New Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture Watch

Luxury watch brand Frederique Constant prides itself in being a true Swiss watch manufacture. They create their own movements and assemble their watches by hand. The watch brand asked French artist seconde/seconde/ to find a way to convey the message in his own distinctive, cheeky style. Perhaps, he may have gone too far. The result is two altered limited editions of the Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture.

One watch Slimline Moonphase edition is steel and limited to just 100 examples. The other edition is steel with a rose gold tone crown and dial elements. This one is limited to only 10 pieces.

Known as a commentator, comedian, horological hacker and even a guerrilla artist. Romaric André is better known to the world under his alias seconde/seconde/. In a short few years, Hence, seconde/seconde/ has become a mainstay in many watch collectors’ radars. From editing vintage watches with playful elements to collaborating with brands of all sizes and price segments. As a result, seconde/seconde/ found in the watch industry a perfect and somewhat untapped playground for combining his two passions: satire and horology.

For his first collaboration with Frederique Constant, seconde/seconde/ sought to shine a light on what he considers the brand’s greatest strength. The hand-assembled aspect of its watches. Upon a first glance from a distance, the Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture appears totally normal. Yet, the finely polished three-part 42mm stainless steel case, the subtly sparkling matt silver dial and harmonious moonphase and date display are all there. Take a closer look and notice nothing is as it seems.

The applied hour markers appear to be weirdly and unevenly dispatched. Plus, the script of the logo and the date indication look like they were hand-written. Even the moonphase disk’s moon and stars look uneven and drawn by hand. For seconde/seconde/ though, it makes perfect sense. Highlight the handcrafted aspect of Frederique Constant’s Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture by incorporating a bit of human error. On the reverse side of the case, there is an open display case.

Thanks for reading about the Frederique Constant Slimline Moonphase Date Manufacture watch. Are you looking for that perfect luxury watch? The Life of Luxury can assist you, as we work with wholesalers and retail partners all around the world.

Photo: Frederique Constant

Innsbruck Is A Perfect Romantic Getaway for Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day? Well love is in the air and love is in the Alps. Loved ones can reach new heights with an exciting break to the Innsbruck, Austria. It is the picture-perfect Capital of the Alps. So, make your plans now for an enjoyable Valentine’s Day in style.

Set against snow-capped mountains, Innsbruck provides the perfect destination for couples. Hence, experience an unforgettable Valentine’s celebration. This romantic getaway is a blend of an urban city break with romantic winter-themed activities.

Innsbruck Tourism’s Marketing Manager, Colette Verra, states: “Whether you’re wanting a leisurely city break to enjoy with your partner or a thrill seeking, Valentine’s escape, Innsbruck offers the best of both worlds. Thanks to the Welcome Card and Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck, Innsbruck is extremely connected for whatever the heart desires.”

Old Town Innsbruck, Austria - Golden Roof

Photo courtesy of: © Innsbruck Tourismus – Markus Mair

5 recommendations for the perfect alpine-getaway:

Panoramic views
There aren’t many places in the world where you can be in the center of the city to the top of the mountains in just 20 minutes. Therefore, experience panoramic views of Innsbruck. Take the Nordkettenbahnen funicular and cable cars up to the Seegrube. Once there, enjoy an altitude of almost 2,000 meters. Couples may even want to have a Valentine’s Day brunch on the Seegrube. Enjoy the backdrop of stunning snow-capped mountains.

Chillout like celebrities at the Iglu-Dorf
Fans of the show ‘Married at First Sight’ may recognize this romantic location. Recent contestants Rosaline Darlington and Thomas Kriaras spent their luxury honeymoon at “Iglu-Dorf“. Continuing, this stylish igloo hotel with a restaurant, bar and sauna is surrounded by art pieces created out of snow and ice.

