Luxury promotions in Spain

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We can talk about different luxury promotions such as Lagasca 99, Canalejas, Montalbán 11, General Castaños …

 

The four named above have been very popular in recent years and have been on the lips of many high-end real estate stories in Spain. These promotions have several characteristics that are the same: privileged locations, the best qualities, spectacular penthouses and prices that leave you without air. However, if we have to opt for the most expensive, that is, the one with the highest square meter, what is really the most expensive promotion currently for sale? What is the one with the  high square meter Price?

 

There are clearly villas in La Moraleja, La Finca, Marbella or Sotogrande, with sale prices far higher than even the incredible penthouses of any of these projects, basically because they are large properties. But if we take into account where the most expensive square meter is paid, we have to opt for one that occupies the first place, by far. We are talking about Villa de París, in front of the Supreme Court, on Calle General Castaños.

 

This development, named Villa de Paris, is located next to the Supreme Court in Madrid and the average price per square meter, according to DAO is 18,000 euros, although one of the two 600-meter penthouses was purchased by Amancio Ortega for 20,000 euros per square meter.   We don´t place another of the most luxurious promotions in Madrid or Barcelona. This can be found in San Sebastián and is one of the most expensive luxury developments that we can find in all of Spain if we also take into account the average price per square meter of their homes.

This development is known as Residencial Villa Almudena. It is a cooperative project consisting of six super luxury homes in front of La Concha beach. In addition, according to the data collected by the DAO algorithm of the real estate auctions and private online sales portal Addmeet, the average sale price stands at 22,000 euros, above the 18,000-19,000 euros that were initially handled. The cooperative member of the project is Grupo Arrasate. We can say that the price of this promotion is ahead of the prices that are handled in General Castaños, of Mabel Real Estate, of which we have spoken previously.

Another new construction promotion that we cannot forget to name is in the Salamanca neighborhood, Lagasca 99. It occupies the last place in the ‘ranking’ with an average of 11,000 euros per square meter. However, three years ago, one of its 800-meter penthouses was sold for € 13 million, or approximately € 16,000 per square meter.

 

Ranking of the most expensive luxury promotions in Spain

Data collected by the DAO algorithm from the Addmeet real estate auction portal.

 

San Sebastián first, then Madrid and thirdly Barcelona. Barcelona gets third place in this ‘ranking’ with a very classic promotion of super luxury. It is known as Francesc Macià 10, a building where the offices of the insurance company Winterthur were in the Catalan capital and which consists of seven 600-square-meter homes and an attic. The average price of the square meter stands at 16,500 euros and has had, for its rehabilitation, the stamp of the architect Marcio Kogan. The building, owned by the venture capital firm, Squircle Capital – its first residential investment in Spain – began marketing its homes almost two years ago and of its eight units, four have already been sold to Spanish entrepreneurs, three of them Catalans.

 

 

The fifth place in the ranking is followed by Montalbán 11, also in Madrid, a project by Venezuelans Italinmuebles with a price of approximately 15,000 euros per square meter, exactly the same as in Paseo de Gracia 30, by the Catalans Twin Peaks Capital.

 

We can find the Montalbán development right in front of the El Retiro park and it has been an incredible rehabilitation to put ten exclusive homes for sale in the luxury market. It is currently sold at 95%, since there is one triplex that initially went on sale at 13.9 million euros, and right now they are asking for its 750 meters plus 220 terraces, 14.6 million. All the homes are sold except this triplex penthouse. It has been on the market for almost two years and, as it happens, for example, with another penthouse in General Castaños, it is finding it difficult to find a buyer not only due to the high price of the square meter, but for the final sale price.

 

We can say that the market is currently a bit off. Although they are usually the foreign public that is done with this type of housing. For example, the Venezuelan who prefers the Salamanca neighborhood area anyway, while the Mexican public is gradually entering the market.

 

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10 ideas to decorate your terrace

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In today’s post we want to propose how to decorate your terrace, but always giving it a personal and special touch.

 

Now the good weather arrives and since we cannot leave the house we start thinking about going out on the terrace. Or for example preparing a dinner in a perfect environment, reading a book, listening to music, sunbathing or going out to finish office work.

 

As advice we say, the best decoration is the one that each one gives their personal touch and the one that makes us feel comfortable and relaxed. For this, we have to have clear ideas and know the different alternatives that the market offers us to put them into practice.

 

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For this we leave you 10 ideas to decorate your terrace, whatever its size and shape.

 

We must emphasize that in the decoration of terraces, the size and the shape influence, a lot!

