THE LUXURY EXPERIENCE

    

Changing Humanity: one film at a time

Before Valentina Castellani was a flicker in her parent’s eyes, she was destined to make her part in  changing the world.   She was born in Florence, Italy, and her family owned an Opera House Theatre. Her Grandfather Riccardo was an important producers of the Fellini films and distributors of the Golden Era of...

Italians cook it better!

For once we do not worry about the stars … let’s go to a small corner of Italy, Ops! Montecarlo… To enjoy a good dinner you don’t always have to follow the Michelin stars…  sometimes you just have to turn the corner of the street and find yourself sit at a table with friends...

Jean Shafiroff’s Guide to New York and Monaco: fundraisers & events

Jean Shafiroff ,The American First Lady of Philanthropy who is on over 8 boards in the USA, has been a champion of causes helping children, animals, women’s rights and the environment. She recommends the following  NYC and Monaco events for this upcoming social season. The 10th Annual Unconditional Love Gala to benefit the Southhampton...

Nautical Works: Jacques Devaulx

In the words of John Edward Masefield: All I need is a tall ship and a star to guide her by… And as early cartographers were so used to printing on faraway, uncharted corners of their maps: here be dragons…. So all I need is a tall ship and maybe a reliable chart! Things that we...

Destination au départ de paris

The iconic French trunk-maker, established in 1834, put in persepctive with our times and our lifestyles, for a relaunch in grand style. Change perspective, get into the game and breathe, scrutinising your horizons. Get a precise point of view, built on couture and the one-of-a-kind approach. This is the departure point for the new adventure...

home & yacht same owner, same vision

In terms of interior design, very often the owners of yachts look for the same aesthetic and functional references already present in their own homes. We’re talking with Karine Foubet, from a privileged standpoint: her showroom on La Croisette. Karine Foubet has interior design in her DNA: a passion handed down to her by...

Luc Pettavino: TIME TO DO GOOD

Energy, beauty, creativity. And the tranquil power of a man who’s managed to involve some of the world’s most important watchmakers in a struggle of hope and love. Luc Pettavino, founder of the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy, explains his outlook while presenting the eighth edition of Only Watch. On Saturday, 9 November, Christie’s...

Monaco Yacht Show 2019

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again where there are less than 100 days until the next – and 29th – edition of the Monaco Yacht Show. As ever, the team behind MYS are set to build upon the successes of last year with an even bigger fleet on show. In...

AMADEA: A NEW ICON

No truer word can be said than “a picture speaks a thousand words” when discussing the newest masterpiece from the powerful combination of Imperial Yachts and Lurssen: 106m M/Y AMADEA. It is almost impossible to capture the essence of absolute excellence that the quality of this yacht embodies. From the choice of wood for...

Heritage and Moderness

Classic items for plays on fabrics and volumes, giving voice to the need to leave the mark of a new aesthetic made of lightness and sensuality. A new horizon. With roots sunk in tradition but always with an eye to the future, the paradox of the Prefall collections 2019 reflects the identity of every...

LA DOLCE VITA SULLE ACQUE DI MONTECARLO

Riva motorboats are symbolic of luxury and elegance, style and performance. Though inspired on the American runabout, even today they have a unique style, capable of exalting the beauty of the materials made the more precious by scintillating chromework, and earning the admiration of all, whether in port or at sea. “Getting back into...

AMOR CORTESE

“Romeo & Juliet”, the new collection by Van Cleef & Arpels, is the perfect synthesis of art and culture bound by beauty. Beauty expressed in high jewellery through a range of arts, from English literature to Renaissance Italy. When talking of love, it may seem a little obvious to quote Shakespeare. On the contrary,...

LA BELLE NOISEUSE BY PACO DI CANTO

Fashion Editor  Alberto Corrado Stylist  Fabio Pravato Make up  Fabio Lo Coco Model Julie Oli @ THE FASHION MODEL MANAGEMENT @ PALAZZO PARIGI HOTEL & GRAND SPA / www.palazzoparigi.com Cover picture : Gilet in faded fox fur over silk organza bustier dress with sequin embroider and 3D applied flowers, jewelled satin clutch and shoes with...

david margason: vision comes first

David Margason is, in a word, an enigma. Heading up a project such as the Porto Montenegro development – a subtly opulent and paradisiacal new yachting hub – as well as many other incredible developments such as Blue Water and Centre Parcs, it would not be hard to imagine that there would be more ego...

ERICK IFERGAN SURREAL DREAM

Photographer, filmmaker, film and music video producer, publicist, painter and sculptor. Erick Ifergan has come a long way in his creative career, and in many directions, before landing Château Saint-Martin & Spa in Vence, and getting us into a surrealist dream. Erick Ifergan’s work is the perfect transposition of his personality into painting and sculpture,...

MORE THAN EVER, TRUSTS MUST BE FIT FOR PURPOSE

The EU Succesion Regulation means that some European countries will have to deal with trusts over local assets much more frequently than in the past. Wealthy international families are frequently accused of using trusts and other such knavish tricks in an attempt to avoid or evade their tax obligations. This is not a new...

FEMME DE L’ANNÉE MONACO AWARD

Now in its eighth year, the “Woman of the Year Award Monte Carlo” was dedicated to the theme “Art & Science” , made all the more special by it being held on the occasion of the five hundredth year anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. At the event – sponsored by Walgreens Boots Alliance...