also achieved great success outside our country. He reuses patterns and forms shapes from different periods and combines them, which makes it a very personal and unusual style. His taste for antiques has allowed him to know how to merge them perfectly with classic decoration. His style stands out for combining Arab souvenir pieces with other more avant-garde to get functional and attractive environments.He graduated in History of Art from the University of Madrid and continued his studies at the Antique School also in Madrid. He has also worked in textiles and jewelry. That’s why some of his most famous projects are, the Loewe store in Gran Vía or different spaces of the Room Mate Hotels. Lorenzo says: “the relationship with my clients never ends. After delivering the project, I spend years working, looking for pieces”

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Jaime Hayón

This designer based in London is internationally famous. He is one of the most important contemporary designers nowadays.

He can be classified not only as an interior designer but as an artist, since he has created many pieces.

 

Among his pieces we can find from designs of lamps, furniture, vases, or masks, to decoration and interior design of all kinds of premises. Everything has his personal touch, a mixture between decoration and art. He studied industrial design between his city, at the Instituto Europeo di Design, and Paris, and then formed the well-known design academy Fábrica.

The aesthetic of his creations is timeless, colorful and with a studied risk.

His works and creations have been exhibited at museums, among them the Grongiger Museum of Holland, the German Vistra Museum or the Design Museum of the British capital.

Pascua Ortega

It was considered the number 1 of Spain in 2010. He has created and designed, interiors of hotels and Spanish embassies around the world (Washington, United States, or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia). He was in charge of decorating the entire route that the kings of Spain, Felipe and Letizia made through Madrid during their wedding day. His studies began in 1997, in order to give a new style to interior design.

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Among the different projects of his study, we can find  private, commercial, hospitality in general, and, of course, institutional ones. Each of them offers a deco version, all of these Spanish decorators are classic, eccentric, bold, discreet, modern…,loaded with good taste and style.

 

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A day in Puerto Banús: what is there to see, do and eat.

Puerto Banús

Living in Puerto Banús is one of the best options thanks to the climate and its surroundings.

Puerto Banús, was created in 1970, and its name comes from its creator and developer José Banús. This port has been declared Centre of National Tourist Interest and obtained the Gold Tourism Merit Medal. It is part of the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ that includes from Marbella to Estepona and Benahavís. For 50 years it has attracted great fortunes and celebrities and it is the fourth most expensive marina where you can dock your yacht.

It is located around the marina, where you will find the best boats and luxury cars, but also the best clothing boutiques. It is a place where you can find the best luxury jewelry stores and restaurants.

Puerto Banús is considered a great social center. It has different areas and each one offers something different depending on location, lifestyle, properties etc.

For those who like to stay in the center and  walk all the way to the beach, bars etc. they sholuld look for properties for sale at the sport marina. This area has luxury apartments located in exclusive complexes that offer a privacy oasis and great views.

But if you wish to be close to the main area, but at the same time in a more private part and in sea-front, the western area is the best for you with complexes such as Jardines de Ventura del Mar and Las Mimosas, where we can find the most luxurious penthouses. It is a very quiet and private area. On the other side of the road we also find another luxury place where you can buy villas and luxury apartments: the complexes of Dama de Noche and Alcazaba.

If you spend a day in this amazing place we suggest the following plans:

The very first thing you should do at your arrival is to stroll along the promenade and see the beaches. Later, we suggest you to have breakfast at Rosas Café, one of the most photographed places in this area. Their  artisanal bread toast and organic coffee, are perfect for the most traditional ones; their activated black charcoal waffles and their fruit and granola bowls are the reason why everyone returns.

After a good breakfast, you can rent a boat or a yacht, to spend the day on its beaches or spot dolphins out at sea.

Once the boat trip is over, you can visit the Avenida de Julio Iglesias or Antonio Banderas or Lola Flores, who also have their place in Puerto Banús.

For lunchtime, we recommend different places, there are Lebanese, Italian, Belgian, Fusion or Japanese restaurants.

In Puerto Banús we find Haute cuisine restaurants like Dani García’s (two Michelin star) restaurant or DOM Restaurante. But they are not the only ones: let’s learn about the best places to eat in Puerto Banús.

Puerto Banús

Cipriano:

We start with one of the best restaurants in Marbella that has already become a real classic.

Tango

Argentinian restaurant located in one of the interior streets. It stands out for its excellent meat and decoration.

La Pesquera

It stands out for its spacious rooms and the wide variety of dishes on its menu. It is located at the end of the Port.