Hand-in-hand through snowy landscapes
Enjoy a romantic hike with beautiful mountain scenery. Thus, simply relax and take in the fresh alpine air. Innsbruck has 67 kilometers of signposted winter trails. They range in difficulty to suit everyone’s ability. For example, try a slow-paced walk or a challenging hike. As a result, visitors will notice there is something for everyone.

Couple of thrill-seekers
Thrill seeking couples may find nothing more romantic than being at the top of a mountain with skis or a snowboard. Innsbruck boasts 13 different ski resorts. They are all linked-up by free public transport through one ticket, with the Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck. You can have the day on the slopes. Next, enjoy a romantic dinner in the city center for the evening.

Take time to switch off and relax
Innsbruck offers some of the best wellness spas and hotels in the region. For example, saunas, pools and a range of treatments await. Plus, couples can get a pampering and enjoy their romantic time together. Enhance your well-being experience with a visit to the Bio Wellness Hotel Holzleiten or the Alpenresort Schwarz. Both properties offer relaxing activities. For example – panoramic heated pools, yoga and a range of treatments.

Colette Verra continues, “Thanks to the Welcome Card and Ski plus CITY pass Stubai Innsbruck, Innsbruck is extremely connected for whatever the heart desires. With its distinctive blend of urban and imperial attractions, coupled with world-class winter sports offerings, Innsbruck has all the ingredients for the perfect Valentine’s getaway.”

In conclusion, The Life of Luxury can help you plan and book your entire Valentine’s Day romantic getaway to Innsbruck, Austria. Contact us today for that romantic getaway you dream about.

Feature Photo courtesy of: © Alpenresort Schwarz

“Van Gogh” Biopic Filmmakers Team Up With “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience”

The Van Gogh biopic filmmakers have teamed up with the makers of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience to bring Vincent’s incredible life story to the big screen.

The Van Gogh live exhibitions have been a worldwide hit making over $250 million in just one year, because of Vincent’s sudden resurgence in popularity.  As of now, the Van Gogh immersive exhibitions have made over $1 billion in profits.
Van Gogh “Immersive” Shows Have Become a Money-Making Sensation

The movie and the exhibition will work in partnership to cross promote the “Van Gogh” film and the immersive experience worldwide.  The filmmakers plan to do special exhibitions of the “Van Gogh” movie costumes, sets, and props at the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience locations.  They will also host Q and A’s with the Oscar winning “Van Gogh” film crew and celebrity cast members at the exhibition venues.

Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar

Ed Sheeran’s cousin, Jethro Sheeran, is producing the “Van Gogh” movie soundtrack.  (Ed Sheeran’s Cousin Jethro Sheeran, to Produce Van Gogh Biopic Movie Soundtrack)  Sheeran is putting together a group of famous musicians for the film.  Concerts featuring the ‘Van Gogh” soundtrack celebrity artists, will be performed at various Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience locations.

“It was such a blessing to visit Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition, which our film is collaborating with. It was just mind blowing, I felt such an amazing insight into Van Gogh’s life and art. I didn’t want to leave! I was totally immersed in Van Gogh’s world at the expo. I am very excited to perform the songs from the “Van Gogh” movie soundtrack with the celebrity artists at the Van Gogh immersive expos around the globe!” says Jethro Sheeran.

The biopic is being produced by Van Gogh historian, writer and film producer, Kira Madallo Sesay.

Kira Madallo Sesay and Steven Spielberg - red carpetKira Madallo Sesay and Steven Spielberg

Kira Madallo Sesay on IMDb:

“We are thrilled to partner with the incredible Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience on this meaningful project to celebrate Van Gogh’s artwork and share his legacy with the world.” , says Kira Madallo Sesay.

Bobby Deleon is Executive Producing “Van Gogh.”  Deleon is an executive at Johnny Depp’s company Infinitum Nihil and former manager of Depp’s legendary Hollywood club, The Viper Room.

Gilles Colinet and the late Mario Iacampo, the founder of Exhibition Hub, are both Executive Producers on the film.

