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Flavio Briatore, the flamboyant entrepreneur who runs Cipriani and Twiga in Monaco, is adding a new venture, Cova, a Milanese-inspired top-end café in collaboration with luxury goods group LVMH, described as a café where “everything happens” … working men stand at the front bar sinking espressos . Fur-clad gran dame demolish midday cocktails in the main salon.”
The new Cova cafe will open at 19 boulevard des Moulins and will be the first in Europe outside Italy. Paula Faccioli, CEO of COVA, said that the company expects COVA in Monte-Carlo to be an example and a symbol of excellence in the world.
Briatore added: “Monegasques as well as the international communities that are drawn to the Principality are accustomed to high standards in terms of quality and service.”
Monaco Life reached out to COVA, who currently has cafes in several Asian cities, including Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai, for comment.
A new photo book paying tribute to the 126 people who work behind the scenes at the Prince’s Palace and his private home, Roc Agel, has been released.
Prince Albert has joined a gathering of the entire Red Cross Movement in Geneva for a conference under the theme: ‘Acting today to shape the world of tomorrow’.
Monaco now has four new Ambassadors from Belarus, Malayia, Mali and the European Union.
For the first time, Monte Carlo will play host to the World Top Model final, set to take place on 14th December at the Fairmont Hotel.
The city of Nice has prepared a major commemoration on Friday, July 14, to honour the victims of last year’s horrific Bastille Day atrocity on the Promenade des Anglais.
Between 9 am and 6 pm, 12,000 blue, white and red plaques will be distributed to the public on Quai des Etats-Unis. The immense message made up by the individual plaques will be filmed by a drone and shown on screens at around 8 pm.
A military parade will take place on Place Masséna, in the presence of 2,000 guests, from 4:30-6:30 pm. In the air, the Patrouille de France will also pay tribute to the victims, to the security forces, doctors and nurses and all the professionals who mobilised 12 months ago in the wake of the attack, which took the lives of 86 people.
President Macron is expected to join the Mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, during the ceremonies.
In the evening, the Promenade des Anglais will be the focal point of events, with the showing of the film "Himalaya", the reading of texts by eight actors, a concert by the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choir de l'Opéra. A fireworks display and a concert that will end with the Marseillaise and an ultimate Nissa la Bella. Eighty-six giant light beams, one for each of the victims, will shine out over the Bay.
At 10:45 pm, the public will disperse to the sound of Pachelbel's Canon.
Major road diversions are planned during the day.