[caption id="attachment_25243" align="alignnone" width="640"] Feng shui bedroom. Photo: Facebook OZERA Interiors[/caption]
As part of it’s free Wellbeing Happy Hour series, Stars’n’Bars welcomes two women to talk about feng shui and psychogenealogy on Tuesday, November 21.
Feng shui specialist Tiina Gallas, founder of OZERA Interiors, graduated as an Interior Architect from the École Nationale du Bâtiment in France with a specialisation in Sustainable Interior Design. She then went on to obtain a Feng Shui Interior Designer certificate from the New York Institute of Art & Design.
“Today, many of us strive for a healthy, joyful and balanced living in this fast-paced modern world and a well-designed space can contribute to finding harmony in our lives,” the native Finn, who has lived in the region for 15 years, said.
“My specialisation in feng shui and ecological interior design will help create balanced, healthy and harmonious interiors without forgetting aesthetic details, the touch of luxury, sensuality and beauty.”
The second guest speaker on Tuesday is Nancy Novena, an authorised Bach flower consultant. It was in the 1930s when British homeopath Edward Bach claimed that the dew found on flower petals retain imagined healing properties of that plant.
Ms Novena uses Bach flower techniques to reharmonise emotions – to build self-confidence and find happiness and inner peace – as well as for psychogenealogy, a form of therapy that identifies and provides insight into negative patterns that can be transmitted across generations.
Stars'n'Bars weekly health hour, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, takes place at the downstair's bar and provides an opportunity to meet wellbeing specialists while enjoying complimentary snacks. No entre fee or reservation required.
Tuesday, November 28, features Beauty Concept’s Salima and Habiba Vilches of Reiki Usui.
Article first published November 18, 2017.
Christ as Salvator Mundi, the Leonardo da Vinci painting put up for auction by Dmitry Rybolovlev and expected to make in the region of €85 million ($100 million), sold for a record €382 million ($450 million) in New York on Wednesday.
The auction record was broken at €179 million ($200 million, for a Pablo Picasso painting sold in 2015), when there was a short pause. Bidding for the 65 x 45-cm oil-on-panel painting at the Christie’s sale came to an end after 19 minutes.
The identity of the buyer was not disclosed, nor was the part of the world from which the winning bid was made.
The painting had generated huge interest before the sale for a number of reasons. The artwork – originally commissioned by King Louis XII of France more than 500 years ago – had been undiscovered and painted over before being bought by a dealer for $10,000 in an estate sale in 2005.
It has also played a central role in the dispute between Rybolovlev and art dealer Yves Bouvier, who had sold the painting to the Russian with a mark-up of close to €43 million ($50 million). A scandal surrounding the relationship between Rybolovlev and his entourage and Philippe Narmino, Monaco’s head of the judiciary, led to Narmino’s sudden resignation on September 22, 2017.
Following the sale of the painting on Wednesday, a spokesman for the owner of AS Monaco said that the family wanted to put a painful chapter behind them.
[caption id="attachment_25223" align="alignnone" width="640"] Prince Albert with NFL founder Philippe Verdier (L). Photo: NFL.[/caption]
After only five days, this year’s No Finish Line has already covered 255,661 km – 24,000 km more compared to last year – by 10,986 walkers or runners, including a Princely participant on Wednesday evening.
As he does every year according to his schedule, Prince Albert did a few laps of the 1.4 km circuit in Fontvieille alongside NFL founder Philippe Verdier.
[caption id="attachment_25220" align="alignnone" width="640"] Prince Albert with NFL team 2017. Photo: NFL.[/caption]
The 18th edition of NFL’s “Heading to the Stars” is hoping to reach the 400,000-km mark. Every kilometre completed equals €1 donated to charity on behalf of the sponsors, like Barclays and JB Pastor & Fils Monaco, to help sick and disadvantaged children through the association Children & Future.
There are 13,534 registered NFLers this year, 893 more people than in 2016, and fifty volunteers.
NFL winds up at 4 pm on National Day, November 19.