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THE BEST IS YET TO COME

March 6, 2016

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.”
― Oprah Winfrey

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Now that this week almost ended, I will take little time to describe my first March day. As you already know, on 1st of March the Madonna Blogger Awards 2016 took place at Semperdepot. The hostess of the gala evening was the Madonna editor Jenny Fellner and celebrated the night amongst all digital stars and online influencers. A number of national and international guests graced the event, such as the Youtube star Sami Slimani, blogger and street-style photographer Yvan Rodic from Face Hunter, presenter Jan Koeppen and many more.

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BEAUTY, EVENTS

CELEBRATING EAU DE LACOSTE L.12.12 POUR ELLE IN PARIS

February 22, 2016

Lacoste celebrated two weeks ago its Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle new fragrances in a perfect location at Tennis de la Cavalerie in Paris

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Exactly two weeks ago, I was invited by Lacoste to celebrate the launch of three new fragrances Eau de Lacoste L.12.12 Pour Elle in Paris. How wonderful it was to go back to my favorite city, even though it was only for two days but, oh that two days were just unforgettable!

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CULTURE, EVENTS

HOFBURG Silvesterball 2015 “Magic Moments”

November 5, 2015

To set the mood to the New Year’s Eve, on October 30th the director Alexandra Kaszay invited exclusive guests for an exellent Silvesterball 2015 lunch at Hofburg Ceremonial Hall

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Less than two months left until the gorgeous New Year’s Eve – Hofburg Silvesterball 2015. The invited guests had the opportunity to taste the exquisite gala dinner menu, that is going to be served at the night of the New Year’s Eve at Hofburg. Influenced by the turn of the year, greeted with champagne and waltz in the magnificent ambience and taste the excellent gala dinner of Gerstner Catering. “Tradition – reinterpreted, is the credo of our company. Guests can look forward to the New Year’s Eve dinner and exquisite delicacies at the New Year’s Eve buffet”, said Oliver W. Braun, Managing Director of Gerstner. Continue Reading…

EVENTS, FOOD

DE’LONGHI BARISTA FOR ONE DAY

October 16, 2015

Barista Habib Ghulam Sakhi explained the coffee origin and processing, coffee varieties, sustainability and fair trade, importance of milk in making a perfect coffee art with De’Longhi 

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Recently De’Longhi invited bloggers for a barista workshop with Habib Ghulam Sakhi  the owner of Cafe Latte Art in Vienna. He explained the coffee origin and processing, coffee varieties, sustainability and fair trade, importance of milk in making a perfect coffee art.

You may have noticed that some coffee bag labels brag about the fact that their coffee beans are 100% Arabica, which refers to the type of coffee species in which the beans are. There are over 100 coffee species, however the two main ones that are widely produced and sold are: Coffea Arabica and Coffea Robusta. The barista Mr. Sakhi prepared for us the two coffee species, so that we taste the difference. The difference between two coffee species is the taste. Often Robusta has its taste described as burnt and earthy. One reason that the taste isn’t as good for Robusta is that it has more caffeine compared to Arabica. Which may sound like a positive thing but caffeine carries a bitter taste which makes it an unpleasant drink. In fact the Robusta bean has 2.7% caffeine content, almost double the 1.5% of Arabica. Almost every coffee house and bars use 50% of Robusta and 50% of Arabica, so that the mix of these two coffee species make a perfect coffee with flavor and caffein content.

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EVENTS

Bell & Ross annual event at the Hôtel National des Invalides

September 30, 2015

On 17th of September Bell & Ross celebrated its traditional annual event at the Hôtel National des Invalides, its newest and exceptional models of the BRX1 Tourbillion Chronograph Collection

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As every year, Bell & Ross invites guests for a big annual party and of course the BR Community was part of the evening. Together with retailers, journalists, bloggers, fans, military and customers, I was invited to celebrate the annual party at the breathtaking Hôtel National des Invalides in Paris. In this majestic location, Bell & Ross exposed its new creations and formally introduce a strong collection. This year the great revelation was the nearest release of BR-X1 Chronograph Tourbillon. Continue Reading…

CHANTILLY, EVENTS, FASHION, FRANCE, TRAVEL

PRIX DE DIANE LONGINES 2015 – DAY THREE IN CHANTILLY

June 25, 2015

The Prix De Diane Longines, with thousands of spectators, nine races, the Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and one king of the Prix De Diane Longines

