A Designer Peace To Clean My Apartment

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As an indoor design aficionado, I’m always searching for aesthetically designed consumer electronics. It is thus naturally the Dyson Cyclone V10 came as the latest aesthetic addition to my apartment.

Usually, vacuums are large, ugly and have no place in my apartment’s design. In the past, I’d often hide the vacuum or would try not to be caught vacuuming by friends and family. Luckily, I discovered the Dyson Cyclone V10™ , which has made my life a lot easier. Now I don’t mind being caught vacuuming!

The Dyson Cyclone V10™  is surprisingly powerful for its size and can be stored anywhere in my apartment. However, its aesthetic design means that I can proudly display it in full view of everyone…it’s a real head-turner!

Summer is Just around the Corner - My Spring Workout

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Ideally located near Opéra with the other branch near Beaubourg, I consider L’Usine to be Europe’s Mecca of fitness. Designed by Christophe Delcourt, it has an aura of energy which has a way of getting you into the groove.

Since I don’t have time to spend hours at the gym coach Adrien France hammered out a quick muscle building program to whip me into shape. My goal like most men is to put on muscle while stripping away as much fat as possible.

Adrien has incorporated many bodyweight exercises into my routine, the benefit of which is I don’t have to be at the gym to do them. My training mainly focuses on the abs, back, and chest. After a fitness session, I relax at the spa with a massage and hammams.

My routine:

  • Bench press + pull up: 4 x 10
  • 1'30 rest
  • Ring pull + kettle Bell swing: 4 x 10
  • 1'30 rest
  • Back squat + shoulder press: 4 x 10
  • 1'30 rest
  • Jumping lunges (20 rep) + burpees (10)+ mountain climbers (60)+ push up (30) :
  • 3 set / No rest between

My Recommendation for the Best Christmas Gifts for Men

We are just weeks away from Christmas which is arguably one of the most anticipated holidays of the year. However, if you haven’t figured out what to get your brother, father, or boyfriend, then I have a couple of suggestions.

The Timberland Walcott Watch

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Timberland watches are for those who live their lives outdoors. Their rugged design mirrors the harsh terrain that they are meant to be used in. I like the fact that unlike other ruggedly built watches the Walcott looks beautiful and feels premium on the wrist. Plus, their selection of natural leathers and bright plastics help make them comfortable to wear.

L'homme Cologne Cedrat Collection Gift Box

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In my opinion, this is one of the best gift boxes for men. The collection is masculine and refreshing as it blends citrus notes of cedrat with those of wood spices and icy notes. L’Occitane puts in a great deal of research into developing great products, and this gift box just puts them all in one place.

The set contains:

  • 75ml L'Homme Cologne Cedrat  shampoo
  • 250ml L'Homme Cologne Cedrat Shower Gel 
  • 30ml L'Homme Cologne Cedrat Gel-Cream After-Shave
  • 50g L'Homme Cologne Cedrat Soap

Get celebrity treatment at Cures Marines Trouville Thalasso & Spa

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Cures Marines Trouville Thalasso & Spa shines with the ornate white stucco façade laden with a slate roof. The best view, in my opinion, is from the sea, which gives you an appreciation for its Belle Époque grandeur.

The interior has been completely reinovated with high ceilings, three floors of bedrooms, two levels of spa, and a bar and lobby. Jean-Philippe Nuel has pulled off a somewhat delicate and sophisticated combination of contemporary design.

The Thalasso & Spa

As a self-styled beauty connoisseur, one of the places I had to visit was the Luxury Spa managed by Thalassa sea & spa. It has a large catalog of facial treatments and body care. My personal favorite was the “Measure Beflow,” and the one I recommend. It is a body shape calculator which uses the latest technology to guide you on the best treatments for your needs.

If your face feels a little rough, you can try their Swiss cell facial. This is a deep facial with the help of many specialized creams. While you’re at it try the Chinese Tui Na. It combines traditional Chinese medicine to ease stress and fatigue.

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Food and Drink

Upstairs is where the Le 1912 restaurant puts a modern spin on local produce. The main specialties are fish and shellfish, but they also serve vegetables and Normandy beef.

The Le bar d’Eugène is hard to miss with its high ceilings and large windows the perfect setting to relax over a cocktail. Its affordable and I loved nibbling on a few tapas style snacks while taking in the surroundings.

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A Breath of Fresh Air in Stockholm

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It was my first time in Scandinavia despite having visited over 30 countries. I spent a week exploring Stockholm and the outer archipelago. Gamla Stan was one of my favorite parts of Stockholm owing to its unique Swedish architecture. The winding cobblestone streets were beautiful and I really like Stortorget for its famous buildings. Another great area especially for food and drinks is Södermalm, a well-known hipster hangout.

Heading out of Stockholm, it is surrounded by beautiful islands. My personal favorite was Vaxholm which is an hour’s trip by boat and is a nature lover’s paradise surrounded by red cabins. This was a great location to get some cool drone footage.

As a music and technology lover, no trip to Stockholm is completed without visiting Spotify’s headquarters. A company that needs no introduction, I was impressed with the large open floor space and really cool design. As a casual gamer, I loved the fact that Spotify has a full gaming room.

To top it off, my stay in Stockholm was made extremely comfortable by At Six Hotel. A brand-new hotel inspired by the Scandinavian design, I especially appreciated the all black room, where I slept like a baby. The fresh and generous breakfast was an amazing way to start the morning and get ready to explore. Don’t forgot to order a Fika on your way out!

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The Tediber Mattress Made My Dreams Come True!

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To me, sleep is one of the most important parts of my life. A good night’s sleep helps to gear me up for the day ahead by regenerating every cell in my body. Over the years I’ve tested many mattresses but none like the Tedibear mattress.

The Tedibear mattress fulfills its promise of being comfortable, firm and cozy. I tested out the mattress for 100 days, and I found it be exceptionally comfortable. My sleep improved and I felt refreshed every morning. The latex covering helps to insulate my body’s heat which keeps me warm and feeling cozy.

If you are looking for a great mattress, I will recommend the Tedibear Mattress mainly because you can try it out for 100 days. The company offers free delivery and free returns within the 100-day period. So, like me, you have nothing to lose but a good night’s sleep to gain!

Here is How Vitra Furniture Helped with Upgrading my Apartment!

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Many you guys already know that fashion is not my only passion. I love interior design and especially making my apartment cozy. Since the time I moved back to Paris around five months back, I wasn’t able to personalize my space the way I wanted. But with help from Vitra, I’ve realized my dream space!

My focus is mainly on refurnishing with smart, elegant and timeless designs. By adding just a few pieces like their RAR Chair by Charles & Ray Eames, LTR Table, Eye Coffee mug, corniches and my all-time favorite the Sunburst Clock, I’ve managed to add a touch of class to my humble abode.

Vitra is a brand whose designs are heavily copied, and many have come across it without even knowing who the original design belongs to. In most cases, it’s a copied from Vitra. Though they are copies, none match the brand’s attention to detail and quality.

Vitra is the only brand able to draw products via a culmination of ideas from well-known designers like Charles & Ray Eames, Verner Panton, and George Nelson. It is why I chose the brand to make my apartment look and feel more contemporary and comfortable.

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La Frange à l’Envers Makes Fashion Affordable for All

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La Frange à l’Envers is a venture that sells second-hand designer clothing for men and women. While it may come across as a conventional thrift store to many people, the primary difference is that it focuses on fashion.

La Frange à l’Envers is founded by two sisters Coralie, and Anne-Sophie both of whom are extremely passionate about fashion. They share a desire of selling high-quality products that everyone can afford. The goal is to put high-quality clothing within the reach of everyone, and so far, the startup has already started gaining momentum.

The company caters to both men and women in search of fashionable clothing from well-known brands. Fashion lovers can find a large selection of excellent clothing which are housed in their 120m2 space in the heart of 11th arrondissement: 81, rue Saint-Maur 75011 Paris.

Brands available include Maje, Sessun, Isabel Marant, The Kooples, Opening Ceremony, Sandro, etc. Finally, La Frange à l’Envers has an online store enabling people to shop and have the items delivered to their doorstep.

P:S: I will be leaving a couple of outfits at the store so that my followers, readers and fans can enjoy wearing them too.

My Experience with the New Alfa Romeo Stelvio in the Beautiful French Alps

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I have just returned after spending a week in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. I stayed at the luxurious Le Hameau Abert Premier, which granted me a beautiful view of the Mont Blanc range every morning.

At an altitude of 3,478ft Chamonix is connected via a network of winding roads. So, I needed a car that could handle the challenge of steep climbs with ease. I opted for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV, known for its excellent grip, engine response and great handling experience. Plus, I was instantly attracted by its aggressive, sporty look.

Upon entering the dashboard swoops around to envelop the driver. The design details were striking from the time I entered. Take the steering wheel for instance which feels so premium and comfortable. The Alfa Romeo embossed seats, the cluster panel and overall feel of the car is so Alfa male. Though the feature I like most about the Stelvio is the start/stop button conveniently located on the steering wheel.

The Stelvio performed better than I could imagine. Its excellent road grip and quick acceleration allowed me to swoop around hair-pin curves and climb steep roads with ease. Never did the engine feel it was losing power or the suspension slipping because of frost on the roads. It is why the Stelvio is now my favorite SUV!

Chilling, Relaxing and Snowboarding Session in Megève

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After a long year of working and traveling the world for business I need some time to unwind. Few places are as refreshing as Megève. The tall snowcapped mountains are home to 300kms of slopes. The perfect setting for suiting up with Fusalp Snowboarding Outfit, dusting off my gear and snowboarding all day long.

I found the perfect spot at the Lodge Park. An upscale Alpine log cabin which resembles something out of the African Savanna. Ideally located in the heart of the village, next door to the chairlifts meant that I spent most of my time snowboarding. The indoor sauna, pool, gym and spa bath gave me the luxury of sitting back and enjoying my nights against a backdrop of natural beauty.

My choice for clothing was influenced by my urge to try something different and the Fusalp brand is as innovative as it can get. My girlfriend and I agreed that the brand’s Snowboarding Outfit would be perfect to insulate us from the sharp contrasting cold we were faced with outside. The streamlined cut and usage of exotic materials result in a light, skin hugging and insulating winter clothing. Regardless of how much you roll, fall or slip in the snow it does not get wet, tear or restrict moment. Above all its stylish, making you look cooler on an unusually cold day which is always a big plus!

2016 was a very busy year so deciding to kick off 2017 with a long overdue vacation has set me off on the right path!