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Tesla X Laurent Sebastian

Hey Guys,

Hoping you are all doing well! It has been a while since I have published something on my blog. I have been insanely busy lately, but today I will show you something really awesome!

As most of you know I have a huge passion for automotive and i an really talk about this for hours if nobody stops me lol. I am always very amazed about how fast the car industry has developed lately when it comes to efficiency, design and intelligence. Tesla is one of these game changers who to my opinion opened a new era in the automotive.

The Interior is just jaw dropping.

This is really one of the greatest projects that I have been working on the last months, before the moment pick-up of this amazing Tesla itself. Last week I had the privelige to meet at the Tesla HQ in Asmterdam and see the amazing company and ofcourse to pick up my Tesla Model X, My first impression of the Model X was just jaw dropping, the design, the features and ofcourse the iconic wing doors. (Falkon doors ) Tesla is following the crowd in producing a sporty and luxurious SUV, it has distinctive looks and there’s plenty of innovation underneath, too. This includes Autopilot, electrically operated ‘falcon wing’ rear doors and a range that can top 500KM. While the Tesla can be a near-silent friend of the environment, it can also go from 0 to 100 in such a fast time. Turst me this Tesla is as fast such as a Porsche Cayenne.

Batmobile?


Biggest GPS screen (17 inch) in the automotive market.

TOP CAR  AND SUPERCHARGING

To me this is the ultimite Tesla at the moment, It is fast, has a strong design and it is so easy in use. I believe this car is made to not let you think or be stress, it basically takes over the work behind the wheel. One thing that really suprised me that the switch from driving gasoline to 100% electric is really small. You don’t really notice this after drving this car for a day, you get really used to driving electric. Also Tesla has build so many Supercharge stations where you can quickly charge your Tesla to 100% (500KM) in just 40 minutes. A good thing about this is that it is free for Tesla drivers who are on the go and need to fill up quick. Plus these Supercharge stations are ALWAYS located at Hotels/Restaurants spots to have a snack/coffee or work a little on your laptop while charging your Tesla. Tesla is still expanding the locations of Supercharge stations, and yes is it possible to cruise to the South of France.



Loads of Space

AUTOPILOT

This Tesla comes with Autopilot which is 100% safe. There were stories out there that there were fabric faults etc. This is untrue. I have experiences the Autopilot myself and i could only recommend this to Tesla buyers. It allows you to cruise relax on long distances and when you need to have phonecalls etc. Also the Autopilot system warn you every 30 seconds to touch the steering wheel to still keep active behind the wheel and prevent accidents ( Minimum chance btw) In the worst case the Tesla drives itself automatically to the side of the road or highway. It has many camera’s and sensors to check the positions of the car and other drives. ( The Falcon doors (WING) are also not fully opening when you are in a low and tight parking lot, to avoid damages on the door. Thank god for technology and sensors.

Biggest front window in the automotive.

TESLA APP AND FEATURES

The Tesla app is just amazing, it allows you many things to control from a distance. You can heat all 6 seats in the car, steering wheel headed and the climate of the car in general. Also it can allow you to drive the car back or forward ( Incase you a parked in a very tight spot). The app allows me to check the % of the battery of the car and incase how many minutes left of the supercharging. it sends me text when the car is fully charged etc. I can find spots to charge with this app aswell and it will automatically navigate me to this spot. Will tell more about this on Instagram later with visual content as i could talk about the features for days! LOL

Just one click away on the Tesla app to control many car features.

My Tesla Model X comes with ( To long list to name them all) :

  • 6 seat configuration ( Extra cupholders and console for the passengersin the back)
  • Autopilot
  • Suspension system ( Allows me to lower and higher the car at any time)
  • Media system ( Spotify intergration, WIFI, USB ports, bluetooth, 17 audio speakers)
  • GPS/MAPS realtime
  • Full LED lights system
  • LED ambiant light system interior
  • Automatic doors


CONCLUSION

I am just really blown away about the intelligence, safety and design of this futuristic car. And to be honest I could really recommend everyone driving electric, it drives so comfortable and yet fast. It saves you allot of money in many aspects of taxes etc.

