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Fashion Designer Alessandra Vicedomini is Monaco Life’s fashion contributor, keeping readers up to date on all things couture.
The inviting waters of Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort have been voted the best in the world, outshining the finest hotels in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. The 17th edition of the distinguished Prix Villégiature Awards was held on 14th October at Château de Ferrières, with a jury composed of 22 influential […]
Following the launch of SheCanHeCan’s Equality Pledge in September, an event that sought to increase awareness about our collective responsibility and ability to make gender equality a reality, their first mission to act on this national call for equality is to tackle period inequality in Monaco. Project Manager Kasey Robinson’s pledge is to “end period […]
Monegasque gastronomic fare took a trip to the subcontinent for four days in September to present the Monaco Organic Food Fair in the vibrant “city of all dreams”, Mumbai. Monaco Tourism Board (DTC), the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM), and Michelin-star chef Marcel Ravin of the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort organised the event […]
This Thursday at the Hermitage Hotel, Monaco Life fashion contributor Alessandra Vicedomini will present her fall/winter collection. The Italian beauty tells us what to expect from the Monaco showing. Monaco Life: How different is this than the last fall/winter collection? Alessandra Vicedomini: This fall/winter collection is about Navaho jacquard dresses and jumpers, see-through mohair oversized sweaters, […]
“Exploration yachts are a trend we have seen for the last two years,” says Johan Pizzardini, Communications and Media Manager for the Monaco Yacht Show. “People don’t want to charter the most expensive yacht - they want a yacht with unique experiences.”“This is particularly true for younger customers,” he continues. “If they’re cruising in the Antarctic, they’ll often invite scientists for a research project. It’s not just about sunning yourself in the Bahamas.” Billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli has donated his 96-metre explorer superyacht, Vava II, to be used for several scientific expeditions. It has been loaned to the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and other research universities from around the world. Mark Duncan, Fraser Yachts Business Development Director, says: “I can think of four or five yachts currently under construction which are being built to an owner’s spec that include research facilities.” One example is the 183-metre Rev Ocean, due to launch in 2020, accommodating a permanent team of up to 60 scientists. It’s being designed to research CO2 emissions’ impact on the oceans, plastic pollution, and unsustainable fishing.
Bannenburg says: “There was a period before the financial crisis when there was an element of market speculation - people were buying shipyard building slots in order to sell them on quickly for profit,” says superyacht designer Dickie Bannenberg. “It only affirmed that a financial crisis was due. No one needs a yacht. It’s by and large the passion that drives them to do it."