“Van Gogh, as well as being the extraordinary artist we all know, is intimately linked to the history of Exhibition Hub.  He was the theme of our first immersive exhibition, which toured the world attracting millions of visitors and continues to do so.  Combining our passion for Van Gogh with that of the film teams, bringing together the best of two contemporary artistic worlds, was therefore an obvious choice and promises to offer the public a vision of Vincent’s legacy that could not be more organic.  We’re really looking forward to bringing you the result!”  says Gilles Colinet, Marketing Director of Exhibition Hub.

More ‘Van Gogh’ filmmaker and celebrity attachments will be announced soon.

Simonne at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

“Visiting the Van Gogh exhibition was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.  Going in there is like walking into Vincent’s world.  You see his vision, even understand his mind.  You walk through those rooms, and glistening lights project the painting onto you – so you don’t just see it, you feel it.  I can’t explain that ethereal experience, it is just absolutely magical.” says singer Simonna, who is featured on the “Van Gogh” movie soundtrack.

For more information about Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, please visit:

The “Van Gogh” biopic is the result of over 7 years of on the ground research about Vincent.  In an effort to truly walk in Van Gogh’s footsteps, screenwriter producer, Kira Madallo Sesay, traveled to every location where he lived, worked or visited.  Kira has also studied thousands of archival documents related to Van Gogh.  As a result of this extensive research, new information about Vincent Van Gogh will be revealed in the film for the first time.  Kira is also writing a book about Van Gogh.

Kira Madallo Sesay has a luxury jewelry company in honor of Vincent Van Gogh’s art and humanitarian legacy.  10% of the profits of the jewelry sold, goes to suicide prevention charities and African educational charities in gold and diamond mining regions.

For more information please visit:

Photos courtesy of: Jethro Sheean, Kira Madallo Sesay and Simonna.

Ed Sheeran’s Cousin Jethro Sheeran, to Produce Van Gogh Biopic Movie Soundtrack

Ed Sheeran’s cousin Jethro Sheeran has joined the Vincent Van Gogh biopic film, entitled “Van Gogh” as Soundtrack Producer.  Jethro’s recording artist name is “aLonestar.” He has had multiple Billboard charts hits and has collaborated with musicians such as Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Macy Gray, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, Wu-Tang, Shatta Wale, Akon, DaBaby, Young Thug, Future, Trippie Redd, and Pusha T.

Jethro’s Album, “Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica” featuring Reggae legend, Bob Marley’s sons, Damian and Stephen Marley, hit number #1 on the Billboard Charts.  Jethro has also produced and written several hit songs with his cousin Ed Sheeran.

Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar

When Ed first embarked on his career in London, Jethro was a protective, nurturing and encouraging mentor to Ed as he entered the music business.  The cousins still maintain a close relationship.

Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar
Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar
Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar
Ed Sheeran and Jethro Sheeran - aLonestar

In an interview with Josie Gibson, Ed stated:

“We’ve been working together since I was about 12, like, Jethro introduced pretty much, hip hop to me.”  – Ed Sheeran

“I remember him (Jethro) coming around my house with his Dad when I was about eight, with Eminem’s slim Shady LP.” – Ed Sheeran

“I used to come up to London when I was about 14, 15 and stay with Jethro in Boremwood and we were putting tracks together then.” – Ed Sheeran





Songs Featuring Jethro Sheeran and Ed Sheeran:
“Raise em up”
“Real Life”

Jethro’s collaboration with Chris Brown:
“Street Life”

The Van Gogh movie is being produced by Van Gogh historian, writer and film producer, Kira Madallo Sesay, through her company Kalliope Films

Kira Madallo Sesay - red carpet

Kira Madallo Sesay on IMDb: ​

“We’re delighted to have the immensely talented music producer, performer and songwriter, Jethro Sheeran, join us on our mission to honor Vincent Van Gogh and to raise awareness for suicide prevention via the film’s soundtrack.  We believe that Jethro has the talent and vision to usher this meaningful movie soundtrack to a level of artistry and deep meaning that Van Gogh would be proud of.” says Kira Madallo Sesay.

