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'ANNA FILL' blog for August 01, 2010

A Meeting of Minds

There is no doubt Summer is beating down on us. The Riviera is pungent with the smells of sizzling sun cream and sensational summer flowers.

The holiday feel is full on but in Riviera Woman land the work goes on... if you can call it work!

High above Monaco, The Vista Palace Hotel played host to our Chatroom: 'Making the most of yourself'. We were pleased to feature some new specialists and we all agreed that you must make the most of yourself because 'You're worth it!'.

You may want to take advantage of our Competition to win a beautiful skin care range gift box by Alexandra Soveral. Give it a go... You are worth it!

The Riviera Woman is For You About You and here we go:


This month it was a privilege to talk with Ambassador Henri Fissore, Monaco's Ambassador to Japan, Australia and Portugal.

The Grimaldi Forum are the hosts of the Japanese exhibition 'Kyoto - Tokyo from Samurai to Mangas'. It is an amazing exhibition. We spoke to the curator Greg Irvine from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London about his collection. The exhibition runs through until 12th September and the official opening took place in the presence of HSH Prince Albert and Prince and Princess Hitachi of Japan.

The Riviera Woman gave two tickets to our lucky winner: Josephine McKenzie of Nice.

At a breakfast meeting at the Café de Paris, Monaco's Health Minister M. Stéphane Valeri spoke about the ambitious new hospital project. We were able to ask M. Valeri in a short interview about the project and the huge benefits it will bring to so many people.

Career changes happen for many reasons but I was intrigued by Tom Saunders career shift from architecture to tarot. He really was an extremely fascinating person to talk to and he had a few surprises for me.

Back in Monaco at Stars 'n' Bars, Marie Diamond star of the film 'The Secret', talks to me about how she became a renowned Feng Shui expert. Marie reveals to me that The Riviera Woman was on her 'vision board'... You can find out more by watching the interview.

Our Regulars:

Sarah Bartlett - Astrologer, has the August Horoscopes.

Kate Cobb - Career Expert, continues to be assertive: Nice girls don't say "No".

Maureen Moss - Travel Writer, shares her experience with Okavango in Botswana.

Anne Naylor - Helps you to reflect on Yourself.

Janet Holroyd - On a musical mission, goes forth note by note. Listen to: "Me and My Heart".

Deborah Sheffield - Has the August Wine Tip from Argentina.

Matthew Moss - Art Expert, explains what to do when on the move: Travels with My Art.

Our Features:

The Wind Rose - Tramontana blows a gale or two.

Breakdown Rules OK - Care and attention is always needed. This is a tribute to a special lady 'Hafsia Marrot'.

Moving With The Times: Where Women Work - Julia Moore sets you a test.

Humanity in war - The Monaco Red Cross is paying a tribute to Henry Dunant, founder of The Red Cross.

Just Sign... Part 2 - Pam Smith continues her house buying escapades.

Let's Face It - Wendy York finds beauty in a poem by W.B Yeats.

Being A Riviera Woman - Louise Strachan writes about her passion for Nice.


Tanya Leslie - Has a selection of Film Reviews.

Upcoming Events:

Every August Dolceacqua explodes with a spectacular pyrotechnic and firework show. It is not to be missed. The date is Saturday August 21st. Arrive early. You can see a short clip from last year.

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