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Busy People

"It is the month of June, The month of leaves and roses, When pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses."
Nathaniel Parker Willis

This is a very busy month! In fact everyone is so busy these days! People rushing here, there and everywhere, doing this, that and the other. No time to breathe, not a moment to spare. Busy, busy, busy!

Sometimes though you do need to stop and sometimes there comes a time when you have to reach out and ask for a helping hand. Success is measured in so many ways and means different things to different people. Feeling satisfied and feeling content is the reward to being successful. It is not always necessary to run around like a headless chicken and worry that you are running out of time because you know what? There is always tomorrow, always another day!

Taking a well earned rest is the best way to recharge and restore energy and get the va va voom that is driving you to be as successful as you can be.

The Riviera Woman has been busy for the past 10 years, busy building a strong brand and reputation. We are passionate about everything we do and everyone we feature and when I think of our humble beginnings, I never believed how stimulated and empowered I would be as a consequence of meeting so many people who have made The Riviera Woman what it is today.

We are introducing our Busy Pages for busy people. It is an easy way for any small business or individual to advertise what it is that you do and reach a new audience. Our promise is that we will be extremely busy by making sure that you exist and we will do everything we can so you and your business will be busy, busy, busy!

It's an exciting time and we hope you will take a break from your busy schedule to enjoy all the features and articles on The Riviera Woman.

Interview: The Principality & the Princess - Nina Menegatto

Seborga is the Italian Principality above Bordighera. I have met a few Princesses in my life and I cannot deny that the meeting with Princess Nina was not only fun but uplifting and empowering. Nina Menegatto is a very busy Princess... Read more

Interview: A cheeky peek into the life of Mark Dezzani: would-be Prince! 

Mark Dezzani, a local resident is best known for his voice on Riviera Radio and Radio Caroline and he is a very busy DJ. Recently he hit the headlines around the world with his bid to become the next Prince of Seborga. As a long time friend of Mark, we wanted to know a little more about his mission and to read his replies to our famous 5 questions. Read more

Exclusive! Ibrahim: Destiny’s Child

In March, Melissa Roen was asked by a volunteer at Caritas Ventimiglia if she would transcribe young asylum seekers’ stories, whose motives for seeking refuge in Europe are, often times, misunderstood. This month in the second of our true stories Melissa has been as busy as ever and meets Ibrahim... Read more 

Wellness: Anette Shine - Be A Yogi at Work - Part 2

As more and more of us work harder and longer days and so busy, companies are beginning to value the importance of investing in opportunities to de-stress with very positive and results. This month Yoga steps outside... Read more

Judy Churchill: Change your habits and excel at being excellent.

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 our busy coach Judy Churchill explains how to change your habits and still be excellent. 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. If you have been busy you will benefit from the Get Recovery Juice (Smoothie) to hydrate and invigorate the body. Read more

Featured Artist: Alicia Healey

Our featured artist is English born Alicia Healey, who has been busy launching her new website 'Alicia Healey Art'. A largely self-taught artist Alicia enjoys painting dogs and buildings. We have chosen a selection of our favourites. See more

Fashion: Federica Nardoni Spinetta: Beach & Cashmere Monaco

Beach & Cashmere Monaco is the Monegasque fashion house established in 2005 by Federica Nardoni Spinetta. The brand produces swimwear, pret-a-porter womenwear and accessories, reflecting the creative spirit of the Monte-Carlo chic attitude: luxury articles appreciated for their style, elegance and glamour. Read more

Beauty: Filling in the gaps: Understanding Dermal Fillers 

Fillers are one of the most requested esthetic treatments which give amazing results. We speak with Dr. Jean-Luc Vigneron and talk about the history, benefits of fillers and the importance of dealing with experts... Read more

Sarah's Vignettes: The Returning Tide by Liz Fenwick

Sarah Swan just loves to read books, books and more books. With the summer coming, time to get busy reading. This month Sarah shares with us her review on the book titled 'The Returning Tide' by Liz Fenwick... Read more

Julia Moore: School holidays, hats and digital grandparents 

Julia Moore has a busy summer approaching and is on a mission to be the best grandmother to her very young grand-daughter, as long as she communicate with her from the cellar when she visits, whilst continuing to do something with hats... Read more

Recipes: Lemon Curd: a le Mentonnais

This recipe is a real treat. Lemon Curd made from fresh local grown organic lemons could not be easier. This month Marlys Alfiler-Schuermann has been busy making lots of jars of lemon curd and also tells us how... Read more 

Beauty: How long is long enough when testing a skincare product

Whenever you start using a new skin product it is normal to want to see the result as soon as possible. But the key is to be more patient and with time you will be able to see the benefits. Read more


Events: Cancer Support Group 06 - Race for LIfe... taking place June 11th at the beautiful l'Etang park in Mougins. See full details


Events: Vivaitalia (Britalia) Club this June 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, Sanremo and Ventimiglia and also the monthly English Film Night in Dolceacqua. More details HERE and on Facebook - Meet Up or Website


Monaco: Professional Women's Network - Cindy Egolf

Join Cindy Egolf in Monaco on Thursday 15th June 2017, for an inspirational business networking lunch starting at 12:00 until 14:00. Guest speaker Anna Fill and the topic is 'What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?'. Venue: Address Restaurant in Monte-Carlo. See full details


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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