Tag: Luxury

Niccolò P. London

Hey guys,

We are mid July and summer is in its full glory after some serious heatwaves last week. The time of the year to wear the finest outfits on holidays and events, but are these outfits always that comfortable? From my experience wearing several designers clothes it is not always made of the best materials and the fits can be a disaster sometimes. The fit of polo’s and shirts can be very boxy sometimes and the buttons feel plastic sometimes.

Wearing the Slate Grey ‘Ultra-Soft’ Polo Shirt, Egyptian Mako Cotton

I got in touch with Niccolò P. several months ago to have a look at the collection and tailored made polo’s for the summer season. Niccolò P. is launched in May 2018 as a more structured approach to polo shirts: polos smart enough to take you from relaxed meeting to the rooftop bars of the city and from airport lounge to poolside.We talked about fabrics, fits and designer clothing which is not always the best on the market. As I am a huge fan of tailored clothing this was the right adres for me. I like my button shirts, polo’s and T shirts tailored on the shoulders and chest with a looser end on the bottom to keep it fresh and ventilated. Nicolò P. is a London based tailor specialized in classy menswear with the focus on Shirts and Polo’s. A little issue that I have with clothing is that I am 1,92cm tall and am pretty masculine on the shoulders and chest which makes it often hard to select the right sizing and tailor for me. Most problems are on the sleeve lengths and the length of the items itself , seams could cause an irritation on my skin in same cases. Niccolò P. uses the finest natural materials available anywhere in the world with bespoke-level details in classic style and a contemporary fit.

Italian Craftsmanship

Each polo is made using only cotton knitted in Montebelluna, a region of Italy renowned for fine textiles. West Indian Sea Island, Egyptian Mako and Supima cotton varieties are used, all of which are extra long staple cottons guaranteeing you a smooth, soft feel second to none. Fabrics are custom-dyed from over 2,300 colour options.

Wearing the Amalfi Blue ‘Ultra-Soft’ Polo Shirt, Egyptian Mako Cotton

Details fabric
• Contemporary fit, true to size 
• 100% Mako cotton in a double-jersey knit with a mercerised finish
• Fabric weight: 190 gsm 
• Suitable for wear year-round
• Australian MOP buttons 
• Internal Niccolò P. label 
• Mid-length front placket 
• Fabric knitted in Italy 
• Garment sewn in Portugal 

The polo’s are all made of the finest materials which makes it really pleasant to wear them during this summer season. The polo’s ventilate and are perfect to wear on the office and my holidays as they are dressed and easy to combine with a chino or short finished with a pair of loafers.

More information:

Click here to get to the website of Niccolò P.

Happy summer

Laurent Sebastian

Talentless by Scott Disick

Hey all,

Quick update. Summer is here and this means an all new summer wardrobe for this season, shoes, loafers and menswear of course. I personally like to switch styles on a daily base, from casual to classy menswear. Depending on what’s in my agenda on a daily base I like to dress myself as much related to the event etc. Still classic menswear is my favorite. But in downtime it is always nice to wear a casual look paired with a good pair of jeans and sneakers.

I recently got in touch with my connections in Los Angeles and got across Talentless a brand that is recently started by Scott Disick ( Aka Kourtney Kardashians her ex) or as I know him as Lord Disick. I like the name Talentless as it is really a smash into the face of haters and anti social media people out there. Who ever thought they got that far right with a reality show? The menswear from Talentless is made of ultra soft cotton and made for casual days. From Tracksuits to T-shirts and hoodies. Also I love the fact that 3% of each sale will be donated to the cancer support organization.

In this blogpost I have included 1 of the 4 outfits that I got form Talentless, totally in love with the red vintage color for this season.Cut and dyed from our premium heavyweight cotton, the basic hoodie gets the crystal treatment in this unique small-batch release of low-immersion dyed garments. It is released In honor of Scott Disick its birthday. I love a good hoodie on a breezy summer afternoon or when it cools down on summer evenings paired with a good pair of jeans and sneakers.

What do you think of this first look of Talentless? More looks will be published over the summer season including several tops. All shots are made with the Canon Eos77D with a EF 50mm lens.

The second item that I wear is a basic T-Shirt from the T-shirt line that is produced for Scott Disick it’s birthday. This shirt is cut from premium weight, pigment dyed, and potassium-finished 100% cotton for an ultra-soft feel and perfect relaxed fit.

