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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

 

 

Gabba Denim X Laurent Sebastian looks for SS18

Hey guys,

I’m working on some awesome projects at the moment which you will see in the coming weeks. One of them is the collaboration with Gabba Denim which is know for their use of high quality fabrics in their collections. For SS18 we are collaborating to highlight the beautiful spring/summer collection. This collection will show many flower prints in the shirts and bright jeans models. Jackets are one of the key items in this collection to. Flower prints are really a trend this summer in the fashion industry combined with a fresh pair of jeans.

 

As you might have noticed spring is in it’s full glory, so it’s time for some color blocks. Flowerprints and khaki colored items are a must have for the SS18 season. In the photo above i’m wearing a basic white shirt with the flower button shirt and at last a army green pants from Gabba’s new collection. I never really worn color before but Gabba Denim told me to start try some different colors instead of black and grey looks.

In the photo and video i”m wearing a ripped jeans, button shirt and black leather jacket by Gabba Denim. A leather jacket is a musthave to have in your closet, as you can wear it with casual outfits and the more elegant looks with a white button shirt. Personally i’m a huge fan of ripped jean aswell as it is so easy to wear with different looks and you can never go wrong with this jeans.

 

 

 

More information about the looks:

Iki Jeans by Gabba Denim

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Falch Biker Leather

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Brooks ibiza Shirt

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Dave Rigid Blue denim jacket

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Falcon Cargo Camo green

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Luke T shirt

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Blue button shirt

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Hope you guys likes this post and if you have any questions regarding the outfits feel free to message me.

 

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.

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Luxury handmade leather classic bag

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

 

All the best

 

Laurent

Jo Malone London X Laurent Sebastian

Hey everyone,

 

Today I will introduce you to the world of colognes and perfumes. I think most of you already knew that I was a jacket and bag collector and that I own too many from both. BUT I am also a huge collector of Colognes and perfumes for myself. I love to smell good and I have an emotional connection with every scent it which will probably sound ‘Cliché’. To me a certain scent reminds you of a memory or experience in life or perhaps a person that you know or just to know. And it is the hardest thing to find the right scent for yourself as everyone has a different skin. In this blogpost I give you a little preview of 2/3 of my fragrance collection. And it is a little mix of everything.

 

 

For this blogpost I collaborated with Jo Malone London which is known British bespoke fragrances. For your home, for her or for him. And the best thing is that it comes in an amazing luxurious box! To me the fragrances of Jo Malone London are elegant and absolutely timeless and the products are luxurious. This makes it different from commercial brands and their strategy. But enough, let’s talk about my scent!

I got the Oud & Bergamot from the Cologne intense collection by Jo Malone. Restraint and class are the key words here. Really earthy, mysterious, by soon woody (almost raucous), sparkling (a classic citric approach counteracting in the meanwhile the raw upcoming woodiness) and angular juice since the first moments of the spray. The vibrant combination of the two main elements is exotic and somewhat dandy (in a fresh, elusive, Latin and virile way) an interesting minimalistic take on citric oud, alluring, classic, sexy and fascinating. I personally combine this scent with the molecule 01 from Skins Cosmetics to give it an extra intense but yet elegant touch. (It also makes the scent last longer).

Part of my collection includes standard fragrances such as:

Hermes terre d’hermes ( My number 1 )

Chanel Blue

Dior Homme intense

Gentlemen Givenchy

Burberry

Skins cosmetics molecule 01

Maison Margiela fragrances:

  • Burning Wood and chestnet
  • Heady Cocktails and cigars
  • Shaded and flowered paths

Hope you enjoyed this post!

 

Best,

 

Laurent

 

My birthday weekend in Paris X First Hotel Paris

Hey Guys,

So i just got back from Paris as i was there for Paris Fashion Week and ofcourse to celebrate my birthday as you all have seen on my social channels. For this very special moment i had my stay planned in the First Hotel Paris. This Hotel is located in the very centre of Paris, 15 min from the Eiffel tower!And that’s one of the reasons why i had this room with a very beautiful view. ( Which you will see in this blogpost 🙂 ) The Room itself actually looks quite nice and modern. It has a black and white color scene which makes it extra luxurious and sort of spacious. It offers an Nespresso machine for some coffee and a mini bar. And the most important think to me: A big closet to stuff all my selected outfits in for this trip!

