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ONLYYACHT, HOW THE WEST WAS WON! The Pastor Group is delighted to bring you the seventh edition of OnlyMagazine which will, once again, take you on a journey to the four corners of the earth in some 100 pages. This edition is particularly upmarket, revealing to you all the very best in yachting, private aviation, motoring, contemporary art, gastronomy and travel. This time, the emphasis of the magazine is on the USA. In fact, 2016 is a flagship year for OnlyYacht, our superyacht insurance company, as we are opening an office outside Europe for the first time. In the “old continent” of Europe, we already cover the main yachting cities, such as Monaco, London, Luxembourg, Rotterdam, Antibes and Viareggio; so it’s only logical to have a presence in Fort Lauderdale to complete the picture and offer a top-quality service in the protection of yachts and their crews. So, it’s all aboard for the new OnlyMagazine, destination pleasure and leisure. Jean-Victor Pastor Chairman of Pastor Group # 7 ONLYMAGAZINE I Travel Art & Lifestyle


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All the latest, including the lavish Sybaris, the luxurious Romea, the story behind the immense Dutch expertise of Feadship, our new offices in Florida and a feature on Viareggio. This issue is bursting with news from the yachting world.




We take to the skies to reveal our top five private business jets, highlighting innovation and technology. Next, we touch down at Sky Valet, Nice Airport‘s new first class service and then we take off with Monacair, the new NiceMonaco helicopter operator.




We set off in style with spin in the exceptional Bugatti Chiron. There are interviews with Christian Liaigre and the Campana brothers from the world of interior decoration. Then we get to know the Charity Boys And Girls, offering help to disadvantaged children. Next we take a seat at the table of Terre de Monaco, who‘ve launched an innovative healthy eating concept, successfully financed by crowdfunding.




The spotlight is on Miami, as well as on the modern art-lovers‘ favourite, Art Basel. Paris‘s Grand Palais hosts a gigantic exhibition entitled Monumenta. Take a stroll through the heart of Provence whilst admiring the sculptures of the Domaine du Muy and then blaze a trail through Philippe Pastor‘s The Burned Trees.


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Before the tourism industry catches on, make a bee-line for Apulia, one of the leastdiscovered gems of Italy. Predominantly agricultural, this corner of paradise is very up-and-coming and offers five-star-worthy services. Over on the other side of the pond, we go eco-chic in Florida, there are tips on sailing to Cuba and we look at Olympian Rio. Bon voyage!




The Maya Bay restaurant is riding on the crest of a wave with its new 2017 concept. Some are sipping fine wines on Monaco port at the Wine Palace, whilst others are sampling a fabulous Château Dassault – or perhaps you prefer a mouth-watering moment at the rooftop restaurant, Juvia, with its commanding view over Miami.




Motorsport history was once again on view in Monaco during the Historic Grand Prix, featuring the meanest racing machines from the 50s to the 70s. We chat to Nico Rosberg and get his opinion on today‘s F1 and we discover the trendiest new racket sport, Padel.



We remember OnlyYacht‘s prestigious party at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, with sumptuous sushi, a mountain of ice cream and the breakfasts attended by the movers and shakers of the yachting scene.


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WHAT’S NEW ON THE SEAS? Only Magazine’s Top 5 Yacht Launches for 2016 Today’s superyachts go beyond the extraordinary with the advanced technological marvels and breathtaking attention to detail. To say the least, 2016 was certainly no exception. OnlyYacht have hand-picked some of the most spectacular customised vessels to have been launched and graced the ‘seven seas’ thus far.


MOONSTONE - OCEANCO LOA: 90m Beam (max): 15m Draft: N/A

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Gross tonnage: N/A Maximum speed: 18.5 knots Cruising speed: N/A


Moonstone - the 90 metre concept motor yacht goes beyond conventional and enters a realm of hypnotic glamour, mirroring that of the multiple surfaces of a finely cut precious stone. This jewel is a testament to the cutting-edge union of art with innovative technology, aimed at achieving extraordinary visually emotional effects be it day, night, in our out. Designers Van Geest Design closely collaborated with an advanced lighting design company called Temeloy, to produce striking hull-side facets allowing the selfsufficient hull to literally twinkle, entrancingly linking the yacht to the sky and the sea. Its 300 individually dimmable white triangles per hull side magically reflect the water in sunlight and put on a surreal LED light display as night falls. A delight to tech-savvy enthusiasts as this artistic display is digitally programmed and can be activated by a single swipe of the finger on a mobile device. Beyond this extraordinary highlight, an infinity pool also starring dimmable lights, a hot tub, cinema, 360-degree sky deck lounge and a touchand-go helipad all offer Moonstone an incredible sense of pure indulgence. www.oceancoyacht.com




LOA: 142.81m Beam (max): 24.88m Draft: 8m


Today, the most secretive and the world’s most advanced sail-assisted sailing yacht takes design, technology, innovation and creativity to new dimensions, according to its builders and French designer, Philippe Starck. With three colossal, distinctive unstayed masts towering 100-metres above the water, Sailing Yacht A can remarkably withstand up to 90 knots of wind.




Gross tonnage: 12,700 GT Maximum speed: 21 knots Cruising speed: 16 knots

For onlookers and considering the size of the yacht, the unusual, oval windows seem small from the outside but use a clever magnifying effect apparently rendering them gigantic when experienced from the inside. With eight decks connected with an array of elevators and free floating spiral staircases, one can only imagine what the flowing and organic living spaces of cathedral-like stature will offer. Naturally presenting unimaginable space on board, along with space for four

tenders, a submarine and a touch-and-go helipad on the bow, this prodigy introduces new techniques and technologies not only stemming from the monumental build, but also with an innovative underwater viewing pod moulded into the keel in 30cm thick glass, offering unforeseen views of the props. Sailing Yacht A is most definitely in a league of her own with a cuttingedge design professing statement ingenuity. www.nobiskrug.com


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With the highest growth rate among the world’s builders of super and megayachts, Benetti radiates with its rendition of the 63-metre monochrome masterpiece, motor yacht 11/11. As the epitome of luxury superyacht design, every aspect of the yacht’s design and interior has been a collaboration of the owner and family adding their final touches throughout. Be it the fluttering, interactive butterfly displays by Dominic Harris in the saloon, the functionality and comfort of the 15-metre sundeck, or the childproof curves at toddler height, all are examples of perfected customisation. Elegant lines and the distinctive vertical axe bow not only offer an incredible stable ride but are pleasing to the eye due to a distinct, muscular shape and the wide beam of her hull. At night, underwater lights along the waterline create a mesmerising night-time glow while in the day, light pours through the endless glass windows. Attention to detail was at the core of the brief where comfort, functionality and innovation work flawlessly together, reminiscent of the most luxurious home, just on water. www.benetti.com


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LOA: 63m Beam (max): 10.80m Draft: 3.5m


Gross tonnage: 1,181 GT Maximum speed: 17 knots Cruising speed: 16 knots



Not only the biggest yacht built by the Dutch shipyard, 70-metre Galactica Super Nova is also one of the top 200 largest yachts in the world. It is also one of the fastest for her size, reaching staggering top speeds of 30 knots thanks to revolutionary technology put to production for the very first time.


This incredible piece of technological luxury is not only stellar on the interior, master-minded by acclaimed designer Sinot, but is above all, wrapped in a headturning exterior design by world renowned designer and naval architect, Espen Øino. Together with Heesen’s in-house experts, a mind-blowing star was born into the Heesen galaxy, celebrating the

LOA: 70.07m Beam (max): 11.90m Draft: 3.25m

shipbuilder’s established DNA and contributing with new, innovative design elements. A 13,500-litre glassbottom pool with contra flow system for swimming, a waterfall and integrated Jacuzzi as well as the ‘pièce de resistance,’ central staircase with crystal elevator place this supernova in a whole new universe. www.heesenyachts.com

Gross tonnage: 1,200 GT Maximum speed: 29.9 knots Cruising speed: N/A

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Designed by Perini Navi, Sybaris is the second largest sailing yacht the shipyard have built. Philippe Briand was behind the naval architecture and sail plan optimisation. The impressive ketch was built in aluminium and features a carbonfibre rig along with two masts reaching 72 and 62 metres each.

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Dreams What

Are Made Of

By Natalia Langsdale Photos Giuliano Sargentini

An intimate interview with 70m sailing yacht owner, Bill Duker.

In homage to her Greek name, 70m ketch Sybaris is the epitome of pleasure and luxury. She’s a marriage of performance and style, functionality and art, interior and exterior, set of materials and furnitures along with an impressive collection of art. Perfection. Meticulously designed to create a conversation around her magnificence.

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The design itself has changed quite considerably from when it was first developed and underwent significant upgrades in order to ensure that the most advanced technical and stylistic attributes were included.

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ig deeper and what lies at the core of her existence, is an owner with a dream. Contrary to what one would expect from a lawyer-turned-software mogul, multiple yacht owner and Boat International Judge, Bill Duker truly amazes with dedication and above all, passion. ‘If you are going to build a boat like this, that is your dream and not compromise in any way, self-indulgence seemed like a good concept.’ THE DREAM The reality of this beautiful dream was initiated 21 years ago, together with Duker’s son who was only seven at the time. Duker tenderly recalls how they would draw the boat of their dreams at the back of the cockpit of one of his earlier yachts. Many years on and today, their most ambitious project readily stands tall in her birth waters in La Spezia (Italy). Duker proudly relates ‘I loved working with my son. I have had a lot of partners in my life but I’ve never had anyone better than him. He is my only child so we are especially close. That part of the collaboration of the shared experience was the best part.’

As a man with a plan, Duker himself claims that, ‘In order to effectuate a dream you have to have a plan to get there. It’s one thing to have a dream, but another to try to execute it. The importance to me is not to just have a thought, but to take that thought and make it real with people who can make it real.’ And make it real the golden hands of the team behind her build certainly did! Sybaris is not only a fantastic yacht but is so different from what you’ve seen before,’ Duker particularly muses over his collaboration with US-based designers PH Design, ‘These guys were not influenced by having been through the process before.’ Most yacht owners look for the enjoyment and use rather than the build. For Duker though, it was the process that was key. Every detail was a conversation with an entourage of trusted people. From the fixtures, shape of the boom or the time spent trying to figure out the best sail or the inside of the portholes and titanium ceilings. All was meticulously supervised by Duker himself.

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ONLYYACHT BEHIND THE DREAM Duker was not born to yachts. His father was a dock worker who worked on cargo ships but his past from there to Sybaris was not a straight line. One who knows what it is like to have set backs from time to time, Duker recalls the celebration of Sybaris at the very heart of the Perini Navi stronghold. ‘Contrary to what you might think, it was not an over the top party but a down to earth picnic. I wanted to share the real story behind me and my yacht. Not withstanding how creative I can be or how creative a seven year old is naturally, the yacht itself turned out even more fantastic than our imagination. The team deserved to hear that.’