 

Get the most of your terrace with the following ideas:

 

 

1.THINKING VERTICALLY

 

When a terrace is small and to gain space, the best way to decorate the terrace with plants is to take advantage of the walls. We can put pots and planters that are held in the paneling.

 

 

2.INCLUDE FLOWERS OR PLANTS

 

Regardless of the size we can include anything or ornament that we like and bring a personal charm, that makes our terrace or balcony look good, for example, the details with flowers are always a success.

 

Or any type of plants, for us they are the perfect complement on any terrace or balcony, whatever their style. If you want to create an exotic effect, place potted varieties around the dining room or living room. When you water them, you will have a pleasant feeling of freshness.

 

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3.A BAR

 

Whatever your large terrace is, it will always fit a wooden bar or the material that you want. A small bar next to the railing can serve you for breakfast or a drink overlooking the street.

 

4.FOLDING FURNITURE

 

Use a folding table and chairs, so you will not take away space when you are not using them and you can fold your furniture in bad weather.

 

5.AN ARMCHAIR AND A COFFEE IN THE SUN …

 

We recommend putting a wicker chair and a side table will be more than enough to enjoy, for example, the morning sun while having coffee and reading the newspaper.

 

6.HAMMOCK

 

If your deck has more than one wall, try putting a hammock in one corner. It is a super comfortable and will seem ideal for sunbathing or taking a nap in the cool. Complete the corner with a pair tables in bright colors.

 

 

 7.PROTECTION SYSTEMS

 

This option is important to be able to enjoy your space even in the sunny hours, do not forget the shade systems: a pergola, a generously sized umbrella or an awning. The best option is a folding model; so you can change the temperature whenever you want.

 

A good idea that we recommend is to create a space with a table and a couple of chairs that will allow you to carry out any activity outdoors and add a nice umbrella in a color similar to that of furniture. You can also combine it with some colored cushions to give it a little personality and not be so minimalist. We are also in favor of decorating it with plants around it. Plants will make it look like a cooler space.

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8.BOHO CHIC STYLE

 

Do you like ethnic style? Right now it is a trend and we have also thought about this type of style. Use geometric figure rugs, wicker furniture and ethnic patterned cushions and create a cute boho-style terrace. Don’t forget to add decorative stained glass elements.

 

 

9.TEXTILES, ALWAYS WITH COLORS THAT YOU LIKE

 

A simple way to decorate a terrace and look like a totally different one is to simply change the textiles. From iLuxenio we recommend including cushions in trendy colors or patterns, and rugs made or Berber-style fibers.

 

10.WOOD, BAMBOO, WICKER OR SYNTHETIC FIBERS

 

And finally another great idea is to include outdoor furniture made with natural materials such as wood or vegetable fibers such as wicker, rattan or jute.

 

The good thing about this type of furniture is that it is timeless and gives a cozy and natural touch to the environment. Make sure when buying that the furniture is suitable for outdoors so that it does not spoil and is kept in the best condition.

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We hope you liked it and that you can take some ideas to set up the terrace and enjoy it now that the good weather is coming.

 

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Style tips for organizing your closet

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You may think that to be chic and stylish you need to have large amounts of clothing in your closet. However, today you will see that this habit can become a mistake, a way of making more difficult a typical question that we will always ask ourselves: what should I wear today?

Therefore, make a good selection of useful and quality clothing will be your best option to always be on trend. This is the reason why today we want to show you some tips to have a chic closet.

To do this, we would like to introduce you to a key concept: the capsule wardrobe method. Although it is used by many lifestyle and fashion influencers, it was invented in the 1970s by the dressmaker Susie Faux, owner of the London boutique Wardrobe. It mainly consists of choosing some basic garments that do not go out of style and later improve them a little with others clothes that are a little more trendy.

Advantages of a good organization of your closet:

  • You will have clothes that are really comfortable and make you feel good.
  • You will buy less items but you will invest in their quality. Less is more.
  • Although the number of garments is more limited, it will be much easier to make combinations than before, with so many clothes, maybe you could not imagine. Therefore, your creativity will reach levels that you never suspected before.
  • Without went out of fashion, you can better establish your own personal style.
  • In a world where it is increasingly to carry out sustainable actions, this measure favours the reduction in consumption, which always benefits the environment.

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Tips for organizing your closet .

Analyze what you have.

This is essential. We cannot take a first step if we are not aware of what we have. Sometimes this can be a tough task if we have a pile of clothing but it is the most necessary starting point.

Your lifestyle and personal taste are key aspects. Think about it to make the selection.

It would not be realistic to fill our closet with party dresses, for example, if we do not go to one of them daily, for example. It is very important to be aware that as much as we like a garment, we must adapt the closet to our normal activity. We should choose work clothes and weekend outfits that represent us and with which we feel good. That is why there is no list of clothes that everyone can follow. Your closet will depend on you and how you live your life.