I arrived in Paris on wednesday evening, just ontime for my birthday the morning after. ( March 1st). My birthday started off right with a breakfast served on bed by the staff of the First Hotel. With a sweet note to wish me an amazing birthday and a warm welcome to Paris! After it was time to take ofcourse an amazing photo of me on the balcony of my room! Which had the best view possible on the eiffel tower. The day was actually very busy for me as it was also Paris Fashion Week so i got meetings to do as well. So after breakfast it was time for me to meet the Blackberry group in the Lobby of the First Hotel Paris as you all have seen in my last blogpost. After this it was time for me to pick up some goodies at Rue saint honore ( My shopping paradise). And yes it was time to spoil myself for my birthday and all the hard work that i’ve done the last months. 1st stop Hermes for some very special pickups. The second stop was at Alexander Mcqueen where my friend works and always keeps the most exclusive and cool items apart for me untill i’m in Paris. So yes i ended up with some great items.

( I could be in this bed staring at this view forever)

One of the spots that i like to take lunch in Paris is L’Avenue on avenue Montaine, i think everyone knows this restaurant and area. It has the best springg rolls and i love to take in some french fries:). I met up here with Sandra she is one of my best business partners and friend. She is the owner of Otis Skincare and of course suprised me with a new box full with Otis Skincare products. We had a lovely lunch here and actually came across some partners and friends here aswell, so that was great. After this it was time for a stop at Balmain for some pick-ups and my friend was convinced to by the classic blazer from Balmain. I will not tell you all the things that i did this day as it is to much to talk about. Think about shows from Fashionweeks and collaboration meetings:)

After coming back in my hotel after a great day in Paris, the team of the First Hotel actually got a suprise for me again :). Once i opened the door of my suite i saw a bottle of champagne waiting for me on the bed with a note. Honestly the service and eye of detail from the staff of this hotel is just amazing!

( Lunch at L’Avenue)

Information about the First Hotel you can find here

Outfit information:

Photo 1

Belt: Louis vuitton

Shirt: Hermes

Jeans: Hermes

Loafers: Aristocrats

Clutch: Goyard

 

Hope you enjoyed this blog and i can advice you to stay in the First Hotel Paris if you are planning to visit the city of light!

 

Best,

Laurent

 

A suprise from Blackberry

Hey guys,

 

As you all probably have seen on my Instagram, i have been celebrating my birthday in Paris and visiting Paris Fashion Week. During this stay in Paris i also got a very unexpected suprise from Blackberry France. More about this below!

As all of you know Blackberry is the best business phone to have! It has been on the market for ages and has an insane battery life! This phone has always had a special status on the market for the modern entrepeneur. It has this smart look and the typical physical keyboard. ( Which was known to write easy emails or BBM messages back in the years, and still does )

I think most of you saw that i was using the Blackberry motion the last couple of months on my Instagram. This is the full touchscreen Blackberry which has the same measurements as the Iphone plus models. I felt in love with this phone due the amazing battery life and Android software which is so great to work with. As i am always on the go or photographing i found this phone perfect to me.

 

Last thursday it was my birthday which i was happy to celebrate in Paris ( My second home), it was Paris fashion week to at the time. So this was a very busy period for me, crossing the city for meetings and birthday celebrations. But let’s get to it, in the morning of march 1 i got a call from my contact person at Blackberry France that she was waiting for me in the lobby of my hotel ( First Hotel Paris). I was very suprised as we did talk about my birthday trip to Paris but were not planning anything. So i didn’t expected to have a meeting as we didn’t plan to, but it was time to hit the elevator to the lobby. Once arrived she wished me a happy birthday and she suprised me in name of Blackberry France with a brand new Blackberry Keyone Black edition! This is such a beautiful phone with a strong smart look, and the best selling model of Blackberry at the moment. As you all know i am in my phone most of the time calling or texting so this phone could only make it better!

 

Key facts of the Blackberry Keyone Black edition

  • 64GB Internal storage
  • Android OS – 7.1 Nougat
  • 4 GB RAM
  • USB Type-C
  • 12MP Main Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera + Flasher
  • Sony IMX378 Sensor
  • Powerful 3505 mAh battery
  • BlackBerry security software
  • 4.5” scratch-resistant display
  • Fingerprint Sensor

 

 

Let me know what you think about this phone or you experience with the Blackberry Keyone Black edition 🙂

 

Best,

 

Laurent

Hospitales San Roque beauty treatments

Hey Guys!