Offering his words of wisdom, ‘The important thing is, if you can get up and if you are resilient enough to restart, you come back stronger and better.’ Thanks to Duker, Sybaris was Perini Navi’s chance to participate in a new chapter. To move them forward in a giant step in terms of the mechanics, engineering and design. To be more resilient and stronger than before in the face of adversity and to do it in a way that showed great grace and strength. BEYOND THE DREAM What is next, one wonders of the man who has dedicated years of his life making the ultimate dream come true?

‘I want to see it all. My plan this time is to have a good time and to send the yacht in the direction that I feel like with each day that comes along. I am in no hurry to get around the world but I am anxious to see something new, and to have new thoughts and have new ideas and share this experience with a bunch of people, who after a lifetime, have become special friends.’ Great words from a great man who continues to inspire others with his own passion and dedication.


Bill Duker

‘… Encouragement was coupled with their support Of course, things had changed, I needed to contort But in a new shape, I returned from the abyss Learned from my mistakes to fix what was amiss I could see better, though I was still weighed down But that only served to keep me tethered to the ground Walked slowly at first until my feet were on straight Knowing this was my race and I couldn’t be late…’

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By Natalia Langsdale Photos Imperial Yachts

Luxurious, beautiful and aspirational are just some of the superlatives often used to describe the heady world of superyachts. Yet beneath the aesthetics, the toys and the enviable lifestyle is a serious piece engineering that requires an artillery of expert minds and hands to successfully make its transition from conception to maiden voyage.

It takes years in fact for yacht’s of this kind to get to the water, with everyone from designers to craftsmen to crew involved. And so comes the need for military precision project management. This is a quality for which the full-service yacht company Imperial have become renowned for and was perfectly shown early last year in the launch of the 81.8 metre RoMEA. Now, some superyachts make more impact than others and when RoMEA emerged from award-winning yacht builder Abeking & Rasmussen, she really captured the imagination of the yachting industry. That’s no mean feat for a market that is bursting at the seams with innovation, talent and some exceptionally large budgets combined. Imperial were at the helm of

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the project from start to finish, acting as Owner’s Representative, Construction Manager and now Yacht Manager and Central Agent for Charter. So what makes one luxury yacht stand out from another? According to Julia Stewart, Imperial Director, it is an under-standing of the owner along with the increasingly savvy charter market and the motivation to achieve exceptional results that have seen RoMEA set herself apart from the crowd; ‘Abeking & Rasmussen has a long history of exceptional superyacht builds. Their family approach and obsession over detail perfectly complimented Imperial’s style of management and supervision, allowing the Imperial team of interior and technical managers

freedom to innovate, and for designer Terence Disdale to bring the owner’s vision to life.’ Disdale himself has become a household name in yacht design with his creations now famous for displaying the line between luxury and comfort that is so hard to balance. ‘Disdale perfectly encapsulated the owner’s vision for launching one of the finest yachts in the charter market’ adds Stewart, ‘RoMEA’s interior doesn’t overwhelm with the incredible detail that went into every element. Her opulence is subtle, and when one starts to truly focus on the sublime surroundings, it is then that Disdale’s genius, and the beauty of RoMEA, can truly be seen.’ For RoMEA, the devil is certainly in the detail. 182 finishes make up the interior to include a smorgasbord of exotic woods, marbles, rare metals, glass, and stonework along with bespoke furnishings and unique artworks. This has all been sympathetically crafted around the huge amount of facilities and a generous layout comprising a vast master suite, VIP stateroom and four further doubles to accommodate up to 12 guests. Like much of RoMEA’s design, the amenities on board have been built around the feeling of relaxation. From a Finnish sauna, plunge pool, and indoor and outdoor cinemas to a lower deck beach club and fully equipped luxury spa worthy of the most exclusive resorts on the Riviera, she allows for self-contained comfort at the highest level. While the wishes of an owner are

the core of any superyacht build, there is an ever increasing need to appeal to the very exclusive club of international travellers lucky enough to charter a yacht like this; ‘From the outset, the owner wanted to project their own values and style onto the design and build of RoMEA’ explains Stewart. ‘In doing so, they wish to attract a clientele who are similar to themselves in what they want to get out of being on board, and are proud to share their creation; their vision was to create a floating paradise.’

Superyacht RoMEA is one of the most unique vessels ever built by the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen, with an exterior and interior design by Terence Disdale Design.

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Key to any charter experience is the crew and Imperial gave this as much attention as all other aspects of the build. The hand-picked team on board include a Head Chef who has just returned from an intensive sushi internship in Japan, fully qualified personal trainers, yoga instructors, sailing instructors, a masseuse, hair dresser, the list goes on. Together with their surroundings they bring to life the potential of travelling by superyacht, to see the world in a way that very few can.







“This stunning vessel will remain as an iconic one in the future and a model to follow in her range”

12 guests 23 Crew CABIN CONFIGURATION 1 Master 1 VIP 4 Double SPECIFICATION Length: 82m (268’4 ft)

Beam: 12.6m (41’3 ft) Draft: 3.45m (11’32 ft) Built: 2015 Gross tonnage: 2,312 Tonnes Cruising speed: 14 knots Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen Exterior & interior design: Terence Disdale

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ROMEA can usually be found traversing the waters of the Mediterranean. For all charter enquiries contact Imperial’s Charter Department: Julia Stewart Director - Monaco Office T: +377 97 98 38 80 E: j.stewart@imperial-yachts.com www.imperial-yachts.com


THE ESSENCE OF FEADSHIP By Natalia Langsdale Photos Feadship

Since 1949, Feadship has prided itself in building over 450 bespoke motor yachts that are truly unique. The owners who have chosen Feadship for their expert craftsmanship, are true testament to the world-renowned shipbuilder’s ongoing success.

Every yacht built by Feadship is unequal and what is it, you might ask, that makes these majestic vessels appear time and time again even more exceptional from not only a design, but also an engineering and construction perspective? As Feadship itself says: “There are yachts and there are Feadships.” The answer lies in Feadship’s incredible ability in skilfully creating custom superyachts right from the very beginning when pen hits paper. The art of mastery entails designing a bespoke superyacht that is entirely individual and unlike any other in the world. As they themselves say, ‘custom’ should never be confused with ‘customising’ – which involves calibrating an existing concept. That however, is not Feadship’s philosophy. Together with the client, Feadship conceptualises a dream - an entirely tailor-made luxury yacht, reflecting the client’s personality and use that is moreover entirely exclusive. What remains at the core of each and every Feadship nevertheless, is the inherent quality that can only be experienced as you step foot on board. With such a longstanding heritage dating back so far as to the nineteenth century and an impressive string of awards for its outstanding superyachts, it is unsurprising that traditional values are to be found in absolutely every aspect of each discipline. Not one to be idle when it comes to the actual technology, Feadship never ceases to be on the lookout to set the 24 ONLYMAGAZINE I Travel Art & Lifestyle # 7

benchmark for artistry and innovative solutions so as to maximise on providing a comfortable end result. Feadship is not only recognised as the world leader in the field of pure custom super yachts but also operates dedicated charter and yacht services exclusively for Feadships. www.feadship.nl info@feadship.nl

Q&A WITH KARLENE PACK, CHARTER DIRECTOR FEADSHIP Q. What has been the feedback so far from existing Feadship owners on the charter concept? A. Most yacht owners have chartered in the past so they’re familiar with the concept. In fact, for many Feadship owners, the last yacht they chartered before commissioning their own vessel, was indeed a Feadship… When creating their Feadship, all owners have a specific type of use in mind, which can be seen in the final yacht layout and design. For some of them the yacht is an extension of the family life and they will only use it for holidays with their loved ones, others have a more business oriented approach and actively put their yacht on the charter market, and then there are owners who do a bit of both. As Feadship is a truly custom yacht builder, so is our charter marketing: when an owner wants to charter with us, we create a plan that exactly fits the specific needs of this yacht and owner. Q. Is Feadship responding to the market with the Feadship charter idea or is this something innovative within the yacht building industry? A. At Feadship we realize that chartering is a great introduction into yachting,

however, the charter market is big and there are many yachts on offer. We exclusively promote all the Feadships that are available for charter because we want people to experience our quality. In that way, we are different: Feadship Exclusive Charters is a service to Feadship owners and potential owners, where building yachts remains our core business. Q. How does Feadship position itself in the shipbuilding industry? What are its unique qualities? What do clients say about your offerings? A. Feadship creates custom built luxury yachts of up to about 110m. Most of our design, naval architecture, engineering, construction and outfitting work is done in-house. As a result, we have a dedicated and experienced staff – many workers have been with the company for decades. Each Feadship is defined by its superb craftsmanship and sets the standard in every aspect of design, engineering and construction.

DID YOU KNOW? Feadship is short for the First Export Association of Dutch SHIPbuilders. 1949: The group was founded when six yards and De Voogt Naval Architects agreed to pitch their high quality products on the American market under the Feadship name. 2016: There are three parties in Feadship: Two of the original yards – Royal Van Lent Shipyard (1849) and Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw (1906) – and De Voogt Naval Architects (1913). Both yards have been granted royal status by the Dutch royal family in recent years. Each member of Feadship has a distinctive history and its own in-house disciplines and craftsmen.

BREAKING NEWS Feadship is going to open a giant new construction and refit facility in the heart of Amsterdam. It will include a 5,500m2 hall and 28 meters high for new builds of up to 160 meters along.

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Comes to Fort Lauderdale By Natalia Langsdale

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The Suisscourtage Group is proud to announce the opening of its’ new OnlyYacht office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. OnlyYacht is an industry leader well known within the European superyacht insurance fraternity as a specialist insurance broker for superyacht, superyacht construction and crew insurance. “We are excited about the opening of our Fort Lauderdale office in what is well known as the yachting capital of the world” Says our founder and Chairman, Jean-Victor Pastor. “This is an important market for our company and a milestone in the group’s history allowing us to offer our specialized tailored insurance solutions direct to our east coast clientele”.

OnlyYacht is founded on the ethos of service and exceptional professional conduct and integrity. Joining the Antibes, Monaco, London, Viareggio and Rotterdam offices, our new Fort Lauderdale office will offer the same exacting level of professional service to our east coast clients as that enjoyed by our European clients. OnlyYacht are also pleased to announce today that Vincent Huens de Brouwer is leading the foundation of our Fort Lauderdale office. Vincent brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and experience in the marine legal and insurance broking field having successfully honed his abilities in this complex business environment for more than 15 years.

