Force One 37 - Summer issue

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THE FUTURE GRAND PRIX BY THE VISUAL DOME MICHAEL, BY VANESSA VON ZITZEWITZ SUSTAINABLE YACHTING & FERNANDO ALONSO UNIQUE DESTINATIONS SHOPPING!

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FORCE ONE #37 LET'S RACE !

It's time for the Grand Prix!

It's time to race and dream, to reflect on the past and look towards the future, without too many illusions but also without fear.

Force One brings you content that no other magazine can offer (and prove us wrong ;-) if you can...)

From the past: the legendary Michael Schumacher in photos by the amazing Vanessa von Zitzewitz, supporting a good cause.

For the future: a mind-blowing race imagined for Force One by The Visual Dome, a journey into the future conceived with AI at an incomparable level of graphic and conceptual perfection.

Many other contents related to Formula 1, the drivers, and their passions, and as always for summer, a selection of venues where you can relax after driving on the roads of the Côte d'Azur...

Don't worry, fashion always has its place, and shopping as well... Have a good trip!

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SHE LOVES ME, OR SHE LOVES ME NOT?

10 - Legends / SCHUMACHER BY VANESSA VON ZITZEWITZ

16 - Future / THE RACE BY THE VISUAL DOME

26 - Formula 1 / ASTON MARTIN'S GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT

28 - Interview / FERNANDO ALONSO ON SAILING

32 - Yachting / SUSTAINABLE YACHTING WITH SUNREEF

36 - Fashion / ANN DEMEULEMEESTER

42 - Exhibition / LV DREAMS

44 - Watches / THE FUTURE ARRIVES SOOON

46 - Real Estate / LA COSTA PROPERTIES

48 - Fine Dining / LES AMBASSADEURS

49 - Venues / LE GRAND JARDIN

50 - Destinations / HOTEL DU CAP-EDEN-ROC

52 - Destinations / CHÂTEAU ST-MARTIN AND SPA

54 - Destinations / KUBE SAINT-TROPEZ

58 - Bubbles / BEAU RIVAGE ROSÉ

60 - Travels / MONTE-CARLO TRAVEL

64 - Golf / THE MONACO GOLF ASSOCIATION

66 - Golf / L'ARGENTARIO GOLF RESORT IN TUSCANY

68 - Destinations / THE ITALIAN HOSPITALITY COLLECTION

70 - Shopping / SPORT - TEMPTATION - LIKE A DIVA - SPRING RACE

74 - Books / BORN TO BE WILD

75 - Events / FESTIVAL DE LA COMÉDIE

76 - Partnership / M/Y GROUP

78 - Music Events / MONTE-CARLO MUSIC MASTERS

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Contributors

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THE NUMBER 1

BITTERSWEET RETURN TO AN EPIC ERA OF RACING

On the 25th of May, Sotheby’s Monaco is hosting the exhibition "Michael, intimacy behind speed" by Vanessa von Zitzewitz.

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If this is the first time you’ ve heard of it, the Keep Fighting Foundation is a global non-profit initiative founded by Michael Schumacher’s family, in response to the immense outpouring of love and support from Michael’s innumerable fans the family perceived following his tragic skiing accident back in 2013.

As the story goes, the hashtag #Keep Fighting Michael emerged as the unanimous voice of the fans in their desire to stay close as they could to the former racing star. Schumacher’s family launched the Keep Fighting Foundation in late 2016 with the purpose of doing charity work, which had always been of the greatest importance to Michael when he was fit.

Oddly prophetic is that one of the major beneficiaries of the Foundation’s work is the Paris Brain Institute, founded in 2002, that lists both Michael Schumacher and Jean Todt as founder members. The institute is renowned for its research into understanding how the brain works and to finding solutions and cures.

After Michael’s accident, fans continued to use the hashtags #KeepFighting and #KeepFightingMichael to encourage him and his family. The hashtags quickly spread worldwide and when Schumacher was hospitalised, as his wife Corinna drove to visit him everyday at the hospital in Lausanne she would always notice a #KeepFighting graffito done by a particularly courageous fan on one of the motorway bridges, which inspired her to start the Keep Fighting Foundation.

Hosted by Sotheby’s Monaco, the exhibition Michael, Intimacy behind speed consist of a series of photos by world-renowned photographer Vanessa von Zitzewitz, based in Monaco and celebrated for her portraits of luminaries, from Gianni Agnelli, Carla Bruni and Princess Charlene of Monaco to Rafael Nadal, Mick Jagger and Ringo Starr. In her trademark black and white style that gives these beautiful prints a timeless feel, she captures the formula 1 star in some off-guard moments on the trackside, discussing strategy with his friend Jean Todt, the Ferrari team principal, pointing with gloved hand at a screen most probably showing Mika Hakkinen’s latest lap time, bending over to tie his shoelaces or leaning on a wall with his feet crossed in that quirky ‘Schumi’ way.

Then there are some, more tense, shots of Michael, like the one with a very preoccupied-looking Schumacher staring distractedly into the camera while obviously being prepped by Jean Todt, then preparing for the race, running toward his car and clambering in surrounded by his crew. Other photos, likely taken after-race on the same occasion, include some poignantly artistic shots of Michael’s kit, the race-soiled helmet being a particular favourite. Asked about her work for this event, Vanessa is quoted as saying “I am very proud to have been able to capture these precious moments in time, especially considering the fast and ephemeral world we live in…".

The photo destined to be auctioned as the exhibition opens is the one showing a very relaxed Michael sitting somewhere at the back of the pits sipping coffee and chatting on a vintage Motorola Startac. It goes by the title Behind Speed This single photo will be auctioned on line, with the proceeds going to benefit the Keep Fighting Foundation. The other photos will be sold at the gallery.

These iconic images capture the essence of a true racing legend, reminding us of the indomitable spirit and sheer determination that defined Schumacher’s illustrious career. Who doesn’t remember the golden decade that saw Michael Schumacher truly enter the hearts of the Italian public with his first victory at Monza for Ferrari in 1996. Even he was surprised by the enthusiasm of the crowd, in his own words “Never in my life I have experienced anything as incredible as this, with all the people who went crazy beneath me, it was fantastic to witness the red sea!” That sea of red was something he’d get used to, with victories at Monza again in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006.

Schumacher has remained a revered figure in Italy throughout his career, with many Italians seeing him as a symbol of the country's passion and determination, despite his being German and hardly speaking a word of Italian! Even after his retirement, many fans continued to follow his progress and support his family after the tragic accident in 2013.

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I am very proud to have been able to capture these precious moments in time, especially considering the fast and ephemeral world we live in…
Vanessa von Zitzewitz

VANESSA VON ZITZEWITZ "MICHAEL, INTIMACY BEHIND SPEED"

Sotheby’s Monaco

20 Avenue de la Costa, Principality of Monaco

Monday 25th May - 23rd June 2023 10am - 7pm Monday to Friday

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THE VISUAL DOME "THE RACE"

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It’s one of the highlights of District 1. ‘The Race’. Five locations within the border, with each bloodline racing for their heritage.

Entry into the line up is utterly exorbitant, but that doesn’t bother these thrillseekers, for they come from old money where funds aren’t even a thought.

Each team has one driver, multiple mechanics, data analysts, their trainer and a slew of people engineering a strategy to win. For winning the R Cup is a momentous moment. It’s bragging rights and shiny delights that cement a bloodline with a legacy of power, triumph and sheer determination.

The roar of engines echoes through the streets, sending shivers down the spines of those in the vicinity. Each course itself is a maze of tight turns, sudden drops, and steep inclines. It tests the limits of both resident and machine.