Bobby Deleon is Executive Producing “Van Gogh.”  Deleon is an executive at Johnny Depp’s company Infinitum Nihil and former manager of Depp’s iconic Hollywood club The Viper Room.  More producers and celebrity attachments will be announced soon.

Sadly, Vincent Van Gogh died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  In honor of Vincent’s struggle with Bipolar disorder, the goal of the Van Gogh movie soundtrack is to spread mental health awareness and to help prevent suicide.

Jethro Sheeran

Jethro Sheeran states, “I was so attracted to this movie ‘Van Gogh.’  The script has so much depth with feeling, art emotion and expression.”

He continues, “If I could write a song to make people feel through music that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we will get through it, save lives and help others, that is something I desire more than anything on this earth. To save just one person or help the whole world.“

The “Van Gogh” biopic is the result of over 7 years of on the ground research about Van Gogh.  In an effort to truly walk in Vincent’s footsteps, screenwriter producer, Kira Madallo Sesay, traveled to every location where Vincent, lived worked or visited.  As a result of this extensive research, new information about Vincent Van Gogh will be revealed in the film for the first time. Kira is also writing a book about Van Gogh.

Additionally, Kira has a luxury jewelry company in honor of Vincent Van Gogh’s art and humanitarian legacy.  10% of the profits of the jewelry sold, goes to suicide prevention charities and African educational charities in gold and diamond mining regions.  For more information please visit:

Jethro Sheeran is putting together an ensemble of celebrity musicians for the Van Gogh movie soundtrack to help share a message of hope and healing.  The singer, Simonna, will also be performing a song on the soundtrack to inspire and uplift those suffering from depression.


Photos courtesy of: Jethro Sheeran, Kira Madallo Sesay and Simonna.

Two New Limited-Edition Timepieces for Year of the Dragon – Arnold & Son

Luxury watch brand Arnold & Son introduces the Perpetual Moon 41.5 Red Gold “Year of the Dragon” and Luna Magna Red Gold “Year of the Dragon.” The year of the Wooden Dragon starts on February 10, 2024. In addition to a year of questioning and control, the dragon also represents negotiation and generosity.

The Arnold & Son Perpetual Moon 41.5 Red Gold and Luna Magna Red Gold models are issued in two colorways – blue and black. Each colorway is limited to only eight pieces each. Therefore, only 32 of these stunning timepieces will be available for collectors worldwide.


Arnold & Son showcases the traditional Chinese calendar, with a majestic dragon and the artistic crafts. Fine watchmaking, miniature sculpture, and gemstone craftsmanship make up the two versions of their new luxury watches. As a result, both limited edition watches feature an encounter between a dragon and the moon.

Resonance of the Gems
As a tribute to decorative horology, Arnold & Son dedicates the “Chinese Zodiac” with their amazing Luna Magna collection. Two versions are available. They both feature a large moon composed of red gold (5N) and pietersite or onyx. The moon is face to face with an impressive dragon in the same gold.

The features a large dial. It shows dragon landing. Plus it’s made from the same stone as the three-dimensional moon, namely pietersite or onyx. The first is blue with veining. The second is smooth, glossy and black. The off-center dial showing the hours and minutes is in white opal. Thus, a signature Arnold & Son gemstone.

Cambered Dragon
Just like the case that encloses it, the dragon is hand-engraved and sculpted from red gold (5N). Hence, the powerful body of the mythical creature wraps around the dial to its head.


According to the traditional Chinese calendar, 2024 is a prosperous and harmonious year. Arnold & Son marks this occasion with a sculptural flying dragon on a dial. This dragon shows against the aventurine glass. Its delicate sculpture includes countless hand-crafted details.

