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June 4, 2020 | Culture

Interview: Hani Farsi

Written by: Natasha Girardi

Monaco life spoke to Monaco-based filmmaker, entrepreneur, hotelier and philanthropist Hani Farsi about films past, present and future in a post-Covid world. ...

Daily news

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The 5th Monaco Artists Forum, featuring both amateur and professional artists in the Principality, kicks off on Friday 5th June and will take the form of a virtual exhibition this year....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Friday 5th June is World Environment Day and there are a myriad of things being done all over Monaco and the Riviera to help improve and protect the world around us....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Since April, the team at Andromède Océanologie has been on a new scientific mission co-sponsored by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to study biodiversity in the Mediterranean. ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Princess Charlene of Monaco municipal swimming pool is to remain closed for the summer after a ruling by the new La Turbie municipal council this week....

June 3, 2020 | Local News

You’re up kids!

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

After two weeks screening residents for Covid-19 antibodies, Tuesday was an opportunity for Monaco’s youngest to take advantage of the government’s mass testing campaign....

June 3, 2020 | Business & Finance

Taking charge of €10 billion wedding industry

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

When Covid-19 stepped in, luxury wedding planner Muriel Saldalamacchia stepped up, developing protocols to help the government lift a ban on weddings and eventually restore a €10 billion industry....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Italy, the first European country hit hard by the Covid pandemic, has cautiously reopened borders for the first time since mid-March amid an encouraging slowing of infection rates and death tolls....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

After weeks of debate and uncertainty about timings and legalities, the French application StopCovid was launched Tuesday for both Android and iOS devices....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Fans of Formula 1 racing have gotten a boost with the announcement that racing will begin again in early July, with one drawback. For now, there will be no spectators allowed at the tracks....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

A new site called Travel-Map has been launched showing real-time summaries of which borders are open and which are still closed during deconfinement, making it easier for travellers to plan summer tri...

June 2, 2020 | Local News

Land extension works moving ahead

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The land extension project is moving full steam ahead this month and will see a number of giant leaps towards making the dream a reality....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The sun shone brightly above Monte Carlo on Tuesday as Prince Albert and Princess Charlene proudly inaugurated the new Casino Square and celebrated the reopening of the Café de Paris. ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The upcoming transfer window will see faces come and go at AS Monaco in efforts to build up the squad and make them real contenders for the upcoming 2020-21 season....

June 2, 2020 | Business & Finance

The currency of Covid: money stress

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

According to research conducted by the investment management company Blackrock, money is our number one source of stress. Add a pandemic to the mix and it’s not difficult to see why so many of us ar...

June 1, 2020 | Local News

2.7% test positive for Covid-19

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Almost half of all Monaco residents have taken part in the government’s free Covid-19 screening campaign, and of those only 2.7% have tested positive for the virus antibodies....

June 1, 2020 | Business & Finance

Construction worth €2 billion to Monaco

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Large Construction Sector (GSA) generated 13.1% of Monaco’s revenue last year, making it the third largest sector in terms of turnover and the fourth largest employer....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The world health crisis shut down much of the normal traffic flow of the Med giving the Sphyrna Odyssey a chance to study the sea in a low-noise pollution environment....

June 1, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

More lockdown restrictions removed

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Tuesday marks the next phase in the easing of restrictions in France, offering people a glimmer of hope for summer....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Monaco Life speaks to EY Global Growth Markets Leader Ryan Burke about this week’s virtual World Entrepreneur of the Year Award....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The oral exam for the baccalaureate in Monaco is cancelled this academic year and third trimester will not count towards final results, in line with a decision by France’s education department....

