In a glamorous country with a Prince and Princesses, you will also find the open air market of La Condamine on the Place d’Armes at the foot of the legendary Palace in Monaco. It was created back in 1880 and it is open daily, selling fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers, and there is also a covered market with butchery, fishmonger, bakery, special foods and wines. It is a meeting place for people of all ages who enjoy the convivial atmosphere, indulging in the marvellous scents and colors, while relishing on one of life’s simple pleasures.
A visit to La Colombe D’Or restaurant in the fortified village of Saint Paul de Vence in the South of France feels more like visiting an art exhibition. Paul Roux and his family have been at the helm of this legendary restaurant and hotel for almost a century. They have been amassing an incredible collection of 20th century art when they started to accept works of art as payment for their meals from artists like Picasso, Matisse, Miro, Calder, Leger, Chagall and many more. In spite of its rich history, its simple menu, good service and relaxed atmosphere is exactly what you expect from an establishment run by a family.
We were all wonderstruck on entering the hall of the Sporting in Monaco on Friday, August 1, 2014, where the fashionably dressed ladies and tuxedo gentlemen were given the White Carpet treatment with a large and bright red cross signaled the way to the high-profile and mythical event of the year, the Monaco Red Cross Ball, with mirrors and screens everywhere adding to the allure of the evening. It was certainly the place to be and be seen for the 850 guests who visited each other at their table in a convivial atmosphere, but the buzzing and chattering stopped and everybody stood up for the arrival of the Prince and Princess to inaugurate the 66th edition of the glamorous Red Cross Ball that Prince Albert presides.
Amazing evening at the Montreux Jazz Festival 2014 with Rodrigo Y Gabriela and Robert Plant
An exceptional look at the 32nd Annual QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning. The IMPress team was there to check it out and share it with this article, photos and video. Must see…
This article/movie is about Chez Bruno, a Michelin one-star truffle specialist restaurant located just outside of Lorgues, Provence, France. Restaurant Chez Bruno holds the record for serving the largest amount of truffles per year in the world, 4000 kilos (4 tons) to its 36,000 yearly guests.
At the age of seven, my uncle who kept and bred tropical fish gave me my first fish tank. I loved my aquarium which was at the side of my bed. At the age of ten, I traveled to Manhattan by bus and train from Coney Island, Brooklyn to the tropical fish stores on Nassau […]
live in New Jersey and can’t wait until the Spring is upon us. You see I am an avid gardener and have been one since I was a youth living in Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. Back then, as a student in grade school I purchased seeds each year sold in school in a […]
hat beautiful out of focus background with beautiful light patterns in photos is called Bokeh Shallow Focus is a technique that selects the small portion of your subject to be in sharp focus and letting the remainder of the subject go soft. You will learn how to use these methods to produce beautiful photos in […]
It was two hours before midnight last Saturday when the lights went off in Monte-Carlo and the sky rained fire to the sound of the explosives and loud music. It was the debut of the 46th edition of the international fireworks competition in Monaco created in 1966 by the Monaco’s Town Hall, that this year groups the winners of the past four editions, so they are guaranteed to be of exceptional quality.
A silent, mysterious plague is claiming the lives of bottle nose dolphin in record numbers.
This past week, from July 10 through 12, the first international Solar1 Monte-Carlo Cup race took place along the premises of the new Yacht Club of Monaco (YCM) inaugurated just a month ago. Organized by Solar1 under Sergei Dobroserdov together with the YCM under the valuable expertise of Marco Casiraghi. This first ever race for boats powered by the sun on the open sea in the Mediterranean followed a very successful racing session on the canals of The Netherlands two weeks earlier. The objective of this event was to promote solar power as a credible source of energy for the future and the gathering was a true research ground for solar energy. Before the races there was an interesting Solar Conference to present the latest findings about the various uses of solar power as clean energy. Twenty-five teams, representing ten nationalities from universities from northern Europe and the United States, battled on board their cutting edge vessels powered by the sun on the open sea. With boats designed and built by the students as visionary engineers they competed in a fleet race, slalom contest and one-on-one competition, with the award winning and record breaking MS Turanor PlanetSolar (30m catamaran with 512m2 of photovoltaic panels), serving as jury boat and guest of honor. Its name, Turanor, means “power of the sun” in the Elvish language invented in the novel The Lord of the Rings. Gerard d’Aboville, Captain of Planet Solar was quoted saying: “We had a fantastic collection of boats here in Monaco! Some of them even had foils, the first time I’ve seen this technology on solar boats.” The Captain expressed his high esteem for the young visionaries who faced the challenge but most importantly because of the message of hope for the future they convey, as the technology that is experimental today will hopefully in the near future become the standard in the boat sector.
Art Lovers opened on July 12 and will remain at the Space Ravel of the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco until September 7, exhibiting forty superb works of art from the incredible Pinault Collection, including fifteen never exposed outside their permanent home in Palazzo Grassi-Punta della Dogna in Venice.
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