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The streets are not closed on the day of the race, making way for crazy highspeed shenanigans. Danger lurks around every corner for both residents and racers. Dodging, swerving, rushing through street traffic attracts even more thrillseekers, wanting to be part of the adrenalin brigade.

Safety is far outweighed by the desire to win.

Certain bloodlines have battled in sport for centuries, so even though the technology may be new, the determination to be at the pinnacle of their game has only grown stronger.

Today it’s metal machines on asphalt.

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The crowds are always raucous. Minimal barriers between the cars and pedestrian. No distinction between leisurely drivers and those racing. The city a buzz on the auspicious day. However, despite the danger and the high stakes, these racers are fearless. They push themselves and their cars to the absolute limit, risking absolutely everything and everyone for that chance of glory.

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The clock ticks for five hours, three hundred minutes of gruelling racing, with concentration pushed to its absolute limit. Machines holding together for dear life.

endurance.

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These racers built for

Not all will make it over the finish line, and only one will be left holding the cup. Once the jubilation has subsided, these teams will be firing on all cylinders for the next chance to beat their rivals.

Their quest for victory never ends as our desire to watch them prevail.

About The Visual Dome

The Visual Dome is a parallel world. Somewhere strangely familiar but beautifully different. A society not dissimilar to ours, brimming with life and character. A place where even the mundane is enticing, a place where you can loose yourself for hours or even days.

The Dome seems to be oddly prevalent in an era reminiscent of our yesteryear. It functions the same way as our earth does, with laws, society, structure, evolution, invention, love and Mother Nature. Technology is more advanced but the appearance of dome tech looks rudimentary. Want to capture your dreams at night, standard in the Dome. Need to teleport from one area to another, fine if you’re a District 1 resident. Food & drug printing, yep, sky bikes, standard in District 2, how about smart ai pets, all the rage in the first three Districts.

Come join us and the residents of this marvellous world on they journey.

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RACING IS NOT ENOUGH.

Aston Martin is certainly the most surprising team of the last few years of Formula Indeed, in this second year of competition, Lawrence Stroll's team is currently second in the constructors' standings, and its lead driver, double world champion Fernando Alonso has already been able to take the team to the podium. But all this does not seem to be enough for Aston Martin, its presence in Formula 1 seems to have to be global.

Not only the two competing cars, but also the safety car and, starting this year, also the DBX707 SUV serving as the Official FIA Medical Car.

The car is Aston Martin’s most powerful SUV to date and comes with significant upgrades to the engine, transmission, suspension and brakes. It is capable of reaching 0-60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, boasts 707 PS with 900 NM of torque and features a new wet clutch transmission that provides faster gear changes and an improved launch capability known as “Race Start”. The car is fit with FIA-approved racing seats, a six-point racing harness, and carries all necessary medical equipment, such as fire extinguishers, medical bags and a defibrillator. The DBX707 is driven by the Medical Car team to the scene of any incident and is equipped with communications from Race Control, the FIA Marshalling system, biometric data from the F1 drivers and live television images for early assessment of any incident.

Meanwhile, Aston Martin’s Vantage FIA Safety Car continues to serve as the Official FIA Safety Car of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in the 2023 season. Driven by experienced driver Bernd Maylander, the Vantage FIA Safety Car is inspired by the Vantage Formula 1 Edition and features FIA-specified safety equipment. The car is designed to lead the F1 cars around the track in the event of an incident or extreme weather, and will continue to be adapted and updated throughout the season.

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GREEN CHOICE GREEN

IS NOT ONLY THE

COLOUR OF HIS RACING TEAM...

“My life goes so fast. I travel a lot around the world. Once on the track, it’s again all about speed. When I enjoy my time off, I want the exact opposite. I want to travel in total silence, with no fumes, no vibrations.” -

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso commissioned a custom 60 Sunreef Power Eco catamaran with Sunreef Yachts. Combining state-of-theart electric propulsion and avant-gardist green tech, his yacht will offer top energy-efficiency for an emissionfree yachting experience.

Equipped with the shipyard’s composite-integrated photovoltaic system and the industry’s lightest

batteries, his 60 Sunreef Power Eco will be the essence of responsible luxury yachting.

F.O. :Why did you choose to build an all-electric yacht?

F.A. : The world is moving in this direction. We are more aware and want more sustainability. We have seen important changes over the last years in global mobility, and to me it makes perfect sense to go for an electric

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catamaran. This type of vessel gives you a closer bond with the seas. The world is going electric and yachts should also follow.

F.O. : Why did you choose to build your yacht with Sunreef Yachts?

F.A. : It was a very easy choice. Sunreef Yachts is known for high quality and has earned a great reputation over the last two decades. I really wanted to build a catamaran, because I wanted to enjoy more space and all the other advantages that multihulls bring.

At the same time, my vision was to build a luxury craft of the highest quality. Sunreef Yachts matched all my requirements in terms of space, catamaran expertise, lifestyle and luxury. It was a no-brainer for me.

F.O. : Name three must-haves on your future yacht.

F.A. : The first would be a barbecue, which is a must for me. I really enjoy long evening barbecue parties with

friends and family, so this is essential to me. I would also like to have a good sound system as music will be an important part of the lifestyle on board. Lastly, I will certainly have some water toys on board so that we can enjoy both relaxation on the sunpads and sports.

F.O. : Where will you take your yacht?

F.A. : I will be probably based in Monaco. I will cruise in the French Riviera, Corsica and Sardinia. Generally speaking, the south of France and Mediterranean will be my cruising area.

F.O. : What do you expect from a yacht as an owner?

F.A. : This will be my first yacht, so I don’t have anything specific in mind. I want the yacht to always be ready to go.

Sometimes I will go out into the sea spontaneously, so I want to make sure the yacht is reliable.

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Luxury and sustainability:

I want a yacht that I can trust. I know the technology on this electric yacht is complex but I can also see the amount of effort Sunreef Yachts is putting into this, so I feel very confident.

I am looking forward to spending time on board.

F.O. :What is your vision of a perfect day at sea?

F.A. : My perfect day at sea would not start too early. It would be a day off, starting with breakfast on board with friends and family. This would be followed by swimming and some water sports.

After lunch, we would all relax, talk and enjoy the sun. Dinner would be a barbecue that we would prepare and cook ourselves and enjoy together.

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This is what luxury eco yachting should be about.
Fernando Alonso

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SUSTAINABLE SUPERYACHTS

SUNREEF 43M ECO

What kind of yacht are the owners looking for?

The customer transitions from a big monohull motoryacht. For us, this is something very important as we observe an emerging trend in the superyacht sector. More and more owners want to move away from the huge fuel-consumers and look for sustainable alternatives. Here, catamarans have the strongest potential on the market. This is especially true for Sunreef Yachts as we have a unique expertise in combining superyacht DNA with multihull architecture. The future owner of the Sunreef 43M Eco just wants to enjoy yachting in the most responsible way, harnessing energy from the wind, the sun and the water.

What are the unique technical features of the yacht?

The 43 will be a sustainable sailing superyacht with a number of special features. The characteristics that make her unique are mostly related to energy-efficiency. She will have an amazing sail wardrobe, but once under sail, she will generate power thanks to a hydrogeneration system. Her specs were tailored for saving energy – from the watermakers, to the air conditioning or the jacuzzis, everything was designed to maintain the lowest power consumption possible. The yacht’s solar power system will provide a steady supply of green power on efficiency levels never seen in the industry. All of this will make the 43 self-sufficient.