May 30, 2020 | Local News

Grimaldi Forum reopening doors

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Since the strictest of the lockdown rules were lifted in early May, the Grimaldi Forum team has been hard at work to make the venue a safe and welcoming place for the public when events start back in ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The official unveiling of the new Casino Square on Tuesday 2nd June will coincide with the reopening of Monaco’s iconic Café de Paris, followed by a host of other SBM institutions....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Saint Nicholas can now boast green credentials, having just been informed they will be having new solar panels installed on their roof, making them the Principality’s first solar-powered church....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

After 11 weeks of forced closure due to the health crisis, the Oceanographic Museum is reopening to the public. Get ready to reconnect to one of Monaco’s most popular and beloved venues with fun act...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

SBM revenue was up 18% last financial year, placing it in a strong position to battle repercussions of the Covid-19 crisis. ...

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June 1, 2020 | Business & Finance

Starting a business during the Covid-19 crisis

Written by: James Caan CBE

Acclaimed entrepreneur James Caan CBE reveals the three questions you should ask yourself before you part with your cash to start a business in the current climate....

May 25, 2020 | Business & Finance

New trend: fashionable facemasks

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Facemasks are currently a necessary part of life during the coronavirus health crisis and now the fashion world is ensuring that they also become trendy....

May 19, 2020 | Culture

Artistic pursuits in Monaco

Written by: Natasha Girardi

The combination of residents and galleries in Monaco continues to remind me that the Principality is an unspoken museum. There are works of art on every corner of every street. I’ll lay money on the...

May 5, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

A fine dining virtual dinner party guide

Written by: Staff Writer

While we are waiting anxiously for our favourite restaurants to open, why not host a virtual dinner party with the guidance of Monaco’s award-winning chefs....

April 28, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Interview: Yoga teacher Alicia Anka

Written by: Natasha Girardi

I feel like I have had my karma dry-cleaned and my mind set to a more peaceful mode thanks to Alicia....

April 22, 2020 | Business & Finance

Interview: Dr. Kostadin Yanev, creator of Activ5

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

While the crisis has been catastrophic for the physical fitness industry, it has provided the digital fitness industry with fertile ground to penetrate the market and establish itself as a long-term m...

Written by: Abercrombie & Kent

With holiday plans on hold, the joy of travel seems so out of reach. Rather than feel downhearted, we’re inviting you to reflect on all the things that made you fall in love with travel in the firs...

Written by: Markus Schuller

As applied behavioural finance specialists, the team at Panthera Solutions in Monaco look at the current “crisis as opportunity” revival during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic through their lense....

Written by: Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta

Since 1996, Marc Ancrenaz, through his NGO HUTAN, has been identifying ways for people to co-exist and share habitats peacefully with orangutans in the Sabah rainforest, Malaysian Borneo. ...

Written by: Victoria Cellun

Last September, I started a Masters in Luxury Brand Management at the International University of Monaco (IUM). I went to Monaco to enjoy an international experience, and I was incredibly satisfied…...

April 1, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

ISTAYHOME: Bella’s health & beauty tips

Written by: Isabella Marino

Lifestyle and Wellbeing contributor Isabella Marino shares her hot tips on living well during self-confinement....

March 27, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Staying emotionally healthy during Covid-19

Written by: Gavin Sharpe

Psychotherapist Gavin Sharpe explains how we can all stay emotionally resilient while our Principality is in lockdown....

March 25, 2020 | Culture

The value of print

Written by: Oliver Hawkins

“Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent.” While the very talented Jim Jarmusch may not be talking about art prints, this well observed statement rather beautifully captures a poin...

Written by: Kat Pirelli-Zucchetta

Animal advocate Katerina Pirelli-Zucchetta speaks to scientific research expert Dr. Benoit Goossens about the endangered pangolin, a species making headlines because of its supposed link to Covid-19...

March 17, 2020 | Business & Finance

The power of intelligence

Written by: Michael Topley

We are at the start of a new technological age, which is being driven by the increasing power and cognification of artificial intelligence (AI), a powerful technology that has the potential to transfo...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Two years after promising HSH Prince Albert that he would “raise an army” to help preserve the ocean in his name, Yvan Griboval is preparing for his second round-the-world scientific sailing exped...

March 12, 2020 | Culture

2020 contemporary art industry trends

Written by: Natalia Cola

Globalisation, boons in technology and the rise of the mega galleries - looking ahead in the contemporary art industry in 2020....

