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During my former tea-making days at Vogue and then its sibling magazine, World of Interiors, I learnt about the symbiotic relationship between fashion and interiors. Denim would adorn a model in the fashion magazine one spring, then cover a cushion in the interior magazine the next autumn. In the age of social media, these parallel worlds collide so often that they work in unison promoting tartans one season, florals the next. Nowadays fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren and Hermès even have their own interior décor departments.
In the lead up to the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show, I am interviewing two luminaries of the yacht design industry: Sabrina Monteleone and Joseph Leone. Both were born to Italian tailors (Sabrina’s father was the tailor to Aristotle Onassis). Both have fashion industry backgrounds. Both have succeeded in revolutionising the yacht design industry.
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Monaco has a new bailiff, or huissier as known locally, who was sworn in earlier this week.
General crime rates in the Principality dropped by a significant 16% between the years 2016 and 2019, and street crime by an impressive 52%.
As part of the newly approved Palais Honoria housing project, a gantry will be installed above Boulevard de Belgique, creating temporary traffic impediments in the area.
Thomas Fouilleron, Director of Archives and Prince's Palace Library, and Colonel Tony Varo, Superior Commander of the Public Force, have been distinguished by the French High Authorities.
The number of foreign tourists visiting France has fallen by seven percent since the start of the year, and the French government is blaming factors other than terrorism.
Jean-Marc Ayrault, Foreign Minister, will be hosting a summit in September to address the issues, which include bad weather and strikes, he said.
In a report released Tuesday by the Regional Tourism Committee, the number of visitors to Paris “from other parts of France and foreign countries” in the first six months of the year fell by 1 million to 14.9 million compared with the same period last year.
The terror attacks, particularly the atrocity in Nice on July 14, had the most impact on wealthier tourists and visitors from Asia, the minister added. A sum of €1 million had already been allocated to promote tourism nationally after last year’s terror attacks in Paris, and now an additional €500,000 has been designated to the PACA region by the central government following the Bastille Day attack that caused the deaths of 85 people, including several tourists.