What are the main challenges awaiting?

One part of the challenge is already behind us. We now have a hull concept that is optimal in shape and weight.

One of the remaining challenges lies in establishing a good and productive dialogue with the classification societies.

We have a wide range of new, industry first, energy-saving features and we feel that the international rules and norms for yachts need to evolve.

What kind of navigation plan do the owners have?

The navigation plan is to take the 43M around the world and to enjoy self-sufficiency all the way.

What about comfort on board?

The Sunreef 43M is a superyacht with extraordinary beam. This means, the main deck will be massive.

Among many nice features, the hull number one will have two amazing guest staterooms on the main deck, both enjoying ocean views and access to the bow terrace.

The aft deck will be unbelievable. It will have access to a big, walkaround beach platform, a gym and water toys storage.

An emerging sector Pioneered by Sunreef Yachts . An interview with Nicolas Lapp, co-founder and CTO Sunreef Yachts.

SUNREEF 100 ECO

What kind of yacht are the owners looking for?

This will be the owner’s second Sunreef catamaran. The upgrade here is all about transitioning to a more energyefficient yachting mode. It’s nice to experience that trust the Sunreef owners have and to see them go electric.

It’s clear that big catamarans gain a lot more attention these days. We aim to make the 100 as successful as the 80 currently is and things look promising as we have a hull number three coming…

What are the unique technical features of the yacht?

The Sunreef 100 Eco will be electric and solar powered, with panels built into the hulls, mast and superstructure. Apart from the energy-efficiency aspects, there will be a lot of focus on fun.

The Sunreef 100 Eco will carry two sailing dinghies and quite a lot of toys in her garage. Hull number two will have electric jet skis and an electric tender that she will be able to recharge with power from her solar panels.

What are the main challenges awaiting?

The Sunreef 100 Eco is meant to be as energy-efficient as the Sunreef 80 Eco.

She is nearly 45% bigger than the 80, so I would say the main challenge will be to have energy consumption levels that will make her on par with the outstanding results we obtained on the 80-footer.

We’ll have to put a lot of focus on energy-saving features and smart energy management.

What kind of navigation plan do the owners have?

The first Sunreef 100 Eco will operate between the Mediterranean and Caribbean, alternating between family cruising and luxury charters.

The second one will be going around the world, so there will be much attention on storage solutions and tailoring the boat’s interior to the owners expectations.

What about comfort on board?

The first Sunreef 100 Eco will have a quite unique layout as she will have up to twelve guests on board.

She will also have a fantastic main deck master suite with ocean views and using almost the entire beam.

The aft deck will be amazing, with plenty of dining space and access to the vast aft platform..

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SUNREEF 80 ECO HYDROGEN

What kind of yacht are the owners looking for?

The owner wanted an autonomous craft that will not use any fuel. The idea is to be able to go far and rely on clean energy, even when there is not enough sunlight to generate solar power. The energy mix of this yacht was tailored for long cruises and exploring new cruising grounds.

What are the unique technical features of the yacht. She will be an 80-ft sailing catamaran combining hydrogen power and electric propulsion.

Hydrogen will be used to power both the appliances and the catamaran’s engines.

The yacht will have state of the art hydrogen tanks and will also be equipped with Sunreef’s unique solar power system.

What are the main challenges awaiting?

Hydrogen yachts are a very exciting and promising sector.

Our R&D team is now very focused on the challenges to come and is exploring the possibility of producing hydrogen on board.

We are currently working on a system that will enable us to produce hydrogen from sea water, using solar power and hydro-generation.

What kind of navigation plan do the owners have?

The yacht will be used for private cruises and exploration.

She will often sail into less sunny areas of the world. That’s why it was important for the owners to rely on hydrogen.

What about comfort on board?

The Sunreef 80 is one of our bestsellers. One of the reasons for this is the amount of space she provides.

Her beam translates into massive relaxation space on the flybridge, main deck and aft cockpit. At the same time, she offers a lot of room and flexibility within the hulls too.

There will also be one very important factor contributing to comfort – she will cruise in total silence.

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ANN DEMEULEMEESTER PROVOCATIVE MONOCRONES

Audacious experiment and a true sense of the contemporary: Ann Demeulemeester isn’t just a style, it’s a philosophy to adopt and follow.

Freedom. A word that encompasses the very nature of each individual, every form of expression, which through ideals and creativity develops into awareness. Since the very start Ann Demeulemeester has internalized this concept, giving way to trends and anticipating everything that could possibly be defined as "fashionable". Clean, unconventional, timeless.

The style of the brand itself manifests the stylistic vocabulary it adheres to. Through a delicate game of oxymorons, the beauty of the body is enhanced and preserved even through androgynous forms. And if this

Belgian designer’s eponymous brand characterized and breathed life into a revolution in the late 80’s, soon after the entire fashion scene changed and evolved, altering its international reputation and proposing new visions.

Since 1982, Ann Demeulemeester has sailed on the spirit of the times, infusing her expressive language into individual dresses and creations. From then, the brand developed its own voice, presenting itself at the Paris Fashion Week with a clean, beyond-fashion approach, illuminated by a clear language synonymous with elegance. Blocks, crossovers and juxtapositions, with

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black and white the fundamental terms of a simplified vocabulary, covering and revealing the figure leaving full freedom of movement, bringing together asymmetric, fluid collections where the drape leads the style.

Yarns and their intrinsic properties mesh together to conceal and underlying flexibility, with traditionally male items contaminating the female wardrobe, retracing the fluidity of style these times have accustomed us to.

But it was in 2013, ten years ago, that the designer decided to abandon her brand to embark on new paths, free of limitations and constraints, leaving the baton to Sebastien Meunier, her long-time collaborator.

He carried this precious heritage on with great awareness until 2020, the year the brand was bought out by Claudio Antonioli and then merged into Dreamers Factory, a new project by the entrepreneur, with its creative and operational headquarters in Milan.

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Ludovic de Saint Sernin by Willy Vanderperre Styled by Olivier Rizzo
I have a feeling of intimacy and respect towards the legacy of the founder.
Ludovic de Saint Sernin
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SPRING SUMMER 2023

For the Spring Summer 2023 collection, the last one before the official entry of Ludovic de Saint Sernin, the brand archives were fundamental in narrating this new chapter in its story.

The 42 looks haven’t moved away from the black and white duotone though interspersions of these two noncolours.

Each catwalk outing tells a different story: form-fitting sheath dresses giving way to baggy-cut trousers, and elegant blazers flanked by items in leather.

The essentiality of workwear reminds us how much Ann herself loved minimalism, perpetuating the brand's sense of integrity, abandoning all the superfluous sparkle to embrace functionality.

Straight and comfy cut figures emphasize the tension between masculine and feminine, and everything brings us back to a sense of almost mesmerising order and cleanliness.

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Spring Summer 2023

FALL WINTER 2023

With the latest intimate and personal Fall Winer 2023 show and the entry of its new Creative Director, the brand rediscovers the genderless and revolutionary approach of its founder, taking on surprising forms.

Adopting the same ideals and evolutionary concepts, Ludovic Saint Sernin offers a sensual collection that revolves around beauty. Free and seductive, the fall winter 2023/24 show pays homage to the founder. Presented during the fifth Parisian evening of Fashion Week, the pressing rhythm of the show is just like in the old days. Black and white alternate in errorless fashion, revealing masterful workmanship and swathes of skin uncovered.