March 7, 2020 | News

Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020

Written by: Isabella Marino

Fashion contributor Isabella Marino brings us all the action from Fashion Week, including the latest in face mask design....

March 3, 2020 | Business & Finance

Preparing for future leaders

Written by: Mark Estcourt

This month we look at the future leaders of families and their businesses....

March 2, 2020 | Lifestyle & Wellbeing

Keep calm and spoil yourself

Written by: Isabella Marino

I call my best medicine 'The three magic S’s: Sport, Salon, Spa!' ...

Princely Family

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The sun shone brightly above Monte Carlo on Tuesday as Prince Albert and Princess Charlene proudly inaugurated the new Casino Square and celebrated the reopening of the Café de Paris. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Princess Stéphanie is the latest high-profile Monegasque to visit a Covid-19 screening centre to show her support for the people behind Monaco’s mass testing programme....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation South Africa has taken the #strongtogether campaign to her home country in the form of a celebrity challenge....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has been tested at a Covid-19 screening centre in Monaco to raise awareness about the government’s campaign to have as many people of the Principality tested as possible....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

The 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual will take place next month with a “Strong Together” Ferrari entered by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert II spoke via video-conference to the five post-doctorate programme fellows from the ITER project, who have just completed their two year research assignments funded by the Principality....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Prince Albert II has taken time out to visit the Banana Moon and Bettina factories who have been busy churning out protective face masks since the end of March for use in the Principality. ...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Princess Charlene’s brother and Secretary General of the Princess Charlene Foundation, Gareth Wittstock, has visited the Principality’s Olympic athletes to offer them the Foundation’s signature ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has joined celebrities, world leaders and philanthropists across the globe in pledging to donate funds towards coronavirus testing, vaccines and treatments during an EU-led videoconferen...

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Monte Carlo Fashion Week is stepping off the catwalk and into living rooms for a series of live meetings in its new '2020 MCFW A Conversation With'… series....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

In a video address to the people of Monaco, Prince Albert has said that returning to a life the same as before Covid-19 will be “long, demanding and difficult”....

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has delivered a message of hope as part of the 50th Earth Day, saying each one of us has a key role to play in shaping a better, sustainable world. ...

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has visited healthcare workers at the Princess Grace Hospital to thank them for their efforts on the frontline since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic....

April 17, 2020 | News

Prince resumes public duties

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has made his first public visit since contracting Covid-19, visiting workers in two key support centres in Monaco....

April 13, 2020 | News

Princely family’s Easter wishes

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

Princess Charlene has publicly shared some sweet photos of the twins enjoying Easter in the garden of their Angel Roc home. Meanwhile, Prince Albert has joined his wife in sending a special Easter mes...

April 1, 2020 | Local News

Prince calls for unity

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has warned the National Council that its criticism of his government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic is unnecessarily escalating the tension and uncertainty surrounding the crisi...

April 1, 2020 | Local News

Prince overcomes coronavirus

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Health authorities have declared HSH Prince Albert II cured of the Covid-19 infection....

Written by: Stephanie Horsman

After testing positive for Covid-19 last week, Prince Albert has gone on the record to speak about his health, the preventative measures in Monaco, and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games....

March 19, 2020 | Local News

Prince tests positive for new coronavirus

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

The Palace has revealed that Prince Albert II of Monaco has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus but says that his health “raises no concern”....

March 17, 2020 | Local News

Monaco steps up lockdown

Written by: Cassandra Tanti

Prince Albert has announced that the Principality has entered "a phase of virus lockdown" with the introduction of new containment measures starting at midnight, lasting "until further notice"....

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An incredible 12-month time lapse video showing the creation of Monaco’s mammoth land extension project has just been released.... #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews https://monacolife.net/new-video-shows-the-makings-of-land-extension/ ...