Welcoming the opening of the new office Vincent said “It has been an absolute pleasure to be part of such an incredible team and I am confident that through exceptional service and teamwork we can develop this key strategic location into a major hub of OnlyYacht activities. This is yet another example of our determination to be a major player in the superyacht insurance market”

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OnlyYacht and OnlyYard Office Opens in Viareggio

Since its inception, OnlyYacht has gained a strong reputation within the marine industry, providing excellence in hull and machinery insurance along with crew and guest insurance. Being at the forefront of offering its clientele the most comprehensive insurance solutions means to live and breathe it daily by its team of experts right where the pulse beats at its strongest. Since developing OnlyYard in April 2015, Suisscourtage has seen a proactive push to build on close relationships and trust with shipyards responsible for building the world’s finest superyachts. Following on from the launch of OnlyYard in the Netherlands, Groupe Pastor’s decision to open up an office in the equally paramount town of Viareggio is based on the city’s position as the undisputed hub of the Italian yacht building industry. Today, Europe remains the world’s epicenter for yacht build and the Italian yacht and superyacht market continues to firmly stand tall in comparison to its other European counterparts, representing one of the by far largest with approximately 41% of new builds in 2016.* The seaside resort of Viareggio on the northern Tuscan Riviera has a longstanding maritime history dating

back to as far as 1577. What began as extensions on the banks of the Burlamacca canal was progressively to evolve from a small shipbuilding activity to a worldwide acclaimed industrial and manufacturing axis in yachting. With an office right next to Italy’s most distinguished luxury yacht builders, like Benetti, Perini Navi, Rossinavi, Codecasa, Sanlorenzo to name but a few, is testament to OnlyYacht’s resolution of reassessing its position as true experts in its field, being directly next to where its clients are. The group’s on-site specialists who will serve the Italian market have direct access to insurers at Lloyd’s, London Companies and Continental Europe, allowing its clients a comprehensive protection of people, property, information and above all reputation. The newly appointed team in Italy will be headed up by Massimo Bargagna, an insurance consultant with over 20 years of experience in surveying and insurance. OnlyYacht and OnlyYard specialists have of tailored risk assessment, risk management and risk transfer. ‘The OnlyYacht Viareggio office wants to be an additional help on issues encountered by shipyards as well as to the needs of customers by proposing

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immediate and advanced solutions in the immediate vicinity,’ says Bargagna, who has been involved with the group since 2011. With the number of shipyards and owners that have entrusted OnlyYacht with their insurance over the past ten years, the group firmly believe that the true nature of insurance broking is to develop long-term relationships with its clients as a trusted advisor, allowing to provide bespoke insurance solutions to enable their businesses and at best protect their assets. As the importance of the Italian yacht market continues to grow, OnlyYacht’s presence is set to be the beginning of a fruitful collaboration to shipyards and owners, offering support throughout the construction process by identifying and assessing risk exposure, including liabilities, and to deliver customised insurance solutions to address their unique set of challenges. *FACTS FROM SUPERYACHT INTELLIGENCE ANNUAL REPORT 2016

OnlyYacht - OnlyYard Via Paolo Savi 371 55049 Viareggio (LU) +39 0584 383830 mbargagna@onlyyacht.com www.onlyyacht.com


Pushing Boundaries Only Magazine’s Top 5 Private Jets for 2016 Today’s business aircraft have gone a long way since the first official recorded flight in 1963 from Wichita, Kansas (USA). Ever seeking to deliver and surpass on range, advanced technologies and improved cabin comfort, the time is nigh to unveil a hand-picked selection of the latest and greatest innovative business aircraft to watch out for today and that above all, truly answer the needs of the world’s most discerning traveller.


DASSAULT FALCON 8X www.dassault-aviation.com

The Dassault Falcon 8X is a large-cabin, long range trijet business jet.

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There are only a handful of aircraft that can match the aptitude of the Falcon 8X on so many levels. Moving on from the very successful 7X, its successor improves on a much longer and comfortable cabin, boldly offering the most extensive selection of cabin configurations available on any large cabin business aircraft. Another important factor is performance, with a significant gain on range, allowing it to fly passengers comfortably from Beijing to New York, Hong Kong to London or Los Angeles to Moscow, nonstop. It will also share the 7X’s exceptional operating economy and shortfield performance. When it comes to flying into short runways or steep approaches, the 8X clearly has a distinct advantage over other jets in its class, making this trijet the most capable business jet yet developed by Dassault.

The Bombardier Global 6000 excels on range.

BOMBARDIER GLOBAL 6000 www.businessaircraft.bombardier.com


Opening up on more routes and possibilities, the Bombardier Global 6000 excels on range. Every minute detail has been taken care of ensuring a state-of-theart finish from cockpit all the way through with the detailing, finishing up with the tranquil sanctuary of its aft stateroom. Claiming the most advanced flight-deck in business aviation, the Global 6000 not only goes beyond boundaries with its all-round technology and performance but its cabin also oozes such luxury that sets the benchmark for comfort with a most rewarding in-flight experience.


G U L F S T R E A M G 6 5 0 - F LY F A S T E R A N D F A R T H E R www.gulfstream.com

The extremely stylish G650 offers great ramp presence with its large, panoramic windows. As the longest range private jet in existence, the latest addition to the Gulfstream fleet enables passengers to arrive at their destinations feeling more refreshed and ready to go due to the lowest pressurised cabin altitude of any predecessor before it. The non-supersonic aircraft defies all odds having set a round-theworld speed record in an impressive 41 hours and seven minutes. Needless to say, speed matches grace and functionality on board as the large cabin allows for a

much quieter, roomier, and more adaptable cabin, brimming with advanced technology and providing a choice of 12 ergonomic floor plans. The G650 is one of the biggest, fastest, longest range and most technologically advanced jet that Gulfstream has ever built by far.


The Gulfstream G650 is a twin-engine business jet airplane.

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Developed from a clean sheet design and incorporating advanced technologies and innovations, the unusual HondaJet with its over-the-wing engine mounts is the fastest, highest-flying, quietest, and most fuel-efficient jet in its light business jet class. Offering a truly silent cabin thanks to a patented design that not only dramatically improves on flying but also reduces cabin sound and minimises ground-detected noise, the HondaJet certainly is a head-turner. For those flights requiring extra luggage, the HondaJet can easily accommodate with its large baggage capacity and this surprisingly with the already spacious cab-in. As the company’s first commercial aircraft, this aircraft offers very good performance, efficiency and quality.




The Honda HA-420 HondaJet is the first aircraft developed by Honda Aircraft Company.

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Although not in production just yet, the very first supersonic business jet: Aerion’s AS2 aims to fill the void that Concorde left when it went out of service. Designed in close collaboration with French aerospace manufacturer, Airbus Group, it is no surprise that this futuristic aircraft will feature key enabling technology for an efficient supersonic and high-subsonic flight. Allowing you to fly faster than the speed of sound, and arrive before you even left, the next generation of private air travel is closer than you think! Planned as a tri motor long-range aircraft, the cabin will have a good sized and luxurious cabin similar to a heavy jet, featuring furnishings and appointments dictated by the customer and incomparable in terms of quality, craftsmanship, and beauty. Get ready to get on board for the next chapter of “Boomless cruising” around 2020…




The Aerion AS2 is a supersonic business jet designed by Aerion Corporation in collaboration with Airbus, scheduled to enter service in 2023.

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Business travel is always on the increase in French Riviera airports. This abundance of prestigious travellers, with bigger and bigger staff and private jets is generating new demand for services adapted to clients who have expectations similar to 5-star luxury hotels. And it’s often the same people!

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By Renaud Jourdon



Smooth operator


“The perfect welcome, professionalism, attitude and flexibility are the main qualities asked of each employee“

We are all familiar with ‘Concierge desks’ in 5* hotels, but in airports we use the term Fixed Base Operator, or an ‘FBO’ in business aviation language. The acronym FBO depicts a company capable of handle every detail before take-off, and as soon as the aeroplane touches down on the runway. A current trend? No, a necessity because these clients are evolving. Coming from the four corners of the world, their private craft are ever more voluminous. And Nice Cote d’Azur airport always manages to find parking spaces for its clientele. And it’s clear that the Riviera’s appeal is buoyant by playing host to international events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, the Cannes Film Festival, Mipim (real estate trade fair) as well as many other top-end events. This explains why the Riviera’s three

airports (Nice, Cannes, and St Tropez) recorded more than 46,000 business aircraft movements in 2015. What’s more, 2016 should see this pattern on the rise. In addition, there will be 54,000 helicopter movements which gives us an idea of the economic magnitude of this sector which places the Riviera in second place in Europe’s business aviation airports, behind Paris Le Bourget. SAVING TIME Planning a trip on the French Riviera for these VIP clients is very timeconsuming. “Between the flight, accommodation, welcoming crew and craft, our main objective is to avoid our clients wasting time” says Michel Tohane, Manager of the General Aviation Business Unit for Sky Valet We went to meet Sky Valet, a Fixed Base Operator which has transformed

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Plan and design the stopover of your plane as it can be done in a palace for a VIP, it is the goal that has set Sky Valet. Since each client is different, the service is highly personalized and adapted to each request. In addition to their position on the French Riviera, Sky Valet expands its presence in Paris, Ibiza, Palma, Majorca, Malaga and Valencia.

the notion of ground handling service into a real 5-star concierge desk. Present in several Mediterranean airports near tourist destinations, Sky Valet further opens new lead-ins to other European countries in order to create a genuine FBO pan-European network. “The aim is simple: to provide with a single intermediary who simplifies relations” explains Michel Tohane. 5-STAR SERVICE Since Sky Valet has been involved in this FBO pan-European network, staff have all been trained how to look after VIP clients in the same way as 5-star hotels. The perfect welcome, professionalism, attitude and flexibility are the main qualities asked of each employee, no matter what position they have. “Our method of working is very similar to luxury hotels; we have to adapt our services to clients from radically different cultural backgrounds” Michel Tohane points out. Sky Valet is a subsidiary of the Cote d’Azur Airports Company, founded

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in 2014. It specialises in airport assistance for business aviation. A top-notch service mission which has won it IS-BAH certification for all its ground handling services, not just for passengers but also for crew and aircraft. A certificate that is equal to the prestigious fifth star in the luxury hotel industry. “Our main objective is to extend our services and expertise throughout Europe. We want to make Sky Valet the European number one of toprange FBOs” explains Michel Tohane. “We offer made-to–measure services for both private owners and airline companies in the most soughtafter destinations” Michel Tohane concludes. With an already strong presence on the Riviera, Sky Valet has European ambitions through acquisitions and take-over of activities in strategic airports such as Paris Le Bourget, Ibiza, Palma, Majorca Valencia and Malaga since February 2016. www.skyvalet.com



passengers ! By Renaud Jourdon Photo Monacair

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Since September 2015, Monacair has been transporting passengers by helicopter between Monaco and Nice. An important market according to MD Gilbert Schweitzer, who thinks that in the long term the company will fly more than 100,000 passenger with one clear objective: offering the highest-quality service. Founded in 1988 by Stephano Casiraghi, Monacair has made V.I.P. transportation its key business.