All details of the outfit can be found on my Instagram Page or visit the website of Talentless by clicking here

Enjoy,

Laurent Sebastian

Ineo Switzerland

Hi Guys,

Hoping you are all doing well! I just had a really busy period of press trips and shoots, but I am great! I want to tell you more about Ineo Switzerland in this blogpost, a new brand focused on skincare for men. It all started with an idea and vision of a brother & sister who saw an opportunity in the men’s cosmetics/skincare.

In Latin it means ‘ I understand, I launch myself into’ Get started and take care of yourself. Ineo Switzerland uses wealth of natural resources in Switzerland which makes the products even more environmentally friendly.

Ineo Switzerland and their commitment:

Promise: The Science & Natural alliance at the service of efficiency!

Style: Resolutely masculine style packages, designed for travel, bathroom or sport. Light, practical and hygienic to better protect your products.

Digital: Available online so that you can have them 24 by 7, save time and get them at the best possible price.

I started to use their range of products this month and can already tell that I noticed improvements on my skin. The 3 most common products that I use are the Face moisturizer , Multi-actions serum and the eye contour which I will tell you more about.

Face moisturizer

The Face moisturizer from Ineo is perfect for daily use and I apply this on a clean face in the morning. It keeps my face 24 hours hydrated and has this fresh and light texture which makes it perfect for the spring/summer season. Composed of hyaluronic acid, as well as its dedicated complex of fruit extracts: apple for hydration, peach for purification and grapefruit for a tonic early morning !

Eye contour

The eye contour is perfect for daily use in combination with the Moisturizer or Serum that you apply in the morning. The eye contour is a fresh serum that you apply underneath your eyes when you think your face needs a little boost after travels or a long night. The eye contour serum has no perfume or shine added and penetrates quickly and has an immediate effect. Without forgetting its masculine plant complex, which aims to be soothing and activator of micro-circulation. The end effect is that you have brighter eyes and less darker circles beneath your eyes.

Face Serum Multi-Actions

I use this Face serum on a daily morning routine after washing my face. This Multi-Action Face Serum provides my skin with a protective and non shiny film. The Multi Action Serum does not have the texture of a cream neither a cream or a gel, only the concentration of daily benefits. precious red snow algae, blackcurrant buds extracts and of course hyaluronic acid are at the heart of this Serum. I already could tell differences of my skin within 2 days. The Serum helps my skin to revitalize and focus on flexibility.

I use the products on a daily base and could really recommend these products to men. The products show their affect within 48 hours already.

Laurent Sebastian

Conclusion

As a modern men who is really active on skincare I would definitely recommend these products. Especially the 3 products that I mentioned in this blogpost are beneficial for your skin on a daily base. If you want a fresh, flexible and vitamin boost for your skin these are the right products, also to prevent eye puffiness.

You can find more information about Ineo Switzerland and their products by clicking here.

All the best,

Laurent

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

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

 

 

 

Nobis Hotel Stockholm X Laurent Sebastian

Hey guys!

As you have seen in my last blogpost i was in Stockholm last week for Kronaby Sweden. The launch of a new collection and the reveal of the new global ambassador were central in this trip! What i want to share with you in this blogpost is the amazing Hotel that hosted me during my business trip in Stockholm. The Nobis Hotel which is one of the best premium Hotels out there. Nobis Hotel is located in the very heart of the city centre.  The perfect place for international business travellers and gourmet seekers. The hotel is a living space where the scenery is designed for each moment of the day.

Upon arriving at the Nobis Hotel there was a welcoming gift waiting for me from the Kronaby family. A brand new watch from the new collection for 2018! I first thought it was a gift from the Nobis Hotel as it really matched the interior lol..:)

( The Room)

The spaces which are really a highlight in this Hotel are the lobby and the gold bar. The bar is in a black and gold theme and has mirrors throughout the whole space, which makes it very cool! The lobby is something completely different, it represents silence and peace as it is full with daylight. The interiors are not loud, flamboyant or self-righteous, but toned-down and discreet.

( Arsante of Sweden document bag)

The fully equipped gym has daylight and views over the atrium. Walls are held in light colours with turquoise curtains overlooking one of the two courtyards of the hotel. I started my mornings in the gym to maintain my routine that i have back home, and would finish it with a sauna session to start the day off right.