 

Piza, amor y fantasía

One of the most recommendable Italian restaurants in the port. It stands out for the pasta and some other meat dishes.

 

La Pappardella

Together with the previous one, they are the two most famous Italian restaurants.

 

Antonio

 One of the most famous restaurants in Puerto Banús. Years ago, the top 4 restaurants were Cipriano, La Taberna del Alabardero, Marisquería Pepe and Antonio, so no one can deny its status.

 

Marisquería Pepe

Like the previous one, it is endorsed by many years of experience as a reference restaurant in Puerto Banús. Its menu offers the best  fish and seafood specialties and a wide variety of dishes.

 

You can also try one of the most luxurious personal care treatments. It is handmade, purifying and a perfect detoxifier. To receive this treatment you must visit the Glow Club where they apply Beldi black soap. And after a steam session you can have a deep exfoliation with a glove.

 

Let’s continue our journey with a stroll through the luxurious shops that crowd its streets, such as  Muelle Ribera street, which is also the promenade, and reminds us of the Serrano street in Madrid.

 

You can end your day, by having dinner at Los Bandidos, the best restaurant in the port. Its hanging garden, its Scandinavian dishes and its local atmosphere will make you want to extend your after-dinner stay.

 

If you fancy a drink at the end of your dinner, the best place is Pangea, one of the most exclusive clubs in the area. Another option is Hotel Benabola’s rooftop terrace to enjoy the exclusive views.

 

We hope these recommendations help and encourage you to visit this place and its surroundings. As you can see, Puerto Banús is a curious place to go for a walk.

 

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The luxury of setting up a home theater

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Having a home theater is a great investment that not everyone can afford. Today we want to show you amazing home movie theater rooms, so you can be inspired if you are considering setting one up, and not missing a single detail.

Having a home movie theater room allows you to watch movies in the company of family and friends, a good excuse to get together and have a meeting.

It can also be used to play video games, watch soccer games with friends etc.

Essential elements that you need to set up a home movie theater and some aspects that you must take into account to come up with the perfect result:

Screen

It is one of the essential elements for the room. You have to choose the right size according to the room size. There are several types of screen.

 A white bed sheet:

It can serve as a screen but only as a quick-fix solution because small wrinkles can prevent good image quality.

Wall:

It can also be used as a screen. It is less recommended because it is very difficult to have a wall like that at home.

Rolling screen:

Another of the most economic screens. Its base is fixed to the wall and unrolls when we want to see a movie.

Motorized screen:

Same as above, the only thing that changes is that the screen rolls down with the help of a remote control. More comfortable and practical.


Projector screen stand:

They are usually used to make presentations but they also work great as a movie screen. Another economic option.

Fixed projection screen:

It is solely and exclusively for watching movies. It is fixed to the wall.

Stereo

Audio is a very important constituent for immersion in the storyline. A good home stereo system can make the difference. The 7.1 system is the best option for home cinema  offering a quite realistic and professional experience. You can find at the following link other audio system options.

 

Projector

The projector plays a crucial role in the viewing of the movie. There is a wide variety of types and prices. We recommend the following ones:

 

Projector Full HD/4K: The best option to watch your movies. The resolution of a Full HD projector offers a high level of detail for home theaters. Full HD projectors are only surpassed by 4K resolution. If you want to enjoy a good home theater experience, choose a projector with at least 1920 x 1080 pixels.

HD Ready Projectors: A 720p projector or one with a little less native resolution but without falling into the VGA system. It is the second best option to watch movies in a very good image quality.

VGA / SVGA / XGA / WXGA Projectors: More economical and with more limited resolutions. Most of these projectors offer a 4:3 quality, which is domestic quality but not a movie theater one. Good option for a slightly lower budget.

 

3D Projector: Indicated especially for films that have been planned as 3D and 3D video games.

Check these spectacular home movie theaters to inspire you.

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home movie theater

home movie theater

home movie theater

Location is the most important factor when designing a home theater. It is more likely to use a room without windows that can dazzle the screen, the basement is the most common choice in order not to loose floor space or exterior views.

Sometimes you can choose small skylights when the room is not dedicated exclusively to audiovisual use.Soundproofing the room is also very common to prevent bothering other people in the house.

If you choose to use  the basement then you will need less soundproofing, since it only had to be executed in the ground floor slab. Even having a large room, having a home movie theater room is the dream of many home owners, and a more than interesting option to make the social area something unique.

If you want to have some more ideas on how to set up your home movie theater room we leave this link with some examples and decorations.

 

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Exclusive motorhomes: Luxury road trips.