The leading commercial helicopter company worldwide in terms of traffic, the flight between Monaco and Nice takes just seven minutes and offers many advantages, including pre-registration of luggage to your final destination on a national or international Air France flight, and avoiding heavy traffic on the roads in the summer season as well as during major events (Grand Prix, Monaco Yacht Show etc.) Plus you experience an unforgettable flight, with magnificent views from the helicopter over the Riviera coastline… all for a very reasonable price. In winning the Monaco Government’s tender, Monacair has become a key player in the region’s air transport sector, and is a determining logistical factor in the Principality’s expansion plans for tourism. Monacair is easily able to handle the challenge of coping with the huge influx of passengers for the major events that take place in Monaco. To do this, the airline has increased its flotilla by ordering six new H130 helicopters from Airbus in Marignane. An investment that has cost more than 17 million Euros, and which ensures regular services between Monaco Heliport and Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. These six new mono-turbine helicopters are totally dedicated to the regular service and can carry 5 passengers with luggage in total security.

In order to perfect the quality of service, major work to renovate Monaco’s heliport has been contracted by the Government, due to finish in 2018. OnlyJet, the specialist aviation insurance company, has insured the entire fleet since 1st January 2016. www.monacair.mc

“Monacair has become a key player in the air transport sector”

Six new H130 are dedicated to transportation between Monaco, Nice and St Tropez. A large investment to help expansion and contribute the highest-quality services for the 100 000 passagers expected for the next year.

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With its new sports car, the Chiron, unveiled in March 2016 at the Geneva International Motor Show, Bugatti moves to the next level. By Karine MoniĂŠ Photos courtesy of Bugatti

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It is part of human nature to cross boundaries and set new records. This striving is also our driving force,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. “Bugatti has tested the limits of physics. There is no area where we have not achieved significant improvements.” The statement may sound ambitious, but with Bugatti Chiron, the luxury car company has certainly met expectations. Advanced technologies and innovative thinking were key to

designing the new fastest car in the world, the Bugatti Chiron, which can reach a maximum speed of 420 km/h (electronically limited for road use). This jewel accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2.5 seconds— but the impressive features don’t stop there. With a power output of 1,500 hp, a torque of 1,600 Nm at 2,000 to 6,000 rpm and its newly developed 8-litre W16 engine, the Chiron is an elite super sports car. Designed for crash protection, the sophisticated and

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The Bugatti Chiron has a carbon fibre body and a sophisticated monocoque with high rigidity and designed for crash protection. If all the fibres used in the monocoque were laid out end to end, they would stretch nine times the distance between the earth and the moon. The newly designed front emblem is made from solid 970 fine silver and enamel.

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The design of the Chiron was inspired by the legendary Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic created by Jean Bugatti, son of the founder Ettore. According to Wolfgang Dürheimer, President of Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S., “the Chiron is the quintessential ultimate super sports car: Ultramodern, incredibly fast, agile and powerful with a stylistically demanding design and the highest possible levels of comfort”.

highly rigid monocoque is made from carbon fibre. “The principle of form following performance defines the Chiron as an authentic technical product and a fascinating automobile sculpture,” said Achim Anscheidt, Director of Design at Bugatti. With its ultra-modern lines—inspired by the legendary

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Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic created by Jean Bugatti, son of the founder Ettore - this exceptional car reinterprets the brand’s DNA in light of our time. Slated for launch this autumn, only 500 units will be produced for a base price of 2.4 million net euros. www.bugatti.com

The Bugatti Chiron is the new fastest car in the world with a maximum speed of 420 km/h. 1,500 HP was the power target for the Chiron. To achieve this objective, the eight-litre W16 engine was completely redesigned.

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The Master of

Timeless Elegance


By Karine Monié

Christian Liaigre strives to create timeless spaces and pieces of furniture, which reflect a sense of calm and sophistication. Basing his design on local cultures and traditions, he constantly uses noble materials and soft colours. This apartment in Athens, Greece, reflects Christian Liaigre’s philosophy and aesthetics.

Over the last 30 years, Christian Liaigre has become one of the most sought-after furniture and interior designers in the world. His understated style has already charmed some of the most discerning clients. Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Rupert Murdoch are among the many who trust Paris-based creative Christian Liaigre. “Interior architecture and design are far from fashion and trends but synonym to timelessness, calm beauty and subtle luxury,” the French designer says.

Meyer, currently serving as artistic director of Liaigre’s interior design studio, and Déborah Comte-Liaigre, his wife, who manages the showrooms and the collections. “Before, my work was very masculine, but Frauke and Déborah have introduced softness,” Liaigre confesses.

Using space and light to shape refined pieces of furniture and interior spaces, Liaigre opened his first studio in 1985 and his first showroom in 1987, both located in the City of Light. Today, he has more than 20 showrooms across the world, in cities including Munich, Singapore, Shanghai, Miami, New York and London—the last two being the most successful, currently. Liaigre’s style has evolved since his debut, especially thanks to his collaboration with two women: Frauke

Pure lines, perfect proportions and high-quality finishes are key when designing a new collection. “A material or a colour could be the starting point to create a new piece or series. But it takes weeks and often months to put everything in place and feel that it comes together naturally,” states Comte-Liaigre. For the whole team, it is crucial to work with French craftsmen. “It has been years that we have collaborated with some of them, which gave us the opportunity

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At the beginning of every new project, the team forgets about their own tastes and adapts to their client’s needs. But despite this very discreet process, noble materials and French savoir-faire are always at the centre of everything—certainly making all Liaigre’s creations unique. www.christian-liaigre.fr


to jointly develop specific techniques and look for new finishes.” Even if furniture represents 80 per cent of the maison’s activities, the interior architecture projects are completely complementary. Whether it is a private home, a chair, a coffee table, a light or the interior of a yachtGuillaume Rolland manages this area of the business- there are no bright hues, nor are there a lot of patterns. The creative spirit of Liaigre relies on delicacy and rareness, reflecting the team’s love for art and crafts, as well as for local cultures and traditions. Focusing on the essence of things seems to be the right approach. “I like a chic, neutral style to give a sense of calm,” says the founder, who personally, however, loves the 17th and 18th centuries “when creativity was everywhere.”

Since his debut in 1985, Christian Liaigre has opened more than 20 showrooms across the world, in countries such as France, the United States, China, Belgium, Germany, Singapore, etc. Déborah ComteLiaigre is in charge of managing the showrooms and the collections.

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Artistic Chaos



With their bold creations, Brazilian brothers Humberto an d Fern an do Campana have become two of the most famous designers on the planet.

Humberto Campana throught he would become a lawyer and his brother Fernando wanted to be an architect. In 1983, however, they founded their own design studio in Sao Paulo, to use as a lab for experimentation. Today, the duo is well-known for translating the Brazilian identity into original pieces of furniture and objects that not only create bridges between craftsmanship and mass production, but also establish a dialog between emotion and functionality. “Our country is our source of inspiration: the urban chaos, the

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By Karine Monié

social mestizaje, the favelas,” they say. For example, their Favela chair— distributed by Italian designer furniture company Edra—is made from strips of natural wood similar to those used to build the shacks of the favelas in Brazil. While the brothers initially decided to work with affordable and reclaimed materials since they didn’t have the money for more expensive ones, today, their motivation is to give those materials a new use and level of preciousness, making the Campanas true promoters of sustainable design.


The materials are clearly the elements that guide the form and function of every project and concept. Their philosophy lies in simple yet essential principles: “We strive to continue to investigate, share our ideas and vision with other people. We try to convince them and we want to open the doors to young creative minds,” Humberto and Fernando explain. The talent of the two brothers has quickly crossed the borders of their country of origin. In Paris, they refurbished the Café de l’Horloge in the Musée d’Orsay; in New York, they designed the Camper boutique; and in Athens, they worked on their first hospitality project, New Hotel, and invited local students to participate in the adventure. Admirers of architects Oscar Niemeyer, Shigeru Ban, Frank Gehry,

Rem Koolhaas and Renzo Piano, as well as of designers Shiro Kuramata, Achille Castiglioni, Ingo Maurer and Ettore Sottsass, the Campana brothers have developed a very personal style, which incorporate the ideas of transformation, reinvention, multiculturalism and creative chaos. The duo has collaborated with international brands such as Alessi, Baccarat, Bernardaud, Fendi and Moleskine. Some of their creations are included in the permanent collections of the MoMA in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in Sao Paulo and Germany’s Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, among others. Staying true to their values, the brothers also regularly establish partnerships with Brazilian craftsmanship communities to produce limited edition designs. www.campanas.com.br

Translating the Brazilian identity into design is the most important challenge for Humberto and Fernando Campana who founded their studio in 1983, in Sao Paulo. Working in partnership with communities, factories and industries keeps the Estudio Campana repertoire fresh.

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Adopting an


By Karine Monié Photo Gilles Piot

Innovative and environmentally friendly, the young company Terre de Monaco aims to develop urban agriculture in its namesake country.

Jessica Sbaraglia is the founder of Terre de Monaco, which main objectives are to cultivate roof gardens in the Principality and to promote organic products. The company uses an automatic micro-irrigation system with solar panels and innovative techniques based on bio-intensive farming.

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Innovative and environmentally friendly, the young company Terre de Monaco aims to develop urban agriculture in its namesake country. For more than a year, Jessica Sbaraglia has worked to make her vision of green gardens a reality. Born in Switzerland, she credits her love of good, homegrown products to her experience planting fruits and vegetables with her parents in the family garden. Under the motto, “The taste from the sky”, Terre de Monaco’s offerings include designing and maintaining vegetable gardens on rooftops and balconies in Monaco and the surrounding area. The company aims to also promote organic products grown in these micro-farms under its own label and make the produce available to local markets, grocery stores, restaurants and individuals. Certified AB (organic agriculture) seeds, automatic micro-irrigation systems powered by solar panels and techniques based in biointensive farming and permaculture are some of the key principles to which Terre de Monaco commits. To make it happen and raise the necessary funds €25,000 Sbaraglia has launched an online crowdfunding campaign and won €26,680. www.terredemonaco.com


Preparing For

Success By Karine Monié

Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County helps young people to reach their full potential. “We want all members to graduate from high school with a plan for the future; demonstrate good character and citizenship by participating in leadership training and volunteering in community service projects; and engage in sports and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle,” said Brian Quail, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Founded in 1965, this nonprofit agency -the fifth largest Boys & Girls Club organization in the United States- has 11 facilities and one teen centre serving more than 12,500 youths. The activities focus on education, social recreation, health, leadership, citizenship development and cultural enrichment,

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among other programming. With a four-star rating (out of four stars) from Charity Navigator for the fifth consecutive year (only 5 per cent of the nonprofits in the United States have achieved this level), the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County relies on funding raised through general donations, corporate sponsors, government grants and special events such as the upcoming Boys & Girls Rendezvous. This annual charity event, which will take place from Nov. 10-12, 2016, on Fisher Island, Florida, is one of the largest social superyacht gatherings in the world, raising more than $30 million to date. www.bgcbc.org

Founded in 1965, the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is to enable young people to reach their full potential through activities and programs that focus on education, culture and social recreation, among others. BGCBC is a non-profit private agency, which relies on funding raised through events, donations, sponsors, etc.


