Tag: SWEDEN

Elite Hotel Carolina tower Stockholm

Hey everyone!

 

Last week i made a visit to Stockholm for some press events and business meetings. One of the events was Brilliant minds a very known event, but more about this soon. Finding a Hotel is always a struggle for me as i am picky on location etc. Prior to a big event such as Brilliant minds in Stockholm most Hotels can be fully booked or overpriced. But i managed to find this very beautiful luxurious Hotel in Stockholm.

 

Elite Hotel Carolina Tower recently opened the doors to the public, one of the most luxurious Hotels of the Elite of Sweden Group. The first of its premium-brand properties due to be rolled out in key locations in Sweden. The Carolina tower by Elite Hotels of Sweden feuture the latest intelligent room technology including a flat screen smart TV and indoor closet lightning.

Luxury features include a super comfortable XL sized bed, rainfall shower and a big mirror in the bathroom. The shower products are al from Rituals. The overal look in the room is completed with oak flooring and finely detailed with velvet interior pieces. The room also includes a Nespresso machine to start the day right!

 

The energetic city life of Stockholm is just a sneek outside of your window, if you peak down from your chair or bed you can spy the highway and a beautiful skyline view of the city. Ps. my room was located on the 15th floor. On the 16th floor is a very modern fitness and a sauna/spa spot surrounded by glas to see the amazing view over the city. After a long day of meetings and events this was my spot to be zen and enjoy a silent moment for myself. The great thing about the Hotel is that the rooms are entirely soundproof and the windows let in allot of light but no noise. This is all beneficial for a great nightrest and a break from the croud down there. Elite Hotel Carolina Tower is easy to reach by metro ( 5 minutes from city centre) or 10 minutes by bus.

 

 

The Hotel includes a great Restaurant which is called Haga Bottega. The new Mediterranean-and Italien restaurant situated in Stockholm’s most growing and beautiful community Hagastaden. It is located on the ground floor next to the reception. Haga Bottega serves traditional Italian dishes combined with Mediterranean creations for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. It has a very modern but vintage look which makes it very comfortable and welcoming. They offer a wide range of healthy dishes including several vegetararian ones. The best thing is that they also have a cocktail bar with almost every cocktail available. The ambiance is perfect as you can choose to sit more private or central. The service is asolutely great as the staff truly loves to have a personal talk and wants to make sure your comfi. Haga Bottega is the best option to have a diner as the restaurants near the Hotel are more fast food ketens. 

 

 

You can find more information about Haga Bottega here

The sunset is just breathtaking and you can enjoy it from the comfort of your bed if you’re not, like me taking a moment of Photos! 🙂 . This is truly a lovely hotel for your weekend getaway, whether it’s for shopping, a citytrip or a break from the working life. I had a great stay in the Hotel as it has a perfecty balanced ambiance and so much comfort and luxury to offer.

 

 

 

Find out more about the Elite of Sweden Caroline tower here

 

Hope you enjoyed this post

 

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

 

#Connectednotdistracted Kronaby x Matias Varela

 

Hey Guy,

It has been a while since I wrote a new article here due my many trips and projects. But I am very excited about this article as last weekend has been an absolute great one. I was flown in to Stockholm (Sweden), it was my first time ever in Stockholm. I was there for the new campaign #Connectednotdistracted of Kronaby and to meet their new Global Ambassador! Of course I knew who it was but we could not reveal it before the 19th of April… Kronaby is part of Anima, a company specializing in purposefully designed smart, connected products. They created a timepiece that honors their love for classic watches. On the outside, it’s an authentic and beautiful timepiece made of materials and components that will stand the test of time. Its magic lies on the inside: They created a movement that can do more than just keep time.  And I worked with Kronaby Sweden for about a year now as i think their story and focus is exceptional.

 

Once arrived in Stockholm city I checked in at the Nobis Hotel, which is a 5 star Hotel and i think one of the best ones out there. ( More about this ony blog later) Upon arrival in the suite I found a new Kronaby watch waiting for me, the new ss18 model! In the evening it was time to finally meet the Kronaby family and the brand ambassador. The venue for the night was Dramaten (The Royal Dramatic Theatre ) a very elegant place. Once arrived at Dramaten it was time to meet Matias Varela the ambassador for Kronaby, you might know this talented actor from the series Narcos on Netflix. This was the big reveal of Matias as he is the new face and ambassador for Kronaby!  It was so cool and interesting chatting with him, his humor and down to earth personality really made it easy to talk about private and business life. Once chatting around with Matias and some other bloggers from different parts of the world, it was time to start seeing the campaign that the Kronaby family and Matias Varela have worked on. #Connectednotdistracted stands for living in the presence. We are all so focused on our smartphones that we forget to actually enjoy the moments with friends or family. Since social media took a huge part in our society it really got us distracted from the reality. Kronaby watches made it possible to filter your notifications from your phone to avoid unnecessary time in your screen. Think about personalized notifications who make it able to make photo’s with one press on the button of the watch, or picking up phone calls. I use the features step counter and find my location as I sometimes cross locations who are great to shoot for the future.

 

 

We had a great 4 diner course with a lovely table setting to chat with other bloggers and press. I had the luck to sit with the Kronaby family itself which was as nice as we used to communicate on email before (Without having a face in front of you). After diner it was time to have some drinks at the open bar and mingle with the crowd! I think the night ended at 1pm, because we had a busy day after such as shooting content and a lunch with the Kronaby family at the Strand. This is a nice venue located in the very heart of Stockholm. (Harbor).

The kronaby event in Stockholm was a really great experience to never forget. The team is lovely and i’ve met so many people with great stories. It really felt like a close family with same interests. Unfortunately I was not able to discover all parts of Stockholm as I had a busy schedule with business partners and the Kronaby family. But for sure I will return any time soon.

All photo’s are made by: @emmagrann / @studioemmasvensson

The outfit that I worn on the photos is by:

Shirt : Hugo Boss

Jacket : Rock & Blue Sweden

Belt : Louis vuitton

Watch: Kronaby

Loafers: Aristocrats

 

Hope you enjoyed this post

 

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

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.

 

Must have jacket for Winter 2017

For this blog I got to collaborate with Jofama, my jacket partner from Sweden. I have done many projects with them in the last year, starting with Spring 2017 to Winter 2017. The jacket that I wear in the photo’s is called Axel 2. I think you all know by now that I mostly wear basic outfits with a luxurious touch. Jofama is my number one choice for jackets as the quality is outstanding and they use the best materials available. In my current collection there are over 20 pair of jackets in all kinds of colors and fabrics. The trend that you really spy this winter for men is the classic pilot bomber, known for the regular fit and finished with sheep’s wool collars. I actually had to get used to wear this style as I mostly wore classic coats or parkas. But I must say it really gives that classic and effortless look that every guy is looking for in the winter season. You will see me wearing this style in future posts as you must come out of your comfort zone sometimes. Keep scrolling through my Instagram and be surprised.

 

 

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén