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Michael Louis Maddaloni
Lifestyle

The Influence of Affluence: Why Monaco Is Key For Luxury Goods


From a young age Michael Louis Maddaloni has had an eye for fashion and appreciation for luxury goods. It came naturally. For two years, he worked at the family-owned Maddaloni Jewelers in Long Island, New York, marketing jewelry and watches…


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Hermes Italy

How Luxury Shopping Habits Will Change Forever Because Of COVID-19


With Neiman Marcus reportedly teetering on bankruptcy, surging unemployment figures and mandated store closures across the country, recent retail headlines have painted a gloomy future for the industry. The indulgent, nonessential nature of…


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On Earth Day, The Surprises Emerging From The Pandemic

On Earth Day, The Surprises Emerging From The Pandemic


The unprecedented global shutdown has had some surprising effects on the environment. On the upside, less commerce and commuting has resulted in lower pollution. On the downside, the lockdown has translated into fewer volunteers for conservation…


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Marco Antonio Orsini

Monaco Filmmaker Announces Distribution Deal At Berlinale

Beyond the Raging Sea, the documentary written and directed by Marco Antonio Orsini, president of the Monaco-based not-for-profit International Emerging Film Talent Association (IEFTA), had its official market premiere today at the Berlin…


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More Strikes At French Ski Stations Monday

More Strikes At French Ski Stations Monday

Ski lifts across France will be brought to a standstill Monday, February 24, as striking workers continue to object to government reforms. Seasonal employees at ski stations across the country are calling for a new round of protests after an…


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Oscars

And The Oscar For Most Spectacular Jewelry On The Red Carpet Goes To …

It wasn’t just who’s who of Hollywood that turned heads at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The biggest name in high jewelry also put on quite a performance on the red carpet, from Best…


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Princess Grace in Monaco

Monaco’s Country Girl

Leaving Hollywood for Prince Charming, Grace Kelly went totally off-script to raise a family and put a tiny Principality on the international cultural map, earning a devoted fan base in her adopted home along the way. She would have…


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Paolo Sari the world's first 100% organic Michelin chef

The Real Meal

Forget starry eyed. The world’s first 100% organic Michelin chef sets his sights on honest gastronomy.  A few dinner forks were dropped in Monaco mid-July when Paolo Sari, the first chef to be awarded a Michelin star…


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Restaurant Le Grill Hotel de Paris Monaco

A Grill With A View

For 60 years the restaurant in the heavens of the Hotel 29 de Paris has maintained legendary status. For 60 years, Le Grill has been powerfully perched on the eighth floor of the Hotel de Paris, with views as far as Corsica.…


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When Yachting Meets Innovation

When Yachting Meets Innovation

THEY SAY IT’S NOT man who takes to the sea but the sea that takes to man. Either way, many sailing aficionados will be present for the quintessence of the superyacht industry. Set in the iconic Port Hercule in the principality of Monaco,…


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BENTLEY

The Ultimate Convertible for Winter in Monaco

See for yourself in just 19 seconds. It’s not just that the 2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible roof sweeps open in 19 seconds while driving up to 50km/h, but that the newly designed neckwarmer, heated steering wheel, seat heaters…


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Art is Just Peachy at Opera Gallery Monaco

Art is Just Peachy at Opera Gallery Monaco

David Kim Whittaker presents his first solo exhibit in the Principality. Since its inception in 1994, Opera Gallery has strived to offer museums, foundations and private international art collectors unique access to a diversity of Modern and…


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A Win For Europe

A Win For Europe

Five Monaco Golfers Help Team Europe Bring Home Augural Cup in St Moritz Celebrity Tournament. As a spinoff to the biannual U.S. Monaco Celebrity Golf Cup golf tournament, founded and organized by chairman Susan Feaster in 2016, the first St.…


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When Semi-Custom Yachts Become Dynamiq

When Semi-Custom Yachts Become Dynamiq

Superyacht Builder Appeals To Next-Generation Owners With Online Ordering. Three years have flown by since Dynamiq unveiled its first launch, the 39-meter Jetsetter, at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. The company, founded in 2015 by CEO Sergei…


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Luc Pettavino

Can Only Watch Shatter $11 Million?

One-of-a-kind collection kicks off global tour at Yacht Show ahead of Geneva auction. In 1991, he founded the world’s most prestigious Yacht Show in Monaco and in 2005 the world’s first charity event in high horology, which has…


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MYS 2019

Got an extra €27 million?

It could be well spent at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Between April 15 to 18, Bloomberg ranked countries with the most superyachts within two miles of their coastlines. The U.S. topped the list with 158 (down from 162 from April 9-13,…


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State Of Grace

State Of Grace

America’s fascination with Grace Kelly through the eyes of the U.S. Ambassador to Monaco. IN 2018, MONACO JUMPED twenty spots to Number 139 on the list of U.S. top trade partners. The bilateral trade in goods between the two countries…


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Geoffrey Kent

Inside Geoffrey's Tent

ENCOUNTERS WITH AGGRESSIVE HIPPOS, STINGING SCORPIONS AND KIDNAPPERS IN SOUTH SUDAN—HOW ABERCROMBIE & KENT PIONEERED LUXURY SAFARIS INTO A GLOBE- SPANNING NETWORK OF 57 COMPANIES IN 30 COUNTRIES, WITH A TURNOVER OF NEARLY $1 BILLION.…


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The Return Of The Elegant Man

The Return Of The Elegant Man

Fendi opens in Monaco. In February, Fendi opened its doors at One Monte-Carlo, showcasing three floors of contemporary design, vintage furniture and art redolent of a luxurious Roman apartment. The setting is not by coincidence; the label’s…


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Monte-Carlo Beach

Strike A Pose At Le Tigre

With a flourishing career in communications, Elodie Garamond was so frustrated at not being able to find a yoga class after 6 p.m. that she started her own. “It’s not just a sport, but a lifestyle, a philosophy, a practice,”…


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La Reserve: Michel Reybier with Philippe Starck.

And God Created Green Beaches

The inside scoop on Pampelonne’s new beach clubs. Call it the end of an era: veteran beachgoers this summer may hardly recognize the 4.5-km stretch of sand in Ramatuelle, now that St-Tropez’s historic beach clubs (all municipal…


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Opera Gallery

Opera Gallery Brings Masters To Monaco

Annual Summer Show Is Staple In Local Art Scene. For more than ten years, Opera Gallery Monaco’s summer event has been a staple in the cultural scene for contemporary and modern art lovers. And this summer is no exception. Until August…


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Summer Seaside Getaway At Vigie

Summer Seaside Getaway At Vigie

Past the Monte-Carlo Beach Club, past the 100% organic Michelin-starred Elsa, and at the end of a pine forested path is a breezy seaside terrace with its hanging plants and seven species of bamboo is a bijou you’d expect to find in St-Tropez,…


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CREM

CREM Marks 9 Years

On July 1, the Monaco Foreign Residents Club (CREM) fêted nine years with a cocktail reception at Villa Key Largo in Cap d’Ail. In her welcome speech, president Louisette Azzoaglio Levy-Soussan called CREM the “antechamber…


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Romero Britto

Pop Goes Britto

Exclusive exhibition in Monaco On July 24, as summer temperatures across France soared tosome of the highest ever recorded, Elton John was busy in Cap d’Antibes turning up more heatas he hosted the biggest bash of the season. Held on…


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Dream Job. Monaco' s Face Of Luxury

Dream Job. Monaco' s Face Of Luxury

Off -roading in a Super Defender in Iceland, swooping into St. Moritz at 3,300 meters on an Airbus Helicopter, or skydiving from an airplane near Monte Carlo, it’s all in a day’s work for Monaco infl uencer Tom Claeren. But you…


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BENTLEY GT

There Is No Point A. Just B.

THE NEW CONTINENTAL GT IS A DRIVE WORTH WAITING FOR As British luxury car manufacturer Bentley celebrates its centenary year on July 21, 2019, the company’s drive for innovation can be traced throughout its history. The legendary 1929…


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Harry Winston

Carved In Gemstone

HARRY WINSTON DAZZLES DIAMONDS IN MONACO FOR MORE THAN 80 YEARS, the House of Harry Winston, the legendary “King of Diamonds,” has set the definitive standard for fine jewelry and high-end watch making. From the acquisition of some…


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Natalia Cola

From Monaco To Mayfair

SCULPTOR CHRISTIAN MAAS AT THE WESTBURY Monaco is home to a myriad of eclectic individuals, enterprises and communities, emanating from diverse walks of life, from all across the globe. No doubt recognized as a concentrated center of affluence,…


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EW GP

Double Power Lunch

ROOM WITH A HAIRPIN VIEW THIS POWER LUNCH may not be about drinking martinis over sole meunière, rubbing elbows and closing the deal (does anyone really do that anymore?), but sometimes actions speak louder than words. That’s certainly…


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Horizon Deck

Power Lunch

ALL ABOARD HORIZON DECK FOR BUFFET LUNCH MOVE OVER YACHT CLUB, there’s a new buffet lunch in town—and this one includes coffee and water. Seated at the Horizon Deck on the rooftop of the Fairmont Monte-Carlo, it’s a challenge…


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Powering The Yachts Of Tomorrow

Powering The Yachts Of Tomorrow

Monaco boat challenge buoys clean energy. AS PART OF A VISION TO TRANSITION MONACO to carbon neutrality by 2050, Prince Albert has been accelerating sustainability efforts by embracing dematerialization and clean technologies, as well as environmental…


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Salim Zeghbar

New CEO. The Car Whisperer

Salim Zeghdar brings the supercar back to Top Marques. The Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters came and went in April with two monumental distinctions. Eleven-time tournament winner Raphael Nadal was eliminated in the semi-finals, and there was no excessive…