The recipe for success

Located on the rooftop of a building designed by Herzog & de Meuron in Miami Beach, Juvia is an indoor and outdoor restaurant inspired by the city’s cultural diversity. Designed by Alejandro Barrios Carrero, the terrace –which offers unobstructed views of the Atlantic oceancreates a perfect setting for guests to enjoy the cool ocean breezes and relax in Juvia’s laidback vibe.

In Miami Beach, across 930 square meters of indoor and outdoor space, restaurant Juvia is a feast for the palate and the eyes. By Karine Monié Located on the penthouse level of a colossal concrete and glass building designed by famous Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, and named after one of Brazil nut trees, Juvia delivers to its guests a unique experience, where every detail has been carefully thought of. Developed by Venezuelan architect and interior designer Alejandro Barrios Carrero, the rooftop restaurant offers unobstructed views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Art Deco District. The focal point of the terrace - which comprises a retractable roof - is a sevenmetre-tall vertical garden created by internationally acclaimed French botanist Patrick Blanc. With its 220 types of plants native from South Florida, the feature recreates the luxuriance of the Amazon rainforest. Placed around a fountain, sofas upholstered in dark grey fabric and adorned with artisanal embroidered brown and taupe cushions are the perfect setting to have a drink and admire the sunset in a relaxed yet chic atmosphere. The indoor dining room has floorto-ceiling windows to take advantage

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of the views. White oak tables designed by Piero Lissoni share the space with an open kitchen and a bar adorned with a backlit amethyst gemstone top combined with purple stools. Renowned designers Patricia Urquiola and Thomas Patterson also created some of pieces of furniture and lighting such as handwoven chairs. Talented chefs Sunny Oh, Laurent Cantineaux and Gregory Gourreau incorporate the flavours of South America and Asia in exquisite pastries and dishes –such as ceviches, seafood or prime meats– elaborated according to classic French techniques. Inspired by Miami’s cultural diversity, Juvia’s décor and cuisine are both sophisticated and fresh. The seamless fusion of architecture, interior design and landscaping results in a harmonious blend that seduces both local people and globetrotters. Indeed, since its opening five years ago, the restaurant has become a place of reference in Miami Beach, as it perfectly embodies the cosmopolitan vibe of the city. www.juviamiami.com





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Arty Miami



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M iami, Florida is usually described as a place of leisure and dolce farniente, but, every year, at the beginning of December and for a week, the city buzzes as the centre of world for modern and contemporary art. In 2015, the fourteenth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach attracted 267 leading international galleries from 32 countries and 77,000 visitors over five days, including private collectors, curators and museum directors, among others. Some of the giants of the art world such as Gagosian Gallery (New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Rome, Athens, Geneva and Hong Kong), White Cube (London and Hong Kong) and Galerie Perrotin (Paris, New York and Hong Kong) could not miss such an important rendez-vous. In the booths, were exhibited stunning pieces made by the most valued artists

on the globe such as Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst or Picasso. The youngest players in the market had a chance to raise their profile through the Nova section, which featured artworks shaped in the last three years. For example, Luciano Figueiredo, Sandra Gamarra and Mauro Piva had their work showcased at Brazilian Galeria Leme; Ciprian Muresan or Navid Nuur’s pieces could be seen at German Galeria Plan B; Antoine Catala and Gregory Edwards were represented by New York gallery 47 Canal. The Positions section also allowed us to discover projects from new talents such as Romy Pocztaruk at SIM Galeria (Curitiba) and Fritzia Irizar de Arredondo \ Arozarena (Mexico City). Amongst the most significant sales of the 2015 edition, were “Man in Blue

Traveling to Miami at the end of the year is one of the best time to take the pulse of the art market. The fourteenth edition of Art Basel Miami Beach took place in 2015. Curator Nicholas Baume was responsible for shaping the Public program at Collins Park and chose the theme of “Metaforms”. “The idea of Metaforms captures the way many works of art draw on the familiar forms of everyday life and through manipulations of scale, material, texture, and content become something else”, he says.

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Last December, Art Basel Miami Beach presented a program of over 50 films and videos by and about artists selected under the title ‘Our Hidden Futures’. In addition to the Film program, sound works by Sofie Alsbo, Alice Jacobs, Mariele Neudecker and Camille Norment were presented on the state-ofthe arts surround sound system in SoundScape Park.

VI” by Francis Bacon with an asking price of USD 15 Million (Van de Weghe gallery) and “White Snow, Dopey, Black Red White, Black” by Paul McCarthy, sold for USD 1.5 Million (Hauser & Wirth gallery). As per the previous editions, Art Basel Miami Beach was not only limited to the walls of the convention centre, where art galleries were housed. Very interesting parallel events were worth the detour. Only a few steps from the beach, over 20 large-scale and sitespecific installations, sculptures and performances were set at Collins Park within the Public program curated by Nicholas Baume under the theme “Metaforms”. The Film sector presented a dynamic series of movies shown on a 650-square meter outdoor

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screen designed by famous architect Frank Gehry. At the same time as the art fair, and opposite the convention centre, Design Miami was a must-see to admire or purchase pieces created by renowned designers Ron Arad, Zaha Hadid, Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, the Campana Brothers and Mathieu Lehanneur, to name only a few. Traveling to Miami at the end of the year is one of the best time to take the pulse of the art market. It sets the pace for the sister fair, which takes place in March in Hong Kong and gives us a glimpse on what to expect at the iconic and original edition Art Basel in Basel, scheduled over four days around mid-June every year. www.artbasel.com

In 2015, the show attracted an attendance of 77,000 visitors over five days, with collectors from 110 countries including for the first time Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Romania, Togo and Zimbabwe.

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Radicality in

By Karine Monié

Contemporary Art Huang Yong Ping, one of the best representatives of the Chinese avant-garde art movement, presents a spectacular installation in Paris, within the framework of Monumenta 2016.

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Over a period of twenty years, Huang Yong Ping has explored the major issues of our time such as conflict, economics, religion and nature. For Monumenta 2016, he developed the installation “Empires”, which forms a landscape, made up of eight mounds of freight containers, a metal snake suspended from a crane that unfurls like mist between mountains, and a bicorn hat set on an arch directly inspired by the one worn by Napoleon at the Battle of Eylau.


Discovering the work of some of the world’s greatest contemporary artists in the nave of the Grand Palais is always a fascinating visual experience. With its 13,500-square-metre area and its 45-metre-high glass and steel dome -the biggest structure of its kind in Europe- this exceptional historic building has hosted Monumenta every two years since 2014. (It was previously a yearly event, which first took place in 2007.) Anselm Kiefer, Richard Serra, Christian Boltanski, Anish Kapoor, Daniel Buren, and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are among the artists that have tackled the challenge. This year, from May 8 to June 18, the artwork of Huang Yong Ping -who was born in China in 1954 and currently lives in France- occupies this stunning space. “The immense immersive installation consists of a colourful architecture of eight islands over which looms a structure whose drop shadow complements the metal skeleton of the glass dome,” explains Jean de Loisy, curator of Monumenta 2016. Through this project, titled “Empires,” Huang Yong Ping has created a symbolic landscape of today’s world. Using the Grand Palais -a masterpiece of the industrial era- as a backdrop, he showcases the transformation of politics and economy, the growth of new regions and the decline of ancient empires, as well as the apparition of new power players. Huang Yong Ping is well known for his radical vision and considered a major

figure of the avant-garde in China. In the mid-1980s, he founded Xiamen Dada, an art group heralding the philosophy: “Artworks are for the artist what opium is for men. Until art is destroyed, life is never peaceful. Dada is dead,” as written in the 1986 Statement on Burning. Interested in marrying Dadaism and Zen Buddhism, Huang Yong Ping is a master in combining references from East and West, taking inspiration from religious and philosophical myths to create powerful artworks. His desire to cultivate paradox and protest through the absurd characterises his almost excessive style. “Strategies, tactics, politics, art and the art of war, the desire for power and wealth, ruins, the birth or rebirth of societies: every country, conglomerate or multinational that participates in the interminable successions of grandeur and decadence seeks -even for just a few moments- its own empire,” says Jean de Loisy. Offering a broad reflection on globalization, Huang Yong Ping uses the plural form “Empires” to give the word a broad definition, which includes all political organizations, economic systems and cultural entities established around a unique central authority. Once again, Monumenta astonishes with a monumental piece that not only stimulates our imagination but also invites us to think about some key topics related to the current world’s transformation. www.grandpalais.fr

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JEAN-GABRIEL MITTERRAND, FOUNDER Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand created the Domaine du Muy in 2014. In the same year, his Parisian sculpture gallery, founded in 1988, was re-named the Galerie Mitterrand and a space exclusively dedicated to living, contemporary artists was opened there. Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand’s penchant for sculpture has also led him to organise numerous exhibitions of monumental works in public places, from the outdoor show at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro in 1999 to the sculpture show at World Exp 2010 in Shanghai, where the invitation to exhibit was the result of winning an international competition. From 1974 for a period of 12 years, he contributed to the creation and managed the Limited Editions Department of the auction house, Artcurial.



Contemporary sculpture park Photos J.C. Lett, Courtesy Domaine du Muy

The Domaine du Muy, located between Monaco, Marseille and Aix-en-Provence, not far from Saint-Tropez and Nice, is a park which hosts exhibitions of sculpture by emerging as well as established contemporary artists. It was created in 2014, thanks to the efforts of Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand, who wanted to design a place to show modern and contemporary sculpture in an outdoor setting. The Domaine du Muy is nestled in the heart of the Bonne Eau national park conservation area, where forests of cork oaks and pines extend over hundreds of hectares. The park offers collectors and art-lovers alike a private promenade lasting around one hour over a two-kilometre stretch right in the middle of the Provençal countryside. Set against the natural backdrop of its secluded valley, ponds and wild, untouched areas, the visitor becomes immersed in a world of unique, rustic beauty alongside the 30 or so pieces exhibited each year between May and October. The park is brought to life by and evolves constantly with the new works installed and the longevity of others, some of which are created by artists in residence. The project has been organised by Simon Lamunière, in partnership with Edward Mitterrand. Its end result is a deliberate artistic juxtaposition between the purity of nature and the sometimes respectful and sometimes brutally imposing sculptures.

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The sculpture park will be completed in 2016 with the inauguration of the house which has been entirely re-designed by India Mahdavi and the gardens created by the landscape gardener, Louis Benech. www.domainedumuy.com www.galeriemitterrand.com CLAUDE LALANNE, POMME DE NEW YORK, 2006, INSTALLATION VIEW AT THE DOMAINE DU MUY IN 2015.