Decide on a color palette that suits you.

We usually dress in a small number of colors. It is part of our style and we almost do it unconsciously. In any case, you have to think about the colour palette you prefer and choose clothes with these tones. They don’t necessarily have to be basics colours such as black, white, gray and beige. Choose some neutrals tones and some complementary ones, but they should be the ones that you really like and with which it is easier for you to combine pieces of colothing.

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Moment of truth: select the main clothes.

Looking at the three previous steps, get those clothes that represent you and that are within the chosen color palette of all you have in your closet. A useful advice at this point is to pick up pieces of timeless fabrics. For example, probably you will not be able to use a too thick sweater in many occasions. If they are also difficult to clean, you will end up getting tired..

Get rid of everything you haven’t choose.

This may be the most painful point of all but it is useless to accumulate clothes that no longer fit you or simply  are no longer adapted to your way of life. Accept it, you’re not going to wear it again. The best option, and the one that we recommend, is to give or sell them to people that you think will use it. And if there are things that are not suitable because they are broken or too old, throw them away.

Create outfits that will save you in your daily routine.

It is very important that you learn to combine what you have. There are very useful tools to help you visualize what you have in the closet. Example of them is ClosetSpace (free) for iOS and Android. This allows you to upload photos of your clothes and then, the software will suggest what to wear depending on weather or season factors. Also, you can receive advice from bloggers, since it allows you to save your looks so that they can advise you later.

Think about what you need to complete your closet.

That fact that we try to reduce purchases does not mean that you cannot get an item that is necessary in your new closet. Sometimes you need connecting elements that help you combine the outfit well or you require an element that is not yet among your belongings. In that case, come on! And think ahead, you don’t have to buy everything all at once.

If you need it, ask an expert.

For many people this can be a great challenge and having expert advice can be reassuring. This way, there are specialists like Vanesa Travieso and her company, PonOrden, who help you with the organization and order of your home that might be able to help. Other option is go to image consultant who surely knows how to make the best use of what you have. Dare yourself!

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The Haute Couture of celebrities

Haute Couture

You may have heard thousands of times how someone praises Haute Couture, those hyper exclusive garments that are only available to the most privileged.

However, do you really know what the concept of Haute Couture refers to?

Maybe you think that any refined garment made by a prestigious designer is part of this type of fashion but nothing could be more untrue. Haute Couture has its own standards that make it the very essence of luxury and exclusivity.

Literally Haute Couture, since the concept is French, refers to the high tailoring of garments.

The term comes up in the Parisian workshops of Charles Frederick Worth, in the middle of 19th century. He became the first artist in Haute Couture as we know today. This dressmaker, who although of English origin developed his entire career in France, was also a pioneer in something important in this sector: presenting his collections with models walking, that is, performing runways in famous spaces in the French capital. Thereafter, the city was increasingly filled up with small shops related to sewing (embroiderers, shoe and glove makers, hatters, etc.).

The Haute Couture “club” is very restrictive and anyone cannot belong to it. In fact, in France, the Haute Couture is included in the law and protected by it

The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture  (Haute Couture Union Chamber) It is the commission that is in charge of regulating and deciding which fashion brands are truly part of Haute Couture.

Haute Couture

What are the requirements?

  • Present a collection of at least fifty original designs to the public every fashion season
  • Clothing must be completely handmade, tailor made and with valuable and original fabrics. The assistance of the sewing machine must be anecdotal and they must have at least twenty staff members full-time (the so-called petites-mains).
  • Have at least two workshop in Paris
  • Outfits must be designed made-to-order for private client this customer, the first buyer, can decide if the garment can be reproduced and ordered by new buyers, or on the contrary, that it remains its own and unique.
  • The dressmaker who begins the work of a garment is the one who must finish it. This covers from the initial sketch to the catwalk.
  • It has to be approved by the Federation.

All of this is especially required to ensure that Paris continues to be the fashion capital of the world.

That is why although sometimes we hear that we are dealing with haute couture garments, in general these will not be part of it. Haute couture garments are usually used on very specific catwalks, exhibitions and only in some cases are they for sale. Either way, it is difficult to establish a real value for such respected garments and for this reason it is often said that they are priceless.

 Who are the members of true Haute Couture?

The list of these members is not permanent but is updated every year. Originally, the main members of the club were some such as Cristóbal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Christian Lacroix or Emilio Pucci.

In addition to Balenciaga, only five other Spanish names have ever been considered throughout their history as members of Haute Couture. These are Paco Rabanne, Pertegaz and Josep Font, Antonio Castillo and Raphaël.

