reconnect at the hotel metropole
#monacorestart

    

RECONNECT AT THE HOTEL METROPOLE

Following weeks of lockdown Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo are finally reopening their doors on June 19th.   As we’ve all come to realise, spending time with loved ones is precious, so why not do it in the luxury surrounds of the Carré d’Or’s most famous hotel. With their new Happy Days offer just in time for...

WINSTON IN BLOOM

Just as the sunshine illuminates the kaleidoscopic colours of spring and summer flowers, so too has Harry Winston and his team of expert craftsmen illuminated the beauty of nature with his latest collections.  Vibrant and whimsical, collections Spring Awakening and Summer Dream feature stunning high-end jewellery pieces inspired by Harry Winston’s favourite flowers. Like...

DREAMBOULE – LOVE IS LIQUID

To fearlessly show our feelings and carry the sweetest dreams on our fingers, so they’re a visible source of inspiration, for ourselves and others. Dreamboule isn’t simply high jewellery taken to the highest degree, but veritable declaration of independence. Born in Milan, Beniamino Crocco spent his infancy breathing the atmosphere of high watchmaking, driven...

LILY OF THE VALLEY – SIMPLICITY IS LUXURY

Just when you thought you’d seen everything luxury hotels have to offer, when you start thinking there are no surprises left in the world. That’s when you find something that makes you think again. The road is narrow, easy bends following on one after another with nothing you could really call a road sign as...

CHATEAU LE CAGNARD – SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL!

The Chateau Le Cagnard, which means “the sun of Provence”, may not be the largest hotel in the world but it is definitely one of the most magical places you’ll ever visit. Dating back to the 13th century, Le Cagnard is steeped in history and will transport you back in time. Located in the...

MARCO CRAIG – VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Guest at Denis Curti’s Still Gallery, the artist resumes his dialogue on the concept of image and its perception. At the core of his performance photography, the concept of restoring uniqueness to objects or items of clothing used by sportsmen. A surprising approach to appreciating the structure and emotive soul of a contemporary aesthete....

DAVID HOCKNEY – MY WINDOW

Britain’s beloved David Hockney has a career of breaking taboos and leading the avant-garde – to the point of being recognized as the most influential artist of all time. He is inarguably one of the most successful, and certainly one of the most famous living artists. And in his eighties, Hockney is still very...

HIGH JEWELLERY – FREE EXPRESSION IN PARIS

High jewellery houses present their new women’s collection at January’s Paris Fashion Week. In the precious conspiracy of these sensational pieces we undoubtedly find a shared desire: to raise the expression of femininity to a new level of freedom. Interpreted in the particular style and taste of each Maison in an ever-changing approach, exploring...

LE MANS CLASSIC – NOSTALGIA AND AESTHETICS

A Petrolhead’s Paradise, or I Love The Smell of Gasoline in the Morning and the Doppler scream of a fine-tuned flat-12 as it streaks past into the dawn mist of the Mulsanne Straight. Le Mans. The name alone conjures images ranging from moustachioed Bentley Boys in immaculately oil-stained white overalls to latter day superstars...

ME – BY ANTONELLO TRIO

Fashion Editor Alberto Corrado   Stylist Fabio Pravato Model Kate Nemtsava @ Fashion Model Management Make up Fabio Lococo  Hair Matteo Bartolini @ Freelancer using Paul Mitchell Photo assistant Federico Pagani  Digital assistant Marco Pistolesi Cover picture: left: Silk cape with bead and sequin embroidery over cotton trousers  Alberta Ferretti / Natural straw maxi hat ...

PURE STYLE TECHNIQUE

Essential contrasts and unbroken extensions into collage, texture and nuance. This is the peerless revolution of rigour from the inimitable Daniel Lee, an architecture of style for apparel and accessories that gives a new dimension to concept of dress. Yet another way of being, at our best. Vitality and motion. Dream and substance. Decision...

BECOME A MODERN MEDICI

It’s a dream many of us have, standing back to appreciate a newly-hung Damien Hirst on our living room wall while a Jeff Koons sculpture is lit up in the corner. Yet the reality of being a modern collector (of major) artworks is often an anonymous purchase made at auction, before those pieces are...

MARES OF THE MER – LONGINES ATHINA ONASSIS HORSE SHOW

The Longines Global Champions Tour will make a triumphant return to Ramatuelle’s famous Pampelonne Beach this May, bringing with it all the excitement and drama of the annual Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show, a jewel in the international showjumping crown. Under the continued auspices of world-renowned rider Athina Onassis herself – this 7th edition...

SAINT LAURENT – FEMININE SINGULAR

For some designers, muses of style still exist. Anthony Vaccarello has the capacity to identify them, bringing them to light to bear witness to everything new and modern in the legendary house of Saint Laurent. If until a few years ago the spirit of the times was dictated by changes in clothing, these days...

QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS WITH STASHA LEWIS

Artist Stasha Lewis was born with creativity running through her veins. The daughter of Jazz drummer Bobby Palos and interior designer Tina Green, her appreciation and love of colour and beauty comes to the fore in her own creations. Known for her vibrant paintings – such as those exhibited in her 2012 show COLOUR...

HOTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC – A LEGENDARY 150 YEARS

Situated half way between Antibes and Juan les Pins, the Cap d’Antibes is a promontory scattered with magnificent Belle Époque villas, many of which built by visiting gentry, captivated by this evocative corner of France in the mid-19th century. One of these visitors was a man with the unlikely name of Hippoltye de Villemessant, founder...

PIERRE FROLLA – THE HEART OF THE OCEAN

Someone else who knows about going the extra mile is Monegasque freediver Pierre Frolla, who is travelling to Mauritius this year for the production of his upcoming book, The Heart of the Ocean, with the support of Monte Carlo Travel. A triple world record holder in free immersion, Frolla aims to capture the magic of what...

THE ONLY BETTER EXPERIENCE IS TO STAND ON TOP OF THE PODIUM

The roadworks have begun and soon, the barriers will start to go up. This can only mean one thing: the 2020 Monaco Grand Prix is approaching. But before we know it the streets will be awash with all those who descend upon our Principality to enjoy the most famous race in the entire F1...

THE TWIN BOTTLES – MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

More and more people are raising the alarm about the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans, but incredibly not everyone seems to be listening. That’s why sculptor Helidon Xhixha and photographer Giacomo “Jack” Braglia decided to send their own eco-message in one of the most traditional and romantic of ways… …in extra-large format....

IRINA PETERSON – THE IMPERFECT ACTIVIST

Whether you think a certain Swedish girl is an environmental messiah or political militant, it is impossible to escape the current world narrative; our planet is in need of some serious help. We can’t but feel helpless when natural disaster strikes – take the recent Australian bushfires, for example – yet worryingly it is...