Philippe Pastor “The Burned Trees”

As part of this year’s summer programming at Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum, the exceptional participation of Philippe Pastor’s “The Burned Trees” sculpture installation will form an integral part of the reception area outside the European Art Fair Monaco, the classical and contemporary art exhibition. “The Burned Trees”, consisting of tall, charred obelisks, symbols of the fight against deforestation, have been shown from New York to Singapore, in partnership with various different organisations which are committed to protecting the environment. In this context, Philippe Pastor was involved with the reforestation campaigns of the United Nations Environment Programme, taking part in several lectures at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York and, more recently, in different projects with Nicolas Hulot. Ever since he started

out, the Monaco artist has supported the Principality’s activities in the area of the protection of the environment. Each of the trees in the exhibition weighs almost one ton. They are rooted firmly in the ground and all stand aloof at six metres high. Somewhere between an architectural statement and an open dialogue with the onlooker, the aim of “The Burned Trees” is to raise questions about one, single reality: the carelessness of man and his devastating effect upon nature. In the setting of the scorching summer sun of the Principality, Philippe Pastor’s sculptures remind us unavoidably of something vitally important which concerns us every day: the terrible forest fires which still regularly ravage the south of France. www.philippe-pastor.com www.grimaldiforum.com


After appearing in the Monaco Pavilion at Expo 2015 in Milan, Philippe Pastor’s “The Burned Trees” sculptures are now being presented in Monaco. Rendez-vous between 5 and 25 July on the forecourt of the Grimaldi Forum to discover this new exhibition.

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Treasure Southeast of the Italian Peninsula and embraced by two seas –the Adriatic and the Ionian–, the region of Puglia is one of the richest of the country, both from its historical architecture and captivating landscapes.


By Karine Monié

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outheast of the Italian Peninsula and embraced by two seas –the Adriatic and the Ionian–, the region of Puglia is one of the richest of the country, both from its historical architecture and captivating landscapes. For those who want to discover the new trendy destination in Italy, Puglia is a great alternative to the classic touristic places of interest – such as Rome, Venice or Florence. Located eight kilometres from the coast and spread over three hills, the small town of Ostuni –commonly referred as the “white city” – is a picturesque town you easily fall in love with. There, authenticity is reflected through local people’s sense of hospitality, relaxed lifestyle and delicious food, to only name a few aspects of what the region has to offer. Two exclusive hotels capture the essence of this wonderful place.

LA SOMMITA, A TASTE OF LUXURY The first one, La Sommità, is set in a 16th century palazzo and comprises 15 rooms and suites, each with different designs and structural features. Every aspect of the service is

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so discreet that you can truly feel at home. The main entrance looks like a side door and the reception is almost hidden behind a staircase. The furnishings, fabrics, lights, fragrances and flavours stimulate all the senses in an atmosphere where comfort and relaxation are key elements. Vaulted ceilings and exposed stones give tribute to the past while the decoration is contemporary. Made of white and ecru, the colour palette contributes to create a serene atmosphere, which reflects the simplicity of unpretentious luxury. Managed by Chef Andrea Cannalire, which Italian cuisine combines tradition and innovation through the use of top-quality local ingredients, intimate and elegant Cielo Restaurant was awarded one Michelin star last December. Cooking courses, theme dinners, as well as wine and oil tasting are regularly organised either at the restaurant or in the winery. To complete the experience, the spa provides its guests wellbeing treatments such as massages and Turkish baths. www.lasommita.it


Every element -such as materials, fabrics, pieces of furniture and lights- was chosen to provide comfort and a sense of calmness. The Spanish garden is the perfect place to enjoy the sunset. La Sommità has a typical Mediterranean soul, which seduces visitors from all around the world.

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Located six kilometres far from the small and historic town of Ostuni, Masseria Cervarolo is surrounded by beautiful gardens, which creates a peaceful atmosphere. Cooking classes, wine and olive tasting, and mountain bike are some of the activities to do in the area of Masseria Cervarolo.


A PARADISE IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE Outside Ostuni, the second one, Masseria Cervarolo, is another historical gem, which architecture also dates back to the 16th century. Built on a hill that dominates a fertile plain, it was originally a farm, typical of the region. After a fiveyear renovation, and carried out in respect of the original architecture, the building has been transformed into a charming hotel. Surrounded by sublime gardens, three types of rooms are available, ranging from 15 to 34 square meters. The Classic,

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Superior and Junior Suites are nestled in “Trulli”, ancient traditional stone houses in Puglia, which design and material are such that rooms stay cool during summer. This romantic property also includes an 18th century chapel with beautiful frescoes, a cosy living room –which also acts as a library– adorned with a fireplace. In the restaurant, which has an open kitchen, guests can observe through a large glass window how every exquisite plate is meticulously elaborated by Chef Quirino and his team. Using simple yet high quality locally grown products, the delicious

Ideally located to discover the culture of the region of Puglia, Masseria Cervarolo was originally a farm. It was built on a hill that dominates a fertile plain. Surrounded by rocks and vegetation, the swimming pool is ideal for relaxing.

traditional local dishes on the menu change daily to be matched with one of the 80 different wines available Ă la carte. Particularly mindful of sustainability, the owners of Masseria Cervarolo have achieved to be awarded the EU Ecolabel. Electricity comes from solar panels and different original elements were recycled for decoration purposes, such as former doors now used as headboards. To discover the culture and history of Puglia, guests can choose from several popular activities such as cooking classes, folk dancing lessons or wine and olive oil tasting. A few kilometres from the hotel, it is also possible to visit an underground oil mill dating from Greek and Roman times, located amongst fields of 2,000-year-old olive trees. www.masseriacervarolo.it


After a five-year renovation, Masseria Cervarolo was transformed into a charming hotel. Preserving the original architecture and materials was key.

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Eco-Chic Escape

in Florida


By Karine Monié

Designed by Meyer Davis, 1 Hotel South Beach integrates its natural environment into every corner. According to the team, the objective was to create a series of experiences that encourages fluid movement throughout the space and leads guests to the spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean from the main pool deck.

Whether in search of national parks in dream settings or sustainable luxury hotels in major cities, travellers flock to this U.S. destination known for its sunshine and natural beauty.

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For those who dream of reclining against a tropical backdrop, discovering sublime landscapes and relaxing in the utmost of comfort, Florida is the perfect destination. Indeed, the Sunshine State is the home of some of the most beautiful natural sites in the U.S. Protecting over 600,000 hectares of Florida’s southern tip, Everglades National Park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site and Biosphere Reserve because of its unique ecosystem offering shelter to an abundant wildlife, from alligators to colourful birds. The nearby Biscayne National Park provides another unforgettable experience, with 90 per cent of its surface area covered in crystal clear water and the world’s third largest coral reef system. The park is best taken in via boat tour or kayaking expedition, as visitors can observe sea turtles, dolphins, pelicans and cormorants, among many other animals. Additionally, the seven small islands that form Dry Tortugas National Park are around 110 kilometres off of Key West and only accessible by plane or boat, guaranteeing an adventure far from the crowds. With so many diverse experiences within easy reach, Florida has become a popular destination for all types of


travellers. To preserve its nature and exceptional beauty, several hotels have adopted environmentally friendly practices without sacrificing style and comfort. Among the best examples of this is Miami’s 1 Hotel South Beach, which opened its doors in March of 2015. With interior design by Meyer Davis Studio, the hotel aims to celebrate the natural landscape and rethinks the concept of luxury. Welcoming guests, the hotel exterior is wrapped in an expansive living wall and the porte-cochère features an impressive large-scale sculpture of a “1” made from local coral stone.

With many diverse experiences within easy reach, Florida has become a popular destination for all types of travellers. Miami Beach is a must-see.

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ONLYTRAVEL In order to preserve its exceptional natural surroundings, the Sandpearl Resort has incorporated several ecofriendly elements in its design and construction. As a certified Blue Wave Beach, Clearwater Beach is overseen by the Clean Beaches Council, which determines and ensures excellence in water quality, cleanliness, safety, habitat conservation and education.

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In all, 11,000 local tropical plant varieties were used on the site and now share the space with works of art. The 426 guest rooms—including 84 studio suites and one oceanfront presidential suite—combine clean colours, raw textures and earthy materials such as reclaimed wood, which create a sense of calm and harmony. To complete the experience, a fleet of Tesla electric vehicles await guests seeking a complimentary ride to any destination within a 5-kilometre radius of the hotel. Most importantly, everything was made with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) certification in mind; the building uses energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, and all rooms and linens are cleaned with green cleaning solvents. The merging of natural environment and luxury has become increasingly ubiquitous in recent years, particular in the hospitality sector. Over on Florida’s west coast, Clearwater Beach’s Sandpearl Resort is a LEED Silvercertified resort hotel. Northeast from there, The RitzCarlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, boasts a Green Lodging designation and offers eco-tours to its guests. The green “movement” is indisputably here to stay. www.1hotels.com/south-beach www.sandpearl.com

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in Paradise

By Karine Monié

Photos Tourism Office of Cuba

With an area of over 110,000 square kilometers and more than 2,000 nautical miles of coastline, Cuba is the largest and one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. The recent announcement that the United States will re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba has widespread implications. In only a few months, the island has already attracted new travellers, becoming a trendy destination. With its small towns well known for their Spanish colonial architecture and its beautiful natural landscapes, Cuba is worth a visit. Sunny almost all yearlong, Cuba has a subtropical climate—with a cooler, dry and more pleasant season that takes place from November to April—and is surrounded by pristine water with a visibility that often reaches 30 to 40 metres. The white sandy beaches and the great number of lagoons and bays that invite swimmers with 25- to 30-degree Celsius water are just some of the reasons why the Cuban archipelago is drawing more and more attention.

When it comes to yachting, however, some precautions should be taken. The coastal infrastructure and facilities are not fully ready to welcome yachts and superyachts. But the north coast of the main island (situated directly across the strait from Florida) seems to be the most appropriate for these types of vessels. Three marinas—Hemingway, Darsena at Varadero and Gaviota Varadero— are close to each other, which gives boaters options in case one of them is full. On the south coast, options are much more limited as marina facilities are usually smaller and busier. However, the south coast is a must-stop destination for those who want to explore Jardines de la Reina, one of the region’s largest and healthiest coral reefs. Most Cuban marinas are fixed docks constructed from cement. In some locations, fresh water is often

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interrupted and should be treated, and laundry services are not available. Because Cubans can only own small boats, repair facilities are limited. Despite the fact that it can sometimes be difficult to find some items such as rice, beans, milk, butter, sugar and coffee -due to rationingother fresh products are available in abundance. Buying fish and other seafood, as well as vegetables and fruit at local markets is a truly enjoyable experience. While Cuba’s tourism industry still faces its challenges, including obstacles to become a premiere destination for yachtsmen, it is only a matter of time. At the confluence of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, the archipelago offers ample possibilities for sea lovers. www.autenticacuba.com

With its small towns well known for their Spanish colonial architecture and its beautiful natural landscapes, Cuba is worth a visit. With an area of nearly 110,000 square meters, it is the largest island in the Caribbean. In general, the dry season extends from November to April while the rainy season lasts from May to October.

