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Ready Steady Here We Go...

Ready Steady Here We Go...

And so here we are... A very Happy New Year to you!

I know that every year we wonder where the previous year went but this time I am saying where did the last 10 years go? The Riviera Woman celebrates 10 years later this year and it's incredible to think of how the magazine has developed and grown over the past decade, having started from humble beginnings.

One of the most wonderful things about running the online magazine has been the people I have met and those who have contributed and the inspiration I have personally drawn from every experience. The Riviera Woman has achieved great things by always remaining true and not feeling as though we must go in any one particular direction. The challenges we have overcome and problems have been stepping stones to interesting solutions. There has never been a dull day in The Riviera Woman land.

And so we knuckle down and see what is in store not just for this year but hopefully the next 10 years, and whatever does happen we will try and make it as fun as possible.

I am going to leave you at this point with this thoughtful quote from G.K. Chesterton...

“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.”

Woman Of The Month - 2016

The 'Woman of the Month' feature is about real women doing real things and on The Riviera Woman, we love to read stories that inspire us. As we start a new year, we like to recall our women of the month of 2016 as they deserve to be mentioned again. The Riviera Woman decided that perhaps those famous 5 questions should be answered by an unusual candidate? Read more

Bio Hair: Magnificent Metallic Hair

This 2017 Bio Hair are introducing a new range of metallic hair colours of shades of grey and rose. There are 6 beautiful hues to choose from and Bio Hair will help you make a statement and feel like a millon dollars with these fabulous magical metallic. Read more

Melissa Roen: Sexy Beasts and Beautiful Creatures: How to write a sizzling sexual scenario

Melissa Roen author of Last Call For Caviar and its sequel Maya Rising has shared many of her experiences as an independent writer. This month Melissa reveals and describes the process of how to create a sex scene in print... Read more

Anette Shine: Yoga - The New Year

Anette Shine Yoga and Fitness Expert continues her positive wellness message to help you find peace within yourself and shine continually thoughout 2017, whatever the challenges may be. Join Anette at one of her many Yoga classes at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel. See more

Fashion: Private Diamond Club - Everlasting Emeralds

The Private Diamond Club have now introduced into their collection a few beautiful emerald pieces ‘Elizabeth‘ and ‘Estella‘. These rings are created using quality stones and 18 carat white gold. We also learn more about the beautiful green stone, it's history and association with royalty and romance... Read more

Judy Churchill: Personal Experiences: War of the Wardrobes

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. In article 6 Judy Churchill talks to Soude Booth about the 'War of the Wardrobes'. Read more

Julia Moore: But Why Did They Do That? Future Festive Fun 

Julia Moore embarks on a journey of reflection. The arrival of a new family member, born during the last Festive Season, is the perfect way to focus the mind on what the future will be for them?... Read more

Food and Recipe: Zucchini Pasta - A Raw Favourite!

Let's start the year with some tasty, easy to make food to help detox, cleanse and freshen our palettes after all the over-eating during the Christmas and New Year festivities. Read more

People and Places: Hotel Villa Elisa Celebrates New Spa

The Oggero family have run the Hotel Villa Elisa since the 1900s. In 2017 the hotel continues to carry the same family traditions and values and now they have opened a beautiful new Spa and wellness centre for an even more enjoyable experience. See more

Win Melissa Roen's award winning two book series

The Riviera Woman has been delighted to feature American author Melissa Roen. Her 2 books: Last Call For Caviar and its sequel Maya Rising have been causing rather a buzz with The Riviera Woman readers. Until the 15th January, you can win both books in our competition: Enter Now

Don't Forget! 28 January 2017, Chinese New Year (Year of the Rooster)


Events: Vivaitalia (Britalia) Club this January 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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