The white quill on the opening and black on the closing is a tribute to the letter that the Designer wrote, with heart in hand, before leaving the Maison. Sensual, sexy and gender-fluid, and a stylistic mélange we can no longer do without today. An encounter, an exchange of eras, an archival reinterpretation, which not only

maintains its sense of self, but introduces a fundamental element that continues to perpetrate, bringing gesture to recurrence and an element of distinction.

Monochromatic looks give way to strokes of red and burgundy on lean, symmetrical figures, with sometimes oversized volumes appearing to wrap the body, embracing it like a uniform. The visual codes of the garments find expression in different latitudes: a contamination that knows no end, leading the brand to embrace whispered ethics never taken for granted. Knots, scarves and sophisticated necklines continue on in unexpected details and workmanship. Fur elements punctuate the presentations both as a neck warmer and as cardigans leaving the body bare. Balloon sleeves, transparencies, the use of thin knotted ribbons, these are all codes drawn from the archive that Ludovic de Saint Sernin manages to own, moved by a free and never predictable song, underscoring once again how the beauty of fashion can be its strongest expressive voice.

Fall Winter 2023-2024
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LV DREAM

LOUIS VUITTON REVEALS ITS TRUNK'S SECRETS

Step into the enigmatic realm of "LV Dream," as the legendary brand renowned worldwide for over 160 years opens the doors to its iconic trunk, revealing the captivating story that lies within.

Immerse yourself in this extraordinary journey as LV Dream, a free exhibition space, invites you to discover the hidden treasures of Louis Vuitton's rich heritage in the remarkable location nestled in front of the Seine River and the majestic Samaritaine, formerly known as "La Belle Jardinière”

This exhibition unravels the captivating tapestry of Louis Vuitton's artistic collaborations, painting a portrait of perpetual innovation and unwavering elegance that has defined the Maison throughout the ages. The journey unfolds through a series of thematic

sections, inviting visitors to explore the multidimensional facets of Louis Vuitton's creative universe.

"Louis Vuitton: As Seen By…" reveals the brand through the eyes of renowned artists, including two neverbefore-exhibited portraits of Louis Vuitton by Alex Katz and Mister Cartoon, capturing the essence of the Maison's visionary spirit.

Step into "The World of Louis Vuitton According to Rei", a mesmerizing room dedicated to Rei Kawakubo, the artistic director of Comme des Garçons. Rei Kawakubo's

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imaginative collaboration with Louis Vuitton is showcased through two iconic capsule collections: "Party Bags" in 2008 and "Bags With Holes" in 2014.

Within this space, the interactive display invites visitors to engage with their surroundings, evoking the sensation of stepping inside the very essence of these remarkable creations.

Prepare to be enthralled by "Art Meets Fashion", the final chapter of the exhibition. Projected upon a digital wall, captivating animations created in collaboration with luminaries such as Daniel Buren, Nigo, Grace Coddington, and Christopher Nemeth come to life, responding to movement and immersing visitors in a realm where art seamlessly converges with the world of fashion.

Traverse through the exhibition's labyrinthine corridors, where each room reveals a new layer of Louis Vuitton's creative prowess.

Marvel at the iconic travel trunks, testaments to the Maison's legendary craftsmanship and enduring elegance. Discover contemporary artworks that pay homage to Louis Vuitton's visionary founder while pushing the boundaries of artistic expression.

Indulge your senses in the tantalizing sanctuary of Maxime Frédéric where delectable pastries and aromatic coffee transport you to a world of culinary bliss, harmonizing with the Maison's refined artistry and as your exploration of "LV Dream" reaches its zenith, a treasure trove of inspiration awaits within the gift shop.

Remember, pre-registration is required to embark on this extraordinary odyssey. However, the café and the gift shop welcome curious souls without the need for a reservation.

From 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, seven days a week, "LV Dream" invites you to immerse yourself in the poetic world of Louis Vuitton, where the realms of fashion, design, and culture intertwine seamlessly revealing the profound impact this Maison has woven into the very fabric of the creative landscape.

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SOOON EMBARK ON A JOURNEY YOU WOULD NEVER EXPECT!

Today, the world of digital technology, and even more so the virtual universe, is becoming tentacular, not to say sometimes obscure. Boundaries are no longer as clearly defined and it is difficult to distinguish where the promotion of a brand or product begins between its physical presence in a point of sale, on social networks, an e-commerce website or in the metaverse...

Therefore, where to buy what and in what form (physical or virtual product) and by what means of payment?

How can one ensure the certification of the coveted product? On which sales channel can I find a consumer product? And a speculative product? These are some of the questions that more and more consumers are asking themselves today, in luxury and elsewhere.

On the brand side, to answer these questions, one must first understand these worlds, these platforms and solutions, and their usefulness with respect to the identity of the brand and its products. All this must be proposed through a brand universe that meets a well-thought-out specification to always provide a unique and transverse experience to its clients. A multi-sectoral approach and quality support are therefore necessary to make this transformation.

Embedded in this premise, the Swiss company SOOON

offers services of a new kind. A competence center is dedicated to content creation: videos, photos, 3D and graphic design in the broadest sense. A second, more technical, center operates on a wide spectrum ranging from technology identification, computer coding, creation of configurators, website creation, data analysis (data science), certification processes, and examination and implementation of solutions related to blockchain. Their strength lies in the fact that every project is a realization that is carried out under the guise of a critical eye, both on the adequacy of the solutions to the products and basic ideas, and on the strategic and artistic direction of the project for which design is paramount, even on very small devices such as a watch.The customer experience is thus conceivable at 360° in this world and in others. Pack your bags, the journey begins! contact@sooon.ch

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This beautiful apartment is ideally set in a luxurious residence-building with an indoor pool, sauna, fitness and 24hour security service. In perfect condition, the apartment benefits from magnificent views of the Casino and the sea.

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"LES AMBASSADEURS" THE RETURN OF A LEGEND

Step into the historic hotel Métropole Monte Carlo, and let yourself be surrounded by the scents and flavors that only Mediterranean cuisine at its best can offer.

Established in 1886, the Hôtel Métropole has been attracting an international elite since its opening. Its patrician palace facade, in a flamboyant neoclassical style typical of Belle Époque residences, and its landscaped gardens make it a sought-after vacation spot and one of the most desirable establishments on the French Riviera.

In the 1920s, the hotel opened the restaurant "Les Ambassadeurs," which immediately became an iconic address in gastronomy. The restaurant quickly gained success among an international clientele, frequented by aristocrats and diplomats from around the world.

Today, after one century, Chef Christophe Cussac pays

tribute to this legend, opening the new "Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac."

Being himself an iconic chef of Monte Carlo, Christophe Cussac will propose a contemporary and gourmet Mediterranean cuisine, inspired by his own gastronomic heritage. The warm atmosphere of the restaurant, designed by Jacques Garcia, will promise a moment of sharing where guests will be invited to rediscover the flavors of the Mediterranean, sublimated by the respect of French culinary art.

Les Ambassadeurs by Christophe Cussac is a new culinary destination set to become an essential stop for those looking to indulge in exceptional dishes while enjoying the iconic charm of the Principality.

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A PRIVATE ISLAND ESTATE LIKE NO OTHER

In the heart of the French Riviera, le Grand Jardin, a private island estate near Cannes, is a luxurious summer escape that offers guests a serene and secluded experience surrounded by nature.

With 12 bedrooms spread across seven buildings, this exclusive property is steeped in history and boasts stunning architecture that seamlessly blends modern design with original features.