Currently in Spain we have a very important firm that is gaining more and more strength: Yolancris. This has already been tested to belong to the most famous club in Paris, although it is still waiting to pass some filters. Shakira, Lady Gaga or Rosalía are some of the celebrities who have had the honor to wear their designs

The official 2020 list is made up of the following fashion houses:

Other famous fashion brands are allowed to be part of Paris fashion week and present their designs as long as this is not done on the official calendar and, of course, never under the Haute Couture name.

They are called guest members, young and foreign brands that work outside of Paris such as Ralph & Russo, Antonio Grimaldi, Azzaro Couture, Georges Hobeika, Iris Van Herpen, Ulyana Sergeenko, Ronald Van Der Kemp, Zuhair Murad, Julie de Libran, Guo Pei, Aganovich, Aelis, Rahul Mishra, Xuan e Imane Ayissi, Elie Saab, Valentino, Giorgio Armani Privé and Viktor & Rolf.

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Luxurious outdoor accommodations to enjoy an amazing night with stars

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In Spain we love to celebrate the Three Wise Men Day with our families. But if we can also take advantage to get away on these dates or an adventure under the stars with our children, much better.

In our childhood, we all wanted to have a little tree house. It was for everyone a place to shelter, play, hide our treasures and dream about being older. Some children were lucky enough to have it. But for those who did not, they still have time to enjoy one of them in one of the most spectacular and wild places in the world. It is the perfect place to go with children and dream under the stars.

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Tree houses are located in the province of Mpumalanga in South Africa, the exclusive Lion Sands Treehouses are located in the Sabi Sand Private Hunting Reserve and in the Kruger National Park, epicenter of the best safaris in the country.

They are luxurious outdoor accommodations to enjoy an amazing night with stars as roof and nature underfoot.

A magnificent place that will allow you to discover spectacular landscapes, relax watching the sunsets and where the calm will only be interrupted by the sounds of the birds and the noises of the animals that live around you. An authentic experience, totally safe, since the houses are built far from the animals, to be able to observe them easily, but far enough from them, so that they cannot approach us.

 

Kingston Treehouse is built next to an outcrop of boulders, attached to the main house by a small drawbridge. This fabulous house is protected by a wooden and glass structure. It provides a great view all around, without losing comfort with a feather bed and hot shower included.

If you don’t know, Africa is the continent least affected by light pollution.

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Namib Rand Nature Reserve

Another place to observe the stars is the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. We can find it the southwest of Namibia, in the Namib Desert. It has 2,100 sq kilometers of extension and is one of the largest private reserves in Africa.

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Monte Megantic en Quebec.

Another wonderful place to travel with children and see the stars is Mount Megantic in Quebec. In 2007, the International Dark Sky Association named it as the first Dark Sky International Reserve . The Mont Megantic National Park in Quebec (Canada) is considered one of the best astrotourism destinations in the world. That is why its magnificent geographical conditions. In addition to the clarity of the sky and the amount of leisure activities related to stargazing.At the top we can find an astronomical observatory, Mont Megantic. This place has different high-class accommodation options. They range from the luxury hotel in Quebec to boutique hotels located in the mountains.

Island of La Palma

Another well-known site in Spain is the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. The Canary Islands are another privileged site to see the stars. This island known as the Isla Bonita is located in the middle of the Atlantic. This is a place where without any doubt you can observe the wonderful amount of stars that surround the Earth. On the island of La Palma is the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory. Is belongs to the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands. There, we can find more than a dozen observing instruments managed by different countries. The observatory is 2,426 m above sea level and above the persistent sea of ​​clouds. It has a total of 12 telescopes, including the largest in the world to date, the Gran Telescopio de Canarias (GTC).

Also on the island, and to continue a trip with the stars as a reference, we can stay in hotels and rural houses ‘astrothematized”. We recommend the following page to find charming luxury houses and villas in La Palma:

They are authentic Canarian constructions of white lime with corner stones, they are erected in a quiet area to enjoy nature and, above all, under one of the most impressive starry skies you have ever contemplated.

Pic du Midi

Another place you can’t miss is the Pic du Midi in France.

The home of the highest planetarium in Europe, in the French Pyrenees, is also a star destination, never better, for stellar tourism. This is so, above all, thanks to the purity of air and light, as well as the stability of its atmosphere.

Here we find the Dark Sky International Reserve of the Pic du Midi, where around 1.5 million visitors come each year. In addition to observation, different activities and events take place, such as star parties, related to astronomy.