 

As you all have seen i was visiting Gran Canaria last week for a press trip with several Hotel & Spa organisations. You could actually say that i was on a beauty trip for men. Which includes massages, wellness treatmens and awesome diners! But there was also on visit to an organisation that i wanted to highlight on my blog, my visit to Hospitales San Roque in Las Palmas. San Roque Hospital in Las Palmas is located in the district of Vegueta, is the leading health center on Gran Canaria. With a history of spanning back nearly a century, the hospital offers its experience serving the community of Las Palmas combined with modern facilities and state-of-the-art technology! Making it one of the best and modern hospitals on this island.

One thing that i noticed during my tour through the Hospital is that it is actually devided on several buildings on 15,000 square meter which makes it like a small village. So after my tour it was time to meet my doctor for the day and have a little talk about the Hospital itselve and the treatments that i was planning to do. I was introduced to DR Jaime Ospina Molina. Honestly one of the best guys i ever met on professional and private level.

Dr Jaime Ospina Molina is specialized in:

Personalized cosmetics and dermopharmacy

Correcting lines and wrinkles

Radio frequency combined with mesotherapy

Correcting lines and wrinkles

Personalized cosmetics and dermopharmacy

 

San Roque offers a wide range of non surigical treatments which are safe and have no risks 🙂

 

After talking with my doctor it was time for a skin analysis of my face, to be honest my face was kind of red from the sun that i took the day before my visit. So i had to tell my doctor this. After some seconds he asked me if i ever thought of Botox. My first thought was well but on a natural way. So this was just a botox to relax my nerves in my jaw and forehead. ( Has a result for 6 months and has no risks) Just be honest and always tell your medical history before doing it. Such as allergies that you deal with, this is important to prevent an allergic reaction to botox.

 

The other treatment that was offered was the Radio frequency combined with mesotherapy

 

This novel technique re-hydrates the skin and restores the elasticity lost with aging.  It involves infiltrating hyalouronic acid in the skin along with a multivitamin complex.  With this treatment we quickly and safely obtain deep hydration, producing smoother, brighter skin. Moreover, after several treatments, the method increases the activity of fibroblasts, providing a healthy, fresh and youthful appearance. Honestly it was a facial mask for 20 minutes and my skin was on it’s best afterwards! 🙂

Fractional Laser

Wrinkle removal and skin resurfacing rejuvenation using a laser is an accurate and effective method that produces long-lasting results.  The CO2 laser precisely and uniformly removes the sourface of the skin, layer by layer, making it possible to clearly define and select the desired depth of resurfacing (a tool of vital importance when it comes to treating wrinkles and other skin conditions such as acne scars, crow’s feet, etc.).  CO2 is the most effective ablative resurfacing method. But i was not able to catch sun after this unfortunately 🙁

 

I think the whole experience in general was very positive to me! I got to know the medical world a little bit more and got suprised by what there actually is out there on te market. People always asume that Botox is the only solution for a never ending youth. But there is more and it doesnt has to be done with an injection. But as my age is 25 and you want to prevent wrinkles or other skin conditions you have to start with these treatments when you are fully comfortable and want to prevent deeper skin wrinkles in the future.

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed my blog

 

Best,

 

Laurent

 


 

 

 

 

Gran Canaria X GC Wellness press trip

 Hi Guys!

Most of you probably saw that my team and i were on a press trip in Gran Canaria. I personally visited the Spanish islands very often when i was young. ( To skip winter in Europe 🙂  I always wanted to go back as the islands have given me joyfull memories! And now it was finally happening.

I was checking the weather forecast beforehand but it wasn’t looking that great. I will tell you more about that later.

We flew from Eindhoven Airport to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria airport. The flight was business class and was pretty smooth for a flight of 4 hours. Once arrived we were hosted by our transfer ( 24/7 available driver) who was booked for my stay. So she was my personal assistant for the stay in Gran Canaria. Fancy me lol. She was absolutely friendly and fun to talk with, and the weather was actually amazing aswell as it was sunny with clear skies. ( So guys never trust to much on weather forecasts). The whole transport and service was absolutely outstanding. There was actually a customized map for my whole team in Gran Canaria with my name on it ‘Laurent Sebastian press trip’.