The majestic dragon has powerful feet, dissuasive claws, open maw, and whiskers flowing in the wind. As a result, it drifts between two worlds. With hand-painted shadows, the large, mother-of-pearl moon is overlaid with Super-LumiNova. It is against an aventurine glass sky. Plus, it’s surrounded by the constellations of the Great Bear and Cassiopeia. These are hand-painted and overlaid with luminescent material.

The Life of Luxury has partnerships around the world with luxury watch wholesalers and retailers. As a result, we can locate and offer almost every luxury watch brand and model available.

We hope you enjoyed reading the two new luxury watches from Arnold & Son. Be sure to return soon and follow the latest luxury watch news and product releases.

Photo: Arnold & Son

$200 Million Bugatti Art-Car Set To Smash Mercedes $142M World Record

Artist Jack Armstrong will unveil the World’s Most Expensive Car in Monte Carlo – his $200 Million Bugatti ‘X’ hypercar.

Scheduled for January 2025, it will celebrate Armstrong’s 50th Anniversary as an artist. As the founder of Cosmic ‘X’ Art, he worked with both Jean-Michel Basquiat and Andy Warhol at the start of his iconic career.

His painting ‘Warhol Naked‘ at $300 Million, along with his Cosmic ‘Starship’ Harley-Davidson motorcycle rate alongside the rarest modern objects in the world.

Cosmic Starship Harley-Davidson motorcycle

Million Dollar Harley Art For Collectors – By Jack Armstrong

The current world record, a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe was one of only two ever made.  It was sold from the Mercedes-Benz corporate museum in Stuttgart, Germany in May 2022 to a private collector for 141 million EUR (138 million GBP or 142 million USD). The record sale proceeds were used to establish the Mercedes-Benz Fund.

Armstrong’s Bugatti will be a “one-off” masterpiece that will crown his career records as a unique and internationally celebrated artist with the most expensive Bicycle, Motorcycle and Supercar in the world.
Most Expensive Bike In The World

His Tony Lama “Cosmic Cowboy Boots” are the world’s finest at $6 Million. The company is owned by his fellow Omaha, Nebraska native – Warren Buffett.  Armstrong is celebrated worldwide and recently featured in Esquire Magazine, Saudi Arabia.
Artist Jack Armstrong: The owner of the most expensive paintings in the world

Jack Armstrong Paintings and_Boots

Armstrong will include African artist Denis Mutabazi of Tanzania on the new Bugatti Art-Car. Armstrong has previously worked with Mexican Artist Jaime Carbo. He says: “Mutabazi is Africa’s most unique artist and he developed a one million bead art process that no one else can replicate.”
Denis Mutabazi – LinkedIn
Denis Mutabazi bead art

Ultimate Cosmic X Synergy: Jaime Carbo and Jack Armstrong Collaboration 

Armstrong states that Carbo in Mexico and Mutabazi in Tanzania, “are completely unique in the same iconic vein as Warhol and Basquiat in creating new concepts. I am most fortunate to collaborate with both. These two artists will become legends in the future and it’s an honor to work alongside them.”

As for creating the most expensive art objects in the world, Armstrong says, “Warhol would be amazed at his $195 Million ‘Marilyn’ record, plus Basquiat at $110 Million for his Blue Skull painting and with Da Vinci in top place at $450 Million.”

A Basquiat Sells for ‘Mind-Blowing’ $110.5 Million at Auction – The New York Times

Warhol Marilyn $195M. Andy Warhol’s Marilyn portrait sold for a record 195 million dollars – The National News

A Leonardo Made a $450 Million Splash. Now There’s No Sign of It. – The New York Times

Warhol Naked: $300M

Warhol Naked painting - Jack Armstrong

Armstrong states, “I will retire in 2025. My legacy is my art and the wonderful artists I worked with in my career. With only 100 paintings in the world, Cosmic ‘X’ Art is the world’s rarest and I believe will reach One Billion Dollars for each original painting in the near future.  I also offer sales in Bitcoin for my top collectors.”