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Party Forbes Monaco

Party Like A Monaco Millionaire

A  what's on guide to GP weekend.  It is one of the most eminent sporting events in the world, bringing a who’s who to a tiny country for the past 90 years: the Monaco Grand Prix. From movie stars to billionaires,…


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Suite

Health Styles Of The Superrich And Famous

Champagne dreams and caviar wishes are humdrum. These days UHNWIs are splashing out big bucks on Monaco’s 5-star check-up facility. I’LL BE HONEST, as an adopted child, I grew up blissfully unaware of any family medical history.…


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Mada One

Power Lunch Mada One

URBAN OASIS AT MADA ONE MONTE CARLO’S CONTEMPORARY-STYLE NEWCOMER, MADA ONE, DISHES UP AN ULTRA-FRESH SELECTION OF HAUTE CUISINE SNACKS, PREPARED SALADS, TEA TIME PLATTERS, COCKTAILS AND DIVINE DESSERTS, DREAMED UP BY MICHELIN-STARRED…


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Opera Monte-Carlo

Opera Takes The Stage For 140th Anniversary

HOW AN AMERICAN HEIRESS HELPED TURN SALLE GARNIER INTO A CULTURAL DESTINATION. AROUND THIS TIME last year, Prince Albert was heading off to New Orleans to celebrate the city’s tricentennial. In honor of the cultural ties between the Big…


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Nadal

The King Of Clay Returns To Rule The Court

NADAL ON WHAT MAKES TENNIS IN MONTE CARLO SPECIAL #1 With 11 wins behind you at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, do you feel more pressure looking for victory number 12 on the clay courts this month? Rafael Nadal: No, my previous wins don’t…


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One Monte-Carlo

People in Glass Houses

The ultra-elite are dropping $250 000 a month to live in Monte Carlo’s newest neighborhood. Here’s why. What do the ultra-rich value most? Perhaps not family or health as much as … dirt. A 2018 report on “Luxury Real…


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Fake Whisky Might Be A Much Bigger Problem Than You Think

Fake Whisky Might Be A Much Bigger Problem Than You Think

There’s always a new fake food scandal breaking somewhere. Today it is Scotch whisky. Food fraud is nothing new. As the author of the New York Times bestseller Real Food, Fake Food, Why You Don’t What You’re Eating & What…


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restaurant ÔMER

Learning to share at Ômer

There are typically three types of power lunch. One, to close the deal. Two: to keep the door open and three, no agenda whatsoever other than to catch up over beverages and banter. The new Ducasse restaurant, ÔMER, accommodates all three…


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Isabell Kristensen

From Monaco With Love

Couture house dresses stars off-the-rock Danish fashion designer Isabell Kristensen remembers distinctly the moment she first met longtime idol Shirley Bassey in 1993. “I walked up to her at a cocktail party in London, took a deep…


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Shirley Bassey

Licensed To Thrill

Dame Shirley leaves a lot of imagination WHO COULD EVER FORGET the 2013 Oscars? Gold spotlights dancing as Dame Shirley Bassey sashays across the stage, leans in to the mic and belts out a commanding “Goldfinger…” And that…


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BENTLEY GT

Bentley Redfines Luxury

… with a faster, smoother and sexier 2019 Continental GT The 2019 Bentley Continental GT can be summed up in two words: power trip. The four-door, front-engine, four-wheel drive coupe features a new transmission to deliver significantly…


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Experiential Yachting: A New Concept Or An Evolution of Yachting?

Experiential Yachting: A New Concept Or An Evolution of Yachting?

Lifestyle investments are now worth the same as a collection of diversified assets.  The value of memories, new discoveries and authentic experiences—environmental, cultural, philanthropic and educational—are the new precious…


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In the mood: Every three months, colors, fabrics and floral decorations create a Metropole Mood, from the lobby to the restaurant, and even on the staff scarves.

Luxury Attitude

How One Monaco Hotel Is Experiencing a Surge in American Guests. THERE’S SPENDING POWER and then there’s Monaco, where, according to Wealth-X, one out of 56 people has assets totaling at least $30 million. The attitude…


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Get Down to business at Monaco's only 100% organic Michelin-star restaurant

Get Down to business at Monaco's only 100% organic Michelin-star restaurant

Eat Your Organic Greens! The village vibe of Monaco typically means that you can’t go from the Yacht Club to the Hermitage without bumping into someone you know. And as much as being seen is part of the game, there are…


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Jewelry

Why Monaco is a Gem for Jewelers

A nice ring to it: The Madreperla ring from Mellerio’s Isola Bella collection features a 3.11 carat Ceylon unheated sapphire with 134 sapphires, 314 diamonds and mother of pearl set in white gold.Price: $73,500/€64,000. The dangling…


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Opera Gallery Monaco