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Mike Khalesi hopes to boldly go where no architect has gone before. American entrepreneur Mike Khalesi has his next-generation eye on an ambitious project in the Principality. “The size of Monaco is equivalent to some of our vineyards in California,” says Khalesi, who is hoping to transform Le Méridien Beach Plaza into an audacious, sculptural structure with curved shapes…

Roger Moore

Bond Will Be Back September 29


A global virus epidemic may have spoiled Bond’s premiere plans in April and then November of 2020 but it can’t stop the world’s ultimate spy from hitting the big screen in Monaco on September 29. Call it a case of remarkable foreshadowing. Or simply one filmmaker’s destiny, gently stirred and served straight up with a twist, like Bond’s celebrated…

An Alter Universe

An Alter Universe


Article first published in Forbes Monaco July/August 2021 issue.  Pauline Ducruet is leading a new movement of fashionethica designers calling on the $ 2.5 trillion Global Fashion Industry to clean up its act. The monegasque's  ethical and sustainable label is revolutionizing the genderinclusive runway.    “Being competitive is in our DNA,” says Pauline…

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Best In Show

Best In Show

Article first published in Forbes Monaco March/April 2021 issue. Best In Show You sing along with his catchphrase “Can we fix it? Yes we can” and follow his animated do-good pups. Or at least your kids do, along with millions…


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IN STYLE

In style

Forget Architectural Digest. Why Monaco’s Kamyar Moghadam is the go-to designer for next-generation lavish interiors. There are those who dish out €200,000 for a Bentley Continental GT, and others for a mattress fit for a queen,…


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Dust Off The Tiaras: Grand Ball Celebrates Monaco’s Social Elite

Dust Off The Tiaras: Grand Ball Celebrates Monaco’s Social Elite

The exclusive Grand Ball of Princes and Princesses will welcome members of royal and princely houses on June 17 at the Hotel de Paris. 150 guests from around the world are expected to join Monaco’s social elite for Le Bal des Princes…


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Bill And Melinda Gates Announce Divorce

Bill And Melinda Gates Announce Divorce

Bill and Melinda Gates, who jointly run the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private philanthropic foundation, announced on Monday they will divorce after 27 years of marriage.  KEY FACTS - The Microsoft co-founder tweeted that…


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Prince William Says Royals Are ‘Very Much Not A Racist Family’

Prince William Says Royals Are ‘Very Much Not A Racist Family’

In his first public comments on the claims of racism recently made by his brother Prince Harry and sister-in-law Meghan Markle, the Duke of Cambridge said the British monarchy are "very much not a racist family." KEY FACTS…


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Forbes Travel visits the historic Waldolf Astoria Amsterdam where hospitality still glows from the Golden Age.

Glowing Hospitality from the Golden Age

As Forbes Netherlands publishes its inaugural edition in 2021, Forbes Travel visits the historic Waldolf Astoria Amsterdam where hospitality still glows from the Golden Age. If walls could talk, the exclusive luxury hotel Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam,…


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Princesse Charlene and Conor McGregor

The Princess And The Sea

Article first published in Forbes Monaco September/October 2020 issue. How Charlene’s foundation is teaching children to keep their heads above water. MERE MORTALS traveling from Corsica to Nice typically take a 5-hour…


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Opera Gallery brings art to the public, showcasing in some of the world’s most iconic squares and avenues.

Taking To The Streets

Opera Gallery brings art to the public, showcasing in some of the world’s most iconic squares and avenues. Since its creation in 1994, Opera Gallery has always endeavored to share art and beauty with everyone. Harboring artists of great…


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Business Opportunities In Monaco: Why Start A Luxury Business In The Principality

Business Opportunities In Monaco: Why Start A Luxury Business In The Principality

If you are looking to start a luxury business, there are few places in the world better suited than Monaco. Nearly 15 years ago, I started my boutique marketing agency in the Principality, and I have been enjoying all the advantages that…


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Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

Article first published in Forbes Monaco September/October 2020 issue. PR pros Valentina and Silvia Cangiano supply the narrative for luxury brands in Monaco. Storytelling comes naturally to the Cangiano sisters. Their grandmother, the…


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Report: Sean Connery Dead At The Age Of 90

Report: Sean Connery Dead At The Age Of 90

Legendary Scottish Actor Sean Connery, best known for his iconic portrayal of James Bond, died overnight Friday in the Bahamas at the age of 90, with his family telling the BBC that Connery died peacefully after having been "unwell for…


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Tennis' GOAT? Rafael Nadal Vs. Roger Federer, By The Numbers

Tennis' GOAT? Rafael Nadal Vs. Roger Federer, By The Numbers

Rafael Nadal squares off against Novak Djokovic Sunday in Paris in the 2020 French Open Final, which was rescheduled from June due to the coronavirus. History is on the line, as well as a $1.9 million check for the winner (loser gets $1 million).…


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Rethinking The Future Of Luxury Fashion In Monaco

Rethinking The Future Of Luxury Fashion In Monaco

How has Covid, government lockdowns and social distancing affected the luxury fashion sector in Monaco? The Covid-19 pandemic has ravaged the global luxury fashion industry. Structural shifts in the business of fashion—such as the rise…


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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Sign Exclusive Netflix Deal

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Sign Exclusive Netflix Deal

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have signed a multi-year agreement to produce content exclusively at Netflix, one of their first projects since stepping back from their royal duties in January and moving to California. KEY FACTS -…


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Prince Harry And Meghan

Harry And Meghan Reportedly Sign With A-List Agency In Latest Career Move

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are reportedly eyeing lucrative speaking engagements and have signed with New York-based Harry Walker Agency as the now Los Angeles-based couple looks ahead after their split with the British Royal Family. KEY…


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David Shilling

Millionaire Milliner Is Out Of This World—Almost

Hatmaker to the stars, David Shilling is about to become one of the first civilians in history to see the sun rise and set every 90 minutes, making Monaco the 19th nation to send an astronaut to space. Last summer, to mark the 50th anniversary…


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Isabel Kristensen and Princess Margarita

Belles Of The Ball

Designers Isabell Kristensen and Princess Margarita steal the show. Monaco’s only couture designer, Isabell Kristensen, and Princess Margarita, member of the Dutch Royal family, hit the runway together for the Dutch Real…


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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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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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Interior Motives

Interior Motives

Designer Kamyar Moghadam creates exceptional homes one room at a time. Mention the name Moghadam in Monaco, and it’s hard not to think carpets. Not just any carpet, but rather an exclusive collection of the world’s most remarkable…


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Scent Of Sustainability

The Scent Of Sustainability

US-Monaco Advertising Deal

US-Monaco Advertising Deal

Shop Thobias Becomes The Fashion World's New Craze

Shop Thobias Becomes The Fashion World's New Craze

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