Media links below:
Cosmic ‘X’ Art Collection – 2024 Price List
For Super Rich
Cosmic X 100 Magic

Cosmic X Magic 100 paintings - Warhol Naked on cover - Jack Armstrong

In closing, Jack Armstrong states, “I look forward to unveiling my $200 Million Bugatti in Monte Carlo next year.  It will magically descend from the sky, just as I did with my Harley-Davidson in 2010. Somewhere in art heaven, high above Monaco, I think Warhol and Basquiat will be smiling and watching this rarest Bugatti, descend to earth.”

“The Last Wizard”

The Last Wizard - Jack Armstrong painting

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Enjoy All That Italy Offers This Holiday Season – By Luxury Train

Each year, Italy is consistently one of the top luxury travel destinations in the world. For a truly VIP experience this winter, travel Italy by luxury train. Art cities, ski resorts, Christmas markets, quaint little villages and spa towns. Plus, Italian tourism has all manner of treats to offer even in the winter. Italy attracts millions of travelers from around the world.

Mass tourism to Italy is not solely reserved for the summer months. Therefore, the historical land of La Dolce Vita is also ready and waiting to welcome tourists over the winter. For example, the figures from the last winter season speak for themselves. 25 million incoming visitors and just under 72.2 million overnight stays. Yest, more and more foreigners find themselves captivated by the country’s ski resorts and enchanting little villages. As a result, a new record number of tourists from other countries being expected this year.

Truly unmissable winter destinations

Ski resorts are undoubtedly top of the list of most desirable holiday destinations. These include Cortina d’Ampezzo, Livigno, Bormio, Courmayeur and Bardonecchia. Locations with something to offer lovers of all winter sports. For example, downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and many more. But that’s not all, because the mountains are not the exclusive preserve of sports enthusiasts.

Take a luxury train to enjoy countless activities to be enjoyed in these little gems set in the highest peaks of the Italian Alps. Also, feast on wonderful cuisine. Foodies can seek hearty traditional flavors and to please a sophisticated palate in search of delicacy.

There are many ways to enjoy with a true Italian experience. It’s a cultural hub that offers visitors the opportunity to travel in authentic Italian style. For those looking to immerse themselves in all the Christmas magic of Italy, take a luxury train for convenient travel.

Winter Experience: excellent deals from the Passenger Hub

The most popular holiday destinations are increasingly easy to reach by luxury train. Passenger Hub of the FS Group is made up of Trenitalia, Busitalia, Ferrovie del Sud Est and FS Treni Turistici Italiani.

There are new links to ski resorts and tourist destinations in the mountains. Therefore, more travel solutions seamlessly integrated with train, bus and air connections. For mountain lovers, Trenitalia now offers new services running from Friday to Sunday for Oulx and Bardonecchia from Naples, Rome, Florence, Bologna and Milan.

Two new Frecciarossa trains a day will also serve Trento, Rovereto and Bolzano with departures from Rome, Florence and Bologna> Thus, a total of 12 Freccia trains per day, plus two new Frecciarossa trains will run from from Milan at weekends. Skiers can also reach the peaks of the Dolomites with Alleghe Link, a regional intermodal service that includes buses from Belluno to Agordo, Alleghe, Caprile and Arabba. Also, travelers from Milan can now hop aboard a Eurocity for an easy way to reach Switzerland. The memorable Swiss holiday season features Christmas markets in Zurich, Berne, Basel, Montreux, Lausanne and Geneva.

<h5>Treni Turistici Italiani: Cortina-bound “Espresso Cadore”</h5>

For a journey of pure relaxation and luxury, FS company Treni Turisti Italiani will be connecting Rome with Cortina d’Ampezzo. The company’s very first overnight luxury train will offer passengers exceptional levels of comfort. Choose from single or double sleeper cabins, with dinner and breakfast included in the cost of the ticket. Hence, travelers can also opt to be waited on with a luxurious dinner in the dining car. It is accessible by reservation, along with an all-night bar. Luggage and sports equipment will all travel on a securely supervised baggage car. They will be ready for collection at each station upon arrival.