Work has begun on renewing Casino Square and SBM President Jean-Luc Biamonti has stressed that, while the move is necessary to improve security, the glamorous look of Monaco’s most famous square will be maintained.... #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews https://monacolife.net/casino-square-to-be-renovated-by-easter/ ...

As part of Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo will be staging a special concert in homage to the late Princess Grace.... #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews https://monacolife.net/princess-grace-concert/ ...

Palace welcomes children for Christmas Monaco’s youngest citizens have been treated like little princes and princesses at the annual kids Christmas bash at the Palace, a tradition started by Princes Grace more than 50 years ago... #Christmasinmonaco #MonacoLifenews #monaconews #monacopalace #PrinceAlbert #princesscharlene #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews #hshprincealbertii https://monacolife.net/palace-welcomes-children-for-christmas/ ...

Restoration works at the Prince’s Palace have unveiled hidden Genoese frescoes dating from the 16th century, prompting a major research project.... #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews https://monacolife.net/forgotten-renaissance-frescoes-uncovered-in-palace/ ...

The architecturally exciting new home of the International University of Monaco has been officially inaugurated by H.S.H. Prince Albert II and National Council President Stéphane Valeri. After the traditional cutting of a red ribbon and the unveiling of an inaugural plaque, participants visited the 2,000 m² site, which encompasses ultra-modern and intelligently connected classrooms, meeting rooms and study spaces. Director General of the University Jean-Philippe Muller thanked Prince Albert for his support since the IUM was established in 1986. The University also acknowledged that assistance of the Department of the Interior when the idea of the IUM leaving its premises at the Stade Louis II arose almost two years ago. According to a statement from the IUM, the size of the new Stella campus will allow the university to reach its growth objective, which is 800 students within a few years, up from the current 650 students today. Jean-Philippe Muller said he is also very optimistic about the future of the IUM in the district of Condamine, saying he hoped "that the next 33 years at Stella will be as fruitful as the 33 past years at Stade Louis II." The next goal for IUM is to obtain, from 2020, the prestigious AACSB accreditation that would allow it to join the ranks of the 796 best international business schools. Top photo: accompanying H.S.H. Prince Albert II from left to right are Stéphane Valéri, president of the Conseil National, Dr Jean-Philippe Muller, General Director of IUM, and Patrice Cellario, Conseiller de Gouvernement pour l’Intérieur. Copyright: Prince's Palace, Gaëtan Luci. #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews https://monacolife.net/the-ium-inaugurates-its-new-premises/ ...

Banking giant Barclays has announced the launch of a £100 million package in an effort to help those most affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.... #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews https://monacolife.net/barclays-unveils-aid-for-coronavirus-relief/ ...

The Monte-Carlo Casino has retained its position as the world’s leading gaming venue, taking out ‘Casino of the Year 2020’ and ‘Best Gaming Operator UK & Europe 2020’ by ICE London.... #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews https://monacolife.net/monte-carlo-casino-receives-two-awards/ ...

Academy Award nominated actress Uma Thurman will present HSH Prince Albert with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Hollywood for the Global Ocean Gala.... #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews #monaco #monacolife #monaconews #montecarlo #newsmonaco #PrinceAlbert #PrinceAlbertfoundation #PrinceAlbertIIofmonaco https://monacolife.net/hollywood-rallies-behind-prince-albert/ ...

HSH Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and the twins were front and centre at the Saint Dévote celebrations held earlier this week, with Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella sporting fashionable sunnies and charming the crowds.... #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews https://monacolife.net/the-princely-family-celebrates-saint-devote/ ...

The risks that oceans pose for human health will be the focus of a high-level symposium in May at One Monte Carlo, organised by key institutions in Monaco and supported by the WHO.... #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews https://monacolife.net/human-health-and-the-ocean/ ...

Prince Albert has established a monitoring committee to manage the Covid-19 crisis in Monaco after a call by the National Council for a collaborative approach.... #monacolife_ #monacotrendy #monacolife #monacocelebrity #monacofood #monacosports #monacoluxury #monaconews https://monacolife.net/council-and-government-join-forces/ ...