Our hosting resort was a 1 hour drive as it was located in the deep south of the islands. This was actually a positive thing as the island has a micro climate. This means that it has diffirent climates on the island, snow meets sun etc. We were directly brought to the Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa and thankfully we had the evening off of arrival. We started the first evening with an ‘A la Carte’ menu at a michelen holding restaurant within the hotel. It had 7 cources which was a little to much, but absolutely top of the level food! After that it was time to take a long rest as i travelled so much lately that i forget to take a rest sometimes. The Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa is a 4 star resort in an amazing location in Gran Canaria. The service was outstanding and the hygiene was on a top level. Ps all rooms have seaside views. Our room was pretty big with a big balcony with sunset view! So time for a timelapse!. As GCwellness was my organiser or the trip ( Spa trip), they had an amazing Spa in the Hotel. On the next day i started the day with an outdoor gym session and after a ‘Hot stone massage in the spa offered by the Hotel manager’. One word: Amazing! i felt like a newborn! The Hotel has 2 heated pools to make it more pleasant in the low season.

 

( View from our suite, i will mis this every evening)

 

At night we tried the main restaurant. VIP table with the best view reserved. The cuisin was french/oriental inspired and of course delicious. We had no wished left unfulfilled.Also the breakfast, which is always the most important meal for me and my team was amazing! From fresh fruits,pancakes to any egg dish of your choice, there was nearly everything.

Now i want to say something about the weather, we had 2 days of very sunny weather! The rest of the stay was mixed with clouds and very windy days. The best time for travelling to Gran Canaria is from the end of april to october! So we were a little bit early, but still no complains!

Everyday we had a full schedule with our transfer to visit different Spa’s in different Hotels on Gran Canaria. Followed by lunches with the Pr & marketing responsibles from the Hotels. This was actually very interesting and fun, to share ideas and get to know more about the heritage of each and every Hotel. One of the Hotels that we visited was Seasided Palm Beach. This was a 5 star Hotel located at the Dunes of Gran Canaria. This Hotel has individual rooms to offer to their guests. So different use of colors and materials. ( Some guests even ask to the certain room ). This Hotel has 5 stars and a very known tapas restaurant. ( Ofcourse we were having lunch there) The Hotel was retro/vintage inspired, as the interior was fully redone. More about this on my blog later.

On tuesday we were brought to the San Roque Hospital Maspaloma this is a very know hospital on Gran Canaria. They offer the best healthcare for the people on Gran Canaria and offer several treatments. Think about Botox, fillers etc. Once arrived i got a tour through the Hospital by one of the managers, after this i was introduced to the doctor who wanted to offer me treatments. ( After an intake and skin observation).  I was guided very professional through my treatments with an excellent service and very professional English. I started with a goldon mask which is a mask in 2 layers full with minirals and other skin enriching ingredients.

The other Hotel was named Be Cordial. This Hotel was near our hosting Hotel located in the south of the island. This Hotel was amazing to, they had special junior suites which had a private garden and large balcony. It really gave you that feeling as if you were in Cuba. This because they make use of several different colors on the construction of the houses. Like miami vice blue and yellow, And even lemon trees in your own garden. You know what they say ‘When life gives you lemons”. I visited their GC Wellness spa aswell, and i think this was one of the most beautiful pools that i’ve seen during my stay In Gran Canaria. See the photos later :).

Was it one of my best trips? Definitely! Why? Because the whole service and set up of the trip was absolutely outstanding! They had so much eye for personal service and wanted the best or nothing. Combined with the perfect service you can say that despite of the two days of bad weather we had the best holiday of our lives. Were the Hotels one of the best that we ever been to? Definitely!

We are very happy about this experience. And Gran Canaria is definitely worth a trip – no matter if for a active holiday or simply to escape the struggles of the everyday life. Here you can do definitely more than just relax 

 

 

 

 

Outift details

Sweater: Drycorn

Pants: BALR

Shoes: Comme des garçons

Trolley: Victorinox

 

You will find all information about the Hotels here:

 

Hosting Hotel

Gloria Palace Royal Hotel & Spa

More information here

 

 

Seaside Palm Beach

More information here

 

Hotel Cordial Mogan Playa

More information here

 

We hope you like our travel report.

 

Laurent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the last day the sun finally came back out and We can only tell you: That was paradise! The white beach, the by far most turquoise water that we had ever seen and palm trees wherever you look.

Combined with the perfect service you can say that despite of the two days of bad weather we had the best holiday of our lives. Was it the best hotel that we’ve ever been to? Definitely!

We are very happy about this experience. And the Maldives are definitely worth a trip – no matter if for a honeymoon or simply to escape the struggles of the everyday life. Here you can do definitely more than just relax 🙂

You will find all information about the resort here 🙂

We hope you like our travel report. If you have any questions regarding the Maldives, just post them in the comments below 🙂

 

All the best

 

Sandro & Daniel

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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