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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

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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

 

Coat season with Jofama

Hi Guys,

It has been a bit quite the last couple of weeks on my blog. Sorry for that, but there are coming many new blogposts in the next couple of weeks.
So back to topic, it’s fall, it’s chilli and I want to show you one of my favorite outfits for this fall season.

 

The coat is from Jofama which is known as a perfect affordable jacket,coat and parka maker. What I personally love of Jofama is that the quality is very good and the outwear are in a very fair price range.

So for my outfit I decided to go casual with THE must have this season. A classic coat as every year

The fabric of this coat is very soft and warm and the fitting is pretty good. I love it when the coat is not too oversized and you can actually see the shape of the body. For me a coat is a piece you buy every year and if you stay in shape you can wear it almost every fall and winter season. I must say i am bit of coat and jacket guy as i have over 40 jackets and 10 coats for the Fall season.
I combined the coat with a bright blue button shirt and a dark blue chino. I think it`s important to have atleats one bright neutral color in your outfit that it doesn’t get to boring. Last but not least I chose some classic loafers in a grey colorway as fall is mostly the last season of the year that allows you to wear loafers.

Let me know what you think about this outfit

 

Links

Link to the coat

Link to the shirt

 

 

 

La Bastide de Gordes X Laurent Sebastian

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a great summer and is enjoying the travel season. I just travelled back to the French Provence to enjoy time with my friends and some business. Honestly if you never been to the Provence I would strongly recommend you to plan it asap. The Provence is even more beautiful and less commercial then the French Riviera. During my holiday here I was lucky to be invited by the 5 star premium Hotel La Bastide de Gordes. This Hotel is completely redone and opened its doors to the public in 2017. The Hotel has an amazing view in the Valey of Gordes and uses the beauty products from Sisley Paris. I had the oppertunity to explore the Spa combined with a lunch and overnight stay. Let’s start with the Sisley Spa.

 

If you book a treatment at the Spa, you can enjoy the relaxation area which offers many facilities including:

  • Outdoor care and treatments, on a private terrace,
  • An exceptional terrace overlooking the Luberon valley,
  • A beautiful indoor pool,
  • A fantastic hammam,
  • A sauna,
  • Sensory showers,
  • A rest area,
  • A tea room,
  • A functional and well-equipped fitness room.

 

 

Lunch at  L’Orangerie

After the Spa i was invited with my team to have lunch at L’Orangerie which is runned by a Chef with three Michelin stars. ( Promising to be very good)! La Bastide de Gordes’s Orangerie restaurant serves meals in typical Provencal style in a bistro setting with a selection of Mediterranean products. Alternatively, you dine in the open air on the Orangerie’s veranda. The restaurant has a unique ambiance thanks to its ceiling with exposed beams, large windows and the surrounding greenery, all in keeping with our 5 Star Luxury Hotel’s reputation. We started the Lunch with a class of champagne followed with an Octopussy starter. This actually had a great taste and it was my first time that i ate octopussy.  The second meal was a sea bass with traditional seasonal spices, for me it was to much spices as the flavor of the Salmon was completely gone. The dessert was lovely as it was traditional French pastry, i am telling you this was amazing. ( See Photo’s). Lunch at L’Orangerie guarantees a pure gastronomic treat.

 

 

Little snacks before starting with the entree .

The lunch included a starter Octopussy with local vegtables from the French Provence. This was a very tastefull starter as the octopus had a crispy touch. After that we got a sea bass which was finished with local spices and and local vegtables aswell. The dessert was a cake with a vanille inside which was heaven on earth to be honest! The texture was soft and it just melt on your tongue. And ofcourse we finished this dessert with a lovely espresso.