You can check more information about the Tesla Model X and other Tesla cars by clicking HERE.

All shots are taken with my Canon EOS80D with a 55MM lens.

Hope you enjoyed this blogpost

Laurent

Intercontinental Hotel Düsseldorf

As I travel around the world I always try to find the Hotels with the best location and comfort..…. So when traveling to Dusseldorf this time I decided to stay at the Intercontinental Dusseldorf. They invited me to try out one of their new suites as they just did a major renovation. The timing was perfect as I was planning to do some Christmas shopping in Germany, plus the Intercontinental is located on the main shopping street called königsallee. I totally loved the neighborhood!

My room was really spacious although I they booked the ‘Executive room’ for me. That huge bed was amazing to just rest in after long days of photo shoots, meetings and shopping. And no, they didn’t have a complimentary Hermes goodie bag on the bed, that was some shopping I left there, haha.

(The Bathroom)

There was plenty of space in some really original storage designs that I assume vary from room to room. My room actually had an extra room which was the walk-in closet, including a seat to select my outfits on a comfortabel way.

(The Walk in closet was a big plus)

The bathroom was very spacious including a tub, rainshower and a seperate shower plus a spacious sink to storage all my beauty products. A big plus was the huge mirror which is rare in Hotels these days.

Thank you for having me Intercontinental Dusseldorf!

More information about the Intercontinental Hotel

Click here

Laurent

Sleeping under the stars at 7 Hotel Paris ****

Hi Guys,

Hoping you are all doing well. I just returned from my trip to Paris which was amazing as always! I always love to go to Paris in Spring and fall, one of the most beautiful seasons in Paris. Anyway let’s go straight to the subject, my Hotel experience in Paris. For this trip i had the opportunity to stay at the 7 Hotel in Paris, a 4 star Boutique Hotel.

A Romantic Boutique Hotel near the Latin Quarter The Hotel Seven offers guests a peaceful retreat from the bustle of the city with its elegantly furnished patio. The cozy wooden-decked inner courtyard features comfortable rattan sofas and armchairs ideal to enjoy a morning coffee, a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap at the end of your long Parisian day. I like that this Hotel is something different from ordinary Hotels, the interior is so modern and the rooms are all different so non of the rooms has the same interior. BIG PLUS the rooms with the star ceilings, it is so elegant and peaceful and makes you relax. The beds are absolutely comfortable and have an overload of pillows which makes it extra comfy!

Even the walls are designed with lights in it which gives the room a very luxurious And romantic touch. I mostly get annoyed by the small bathrooms in Hotels as they are mostly designed for 1 person. Well, In the 7 Hotel there is plenty of space for 2 persons in the rooms. My room had a HUGE rain shower behind the bed with 2 entrances with individual sinks, one for him and one for her. One other aspect that i like about the 7 Hotel is the location. Location is EVERYTHING in Paris and any other city in the world. The metro is right on the block and there are plenty of Ubers to catch in this hip neighborhood. (The Louvre is 10 min by Metro)

 

The breakfast in the 7 Hotel is excellent ans i have no complains about it. I choose to have breakfast in bed as i like to wake up slowly on my trips without company. You can honestly order anything you like and they will check if they have the products in house to prepare the meal! Conclusion: This Hotel is definitely worth booking as you check the comfort, location and luxury touch. The prices are good and really meet the comfort that you get.

 

More information about 7 Hotel Paris 

Website

https://sevenhotelparis.com/en/

 

Best,

 

Laurent

 

 

 

Mercedes C-Class – Starsky Squat

 

 

 

Hey Guys,

As you might have seen, I picked up my brand new Mercedes C-Class last week at the Mercedes-Benz Mechelen dealership. I have the amazing opportunity to test this car for a period! Starsky Belgium made this opportunity possible as a known PR agency for known media figures and Celebrities. Big thanks.

My first impression of the C- Class break was actually very positive as i am personally not a big fan of station wagons. But Mercedes nailed it to make this break so sportive and state of the art because of the modern body game. The C-Class has been on the market for while but it has recently been updated Face lift) with some cool features. First thing you will see is the amazing LED laser lights and the enormous front which make this car a true’Beast.

It has been a week now that i am driving the C-Class and i absolutely have no complaints neither things that I would change about this car. It is efficient, dynamic and elegant in the same time. I named some favorite features below.

Command Online (Live traffic NAVI) (Handy to escape jams)
Full digital cockpit (It gives such a powerful and sportive view)
Sportive exterior
360 Degrees parking camera ( It parks itself)

I could go on and on about the things I like about the car, which I will do for sure in the coming weeks but now it’s time for you to check some photo’s.

 

 

Enjoy

 

Best,

 

Laurent

 

Thalys X Laurent Sebastian

Hey Guys,

Hope you are all doing well! Sorry for not posting new blogposts, but my travel schedule is crazy at the moment.  That’s also the reason why this blogpost is about the ‘Thalys’ the high-speed train. In collaboration with  Thalys we booked a press trip to Paris. As most of you know I often visit Paris for business and for the amazing pastries! I have traveled to Paris in every way possible such as plane, car and train. The first two options were not the best. By car it takes you hours and eventually you will get into a big traffic jam in Paris. By plane you will have to check in 2 hours beforehand and you are limited in carry-on luggage. Plus you have to go through customs with all your luggage and be in a line for hours. The Thalys also has customs but they are not active on every train destination.  (As train stations are already heavily secured)

 

The great advantages of Thalys Premium class

  • Fast Wifi
  • Personal catering
  • Daily papers and magazines ( Catching up with the latest gossips and news)
  • Taxi service ( The crew can make a reservation for a taxi to pick you up at the destination)
  • Acces to The Thalys lounges ( A big plus as you can relax there before departure and by arrival to have more privacy and relax)
  • Comfort seats 
  • Privacy

My departure was from Antwerp- Central station which is a pretty cool station with beautiful architecture. The great thing about traveling with Thalys is that you have to be at the station 15 minutes before departure. It takes about 2 hours to get into Paris from Antwerp with the Thalys. Paris (Gare de Nord) is really central located. The whole trip to Paris was very relaxed, the catering was good and I could work on my laptop in all privacy. By arrival in Paris the taxi was waiting for us as Thalys booked our taxi in advance. I can really recommended this as it saves you time and stress

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The catering is actually pretty good as Thalys offers a wide range of healthy dishes. In the train itself there is also a bar where you can buy snacks or drinks in case you want to stretch your legs.

 

I want to thank Thalys for the press trip in Premium class and the great service.

 

If you are planning to visit Paris click here to see Thalys tickets.

 

All best,

 

Laurent

BMW 4 Series Grand Coupe

Hi Guys!

 

You haven’t heard from me in a while. I got a lot of questions regarding the Bmw 4 series Grand Coupe. And since this was also one of my favorite experiences, here’s a new post about it ! A week ago I went to the Bmw dealership Nobracars to pick up this beast! Robbert my contact person at Nobracars dealership took me outside to introduce me to the car. First word was woow! I was actually blown away once I saw this car in front of me, it really is masculine. (M power package). Even better!  First things first was having a chat together with Robbert inside the car about all the features that this car has to offer ( Which will be to many to name) As you might have noticed already: I’m a complete car-addict

I took the car on a road trip to really feel and experience it with all its features and of course power! My first stop was in Antwerp as I had some really nice locations in mind to shoot some content. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t with me at the time. First impression of this car whilst driving to Antwerp: amazing! I discovered why they called this model the Grand coupe, it is a 5 doors car but it feels like you are driving a sports car. It has this smooth aerodynamic and luxurious expression.