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An journey through the most luxurious fragrances

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If you had to choose to enjoy only one of our senses, which one would you stay with? It seems like a difficult question. However, in today’s post we want to pay a small tribute to another of them, smell. We invite you to make a fantastic journey through the most luxurious fragrances in the world.

Do not miss the 10 most expensive and exclusive fragrances.

DKNY Golden Delicious.

Price: 1 million euros

If we have to talk about exclusive fragrances, it is necessary to name this perfume because there has only been one unit in the world and it has held the record of being the most expensive in history. Its designer, Donna Karan added 14 karat white and yellow gold. It is a special perfume and this is reflected not only inside but in the bottle that contains it. This, made in 14 karat gold, has the skyline of New York drawn with a Brazilian turquoise of 1.65 carats; a Sri Lankan sapphire of 7.18 carats; 15 pink diamonds from Australia; 4 pink cut diamonds; 1 ruby ​​and a pear-shaped diamond.

Dignified Privée (House of Sillage)

Price: 500,000 euros

If you want to get this masculine fragrance, you will have to pre order it, since it is only manufactured by hand on demand. The creator Nicole Mather, also put special effort in making the bottle valuable. This is made with white gold, hand cut onyx, platinum and diamonds.

Christian Nº1 (Imperial Majesty)

Price: 205,000 euros

Few hands have been able to get hold of this fragrance, since only 10 units have been manufactured. Of these, 7 are owned by collectors and 2 are exhibited at Harrods and
Bergdorft Goodman- The last one is itinerant and travels the world so that it can be exhibited in different events. It was created in 2005, it is known as “His Imperial Majesty”. The bottle has 5 carat gemstones on the neck and 18 carat gold. We must also talk about the younger brother of Imperial Majesty, the Christian No. 1. This limited edition is valued at 1700 euros and has a precious diamond that decorates the bottle. The bottle that contains this fragrance is also full of precious stones. The perfume has a touch Woody Oriental in its male version and an Oriental Floral in the feminine.

Bvlgari Prima Opera

Price: 203,000 euros.

In 2014 and on the occasion of the 130 years brand´s anniversary, they created this perfume to became the most expensive one in the world. This is a unique edition that many collectors wanted to have but that, evidently, only one of them has had the honor of placing in their set of fragrances

Chanel Nº5 Parfum

Price: 28,000 euros.

We cannot go through this list without naming the most famous fragrance of all time created by Coco Chanel: Chanel Nº5. In this case, we talk about a limited version (there are only 55 units) of the famous perfume. The bottle was made of Baccarat glass reminiscent of the mythical design of 1921.

Baccarat Les Larmes (Sacrées de Thebes)

Price: 5,100 euros

A fragrance made of jasmine, geranium, ylan ylang, cardamom, amber and musk that will not leave you indifferent. We have to mention the reason for the high price of the product, the bottle. They made it  with Baccarat crystal, purple crystals. They based the design on Egyptian pyramid. It gives a plus to these “Las lágrimas sagradas de Tebas ” (the name of the brand in Spanish).

Caron Poivre

Price: 1,800 euros

As we have seen in the previous perfumes, sometimes, the content is not the most important thing,the bottle is. They also made the  bottle by using Baccarat crystal and white gold. It is an unisex perfume, described as spicy. It is also a limited edition, so it is impossible to get hold of it.  A Chinese chest  inspired the box and the bottle is based on a jar of spices and ornaments in gold thread.

House of Sillage Tiara

Price: 1,210 euros

It is a feminine fragrance. The inspiration to create it came from the aura of women. They made the inner liquid with flowers of rare species along with Madagascar vanilla. As for the bottle, it has Swarovski crystals and precious metals.

Shumukh

Price: 1,154,709 euros.

It is the most expensive perfume today. Each 3-liter bottle exceeds one million euros. To find perfection in this luxurious perfume, the brand was testing mixtures for three years until they found what they were looking for. They made the final combination  with musk, turquoise rose and sandalwood of this fragrance. As for the bottle, it has 3,500 diamonds, pearls, silver and 18-carat gold. Once placed on the skin, the fragrance lasts 12 hours and about 30 days on the clothes.

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Private submarines, the ultimate luxury to live up to

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Submarines are the last expression of ostentation among billionaires, who smile at the most luxurious ports comparing the sizes of their ships.

The great fortunes invest in this type of boats because it offers them adventure and, above all, the privacy that they find almost impossible to obtain elsewhere; but also because it is difficult that you can neglect the value of this type of floating complexes. Most of the owners of this type of boats prefers to buy a conventional superyacht.

Thinking about a private submarine, is unbelievable for most people, could be an extravagance typical of science fiction movies. This niche market was prepared by the Austrian design, engineering and construction company of super yachts Motion Code, which created its exclusive line of Migaloo private submarines, offering maximum luxury, the most advanced technology and great privacy.

