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The distinguishable 80-metre La Belle, the first superyacht designed for women, is the baby of Monaco-based designer Lidia Bersani.
Described as “a jewel”, gold, precious stones, pearls and crystals, the floors are clad with mother of pearl, onyx, silk and fur carpets, gold and flower mosaics while crystals and gold columns decorate all the decks. The off-white, ivory, cream and gold colours are Bersani’s trademark.
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Monaco’s National Day, celebrated on Tuesday, was filled with all wonderful pomp and ceremony the people of the Principality have come to expect, but this year, the crowds had even more. Everyone was positively enchanted by the nearly five-year old princely twins, who adorably made the day. National Day, held every 19th November, is about […]
A rare survivor of the nuclear blast that effectively ended World War II in the Pacific has spoken to a group of mesmerised students and staff members at Lycée Albert I. Organised by the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), The high school’s history and geography class were told the incredible and sad true […]
October has come to be known as ‘Pink October’ and many Monegasque organisations, as well as the government, are supporting the cause. Roughly two million women were diagnosed with breast cancer last year worldwide and of those an estimated 627,000 will die from the disease. That comes out to 15% of all cancer deaths for […]
A joint meeting was held last week between the Monegasque Ambassador to the US and Honorary Consuls from nine major North American cities to discuss collaborative efforts for the next calendar year. Considered one of America’s greenest cities, Seattle was the setting for the confluence and attracted the Monaco representatives for its achievements regarding environmental […]
Most dog owners think that their dogs are wonderful and unique, and after spending some time with the Golden Retriever, Maya, we must agree that she is a pretty special canine.
1. How long have you had Maya?
“We got her from a breeder in the US when she was 3 months old, and she is 11 years old now. She was the princess in our house before our sons were born, but now her place has gone down a bit.”
2. Does she like living in Monaco?
“She loves the sea, and she loves to swim more than anything else. She will even go in the water in the middle of winter…and then shiver for 3 hours afterwards.”
3. Does she get on well with everyone?
“She can be a bit snobby, mostly she just ignores most other dogs. If provoked she gets very aggressive and the other dogs generally run away quickly.”
4. What makes Maya most happy?
“She is really driven by three things; food, petting, and swimming.”
5. What does she like to eat?
“She loves to eat, and eats most everything although we try to give her a mainly raw diet. She especially loves broccoli and comes running as soon as she sees it.”
6. What do you like about having a dog?
“She is a great companion and when you have a dog it makes people smile and stop to chit-chat. It connects you to other people.”
7. Is it difficult to have a big dog?
“We take her everywhere and take trips by car so we can bring her. She is a member of the family.”
8. Maya is so calm and mellow, how did she get to be like that?
“Good breeding mostly, we choose her very carefully. And she has an amazing capacity to understand. She spends most of her time off the leash and is extremely obedient.”
9. What makes Maya such a special dog?
“She is good at reading your moods. The moment I think about her, she comes to me. She rarely disobeys. She is practically a person, or at least one of the world’s best dogs.”