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Live, Love, Dream

Live, Love, Dream

It has been an incredible summer, wall to wall sunshine, with party people having fabulous fun! What a buzz! September is now upon us and what a perfect time to put those new dreams into action.

So how adventurous are you wanting to be? It really doesn't matter if you are thinking big or just aiming to get those wheels in motion... It's the fact you have decided to make a start that counts. You will never be able to taste the sweetness of success unless you give your dreams a go. Rarely does anything go exactly to plan and whatever challenges or situations you may encounter on your journey, embrace them, and make them part of the story.

So don't procrastinate, don't put off your dreams. We are so good at giving and making excuses of why we can't do this, that or the other, too afraid of failure and of what people will say or think but really... 'who cares' what people think? If your intention is to be a better version of yourself in whatever way you choose to do, then only you can release the break from under your foot. I was listening to someone singing the other day and it was one of those songs that resonated with me.... And for me it suddenly became very clear...

'The only thing that stands in my way, is me...'

I love September and it is going to be a very busy month and I am so excited about that! In our very busy lives it's worth remembering that this month across the globe people will celebrate 'peace', something we all take for granted but it's also worth reflecting how peace in our lives today is probably the greatest gift of all.

So have a super, successful and peaceful month!

Interview: Stephen Valkenborg talks shopping in the 21st century

Most of us enjoy shopping and going to shopping centres but what is it that we expect when we get there? In Monaco we have the luxurious Metropole Shopping Center, so how do you fuse tradition and old fashioned shopping values with luxury and bring the experience into the 21st century? We speak with the new General Manager of the Metropole, Stephen Valkenborg... Read more

Interview: George Lucian - He who dares... dreams! 

Dream baby dream! How one young man dares to let his imagination rip and whose futuristic super yacht design captured the world of media. We speak with George Lucian, the dreamer who keeps on dreaming...  Read more

Bio Hair: Seasonal Energizing Haircare Treatments

Autumn is on the way and Bio Hair's No.1 priority is to ensure you adapt your haircare regime to the season. The NaturalTech Energizing range by Davines will rebuild, strengthen and re-energize your hair... Read more

Wellness: World Alzheimer's Day Monaco: Anette Shine

From yoga workshops to Flashmob Zumba with Anette Shine, the Alzheimer's Association in Monaco have organised a free one day 'Wellness Village' on Wednsday 20th September, to raise awareness as is one of many World Alzheimer Day events taking place. See more

International World Peace Event - September 23rd, Bordighera

For the second year we are celebrating with the United Nations, International World Peace in Bordighera on Saturday 23rd September. The event is free and everyone is welcome to take part in Yoga and Meditation and a celebratory glass of wine at the end... See more

Health and Beauty: Luxury Spa At Metropole, Monte-Carlo by Givenchy

Luxury, opulence, sophistication and exclusive are the words that best describe the recently opened Spa Metropole by Givenchy. There is no doubt that anyone spending any amount of time at the Spa will leave feeling like a million dollars... Read more

Sarah's Vignettes: The Lost Girl by Carol Drinkwater

Sarah Swan just loves to read books, books and more books. We were delighted Sarah chose to feature the new book by Carol Drinkwater, titled 'The Lost Girl'. Read more

Judy Churchill: Why your children need purpose to their holidays

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 focuses on the needs of children... Read more

Julia Moore: Summer of Love (of sorts) in Tunbridge Wells 

Julia finds hersel strutting her stuff at a summer festival. It is not clear however what kind of attire, if any, she was wearing. With Julia, you never now! Read more

Recipes: Bordighera cooking Goddess: Diana Monaco makes...

This is a very traditional Ligurian dish and is shared by our Bordighera Cooking Goddess, Diana Monaco. Using local products this recipe 'Cima... the Ligurian Way' originated in the region of Genoa in the twentieth century. Read more

Health and Beauty: Looking and Feeling great after a Long Journey

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, here are some tips to looking great and feeling refreshed. Read more

Event: The American Club of the Riviera's famous black-tie dinner dance 

If there is one event you have the opportunity to go to then do consider The American Club of the Riviera's famous black-tie dinner dance on Friday 22nd September at the Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat. You will not be disappointed! Places are limited so BOOK NOW! Full details

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


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 ChurchillMusician: Ben Tajima * Artist: Fiona Scott-Wilson * Flowers/Garden Design: Acanthus Plants


Events: Vivaitalia (Britalia) Club this September 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

PWN is back after the summer. Cindy Egolf leads the Monaco business lunch. Date: Thursday 14th September, from 12:00 - 14:00. 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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Anette Shine is Sunshine Yoga and Sunshine Zumba. Anette can and will help you achieve a great healthy mind and body.



Acanthus Plants is the company that can supply all your flowers and plants to your yacht, villa or hotel. They can also supply arrangements for your event or party.


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