But submarines that have swimming pools, cinemas, gyms, VIP cabins and glazed windows to contemplate the depths of the ocean, are an attractive possibility for a few.

The Migaloo M7

It has characteristics that attract the attention of the nautical industry. The cabin is located in the area of ​​the bow of the ship and occupies 3 levels. The superior contemplates an exclusive terrace that unfolds from a retractable roof, which offers a private deck. Looking to the center of the ship, the deck offers a helipad, in addition to a solarium with folding roofs and an unpublished 8-meter long pool, which rises to the surface level when the submarine is submerged. But if this were not enough, the two-level beach club has a covered area, and the walls unfold over the sea, to allow direct access to the ocean.

Apart from the master suite, this submarine has eight VIP cabins for guests and independent parts for a large crew. They include cabins, kitchen, machine room, navigation rooms for the captain, gym for the crew and laundry. It also has movie theaters, spa gym with hot tubs, various living rooms and dining rooms with bar. Due to its powerful lighting system installed in the windows of the ship, you can appreciate the landscape of the depths, having a capacity of descent of up to 240 meters.

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It reaches 40 knots of maximum speed on the waterline and 20 knots once submerged. This makes it the best luxury superyacht with the exclusivity of being submersible. The last and most exclusive way to enjoy the oceans. And all from about 800 million dollars, million up, million down.

The submarine industry is a growing industry, which increasingly offers more products. Nowadays you don’t have to think of them as claustrophobic devices. They have changed a lot since Dutch Cornelius Jacobszoon Drebbel built the first submarine between 1620 and 1624.

Companies like U.S. Submarines, Ocean Submarine and Migaloo Private Submersible Yachts have designed civil toys like the M7 of Migaloo that we have described before, a 225 to 283 length submersible.

The M7 is the most extreme example, and surely the most expensive one you can buy. Nobody knows yet who has been able to buy it but in the ocean there are smaller private submarines that have been produced by manufacturers such as Triton Submarines (a subsidiary of U.S. Submarines), U-Boat Worx and Seamagine Hydrospace, among others. They cost around three million euros and are easier to handle.

But one of the latest copies that has reached the market is the one that Triton Submarines and Aston Martin, the Neptune Project, have jointly devised.

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Both firms, which are luxury firms in both sectors, started this joint venture in 2017. As announced, this submarine must be safe, reliable and offer its passengers 360º visibility.

Technical specifications

It can be submerged to depths of 500 meters with a capacity for two passengers and one pilot. Get a speed of up to 5 knots (9 km/h). They have paid as much attention to the hydrodynamics of the lower part as to the visible surfaces. According to the data that the firm Gaydon revealed , this submarine can be submerged to a depth of 500 meters. Besides  it can reach a speed of five knots, about 9.3 km / h. The mains areas in whic Aston Martin has contributed the most has been in the aesthetic section. The brand admits that the biggest challenge in this project were the interiors. Before installing the doors, they installed all interior elements in an open cabin. For this reason everything inside  must enter through the top hatch and assemble into the hull sphere.

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The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) of Geneva

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The high profile clockmaking sector is having a lucky strike on 2020. We will let you know in advance, if you are a watch lover, save the date and go to one of the most expected events in the world! In today’s post, we approach the Salon International de la

(SIHH) of Geneva. On this occasion, its 30th edition brings significant news regarding the previous ones. Do you want to know when it is celebrated and how it will be different? Keep reading this post and find out everything.

If you really value watches more than any other personal object, it will be good to know the information that we propose in this post. We also review the most outstanding pieces of the last SIHH held at the beginning of the year. And in case you can’t go to the next one, don’t worry; I’m sure there will be many other watch – themed events to which you can attend.

Throughout its history, the SIHH already accumulates 29 editions since its launch. In it, a lot of professionals and leading brands meet. From Cartier, IWC or Audemars Piguet to small, small-scale watchmakers focused on more exclusive and wealthy buyers. These show their newest products, technologies and latest inventions that will revolutionize the industry. It is also the ideal place to perceive what the trends will be.

The main difference on SIHH 2020 is related to the date of celebration. Normally it takes place during the month of January. However, and with the intention of celebrating itatthe same time of another of the most important watchmaking events in the world, Baselworld, both will be held in April. In this way, it facilitates travel to all those who are interested and professionals.

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Another significant change is its nomenclature. From now on, it will be called Watches & Wonders Geneva. In addition, there will also be a change in format, which will include watch activities in the city of Geneva.