 

 

Details about his car

BMW 4 SERIE GRAN COUPÉ 420DA HIGH EXECUTIVE M SPORT

It is full options and has many cool features, I will name some of my favorites as there are too many in this car.

 

  • The 19 inch rims
  • LED light package
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • BMW Head-Up Display
  • Hifi System
  • ConnectedDrive Services included BMW Online
  • Lane Change Warning
  • Sportseats

 

After spending the day in Antwerp I went to Dusseldorf as this is one of my favorite cities in Europe. It has many things to offer such as nice restaurants, awesome locations to shoot and a great city Centre. After spending some driver hours in this car I came to the conclusion that this car never gets boring. This car works with a BMW Efficient Dynamics. This allows you to choose from several ways to drive:

Comfort ( which is the usual way to drive)

Eco pro ( Perfect to drive more efficient as the car will safe fuel. Perfect for driving in traffic jams or cities)

Sport mode (More aggressive acceleration and you can use the flippers behind the steering wheel)

 

 

After approaching the German autobahn it was time to release the beast (in proportions of course as I was not in the mood for tickets) I switched from the automatic gear to manual gear with the flippers on the steering wheel. (Sport mode) This was absolutely amazing it is impressive how fast this car reacts, it is very easy to control the car on high speeds. It sometimes feels that this car is driving on rails. After arriving in Dusseldorf I found this location at the Hyatt Hotel which is located in the industrial/harbor part of the city. This was perfect as I wanted to take drone videos and shots with my DJI Inspire V2. The weather wasn’t with us (To much wind), so I decided to switch to my Canon camera to make shots. So you could tell I was not loving this start of the day with the drone, but don’t worry I got something else for you in this blogpost.

 

The thing that I also really admire in this car is the Bmw connected drive system it has so much to offer. It is basically you’re mobile office. It is connected to your phone and enables you to read your daily emails, apps etc. It even has a WIKI app which allows you to see a list of cultural things to do (depending on the current location). Restaurants/hotels/bars in it as well. The entertainment system is to control by touchscreen or the classic idrive button. The other great innovating thing is that the car offers several driving profiles, think about an individual configuration of your car settings. The seat position, the interior lights, entertainment system you can all customize this to your own preferences. Bmw also introduced a Spotify integration system which gives a better experience to listen to your personal playlists on Spotify! Yaaay no more IPhone cables! Using the 4-series’ you simply use the iDrive controller to bring up the Connected Drive menu and you will see the Spotify logo coming up with available apps.

 

( Taken by my DJI Inspire 2 drone)

You can find all information about the car here.

NobraCars Uden Bmw

And now enjoy the photos of my days. Hope you like them.

 

Best,

 

Laurent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COQ Hotel Paris

Finding a Hotel in Paris can be such a struggle sometimes, especially around this time of the year when the holiday season is around the corner. The first thing what goes on in my mind is the location when I book a Hotel, you want to be close to everything and if possible a 5 star rate within the budget. Well the COQ Hotel can offer most of it for a good price!

I got the Deluxe-Room booked for my stay at the COQ Hotel in Paris. This is the most luxurious room that the Hotel offers to their guests. What I like about this room is that it really feels as home and not like a standard Hotel room which we all know the image off. The room has warm colors and even fashionable books in the room + a little desk which I used for editing my photos on my notebook. The Deluxe-room offers: High speed WIFI, a Nespresso machine with cups, Rituals shower products and airconditioning. The biggest plus in this room is the closet, it offers so much space for my clothing and accessories because I hardly travel light. If you are coming with your partner, you will love the shower as it has space for 2!

I got the Deluxe-Room booked for my stay at the COQ Hotel in Paris. This is the most luxurious room that the Hotel offers to their guests. What I like about this room is that it really feels as home and not like a standard Hotel room which we all know the image off. The room has warm colors and even fashionable books in the room + a little desk which I used for editing my photos on my notebook.  Extra things which come with the Deluxe-room are: High speed WIFI, a Nespresso machine with cups, Rituals shower products and airconditioning. The biggest plus in this room is the closet, it offers so much space for my clothing and accessories because I hardly travel light. If you are coming with your partner, you will love the shower as it has space for 2!