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The New Face of

As part of the preparation of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the city has been transformed. For example, a large-scale urban waterfront revitalization project called “Porto Maravilha” was developed to increase the city centre’s attractiveness. Rio international airport also got full makeover ahead of the Olympic Games, almost doubling its passenger capacity, adding nearly 100 shops and restaurants, and rolling out new hightechnology equipment.

The list of places that cannot be missed in Brazil’s cultural capital is never-ending. Let’s discover some of the best recommendations. From August 5 to 21, all eyes are on Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. The world’s biggest sporting event requires months of preparation. Several projects for the revitalization of the city’s districts have been undertaken to provide the best level of facilities and services. Porto Maravilha (“The Marvellous Port”), home to the Rio Museum of Art (MAR) designed by Oscar Niemeyer - the most renowned architect in the country’s history and the new Museum of Tomorrow by famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is a good example. Officially founded in 1555, Rio de Janeiro has a rich history, which is

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particularly reflected through its architecture. Facades of old colonial houses have been repainted in their original colours including ochre, blue, red and green. The city owes much its current dynamism and the transformation of its historic heart to the immense success of Rio’s famous carnival and the Olympic Games this year, but there are many other reasons for the influx of travellers. People from all around the world are drawn by the many activities and places to discover in the Carioca capital. The Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the botanical garden, Sugarloaf Mountain and


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the Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado are some the most popular attractions. There is also a great variety of hotels, restaurants, bars and boutiques for foodies and shopping enthusiasts. Among the legendary accommodations, Copacabana Palace, which opened its doors in 1923 and is famous for hosting such names as Fred Astaire, the Rolling Stones and Nelson Mandela, is located on the idyllic Copacabana beach. This historic hotel continues to epitomize the glamour of the city. The hip neighbourhood of Ipanema hosts another sophisticated option; Fasano Rio de Janeiro features 79 rooms and 10 suites, all with terraces, decorated with chic contemporary touches. French “starchitect” Philippe Starck is the creative mind behind this luxurious Ipanema property. Yet another distinct hotel, La Suite, is furnished with a mix

of vintage and contemporary pieces and houses seven unique suites. The stunning mansion offers sweeping views of the ocean, the Cagarras Islands, the Corcovado and the Niteroi Mountains. Incredible restaurants and lively bars are everywhere in Rio. Sitting hillside in the Santa Teresa district, Aprazivel is the ideal place to taste Brazilian cuisine made from local products in a lush, relaxing atmosphere. Closer to the coast, Confeitaria Colombo, founded in 1894, features a restaurant and tearoom. The eatery has become an institution, where guests choose from a selection of Spanish and Portuguese plates, and French and British pastries. The Centro Cultural Carioca invites visitors to discover Brazilian music by way of samba concerts and classes. For shopping, Dona Coisa is an interesting concept store that celebrates local

fashion and Marzio Fiorini creates jewellery that reflects the country’s multiculturalism. A symbol of the Brazilian lifestyle, Havaianas’ flip-flops are the essential accessory for those who want to complete their Carioca look. Finally, design aficionados can stop by Mercado Moderno to get an overview of Brazilian masters’ work from the 1950s to the 1980s, including Joaquim Tenreiro, Jorge Zalszupin, Ricardo Fasanello and Sergio Rodrigues. Modernized, joyful and energetic, Rio de Janeiro is the place to be. www.rio2016.com

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An Exotic

Culinary Journey By Karine MoniĂŠ

Photos Courtesy of Maya Bay

In the heart of the Principality of Monaco, the restaurant Maya Bay - from the Groupe Pastor - transports dinners to Asia via cuisine and interior design.

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O The Maya Bay concept arrives in April 2017 with a brand new Indian and Moroccan restaurant designed by the agency JouinManku. Moroccan Chef Zohayr Jlil entices with his expertise of excellence using fresh produce, spices from their origins combined with a ‘home cooked’ mantra.

ne of the most renowned restaurants in Monaco, Maya Bay, launched by Jean-Victor Pastor, has a double identity: Thai and Japanese. Designed by Sylvestre Murigneux and Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, the space reflects the elegance of Asian craftsmanship while simultaneously conveying contemporary energy. Inside the Thai restaurant managed by chef Christophe Dupuy, two cosy areas -a red living room and a green living room -adorned with wood panels, offer different visual experiences, but are both inspired by Chiang Mai, a culturally rich destination and the largest city in northern Thailand. For only 18 euros,

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lunch is one of the best options to taste Thai soups, steamed ravioli, curries or specialities such as the signature crispy duck. Absolutely delicious, the Maya Sphere and the Dim Sum -rice dough balls coated in grated coconut -are must- try desserts. In the Japanese restaurant, led by chef Ronnie Kakizaki, the decor is an ode to nature and serenity. The grey leather armchairs were inspired by the curves of water droplets and the shape of the tables, which feature details of cherry blossom branches, echoes the roundness of pebbles. Twenty types of sushi are available for lunch and dinner, as well as vegetable tempuras and the traditional teriyaki

and yakitori plates. The yuzu rolls are tempting pastries. In the terrace, which can host up to 30 people and is ideal for alfresco dining when the sun is shining, everything was constructed with exotic flair. A pagoda and a pond recall Japanese architectural traditions, and a Zen garden acts as a peaceful haven where birds might rest and sing. The quality of food, service and decor, as well as attention to detail, combine to make Maya Bay a successful venture. Every night since February, the red living room of the Thai restaurant has been transformed into an ephemeral space called Mayakech, dedicated to Moroccan gastronomy. Chef Zohayr Jlil -who has worked in the prestigious hotels La Mamounia and La Sultana in Marrakech -cooks up tajines and couscous, among other specialities. www.mayabay.mc

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By Natalia Langsdale

Photos Yvan Grubski

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Have you ever found yourself immersed in the midst of the beauty of a vineyard, steeped with priceless heritage? Surrounded by mesmerising scents, bursts of grapes and lingering flavours of fine wines and wanted to take a piece back home with you?

“Luxury is a matter of taste as one of the largest wine cellars in Europe”

Hold this thought as for wine lovers, amateurs and connoisseurs alike, the latest wine palace in Monaco turns an oenophilist’s dream into a clear reality. Positioned in one of the most beautiful settings, Wine Palace Monte-Carlo opens its doors and welcomes you into its palatial kingdom, marvellously catering for everyone’s palate and price, whatever the grape, region and continent of interest. The beautifully adorned venue offers more than 2,300 references of fine wines, Champagnes and spirits as well as divine tasting platters. Everything to the smallest detail has been meticulously selected by the head sommelier and his expert team to be enjoyed on site, in the comfort of home or on board a superyacht. With a wine cellar so blinding with the collection of the world’s finest grapes,

Perfectly ensconced in the majestic Yacht Club de Monaco, Wine Palace Monte-Carlo have created an exceptional cellar offering more than 2,300 wines, champagnes and spirits in a chic and luxurious décor, giving you a convivial and heart-warming experience. Whether on the terrace deck or inside, even Bacchus would be jealous of the magnificence of the beautiful harbour of Monaco.

guests will certainly want to come back time after time again to circumnavigate the fantastic cellar book of worldwide offerings and indulge in a setting worthy of the address. Bursting with choice, nothing is left to the imagination here. Authenticity, rarity and worldwide reputation are at the forefront of the meticulous and rigorous selection of wines and spirits on board this encyclopaedia of choice. As one of the largest wine cellars in Europe, Wine Palace Monte-Carlo has created an exceptional venue of its own, perfectly nestled at the prow of the majestic Yacht Club de Monaco designed by architect Sir Norman Foster. In its chic and sumptuous décor, designed by leading Monegasque interior designer, Humbert & Poyet, and with the most exquisite examples

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Origin, vinyard, rarity and worldwide prominence command the meticulous and rigorous selection of the wines and spirits on board. Be it on site, take away, delivered to your home or yacht, Wine Palace MonteCarlo becomes an indispensable partner for those rare and special moments of sharing.

of art de la table adorning the premises by Monaco-based Sabrina Monte-Carlo, the precious vault offers its guests a truly enjoyable and heart-warming experience. Be it on the terrace or indoors, even the God of wines, Bacchus, would be envious of the magnificence of the location, overlooking the beautiful Port Hércules of Monaco home to the world’s most luxurious yachts. Wine Palace Monte-Carlo does not cease to amaze. For the great enjoyment of its residents and visitors from all four corners of the world, it goes beyond expectations, bringing the definition of service to new heights. Just like Phileas Fogg, head sommelier Yvan invites guests every second Tuesday of the month, to embark on an evening ‘around the world’ wine tasting discovery. So as to share the very essence of the wine’s treasured derivation, the event is co-hosted by the owner of the chosen estate, offering a first-hand explanation and introduction. Limited

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on a first come, first served basis, the experience is rendered even more exclusive this way to the great delight of its existing enthusiasts. As for yacht owners and charterers who long for the same experience in the privacy of their own yacht, the adventure does not need to cease at the grounds of Wine Palace Monte-Carlo. Orders can be easily placed and delivered at sea or in port thanks to a dedicated and adept fleet of privately-owned transport rendering the possibility of relishing cuvés wherever you are along the coastline of the Côte d’Azur. Truly an essential partner for those rare and special moments of sharing, Wine Palace Monte-Carlo is bound to be your next unmissable stopover. www.winepalacemontecarlo.com


French Art de Vivre

By Karine Monié Image Courtesy of Château Dassault

Combining tradition and progress, Château Dassault is one of the top wine producers in the southwest of France.

The story of Château Dassault dates back 60 years, when Marcel Dassault - a pioneer of France’s aerospace industry - bought Château Couperie on an impulse in 1955, before changing its name. Surrounded by a serene natural landscape in Saint-Emilion, about 40 kilometres west from Bordeaux, the property comprises a 19th-century, Second Empire-style castle and an area under vine of 29 hectares, the result of passion and hard work. Every stage of the growing process requires careful attention to guarantee the highest level of quality. In addition to expenditures of time and effort, several monetary investments were made over the years to fine-tune methods and equipment. The year 1969 clearly marked

a turning point as the vineyard earned “grand cru classé” status. About 90,000 bottles are produced every year in a sand and siliceous limestone soil, and the average age of the Château Dassault vines is 35 years. The grape varieties provide different flavours, resulting in a perfect blend. Merlot (70 per cent) gives roundness to the wine while Cabernet Franc (23 per cent) gives structure and Cabernet Sauvignon (7 per cent) adds red fruit and striking tannin. Mastering the art of winemaking is no simple task. The time-intensive process involves many steps including vinification and ageing, the latter requiring anywhere from 14 to 18 months. Grapes from each vineyard are fermented separately and the wood barrels - made of oak from central

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France - are changed four times a years to scrape the sediment. Vintage after vintage, the winemaker’s objective is to progress, improve and achieve new levels of excellence while respecting the terroir and the spirit of tradition. Today, Dassault Wine Estates is chaired by Laurent Dassault (Marcel Dassault’s grandson) and managed by Laurence Brun. The two have worked closely with renowned consultant oenologist Michel Rolland for the past 40 years. Available from the négociants from Bordeaux, Château Dassault is distributed by Maison Géricot, a company created in 1947 whose oenologists taste and carefully select top-notch wines. www.dassaultwineestates.com www.gericot.fr

La CAVE BAR An High Tech cellar for the wine lovers Allow yourself to be seduced by this original wine cellar which rises out of the ground at the whim of your desires. Surprise your hosts with this exclusive, friendly and innovative concept.