At this point in the post, we imagine you would like to remember what were the highlights of the last showroom. If we had to define it in a few elements, we would highlight the simplicity, going back to classic style, the downsizing of the spheres, the use of leather and, of course, high technology. We show you some examples of watches:

Male:

LANGE & SÖHNE Zeitwerk Date. 90,500 euros

It was one of the most praised pieces in the hall. It is a first class watch. In this new version, the date has been introduced and the window that used to have has been removed, to avoid confusion with those responsible for indicating the hours and minutes. Therefore, a scale has been added around the sphere. The caliber is very fine and its power reserve already reaches 72 hours. The case that carries it is 44.2 cm white gold and the dial is solid silver.

JAEGER-LECOULTRE Master Ultra Thin Moon Enamel. 36,300 euros

The blue, as predominant color, and relief for sphere that achieves a spectacular visual effect when the light is reflected on its surface. These are the most striking data of the watch. It performs date and moon phases. The case, like the previous one, is white gold, in this case 39mm.

VACHERON CONSTANTIN FiftySix Complete Calendar. 22,800 euros

Also with the blue dial but with an exclusive tone of the collection. It has several versions but highlights the one that has a complete calendar. The case is 40 mm steel.

Female:

PIAGET Possession. 18,500 euros

It has a beautiful cherry red color that reaches not only the dial but also the strap (which is interchangeable). The bezel has 46 diamonds. The case is made of 34 mm rose gold with quartz movement.

Galop d’Hermès

The light is reflected in the curves of this beautiful watch designed by Ini Archibong and signed by the legendary Hermès brand. The dial is tremendously soft thanks to the domed sapphire crystal.

De Jaeger-LeCoultre Dazzling Rendez-Vous Night & Day

A modern and fine watch. Its design is exclusive and has a new griffe adjustment technique. The numbers we find on its dial, made of pearl, draw floral motives. They also have two rows of diamonds.

Event file.

Place: Geneva, Switzerland

Venue: Palexpo Geneva, Grand-Saconnex, CH-1218 Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Date: Sunday, 26th April to Wednesday, 29th April.

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Luxury aromas for your villa

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In previous posts we talked about the most luxurious fragrances in the world.  Today we want to present the best aromas. They are tiny details that make our home different.

One of the most popular brands is  Marc Jacobs.. These products were released in 2006 and are now hitting hard again.

They are straight lined glass bottles, with a very chic packaging. These products are in limited edition, they have a discreet aroma, nothing sticky, and yet very warm. Its notes resemble the rain (fresh), with passion flower, and beech amber. It is easy to get it right, woody notes are quite successful.

The aromas of the house are in tune with our mood, they also talk about us and our personality.

Why is it important to smell or aromatize the house?

In our home we spend most of our time, it is like our essence. In it we rest, live, eat and of course we interact. For all of this it is important that our house has a nice aroma. People react to pleasant smells. In addition, these aromas can have different effects on us (relaxing, cheerful, energizing …), depending on the time of day you can use one or the other.

It is also important that the aroma is personal, that fits you, with the essence of the house and as, we have noted, helps to create the environment the environment you want.

Experts recommend us to use different scents to create a sensory journey through your home. It is important to be careful with these odors at mealtime as they can alter the flavors. Ideally, light some aromatic candles for a while before sitting at the table and turn them off before starting to eat. Another tip is to stay away from intense odors when there are babies at home.

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Types of fragrances for each room

As we know, there are numerous possibilities of setting the domestic atmosphere, we are going to give you a series of clues so that your choice is somewhat easier when choosing which fragrance to use in every corner of your house.

  • Entrance of the house:

We recommend some great natural fragrances, which also serve to define your authentic personality when receiving visits.

The entrance of your house is your cover letter and then show your most intimate space, which is your home, and that is why you must use furniture, accessories, lighting and an aroma that conveys the best of you.

You can use natural fragrances with fruit aromas, citrus, flowers, cucumber and rosemary, cinnamon and vanilla, in this way you will convey a warm and cozy feeling of home.

The aromatic candles along with the decoration look great. In addition to the crystal glasses with essences and chopsticks, vases and baskets with aromatic herbs and drops of essential oils.

  • Living room:

When you get to the living room, which is the space in which you try to create a sense of order and sophistication, use aromatic luxury. One of the best aromas for this are woody like cedar combined with aromas of earth and leather, it will highlight the decoration creating the perfect environment that also provides a lot of relaxation.

A good idea is having an electric diffuser that connects it with the air freshener or fragrance and automatically releases the aroma. The floral and fruit table centers are also a good option since they are aromatic.