 

 

The view & Conclusion

The view from the Spa and L’Orangerie is just outstanding. It has so much peace and it gives you this extra feeling of privacy. The staff at the L’Orangerie bistro is on a next level and really wants to you give you an outstanding experience. You can really notice that they know what dishes they are serving and which wine could fit with the dish you are eating. We really had the best view from our table and I personally could not have wished for more. See the photo’s below for more view impressions at L’Orangerie and the Sisley Spa. My overal experience was good, the lunch was very nice and the staff there really did a good job. However i did notice that the management here has really problems with communication and satisfy customers. They do try to charge you for several things which are not really common such as welcoming drinks. Apart from that the staff in the Spa was not the best in hosting guests or welcoming you. ( This must change as customers are paying big money for the Spa and a Hotel room). A member of my team is a resedential in this village and was not treated in the best way. But overal this was just a small issue we did enjoy our day together.

Outfit Details

Polo by: Drycorn

Pants: Nikolaj D’Etoiles

Bag: Hermes birkin HAC

( Click on the brands to get more information)

 

Hotel Links

L’Orangerie

Spa Sisley

Hotel La Bastide de Gordes

Or follow my experience by #ACmemories on Instagram

 

 

Hope you liked this blogpost

 

Best,

 

Laurens

French Riviera summer looks by Nikolaj d’Etoiles

Hi everyone,

As you all might have seen i am spending this summer in The French Provence/ The French Riviera. Why? Because it has it all! A great climate, nature, beachclubs, vineyards and ofcourse it has so many locations to shoot content. You can shoot the dopest shots on every corner of the street. But let’s skip that and try to enjoy the summer holidays!

One of my favorite looks from the collections. It’s dressed and sophisticated.

I am wearing:

  • Hugo Blue Check Virgin wool track pants with matchy jacket

These Track-pants are made form a lux lightweight summer virgin wool. Cut slim for a tailored yet relaxed feeling

 

In June i was flown in to Stockholm to attend some events and to close some exciting deals with Swedish fashion brands. One of them is Nikolaj d’Etoiles, a cool and dressed Swedish brand inspired by the French Riviera lifestyle.  I met the founder in Stockholm and we had the best time and same interests. I mean me a ‘French looking guy’ and a French Riviera inspired brand. What i love the most about this brand is that the collection is made by the best materials which makes the tailoring outstanding. All items are perfectly tailored and dressed but yet easy to wear. I had a pool party in Stockholm and was dressed in one of the outfits from Nikolaj d’Etoiles with both that classy touch and casual look.  It is really showing the French riviera lifestyle in it’s collections as it has basic items with yet goldon features such as zippers or buttons.  I am a huge fan of the current Summer collection as it has items for every kind of occasion, from red carpet to a pool party in my case.

 

A easy look whilst walking around in the streets of Gordes

I am wearing the James hot Orange Nylon Swim shorts in this photo. You can easily wrap this short into a casual or more luxurious outfit. ( See photo below) I also noticed that Orange is my new color for summer, it’s fresh and fancy. Both swimshort and jacket are slimfit and made of 100% poyamide which makes it easy to dry after you took a dive.

 

Super easy look in Stockholm after meeting the Royal princes of Sweden.  The tailored Hugo pants with a plane white polo of Nikolaj d’Etoiles. Finished with loafers and a Goyard clutch. Minimalistic and yet luxurious.

 

I could really recommend you to have a look on the website of Nikolaj d’Eoiles and check their collection.  Click here to get to the website.

 

All the best

 

Laurent

 

 

 

Care X Laurent Sebastian

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is enjoying the summer and holidays. Speaking about summer… We love to take care a little bit more of our skin in the summer season to protect our skin to the sun and refresh it with shower products. Albert Heijn the Netherlands introduced are brand new line called Care. This line includes shower products, cremes and several health supplements for both women and men.

 

In collaboration with Alberth Heijn i started to try out the showergel and bodylotion. The shower gel has a great scent and refreshes the body followed by a nice body lotion to keep the skin hydrated ( Especially in summer). The great thing is that the price and quality balance is perfect. The products are meant to be for every budget and people who want a quick skin or shower product without to much of a struggle.

 

 

You can find more information about Care by clicking here

 

All the best,

 

Laurent

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

 

Gabba Denim X Laurent Sebastian

 

Hi Guys,

Hereby a sneak preview from my movie for the all new SS18 collection of Gabba Denim.

 

More soon

 

Laurent Sebastian

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

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

 

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