 

Every room in the COQ hotel Paris is unique, they all have a different color contrast and style. This makes the stay more personal and private. Besides this there are signs throughout the hotel with #Hashtags which makes it up to date and a real blogger hotel! Attached to the main entrance there is a small brasserie which makes it possible for you to take snacks, breakfast or lunch whenever you feel like it. (Included in the price). And once you finish this you can either go for some fresh air in the garden which has rabbits :), or you can join other guests at the private cinema that the COQ Hotel offers. Everything is close by the Hotel, the Metro to the city Centre is on the corner and supermarkets or fast-food restaurants are all on walking distance from the Hotel.

As I’m 1.92 cm tall I love a bathroom with space. If you are looking for a fashionable and hip place in Paris to stay I would recommend you to book a room at the COQ Hotel in Paris. It’s really a cozy Hotel with that extra touch of attention to the guests, besides having an amazing interior wich all bloggers would dream of! The price, service and location of this Hotel are perfectly in balance.

For this trip I took my Trunks company suitcase with me, it is customized with my initials on it and a red velvet interior! It is a cabin format which makes it accessible to take on the airplane with you.

Laurent

 

 

 

 

Maison Caulieres X Laurent Sebastian

Over a year ago I got introduced to Maison Caulieres in Paris, which is basically my second home when you scroll through my Instagram. I got invited by the owner/friend to take lunch in the boutique located in one my favorite neighborhoods in Paris called ‘Montmartre’. The first thing that really got my attention is the eye for detail in the boutique, it’s really minimalistic and classy. The presentation of the products in these colorful packages is just beautiful. The boutique is like a living room full with different product lines of Maison Caulieres, from body scrub to hand crème. Once you open the door to the back of the store you will find a beautiful office with a cozy fireplace and books full of the heritage of the brand. I got a whole introduction from Xavier about the ingredients of the products and the strong French heritage of the family. Did you know the Maison Caulieres family at first was specialized in producing their own honey for about 100 years!

 

After smelling and using many of the oils and body products I got a deja vu. The aroma of some of the products were so intense and familiar that it reminded me of some great memories. Maison Caulieres believes that the products are all made for body, mind and soul, which makes sense to me as the whole body is connected with different nerves. I also got to tell that the natural ingredients such as honey, oils and sunflower are beneficial for your skin of course but also for your health! Ps. Queen Elizabeth II the Queen of England is also using the products that must say enough about the quality and image of Maison Caulieres.

 

Another great thing about Maison Caulieres is that it is exclusively working with Rosewood Hotels & Spa’s all over the world. Wich are leading Hotels and known for its luxury and outstanding service. Back in 2014 Maison Caulieres launched its products in London in one of the oldest department stores called Fortnum & Mason. This is just one of the places where the products are displayed cause Hong-Kong and Dubai are on te list aswell. But this year it started one of the most beautiful collaborations with the most luxurious hotel in Paris called Hotel de Crillon. I can really tell that I’m a daily user of the products now and I keep stocking it up every month. One of my favorites is the body scrub called ‘Richesse des sous-Bois’, I use tis scrub once a week and it really gives you a clean velvet skin. I can keep talking about Maison Caulieres and my experience with it, but I think it is time for you to try it out after reading this blog.

 

Welcome, Bienvenue, Welkom

Bonjour,

Permettez-moi de me presenter…

Welcome to my personal blog! Here i’m going to share all of my new travels, my personal hotspot, menswear and life in Paris and The Netherlands. Fast-Forward as we are today, I present myself as a succesfull, proud entrepeneur, model, blogger,…  I would like to share all my experiences with all of you!

 

Laurent

 

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