What a glorious summer so far... Well, maybe a little too hot but when you look around at the stunning views be it with the mountains or sea, the skies and even when listening to the non-stop cicadas... we really have very little to complain about!
The summer I love is when life outdoors takes over... lunch and dinner is eaten al fresco, tasting extra special with produce grown in your own garden. Aperos whilst watching the sun go down and listening to the waves gently swaying back and forth, feeling extra special with the odd glass of prosecco... or two! And even a crazy party at home with lots of fun lovin' people who share a passion for having a good time with some great music and like-minded friends.
Life is what you make it and through both the good times and bad times, sharing these times, making memories with people that matter will be what keeps you focused and keeps you grounded. Dreams can come true and as someone very wise said to me... 'If you can dream it, then you can do it!'
Whatever you do for the rest of the summer, make sure you do something for you. It doesn't matter what... it could something you have been putting off or somewhere you wanted to go or someone you kept meaning to contact... don't put it off, do it! You'll be glad you did!
A special thank you to Petra Hall and the editorial team at 'Riviera Insider' for featuring me in their Expat Focus section. The Riviera Woman has survived 10 years. I don't know what the future holds and where I will be in 10 years time but I am going to make sure I have fun finding out!
Have a glorious, super, fantastic and lovin' summer!
And thank you... I am delighted with the interest being shown in our recently launched Busy Pages. See below to see who has joined. We will keep our promise to make sure people know that you exist!
Woman of the Month: Juanita Viale
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. This August our Woman of the Month is Juanita Viale. Read Juanita's story and answers to our famous 5 questions. Read more
Interview: Petra Hall, editor-in-chief of Riviera Insider
Petra Hall and her team at Riviera Insider invited me to be featured in their magazine. In return The Riviera Woman speaks to Petra Hall who is the founder and editor-in-chief of Riviera Insider, formerly Riviera Times... Read more
Invitation: Clinic Villabianca - New Skin Fitness Programme
Doctors at the clinic Villabianca have organised a presentation about the new technics in aesthetic medicine, anti-aging, healthy diet, rejuvenation and collagen stimulation titled 'The new Skin Fitness Programme'. Places are limited, so book your free place now. Full details
Sarah's Vignettes: Persuading Austen by Brigid Coady
Sarah Swan just loves to read books, books and more books. This August it is time to get busy reading. Sarah shares with us her review on the book titled 'Persuading Austen' by Brigid Coady... Read more
Judy Churchill: I want to find the right man!
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 coach Judy Churchill raises the issue of relationships: 'I want to find the right man'. Read more
Recipes: Bordighera Baking Goddess: Diana Monaco makes...
Made in beautiful Bordighera... Diana Monaco is our beautiful passionate foodie. This August Diana shares with us a recipe for a ricotta cake with almond and blueberries. Great for parties and summer dining. See more
Wellness: Anette Shine: Positive Living with Family Yoga
We take family holidays, have family meals, family outings and so it would be equally fantastic to have family yoga days. Time and time again yoga has proved to be beneficial for the mind, body and soul. Children live by example and the greatest gift you can give your child is peace of mind and through yoga this can be achieved. See more
Fashion: FashiOnMap - Destination Naples
A dynamic and beautiful way to discover new talent in the world of fashion and couture. Flavia Cannata and Liza Griaznov are FashiOnMap and are exploring the world for designers who can re-create a traditional piece of clothing... with a one week deadline... See more
Julia Moore: Any objections if I poke your partner in the eye?
Julia was a little situation to sort out! "We’ve all experienced it" she says... "Your dearest pal has a dreadful partner".... See what happens next! Read more
Did you know: Dogs Use Their Eyes to Manipulate Humans
A New Study Finds Dogs Use Their Eyes to Manipulate Humans in the Same Way Babies Do. The study reveals the ‘key to cuteness’ in dogs... Read more
Events: The Forbidden City: Imperial China at Grimaldi Forum
The Forbidden City opens its gates at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. The event will run through until 10th September. You will experience the many wonders of Imperial China. Find out more
Shopping: The sales are on! The Métropole Shopping Centre in Monaco will be open on Sundays throughout August from 12 Midday until 8pm. Fleamingo Market in the gardens in Ventimiglia every Friday through August, featuring works by artists and designers. The Desbaratu in Ventimigla is the large open-air street market and takes place on Sunday 6th August.
Events: Dolceacqua: The popular annual Music and Pyrotechnic Show takes place on Saturday 19th August. The show starts at 10 pm. Arrive early to ensure parking. San Remo Street Food & Beer Fest in Portosole from 3rd to 6th August.
We are introducing our Busy Pages for busy people. It is an easy way for any small business or individuals to advertise what it is that you do and reach a new audience. We have also added a new section too! 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!
Busy Pages: Atelier JCB - Upholsterer
This is a family business now run by Jean-Claude Bonura in Monaco. Atelier JCB can create anything you wish, bespoke interior designs in the home using quality leather and fabrics, to marine upholstery, furniture and motorcycle upholstery. Read more
We also welcome to our Busy Pages: Yoga Instructor: Kimberlee Smith * B&B Casa Valeria * Coach: Judy Churchill * Musician: Ben Tajima * Artist: Fiona Scott-Wilson * Flowers/Garden Design: Acanthus Plants
Events: Vivaitalia (Britalia) Club this July 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
Back in September... Watch this space!
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