The Life of Luxury can help you plan and book your entire luxury vacation to Italy. We provide the best luxury accommodations to provide a VIP experience you will never forget.

Festive Holiday Christmas Market in Munich, Germany

Christmas Market Munich, Germany is a wonderful annual event of culture, good food, drinks and holiday fun.

The Christmas Market, or Christkindlmarkt is one of the oldest held in all of Europe. The origins of the market can be traced back to the Nicholas Market, which started in 1310. Official records first make mention of it in 1642.

And today you can find some of the items originally available 400 years ago such as gingerbread, cotton children’s clothes and manger figurines.

Now the festival spreads across the vast Town Hall square, Marienplatz and offer the visitor holiday favorites such as warm spiced wine, hot cinnamon chestnuts, traditional Alpine and holiday music and every imaginable Christmas ornament and trinket to make decorating a special event.

There’s a long tradition in Munich, where everyone gathers around the Marienplatz, in the heart of the city, to listen to the Lord Mayor solemnly open the Christmas Market at 5:00 p.m. on the Friday before the first Sunday of Advent.

When the approximately 30-meter high Christmas tree sparkles in all its holiday glory as 2,500 traditional candles are lit, the aroma of Gluehwein (hot spiced wine) fills the air and angel hair glistens everywhere, then the Bavarian capital finally comes alive with the true magic of Christmas.

A stroll among the gaily decorated stalls is sure to get you into the holiday spirit. The sparkling festive ornaments, from traditional to modern, from miniature to bombastic, made of straw or pewter, are a delight for young and old. Many a guardian angel with gold-leaf wings will take flight as a special souvenir. The more than 140 stalls offer a wonderful array of toys and handicrafts, candles, ceramics and woodwork.

Delicious Tasting Champagne St. Barth Ouanalao

If you are looking for a delicious tasting champagne, then consider Champagne St Barth Ouanalao. Champagne is a sparkling wine that originates and is produced in the Champagne wine region of France. Since the late 1700’s, Champagne is a favorite for celebrations around the world.

Saint Barth (Saint Barthélemy is his full name) in the wonderful Caribbean is rich in vegetation, creeks and hillocks overlooking the sea. Hence, famous people like Madonna, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, during the ’80s and ’90s introduced the world to this little paradise. Since then, the island has become one of the most expensive and chic destinations in the world.

The history of Saint Barth

Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot on the island of Saint Barth in 1493. He gave it a special name, after his brother Bartholomew.

Saint Barth is in the small Caribbean Antilles and initially inhabited by indigenous people. They engaged in fishing but over the following centuries, the island of Saint Barth has witnessed the passage of many settlers. People from France, Sweden the Order of Malta have followed one another over the years. As a result, they all left their mark in small details. For example, the capital Gustavia is named after King Gustav.

Following the referendum of 1878, the island of Saint Barth comes under the control of France. Therefore, it introduced various traditions, laws and culture. In the scent of baguettes, you can hear passing by the boulangeries. Plus, in the typical dishes of French cuisine and charm transmitted by the locals. Lastly, in the elegant atmosphere that is perceived in every corner.

Saint Barth today

Today Saint Barth is an island for the few because. It is popular with designers, actors, models and photographers. All make this lush piece of land an elite travel destination. Prices of villas overlooking the sea reach astronomical figures. Also, hotels with less than 4 stars can be counted on the fingers of your hand. Yet, a trip to St. Barth should be a top priority for travelers.

If you do visit, then enjoy a glass of delicious tasting, Champagne St Barth Ouanalao.

The Life of Luxury can assist with all your luxury travel needs.  We offer VIP access to best luxury resorts and hotels around the world.

Bora Bora: 5 Memorable Things to Do in

Tropical Bora Bora has an official nickname of “The Romantic Island”.  This luxury destination provides amazing sunsets and gorgeous hidden beaches. In addition, as part of French Polynesia, the island is surrounded by a scenic barrier reef and lagoon.