  • Bedroom:

In the bedrooms it is good to use soft and relaxing scents that help to rest. For this we recommend essences with chamomile, lavender, roses, jasmine, hyacinth, or talc, but keep in mind that we need to use different aromas for different bedrooms.

– In the master bedroom, home air fresheners tend to fit better with more sensual essences: aromas composed of wood and flowers.

– In children’s rooms we use sweeter aromas, with fruits such as melon, quince, watermelon, tangerine, strawberries or berries, lemon and talc.

For a young boy we recommend aromas with sea salts and citrus.

For young girls, sea salts, citrus fruits that contain floral notes.

We also recommend you use mikado sticks in the rooms placedon the furniture, or lamps, which in addition to providing a great aroma will clean the environment and destroy the particles that generate a bad smell.

  • Kitchen:

In the kitchen we get more inspired by using lemon, basil or peppermint, in addition to turning on the extractor when it is stewed. To neutralize the odors of the garbage can, apply baking soda powder inside the bucket. You can also apply it inside the refrigerator to avoid mixing odors. Another good solution to eliminate bad odors is to use activated carbon, or the typical spray that absorbs odors.

  • Bath:

For the bath, use marine or fresh herbs, pine or lemon fragrances that always suggest a feeling of cleanliness. Using different aromas will provide your home with a greater personality and increase its well-being.

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The most luxurious toy cars

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Photo: Reviewbox.  We may have arrived to this month of the year and we are alreadythinking of Christmas. And it is not surprising because if we want everything to go as planned, it is necessary to start thinking about what you need to have ready for the most important days. One of the main issues to consider is buying gifts. In the case that we have children at home, this theme takes on a special look. Therefore, and also taking advantage of the fact that November is the Black Friday month and you have the perfect opportunity to acquire the first toys, today we want to talk about some that will completely surprise the smallest of the house: the most luxurious toy cars of the market.

Children often tend to mimic the behaviors of their parents or other adults. They enjoy playing to be older and, at the same time, learn to be independent. Toy cars, for example, help them develop in this regard and offer many other benefits. Thanks to them they become familiar with the environment and acquire skills such as the sense of orientation or coordination.

Toy cars have an appearance very similar to those of adults thanks to elements such as mirrors, steering wheel, horn and even lights. Knowing this, perhaps we are afraid of the idea of ​​a child driving as it may seem a somewhat risky and dangerous practice. However, nothing is further from reality. These vehicles are fully adapted to them. Their measurements, weight and height are appropriate for children’s use as well as the materials from which they are made. Of course, the kids are not exempt from using the seat belt, even if they are toy cars.

As for the type of toy cars that we can find in the market, there are currently three types: pedals, push and electric. The latter are the most modern and luxurious and, although they comply with all safety regulations, parents should be a little more attentive while their children use it. This is because they reach higher speed. In any case, there is nothing to worry about, as many of them include a remote control that makes it possible for adults to have absolute control of the car and to be calmer.

If we are thinking of getting a toy car for our children, it is essential to take into account the child’s age, tastes and safety among other key factors. The main thing is that the little  one enjoys, so it is no use being the last model of the market if it does not adapt to the child. It must be easy to use and not pose a complete challenge that cannot be overcome.

That said, for the most exquisite buyers, this time we want to introduce you the most luxurious toy cars on the market:

The Tesla Model S.

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It is a completely identical replica of this incredible electric car that only some pockets can afford. The cost of the toy oscillates around 500 dollars, and it does not lack any detail to be equal to its older brother. It has the same paint, the same steering wheel, the real lights that light up, horn, a music system compatible with mobiles and players, and if that were not enough, it is possible to customize the license plate. It also has a front trunk to store other toys. The vehicle moves thanks to lithium batteries that are also very similar to those of the original Tesla, with less capacity.

The model also has two manual gears, one that reaches 4.83 km/h and another at 9.66 km/h.

The ideal age to use these toy cars is between 3 and 6 years.

The Ferrari 512 testarossa.

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We are facing the most expensive toy car in the world. There are only three in the world, and that is why its market value is 75,000 pounds. Its exclusivity has made the car almost a collector’s jewel, rather than a toy. The maximum speed reached by the Ferrari is 40km per hour, the maximum at which it is thought that a child can circulate.

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Henes company models

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This brand has been dedicated to manufacturing luxury toy cars similar to the original ones. Its Boom line collects high-end electric cars. All of them have suspension systems, brakes, differential steering and four-wheel drive. The internal accessories of the car, such as the dashboard, are completely real. It also has a 7-inch tablet with Android, mp3 stereo connection and even leather seats! These cars reach up to 16km/h although it is possible to reduce it to 8. Whoever wants to get one of them, can do so from 800 euros.

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