THE LUXURY EXPERIENCE

    

PORTO MONTENEGRO – A SUMMER LESS TRADITIONAL

2018 was a stellar year for Porto Montenegro; aside from the fabulous advances in the development of the overall area – something we here at Force One have been following closely – their summer events programme set the bar for entertainment, culminating in a superstar performance from Clean Bandit. Not a bad start. It...

OUTDOOR!

Sun is shining… days are getting longer and temperature is rising! Gardens and terraces gets colorful, we want to spend more time en plein air,  and we want to take care of our outdoor areas. What to do? just follow our senses…and choose the right design for anyone!   Left: BRUT : SEMPRE Back to the roots!...

THE TRENDS IN HIGH JEWELLERY FROM THE PARIS FASHION WEEK

When high jewellery calls the rendezvous is precious, like an appointment with a great love. You go, you meet and you’re moved just gazing into each other’s eyes, and when they’re the creative eyes of the great players in the world of luxury Force One Monaco cannot but gather and give you all the...

JEAN SHAFIROFF

America’s First Lady of Philanthropy, Brings Her Special Fundraising Touch to Europe’s Charities.  Somewhere between Monaco, Manhattan, and the moon, I was fortunate enough to spend some fascinating  times with Jean Shafiroff, America’s First Lady of Philanthropy. On a bright Roman winter afternoon, I was excited to hear about Jean’s visit with Pope Francis....

MAURITIUS: A RISING JURISDICTION OF SUBSTANCE AND INNOVATION

Mauritius, internationally recognised as a preferred tourist destination for its luxury tropical beach resorts, has also successfully positioned itself both as an advantageous solution for global family offices and as a regional investment hub. From humble sugar-based agricultural beginnings, Mauritius today is a well-established destination for high net worth families and investors seeking a...

LAUREUS WORLD SPORT AWARDS GOING FOR GOLD

A galaxy of sporting stars lit up the Monaco night sky on February 18th, gracing the red carpet for the annual Laureus World Sports Awards. A glittering occasion for some of the world’s most famous names in elite sport to celebrate their 2018 on-field achievements off-field, the event was hosted by American actor James...

ARNAUD FAYE – LOCAL CHAMPION

Arnaud Faye is brimming with enthusiasm this warm March morning. While the unseasonably warm weather – and dazzling azure of the sea as we look out to St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and beyond from our lofty Eze village vantage point – has us all in glowing form, it’s in fact the humble lemon that has the Executive...

WILD ABOUT HARRY

The “King of Diamonds” has arrived in the Principality. Monaco and Harry Winston: it’s a match made in heaven. With its stunning four-year facelift now complete, the Hôtel de Paris continues to redefine timeless luxury in Monaco. Of all the dazzling diamonds to be discovered at this iconic Monte-Carlo address, it’s the 124 metre-square...

MONTBLANC: IN CONVERSATION WITH ZAIM KAMAL

One of the most dynamic realities in the universe of contemporary luxury. Eclectic, creative but faithful in spirit to the savoir faire of over a hundred years. The underlying thread that continues to run in the Montblanc brand is an exceptional story of success. Fruit of a collective effort, a constant dialogue moving from...

SPA METROPOLE BY GIVENCHY

Givenchy founder, Hubert de Givenchy, believed that: “the secret to elegance is being yourself.” Today, his philosophy radiates throughout the magical realm his eponymous fashion and beauty label has created at the Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo. The Spa Métropole by Givenchy is a veritable beauty spot where elegance starts from within. For over 20 years,...

FASHION’S CONQUERED FREEDOM

SIXTY-FIVE YEARS OF CREATING CLOTHES, PHOTOGRAPHS AND INCREDIBLE SHOWS. JUST A FEW DAYS AFTER HIS PASSING FORCE ONE MONACO OFFERS ITS TRIBUTE TO KARL LAGERFELD.   If you were to open a book on the history of fashion literature, you should find the name of a new author: Karl Lagerfeld. Karl didn’t write with...

WHEN A MASTERPIECE STEMS FROM ART

Arthur Arbesser, one of the most promising young designers on the international scene, has revolutionised the concept of art and fashion. This is his programmatic manifesto. Arthur Arbesser’s atelier, in a building designed by architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni, says everything about one who has been defined one of the most promising young designers on...

ALL I EVER WANTED IS EVERYTHING

“Nothing is as it seems, because it is exactly what you see.”  The sentence is not of Joseph Klibansky, the rising star of contemporary art, but – more modestly – of the writer, seduced at first sight by an artist who, unlike many of his colleagues, does not choose the path of provocation and shock...

A VIEW WITH A ROOM… – LEGEND HILL MAURITIUS

Mauritius. Home of the legendary Dodo, turquoise seas, and verdant hills. An air of quiet mystery surrounds this island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. With its beaches, lagoons, and reefs, exotic flora and fauna, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had landed in Paradise. They say money can’t buy happiness, but it...

VISIONNAIRE’S ITALIAN FLAIR

The Italian Flair is a new events format that Visionnaire has been organising with its partners in Europe, Asia and America since October 2018 to promote Made in Italy culture and consolidate brand recognition at all latitudes. An important occasion and space for presenting the history and development of the brand to customers, architects,...

VIAREGGIO POLO BEACH CUP – 10th ANNIVERSARY

The tradition of Polo on the beach in Versilia – Italy – returns to its origins, in Viareggio, where 10 years ago one of the major events of this sport on the Tyrrhenian coast came to life. Patrizia Lencioni, the charming founder and promoter of the Viareggio Polo Cup looks delighted at our meeting. The reason...

LE CHALET ZANNIER

Megève is special place, where people seem to have agreed to welcome visitors with elegance, kindness and sincerity. The Chalet Zannier, with its particular structure and the unmistakable atmosphere, is certainly unique: it’ s truly “a special place in a special place”. Three chalets combined, only 12 rooms, a wellness center, a lounge bar and a...

THE STAN LEE STORY BY TASCHEN

STAN LEE, whose passing on November 12th 2018 will be mourned by millions, was the embodiment of an old-fashioned American archetype: the likeable, industrious hustler, whose enthusiasm for self-advancement was uncorrupted by callousness or cynicism. He was an entrepreneur and an opportunist, a showman, a creative dynamo, and a visionary. More than any other...

PORTO MONTENEGRO COMING OF AGE

Since 2008, Porto Montenegro has offered a life less ordinary for visitors looking to discover luxury in authentic surroundings. But today, this exclusive setting is increasingly being chosen to host events to remember, or even as a place to call home. The scene is idyllic. “Imagine you’re cruising the calm, sparkling waters of Boka...