The Chilean wine organization MOVI has gained quite a reputation in the world of wine due to its quality product, cutting edge wine making practices and unique marketing style. The mini-documentary film The MOVI Movie explores a dynamic and unconventional group of Chilean winemakers, who are helping to create substantial changes in the Chilean wine business. MOVI dares to work in the “risk zone” when it comes to the art and business of wine-making. The film was shot at several member wineries in two of Chile’s most interesting and beautiful wine regions, Casablanca and the Maule Valley in February 2014.
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.