Autocaravanas

To travel with all kinds of luxuries without privilege of the freedom offered by a caravan or the comfort to carrying your belongings with you. It’s time to make way for the imagination and find incredible places to sleep where you can enjoy the stars that are missing in the big cities in which we live. There are miles of motorhome models that have nothing to do with the modest image of a van or the typical van parked in summer parking lots.

With technology, housing, garage, terrace, cinema, helicopter, etc. According to the taste you have!

One of the most expensive but very complete: Furrior Elysium

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75 inch flat screen, fireplace, spacious lounge, jacuzzi and even your own helicopter on the roof. With a price of 2.5 million dollars.

You can see it for yourself in this video ➡

We propose a different getaway in the Malibu Dream Airstream caravan, with stunning views of the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu, for 560 euros per night. We have inside the caravan a king size bed, kitchenette, chill out area, outdoor dining perfect to practice glamping, relax with nature.

Autocaravanas

On the other hand we have the Pilote G 781C, the most economical luxury motorhome.

This caravan has a 21 cm multifunctional double floor, isotek structure, reduced AL-KO chassis, 100% low consumption LED living area lighting, bultex foam mattress and slatted bed base in the fixed bed. And finally high density foam in the seats. Available in three finishes (Essential, Sensation and Emotion) with different features and equipment, depending on the model. Price: from 80,900 euros.

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We have many more models like the following:

Bürstner Elegance: the most flexible luxury auto-caravan that exists.

Morelo: one of the most popular luxury caravans.

Class S Hymer: this type in terms of price and quality is one of the best.

Elemment Palazo: they will be the future of luxury caravans.

Motorhome I: the auto-caravan best valued for its design.

Traveling in caravan has its pros and cons but it is certainly a unique experience. You can move at your leisure, enjoy nature, discover landscapes that you don´t see if you go to a hotel. In short, it consists of launching yourself to adventure and enjoy.

What kind of trips can you make in a motorhome?

The mother of all routes is Route 66 in the United States.

Itinerary: Chicago to Los Angeles

Distance: 3.939 kms approximately

Known as “The Mother Road.” Every adventurer has to dream of traveling this road. It is one of the most mythical roads, although it should be noted that the original road no longer exists as such, you can still drive following its path, from Chicago to Los Angeles, passing through the entire Midwest and its attractions, such as the Grand Canyon .

 

  • Points you can´t miss: Chicago, Chain of Rocks Bridge, St. Louis and Meramec Cavern, Stanton, Missouri; The blue whale, Catoosa, Oklahoma; Rancho de Cadillac, Amarillo, Texas; Blue Swallow Motel, Tucumcari; New Mexico ; Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, California.

 

  • Beware! Between Oklahoma and Texas the roads are endless. There are kilometers and kilometers of asphalt that go beyond the horizon. Do not hesitate to look for the stretches of the old Route 66, which keep the original asphalt of the 20s.

Another route that you can not miss is the “Garden Route” in South Africa

 

The route is from Cape Town to Port Elisabeth.

A distance of about 700 kilometers more or less.

 

  • You can not miss: the Table Mountain cable car, the jewel of the Cape Town National Park, from which you can see spectacular panoramas at sunset or Robben Island, where we can see Nelson Mandela’s old cell; the Robertson Valley, a delicious place to taste good wine and taste some cheese; the red rocks of Ashton; and the beaches of Jeffry’s Bay are perfect waves.

 

  • Beware! There is also the possibility of diving with white sharks, especially in Gaansbaii, or with crocodiles, in the Oudsthoorn area.

And finally we recommend the “Ring Road” in Iceland.

From Reykjavik and back to Reykjavik following the clockwise.

Approximately 1,340 kilometers, Highway number 1, Þjóðvegur 1, Road 1 or Ring Road. It’s practically the only road, but it’s spectacular.

  • Essential points: the Thingvellir National Park and its spectacular geysers, its powerful waterfalls, such as Gullfoss, Jökullsarlon lagoon with its formidable icebergs, Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, or the black beaches of Vík, the Lake Mývatn or visit Akureyri, the most important city.

 

  • You can not go more than 90 km / hour. And be careful with the nights, in summer they are cold.

 

There are many more routes we can do, such as the landscapes of “The Lord of the Rings” in New Zealand or The Pacific Coast Drive in Australia.

The route of the Fjords in Norway or the route of Don Quixote in Spain.

If you want to know more about exclusive motorhomes or luxury trips. You can contact us at iluxenio@iluxenio.com

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