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Hello. My name is Anna Fill and I welcome you to my website. If you’re a woman living or working on the Riviera or if you are just visiting, this is the place for you. My site is full of inspirational people and interesting articles, so keep coming back and let us help you live your Riviera life to the full!

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All Change...

All Change...

I am sure most of you have heard the expression 'a change is as good as a rest?'. Well, I believe it is true but for change to be effective on a personal level it needs to start close to home, with ourselves, starting from within. I decided to venture on a new path not just to change but to become a better version of myself. I wanted the change to strengthen and increase my own knowledge so I was in a position to be able to help others. To do this to the best of my ability, I first needed to understand myself better. And what a journey that has been...

"Your life does not get better by chance,
it gets better by change" Jim Rohn

Last year I qualified as an NLP Practitioner, this year a Counsellor and as of late, a Wedding Celebrant. I now define myself as the three 'Cs'... Consultant, Counsellor and Celebrant. What I had not envisaged however, was a 4th 'C'... a car-crash! This very recent unexpected event became another 'C'... a challenge. The real test was my own handling of the situation... Was I going to crumble, or to cry? I did neither. Instead, I have become more focused and more determined.

I truly believe that my own personal training has given me that strength to focus on the positives and as a result, I choose to conquer! For whatever reason this chain of events has occurred, it was now a question of choice! Having a conviction to succeed is what separates the wheat from the chaff. And this is a rule that we can apply to everything that happens to us in life, every single day.

To have courage is the greatest gift you can reward yourself with... If adversity strikes or you 'fall off your horse', and it happens to us all from time to time, then the best thing you can do is get straight back on the horse, focus and carry on. Things that happen in our lives for whatever reason can be a huge wake up call. At these times it is worth remembering to cherish all and who is around you and never forget your childhood dreams and always remember in life those words... you can! It really is as easy as ABC! I am looking forward to my new chapter and if I can be of help to you, contact me and let me help you to create your new chapter... Your life is in your hands.

Anna Fill - Consultant, Counsellor, Celebrant: +39 339 724 8538


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 * Counsellor: Anna Fill * Wedding Celebrant: Anna Fill *

Anna Fill: Bussana Vecchia: Through the looking glass

Bussana Vecchia may only be a stones throw away from Sanremo and a little drive from my home but like many of the Medieval villages in the area, it is a paradise full of surprises... Bussana Vecchia exisits thanks to the hard work and passion of artists that rebult the village after it was destroyed in the earthquake of 1887.... Read more

Featured Artist: Laura Mancini

A visit to the village of Bussana Vecchia introduced me to artist Laura Mancini. She demonstrated a technique that she had learnt from her father and it is difficult not to be impressed... See more

Julia Moore: The artistic language of mountains and flowers...

Next year, 2018 will be the centenary of the death of Clarence Bicknell. But who was Clarence Bicknell and what is his connection with the South of France and Bordighera in Liguria, Italy? Read more

Judy Churchill: To speak up or not to speak up...?

This month article by our coach Judy Churchill was inspired by recent revelations in the media. And as the title states, what do you do if this has happened to you? Read more

Beauty and Health: New Peeling Treaments at Clinic Villabianca

New techniques are emerging in esthetic treatments. At the Clinic Villabianca, they have introduced a new medium peeling treatment which gives outstanding resuts. Dr. Jean-Luc Vigneron, expert dermatologist explains the process (In English and French)... Read more

Fashion: The 20 Hottest Fashion Trends In The World Right Now

Fashion Experts Use Instagram To Reveal Most Popular Trends in 20 Global Cities. To pinpoint what real women across the globe are actually wearing, trend consultants monitored ‘outfit of the day’ posts on Instagram, Pinterest and street style blogs from a mixture of cities across 20 countries. Read more


Our Monaco reporter, Celina Lafuente de Lavotha keeps us updated with the news from the Principality - from culture to entertainment. Enjoy!


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I look forward to hearing from you with all your news, views and updates.

Anna Fill
+39 339 724 8538