Le Grand Jardin is the only residence on the island of Sainte Marguerite, and it has a rich history dating back to the 13th century, with previous owners including Louis XIV and the Dukes of Guise. The estate's 12 bedrooms are spread across the Governor’s House, three cottages, a guest house, the pool suites, and the old fortress tower, all featuring clean line designs and a focus on sustainability. The living spaces are adorned with incredible artwork, including a Gregory Bonnard sculpture, and neutral beige furnishings that complement the teak wood floors, giving the estate an effortlessly chic feel.

The estate's expansive grounds offer birds and wildlife a bountiful source of food and shelter, and the botanical garden is a defining part of the property, meticulously restored with a focus on preserving history. The estate's vegetable garden provides fresh produce for the kitchen, which the chef can incorporate into guests' gourmet experiences with a focus on local ingredients. Le Grand Jardin is also committed to sustainability, with a limited plastic policy and donations to an ocean clean-up NGO. Guests can enjoy restorative wellness programs in the estate's peaceful oasis, including yoga and treatments in various treatment rooms. The estate also features a hammam, sauna, and an outdoor swimming pool, and the dedicated concierge team can organize various activities, including heli-sightseeing tours, outdoor cinema experiences, and cocktail parties.

Le Grand Jardin is a hidden sanctuary that is rich in history and nature and is designed with a focus on sustainability, making it one of the most desirable properties on the French Riviera.

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EDEN ROC: NEW SUITES, NEW SPA, NEW SUMMER!

A tradition spanning over a century and a half: renewing itself every year to continue offering the best experience. Once again, in summer 2023, the Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc respects the philosophy that made it famous in the world.

THE NEW SUITES !

The hotel offers 111 rooms and recently renovated suites situated in three different locations, each providing beautiful views and sumptuous style.

The Eden-Roc Suite is the hotel's prestigious penthouse. With 100 square meters of indoor living space and a 200-square-meter rooftop terrace is perfect for those who want to indulge in luxury. The interior boasts a large bedroom with a canopy bed and a combined living/ dining room that includes a thoughtfully curated library.

The terrace offers a hot tub and outdoor living space, providing panoramic views of the Mediterranean and

Lérins Islands. The Terrace One Bedroom Suite, is lightfilled and has recently been reimagined with an eclectic blend of Louis XV and contemporary furnishings. It features a large terrace overlooking La Grande Allée, an expansive living room and a second full bathroom for added privacy when traveling with family.

THE NEW DIOR SPA

The hotel is pleased to announce its continued collaboration with Maison Dior, featuring a luxurious spa experience that will leave guests feeling pampered and refreshed. Dior Spa Eden-Roc at the Hotel du CapEden-Roc offers a multi-faceted experience in a décor

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inspired by the rocks on which the hotel stands. The spa includes four treatment suites and an experience space that invites guests to discover two settings bathed in the light of the French Riviera and the extraordinary azure tones of the sea. Guests can enjoy their "me time" in a treatment room at the Spa, a gazebo in the gardens, or a breezy cabana overlooking the Mediterranean.

The exclusive and entirely customizable Dioriginels Rituals are inspired by the four elements of the hotel's unique character: the garden, the sea, the rocks, and the sun..

THE EDEN-ROC RESTAURANT

The hotel introduces the most gourmet buffet lunch to enjoy, why not also for a business meeting, in the room designed by Patricia Anastassiadis, or on the terrace

facing the Mediterranean and the Lérins Islands, like a boat sailing on the waters facing the immensity for a moment of wonder.

The Eden-Roc offers a single, eclectic menu conceived by Head Chef Sebastien Broda, presenting a range of flavors from traditional Mediterranean dishes to international classics and exotic specialties.

The new fish bar has an emphasis on the local catch of the day and the salad bar features authentic niçoise, Greek, and king crab salads. And for dessert, the perfection of Lilian Bonnefoi's creations.

Only one golden rule: freedom. Freedom to indulge, to choose your whole fish for lunch and savor it roasted in olive oil, grilled, or cooked with coarse salt. Freedom to relish the most beautiful flavors of summer every day as you please.

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FESTIVE MAGIC ON THE HILLTOPS

An enchanted castle, where time stands still, the breath becomes lighter, and the heart fills with joy. It is the magic of certain places that we have the need and the pleasure of rediscovering every summer.

Welcome to a world of luxury and genuine elegance, where the Château Saint-Martin & Spa reigns supreme. As the festive season approaches, this magical haven perched in the hilltops of Vence, on the French Riviera, is ready to welcome you with open arms. Let the spirit of the holidays infuse your soul as you step into this stunning property nestled in the hilltops of Vence.

From the moment you arrive, you'll be enveloped in the warmth and comfort of this Oetker Collection Masterpiece Hotel. Every detail, every plant, exudes Provençal elegance, transporting you to a world of beauty and refinement.

It's a place where time seems to stand still, and every moment is savoured with delight.

And let's talk about the food ;-) At Le Saint-Martin, the gastronomic restaurant, you'll be treated to exceptional views extending all the way to the coastline from its terrace, to enjoy alongside the refined dishes of chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois.

His cuisine is a symphony of authentic Provençal flavours crafted from seasonal ingredients, a true culinary masterpiece that will delight your taste buds and leave you yearning for more.

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But it's not just Le Saint-Martin that's a culinary delight. The outdoor restaurant, L’ Oliveraie, is a feast for the senses. Surrounded by century-old olive trees and fragrant Ronsard roses, this is the perfect spot to indulge in grilled meats, pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, sun-drenched salads, and a variety of Mediterranean dishes. The setting is so picturesque, it's almost like dining in a painting.

And then there's ‘Les Estivales’, a festive summer evening event that will take your breath away. With live music by Merry Mood, the ambiance is electric, and the energy is contagious. Chef Jean-Luc Lefrançois and several local artisans will present a gourmet menu featuring rotisserie meats, cheeses, craft beers and specialties from Nice.

It's a feast fit for royalty, and you'll feel like one as you savour each bite. And to top it all off, Pastry chef Tanya Colella will present a buffet of delicate sweets that will melt in your mouth. It's a sensory experience like no other, a celebration of taste, smell, and sight that will leave you feeling nourished and fulfilled.

So come and experience the magic of Château Saint-Martin & Spa this festive season. Let the beauty of the French Riviera infuse your soul, and the warmth of this exceptional property embrace you. It's a journey of the senses, a celebration of life, a moment to cherish forever. Book your stay now, and let the adventure begin.

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KUBE HÔTEL SAINT-TROPEZ ESCAPE TO PARADISE

Experience a luxurious getaway in the heart of the French Riviera at Kube Hôtel Saint-Tropez, a 5-star resort signed by the renowned Machefert Group.

Spread across 2 hectares of lush gardens filled with olive trees, flowers, and lawns, the resort provides a serene escape with stunning views of the Mediterranean. You can indulge your senses with the scent of pine parasol, the sound of waves, and the warmth of the sun. Kube Hôtel Saint-Tropez is a sanctuary of contemporary and modern design that harmoniously blends with nature.

As your second home, Kube Hôtel Saint-Tropez offers 70 luxurious rooms, suites, and villas that are designed in three different styles. The Wood section features a minimalist, warm, and bright decor, while the Ibiza section is inspired by the bohemian trend, featuring natural weaves, light woods, ethnic prints, and shades of blue. Finally the White section offers immaculate white interiors with contemporary furnishings, and garden-facing rooms that capture the vibrant South of France sunshine.

Apart from its luxurious accommodations, the hotel features several amenities designed for relaxation

and rejuvenation. You can lounge by any of the three outdoor pools, including two heated pools, and work out at the state-of-the-art Technogym fitness center.

