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Here comes the sun...

Here comes the sun...

How lovely it is to once again feel the warm air and see a return to brighter, lighter, longer days. What a tonic and morale booster it is spending more time outdoors in the sunshine. The bees are already getting busy, the birds are chirping and it's wonderful to witness nature coming alive. Spring is really on the way!

I don't actually mind the winter, not with the roaring fires and hot tasty comfort foods but... how lovely it is to start to peel away the layers and to ditch the woollies and boots for pretty tops and flip flops.

Even when it rains here it still looks beautiful, especially with the clouds wrapping themselves around the mountain tops and hanging in the valleys, but then... when the sun peeks through, what a sight!

Just one of many great things that happens when the sun comes out, are the precious moments spent with friends outdoors and stocking up on all that lovely 'sunshine vitamin' that we absorb from our bright yellow ball in the sky. As spring takes hold colours are reborn, punching their way through budding flowers... blooming marvellous! And as time goes by our terraces and gardens explode to become works of natural art.

Well I am going to call it a wrap for now because there's a lot to do and guess what? Here comes the sun.... and I want to enjoy every second of it.

Wishing you the most fabulous March and oh, don't forget, the clocks go forward one hour on 26th March 2017 at 2am and then it really will be the 1st day of spring... See you soon!

Couple Of The Month - 2017

We are so thrilled to introduce you to another 'Couple of the Month'... Valerie Gardner and Vilmo Alberti who are an adorable couple living in Pigna, Italy. Read their story and answers to the 6 questions they both had to agree on. Read more

Bio Hair: Revolution - End Split Ends

Everyone at some point suffers from split ends. Bio Hair are introducing a new technique to tackle the issue without the need to have a harsh hair cut. The Split-Ender preserves the length and restores good healthy looking hair. Read more

Melissa Roen: Dystopian Prophecy: Can fiction become reality?

At first glance, the idea that dystopian fiction can be a form of prophecy may seem preposterous--or at best, presumptuous... Award winning author Melissa Roen explores the possibility of how present global situations are resembling certain pages of George Orwell's 1984.  Read more

**Congratulations to Stacy Townsend winner of our
February Competition with "It Works". See

Featured Artist: Nicola Powys

This March we feature Nicola Powys, who describes herself as an artist, teacher and creative guide living in Antibes on the French Riviera. We take our own tour of her website and feature 4 pieces of her artwork. See more

Fashion: A diamond moment! Forever in love. 

The giving of engagement rings from a man to a woman has taken place for centuries but how much do you know about this tradition and display of true and eternal love? Read more

Wellness: Anette Shine - The Balancing Act

We all strive to have a healthy lifestyle, so we look at how being able to control your balance can be a key to a healthy mind. Read more

Health: Organic Detox Bar - Juice Of The Month

Tara Ostrowe is Chief nutritionist and author of the Organic Religion Detox Program. On The Riviera Woman, we will feature organic juices full of pure goodness. This month we feature the Great 4 Juice for an energy & vitamin boost. Read more

Judy Churchill: Personal Experiences: Why we all need Disruption!

Our inspirational series of themed articles based either on people’s personal experience or questions that tend to reoccur in coaching sessions and are of interest to us all. This month Judy Churchill talks about why we all need disruption... Read more

Julia Moore: Building Relationships: 4 Simons and a Peter

Julia Moore embarks on another journey of reflection with the trials and tribulations of house rennovation and those you meet along the way... Read more 

Food and Recipes: Boost your Brain - Foods to eat

A healthy mind will help you live longer and recent studies have said that the Mediterranean diet can boost brain power and slow down the ageing process of the brain... Read more

Health: The Great Humble Dandelion

We normally think of dandelions as weeds growing wild but in fact these yellow flowers have many healing properties and can be so very good for us in many ways... Read more


Events: Vivaitalia (Britalia) Club this March 2017

Vivaitalia (Formerly Britalia) - We are the group that loves all things Italian. We organise monthly aperitivos, film nights, pizza nights, gourmet delights, walks, trips and a whole lot more. Join us for our Aperos in Bordighera and Sanremo and also the monthly English Film Night in Dolceacqua. Details on Facebook - Meet Up or Website



Our Monaco reporter, Celina Lafuente de Lavotha keeps us updated with the news from the Principality - from culture to entertainment. Enjoy!

For all that's happening in Monaco and where to go, where to eat, take a look at maBoum.


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