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#We Too...

#We Too...

As we enter the month of March we start to see signs that springtime is on the way even though we have been experiencing a bit of a deep freeze with temperatures way below the seasonal norm. So it is time for some positive and warming thoughts because spring really is on the way! The clocks are going forward one hour on Sunday 25th March and the days will be getting much much longer too.

There is another very special day this month and on Thursday 8th March we celebrate International Women's Day. Women today are able to accomplish great things and we must give thanks to the movement that took place over a 100 years ago by some very brave women who campaigned for equal rights. We owe it to them to do even better and never forget why these women felt the cause was so important. Over recent months we have seen the rise of #MeToo and #TimesUp, and I say that together we are stronger, together we can move mountains and together we can shape a future where gender prejudice and discrimination is no more and so this is why I say #WeToo.

Whatever your plans are for 8th March, try and take a moment to reflect on how lucky we are to have so many choices - it wasn't always this way... And as we get older and we all will, no getting out of that one... how would we like to see the role of women to be in the future? We can all make a difference and in very small and simple ways, by supporting fellow women be it at home, in the workplace or on the street. Our future self will be glad we did and when we look back on our lives it would be so great to say #WeToo. Happy International Women's Day!

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An Interview with... Sandra Richez

The Professional Women's Network exists to bring like-minded women together. As part of the International Women's Day celebrations in March, The Riviera Woman speaks with Sandra Richez, Co-President of the PWN Nice Côte d'Azur. Read more

Woman of the month: Rebecca Fountain

Rebecca Fountain is a member of the Global Professional Women's Network, head of Global Marketing and Communications. Rebecca shares with The Riviera Woman why she left the UK and how she achieved a better work-life balance in La belle France. Read more

Competition: Signed copy of Carol Drinkwater's book: The Lost Girl

Carol Drinkwater successful Writer, Actress, Filmmaker is no stranger to The Riviera Woman. To celebrate International Women's Day you can win a signed copy of THE LOST GIRL to be published on 8th March in paperback. At it’s core, The Lost Girl is a story of kindness, enduring love and loss. Enter Now

Feature: International Women's Day - Women in Action

As we celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March, we reflect on how far women have come since the 1900s and why we need to have more 'Action'... Read more

Judy Churchill: How to keep a SPRING in your step 

Judy Churchill has been taking a look at the recent global research in the area of healthy aging. This month she shares her findings on how we can live longer and healthier. Read more

Julia Moore: If Emmeline and Millicent came back?... Getting the ‘gist’ of suffrage.

How to mark the Centenary of the partial victory for female suffrage in Britain (1918) avoiding the  - ‘much achieved, so much more to be done’, cliche. Much like the campaign itself, a Leviathan struggle. Read more

Places: Ligurian Delights: Alassio

Liguria is full of gems and little secrets. One lifetime is not enough to discover the many unspoilt towns and villages. Only 80 kilometres from the French border sits the seaside town of Alassio... Rich in culture, history and baci... Read more

Health and Beauty: Villabianca - New Techniques for Hair Removal

Innovation! New techniques to remove unwanted hair permanently are introduced at Clinic Villabianca... Read more 

Food and Recipes: With love and kisses: Baci di Alassio

Baci di Alassio are little cookies that originate from Alassio in Ligura. These chocolate biscuits are made by sandwiching 2 biscuits together with a chocolate ganache and this is how they were given their name 'Kisses from Alassio'. Read more

Food around the Globe: Wafer Thin 

Every country has their own food specialties and the Czech Republic is no different. The Spa Wafer is an original specialty from Prague. The wafer thin biscuit is incredibly tasty and has a very fascinating history! Read more

Events: Vivaitalia (Britalia) Club this March 2018

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

Professional Women's Network: Events This March

The Professional Women's Network are a Business Network and the purpose is to promote growth and self-development with openness and integrity. We have an exciting month this March. See more


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