The spa is a sanctuary for the ultimate wellness experience, featuring world-class treatments from exceptional brands Thalgo and Ella Baché.

The restaurant at Kube Hôtel Saint-Tropez is a culinary delight, serving up festive brunches all summer long.

With a daily DJ from noon to midnight, the restaurant's terrace provides an unforgettable party atmosphere.

In conclusion, Kube Hôtel Saint-Tropez is a perfect blend of luxury, nature, and relaxation.

Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat or a lively party scene, this 5-star resort promises an unforgettable stay in the French Riviera.

WELCOME TO MOLOKO !

The Kube Saint-Tropez welcomes a new addition for the 2023 season - the restaurant Moloko, which offers fusion Asian and Mediterranean cuisine as well as signature cocktails with Japanese influences.

With two successful establishments in Paris and Miami, Moloko now sets up its restaurant on the terrace of the Kube Saint-Tropez, facing the sea. The Parisian concept unveils a menu specially designed for this 5-star establishment in a privileged setting.

Moloko serves lunch and dinner, offering a symphony of flavors in every dish, with a blend of traditional and surprising Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Marco Pinheiro has prepared a variety of appetizers and shared plates made with high-quality ingredients deeply rooted in Asian cuisine. Menu highlights include Moloko Sandos and chicken bao, traditional Japanese dishes made with premium products like Toro Sando. Also on the menu are Wagyu

fried rice, salmon tacos, beef tataki, and traditional sushi. For dessert, diners can try the Molokoko, a mix of textures and flavors with pineapple and coconut, or the Croissant Pudding with chocolate-miso cream and chocolate bread.

Guests can enjoy their meals on the shaded terrace or sunny rooftop while sipping on signature elixirs and original creations with a Japanese touch. The bar features ten original cocktails, including the Shibuya (gin, shiso, yuzu, and rice water) and the Mount Fuji (rum, raspberry, maraschino, lime, grapefruit, and nutmeg). In addition, Moloko offers a selection of exceptional sakes, the famous Japanese rice-based alcoholic beverage.

Moloko's fusion of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, combined with the Kube’s stunning location and excellent service, promises an exceptional dining experience for guests.

RELAX, ENJOY, GET YOUNGER !

The Spa at Kube Saint-Tropez is a luxurious and peaceful sanctuary that spans over 300m2 and is designed over two levels. It features six cabins, including a double, a hammam and a sauna, and has been created with the aim of soothing your mind and body.

The spa offers guests a holistic approach to beauty care, allowing for a tailored and personalized experience for each individual. It is not only available to hotel residents, but also accessible to non-residents.

One of the standout features of the spa is the collaboration with the Thalgo brand, a pioneer in marine cosmetics. Thalgo's active marine cosmetics are designed to create and enhance beauty, and are formulated using cutting-edge know-how and exclusive massage techniques.

Thalgo also places great emphasis on protecting the environment, committing to minimizing its ecological footprint at every stage of development.

In 2022, the Kube Saint-Tropez spa has expanded its treatment menu with the addition of Ella Baché, a Nutridermology® pioneer.

This approach involves the use of natural dietary ingredients to meet the skin’s nutritional needs and incorporates revolutionary diagnostic and care technologies.

The SKINTEX®DIAG provides a real-time diagnosis of your skin, combining 22 technological analyses for a personalized care solution and unparalleled efficiency.

Overall, the Kube Saint-Tropez spa offers an exceptional experience for those seeking a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation.

With a focus on personalized care, the use of highquality products, and a commitment to protecting the environment, it is a true haven for beauty and wellness enthusiasts alike.

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A LIFE THROUGH ROSE BUBBLES

Picture yourself in Monaco, the jewel of the French Riviera, just before sunset when the sky starts to become rosy. The sea shimmers in a deep blue, in the yacht-filled harbor. As Edith Piaf's "La Vie en Rose'' song fills the air, the sophisticated crowd of locals and tourists indulge in the finest things in life. And you, amazed, raise a glass of an exquisite rosé champagne, admiring its pale pink hues and fine bubbles. With each sip you become a part of the limitless world of refinement and pleasure.

Champagne Rosé Premier Cru Beau-Rivage Comte de Monte-Carlo, crafted from a blend of pinot noir, pinot meunier, and chardonnay grapes, is a true embodiment of the Monte-Carlo lifestyle. Just when the sun-kissed vineyards had been bursting with flavors, the grapes were carefully harvested at the end of August and September. The low dosage of 6 g/l ensures a perfect balance of sweetness and freshness. The winemakers age the wine for 15 months, allowing it to develop a fruity aroma with a delicate note of red fruits. The champagne is disgorged just three months before sale, ensuring a crisp and fresh taste.

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Beau-Rivage is created in Champagne with the utmost care and expertise, using only the finest grape varieties, by a family-run Champagne House located in the Montagne de Reims, outside Comte de Monte-Carlo’s headquarters in Monaco.

The Montagne de Reims terroir provides the perfect conditions, resulting in a unique taste that is hard to find anywhere else.

Comte de Monte-Carlo Beau-Rivage is for those seeking to immerse themselves fully in the pleasure of fine bubbles. The round and smooth mouthfeel leaves a pleasant aftertaste that lingers on the palate.

Whether you are looking to indulge in a leisurely moment after a long day or pair it with a fruit salad or as an aperitif, Comte de Monte-Carlo is sure to make every occasion feel beautiful and special. Take a sip, close your eyes and see the glittering shores of Monaco, where the Beau-Rivage reigns supreme, capturing the essence of the "La Vie en Rose" metaphor, where life is seen through rose-colored glasses.

TAKING LUXURY TRAVELING TO A NEXT LEVEL

Monte Carlo Travel is by far the most famous travel agency of Monaco, established since 1985 in the Principality.

With over 30 years of experience, it is a reference in bespoke travel around the world with an elitist clients’ portfolio composed of : ruling & royal families, celebrities, sportsmen, successful entrepreneurs, tycoons, family offices, companies, financial institutions and also racing teams. They look after some very famous F1 drivers, golf pros and footballers. The agency proposes a tailor made follow up during an entire trip ensuring a smooth journey, but most important overall, a personalization of each client’s stay.

Probably, the secret of this travel agency is that they deeply care about people, they actively listen to clients’ wishes and needs each and every time, taking their demands to a personal level, because they love to be there for the clients who put all their trust in them… ! Monte Carlo Travel is the only agency with a Travel Angel team, completely dedicated to their desires 24 hours, before, during and after the clients’ travel. This assistance is so valuable that truly makes the difference. The satisfaction of seeing people fulfilled and rewarded is the source of energy when it comes to Monte Carlo Travel agency.

Another secret of Monte Carlo Travel’s day-to-day business lies at the roots of the concept “make the impossible possible”, meaning that even if they might encounter barriers in their operations, they never give up and,

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for Monte Carlo Travel, saying “no” to a client is unacceptable. Vittorio Gai’s huge portfolio of contacts placed the company on the top of the hierarchy. He is a real example of the importance of public relations and networking, aspects which rule the Principality of Monaco nowadays. Just to give you a taste of how Monte Carlo Travel takes action, the agency managed to evacuate guests from their vacations because of strikes, lockdowns, gilet jaunes, climate or other security emergencies such as Bali’s volcano, Thailand’s tsunami, California fires. Thanks to the connections the agency established along years of expertise, Monte Carlo Travel was able to give access to the Eiffel Tower without queuing when all tickets were sold-out, reserve tables in sold-out Michelin starred restaurants or glamour clubs, reserve seats on sold-out flights or ferries, add a full first row seating to attend Cirque de Soleil sold-out event, reserve accommodations in sold-out hotels, get half-price rates for the VIP clients and figures around the world and many more… ! People come back because they are aware of the fact that they cannot find a more immaculate and flawless service than at Monte Carlo Travel.