Whether you want a romantic getaway or an outdoor enthusiast, this paradise island continues to be a top choice for travelers around the world. We want to share 5 memorable things to do during your visit.

1)  One the best thing to do in Bora Bora is take a catamaran with glass-bottom floor. To view nature underwater is an incredible experience. In addition, a luxury catamaran features shaded decks and a comfortable lounging area. There are multiple catamaran options to try. Each provides an ideal way to For example, you can spend an afternoon on a group charter or enjoy time alone with your loved one with a private charter.


beach huts

2) Make your dreams come true and relax on one of the many amazing tropical beaches on the island. It’s South Pacific living at its best. You can take on ocean views from the warm, powdery white sand. View crystal-clear waters and lush green mountains. Simply immerse yourself and soak in the warmth of the sun and enjoy a slice of natural beauty. Plus enjoy the many shops, restaurants and shopping.


undersea coral

3)  Snorkel and explore the amazing, colorful Coral Gardens. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, snorkeling here is a VIP experience that should not be missed. Begin with a short boat ride near the Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach Resort. Coral Gardens features spectacular coral and colorful fish. While under water, keep a look out for other sealife. For example, reef sharks, turtles and even sea rays.


sea turtle

4) On an outer island, the Lagoonarium is another terrific place to visit. This scenic logoon provides visitor the chance to view marine life up close. From sea turtles to sharks. Plus eagle rays and stingrays. Local guides oversee snorkelers to ensure safety.


whale tail

5) Seeing a whale in the ocean is a top Bucket List item for most people. Well, now you can have an opportunity in Bora Bora. Humpback whales migrate through the warm waters from July to November. Be sure to keep your eyes open and view a magical whale breach. You can view the whales from the beach or a boat tour. In addition, taking a helicopter ride is an option.

The Life of Luxury can help you plan your memorable trip. Enjoy a VIP experience to one of the most beautiful places on earth.

We hope you enjoy reading about Bora Bora and all that the tropical island offers. Return soon to learn about the top luxury travel destinations around the world.

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New Classic Tourbillon Meteorite Manufacture in Platinum Watch by Frederique Constant

In 2023, luxury brand Frederique Constant celebrate its 35th anniversary. In addition, it’s the 15th anniversary of its iconic Tourbillon calibre. For the occasion, the Maison has unveiled a Classic Tourbillon Meteorite Manufacture luxury watch in platinum. The new watch features a meteorite dial and limited to only 35 pieces.

For the first time, each individual timepiece is finished completely by hand. This undertaking is done by two Frederique Constant watchmakers, who’s goal is to ensure the highest degree of hand-finishing possible on the movement.

The Classic Tourbillon Meteorite Manufacture includes only 35 handcrafted and numbered pieces. This it’s the ultimate must-have watch. The cut-out in its dial at 6 o’clock reveals the Manufacture tourbillon created by Frederique Constant in 2008. It’s one of the few tourbillons available in a platinum case with a meteorite dial to be currently available on the market.

Another noteworthy fact is the entire hand-finishing of all the components of the movement. This exceptional and unprecedented achievement is the work of two watchmakers specializing in the Maison’s Manufacture and complication movements.

The watchmakers spent weeks using traditional instruments and tools, working on the meticulous finishing of each of the components. For example, a buff file for beveling and a hammer and punch for hand-punching. Also, 9-micron sandpaper for charbonnage of the frame (bridge) and the base of the tourbillon cage. Continuing, a single bridge alone requires between two and three days of work.

To ensure visual coherence with the color of the meteorite dial, the movement also sports a ruthenium finish. This is very rare for Frederique Constant and indeed in the watchmaking industry as a whole. Yet, all the more reason for adopting it here. Each engraving includes the timepiece’s individual number. It is rhodium-plated to ensure the characters stand out clearly.

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