The relaxation area is equipped with both dry and steam sauna in white carrera marble. Facial treatments and massages are available for guests staying in the hotel and initially held in the guest rooms. What i loved about my own room is the fully marble bathroom. It looked absolutely luxurious and timeless and it gives you this spa feeling with luxury products from Byredo.

 

I would really recommend this Hotel if you are planning to come to Stockholm. It has so much comfort and luxury to offer for a city trip.

 

Hope you enjoyed this blogpost

 

All the best

 

Laurent

 

Arsante of Sweden and traveling

Hey guys,

 

As you might have noticed it has been a while since I wrote a blogpost here. Lately I have been incredible busy with projects and travels. One of them was the Marathon of Paris but I will tell you more about that later on my blog. What is really important in this blogpost is the travel luggage. Because I personally dislike to carry too much with me during travels and even on a casual day I don’t want to carry too much with me.

 

I always had one of my Louis Vuitton Keepalls with me in the past, because they are multifunctional and it matches with every outfit. The disadvantage of this bag is that you get jealous faces sometimes and perhaps attract attention from people with wrong intentions (Especially on International train stations). It made me think of using other bags for these situations to keep a low profile instead of wearing my Louis Vuitton and Hermes bags, I discovered Arsante of Sweden a Swedish brand who provides the finest quality in luxury briefcases, handbags and accessories. One thing that I imediately discovered was the eye for detail, each bag comes with a dust bag and box. This gives it a timeless and luxurious twist. You can really tell Arsante of Sweden has a good old on the go luxury bag where comfortable style has materialized in design dominated by clean shapes, minimalism, and excellent quality. A funny detail is that he silver pullers on these bags are exclusively handcrafted from vintage airplanes.

 

I could really feel and see the honest use of the best letter in the world. It’s very genuine leather and will last for a lifetime. Timeless, ascetic elegance is a sophisticated element to your work life. And the most important the bags are low profile and only the experts will see that this is an absolute luxe bag. I have 2 different models from Arsante of Sweden, one document bag and a weekender. The weekender is as convenient for me as it has one big silver zipper which makes it possible to open the bag fully until the bottom from every side. It has 2 little compartments in it for your phone or documents whilst traveling. The document bag is something completely else, it has space for your MacBook and small compartments for your phone and working stuff. This bag is as good as it offers you different compartments to organize your daily stuff and it keeps your documents in shape without cracks.. My final thought about my new Arsante of Sweden bags is that i couldn’t wish for a better adition to my bags collection. It gives you luxury and also all comfort to make you use the bag on the daily base, that’s best from both worlds.

 

Information about my bags:

 

The Classic document bag.

Click here for information.

Luxury handmade leather classic bag

Click here for information

 

 

Hope you liked this post and i will try to post some more the next weeks!

 

All the 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The watch that made my time change.

A while ago I got introduced to Kronaby watches and I’ve talked with some members of the Kronaby team. The first thing that I noticed is that they really made a traditional watchmaking with some amazing technology in it. The watches are all connected to your smartphone, which allows you to filter the latest notifications. You can basically choose who has priority to notify you when you are on the go. This is such a cool feature as it saves me time to check my phone and it allows me to live in the moment. Besides this you can use your Kronaby watch as a step counter in case you are in need of some activity, and yes it will warn you once you haven’t made enough steps! The option that I use the most is the personal notification option, you can select how often your phone vibrates for each app, email or message. Oh and did I told you that the watch automatically adjusts to the local time in each time zone?! Very easy for travelers like me.

 

On this photo i’m wearing the Kronaby 43 mm, Stainless steel 316L, Black PVD . Click here to shop.

We are all in our phones 24/7 these days, keeping up with the latest news or updating your Social network. That we sometimes forget to really enjoy the moment with loved ones or anyone else actually. I sometimes even challenge myself to be offline, but that’s not an option as everything happens online. But I think you might like this Kronaby watch, as it helps us to spend our time wisely and gives us the opportunity to live more in the moment. I think this watch is the perfect gift for your partner with Christmas, it’s luxurious and comes with a very nice box.

 

 

Outfit details in this blog:

Coat : Jofama Sweden

Suede gloves: Jofama Sweden

Watch : Kronaby

 

The Kronaby watch comes with this beautiful box. Find the collection here.

 

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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