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PS Men: don’t feel left out; you are very welcome here too!

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Man About Town

Man About Town

Welcome to April! This month we are featuring some of the men in our area who are part of the community we live in and who are doing great things. I did wonder if some of you may have thought this was an April Fool's joke but no, not at all... It has been a wonderful experience for me too to put together various features and articles about men on the Riviera without ignoring our regular Riviera Women of course.

Life is so much more complete, fun and exciting when we have a good mix of people in the pot. Points of view coming from different angles makes life much richer and far more interesting. No-one likes a know-it-all because how can one person or gender have or know all the answers? A mutual respect for gender, age, race, nationality has to be a priority and makes perfect sense. We all have something to give and something useful to say and I have always said that people need people and in return we become better individuals.

To have special people in your life is like gold dust... very precious... so take care of them and tell your friends how special they are!

We are approaching the Easter weekend and before we know it summer will be upon us... We have much to look forward to so let's celebrate life in the fullest way possible and be grateful and happy for the little things in life that make such a difference, and to enjoy the company of everyone around us, our family and true friends who really make our lives so worth while.

I wish you an absolutely amazing April!

An Interview with Philip Culazzo... The Monaco Tipple

What made one Monaco resident decide to create an exclusive orange liqueur which is so Monte Carlo? We speak to Philip Culazzo about his venture for L'Orangerie, the Monaco tipple. Read more

A chat with local dentist Mauro Pegliasco... Open wide! 

Mauro Pegliasco is a dentist based in Ventimiglia, Italy. We chat about why he chose his profession and how he calms people down when he says those famous words 'Open wide'... and what he enjoys doing in his spare time. Read more

Featured Artist: Olivier Scarpelli

We are delighted to feature artist Olivier Scarpelli, who was born in Nice and loves to incorporate the colours of the Mediterranean sea and sky into his paintings and has a very unusual theme... Read more

Meet the Author: Michael Nelson 

On Easter Saturday 15th April, at 11am, Michael Nelson, author of 'Queen Victoria and the Discovery of the Riviera' and 'Americans and the Making of the Riviera' will be giving a talk and signing copies of his new book at Antibes Books... Read more

Health: Man Flu - Fact or Fiction?

We use the term 'man flu' when describing how men tend to complain of having flu when in fact they are only sufferng from a little cold. However interesting news confirms man flu actually exists and why... Read more

Food & Recipes: Man Food - Tortilla de Patatas

We serve up a dish that we believe will satisfy the appetite of a hungry man. It is not only based on a few good wholesome and simple ingredients, it is easy to make  and will suit vegetarians.  Read more

Bio Hair - Precious Nature - Italian Hair Menu

Taking care of your hair is Bio Hair's No.1 priority. Precious Nature is the Italian Hair Menu range to use in the salon and at home. Full of goodness... time to feed your hair. Read more

Judy Churchill: Personal Experiences: What makes a successful woman?

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 what makes a successful woman... Read more

Wellness: Anette Shine - Chanting to Feel Good 

Chanting can be a way to restore a feeling of well-being and lift emotions... Anette Shine will be leading a new chanting group in Cap d'Ail once a month... Read more

Julia Moore: Caught in the Act: A New (st) age of nudity?

Julia has a somewhat fascinating time at a naked Eastern European circus... which leaves nothing for the imagination to explore... Would you book a ticket? Read more

Jill Pirdas: Journey to the Saneeswaran Temple in India

Jill Pirdas has just returned from a trip to south India. She is privilaged to have been able to live experiences off the beaten tourist track. Jill now knows why cow's uteruses hang in trees, how to run away from an elephant, why termites nests are often reveared and can give you tips on head shaving. Read more

Annie Sweet: A Fortunate Encounter with a Nice Dentist 

An unfortunate encounter with the floor was not what Annie Sweet planned but on this occasion where there is pain there is gain and a very pleasant female dentist in Nice. Read more


Events: Vivaitalia (Britalia) Club this April 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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