In order to widen the context of the agency, Monte Carlo Travel is part of the Platinium Group, world’s leader in developing technology to manage on-line tickets sales. Platinium Group www.pg-mc.com among clients has F1.com, Juventus and Barcelona football club. The group via website www.gootickets.com became in a very short time the most important reseller of F1 tickets in the worldwide scenario. During Monaco GP, the group manages directly over 30 VIP terraces with high-end hospitality and sell 90% of all grandstand tickets. On every F1 GP, the group has developed unique GP EXPERIENCES with a wide range of activities. www.gpexperiences.com

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NETWORKING ON THE GREEN

The principality of Monaco has long been a playground for the ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs) of the world, with its luxurious lifestyle, glitzy events, and opulent properties. However, until recently, golf enthusiasts in the principality have had limited options for pursuing their passion. That changed with the launch of the Monaco Golf Association, which aims to promote the game of golf and connect the principality's UHNWI community to business opportunities worldwide.

The Monaco Golf Association (MGA) was founded in 2022 by a group of golf enthusiasts and business leaders in the principality. The MGA is not your ordinary golf club. It is a community of business professionals who share a passion for the sport and recognize its potential for networking and business opportunities. Its mission is to promote the game of golf in Monaco and to create opportunities for the principality's UHNWIs to connect with one another and with business opportunities around the world.

Paula Paduroiu, the president of the club, has been a driving force behind its success. As an avid golfer herself, she understands the importance of having a community that supports and promotes the sport. She has also made a name for herself in the business world, and she is leveraging her expertise and connections to provide club’s members with unparalleled opportunities.

The MGA has wasted no time in establishing itself as a major force in the world of golf. In its first year of operation, the association has already hosted several high-profile events, and has planned an upcoming celebrity pro-am tournament and a charity golf outing. These events have attracted some of the biggest names in golf and entertainment, as well as prominent business leaders and investors from around the world.

The MGA's focus on connecting its members to business opportunities sets it apart from other golf associations. The association recognizes that many of its members are successful entrepreneurs and

investors who are always on the lookout for new opportunities. By creating a network of like-minded individuals and providing access to exclusive business events and investment opportunities, the MGA is helping its members to grow their businesses and achieve even greater success.

In addition to promoting golf and business, the MGA is also committed to giving back to the community. The association has partnered with several local charities to support their efforts to improve the lives of people in the principality and beyond. Through its charity golf outings and other events, the MGA is raising money and awareness for important causes, such as education, healthcare, and the environment.

The Monaco Golf Association has been met with enthusiasm from the UHNWI community in Monaco and beyond. Members appreciate the association's focus on both golf and business networking, and they're eager to take advantage of the unique opportunities it provides. The association is quickly becoming a must-join club for golfers and business people alike.

The launch of the Monaco Golf Association has been a major success, and the association is poised to become a major force in the world of golf and business. With its focus on promoting the game of golf, connecting UHNWIs to business opportunities, and giving back to the community, the MGA is a shining example of how golf can be more than just a sport – it can be a catalyst for positive change.

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UNLEASHING BEAUTY AND BLISS AT ARGENTARIO GOLF & WELLNESS RESORT

Nestled in the picturesque town of Porto Ercole in Tuscany, the Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort has become the first Italian golf resort of the prestigious Marriott International group.

With its PGA National Italy recognition, this 5-star resort stands out as one of the few golf resorts in Europe to be part of Marriott’s golf portfolio. It is no wonder that it has become a popular destination for golf enthusiasts who also want to indulge in luxury, comfort and relaxation..

At the Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort, every detail has been carefully crafted to create a harmonious blend of design, comfort, and luxury. The resort boasts a range of exquisite rooms and villas, each uniquely styled with a perfect balance of contemporary design and classic elegance. From the fresh and sporty ambiance of the Superior Room to the glamorous and chic Travel Club, every space is a sanctuary of comfort and beauty.

The resort's crown jewel is its stunning 18-hole golf course, designed by the renowned architect David Mezzacane and professional golfer Baldovino Dassù. With panoramic views and a "BioAgriCert" certification for eco-compatibility, the course is a masterpiece of design and sustainability. The Argentario Golf Academy is a must-visit for golf enthusiasts, featuring state-ofthe-art equipment and expert instruction.

After a day on the greens, guests can unwind and indulge in the resort's exquisite spa and wellness center. With 2,700 square meters of pure relaxation, the Espace Wellness Center offers a range of services, from massages to bio-saunas to a heated indoor swimming pool. Outdoors, there are two tennis courts, two padel

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courts, and two panoramic jogging trails, ensuring that guests can stay active and energized during their stay.

Dining at the Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort is an experience in itself. The Dama Dama Restaurant offers a contemporary twist on traditional Tuscan and Mediterranean cuisine, using locally-sourced ingredients to create healthy and delicious dishes. For a more casual dining experience, guests can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with local influences at the Club House Restaurant, which boasts a design inspired by the traditions of historic Anglo-Saxon golf clubs.

But the Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort is not just a destination for leisure and relaxation. With its Master Conference Room accommodating up to 200 people and a range of other event spaces, the resort is the perfect location for meetings, car launches, and team-building events. And with so many outdoor activities available, from hiking to horse riding to sightseeing tours, the resort is the ideal place to spark new ideas and bring them to life.

As the Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort becomes part of the Marriott International group, guests can now also collect loyalty points through the Marriott Bonvoy program, which can be used for benefits, free stays and more. With its luxurious facilities, stunning location and world-class amenities, the Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort is truly a gem in the heart of Tuscany.

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ITALIAN HOSPITALITY COLLECTION GENUINE ITALIAN LIFESTYLE

Italian Hospitality Collection is a jewel of Italian elegance, a brand that embodies the essence of Italian art, culture, and nature. Its hotels and resorts are like precious gems, set in breathtaking landscapes that inspire wonder and awe. From the crystal-clear waters of Sardinia's Chia Laguna to the thermal spas of Tuscany, these exclusive retreats offer a window into the soul of Italy. And nestled in the majestic mountains of Courmayeur, Le Massif is a five-star hotel that invites you to discover the magic of winter as well as the beauty of summer on the Alps.

Italian Hospitality Collection is not a hotel brand; it's a love letter to Italy’s lovers.

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Le Massif. A new concept of hospitality based on Italian tradition, situated at the foot of Mont Blanc in Courmayeur. This premier ski resort has an enviable location opposite the ski lifts and is easily accessible from Turin, Milan and Genoa via a number of highways. The hotel boasts 80 sleek and modern rooms and suites, with six different room options. Le Massif’s slopeside destination bar and restaurant, La Loge du Massif, serves gourmet lunches and delicious snacks throughout the day, as well as offering an indulgent dinner menu. Adventure seekers can arrange alternative experiences through the concierge service such as snowboarding, free-riding and heliski. The spa offers a multitude of treatments and therapies to pamper guests after a day packed with winter sports and excursions.

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Chia Laguna Resort in Sardinia comprises three luxurious hotels:

Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia. Just a few steps from the sea and has breathtaking views of the lagoon and Chia Tower, the 107 rooms and suites are divided into two zones, with exclusive panoramic terraces over the beach and the lagoon and a family-friendly “Oasis” area, with a separate pool, and private gardens. Special mention to the Shardana Presidential Suite with Sea View, a room of 108 m2 that takes over the hotel’s entire top floor and dominates the bay.