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After two beautiful days in Chantilly filled with beautiful events, on Sunday 14 June, nine flat races including Prix de Diane Longines, the world’s top race for fillies, took place in the Chantilly racecourse and gathered more than 45.000 spectators. Lanfranco Dettori on Star of Seville finished first at the much awaited Prix de Diane Longines. This exceptional race, renowned as the epitome of feminine elegance, was exceptionally enhanced by Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. She presented the “Mademoiselle Diane par Longines” award for elegance during the afternoon to the most stylish woman of the day, Sandra Challal. Continue Reading…

CHANTILLY, EVENTS, FASHION, FRANCE, TRAVEL

DOLCE VITA GARDEN PARTY WITH AISHWARYA RAI – DAY TWO IN CHANTILLY

June 24, 2015

Longines celebrated the new DolceVita Collection in the spotlight during a Garden Party of the Château de Chantilly, with the brand ambassador Aishwarya Rai and invited quests

The day after “TURF” exhibition opening, on Saturday morning I had the chance to shoot some photos with Chrisitan Mamoun at the Hotel Tiara Château Mont Royal’s garden, for which I can barely wait to show you all images very soon. After we have finished the shooting, I had lunch together with two brilliant Austrian editors and the lovely Longines PR lady. Than we had just one hour break to get ready for the exclusive interview with the Longines brand ambassador Aishwarya Rai Bachchan at Auberge Du Jeude Paume Chantilly.

Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has greatly embodied the Longines slogan “Elegance is an attitude” for more than ten years. Meeting Aishwarya and talking to her under four eyes – was a very special moment, because I always admired her since she won the Miss World 1994 title.

She is now 41 and still shining like Miss World and all time Bollywood diva. With her elegance, professional yet adorable attitude, she left very good impressions on everyone, who got the chance to meet and interview her.

It’s no surprise that the Indian beauty has been an ambassador for the Swiss brand for the past 10 years already. For so many years, a lot of focus and attention has been centered on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s TV or red carpet appearances, like at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Talking about her beauty secrets, “When I am at home, I don’t do a lot!” she replied, “I have to remain myself to drink water and to hydrate my body. Because I travel a lot, therefore I mostly forget to drink water. But discipline is very important!”, said Aishwarya. On plastic surgery, she said “Don’t judge anyone who decides to change something on their body. Because nobody knows, what they have been through so that they have to do plastic surgery”, and she is so lucky for being born beautiful and still looking young in her age.

Aishwarya looked very fresh and natural, with a minimal make-up, yet looked appealing with black eye-liner. She was wearing a black sequin dress and a black blazer and Longines new Dolce Vita watch.

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After the interview, we went back to our hotel and to get ready for the Longines “Garden Party” at the Château de Chantilly.

Since its inception, the Longines DolceVita collection has illustrated contemporary elegance of the Longines watchmaking brand worldwide. Inspired by the “Dolce Vita”, it is an homage to the sweetness of life. Today, a new chapter in this collection opens with a unique interpretation featuring softened lines. These new variations will not fail to impress women who have made charm a way of life.

During a Garden Party thrown in the gardens of the Chantilly Castle, Longines unveiled the new advertising campaign of its new Longines DolceVita. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, presented the collection together with Walter von Känel, President of Longines. The beautiful Indian actress lends her face to the new campaign.

The Garden Party was held precisely on the eve of this race, known for its elegance and of which the winged hourglass brand is the Title Partner and the Official Timekeeper. The Official Watch of the Prix de Diane Longines is indeed a Longines DolceVita model cased in steel and set with diamonds featuring a silver-colored “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals. Cased in steel, sometimes decorated with diamonds and finished by a choice of black, white, grey or red leather straps or by a stainless steel bracelet, the new Longines DolceVita models are decidedly feminine and charming – as is the new advertising campaign.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Longines Ambassador of Elegance.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, hugging Walter von Känel, President of Longines.

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Juan-Carlos Capelli, VP and Head of International Marketing of Longines, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, hugging Walter von Känel, President of Longines.

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The new Longines “DolceVita” Collection.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Longines Ambassador of Elegance, during her speech and presenting the new Longines “DolceVita” Collection.

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After the presentation, the night continued with delicious food and perfect summer drinks. Tomorrow you’ll read the article about Prix de Diane Longines 2015, so stay tuned!

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