You will never taste your wine in the same way ...




By Natalia Langsdale

Reminiscing the magic and rumbles of the classic racing days THE GRAND PRIX DE MONACO HISTORIQUE


When the recognisable splutters and roars of engines and distinctive smells of fuel and retired engines fill the air of the world’s most exciting destination in May for motor racing, you know you have arrived in time for the highlight in racing. aking place for the very first time in true glamour back in 1997, the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique by the Automobile Club de Monaco is today hailed as one of the Principality’s most exciting rendez-vous for classic motor sport connoisseurs and enthusiasts who want to step back in time and refuel their passion. Over 50 years of motor racing is commemorated through eight exceptional series, highlighting the most prestigious cars and recalling the epic racing days of the past. The days where spectators would truly be left hanging off the edges of their seats with the danger and adrenaline put forth by grand prix legends such

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as Niki Lauda, Juan Manuel Fangio, Stirling Moss or Jackie Stewart instantly comes alive as you watch and hear the engines roaring past Monaco’s iconic racing track. Where so much history is relived, it is no surprise that each second year of the race’s existence, brings back even more vivid memories and 2016 holds an even more special significance. The unmissable biennial event will celebrate its glorified 10th anniversary, bringing together collectors, nostalgic enthusiasts, drivers, spectators and ardent supporters of former days’ mechanics both old and young.

2016 SERIES Charmed by the rendition of what used to be motor racing in its glory days dating back so as pre war GrandPrix cars, crowds never cease to come admire these historical beauties. Everyone is enthralled by coming up close and personal with the veteran drivers, owners and mechanics themselves, to get a unique rendition of how it used to be back in the ‘good old days.’

• Race A: Pre-war Grand-Prix Cars. • Race B: Pre-1961 front-engined F1 Grand Prix and F2 cars. • Race C: Front engine Sports Racing cars raced from 1952 to 1955. • Race D: Front-engined, drum brakes Formula Junior Cars from 1958 to 1960. • Race E: 1500 F1 Grand Prix Cars from 1961 to 1965. • Race F: F1 Grand Prix Cars from 1966 to 1972. • Race G: F1 Grand Prix Cars from 1973 to 1976.

A real sprint race within two and a half days, contested on the legendary circuit of Monaco two weeks before the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco, the event is a chronicled celebration of those who lent their precision driving, technical excellence and sheer bravery on the racing track. These were the fore fathers of what is one of the most elitist and technologically advanced sports in today’s day and age. A not to be missed event that will surely whet your appetite and leave you admiring the advancement of the skills and mechanical revolution that we see on the tracks today. www.acm.mc

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IN THE FAST LANE For the German with Nico Rosberg Formula One driver, Nico Rosberg, the Monegasque Principality definitely holds a special place on more than one level. We caught up with the three-time Monaco Formula One champion to see what makes ‘the Rock’ and its 2 square kilometres so dear to his heart in an intimate Q&A interview.

By Natalia Langsdale Photos Nico Rosberg PR

After having won at the Monaco Grand Prix in 2013, 30 years on from your father, Keke Rosberg, how did this make you feel? Winning Monaco for the first time was really awesome and it is my most special win so far. Monaco is my home race and makes it that bit more amazing because all my friends and family live there and of course it is great to be able to sleep at in my own bed again! But I have to admit though that sometimes I need to move to the guest room as the parties at the beach can get really loud and I can’t get enough sleep before the all important race. You have lived in Monaco all your childhood, what is your view of the Principality?

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Monaco offers a great quality of life. It is safe, has great weather and offers the opportunity to meet a lot of great people. I really know every corner inside out. For me personally, Monaco is the best place. I will always stay here. Favourite hot spots in Monaco? My favourite thing to do when back in Monaco is to go to a pizza place along the beachfront or up on the hills above Monaco. There is a really an awesome view of the Principality from up there. How do you see the Formula One season for 2016? It is the longest season ever in Formula One with 21 races. I’m glad Hockenheim is back

on the calendar as the Formula One German Grand Prix - my second home race in the calendar. The season is running well for me so far. But I need to stay focused and see every race as a single challenge. What has changed in Formula One since you started racing? A lot has changed in the past few years especially with the new Hybrid Power Units. Everything is much more complicated now but also much more efficient which is great. I love that we have some more opportunities with the settings.

the tunnel on my way to school every day. The track does not allow you any mistakes. You need to be very precise. How do you “switch off ” - what do you do in your pastime? Whenever I have some time off I like to spend it with my family and friends at home. I’m on the road so often, so I like it at home.

How does it feel to be a Monaco champion - what motivates you to win? My father told me once that you should reach three big achievements in Formula One. Winning a race, winning Monaco and winning the Championship. I ticked the first two boxes already, which is great. Monaco is so special. What makes a good racing driver and a winner at the Monaco Grand Prix? I know the track very well because I lived all my life there and I actually walked through

ABOUT NICO ROSBERG Born on June 27th 1985 in Wiesbaden, Germany and raised in Monaco. Rosberg’s family’s roots are in Germany and Finland, but he considers himself German. With Keke Rosberg, winner of the 1982 Formula One World Championship as father, racing is most definitely built in his DNA. With an early introduction into the sport, he is currently racing for his dream Formula One team: Mercedes AMG Petronas. Since 2013 he is a member of the LAUREUS family, harnessing the power of sport to promote social change and in his spare time his passions include triathlon, soccer, chess, photography, backgammon, karaoke (!) or even reading. www.nicorosberg.com www.laureus.com

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In its second edition this year in Monaco, Suisscourtage is proud to show its support to the rising popularity of the Monte-Carlo Padel Master 2016 edition by being official sponsors.

As an avid sportsman himself, President of Suisscourtage, Jean-Victor Pastor hails the sport: ‘Monte Carlo Padel Master reunites all the values of combat sport, fair play and endurance. With Maya Bay, Suisscourtage are pleased to be involved as sponsors by offering the catering in the VIP area, thus putting forth the expertise and mastery of Thai and Japanese fine dining that is dear to our group.’ Rising in popularity, Padel is a racket sport attracting an affluent audience as the sport’s popularity continues to increase. This young sport has lived to see a great professional outburst in the last 10 years. The sport was invented in Acapulco, Mexico, by Enrique Corcuera in 1969. It is currently most prominent in Hispanic American countries such as Argentina and Mexico as well as in Spain and Andorra, although it is now beginning to spread rapidly across Europe to include Monaco and other continents. After a big blast in Argentina in the 90s, the new century saw an increase of importance in tournaments worldwide and sees its headquarters in Spain, where up to 16 tournaments in the calendar are developed. From 2015 the relish for this sport has experienced a constant growth,

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in line with the enlargement of the number of players. Every tourney unites an average of 20,000 fans in stadiums with a capacity of over 5,000 spectators. These numbers set Padel as the third sport only behind football and basketball, overcoming other old-established sports such as handball or indoor football. Gathering the best players from all around the world, Padel is typically played in doubles on an enclosed court a third the size of a tennis court. Scoring is the same as normal tennis and the balls used are similar but with a little less pressure, the main differences are that the court has walls and the balls can be played off them in a similar way as in the game of squash and that solid, stringless racquets are used. The height of the ball being served must be at or below the waist level. ‘This event is an opportunity for us to forge close links with our clients to whom we assure a close relationship on a businessfront,’ says Jérôme Ragas, CEO of the Suisscourtage Assurances. ‘It is perfect to invite our best clientele to introduce them to the fast-paced sport in a friendly and relaxing ambiance.’ www.montecarlopadelmaster.com

The Place to Be By Natalia Langsdale



OnlyYacht Monaco Yacht Show 2015 Highlights

This year promises to be even more exceptional with luxury yacht designer Espen Oeino and expert indoor and outdoor decorator Sabrina MonteCarlo as special partners for the OnlyYacht party of the year. Also joining in will be a prestigious hand-picked lineup of sponsors: Chanel, Fred, Cartier, Mercedes AMG, Mumm Champagne, Barclays Bank, Atelier Daum and BWA Yachting.

Devoted exclusively to the insurance of luxury yachts and superyachts, OnlyYacht truly made a splash at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. With a brand new stand in a laid-back, chic, black and white style greeting both faces familiar and new, a string of tailored events to show client appreciation also took place over the duration of the five days of the most important yacht gathering in the Mediterranean. The first evening saw the revered OnlyYacht party take place at Maya Bay for 400 of its best clients. Not shy of putting on a great party, with each year the event grows bigger and better. A wonderful selection of the very best seafood culinary delights to include fresh langoustine, sumptuous

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sushi and exquisite Thaï and Japanese cuisine were on the menu. As official partners for the evening alongside Rothschild Bank, Mumm Champagne, Château Dassault Bordeaux wine and Ferrari, a special tasting of the finest caviar was provided by Petrossian Caviar while guests were whisked to and from the restaurant by either a revolutionary 12-cylinder, four-seater Ferrari FF or a two-door 2+2 hard top, convertible California. Day two followed suit with an exceptional sushi party hosted together with partner Catalano Shipping. To the beats and live saxophone tunes of the live concert put on by DJ Tim Davis and Owi, 300 captains and industry partners’ feasted on 1,500

tasty sushi meticulously put together and flawlessly served up by Maya Bay. As the sun rose over the majestic super yachts lining up the port Hercules each morning of the show, the perfect morning after pickme-up provide by OnlyYacht greeted guests. Smells of freshly ground coffee and delicious breakfast treats were served up on a complimentary basis to keep everyone’s batteries running till well past lunchtime. On top of this generous daily feast, OnlyYacht also hosted a special breakfast for the congregation of over 80 ‘Millennials’ who were in attendance from the ‘Young Professionals in Yachting’ nonprofit associations based in Monaco, Fort Lauderdale and London. Continuing the highly successful ice cream tradition, OnlyYacht was also sure to keep everyone cool by serving up scoops of mouth-watering gelato from partners Maya Bay and Barbarac. Over 200 impressive ice creams a day were appreciated by those who received their invitation to join in on the fun! www.onlyyacht.com




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ONLY Magazine #7 - 2016-2017 TRAVEL, ART & LIFESTYLE ONLY Magazine is published by Home Agency Media on behalf of Groupe Pastor and Suisscou...

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ONLY Magazine #7 - 2016-2017 TRAVEL, ART & LIFESTYLE ONLY Magazine is published by Home Agency Media on behalf of Groupe Pastor and Suisscou...


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