Baia di Chia Resort Sardinia, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, is perfect for travelers seeking the intimacy of an independent hotel with the comforts of a five stars resort. The 77 rooms are distributed on the hill between the two beaches of Monte Cogoni and Dune di Campana. The resort is designed to offer authentic experiences including yoga, meditation, training with a personal coach on the beach, and olfactory walking paths. The cottage-style rooms and suites have a private beach with watersports, clay tennis court, and semi-Olympic infinity pool.

Hotel Village is a family-friendly resort surrounded by lush Mediterranean gardens, offering spacious cottages and a range of services. The newly refurbished 240 rooms include Garden, Family, and Connecting Cottages. Guests can dine at Domus Restaurant for themed buffets and show-cooking, or at Bimbi Restaurant for children's dining in a fun atmosphere. The central swimming pool is a highlight.

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Fonteverde is a five-star health and wellness resort that seamlessly blends Renaissance-era architecture with modern comfort. The spa resort offers a variety of bespoke treatment programs, ranging from oriental disciplines to fitness and aesthetic treatments. Guests can choose from 78 refined rooms and suites, with the Grand Suite boasting a splendid view of the valley.

Bagni di Pisa is a five-star spa resort located in a historic residence restored to its original grandeur. The resort is renowned for its medical spa, which specializes in weight loss and detox. Guests can enjoy Tuscan specialties while taking in sweeping views of the landscape. The Levante Spa is an area entirely dedicated to thermal waters and treatments, offering guests a chance to experience total wellness.

Grotta Giusti, is a luxurious thermal spa resort that was once the 19th-century villa of the poet Giuseppe Giusti.

The hotel, that is part of the Autograph Collection (luxury brand of Marriott International) has 64 lavish rooms and offers a range of amenities such as a 750 square meter thermal water open-air pool, underwater hydro massages, natural steam baths, and scuba diving in the underground hot spring lake. The resort also has a wellness center, gym, aesthetic medicine center, tennis court, nature trail, and trekking routes. Guests can savour refined traditional recipes based on organic and seasoned raw materials collected from the hotel garden at Il Poeta restaurant.

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Hardcover, two volumes, each in a slipcase aluminum print covers tipped into a leather-bound spine, foil embossing, silver book edge 28,1 x 36 cm, 9,57 kg, 940 pages - 750 € taschen.com

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BORN TO BE WILD 100 LEGENDARY MOTORCYCLES

Imagine the open road stretching out before you, the wind rushing past your face as you grip the handlebars of your motorcycle. The feeling of pure freedom, of being one with the machine, is a thrill that never fades...

It's a sensation that's captured in the pages of "Born to Be Wild," a book that celebrates the most legendary and coveted motorcycles of all time. This book is more than just a collection of pictures and descriptions. It takes you on a journey through time, from the earliest days of motorcycle design to the present day.

From the 1894 Hildebrand & Wolfmüller to the 2020 Aston Martin AMB 001, "Born to Be Wild" showcases 100 of the most desirable motorcycles to have ever hit the open road or sped around a circuit. Each bike has its own unique story to tell, from pioneering record-breakers to luxury tourers, from iconic superbikes to exotic customs. The motorcycles featured in this book are not just machines, they are works of art. They represent the very best in motorcycle design and engineering, and their beauty is matched only by their power and performance.

Many of these bikes are from private collections and have rarely been seen by the public, while others are the stars of renowned motorcycle museums. But "Born to Be Wild" is not just about the bikes themselves. It's also about the people who rode them, the men and women who pushed the limits of speed and endurance to achieve greatness. From Dario Ambrosini to Kenny Roberts, these riders are legends in the world of motorcycling, and their stories are expertly recounted in detail alongside stunning imagery specially taken for the book by the world’s leading motorcycle photographers. Reading "Born to Be Wild" is like taking time back to a moment of your life when the road was open and the wind was in your hair. It's a voyage that will transport you to another world, a world of freedom and excitement, where anything is possible.

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MONTE-CARLO FILM FESTIVAL DE LA COMÉDIE

Following the verdict of the Jury, composed of President of the Jury Giancarlo Giannini, Richard Anconina, Neri Marcorè, and Nathalie Poza, awards were given to the Argentinian film "Empieza el baile," which received three awards, including Best Director, Best Actor for Dario Grandinetti, and the Audience Award. The Best Director award was given ex-aequo to Ukrainian director Antonio Lukich for Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Spanish actress Anna Castillo received the Best Actress award for "Historias para no contar," directed by Cesc Gay. Finally, the Short Comedy Award in the section dedicated to short films went to Laura Ghaza's film "The 12 apostlesses." The Gala Awards ceremony was held on Saturday, April 29th at the Grimaldi Forum in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II to celebrate the winners. Hosted

by Ezio Greggio and Elenoire Casalegno, the evening brought international and Italian guests beloved by the audience of both small and big screens to the stage of the Grimaldi Forum. This year's Movie Legend Award went to Maestro CostaGavras for his 54-year career and impact on the international film industry. Mira Sorvino received the MCFF Award for her career and the films that made her famous worldwide. Other winners included Federico Cesari, who received the Next Generation Award, and Marco Giallini, who received the MCFF Career Award. The event was held in collaboration with EFG Bank (Monaco) and under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Embassy of Italy. Radio Monte Carlo was the official radio of the festival since its first edition.

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The 20th Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie, created and presided over by Ezio Greggio, concluded with great success from April 24th to 29th, 2023 in the Principality of Monaco. © S. Chiappalone - MCFF

THE CRUEL BEAUTY OF MONTE CARLO MUSIC MASTERS

In the world of classical music, where beauty and excellence intertwine, there is a competition that stands out for its singular cruelty: the Monte-Carlo Music Masters. With only one winner, the stakes are high and the pressure is intense. But out of this crucible of competition, emerges a stunning display of talent and artistry.

Piano, violin, and voice - these are the instruments that take center stage in the Monte-Carlo Music Masters. Normally, they rotate each year, but on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of S.A.S. Prince Rainier III, the competition will exceptionally combine Violin and Piano.

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The competition was founded in 1989 by Jean-Marie Fournier, who also owns the Salle Gaveau in Paris. Drawing inspiration from sporting events, where the world's best players compete for the first place, the Monte-Carlo Music Masters offers talented artists the chance to compete against each other.

But this is not just any competition. The selection criteria are extremely strict, and competitors must have an extensive, varied repertoire and the determination needed to compete in a rapid succession of highly-competitive rounds. And there can only be one winner - the recipient of the Prince Rainier III Prize, worth €30,000, and the opportunity to tour in France and around the world.

The jury is composed of concert performers, festival directors, critics, and even a non-professional, the “candide”, who represent the public. This multi-disciplinary jury ensures fairness and impartiality, allowing competitors to reveal every facet of their abilities.

The first round is similar to a real recital, giving competitors the time to demonstrate their talent. And as the competition progresses, the intensity grows, and the pressure mounts. But even as the competition becomes crueller, the beauty of the music shines through. Each note, each phrase, each gesture is a testament to the dedication and artistry of the competitors.

In the end, only one will emerge victorious, but all who participate in the Monte-Carlo Music Masters are winners in their own right. For they have shown the world what it means to pursue excellence in the face of adversity. And in doing so, they have enriched our lives with the beauty of their music.

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