The Riviera Woman continues with the new feature 'Woman Of The Month'. This month we introduce you to 'Pauline Minnis'.
Every month we will feature a different woman from all walks of life, nationality, profession... If you would like to nominate someone, let us know.
Paula Traboulsi, Monika del Campo Bacardi, Sandrine Garbagnati-Knoell, Marquise Roberta Gilardi Sestito, Elizabeth Wessel, Inna Mayer, Tina Zegg
On Saturday, December 15th in the magnificent Salle Empire of the Hotel de Paris took place another edition of the glamorous Christmas Ball marking the opening of the winter season in Monte-Carlo. The founder Sandrine Garbagnati with the assistance of an international committee of accomplished women this year chose to give the proceeds of the event to the association « Monaco Aide et Presence » that promotes educational opportunities and access to health care for children around the world.
Santa Claus was there for the traditional pictures, and singer Ivana Vanoli brought the Christmas cheer with her Holiday songs, while the Swiss designer AKRIS presented a top class fashion show. Andrea T Mendoza, resident DJ Billionaire had the jet set guests dancing well past the midnight hour. Among the sponsors Bank Sarasin and the jeweller Zegg&Cerlati.
Education for Art and Science Dinner at the oceanographic Museum.
Promoting the importance of employing artistic skills, such as drawing and sketching, in the education of Nature and Science. Read More...
On Wednesday evening, December 12th during the traditional YCM winter cocktail HSH Prince Albert II welcomed the new society members and presented a report on the activities of the club and the progress of the new clubhouse.
The most convivial moment was when the new members exchanged their ties for the one with the logo of the club and celebrated with a toast of traditional blue drink representing the sea.
Photo by Celina Lafuente de Lavotha: HSH Prince Albert making his presentation surrounded by the members of the board
The Spice Girls have influenced the music scene with their vivacious personalities and catchy songs.
And now 16 years after they were formed, we have Viva Forever, the musical.
Read more and see the Spice Girls on video.
The Private Equity and Venture Capital Association held their end of yesr General Assembly at The Monte Carlo Bay.
Guest speaker was author Francesco Bongiovanni.
Read more and see video of a recent talk he gave about the Decline and Fall of Europe.