Several streets will undergo roadworks from Sunday, October 22, until Friday, October 27, in rotation.
The roads affected are avenue de la Costa, avenue de l’Annonciade, avenue de la Madone, rue Louis Aureglia, lacets St Léon and rue du Ténao. To minimise the impact on traffic, this work will take place at night, usually from 7 pm to 6 am, starting with Avenue de la Costa.
The operation involves the removal of the top five centimetres of road surface and the laying of new tarmac. In some cases, work will involve the closure of neighbouring streets.
Following the resurfacing of avenue de la Costa, work will take place on avenue de l’Annonciade for two nights, followed by avenue de la Madone. Parking will also be prohibited while the work is underway. Avenue de Grande Bretagne will be closed, except to residents, for two nights.
The last street to be resurfaced will be rue du Ténao, from Wednesday, October 25, to Thursday, October 26.
[caption id="attachment_21095" align="alignnone" width="640"] Eva Roje, Olga Barrale, Iliyan Popova and Tina Lyberaki at LULL's Monaco Shopping Guide Crème de la Crème: La Condamine launch[/caption]
Last night, tucked back on the Rue de Millo in the newly revamped LULL showroom boutique, the Monaco Shopping Guide Creme de la Creme: La Condamine launched.
Olga Barrale, the glam PR behind some of Monaco’s coolest events, and Yannick Barrale of LULL Boutique played host for the evening as guests perused the racks of Maison Noir fur coats and vintage Levi’s.
The Crème de la Crème guide is a comprehensive shopping guide with a directory of La Condamine’s best addresses from boutiques to nightlife and restaurants in the quartier, to interviews with Monaco notables in French and English. This edition features Chantal Thomas fashion designer/founder of her eponymous lingerie brand and the mind behind MONARK club, and Michelin starred chef Xavier Mathieu of RICE in Les Halles Gourmandes.
The cover created by Kemsky features Grace Kelly in traditional Monaco red and white with her namesake Hermes bag, sauntering through the street, shopping bags in hand, while Princess Caroline and Karl Lagerfeld chat in the background.
[caption id="attachment_21096" align="alignnone" width="640"] Yannick Barrale between Thomas and Anthony from Emilys Cookies[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_21099" align="alignnone" width="568"] Yana Weiman[/caption]
Among the champagne sipping guests was Miss Vice-Russia and L’Officiel cover star Yana Weiman in a blush coloured perforated MAJE brand dress that complimented her summer tan. Yana accessorised with classic Valentino Rockstud sandals and a gold Chanel mini.
Checking out the carefully-curated offerings in LULL Boutique, I spotted web influencers and reality stars Martika Caringella and Julian Guirado from Moundir et les Apprentis Aventuriers 2, who dished to me about starring in the upcoming television show Les Marseillais VS Le Reste du Monde 2, and Martika’s upcoming jewellery range “Pieces of My Religion”.
The model donned a gold necklace from the collection featuring religious symbols from different religions with a printed ALLYSON dress while Julian kept it simple with a white shirt, fitted trousers and Gucci slip-ons.
[caption id="attachment_21098" align="alignnone" width="615"] Reality stars Martika Caringella and Julien Guirado[/caption]
During the evening I had the chance to chat with Olga, notably clad in total Chanel while balancing her young daughter. I asked her about her luxury blog entitled “HAUTE TODAY” which she described to me as just a collection of things that she is interested in. From cars with artificial intelligence to the latest Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda collections and to the promotion of Mexico City in Monaco as a luxury destination during the Grand Prix, Olga Barrale has her eye on innovation in the luxury sector.
Showing me how she and Yannick transformed the boutique into a multi-purpose space complete with a multimedia production studio and tailoring area they are blazing a trail in Monaco when it comes to creating “shopping experiences”.
A favourite of Monaco hotel concierges, you can get your copy of Crème de La Crème on Monaco newsagents, the tourism office, and Condamine shops.
Instagram sensation and style blogger Louis Pisano writes SuperficialLivingDiary.com. Article first published August 31, 2017.
The number of British citizens who have requested French nationality rocketed by 254 percent last year in the wake of the Brexit vote, according to Interior Ministry figures.
The numbers remains relatively small out of the total of Britons living in France, estimated to be up to 400,000, but the increase has accelerated since January, suggesting the figures for 2017 could be far higher. In Picardy, some 27 requests have been sent in this year, compared to zero in 2016.
"These are Britons who have been settled in France for a long time, often married to French nationals," said the Oise prefecture. The vast majority are older expatriates.
"In interviews, they have said that Brexit prompted them to ask for French nationality, as they had serious concerns about the possibility of being able to live in France after the negotiations."
It takes about 18 months for an application to be processed, and, as can be imagined, the paperwork is extensive. The application process requires legalised birth and marriage certificates, criminal records (all translated into French by a recognised translator) as well as a French "integration language" test for the under-60s.
In an follow-up interview, applicants must demonstrate their ability to speak in French correctly and "sufficient knowledge of the history and culture of French society".
The total number of application for French citizenship jumped from 385 in 2015 to 1,363 last year, a record number. However, the increase in the number of applications in France falls far short of neighbouring Germany, where the numbers increased by 361 per cent last year to 2,865.